System of a Down

Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Trent Reznor and Others Recall Final Interactions With Chris Cornell

In the two weeks since Chris Cornell’s death, musicians ranging from Megadeth to Heart’s Ann Wilson to Guns N’ Roses to Ryan Adams have covered…
Taylor Berman / May 29, 2017

Here’s All the Music Stuff That Happened Today

Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States, and many of us are feeling some combination of stress, fear, and disappointment. Nonetheless, the hype machine…
Anna Gaca / November 9, 2016

The 40 Best Nu-Metal Covers of Pop Songs

If you've been paying attention to Billboard's Hot 100 chart recently, you might see a surprising combination of artist and title ascending its way up…
SPIN Staff / April 27, 2016

Watch System of a Down’s Full First-Ever Concert in Armenia

The members of the iconic nu-metal group System of a Down are all Armenian-American, so it was a big deal when the band played their…
James Grebey / April 23, 2015

SPIN 30: System of a Down Revisit Nu-Metal’s Greatest Album, ‘Toxicity’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that the staff…
Dan Weiss / April 14, 2015

Watch System of a Down Play Their Only 2014 Show

Nü-metal artistes System of a Down played their first and only show of 2014 at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas festival in Inglewood, California this weekend. Taking the…
Rachel Brodsky / December 15, 2014

System of a Down Aren’t Working on a New Album

Serj Tankian wants to be clear: System of a Down are not working on a new album. The 45-year-old frontman is currently in the midst of…
Kyle McGovern / July 31, 2013

System of a Down Hint at New Album After Denying Internal Drama

System of a Down are playing a set of European tour dates this summer, but the hard-rock band made a big announcement during a one-off…
Marc Hogan / July 31, 2013

Hear Tom Morello’s Occupy Wall Street Anthem ‘We Are the 99 Percent’

Onetime Zuccotti Park occupier Tom Morello rages against the one percent in a new fist-pumping protest anthem, "We Are the 99 Percent." The Rage/Audioslave guitarist…
Nicole Sia / September 28, 2012

Serj Tankian, ‘Harakiri ‘ (Reprise)

Eccentric System of a Down frontman caterwauls prophetic apocalyptic warnings over manic-depressive rock.
Jeanne Fury / July 9, 2012

Boycotting Arizona: Should They or Shouldn’t They?

Musicians debate whether a boycott is the best way to protest Arizona's new immigration law. [Full Magazine Story]…
Spencer Kornhaber / July 14, 2010

Sonic Youth and Zeppelin Bassist Collaborate

These days you're more likely to see a rock star sipping champagne in the mezzanine during intermission than admiring a freshly-trashed hotel room. From plays…
Melissa Goldstein / December 4, 2008

The 20 Best Albums of 2001

The 20 best albums of 2001, ranked by the SPIN editors. [This list was originally published in the January 2002 issue of SPIN.]…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 2001