System of a Down

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