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We just read the news that Linkin Park's "Numb" video recently passed one billion views on YouTube. Math is not a strong point for the staff here, but that seems like a large number, right? Surprisingly, it's not even in the top 15 for all-time most watched videos, but we'd vote for it ahead of any of the clips on that list. It's also more impressive, because the video was uploaded close to 12 years ago, so that shows some long-term loyalty from Linkin Park fans. Linkin Park hasn't performed together since that Chester Bennington tribute concert in October 2017,... Read more →

Linkin Park co-founder/vocalist Mike Shinoda announced that he'll be on the road for his first solo tour this fall. There will be 22 shows across North America from October 10 to November 17, as Shinoda promotes his new album, Post Traumatic. The tour, which follows a handful of festival appearances overseas, is Shinoda's first trip across Canada and the United States since the death of Chester Bennington in 2017, and we're curious to see how it goes. The multi-talented Shinoda wore a number of hats in Linkin Park and was one of the main reasons for the band's extraordinary success.... Read more →

The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain can raise all sorts of issues for people who are battling depression and/or have some type of personal experience with the subject of suicide. It's jarring, and to some extent, there's some temporary sense of comfort when these tragedies make the news. Suddenly, people around us are talking about the thing we struggle with, and there are all of these statements of support. People mean well, and it's not that they don't care. It's not that at all. However, that collective messaging fades into the distance pretty quickly as the 24-hour... Read more →

Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda released two new songs ahead of his upcoming solo album, "Post-Traumatic," which will be out on June 15. The titles are, "Crossing a Line," and, "Nothing Makes Sense Anymore," and they, like the rest of the album, deal with the journey Shinoda's been on since the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington last July. Shinoda is expected to a few shows later this year in support of the album. Mike Shinoda's new album is about his path out of the dark after Chester Bennington's death. (pic via They're clearly not Linkin Park songs,... Read more →

The members of Linkin Park just released the episode of Carpool Karaoke that they did with Ken Jeong earlier this year. Watching this show takes on an entirely different tone than was originally intended, given that it was filmed on July 14, 2017, just six days before lead singer Chester Bennington committed suicide. Bennington drives the car, with Jeong in the passenger seat, and bandmates Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn sitting in the back. Jeong can be both funny and grating as an actor, and it's the same in this case. He continually rips on Shinoda right from the start,... Read more →

Linkin Park fans have been wondering about the band's future following the suicide of lead singer Chester Bennington on July 20. There's still no official word about that yet, but the group announced that they'll be performing a benefit concert in honor of Bennington on October 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the show will go to Music for Relief's One More Night fund in honor of the late singer. This concert will be the first time that Linkin Park has played in public since Bennington's death, and it's sure to be an emotional night for... Read more →

The music world suffered a major loss today with the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park co-singer was found dead at his home this morning, in what is believed to be a suicide. It's heartbreaking to see depression apparently take yet another life. Bennington had spoken often about his issues with drug and alcohol abuse, as well as being sexually abused as a child. He was only 41 years old. Chester Bennington in action. (pic via Bennington (who also had stints with Stone Temple Pilots, Dead by Sunrise, and Kings of Chaos) was good friends with the late... Read more →