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John Dolmayan Auditions For Smashing Pumpkins

You’re never too famous to audition. At least that was the mentality former System of A Down drummer John Dolmayan took with him to audition for The Smashing Pumpkins. Pumpkins frontman/genius Billy Corgan recently auditioned 12 drummers for the spot left open when founding member Jimmy Chamberlin departed in March. Dolmayan would certainly be an interesting fit for the Chicago-based rock group. He’s certainly proved his chops during his 12 year run with System of A Down. Stay locked in to Drummer Talk for more news.


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John Dolmayan Buys Rare Superman Comic

Remember a while back there was this big to-do about a rare, first edition Superman Comic that was for sale?  No?  Well it seems that it caught the attention of System of a Down drummer, John Dolmayan, who picked up the auctioned comic for a cool $317k.  The price paid in 1938 for the original?  10 Cents.

Turns out, Dolmayan is a pretty big rare comic dealer and bought the comic for a client.  Hmmm … maybe it’s Charlie Benante!


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