ALBUM REVIEW: Grey Daze – Amends

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

Linkin Park “Somewhere I Belong” Single Certified Silver in the U.K.

One of the biggest and best-selling bands of all-time, Linkin Park has another certified hit single with ‘Somewhere I Belong’ in the U.K. To earn a single certification for a single in the U.K., Linkin Park had to sell 200,000 units of the song. The track comes from their album Meteora. The platinum, gold and silver certifications awarded by the British Phonographic Industry in recognition of sales milestones have included audio streaming data since June 2015, with 1,000 streams counting as one “sale.” The bands’ debut album Hybrid Theory turns 20 years old later this year and the band is planning a series of “special things” for fans to enjoy. Continue reading

Linkin Park to Honor 20th Anniversary of “Hybrid Theory” in 2020

Nu Metal leaders Linkin Park are planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 2000 debut album Hybrid Theory (Reprise) this year. The band made a call out to fans on social media seeking historical material to share with other fans in their community. Hybrid Theory has been certified 11x multi-platinum as of August in 2017 and stands tall as the most commercially successful album from the nü-metal movement. In a statement to fans, the band’s surviving members offered the following call to help contribute: Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Savage Hands – The Truth In Your Eyes

Following 2018’s seven-track mini-album Barely Alive (SharpTone Records), Maryland post-hardcore mob Savage Hands are set to release their full-length debut The Truth in Your Eyes (SharpTone Records).

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Grey Daze, ft Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Shares Making of New Album Video Series

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

Hear Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on the New Single with His Original Band Grey Daze

As previously reported, Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze will release their tribute album, with Chester’s vocals on it in 2020. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the recordings are Chester’s 23-year-old son Jaime Bennington, KORN’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, P.O.D.’s Marcos Curiel, BUSH’s Chris Traynor,  Ryan Shuck, Chester’s bandmate in DEAD BY SUNRISE. The resulting album will be released via Loma Vista Recordings. The first single from the upcoming tribute album, a track called “What’s In The Eye”, has just been released, accompanied by a Zev Deans-directed video featuring old footage of Chester. Continue reading

Chester Bennington’s (Linkin Park) widow, Talinda Bennington Announces 320 Festival Supporting Mental Health

Chester Bennington’s (Linkin Park) widow, Talinda Bennington, has announced the first-ever 320 Festival, set to take place on May 9, 2020 at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. 320 Festival’s mission is to help bring awareness to the importance of our mental health and provide attendees the resources they need to better care for their emotional well-being and the well-being of those they love. This one-day festival will feature a community festival, mental health summit, and benefit concert. Continue reading

Chester Bennington’s Original Band Grey Daze to Release Re-Recorded Debut

Late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s first band, Phoenix-based Grey Daze have re-recorded their old material with the help of Chester’s friends and family. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the recordings are Chester’s 23-year-old son Jaime Bennington, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, P.O.D.’s Marcos Curiel, Bush guitarist’s Chris Traynor, as well as Ryan Shuck, Chester’s bandmate in Dead By Sunrise. The resulting album will be released via 320 Changes Direction, the mental health awareness organization launched by Chester’s widow Talinda Bennington. Continue reading

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Releases Video for “Fine”

Iconic Linkin Park co-frontman Mike Shinoda has shared a new official music video for his new single, ‘Fine’. The song is featured on the soundtrack of the film The Blackout, released across Russia on November 21 and in Germany, Austria, and the Baltic States on November 28. Shinoda announced the track release on social media, sharing some of the song’s lyrics on Instagram: “Tell all the children to lock those doors‬ / ‪I’ve seen the smoke in the sky before‬ / ‪Gotta be up on my feet‬ / ‪When the morning comes‬ ‪/ ‘Cause this fight you can’t ignore‬ / Everything is gonna be fine.‬” Mike’s full-length solo album called Post Traumatic dropped in 2018 and was inspired in part by the death of LP singer Chester Bennington in 2017. Watch the clip now!  Continue reading

Watch “Psychosocial” by Slipknot in The Style of Gojira, Tool, Ghost, The Cure, Linkin Park, Tupac and More

!The genius that is Anthony Vincent is back with another 10 Second songs video on his YouTube Channel! In addition to covering ‘Psychosocial’ by Slipknot, he runs the gamut of genres from Hanson, Rick James, The Cure, Sister Sledge, Gojira, Tool, Linkin Park, 8 Bit Video Games, Ukelele players, Lil Nas, Marvin Gaye, Tupac Shakur, Billy Joel, Mayhem, Brittney Spears, The Wiggles, Ghost and many more! Watch it now! Continue reading