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15 Songs Worth The 'Wait'

2/22/2015 2:00pm EST
15 Songs Worth The 'Wait'
What qualifications does it take for a song to be ‘worth the wait?’ Does a selected song that’s ‘worth the wait’ require lofty anticipation or a host of bells and whistles to make it distinct from the rest? Actually No – negative. A song ‘worth the wait’ according to our rubric just requires one word – wait, waiting, waited – you get the picture! Here are 15 songs hence that are worth the ‘wait.’

1) Kings of Leon, “Wait For Me” (Mechanical Bull, 2013)

“Wait For Me” endears itself from its signature instrumental introduction throughout it simple, yet touching concept. Among the most u...

CD Review: Linkin Park - 'The Hunting Party' (Warner Bros.)

6/17/2014 5:51pm EDT
CD Review: Linkin Park - 'The Hunting Party' (Warner Bros.)
First things first, The Hunting Party is not Hybrid Theory. While it may find the band at their heaviest since 2003’s Meteora, it’s still an unfair comparison as they are two entirely different records indicative of two entirely different time periods. The Hunting Party sticks an emphatic middle finger in the face of today’s sterile rock scene as frontman Chester Bennington defiantly proclaims ‘No control/No surprise/I'm my own casualty/I fuck up everything I see/Fighting in futility’ during the opening seconds of “Keys to The Kingdom,” a clear result of Mike Shinoda and company being tired...

5 Albums To Check Out : This Week In Music

6/17/2014 3:00pm EDT
2014 Billboard Awards Red Carpet at the MGM Grand Resort Hotel a
Music Shopping List - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ah, there's something special about the third Tuesday music release date in June. Last year (June 18, 2013), the third Tuesday in June played host to three highly anticipated hip-hop releases (Kanye West's Yeezus, J. Cole's Born Sinner, and Mac Miller's Watching Movies With the Sound Off). Additionally the fourth release on that same date, Kelly Rowland's Talk A Good Game, was no slouch in itself. Those four albums debuted at numbers one through four respectively with three of four selling north of 100,000 copies.

This year's third Tuesday - c...

Linkin Park And The Offspring To Play Philippines Benefit Concert

12/12/2013 10:05am EST
Linkin Park
Linkin Park are teaming up with The Offspring to play a benefit performance for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

The two bands will come together for a special show in L.A. in January to raise funds for Linkin Park's charity Music For Relief, an organization which provides aid to disaster areas.

The Concert for the Philippines event at the Club Nokia venue will bring in money to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the Asian country in November and left more than 5,000 dead.

More acts will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the ...

Justin Bieber Named Artist Of The Year At AMAs - Check Out Pics Of Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera & More!

11/19/2012 8:55am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber took home the coveted "Artist of the Year" prize at last night's American Music Awards (AMAs) in Los Angeles. The pop star also won "Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist" and "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" trophies.

Bieber, who attended the event with his mother Pattie Mallette, dragged her on stage when he recieved the night's most anticipated award. "This is my mom, she's little but she's beautiful...I wanna thank you for just always believing in me...This is amazing," he told the crowd.

Skirting around rumors that he and Selena Gomez broke up, he told fans, "As long as you guys keep ...

Linkin Park Fan Dies In Scaffolding Collapse Outside Concert Stadium In South Africa

11/8/2012 8:28am EST
Linkin Park
Linkin Park have offered their condolences after a fan died before their show in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday when scaffolding collapsed.

As well as the fatality, 20 others were injured outside the Cape Town Stadium when an advertising structure fell. Reports suggest the majority of those hurt were women carrying out promotional work.

The rockers were unaware of the incident when they took to the stage, and have now spoken of their sadness over the tragedy.

A statement on the band's page reads, "Following our performance tonight at Cape Town Stadium, we were advis...

