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Trouble on SOAD Front, Planning a Tour, and Going on Tour

The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station


Trouble on SOAD front


There seems to be some trouble on Team System of a Down. Bassist Shavo Odadjian took to the internet this week to blast front man Serj Tankian saying that Serj is the one that’s holding the band back. In a series of Facebook posts, Shavo says he’s “ready to release one with someone who wants to be the singer of SYSTEM. not soeome [sic] we have to beg to be a part of SYSTEM!!” and that fans should know it’s not the other members of the band that are holding up the process. Serj has had many different projects going on, including his time with a symphony, appearing as gust vocalist on other albums and more. He’s also got a new album coming out called Jazz-is-christ. Shavo doesn’t have any side projects. A post to the official SOAD page says that Shavo’s views don’t reflect the entire band’s views and that SOAD will be performing all scheduled dates. The post said nothing about the potential of a new album.


Planning a tour


If the studio recording of Chester Bennington heading up Stone Temple Pilots for the song “Out of Time” wasn’t confirmation that he’s in it for the long haul, this is. The Linkin Park singer has confirmed his long-term plans to perform with STP on the road. He said that they couldn’t plan a tour without spilling the beans that he’d be fronting the band. The cat was let out of the bag this weekend and every indication is STP will tour with Bennington soon. We’ll keep you posted. As for any rumors that STP is still with Scott Weilend … those rumors more than likely have been started by Weilend.


Going on tour


Former Pantera front man Phil Anselmo and his band will be touring the states. They’ll have a stop in Chicago August 4th at the House of Blues. Anselmo & The Illegals will release the new album Walk Through Exits Only July 16th.


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