Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has been sharing some of his memories of bandmate and friend, Chester Bennington. Shinoda said that when the band was recording it’s debut album, “Hybrid Theory” a rep from their record label was losing faith and took Chester aside to share his feelings. He told Chester that he was the “talent” and they didn’t need the rapping. Chester returned to the band and told them what happened and that he told the rep to go F himself! Hybrid Theory has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.
Funko Pop, the company that brought you Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, GNR, Lemmy and others in “pop” form, just announced a few other rockers getting the pop treatment. Available in January will be Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, Elton John and Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain. The Kurt figure will be available in three different offerings. You can see them all on the company’s website.
Tomorrow night, if you don’t happen to be in the Bay Area, you can still check out Metallica and friends “Band Together Bay Area” benefit concert. Metallica are raising money to help those who were affected by the devastation widefires that took a toll on the area. You can watch the show via the band’s YouTube channel or Facebook page beginning at 5:45pm.