US band rocks for peace

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By Euronews
US band rocks for peace

Rock band System of a Down might look like unlikely ambassadors for a peace mission to reconcile an international dispute that has festered for 100 years.

But the quartet have embarked on a tour to do just that after feeling that their Armenian heritage gave them a responsibility to ensure recognition for the victims of massacres in the Ottoman empire that began in 1915- events they are clear constituted a genocide, a charge vehemently rejected by Turkey.

Euronews caught up with lead singer Serj Tankian and drummer John Dolmayan to hear about their Wake Up the Souls tour .