Linkin Park has shared a new single and music video for the previously unreleased song “Friendly Fire!” The track comes off their upcoming album Papercuts 2000-2023 The Singles Collection due out on April 12th 2024 via Warner Music. Pre-orders are live now at the links below. “Friendly Fire” is an outtake from the band’s final album so far, One More Light (Warner Music) released in may of 2017, exactly two month’s prior to the death of Chester Bennington. The video is a compilation of the band in the studio recording One More Light and other scenes. Watch the clip, stream, and pre-order the album now!Continue reading
Chester Charles Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, Grey Daze, and Stone Temple Pilots died six years ago today in 2017. He was 41 years old. Said to be despondent over the death of his best friend Chris Cornell from suicide, just a few months earlier, Chester succumbed to his own depression. Both Cornell and Bennington bonded over music and overcoming addictions. Considered by many to be the greatest vocalist of his generation, music fans who grew up with LP continue to carry his memory and music daily. LP and Chester’s widow Talinda continue his passion for good works with the One More Light Foundation charity. Join us in tribute to Chester with some of his music. Rest in power.
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Ghost Cult caught up with Sean Dowdell of Grey Daze to discuss their new album The Phoenix – out now via Loma Vista Recordings! We discussed the new album, unearthing the recordings of Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), their production style, the history of the band, and plans for future releases.Continue reading
For those not in the know, Grey Daze is not a new band. It was Chester Bennington’s band before Linkin Park.The Phoenix (Loma Vista Recordings) is a re-imaging of songs of unreleased material Chester and Grey Daze intended to released, including his bandmates and friends such as Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers, and Cristian Davis with help from Dave Navarro, Richard Patrick, and Bennington’s children. Bennington himself wanted to release the music before he died, bringing it to a wider audience. The band did just that using Bennington’s original vocals.
Aline Happ is best known for fronting Brazil’s epic Symphonic Metal band Lyria, but she has done something unique and cool to share on her YouTube channel. Happ has released a video of her performing an A Capella version of Linkin Park’s classic song “Numb’ from their Meteora album.
The year 2000 is very memorable for many things, exceptionally in music. As pop dominated the airwaves with releases such as, N*Sync’s No Strings Attached, and Britney Spears’ Oops I Did it Again, an album that was forced by the media into the new category nu-metal was about to become historic. Continue reading
A fan-made video ad Tweeted by and promoting President Donald Trump was posted to Twitter on Saturday (July 18) was removed from the social media platform due to a claim by the copyright owner, Linkin Park. The video used LP’s all-time classic hit single “In The End”. The video comes on the near three-year anniversary of the death of frontman Chester Bennington. The two-minute, fan-made clip revolved around quotes from Trump’s 2017 inaugural address, including his vow to start “transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.” The video painted presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden negatively. Within hours, Twitter pulled the video from Trump’s feed and replaced it with a message that reads, “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
UPDATE: Linkin Park officially filed a cease and desist order over the song’s use.
Next month will be three years since Chester Bennington ended his life. On what would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday, not only a fellow musician, but also his best friend and Godfather to his son, he took his life. It has been three years and the sadness persists. Bennington’s struggle with depression and substances was a public affair and through his lyrics, it felt like we knew what he was going through. An exceptional vocalist he fronted a band that dove into multiple genres. Either you liked Linkin Park or you hated them. Regardless, Bennington was the best vocalist of any mainstream band in the 2000s – but, before he told you to shut up, he fronted another band. Continue reading
Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band from Phoenix, Arizona has launched an eight-part making-of video series for their upcoming album Amends. The album is due via Loma Vista Recordings on April 10th, 2020 and can be pre-ordered below. The web-based series explores the Phoenix-based band’s beginnings, their motivation for reuniting, how the album was made and the musicians who pitched in to ensure Chester’s dream of a Grey Daze reunion and album release were fulfilled.Continue reading