System of a Down have released an official statement regarding bassist Shavo Odadjian's public diss of frontman Serj Tankian. Shavo said Serj is holding the band back, but now the group is backpedaling on his remarks.
"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," the bands' statement read.
"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 . . . 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."
Shavo's original Facebook post read: "Its Serj who doesn't want to do a new album! We are just waiting for SERJ! He might hate me for exposing the truth but I had too. We're trying to get a new album out, it's just not passing Serj's RULES!"
by RTT Staff Writer
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