Watch: SOAD’s Serj Tankian Joins Brian May For Performance Of Queen Song ‘The Show Must Go On’

Freddie Mercury: Carl Lender, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons / Serj Tankian: System of a Down Facebook
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Recently, during a live show, System of a Down singer Serj Tankian joined Queen guitarist Brian May in performing the Queen song “The Show Must Go On.” This performance took place on September 7th at the Starmus Festival in Yerevan, Armenia.

The late Queen singer Freddie Mercury will forever be remembered as one of the most impressive singers in all of music history. Serj has also made quite a name for himself over the course of his and System of a Down’s respective careers. While System of a Down and Queen are very different sounding bands, Tankian provides a remarkable performance that, we think, would make the late Freddie Mercury proud. You can check out Tankian and May’s performance of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” below.

In other System of a Down related news, we recently heard a mashup involving the nu metal act and that of popstar Britney Spears (and it is pretty damn awesome). A couple months ago, we went about creating a new version of “Chop Suey!” where we were able to isolate Serj and Daron Malakian‘s respective vocals – and the end result gave us goosebumps!

Also, back in July, Tankian and System of a Down drummer  John Dolmayan performed with a street band that was covering a SOAD song! Dolmayan has also spoken to some frustrations of his regarding his fellow SOAD members when it comes to them creating new music. You can read everything he had to say via the link below, but in part, he shared:

“I never wanted System to take a hiatus. I think it was a disastrous move for us because we never reached our peak. I still feel like we have a lot of music in us, and as big as the band is – we’re a massive draw internationally and here in the U.S. – I think we could have been the biggest band in the world. Why not achieve that if you have the potential. So I feel like – yes, System is a great band, we have a great live show and I’m very proud of what we have achieved, but we got to here [points to a spot]. and we could have gotten to here [points to another spot further away]. It doesn’t mean we still can’t, but it’s unlikely because if you can’t put your ego aside… You’ve gotta take that cloak off, your ego, and put it here, and get in a room and work together, and do what’s best for the band.”

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Want Goosebumps? Here’s Serj & Daron’s Isolated Vocal Harmonies on SOAD’s ‘Chop Suey!’