Linkin Park have announced that the Linkin Park & Friends Celebrate Life show in honor of Chester Bennington will be live streamed on the official Linkin Park YouTube channel next week. For more details on this show and for an updated list of acts playing with Linkin Park you can view them here.
Since July 15 we've known that members of Linkin Park, alongside actor Ken Jeong, filmed an episode of Carpool Karaoke for Apple Music. We knew this thanks to this Instagram post from the band:
Unfortunately, that was five days before Chester sadly passed away. With his death, the episode was put in limbo for his family to decide if it would be released or not.
Source: Linkin Park Twitter
As expected Linkin Park have today officially cancelled the Japan tour dates they had originally scheduled for Tokyo in November of this year. The band were set to play shows with ONE OK ROCK and since Chester's passing there has been no official word until now. As expected the dates have now been cancelled with refunds available to those who purchased tickets. Read Linkin Park's statement below.
We have been looking forward to being with all of you, but unfortunately cannot play our previously scheduled performances in Tokyo. Until now, we have not communicated about our November shows because we sincerely wished to play, even in the wake of Chester's passing. We are working each day to grieve, heal, and work towards stepping on stage together without our dear friend. We are so grateful for your love and support. Our sincere appreciation for your kind understanding.
- LINKIN PARK
Ticket holders can seek refund information at www.hipjpn.co.jp. Ticket refunds will be processed starting on October 5th @ 10:00AM (JST).
Today Linkin Park have released a One More Light lyric video made from footage captured by fans. The video edited by Nicola Drilling follows the release of the official One More Light music video that was released last month. One More Light is the new single from Linkin Park and you can watch the lyric video below.
- Syn Gates and M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold
- William Ryan Key from Yellowcard
- Machine Gun Kelly
- Jonathan Davis from Korn
- Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan from System of a Down
- Oliver Sykes from Bring Me the Horizon
- The Bonfires / Jon Green
- Adrian Young, Tom Dumont from No Doubt
- DJ Z-Trip
Public on-sale starts Friday, September 22nd at 10 am Los Angeles time on Ticketmaster: http://lprk.co/oct27
LP Underground members have access to pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday, September 19th at 12 pm Los Angeles time. Details: http://lprk.co/lputix
Mike Shinoda was also on KROQ this morning to give the first interview from the band since Chester's passing. Check out the interview below where Mike discusses the tribute show, the fans and the song One More Light.
Source: Linkin Park
Linkin Park have released a music video for their new single 'One More Light' off the album with the same name. The video is a beautiful look at Chester with footage from his life with Linkin Park. It's incredibly touching and heartbreaking. The music video is directed by Linkin Park band-mate Joe Hahn and Mark Fiore. Watch the video below:
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it. I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people that need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people that connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people that want that connection.” - JOE HAHN
“One More Light was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end. In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.” - MIKE SHINODA
This is the first video to be directed by Joe Hahn since 'Until It's Gone' in 2014 whilst Mark Fiore directed 'Talking to Myself' which was released off 'One More Light' back in July.
Let us know what you think of the 'One More Light' music video on the forums.
It appears Linkin Park will be releasing the title track 'One More Light' as a single going by a listing that has appeared on a website that is known for showing upcoming singles and tracks impacting radio. AllAccess.com has been used many times in the past to show when a new track from the band will be a single and 'One More Light' has been listed for an October 3rd release.
Source: All Access
Steve Aoki has released a tribute to Chester Bennington called "Darker Than The Light That Never Bleeds (Chester Forever Steve Aoki Remix)". This remix is a mash-up of Aoki's and Linkin Park's previous collaborations "A Light That Never Comes" and "Darker Than Blood". A Light That Never Comes was released in 2013 and featured on Linkin Park's remix album Recharged. Darker Than Blood was released in 2015 and featured on Aoki's album Neon Future II.
Net proceeds of the remix will go to Music For Relief's One More Light Fund in Chester's name.
Check out the remix below and download it HERE:
The remix is also available on Linkin Park's spotify page.
Aoki recently posted a touching message about Chester & a video featuring clips of Chester on his social media:
What do you think of the remix? Let us know in our forums!
Source: Steve Aoki's Twitter
The official Linkin Park YouTube channel just uploaded a montage of clips from memorials held around the world in memory of Chester. The video is set to an instrumental version of "One More Light" and ends with a short message from the band and the new Linkin Park hexagon logo with a missing side.
If you've attended a memorial for Chester, or just want to talk about your coping, please don't hesitate to use this thread to do so. We are all here to listen and support one another. Watch the video below and tell us what you think in our forums.
Rest in peace, Chester.