Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Two Linkin Park fans commit suicide after death of Chester Bennington


The world of music is still shaken by the death of Chester Bennington. According to some band's fan page, two fans of Linkin Park committed suicide after the singer's death unable to deal with the loss of Bennington.

Chester Bennington committed suicide at a Palos Verdes Estates residence in LA. He was married with 6 children from 2 wives.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Linkin Park release emotional statement: "Dear Chester..."


Linkin Park released an official statement about the unexpected death of the singer Chester Bennington:

Friday, July 21, 2017

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died at the age of 41


Chester Bennington, Linkin Park frontman, committed suicide at a Palos Verdes Estates residence in LA.

According to reports, law enforcement officials say his body was found shortly before 9 am on July 20. "Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County.  His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM. Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives."

Friday, June 2, 2017

Rock am Ring festival suspended due to terror threat


In a statement on Facebook, the organizers of Rock am Ring said the festival was being evacuated as a precaution because of a terror threat, while police continue investigations. More than 80,000 festival goers had traveled to the Nurburgring for the festival, which due to run until Sunday evening.

Rammstein was the Friday night headliner but hadn't yet started playing. Organizers said they hoped the festival would continue as normal on Saturday.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

20 people dead and 50 others injured in the explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK


NBC News is reporting that multiple senior law enforcement sources have confirmed that more than 20 people have died and 50 others people were injured in the explosions that occurred after an Ariana Grande performance in Manchester, UK.

The show had reportedly wrapped at the Manchester Arena up and Ariana had left the stage when those in the crowd heard either two loud explosions or two loud bangs.

The crowd was sent into a panic, at which point fans began to flee from the venue. Police have confirmed there are 'a number of confirmed fatalities' but have not offered additional details, as it is early on in their investigation.

A witness on the scene described the event. Jonathan Yates told MailOnline: "The concert had finished and the lights came on almost instantly. There was a bang, a weird bang. There were lots of balloons but I thought to myself that can’t be a balloon, that’s not normal. We were sat on the floor level and it came from the higher seats, people were running and screaming. Everyone stopped and I turned to my friend and said ‘we need to run’. Everyone was running and screaming and then when we got out it felt a bit more OK. I heard five or six bangs that sounded like gunshots. When we got outside people were outside, crying and on their phones."

Multiple people have reported that the Holiday Inn Manchester is a central location for parents who cannot locate their children. Many children were taken to that location and away from the scene.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell dies at 52


Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell died Wednesday night at the age of 52.

Soundgarden was in Detroit for a performance at the Fox Theatre as part of their current tour. They were scheduled to perform at Rock On The Range in Columbus on Friday.

"His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause," a statement to CNN from his representative Brian Bumbery read. "They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy is respected at this time."

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

It Lies Within announce High Fives & Hand Shakes Tour


Michigan metalcore quintet It Lies Within have announced their High Fives & Hand Shakes Tour. Having recently conquered Europe for the first time with The Browning and with a new album on the way, It Lies Within return to the road later this month for a 21-date run starting in hometown Flint, MI on April 28th.

Tour dates:

4/28 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
4/29 - Newport, KY @ Thompson House *
4/30 - Johnson City, TN @ Capone's *
5/1 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits *
5/3 - Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub *
5/4 - Panama City, FL @ A&M Theatre *
5/5 - Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar *
5/6 - Shreveport, LA @ Bushnookies ^
5/7 - Jefferson, LA @ Southport Hall ^
5/9 - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall ^
5/10 - Dallas, TX @ The Door ^
5/11 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozer's ^
5/13 - Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club ^
5/14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird ^
5/15 - Peoria, IL @ Rail II ^
5/16 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews ^
5/17 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome ^
5/18 - Plano, IL @ Brick Lounge ^
5/19 - Battle Creek, MI @The Music Factory ^
5/20 - Jackson, MI @The Foundry ^
5/21 - Kent, OH @ The Outpost ^

Support from: Blessing A Curse* / Light the Fire^