GNR's hard-partying bad boys probably thought they'd never make it to 30 -- let alone celebrate their greatest album 30 years after its release.18 million copies sold »
Los Angeles’s very first F*** Yeah Festival took place as a free underground event back in 2004, founded by a then-18-year-old indie fan with a dream named Sean Carlson. Now a major music marathon held at downtown Los Angeles’s sprawling Exposition Park, FYF Fest is one of the hippest and most anticipated events of the festival season, and this year it expanded to three days, recruiting major artists ranging from old-school rap superstars Missy Elliott and A Tribe Called Quest, to new-school R&B auteurs Frank Ocean and Solange, to rock legends Nine Inch Nails and Iggy Pop.
“Lord, take Chester in your arms and please re-unite him with his family and all of us one day. Fans widely criticized Welch, who has successfully battled depression himself, for his remarks about Bennington. Love you Chester.
Singer/songwriter Nora Rothman was clearly born to be an entertainer. Now 26 years old, Rothman has honed a soulful folk sound that is uniquely her own. After taking a break from music to work as a field organizer for Hillary Clinton, Rothman has ramped back up in the music world and has released her debut self-titled EP July 21, a three-song set that shows off her vocal range and carefully crafted songwriting.
Louise Goffin, the daughter of iconic writing duo Carole King and Gerry Goffin, is keeping quite busy in her role as a Grammy nominated producer/singer-songwriter this summer. “This song was inspired by a photograph I saw when I was younger, with the caption ‘5th of July’ underneath it,” Goffin explains.
China has banned pop idol Justin Bieber from performing on the mainland because of his “bad behavior” on and off the stage. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said the ban was necessary to “purify” the country’s entertainment industry but suggested it was not permanent, expressing the hope that Bieber might improve his behavior and... Read more »
Interviews with the Linkin Park frontman over the course of 13 years revealed two main themes: songwriting, and artists Bennington admired.
Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard penned a tribute to late Temple of the Dog bandmate Chris Cornell to mark what would have been his 53rd birthday.
It’s not a major revelation that Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, who took his life sometime between the evening of July 19 and the morning of July 20, had a dark past. One of Linkin Park’s biggest hits, “Crawling” (“Crawling in my skin/These wounds, they will not heal/Fear is how I fall/Confusing what is real”), from their 2000 breakthrough debut, Hybrid Theory, was a blunt reflection about addiction. “That’s one of the most literal songs I ever wrote,” Bennington told me in 2009.
On July 20, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington shockingly passed away at age 41. Here, we look back on the life of one of the biggest alt-rock stars of the past 20 years.
Fans were still grieving this morning (Thursday, July 20) over the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell — who died of an apparent suicide by hanging on May 18, and would have celebrated his 53rd birthday today — when news broke of yet another shocking loss to the rock community: the tragic passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, at age 41. According to various reports, Bennington’s death is also being investigated as a suicide by hanging. It is unclear if Bennington, who had battled addiction and depression and was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, might have been triggered by the birthday of his good friend Cornell.
Linkin Park released a new music video on the morning of front man Chester Bennington’s death. The video was released at 9:01 a.m., before the news was revealed. The energetic video for their newest single “Talking to Myself” features footage of the rock band performing for fans. Bennington addresses his history with substance abuse from the... Read more »