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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Says RANDY BLYTHE Is 'Innocent'

MACHINE HEAD has been added to SLIPKNOT's first-ever Knotfest, an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival set to take place on August 17 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18 in Somerset, Wisconsin. Commented the festival organizers: "The mighty MACHINE HEAD has been tapped as one of the artists to replace the cancelation of ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Live At KROQ Red Bull Sound Space (Video)

On July 12, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian visited KROQ's Red Bull Sound Space studio for a special "Harakiri" release-week interview and performance in front of 100-200 lucky fans. KROQ and Red Bull streamed the event live via their web site for free. You can now check out the footage of ...

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MACHINE HEAD Added To SLIPKNOT's 'Knotfest'

MACHINE HEAD has been added to SLIPKNOT's first-ever Knotfest, an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival set to take place on August 17 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18 in Somerset, Wisconsin. Commented the festival organizers: "The mighty MACHINE HEAD has been tapped as one of the artists to replace the cancelation of ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: Video Footage Of Italian Press Conference

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian recently took part in a press conference in Italy. You can now watch video footage of the question-and-answer session below (courtesy of SpazioRock). Tankian's new solo album, "Harakiri", sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: 'Harakiri' Cracks U.S. Top 30

"Harakiri", the new solo album from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian, sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 29 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Harakiri" was released on July 10 via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. In a recent interview with ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: 'Occupied Tears' Video Released

"Occupied Tears", the new video from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian, can be seen below. The song comes off Serj's new solo album, "Harakiri", which was released on July 10 via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. In a recent interview with CraveOnline.com, Serj stated about the "Harakiri" title track, "[It] refers to the ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Performs On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (Video)

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian was the musical guest on last night's (Wednesday, July 11) edition ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". The band performed two songs — "Harakiri" and "Butterfly" — on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. You can now watch video footage of the his appearance ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: 'Harakiri' Video Released

"Harakiri", the video for the title track of the new solo album from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian, can be seen below. "Harakiri" is being released today (Tuesday, July 10) via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. In a recent interview with CraveOnline.com, Serj stated about the "Harakiri" title track, "[It] refers to the ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Talks 'Harakiri' In New Video Interview

Barbara Caserta of Italian web radio Linearock.it recently conducted an interview with to singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian. You can now watch the chat below. Tankian's new solo album, "Harakiri", is scheduled for release on July 10 via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. "Harakiri", a Japanese word meaning ritual suicide, is ...

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SLIPKNOT Guitarist To Miss MAYHEM Shows Due To Burst Appendix

SLIPKNOT has released the following statement: "We're sorry to announce that our brother Jim Root [guitar] will not be performing with us at [Rockstar Energy Drink] Mayhem [Festival] today in San Bernardino due to serious health issues. Jim has been seriously sick for the past two weeks and went to the hospital last week where ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Says PAUL GRAY Will Never Be Replaced

On Friday, June 29, Robert Herrera sat down with SLIPKNOT mastermind/percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan during his book signing at Book Soup in Hollywood, California. Clown talked about his photo book, "The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey"; Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival; and future plans for SLIPKNOT. You can now watch the chat below. When asked how ...

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SERJ TANKIAN On Albums That Changed His Life, Spotify And Why He Decided To Become A Musician

U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine recently spoke to singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian about the albums that changed his life, Spotify and why he decided to become a musician. Check out the question-and-answer session below. Tankian's new solo album, "Harakiri", is scheduled for release on July 10 via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. "Harakiri", ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Talks About Writing And Recording Process For 'Harakiri' (Video)

A two-minute video clip in which singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian talks about the writing and recording process for his new solo album, "Harakiri", can be seen below. The CD is scheduled for release on July 10 via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. "Harakiri", a Japanese word meaning ritual suicide, is the follow-up ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Working On 'Occupied Tears' Video

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian is working on a video for his song "Occupied Tears" with Eric Nazarian, the Armenian-American film director whose first feature film as writer-director, "The Blue Hour", was awarded four prizes in 2008: the Golden Apricot for Best Film in the Armenian Panorama, the Ecumenical Jury Award, ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: 'Harakiri' Cover Art Timelapse Video

A one-minute timelapse video showing how the cover art came to life for singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian's new album, "Harakiri", can be seen below. "Harakiri" scheduled for release on July 10 via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. "Harakiri", a Japanese word meaning ritual suicide, is the follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed "Imperfect ...

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SLIPKNOT: Fourth 'Antennas To Hell' Teaser Clip

The fourth in a series of teaser clips for the forthcoming SLIPKNOT greatest-hits album, "Antennas To Hell", can be seen below. The latest clip focuses on the band's percussionist Chris Fehn . "Antennas To Hell" is scheduled for release on July 17 via Roadrunner Records. There is no word yet on which tracks will be ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: New Song Available For Free Download

"Cornucopia", a brand new song from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian, is available for free download at SerjTankian.com (e-mail sign-up required). The track comes off Serj's new studio album, "Harakiri", which will be released July 10 on Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. "Harakiri", a Japanese word meaning ritual suicide, is the ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Knotfest' To Include Circus Big-Top Tents, Pillars Of Fire, Amusement Park Rides

Step into an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. The first-ever Knotfest — an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock destination festival — will feature performances from SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, ...

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SLIPKNOT To Headline 'Knotfest' In August

According to Ticketmaster.com, SLIPKNOT will headline the inaugural installment of their own festival, Knotfest, on Friday, August 17 at Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, Iowa. Scheduled performers: SLIPKNOT DEFTONES LAMB OF GOD DETHKLOK SERJ TANKIAN THE URGE PRONG Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. As previously ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Figure It Out' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for "Figure It Out", the new single from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian, can be seen below. The song comes off Serj's new studio album, "Harakiri", which will be released July 10 on Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. "Harakiri", a Japanese word meaning ritual suicide, is the ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: 'Figure It Out' Video Released

"Figure It Out", the new video from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian, can be seen below. The song is the first single from Serj's new studio album, "Harakiri", which will be released July 10 on Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. "Harakiri", a Japanese word meaning ritual suicide, is the follow-up to 2010's critically ...

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