Meet The Newest Member Of The F.C.C.: Serj's Hype Man
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Serj has been ill for the better part of a week so last night during his show at Le Bataclan he invited one lucky Parisian on stage to help him sing the vocals for 'Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition'. The fan sang only the "Come lay it down/Come burn it down" part of the song but also got the chance to dance around the stage. You can even watch a partial video of the special performance below.
Longtime System Of A Down fans will remember this isn't the first time Serj has been sick and needed someone to fill in for him. Back on December 4th, 1999 SOAD was scheduled to play a show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA when Serj got sick and several of their friends took turns doing vocals. Guest vocalists included MCUD of Hed PE, John Garcia of Kyuss, Logan Mader of Machine Head, Andy Khachaturian of The Apex Theory (and original SOAD drummer) and a 14-year-old Jack Osbourne.
Serj Launches His Own App
For just $0.99 Serj is selling a new app that allows those that download it to listen to his new album two weeks before it is officially released. Available starting today through the iTunes store, the app is available for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. In addition to releasing the album two weeks early the app "gives you mobile access to all official Serj Tankian videos (including bonus content), exclusive photos, album lyrics, the latest news and tour dates. Users will be able to listen to music from his previous albums, share and download photos, and connect with other fans."
If you can't decide whether it's worth a dollar, check out some screenshots below.
Serj Tankian Thinks Guns N' Roses Should Be 'Locked Out' After Reading Performance
In an interview today before his own show at Reading, Serj shared his thoughts on Guns N' Roses' performance last night where they started an hour late and then refused to leave the stage at the predetermined curfew time of 11:30p.m.. Speaking with Rocksound.tv, Serj says, "promoters should just lock him out, the band haven't turned up on time, they've caused a bunch of riots in the past" and that "it's just not fair on any other professional playing any other timeslot at this festival."
For more on Serj's own performance at Reading, check out the official tour page.
Scars On Broadway - Fucking [7"] (2010)
Thanks to hack over at Soadomized.com, we have our first look at the limited edition Fucking 7". It's a standard release with Fucking on both sides and it is not on any label (unless you include eatURmusic).
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Also, Velvethammer has released a video of John handing out an autographed vinyl to the first person waiting in line before the show.