Concert Review: Linkin Park and Incubus, 2012 Honda Civic Tour

9/9/2012 9:30am EDT
Honda Civic Tour
The 2012 Honda Civic Tour arrived in Carson, CA on Saturday night with co-headliners Linkin Park and Incubus. The two bands and opener MuteMath packed the Home Depot Center on their next-to-last tour stop, and did not disappoint legions of both bands' devoted fans.

Incubus opened their set with "Privilege" from their 1999 breakout album Make Yourself, then segued into "Wish You Were Here," the first single from 2001's Morning View. Other songs included "Megalomaniac" from 2004's A Crow Left of the Murder, "Adolescents" from their most recent album If Not Now, When? (2011), and "Anna Moll...

Linkin Park, Incubus Arrive on West Coast to Conclude 2012 Honda Civic Tour

9/5/2012 9:30am EDT
Linkin Park
Linkin Park and Incubus are the co-headliners of this year's Honda Civic Tour, and tonight they start their final segment of concert dates on the West Coast. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Incubus front man Brandon Boyd recently gave some insight into the high-demand tour.

"I think the most special thing about this tour is the fact that you have two headlining bands singing together on one bill, which typically can be kind of hard to do," said Bennington. "Usually when you’re in a position to headline a tour of this kind, there’s only room for one headlining band usually. S...

Linkin Park Launch Charity Drive To Light Up Haiti For Christmas

12/5/2011 3:59pm EST
Linkin Park
Rockers Linkin Park have teamed up with officials at charity Music For Relief to light up Haiti.

The group has urged fans to help them provide solar powered light bulbs to the families without power in Haiti this Christmas. A $10 donation to Music For Relief will provide one solar powered light bulb.

Linkin Park star Mike Shinoda says, "We chose Haiti for this project because the country faces severe energy poverty. There are 34 million people in the Western Hemisphere who have no access to modern energy; 8 million of them are in Haiti."

"By helping Haiti we can make a huge impact, so...

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington To Undergo Surgery

10/5/2011 2:59pm EDT
Linkin Park
Linkin Park have been forced to cancel the final performance of their world tour so frontman Chester Bennington can undergo surgery.

The In The End hit-makers were scheduled to stage the last show of their A Thousand Suns tour at Florida music festival DeLuna Fest on October 16th, but they've axed the gig so rocker Bennington can get medical treatment on his shoulder.

The band posted the news on its official website with a memo that reads, "As much as we were looking forward to rocking our final date of the year with our Florida fans, Chester has been advised to have immediate shoulder ...

Linkin Park Make Charity Visit To Japan

9/28/2011 8:29am EDT
Linkin Park
Rockers Linkin Park have visited schools in Japan to raise awareness of the ongoing recovery efforts following the earthquake and tsunami in March.

The band has been enthusiastic supporters of the relief drive and helped raise funds earlier this year by designing a T-shirt for its Music For Relief organization. They've teamed up with officials at Save the Children to carry on their good work, and they recently jetted to Japan to meet children affected by the double disaster.

Bandmembers Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda and Dave Farrell visited Taizen Elementary School and tried on prote...

Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington: 'I Was A Raging Alcoholic'

7/14/2011 10:58pm EDT
Linkin Park
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has become the latest star to come clean about his booze problems, revealing he was once "a raging alcoholic."

Just a week after Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe opened up about his secret battle with alcohol, Bennington has spoken out about his own problems.

He tells rock magazine Kerrang!, "I don't drink. I choose to be sober now. I have drunk over the last six years, but I just don't want to be that person anymore."

In the candid interview, the singer also speaks about being molested as a seven-year-old child, adding, "If I think back to when ...

CD Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie Soundtrack

7/13/2011 4:12pm EDT
The Transformers movie soundtrack has become as ballyhooed as its big screen counterpart through the years, and the latest, and perhaps final, installment of said sonic accompaniment is no different, living up to the hype with each passing track. This time around on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack, some of the faces are the same, but as with its two predecessors, this compilation does not disappoint at any turn.

