System Of A Down is off and running on its latest tour, and drummer John Dolmayan says he's happy to put the hiatus behind them.  He tells Straight.com that it's nice to take a break from being "John from System," but he admits he'd been lobbying for a return in recent years.  Dolmayan says that the personalities are strong enough that no one would be pushed into doing something they didn't want to.  The drummer likens being in a band to being married, but with extra people involved.  He explains that there are so many people involved in keeping a band going that he calls it a "congress."

Dolmayan says even though it's been several years, everyone is back together laughing and joking around as if no time has passed and they're happy to be playing together again.