System Of A Down Drummer Says Band Should ‘Check Massive Egos At The Door’

System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan wants the band to put aside their differences and record a new album.

Dolmayan posted an image on Instagram featuring the logos for four bands: Tool, who finally released their first new album in 13 years, Rage Against the Machine, who announced their reunion earlier this fall, Red Hot Chili Peppers, who recently welcomed back guitarist John Frusciante and System of a Down, who have discussed making a new album, but have failed to actually do it.

“Three of these bands can get out of their own way and work together for a common goal, maybe the fourth can as well,” the drummer wrote. “Perhaps it’s time to put all the bullshit aside, check the massive egos at the door, and do together what none of us can do alone. Maybe, just maybe a Christmas miracle will happen. Maybe it can be a System Of A Down,” he continued.

Frontman Serj Tankian liked the photo and replied with “I don’t have that System sticker. I like it upside down.”

This isn’t the first time Dolmayan has spoken about inner turmoil within the group. Recently, he said he was “not proud” of a couple of their performances as of late, citing the lack of practice and not having the road crew they’d like to work with.

System of a Down have a few shows booked for 2020, including headling Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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