Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington's involvement with Stone Temple Pilots caught everyone by surprise since the moment Bennington first stepped onstage with the band at the 2013 MusiCares MAP Fund benefit. The vocalist has stayed the course with STP ever since, but what do the other members of Linkin Park think about their singer's decision? Linkin Park's DJ Joe Hahn has spoken out on Bennington's STP venture in a new interview.
On Sept. 12, Linkin Park, will release a free-to-play Facebook game called 'LP Recharge.' Playing the game will also unlock the song 'A Light That Never Comes,' a new Linkin Park collaboration with EDM artist Steve Aoki that the two acts premiered at the Summer Sonic festival in Japan earlier this month.
In the late 90s, a SoCal band named Xero was looking for their big break and it came with the addition of co-vocalist Chester Bennington. Two name changes later and Linkin Park was born. Arriving as the nu metal craze was at its height, the band perfectly blended Mike Shinoda's rapping with Bennington's primal screams and their debut disc 'Hybrid Theory' became a huge hit.
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.'