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Footage: Machine Gun Kelly Butchers System Of A Down Live

Two days ago, Machine Gun Kelly performed a cover version of SYSTEM OF A DOWN‘s “Aerials” on “The Howard Stern Show” 

Watch MGK’s performance down here:

The rapper-turned-“rocker”, whose real name is Colson Baker, appeared on the program to promote his second pop-punk/emo-inspired album, “Mainstream Sellout”, which came out on Friday (March 25).

Among the people who reacted to Machine Gun Kelly‘s attempt at “Aerials” was SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Odadjian who shared video of the performance on his Instagram and asked his 365K followers for their “thoughts on MGK’s cover of Aerials.

MGK made headlines last year by publicly feuding with Corey Taylor after the SLIPKNOT frontman subtly and indirectly insulted the rapper in a “Cutter’s Rockcast” interview, referring to the latter as an artist who “failed in one genre and decided to go rock.”

Machine Gun Kelly spoke to Billboard earlier this month about the criticism he has faced after his transition from rap to rock music, stating that he’s “earned that shit.”

“I know it kills certain bands in that community that I got the success that I got. But I earned that shit,” he said. “Dude, I was fucking loading up the van with our drums and amps in 2010, driving to Indiana and Chicago, playing Warped Tour. I can tell you the fucking Wi-Fi codes to venues in Blackfoot, Idaho. Can you say that shit as a band?” he asked.

Addressing his role in the ongoing revival of the pop-punk genre, he commented: “The 2010s was great for singers and rappers, and I was part of that. But I think we needed something else: we needed an instrument. Kids come up to me, like, ‘Dude, the first time I ever saw someone play guitar in concert was at your concert — and now I take guitar lessons.’

“[Rock] needed a defibrillator,” he added. “Who cares who gives it, just as long as that motherfucker doesn’t die?”

During his Howard Stern Show appearance, Machine Gun Kelly confirmed he is frequently targeted by haters who believe he doesn’t deserve the success he’s achieved, specifically by rock fans who have misconceptions about the amount of time he has been involved in their scene.

“It blows my mind, even in the the genre that I’m in, when people act like this is like some new thing,” he explained. “It blows my mind. You can literally look back 10 years ago at rock festivals, and my name is right there on the flyer. Like, we’ve always been in the culture. I’m super confused where this, like, ‘Oh he’s new to the scene’ [claims come from]. Like, fuck you. We’ve been here so long, defying boxes and genres and odds.”



DOWNLOAD Festival 2017 Returns To Paris

For the second year in a row, Britain’s biggest Rock and Metal festival, DOWNLOAD, returns to Paris. This is great news for all Metal and Rock lovers in France and Paris. This year, DOWNLOAD Paris 2017 will take place at the air base 217 of Brétigny-sur-Orge / Le Plessis – Pâté on Friday 9, Saturday 10, and Sunday 11 June with an exceptional line up. Continue reading

System Of A Down Tours Europe 2017

After years of a long hiatus and several reunions, System of a Down, the highly notable Armenian-American metal band that made incredibly influential music throughout the years and releasing their last album “Hypnotize” back in 2005, announced their tour dates in Europe playing selected festivals and headlining some for this summer of June/July 2017!

In a recent interview, frontman Serj Tankian revealed that SOAD have been communicating with the possibility of writing new material. “We’re communicating and trying to see if we can bring our material together,” Serj said. “There’s definitely a lot of communication going on, a lot of back and forth. I can’t make a statement in terms of whether we’re going to have a record or not, because we haven’t gone into the studio and done it. But there’s definitely communication going on, songs being played to each other and all that stuff, so it’s good. We’ll see what happens. I think it would be great to create something brand new in a new direction. It would be very exciting, but everyone’s got to be on board, on the same page, and it’s got to be done in a way so that everyone is happy. If we can do that, we’ll do it.”

Check out SOAD’s memorable performance in Yerevan-Armenia (2015):

System Of A Down Tour Dates 2017 :

06/01 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
06/02 – Nürnberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park
06/04 – Mendig, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
06/07 – Nancy, France @ Open Air Zenith
06/10 – Paris, France @ Download Festival
06/12 – Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
06/13 – Berlin, Germany @ Wuhlheide
06/14 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
06/16 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock
06/17 – Lodz, Poland @ Impact Festival
06/20 – Nimes, France @ Nimes Festival
06/23 – Madrid, Spain @ Download Festival
06/30 – Arras, France @ Main Square Festival
07/02 – Hannover, Germany @ TUI Arena

System Of A Down Tour

-Lilas Mayassi

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