I’m still quite shocked that Linkin Park’s front man Chester Bennington is no longer with us. His voice, and lyrics really got me into music fully, and pretty much molded my music listening preferences as it is today. I still get a bit emotional when I hear their songs now.
I came across 2 tributes to Chester by Coldplays Chris Martin and 30 Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto. Very hear felt to say the least.
It’s been over 24 hours upon hearing the death of Chester Bennington, the lead singer to my favorite band, Linkin Park. I am at a loss for words for this, and to be honest, it did hit me harder than I thought it would. I have been listening to Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise (his side project from a few years ago) since yesterday, and to think that incredibly unique voice wont be belting out harmonies deeply saddens me.
Our deepest condolences to Chester’s family, and his close friends. We hope you have found your peace.
For now please enjoy some of our favorite Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise, and for the most part Chester’s body of work.
I just caught wind of this, and being a big LP fan, I just had to share it. It’s not their usual fare, but it is in line with their stuff in between albums. It’s suppose to be on their Re-animation (more…)
How do I follow up with a post about arguably the most famous band of all time?
With my favorite band, of course. Linkin Park has been questioned and taunted and praised and heckled, much like any good band. But they are the sole surviving band of the nu metal era, aside from Korn, who made an album with Skrillex. And we all know how people hate Skrillex.
Blackout is off of LP’s 4th album, A Thousand Suns. I remember the concert The Big Cheese and I went to, and how I had lost my voice to this song. Damn, what a good osng.
Ah, Linkin Park‘s fifth studio album, Living Things, was a gem in my opinion. My favorite of all of their albums. I said the same exact thing when A Thousand Suns released, but that’s besides the point. I thought Living Things was just THAT much better.
Not to say that any of their albums are bad. LP is still and will forever be my favorite band.
Linkin Park. My favorite band of all time. A song that reminds me of one the coolest movies of all time.
This track is off of Minutes to Midnight, one of the lesser liked of the 5 LP albums (that of course, excluding tour albums and the collaboration EP with Jay-Z and the remix album). It was used as the theme song for the first Transformers movie, which was, in itself, incredible. Megan Fox.
The song really has nothing to do with Transformers, however. The song sends a message about how as humans, we need to restart. We need to show we are capable of doing better, because we’ve destroyed our beautiful planet, and hate and war and poverty are still prominent worldwide. The first step to a better world is to forgive and start fresh.
The song begins with a piano solo (which pleases me, as it is my instrument of choice), and it it goes heavy with drums for the rest of the song. There’s no rapping by Mike, but Chester’s fantastic voice more than makes up for it.
Okay, a first for me, and more to come in the future.
This is my first Earworm post chronicling my favorite band of all time. I’d held back on writing about them, for their songs are literally always stuck in my head. I know the lyrics to all the songs off of their 5 albums, trust me. The Big Cheese can attest to this.
But this one is special. Although it isn’t the first song I heard off the album (it would’ve been “Burn it Down”), it, for me, marked the return of Mike’s rap, something that has been gone for a while. It reared its head here and there, but in “Lost in the Echo,” it became obvious clear that Mike Shinoda still has the rhythm and rhyme.
During an assembly for school, a video was shown. The title intro song? LOST IN THE ECHO. I damn near just got up out of my seat, walked on stage, and started singing it. Wish I had.
Oh, and the music video just came out, about a month ago. It released as an interactive video. You linked your Facebook account to the video and the characters interacted with you, using your photos as the memories that were “lost in the echo.”