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We need to talk about the MTV VMAs

  • 12:12 pm Monday, August 28th, 2017 by Sam

From Jack Antonoff eating a banana to cutting off the Chester Bennington tribute to HORRIBLE Katy Perry jokes. We need to break it down.

Watch Chris Cornell’s daughter sing ‘Hallelujah’ for her Father and Chester Bennington

  • 1:08 pm Friday, August 4th, 2017 by Sam

This morning on Good Morning America Toni Cornell, the 12-year-old daughter of Chris Cornell, sang a heartwrenching version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with the help of OneRepublic. The performance was done in dedication to her father, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, and his close friend Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Cornell died in May at age 52. Bennington in July at age 41, on Chris’s birthday. 

Chester Bennington’s Wife Breaks Her Silence

  • 2:15 pm Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Sam

Earlier today we got the first words from Talindia Bennington since the tragic death of her husband. She took to Twitter and broke our hearts all over again. 

LISTEN to Chester Bennington’s Isolated Vocals from “Numb”

  • 1:31 pm Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Listen to Chester Bennington's Isolated Vocals From "Numb"

“Numb”, arguably the band’s biggest hit to date off of 2003’s album Meteora, will for sure be a timeless classic representing that era of alternative music. Listen to his isolated vocals from a recorded version of “Numb” and watch the goosebumps populate down your arm.

Chester Bennington: Artists and Friends React

  • 7:42 am Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Sam

Artists and friends pour their love into social media to remember Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.

We Remember Chester Bennington

  • 3:43 pm Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by Sam

We are devastated to learn of the passing of Chester Bennington today. Music has suffered so many tragic losses lately and it just doesn’t seem to stop. TMZ  reported today that he was found this morning around 9am at his home in California. Bennington passed away as result of suicide, hanging himself. He was 41 and survived by his wife and 6 children. We wanted to take a moment and remember a few of Linkin Park’s  many stops in Tampa Bay throughout their music career. If you have memories from those shows you’d love to share, please tweet, FB, or call 877.327.9797. 

Chester Bennington sings ‘Hallelujah’ at Chris Cornell’s funeral

  • 4:08 pm Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by Sam

At Chris Cornell’s funeral this past Friday in Hollywood, tears poured as Chester Bennington of Linkin Park sang Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

Linkin Park bring 2017 ‘One More Light’ Tour to Tampa

  • 8:59 am Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Linkin Park are on a massive US tour this summer in support of their album One More Light. Luck for us, a Tampa spot is happening on August 19th! Wanna be at the show? Grab tickets all week at noon and 4:30p!

Machine Gun Kelly has been opening most of the dates. He just struck a deal with the rock outfit during a video for Genius, in which Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington crash an interview and whisk him off on the road.

7/27 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center *
8/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion *
8/2 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live [More]

97X To Premier New Linkin Park Single, “Heavy”

  • 2:06 pm Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Linkin Park release new single "Heavy" featuring Kiiara

Linkin Park recently confirmed the release of their new single, “Heavy”, was on its way, and we will give you the first listen Thursday, Feburary 16th at 10:15am. If that isn’t good enough we will be playing the song every hour on the hour for the rest of the day!

The band has been pretty mum since 2014, when they released The Hunting Party. If you aren’t stoked for a new Linkin Park album quite yet, lead singer Chester Bennington and co vocalist Mike Shinoda recently discussed the new album online, and it should get you hyped. Bennington described the new [More]