The Weeknd Says His “Trilogy” Release Was Inspired By Deftones

The Weeknd recently revealed that he took inspiration from Deftones when he was working on his 2012 compilation “Trilogy.” He tweeted the following about that:

Shortly after tweeting about Deftones, The Weeknd also seemingly paid tribute to late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington:

[via The PRP]

Preview Of Slash’s Previously Unreleased Collaboration With Chester Bennington Surfaces Online

A preview of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s previously unreleased song “Crazy” has surface online. The track was originally set to be included on Slash’s first solo album, but it ended up getting re-recorded with late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister under the name “Captain Alibi.” Producer Big Chris Flores shared the teaser on WHYS Radio, but fans have since uploaded it to YouTube. The full song will reportedly be released as a benefit track for 320 Changes Direction.

[via Blabbermouth]

Grey Daze Working On Another Album Featuring Chester Bennington’s Vocals

Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have revealed that they are working on another album featuring the late frontman’s vocals. A number of guests appear to be involved in the sessions including Filter frontman Richard Patrick, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, and Bennington‘s daughters Lily and Lila.

[via The PRP]

Grey Daze To Release Acoustic EP “Amends… Stripped”

The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have announced a new acoustic EP titled “Amends… Stripped.” The effort will be released on January 29 and it will feature stripped versions of “Shouting Out,” “Sometimes,” “Soul Song,” “What’s In The Eye,” and “The Syndrome.” A lyric video for the first single “Shouting Out” can be found below. Drummer Sean Dowdell said the following about that:

“One of the more interesting things about working with such a great singer like Chester, is the more you take away from his surroundings, the more you get to appreciate and hear all of the subtle nuances of his voice. He was a very special vocalist with an amazing writing ability, and it was very meaningful for us to use these different vocal performances on the acoustic version of ‘Shouting Out‘.”

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Shares Past Live Cover Of Linkin Park’s “In The End”

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn recently paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington by sharing footage of himself covering Linkin Park‘s “In The End“ during a live performance three years ago. You can check that out below:

Bad Wolves Share Cover Of Linkin Park’s “Crawling”

Yesterday (July 20), Bad Wolves paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington by sharing their cover of Linkin Park‘s “Crawling.” The track was previously only available via the band’s Patreon.

Bad Wolves commented:

“Three years ago today we lost one of the greatest voices in modern rock #ChesterBennington. Depression, addiction and suicidal ideation destroys more lives then you can imagine. But there is a deeper story.

For the adult survivor of child abuse, these wounds will never heal. They show up in our waking moments, they tell us we are not enough, that we weren’t worth being protected that we will never be loved. They drive us to self destructive behavior, drugs, alcoholism, workaholism or into the arms of abuser after abuser damning us to repeat the same failed attempts at normalcy until we finally learn how to heal our desecrated innocence.

These are the experiences of the children who are lucky enough to get out alive. Rock Music has told the tales of these horrific abuses for a long time. All to often the artists is unaware of how many lives will be touched by the courage to speak his/her truth. Now we are seeing why.

The statistics of trafficking are outrageously disproportionate to the conversation we are having in our media and with our politicians. We as a people need to stop focusing on the manufactured separatism through racism and political affiliations to realize that our children are gravely in danger. It’s uncomfortable to look at but it’s time.”

Mike Shinoda Says Linkin Park Have At Least One More Song Featuring Chester Bennington’s Vocals

During a recent livestream on Twitch, Mike Shinoda revealed that Linkin Park have at least one unreleased song featuring the late Chester Bennington. The track, which is titled “Friendly Fire,“ was written with Jon Green during the “One More Light” sessions. However, Shinoda did say that it will be a long time before it ever surfaces. He said the following about the song:

“There was a song — a One More Light song that… we mixed more [songs] than [are present on] the finished album and we mixed a couple other songs just to see if one of them would make the cut or whatever — if we could use it for a b-side and it was ‘Friendly Fire‘.”

[via Loudwire]

Grey Daze Premiere “B12” Video

The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have shared a new video for their song “B12.” The track, which features Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Amends,” which is set to be released on June 26.

Grey Daze drummer Sean Dowdell commented:

“Everything we’ve done surrounding the upcoming release of Amends has been to honor Chester. The video for ‘B12‘ is no exception. We wanted to celebrate all that has been accomplished in seeing ‘Amends‘, a release he had wanted to bring to life, and in this video we not only brought his lyrics to life, we also were able to feel his presence as we performed alongside his vocal track.”

Welch added:

“The range, the power, the melody, and the flow… it sounds like [Chester’s] in his prime.”

Chester Bennington’s Son Jaime Directs Grey Daze’s “Soul Song” Video

Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze have shared a new video for “Soul Song.” The clip was directed by the late Linkin Park frontman’s son Jamie, who also guested on the track. “Soul Song” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Amends,” which is set to be released on June 26.

Jaime commented:

“This music video is about my spiritual connection to the other side and my literal experiences with the elusive and, at times, incomprehensible presence of my father after death. ‘Soul Song‘ is about the many ways in which we come to enlightenment, into knowledge, and the many ways we fall away from it. This is my personal experience with that.”

Grey Daze drummer Sean Dowdell added:

“Having Jaime involved in the recording of ‘Soul Song‘ meant so much to all of us. It was one of those full circle moments where we remembered meeting Chester at an even younger age than Jaime, and to now be recording with his son… it was a highlight of recording ‘Amends‘. Jamie is a burgeoning filmmaker so when he offered to do this video, well, we couldn’t think of a better way to present this song.”