Q&A: Rocker Tankian spreads the word on social justice

Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:13am EDT
 
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By Cortney Harding

NEW YORK (Billboard) - A few days before the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War, rock musician Serj Tankian is sitting in an Austin hotel room and ruminating on the costs of the endless battle. But Tankian isn't talking about dead soldiers or civilians; he's talking about the cost to the Middle East's environment, an issue that

 
<p>Serj Tankian from the alternative metal band 'System of a down' poses on the red carpet before the MTV Europe Awards ceremony in Munich November 1, 2007. REUTERS/Michael Dalder</p>