Words By Carol Gronner: A special guest called Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) joined Tom for their sublime duet, “Lazarus On Down”. It features gorgeous deluxe guitar from Tom, and otherworldly vocals by Serj, who was in the best voice I’ve ever heard him. Hauntingly quiet in there, these two founders of Axis Of Justice brought the house down. Almost literally, so eruptive it was after the last note died out.
In this exclusive feature by ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino, Rob Zombie, Deftones, System of a Down, Slayer, HIM and more discuss the brand new A Nightmare On Elm Street due in theaters this Friday.
Shavo Odadjian, Are you excited for the new A Nightmare On Elm Street?
“I’m so excited to see this! I would’ve loved to direct it, personally [Laughs]. Friday the 13th has been remade now and Rob Zombie did a great job with Halloween. I’m a big movie fan, but I’m a big horror fan as well. The things that you can do with A Nightmare on Elm Street and modern technology are endless; and someone did it now. It looks really different. It essentially seems like 1, 2 and 3 put into one film like Friday the 13thwas. I can’t wait to see how it was done. In the trailers, some of the deaths resembled the deaths in part 1 and part 2—like when the girl is in her sleep and she’s on the wall and the ceiling. I’m in! With CGI and the technology now, you can do anything visually. If you can imagine it, you can make it happen. Someone who’s creative and classy could really tear it up with that film! The original is timeless; Wes Craven rules! I can’t wait personally. Freddy’s a classic character—he’s a joker, but he’s a pedophile. There’s a true darkness in there. It’s very controversial and hard-hitting. I think it’s a genius story, and it’s a tough job to remake a classic like that. Most people don’t realize it’s a classic, but you and I are talking about it like it’s Scarface [Laughs]. There’s history there.”