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Rick Rubin Remembers The Toxicity Lyric That Could Have Ended System Of A Down

System Of A Down's 2001 album Toxicity was home to the song "Needles" and the somewhat controversial lyric "Pull the tapeworm out of your ass."
Anna VanValkenburgh / April 22, 2021

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Serj Tankian on Activism, Elasticity, His Dream Supergroup and System of a Down

Onstage, Serj Tankian is a tornado of energy, his intense passion and informed vitriol delivered pointedly in System of a Down songs like "Toxicity" and "Chop…
Katherine Turman / March 4, 2021

System of a Down’s John Dolmayan Ruminates About the Woes of Being ‘Conservative’

If you had "cancel culture" and/or "AOC" on your bingo card for the next topics System of a Down's conservative drummer, John Dolmayan, would rant…
SPIN Staff / February 21, 2021

System of a Down’s John Dolmayan Unsurprisingly Supports Gina Carano After Mandalorian Firing

In case you've been living under a rock this week, actor, Cris Cyborg mauling victim, and social media self-saboteur Gina Carano got fired from her…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2021

System of a Down Show Armenian Resilience in ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’ Video

A couple of months after releasing their first new music in 15 years, System of a Down have shared a poignant video for "Genocidal Humanoidz."
Katrina Nattress / January 30, 2021

System of a Down’s John Dolmayan Says He’s Been ‘Blacklisted’ Due to Right-Wing Views, Rips Black Lives Matter

While his System of a Down bandmates have been out promoting their new music and discussing the future of the group, drummer John Dolmayan continues…
Josh Chesler / January 29, 2021

System of a Down to Premiere ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’ Video During Livestream

System of a Down will premiere a music video for their single "Genocidal Humanoidz" as part of a livestream event that will…
Danielle Chelosky / January 25, 2021

System of a Down’s Serj Tankian Has ‘Never Seen a President Suck’ as Much as Donald Trump After Turkish Agreement

System of a Down's Serj Tankian is not amused with former President Donald Trump's eleventh-hour signing of "a disastrous bilateral U.S.-Turkey Memorandum of Understanding granting…
Josh Chesler / January 20, 2021

System of a Down Elaborate on Their Reunion: ‘Never Call It Quits’

System of a Down's Serj Tankian and Shavo Odadjian chatted with Zane Lowe on Apple Music on Wednesday, in which the rockers discussed both the…
Josh Chesler / January 13, 2021

System of a Down Guitarist Says In-Fighting Is Preventing New Music

System of a Down has been super busy of late, dropping "Genocidal Humanoidz" and "Protect The Land," the band's first new songs in 15 years.
SPIN Staff / November 13, 2020

System of a Down’s New Songs Raised $600,000 for Armenia Fund

System of a Down surprised just about everyone when they unleashed two new songs last week, their first in 15 years. Despite the recent political …
Daniel Kohn / November 11, 2020

System of a Down Detail Why They Decided to Release New Music

On Friday, System of a Down released new music for the first time in 15 years. Though the move may be surprising, given the recent political …
Katrina Nattress / November 8, 2020

System of a Down Release First New Songs in 15 Years

Whoa! Raise your hand if you saw System of a Down releasing new music this year — especially after the political back-and-forth…
Daniel Kohn / November 6, 2020

Serj Tankian Says John Dolmayan’s Support for Trump Administration is ‘Frustrating’

It's no secret that System of a Down's Serj Tankian and John Dolmayan strongly disagree when it comes to politics. But in a…
Emily Tan / October 20, 2020

System of a Down’s John Dolmayan Rips Customer Who Left a Bad Review for His Comic Book Store Due to Politics

Between protestors, Democrats and even his bandmate Serj Tankian, System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan hasn't been afraid to use his social media to hit back…
SPIN Staff / September 9, 2020
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