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In a move that has caught seemingly everyone from the Linkin Park fanbase to the Stone Temple Pilot fanbase to music fans in general off guard, Chester joined the Stone Temple Pilots on stage at the 2013 KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, CA as the lead singer for the band. The band was the "surprise guest" of the show, similar to what Foo Fighters did to Linkin Park in 2011 at the show - showing up and playing unannounced as a surprise. A timed release of a brand new song "Out Of Time" to KROQ followed the performance, with STP issuing a press release and Chester even confirming that he hasn't left Linkin Park.
KROQ.com adds: "If seeing is believing, the audience at Weenie Roast 2013 definitely left as believers in the power of music. The unbelievable magic of the night was doubly-amplified after all the amazing sets earlier when sonic swamis of alt-stadium rock, Stone Temple Pilots, brought Chester Bennington from Linkin Park out as a featured vocalist."
SETLIST: 01. Vasoline 02. Big Bang Baby 03. Wicked Garden 04. Sex Type Thing 05. Out Of Time (Live Debut) 06. Interstate Love Song 07. Dead And Bloated 08. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart
A few songs of the webcast can be found below. Hopefully more surfaces soon!
They have debuted a new single "Out Of Time". Listen to the full song and even download a copy for yourself here. The STP website has been updated with a full press release by the band as well as pictures of the guys and Chester.
"Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time,” said guitarist Dean DeLeo. “We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result."
"I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me," explained Bennington. "When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP.""
Chester adds on Twitter: "Just played the first show with STP! It was fucking AMAZING!" "Check out our new song available for download free now at http://stonetemplepilots.com" "FYI, I will never leave LP. We are currently working on a new record and its awesome!"
Tour dates for STP w/ Chester: 18.05.2013 Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, KROQ Weenie Roast 19.05.2013 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Live 105's BFD 2013 30.05.2013 Los Angeles, CA, Club Nokia, MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert
What do you think of Chester joining Stone Temple Pilots?
Here is a video of the new song 'Out Of Time' live from the Weenie Roast show:
Rolling Stone has posted a very positive review of the performance, which you can read in full here.
"As the rotating stage turned around following a joyous set from Vampire Weekend, the opening notes of Stone Temple Pilots’ "Vasoline" filled the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater. On the drum riser, a man stood with his back to the audience until it came time to deliver the opening line, "One time a thing occurred to me." And with that, the venue exploded as Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington turned and leaped into action, filling in on this night for the recently fired Scott Weiland."
Edit: Chester has confirmed that he is now the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Linkin Park. Also they are considering an album and tour. Video here. Source ChesterBNetwork.
It's May and that means it's time for another LPLive media release!
Quoting what I said on the Chester IEM release last month, "if you're a collector of live audio from Linkin Park's live career, you'll know that some of the best shows are the ones from Japan. Tokyo 2001, Tokyo 2003, Yokohama 2003, Osaka 2006, etc."
For this exclusive, we decided to post the full recording from Linkin Park's night 2 in Tokyo on September 11, 2011. This show was a part of LPU Summit #5, which encompassed both shows in Tokyo (specifically Chiba). The Chester IEM contains songs from night 1 (which we will release soon), but this is the full night 2 show. LPLive staff member [AndOne] calls this, in his opinion, the best recording of the A Thousand Suns World Tour. And I agree completely.
If you were following the tour in September 2011, you'll remember that the big highlight from this show is 'Bleed It Out' with the 'No Roads Left' bridge. Mike sang verse 1 and the chorus of 'No Roads Left' over the bridge of 'Bleed It Out' and then the band went into their usual 'A Place For My Head' portion of the bridge after that. After being rehearsed in 2008 and rumored to join the setlists on Projekt Revolution 2008, 'No Roads Left' (a bonus track on Minutes To Midnight) never ended up being played live and the band later said that it was because the song never "sounded right" to them in a live setting. This show in Tokyo and the following show in Yokohama were the only two times that Mike sang part of 'No Roads Left' live!
The show page for this performance can be found here.
SETLIST: 01. The Requiem (Speech Scratch Intro) 02. Faint (Ext. Outro) 03. Lying From You 04. Given Up (Ext. Outro w/ Extra Note) 05. What I've Done (Outro Keyboard Transition) 06. No More Sorrow (Long Intro) 07. From The Inside (Long Intro) 08. Jornada Del Muerto 09. Waiting For The End 10. Burning In The Skies 11. Numb (Short Keyboard Transition Outro) 12. The Radiance (w/ Keyboard & Catalyst Vox) 13. Iridescent 14. Fallout 15. The Catalyst 16. Shadow Of The Day 17. In The End 18. Bleed It Out (Ext. Intro; Ext. Bridge w/ NRL verse 1 + chorus and APFMH verse 1 + bridge; Ext. Outro) ---------------------------------------------------- 19. Empty Spaces 20. When They Come For Me 21. Papercut 22. New Divide 23. Crawling 24. One Step Closer (Ext. Outro)
In between the Deftones' European Tour in March 2001, where Linkin Park opened the tour, and Ozzfest in June 2001, Linkin Park played a short "US-to-Europe Tour" which included a mix of headlining shows across the globe and about ten festivals. One of these festivals was Zeta's Bonzai Show in Miami, FL at the Bayfront Amphitheatre.
