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Chester is once again featured in this week’s Kerrang! and is letting us in on the first gig he ever attended. Huge thank you to Black Veil Brides UK (@BlackVBridesBVB) for sending us the scan! You guys rock!
Material Issue & Front 242
Phoenix, Arizona 1989
Chester: ” There was a radio station in Arizona called the Q and it was one of the first ones to play alternative music. It was an AM station so not that many people listened to it, but they would throw these big birthday party concerts every year. The year that I went I had just turned 13. It was an amazing show – Material Issue were good; they played their songs really well. But I find bands are always more in your face live, so even with a band like them, were their songs where kind of pretty on their records, when you see them live it immediately sounds like more kinda punk rock.”
“And then Front 242 looked like they were from outer space! They were like the Borg in Star Trek! There were all these tubes and wires hooked up all over the place and they were banging on a whole bunch of different things. Everything about it was realy hard-edged and that was so exciting to me. I can’t remember where the show was actually at, I know it was outdoors, but I probably wasn’t even paying attention, bacause I was too nervous about how I looked and if my hands were really sweaty, bacuse I wanted to hold the hand of the girl I invited! I thought maybe if I did I could then maybe slip my tongue in her mouth later on too. We did hold hands, and I got a little peck at the end of the date, and that was cool, because when you’re that age you’re not getting into boyfriend-girlfriend stuff. It’s more like ‘Is this cool? I dunno , it feels kind of weird but I think I like it,’ and I definitely walked away feeling good about that!”
“I can’t say the show made me suddenly think I want to do that, I was more into sports and theatre at the time, and my goal was to get to Broadway, and it was only later that I realised how much I could get out of playing music to people.”
— Black Veil Brides UK (@BlackVBridesBVB) November 28, 2013
Linkin Park has donated “ROADS UNTRAVELED” to the album “Songs For The Phillipines”. The album features songs from a whole lot of artists including U2 and The Beatles. All proceeds will benefit the Philippines’ Red Cross. Check out the entire tracklist aand buy here.
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Linkin Park have been announced as headliners of Rock am Ring & Rock im Park. The festivals will take place in Nurburg, Germany from June 5th to June 8th and June 6th to June 9th respectively. Tickets go on sale on November 27th here.
Message from Phoenix regarding the performance:
Wie gehts Deutschland – We’re excited to announce that we’ll be headlining Rock am Ring and Rock im Park alongside Metallica, Kings of Leon, and Iron Maiden. Tickets for both festivals go on sale tomorrow, November 27th at 9AM CET (12:00AM PST) on www.eventim.de. See you in June.
- Phoenix and LINKIN PARK
Mike gave us an important update on Linkin Park’s 6th studio album, he says he hopes the band finishes it within the first half of 2014.
In an interview with SongFacts Stone Temple Pilots’ drummer Eric Kretz discussed the old and new STP lineup. He insists that STP w/ Chester will be releasing a full length album next year while “Linkin Park is out touring the record they’re working on right now.” More teasers…
Dan MacIntosh (Songfacts): How is it different for the band, when creating songs with Chester Bennington, than it was with Scott Weiland? Is it different now?
Eric Kretz: It’s definitely different now. It’s more akin to how it was in ’92, where there was enthusiasm and excitement and everyone was in the room and participating creatively, artistically. It’s the most fun time to be in a band when everyone has the same ideas and everyone has the same goals. Unfortunately with Scott, in the later years it got to the point to the extreme where the last self-titled Stone Temple Pilots record  Scott showed up to my studio I think twice. And the rest of the times, it was just, “Send over the songs and I’ll sing ‘em over here.” Basically, he was phoning it in and it’s not the way to make a record and not how we used to make records 20+ years ago. What we’re doing now with Chester is going back to that energetic level, that enthusiasm. Let’s all participate; let’s all be on the same page. It’s a very natural way of making great records.
Since Chester’s joining Stone Temple Pilots we’ve been having a lot of original lineup STP fans traffic. I took their words into consideration and decided to create a new website within the original CBN page which will be storing ALL posts related to them so they don’t have to shift through Chester Bennington / Linkin Park related stuff to find STP news. As of now, every post under “Stone Temple Pilots” will direct here. You can browse all the interviews, videos, photos of ALL the members not just Chester in one page. Enjoy!
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Chester is featured in the upcoming 30STM Documentary ARTIFACT. ARTIFACT was initially released back in 2012 in Canada and has made quite some buzz since then. The film is scheduled for worldwide release on December 3rd, 2013 and you can pre-order here.
Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, the documentary gives intimate access to Thirty Seconds to Mars as they fight a relentless lawsuit with record label Virgin/EMI and write songs for their album “This Is War.”