Linkin Park are a big enough band that most large avenues of promotion are available to them, but there was a time in their life when they had to hustle just to get people to shows. In August, the band will headline the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles and they decided to test out one of their old school promotional avenues by passing out flyers for the upcoming event.
Linkin Park are one of the best in rock when it comes to breaking down that barrier between band and fan. The group has kept their LP Underground fan club thriving over the years with their frequent participation and dedication to building their fan base. One of the events that's helped foster that good will is the band's LPU summits, fan gatherings that take place all over the world with plenty of incentives for those in attendance. The group just revealed that the next one will take place in Hong Kong on Aug. 15.
The news of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington replacing Scott Weiland's spot in Stone Temple Pilots has been receiving a ton of buzz since it was revealed during a live performance on May 18. Having also experienced a complex musical relationship with Scott Weiland in Velvet Revolver, Slash offered his two cents on the new STP lineup via Twitter.
Recently the three remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots raised a few eyebrows when it was revealed they would be performing at the annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit. Given that they split with frontman Scott Weiland earlier in the year, there were plenty of questions about who would sing for the band, but those questions were answered Saturday night (May 18) in Irvine, Calif. as Linkin Park's Chester Bennington joined the band onstage at the 2013 KROQ Weenie Roast. The group also took the opportunity to debut a new track called 'Out of Time.'
Linkin Park are one of the top bands when it comes to giving back via charitable efforts, as their Music for Relief organization has helped get communities around the world back on their feet after natural disasters. Giving their fans a more tangible idea of what Music for Relief does, the band's latest video follows Mike Shinoda as he travels to Haiti.
Record Store Day (April 20) is fast approaching and a number of top hard rock bands have begun revealing what they plan to do to mark the occasion.