Sometimes recordings from shows surface after three or four years, but in this case, lp_bartek and I were able to obtain the master upgrade of the Miami show from April 27, 2001 straight from the taper. We aren't sure of the exact setlist for this show as he unfortunately only recorded about 23 minutes of the set. However, the show page does have what we know about the show (the seven songs that were recorded plus a guess at the setlist).
This is the infamous show where Chester jumped on top of a porta potty mid-show and luckily this moment is captured in the recording since it occurs during 'Points Of Authority'! Overall the band is very energetic at this show, the crowd is good, and Jared from (hed)p.e. even comes out on 'One Step Closer'!
Linkin Park always has something up their sleeves! After announcing that February's show in Las Vegas (show page here) would be the ONLY show by the band in North America in 2013, the band is pleased to announce.....
LinkinPark.com: Linkin Park will be headlining the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles on August 3rd. LPU members will be able to buy pre-sale tickets starting at noon and there will even be an exclusive section up front at the show just for LPU members. This will be Linkin Park's ONLY performance in the United States for the rest of 2013 (this time it's a promise). There will additionally be an LPU M&G at this show.
Mike adds: "We played our first shows as a band in 1998, on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. When we were approached about an opportunity to play a special show on the strip, we couldn't say no. We are excited to announce that we'll be headlining the Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, CA on August 3. This time we mean it… this will be the ONLY U.S. show for the rest of 2013."
Pre-sale tickets will be available at LPUnderground.com at 12:00pm on May 14. Public tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 15 at 10am.
Check the official Facebook page for the Sunset Strip Music Festival for more information on the show as it becomes available. The show takes place on the Sunset Strip, with streets being closed off for the duration of the show. The official festival website adds: "The street festival is located in the 9000 – 8900 blocks of Sunset Boulevard (between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard) in West Hollywood." The 2012 lineup (yes, last year's) for the festival (which has stages both indoors and outdoors in West Hollywood) can be found here.
And of course, there are countries that haven't been fortunate enough to get a show by the band yet, such as India, Lebanon, Vietnam, Serbia, Luxembourg, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, etc. The band is still making its way to new places each touring cycle though: Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, and Turkey during the MTM Touring Cycle, Argentina, Chile, United Arab Emirates, and Israel during the ATS Touring Cycle, and Romania and Ukraine so far on the LIVING THINGS Touring Cycle.
One thing worth mentioning is that Sweden is the only country in the world that has had MORE canceled shows by Linkin Park than shows PLAYED by Linkin Park. In 2001, 2003 and 2008 they had canceled shows (one each of those years), while the band managed to play the country in 2007 and 2011.
Lastly, there are states in the USA that the band has either never played or hasn't been to in a while. Besides Alaska and Hawaii, Linkin Park has never played in Delaware, North Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wyoming.
While Iowa was fortunate enough to get four shows in 2000, one in 2001 and one in 2003 (six in four years), the band has not returned since 2003. Here are a list of those states that haven't had a show in a while:
Linkin Park will be returning to Manila, Philippines on August 13th. This will be the band's second show in the Philippines, with the first coming all the way back on June 15th, 2004 (show page here). The show will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, a brand new venue that opened in 2012.
The promoter of the event, Scala Events, has updated their Facebook cover photo to Linkin Park and said a huge announcement is coming May 8th, so the "official announcement" will come tomorrow. LinkinParkPH gets the credit on this one since they've had the info on this show for a while!
This show will join the four others already announced on the Asian Tour for LIVING THINGS to bring the tour to five shows right now: 10.08.2013 Tokyo, JP, Summer Sonic 11.08.2013 Osaka, JP, Summer Sonic 13.08.2013 Manila, Philippines, Mall of Asia Arena 15.08.2013 Chek Lap Kok, HK, Asia-World Arena 17.08.2013 Taipei, TW, Taipei Arena
What city would you like to see the band add to their Asian Tour next?
5/8 EDIT:Confirmed by Linkin Park: "Linkin Park have added a show in Manila, Philippines on August 13. Pre-sale tickets are available for LPU members starting Friday at LPUnderground.com."
The band attempted to record a song in one day for the Machine Shop Mixtape (scheduled for release in 2006), but when they got into the studio to record, the whole song fell apart and was never finished.
Next 5 Shows:
03.08.2013 West Hollywood, CA
10.08.2013 Tokyo, Japan
11.08.2013 Osaka, Japan
13.08.2013 Manila, Philippines
15.08.2013 Hong Kong
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