Linkin Park’s Music For Relief organization is set to become the official crisis relief program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Brad Delson told Billboard the following:
“My bandmates and I founded Music For Relief in the spirit of collaboration; recognizing that we could do more in partnership with others. Joining forces with EIF exemplifies the teamwork that will make both entities stronger. The Entertainment Industry Foundation has the capability to activate the entertainment community around a cause, which is what we set out to achieve with Music For Relief.”
EIF CEO Nicole Sexton added:
“EIF is honored to help magnify the vision of the generous founders of Music For Relief, the members of Linkin Park, and their donors, partners and fans. Music For Relief will allow EIF the capability to harness the power of the entertainment community to help make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by natural disasters around the globe… It’s an honor to be their strategic partner in amplifying the Music For Relief mission, and mobilizing the creative community to respond immediately to future global disasters.”
It looks like members Linkin Park have been in the studio together. Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson were both tagged in a studio photo on Instagram, while Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell also shared a picture from what may have been the same location. It is still not clear what they are working on.
While answering fan questions on Twitter, Mike Shinoda confirmed that Linkin Park have “every intention on continuing” following the tragic death of Chester Bennington. He tweeted the following:
In other news, he also opened up a bit about his new EP “Post Traumatic,” which was released today:
He also added the following about “Looking For An Answer,” which didn’t appear on the EP, but was performed live at the band’s tribute show for Bennington:
[via The PRP]
Linkin Park bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell has launched a new podcast, called Member Guest, with pro golfer Brendan Steele and his friend Mark. The first episode features Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows, and it can be found HERE.
According to Wheels, Linkin Park are going to help Mercedes-AMG work on pedestrian-alerting noise for electric cars, which are usually pretty silent. The company is still deciding which sounds it wants to make, but Linkin Park have reportedly been recruited as “Partners in Performance.” Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers told Wheels the following:
“I started to talk with [Linkin Park] about what is their interpretation of electrified sound. We’ve had a cooperation with Linkin Park for years. We’re really close.”
This news comes after Mercedes-AMG previously paid tribute to Chester Bennington with a “flame-tattoo car.”
According to TMZ, the late Chester Bennington’s (Linkin Park) ex-wife Samantha Olit is apparently seeking $502,500 from his estate for money he allegedly owed her for child support. The article goes on to say she also “wants a share in Chester’s non-touring merchandising income and other royalty rights to his music.”
Linkin Park have premiered a new live video for their track “Sharp Edges.” The audio from this performance comes with the band’s new live album “One More Light Live,” which will be available on December 15. That release is dedicated to the late Chester Bennington.