Daron Joins Linkin Park Onstage for ‘Rebellion’

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On what turned out to be a scorching night with temperatures topping out over 100 degrees in Los Angeles, Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI brought their own brand of heat to the Hollywood Bowl.

For Linkin Park, the Hollywood Bowl show was a homecoming, bringing the band back to the city that helped launch their career. And with it being a hometown show, the group brought out a couple of friends for the night. Fellow Los Angelino and recent collaborator Daron Malakian of System of a Down fame came out to reprise his guitar contribution on ‘The Hunting Party’ track ‘Rebellion,’ enjoying a little guitar interplay with Brad Delson. Meanwhile Of Mice & Men‘s Austin Carlile showed off his powerful lungs matching Chester Bennington‘s aggression on a late set performance of ‘Faint.’ Carlile and Of Mice & Men will be supporting Linkin Park on their upcoming European trek, so the show was a precursor of things to come.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PERFORMANCE (Thanks for the link Arakune)

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Serj Tankian’s composition dedicated to Armenian Genocide to premiere in Glendale

Singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian has chosen Lark Musical Society to premiere his new symphonic composition “100 Years” that he co-wrote with New Zealand composer John Psathas.

Tankian and Psathas wrote “100 Years” for the centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. Lark Musical Society is proud to have this honor and will use it to mark the beginning of 100 events sponsored by LARK in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.

The event will take place at the prestigious Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena on September 20, 2014.
The program, titled “Perennial Pilgrims,” will also feature choruses from Wagner, Verdi, Tchouhadjian, Tigranian as well as two acts from Serj Tankian’s Orca Symphony.

Lark Musical Society is a non-profit organization based in Glendale, California, dedicated toward the preservation and enrichment of classical music through performance, education and research

Serj posted the following message on his Facebook page

Hello Friends,

Just one week left for the world premiere of my new symphonic piece “100 years”, co-written by John Psathas, honoring the victims of the genocide presented by Lark Musical Society as part of their annual fundraising program. The funds will be used to help teach music and the arts to young and old. They will also play movements 1 and 4 of my first symphony Orca. Details below.