SYSTEM OF A DOWN Insist They Are Not Moving On Without Frontman Serj Tankian
Yesterday, System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian made some pretty stupid comments about going on without lead singer Serj Tankian that didn't sit too well with the band.
Not smart, Shavo. Especially when the band has no idea that you're even saying the stuff you're saying before it goes out into the press? About a few hours after Shavo seemingly made a bunch of shit up about what the band was doing without any real context, the band posted this message to their Facebook:
Earlier today, Shavo posted a few statements on his personal Facebook page that do not reflect the sentiments of System Of A Down as a collective band. These were misleading statements that were made during a temporary state of bad judgment on his part alone. To be clear, the full band lineup of Serj, Daron, Shavo and John will be performing all scheduled tour dates. With respect to new SOAD music, although we have not agreed on a timetable for a new album, we all believe that having the four of us do it together is the way to be true to the band and our fans.
So then why? Why did Shavo just outright say the stuff he said and made it sound like it was on behalf of the band when nobody else in the band seemingly felt that way? Way to screw things up, dude. We finally got all four of you into a room to even consider making new music and you're just… saying stuff. Granted, I agree that Serj seems like he's doing his thing, but he's been doing his thing for a while. Just because there's a reunion doesn't mean there needs to be new music! For what it's worth, Shavo has since deleted his Facebook comments
I guess we'll see… but I'm sorta holding out for a System album in 2014, even if it's just for nostalgia purposes.