Linkin Park

Chester Bennington Tributes

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.

 

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Chester Bennington: March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017

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.

Earworm – A Light That Never Comes – Linkin Park and Steve Aoki

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…)

Earworm: “Do I Wanna Know?” by Arctic Monkeys

Alex Turner and his gang of Monkeys are at it again. The Arctic Monkeys put out an album just two years ago with Suck It and See, and now they’ve already begun to drop singles for their new album, said by Turner himself to be titled AM. You’ve no idea how excited I am for this, actually. All their albums are tremendous, and there doesn’t seem to be a reason to believe their next album won’t be as good.

With the upcoming release of their new album, the Arctic Monkeys will have five studio albums (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s what I’m Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare, Humbug, Suck It and See, AM), akin to my other two de facto favorite bands, Linkin Park (Hybrid Theory, Meteora, Minutes to Midnight, A Thousand Suns, and Living Things) and The Strokes (Is This It, Room on Fire, First Impressions of Earth, Angles, and Comedown Machine).

Actually, GQ stated the music of Arctic Monkeys can only continue to improve, as Alex Turner has been named was named as a Survivor in 2011 (http://www.gq.com/entertainment/music/201111/alex-turner-gq-music-issue).

Do I Wanna Know? is the second (or technically third) single to drop, only preceded by R U Mine? and its B-Side, Electricity. Do I Wanna Know and R U Mine are heavily influenced by a hard slapped bass guitar, and it’s been a while since a song (or in this case a set of songs) has made me literally drool from excitement.

The song is accompanied by a ridiculously artsy music video, if I do say so myself.

Have a watch. Beware though, animated naked ladies. I don’t know if this is SFW or NSFW. Take heed, though.

 

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #1

The first. The only. The song that brought christened me into the world of music.

Numb, by Linkin Park, off Meteora, their end-all, be-all best album, no matter how much I love Living Things and A Thousand Suns (and hell, Hybrid Theory and Minutes to Midnight. I love them all).

The Big Cheese, yes, him again, got me to listen to this song when I was quite young. I listened to it all the time in his trooper of a red Dodge Neon.

This needs no explanation. This song… is epic.

Top 30 Favorite songs of All Time: #2 “Blackout” by Linkin Park

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.

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #7 “In My Remains” by Linkin Park

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.

In My Remains really utilizes Joe Hahn‘s incredible DJ abilities and Chester‘s singing is so soothing. Mike‘s background singing accentuates Chester so well, too.

One of LP’s greatest songs, in my opinion. Have a listen.

 

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