Serj Tankian

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Serj Tankian
Serj Tankian
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August 21, 1967
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Serj has also sung in other bands for certain songs such as Mushroom Cult by Dog Fashion Disco, and lent his vocals to the song Mein by Deftones. He produced "Enter The Chicken" by Buckethead, and provided vocals to the Buckethead songs We are One, Coma and Waiting Here.
Serj owns his own record label which is called 'Serjical Strike Records'.
He wrote the lyrics and music for the System of a Down song 'Shimmy'.
System of a Down went on hiatus in 2006, but are back together and will tour next year. [November 2010]
Vocalist for Grammy Award winning American rock band System of a Down whose members are of Armenian heritage and their songs often have political lyrics like the P.L.U.C.K. about the 1915 Armenian Genocide and the Prison Song which criticizes the prison systems; former song is featured in Ararat (2002) by Canadian-Armenian Atom Egoyan, who admired the genius Soviet-Armenian Sergei Parajanov whose political imprisonment is condemned in Mikhail Vartanov's Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)
Personal Quotes
Sometimes a good love song can change the world and create positive energy more than any political song can.
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If you allow for a purely capitalistic society, without any type of regulation at all, you will get one monopoly that will eat all of the smaller fish and own everything, and then you'll have zero capitalism, zero competition - it would just be one giant company.
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I've always tried to listen to a lot of different music from around the world.
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The best way to do that is to pick up a new instrument or an instrument that you don't typically write on and see where it takes you. Whether it's using an acoustic guitar, or piano, or electronics as tools, all of these lead to creating different types of songs and I used all of these methods for this record.
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Capitalism unchecked is not a democratic system.
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