Rock News Brief: System of a Down off
the Family Values Tour
System of a Down is off the Family Values
Tour. They were scheduled to join the tour on Oct 16th and play the remaining
dates. That is no more.
There is no official answer to why they
are off the tour, but System of a Down's management company Velvet Hammer
Management says that the band was dumped by Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit.
It appears that Durst was interested in
a another Velvet Hammer artist Tap Root for Flip/Interscope Records, but
the band wanted to shop around for the best deal before signing up with
any label. As a result Durst reportedly got back at Velvet Hammer by bumping
their showcase artist System of a Down from the Family Values Tour.
There has been no comment from the organizers
of the Family Values tour besides stating that System of a Down is indeed
off the tour.
L.A fans can see System of a Down in November.