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Announcing: “Celebrating The Life Of Chester Bennington”; A Photo Exhibit by Jim Louvau

The loss of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington still weighs heavily on the hearts and minds of millions of his fans but at least we have a wonderful catalog of music, live concert memories and scores of photographs captured along the way. With this in mind I share some cool news about a very special exhibit happening in March on the Left Coast. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
In commemoration of the late CHESTER BENNINGTON– best known for being the vocalist for multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park-a special photo exhibit will take place on March 20, what would have been his 43rd birthday, at The Black Sheep Gallery in Burbank, CA featuring never-before-seen photos captured by CHESTER’s close friend and artist JIM LOUVAU.

The event will take place from 7:00 – 10:00 PM following a private VIP reception for family and friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. A limited amount of tickets for the event are on sale now for $25, with a portion of proceeds being donated to his widow, Talinda Bennington’s charity for suicide prevention, 320 Changes Direction. Tickets are available for purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-the-life-of-chester-bennington-a-photo-exhibit-by-jim-louvau-tickets-54775251251.

“Over the course of our 17-year friendship I was lucky enough to document the evolution of the young musician who never took himself too seriously to the family man and philanthropist he developed into,” LOUVAU says. “Now it’s time to honor the memory of someone who I owe a great deal of gratitude by sharing the art we created together with the world and continue to celebrate his legacy on his birthday.”
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Linkin Park Cancel Tour After Chester Bennington’s Death

Though the band has yet to make an official statement regarding the sad passing of singer Chester Bennington, we found this information from the LiveNation promoters regarding the tour that was set to begin in the coming days. Please read on.

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Chester w Kings Of Chaos (2016)

“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” Live Nation, the tour’s promoter, said in a statement Friday. “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.”

The Tour Dates:
7/27 — Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
8/1 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ BB&T Pavilion
8/2 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/5 — Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
8/7 — Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/8 — Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
8/10 — Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
8/12 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
8/14 — Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/15 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
8/17 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/19 — Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
8/20 — West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
8/22 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
8/23 — San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T Center
8/25 — Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavilion
8/26 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
8/28 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center Arena
8/30 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
9/1 — Lake Tahoe, Nev. @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
9/2 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/14 — Seattle, Wash. @ KeyArena
10/15 — Vancouver, British Columbia Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/17 — Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State
10/18 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
10/20 — San Diego, CA @Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
10/22 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add about this terrible development and only hope that those who are in dire need of it are able to find some healing comfort as soon as possible based on Chester’s actions. I know that many of our readers loved him. I raised a glass to his memory as a part of our In Memoriam narratives and you can read Chester’s HERE. Please feel free to leave your own thoughts on how special he was to you on that memorial reflection. Be safe and be strong my friends. All the best to everyone in the LP family.

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Has Died (1976-2017)

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Chester w Stone Temple Pilots (2015)

Though the news has been circulating for the better part of the hour, I am taking the time to confirm that not only has Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington died, but that his end was due to a suicide where he hung himself in his residence. He was found in this fashion by one of household staff early in the morning and was dead at the time of his discovery and this leads authorities to believe that he had done this late last night or early this morning. Chester Bennington was 41 years old. For most of the world, Chester was known to us as being the singer for the Alt-Metal band Linkin Park and also as the main man for Stone Temple Pilots once their singer Scott Weiland had stepped down to pursue other paths. He would do this for two years before deciding to spend the majority of his time on the future of Linkin Park. Shortly after Chester stepped down from STP, the bands original singer was found dead of a drug overdose. It’s both interesting and alarming to note that today is also the birthday of the late great Chris Cornell who took his own life back in May of this year. Another light extinguished before shining as bright as it still could and this saddens me greatly.
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Linkin Park Announces North American Tour For Summer

Fans of the mighty Linkin Park will be excited to know that the band has recently announced their “One More Light” tour and since I didn’t get the “official” press release about it all, I defer to the groups announcement on their Facebook Page which you can read below. Dig in.

The Facebook Notice:
We’re excited to announce the #OneMoreLight North American Tour coming to a city near you this summer with very special guest Machine Gun Kelly. Register for pre-sale tickets now: lnkn.pk/presale (Powered by Ticketmaster #VerifiedFan) Presale Date: May 9th (Fans and LP Underground members must register here: lnkn.pk/presale)

General On sale Date: May 12th

The Tour Dates:
7/27 — Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Center *
8/1 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ BB&T Pavilion *
8/2 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live *
8/5 — Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Sun Arena *
8/7 — Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/8 — Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
8/10 — Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
8/12 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
8/14 — Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/15 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
8/17 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/19 — Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
8/20 — West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
8/22 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
8/23 — San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T Center
8/25 — Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavilion
8/26 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
8/28 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center Arena
8/30 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
9/1 — Lake Tahoe, Nev. @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
9/2 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/14 — Seattle, Wash. @ KeyArena **
10/15 — Vancouver, British Columbia Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena **
10/17 — Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State **
10/18 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose **
10/20 — San Diego, CA @Mattress Firm Amphitheatre **
10/22 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl **

* Dates also with ONE OK ROCK
** Support To Be Announced

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve been listening to the band since the first album, I only ever caught them once in concert and that was for the second release. I’ve never actually “covered” their live shows as a member of press but do have a few of the recordings here on the website and I think that I am going to get this one off the bucket list and be a part of the closest show to my region. I’ve never listened to Machine Gun Kelly at all but that happens sometimes so if I do manage to attend I will be sure to check him out as well. What do you diehards think about these dates? Will you be attending one or two or three of them? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Websites:
Linkin Park: http://www.linkinpark.com
Machine Gun Kelly: https://www.facebook.com/pg/machinegunkellymusic/

“Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes” by Linkin Park

Artist: Linkin Park
Title: “Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes”
Label: Warner Brothers
Release Date: 11/25/2008
Genre: Nu-Metal
Rating: 4/5

Recorded during their Projekt: Revolution Tour in 2008, “Road To Revolution” captures Linkin Park as they destroy the stage in front of 65,000 English fans. If you are somehow new to the sound of these Nu-Metal juggernauts then this is the perfect place to jump on board and if you are already a lifelong convert, then you will most likely love this but find some production reservations. My own experience with the band found me enjoying this quite a bit because I had listened to them before they got super big and followed them from their debut “Hybrid Theory” up until “Meteora”. While this was only two releases I had other bands to be passionate about and I was no longer enjoying the heavy influence from the Rap side that I was hearing from the group as it simply was not my thing. This concert focuses strongly on the debut while also delivering some of the goods from the albums that followed it and through it all, the fans are going crazy. It might be true that Linkin Park is not every conventional Metal heads cup of tea, but I will take anything from them over a single note from Limp Bizkit that’s for sure. Musically, I rather liked how heavy their sound was live and how their groove seemed to take you by the throat. Oddly enough I only caught the band once before in concert and this was when “Hybrid Theory” was decimating the popular charts. They do leave off a couple of numbers that I expected to find such as “Papercut” and “Runaway” which I always felt were highlights of the debut, but in truth you cannot always get to every song and you need to make choices that keep your audience finding the event to be fresh and unique.
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