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SCARS ON BROADWAY Members Touring Army Bases In Iraq

SCARS ON BROADWAY members John Dolmayan (drums, percussion; SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Franky Perez (guitar, vocals), Danny Shamoun (keyboards, percussion) and Dominic Cifarelli (bass) kicked off a tour of U.S. bases in Iraq last week. Commented Perez: "Believe me... We all wish that our brother D [SCARS ON BROADWAY guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian; also of SYSTEM ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: 'Elect The Dead' Symphony Sample Clip Available

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's March 16, 2009 performance in Auckland, New Zealand, at the Auckland Town Hall with the city's philharmonic orchestra (Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra) was filmed and recorded for a live CD/DVD release, due in the fall. Tankian says, "It was a very special night for me and am very excited ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Working On New Poetry Book

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has issued the following update: "I am in the middle of writing a follow-up to my poetry book, 'Cool Gardens'. The new collection of works is yet to be titled, but it will definitely feature illustrations by Roger Kupelian, the director of my music video for 'Honking Antelope' ...

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MIKE PATTON, SERJ TANKIAN, MELVINS Featured In 'Sound Levels' Book

Noted music journalist Phil Freeman has assembled "Sound Levels: Profiles in American Music, 2002-2009", a collection of in-depth profiles of some of the most interesting artists in contemporary rock and jazz. Among these stories, which were originally published in magazines like The Wire, Signal to Noise, Global Rhythm and Metal Edge, are pieces on Mike ...

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STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB: '100 Little Curses' Video Released

"100 Little Curses", the new video from STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB, the Los Angeles-based rap-rock supergroup featuring guitarist Tom Morello of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and vocalist/emcee Boots Riley of THE COUP, can be viewed below. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) The song comes off the band's self-titled debut ...

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TOM MORELLO Hosting SIRIUS XM RADIO's 'Axis Of Justice'

Sirius XM Radio has announced that Tom Morello, the Grammy Award-winning guitarist from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE, and now, STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB, will host "Axis of Justice", a show that will air three Sundays a month on Sirius XM's Faction channel. "Axis of Justice" launched on Sunday, May 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET ...

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TOM MORELLO Talks Politics; Video Available

Brian Adler of Adlercast.com conducted an interview with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello shortly after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. Watch the chat in three parts below. As previously reported, STREET SWEEPER, the Los Angeles-based rap-rock supergroup featuring Tom Morello and vocalist/emcee Boots Riley of THE COUP, has been ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Ozzy Osbourne will be the featured musical guest on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on the Friday, March 27 episode (which will actually air the morning of March 28 beginning at 12:05 a.m.). Ozzy Osbourne's long-running traveling metal festival, Ozzfest, will not take place in 2009. A press release issued by Osbourne's publicist stated that the ...

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Musical Featuring SERJ TANKIAN Songs Now In Workshop

The Pulse of Radio reports that "Prometheus Bound", a new rock-based musical featuring songs composed by SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, is currently being workshopped at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The show's book and lyrics were written by Steven Sater, the award-winning creator of the Broadway hit "Spring Awakening". Tankian ...

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TOM MORELLO: New Performance Footage Available

Video footage of TOM MORELLO: THE NIGHTWATCHMAN performing "One Man Revolution" on November 1, at the Fillmore in San Fransisco, California can be viewed below. Also available is a clip of Tom playing the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE hit song "Guerrilla Radio" at the November 3, 2008 in-store appearance at Easy Street Records in Seattle, ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Confirmed For Australia's BIG DAY OUT

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has been confirmed for the 2008 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. The six-show run begins January 16 in Auckland. Tankian is a Big Day Out veteran with several previous appearances under his belt. Big Day Out 2009 will tour the following cities: Auckland ...

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SCARS ON BROADWAY Cancels Tour, 'Jimmy Kimmel' Appearance

SCARS ON BROADWAY, the collaboration between SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "SCARS ON BROADWAY's North American tour, scheduled to begin October 19, as well as their October 14 performance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', have been cancelled. Late last week, Malakian concluded that ...

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This Fabled City - TOM MORELLO: THE NIGHTWATCHMAN

Call it a sweeping wave of coffee-shop liberalism brought on by the nearing election, but this platter of politically-charged neo-folk from Tom Morello's acoustic alias THE NIGHTWATCHMAN is really starting to grow on me. While there is a bit of selfish disappointment from the lack of Morello's signature six-string experimentation that I was hoping for ...

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