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System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian Says Serj Tankian is to Blame for No New Album

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Update, 3:50 pm: The band has now issued a statement in response to Odadjian’s declarations… the short version is something along the lines of, “Shavo was drunk Serj please don’t leave us.” From the SOAD Facebook page:

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So, that’s about the response anyone would have expected.

Original post follows:

Oy.

System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has posted the following messages on his Facebook page:

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In the comments section beneath these posts, Odadjian adds, “we Daron, John and I are dying to make a new record and tour again>>> you decide!!!!!!!” [sic], “we’re tired of waiting!!!! NO disrespect to Serj System has to go on!!!!! who agrees???????????” [sic], and “sorry bro, @ serj Tankian . had to tell the truth.. ive been being harassed since you didnt wanna do anther record. love u.” [sic]

It’s not that surprising that Tankian is the hold out, given how successful his solo career has been. That being said… I don’t really dig the idea of a Serj-less SOAD record. Maybe if they called the band something else…?

What do you think? Weigh in in the comments section below.

Thanks: Jeff

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