|Real Name/Full Name||Daron Vartan Malakian|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Daron Malakian|
|Birth Place:||California, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||18 July 1975|
|Age/How Old:||47 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 171 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 155 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Vartan Malakian
Mother – Zepur Malakian
|School:||Glendale High School|
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian-American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter of Scars on Broadway, as well as the drummer, songwriter, and second vocalist of metal band System of a Down.
Well, how well do you know about Daron Malakian? If not much, here is what we know about Daron Malakian to date.
Biography and Early Life
Daron Vartan Malakian is the only child of Vartan and Zepur Malakian and was born in Hollywood, California. His parents are white Armenians who immigrated to the United States.
Malakian became interested in heavy metal music at a young age, when his distant cousin played him a Kiss album when he was four years old. Malakian began listening to artists such as Van Halen, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead, and Ozzy Osbourne.
He’d always loved to play the drums, but his parents convinced him to get a guitar instead because “drums can’t be turned off.” Daron started playing the guitar when he was 11 years old, saying in an interview, “For the first year and a half, I learned how to play by ear and did alright.”
Only after a few years, I earned a reputation as a high school guitar player. And by the time I was 16 or 17, I’d learned it was a strong song-writing tool, and that’s how I felt about it. I don’t keep myself up as Mr. Guitar Virtuoso.”
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Daron Malakian in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Daron Malakian’s age is 47 years old as of today’s date 31st May 2023 having been born on 18 July 1975. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 171 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 155 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.
Daron Malakian attended the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School in Hollywood’s Los Feliz neighbourhood. He then went to Glendale High School.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Malakian is not married and has no children, unlike the rest of System of a Down. Malakian has been a long-time fan of the Edmonton Oilers and has amassed a sizable array of Oilers memorabilia.
Is Daron Malakian Gay?
No, he is not gay. Though he has managed to keep his sexual life private, he has been rumoured dating people of the opposite sex but has never been rumoured to be in the same sex marriage. This makes him lean towards being straight.
Malakian grew up listening to Slayer, Venom, Metallica, Pantera, and Sepultura, among other thrash metal artists. Malakian first started listening to The Beatles, naming John Lennon as one of his greatest songwriter influences. Other British Invasion bands like The Kinks and The Who, as well as folk-rockers like Peter, Paul and Mary and punk leader Iggy Pop, were significant influences.
Malakian met Serj Tankian in 1993, when they were both in separate bands and sharing the same rehearsal studio. Tankian was in a band playing keyboards, and Daron was in another band playing guitar and singing. With bassist Dave Hakopyan and drummer Domingo Laraino, they founded Soil, a jam band.
Shavo Odadjian went on to serve as their producer and rhythm guitarist. After Soil disbanded, Malakian, Tankian, and Odadjian (who switched to bass) founded a new band called “System of a Down,” named after a poem written by Daron. They then hired Andy Khachaturian as their drummer, who was replaced by John Dolmayan in 1997.
Malakian worked with Rick Rubin on System of a Down’s songs, as well as albums by The Ambulance and Bad Acid Trip (a band signed to Serjical Strike Records by fellow member Serj Tankian). Amen was the first band signed to Malakian’s EatUrMusic label, which he formed in 2003. The label is currently inactive, and its future is uncertain.
Daron Malakian (lead guitar and vocals), Greg Kelso (rhythm guitar), Casey Chaos (vocals), and Zach Hill (drums) released Ghetto Blaster Rehearsals, a demo tape credited to the name Scars on Broadway, in 2003. However, in 2007, the band’s website posted an official letter stating that these songs are unrelated to Malakian’s work.
Following System’s hiatus, Malakian revealed Scars on Broadway, an album that would feature Shavo Odadjian, the bassist from System of a Down, and himself. In 2008, the band released an eponymous album, which included the hit single “They Say” (written by Malakian).
Malakian, however, abruptly cancelled all planned concert and TV appearances shortly before the album’s release, citing a lack of energy and the fact that his “heart wasn’t into touring.” Following the cancellation of his tour in favour of Scars on Broadway’s debut album in October 2008, Malakian remained out of the spotlight. Scars on Broadway released their first new studio album in precisely two years on July 29, 2010.
Malakian is ranked 14th in Loudwire’s ranking of “Best 50 Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists of All Time” and 11th in MusicRadar’s poll of “The 20 Best Metal Guitarists Ever” for his distinctive playing. In Guitar World’s list of “The 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time,” he is ranked 30th.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Daron Malakian in 2023
As of 2023, Daron Malakian’s successful career has earned him a net worth of $20 Million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Future bandmates Shavo Odadjian and Ontronik “Andy” Khachaturian (System of a Down‘s original drummer) were among his classmates at Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School.
- He is the only member of Structure of a Down who was born in America.
Daron Malakian is a really talented musician who has captured the hearts of millions of fans with his music. He has inspired many people to follow their dreams and try to be the musicians they can ever be.