“I feel like this is a brand new band,” Daron Malakian says. “Sometimes we tell people, ‘’We’re Scars on Broadway.’ ‘And they’re like, ‘Oh, never heard of it.’ That’s cool,” he adds laughing. Sure, in System of a Down, Malakian and John Dolmayan earned five straight platinum albums, including three #1’s, and headlined numerous festivals and sold out shows around the world. But he is sincere when he says, “I really didn’t feel like, ‘Hey, just because I’m Daron from System of a Down, everyone’s just going to bow down to this music.’” That he’s not taking anything for granted about Scars’ self-titled debut due out July 29 (Interscope) is evident in his enthusiasm as he talks about the immediate success of the powerful guitar-driven rocking first single, “They Say.” “When I first heard that song on the radio, I was so excited, like I’d never had a song on the radio before. That’s really how I felt.”
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August 23, 2008.