Linkin Park debut new song at Bennington memorial show

"Looking For An Answer" got its first live airing at Linkin Park & Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington in Los Angeles. The full concert can be watched on YouTube as the band have made the entire thing - all three hours or so - available. It's no surprise that "Looking For An Answer" is … Continue reading Linkin Park debut new song at Bennington memorial show

Classic Covers: ONI – A Place For My Head

Canadian progressive metallers ONI have released a cover of "A Place For My Head" by Linkin Park as a tribute to the late Chester Bennington. Chester and the band were a vital influence on ONI, as frontman Jake Oni explains: Linkin Park were the first band that introduced me to heavier music which led me down my path of metal. Chester Bennington's voice and … Continue reading Classic Covers: ONI – A Place For My Head

RIP Chester Bennington (1976 – 2017)

Only one post on here today due to being very busy elsewhere, but perhaps fitting that the single point in the spotlight goes to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park who was reported dead a few hours ago. Age - only 41. I still have the first three Linkin Park albums on regular play in the … Continue reading RIP Chester Bennington (1976 – 2017)

Classic Covers: Alorion – Faint

It's coming to something when a track released within my lifetime could qualify as a "classic" (i.e. I'm getting old), but there's no denying the popularity of Linkin Park back when they first kicked off (and before all the haters latched on). With their novel brand of electro-emo, there wasn't a duff track on debut … Continue reading Classic Covers: Alorion – Faint

Classic Covers: Half of Hollywood – In The End

This one's very novel. Linkin Park's excellent "In The End" covered by pretty much every major Hollywood star. Done by using clips from 183 different films and spliced together over an instrumental version of the track, this works incredibly well. Even though some of the scenes pass very quickly, it's amazing how many of the … Continue reading Classic Covers: Half of Hollywood – In The End

Classic Covers: Dan-Elias Brevig – Breaking the Habit

I found Dan-Elias' channel ("synth000") on YouTube purely by chance. He does a lot of covers in "a capella" style, that is with no instruments. Using his voice to cover everything from rhythms to beats to (obviously) vocals, with multi-part recording then layering it all together is pretty impressive. Well worth a scroll through his … Continue reading Classic Covers: Dan-Elias Brevig – Breaking the Habit