System Of A Down Plotting 2011 Return?

SOAD frontman Serj Tankian

Frankly, I’m sick of this System of a Down reunion speculation. Either get back together or don’t, guys. I mean, what the fuck?!? How many times are you going to let us down? Not long ago, System’s bassist Shavo Odadjian Twitted about System, and that sent everyone into a tizzy. A week or so ago, the rumors started again. Today, they will reach everyone.

That’s because the official blog of Francis Zégut, host of the show “Pop Rock Station” on the French radio station RTL2, claims that System of a Down will perform at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy in Paris, France — of all places — on June 6, 2011. Why do these reunions always have to start abroad?

This gig is expected to be one of many the reunited band will play in Europe during next summer’s festival season. The site is claiming an official announcement on the matter could come as early as next week.

OK, you can poop your pants now. I know so many people are going to be psyched about this, but the way the band ended things, and then those awful Serj Tankian solo records and Scars on Broadway and that thing with RZA…dude, I don’t know. I remember being pumped about those last two System records, and even covered the shit out of them for MTV News. But I’m curious…is it too late? Or are System the kind of band who can do anything they want at this point, and people will still eat it up like free pancakes, slathered in butter and syrup?

Interestingly enough, Odadjian recently told Hustler magazine — of all places — that SOAD went on an “indefinite break” to save the band from splitting up permanently.

“We won a Grammy and we had two number one records. We were making a lot of loot [money]. Then some people within the group of four brothers started seeing things differently … and their actions made the reactions of others pretty unbrotherly-like. All of a sudden band members are having problems financially … [and] fighting about, ‘I want my style of music to be this and that.’ I love them. They’re my brothers, but I couldn’t see my brothers digging into each other’s pockets and killing each other’s artistic creativity.”

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