Speaking of familiar faces, Linkin Park returns to the Transformers soundtrack, anchoring the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack with “Iridescent,” off their 2...

Linkin Park Bassist Goes To Haiti

4/16/2011 8:27am EDT
Linkin Park
Linkin Park bassist Dave Farrell has met with high-ranking Haitian officials in a bid to find ways for his charity organization Music for Relief to help the ongoing relief effort following last year's devastating earthquake.

The rocker, travelled to the troubled nation earlier this week in an effort to help support a campaign against crime and shed light on the problems facing Haiti.

In a statement released to WENN, Farrell says, "Haiti may have fallen from the headlines, but the country still needs our help. We can't forget about the suffering that is still going on in Haiti.

"After mee...

Ne-Yo Designs T-Shirt For Japanese Disaster Relief

3/30/2011 3:30pm EDT
R&B star Ne-Yo has become the latest celebrity to offer his services to the relief effort in Japan - he has created a line of charity T-shirts to raise funds for the survivors of this month's earthquake and tsunami disasters.

The So Sick hit-maker is following in the footsteps of his music peers Snoop Dogg, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, and Solange Knowles by designing a special shirt to benefit relief organizations helping the Japanese clean up after the natural disasters.

Ne-Yo's T-shirts feature the message 'Spread love with music', with a big heart and music notes drawn in marker pen...

Keith Richards Designs T-Shirt For Japanese Disaster Relief Fund

3/24/2011 8:23am EDT
Keith Richards
Rolling Stones star Keith Richards has followed in the footsteps of fellow rockers Iron Maiden by designing a T-shirt to raise funds for the relief efforts in Japan.

The musician is using a special snap taken in Japan during the band's 1990 world tour for the front of the $29.99 garment, and he's urging his fans to dig deep and support his fundraiser.

A message posted on his website reads, "For decades, Japanese fans have been some of the most passionate supporters of rock and roll. Now they need our help. The Japan Relief t-shirt is based on a photo taken by Claude Gassian on the Japan...

Iron Maiden Selling T-Shirts To Help Japanese Red Cross

3/18/2011 9:57am EDT
Iron Maiden
British rockers Iron Maiden are selling off limited-edition t-shirts to raise funds for the relief effort in Japan, following last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

The band was travelling to Tokyo for two shows when the massive 9.0-magnitude tremor struck on Friday and they were forced to divert their jet to Nagoya in the wake of the disaster.

Both of their gigs were cancelled - but the stars are offering up t-shirts intended for sale at the concerts to benefit the Japanese Red Cross, which is working hard to provide aid for victims of the quake.

The garment features their m...

Drowning Pool 'Devastated' By Tucson Gunman's Use Of Song

1/13/2011 10:05pm EST
Drowning Pool
Rockers Drowning Pool have distanced themselves from a deranged gunman who opened fire in a Tucson, Arizona car park - killing six people and injuring 14 others - after he used their music as the soundtrack to a video he posted online.

The band has released a statement after learning Jared Lee Loughner, 22, is a fan of their music - and used it to inspire his violence.

The group states, "We were devastated to learn of the tragic events that occurred in Arizona and that our music has been misinterpreted, again."

Drowning Pool insist "Bodies," the song Loughner used in his vide...

Kanye West Deems Coldplay To Be 'More Talented Than The Beatles'

11/10/2010 9:47am EST
Kanye West
Kanye West dreams of recording an album with Chris Martin - because he's convinced the British rocker and his Coldplay band mates are "more talented than The Beatles."

Martin lent his vocals to the rapper's 2008 track Homecoming and West was so impressed, he's now begging the Yellow hit-maker to join him in the studio again - because he believes a collaboration with Coldplay could make "one of the greatest albums ever."

West says, "America has, and probably always will, dominate music across the globe but it's always been the British who pull out that very special band. We have had amaz...

Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Are Big Winners At MTV Europe Music Awards

11/8/2010 8:36am EST
Lady Gaga
Newlywed Katy Perry extended her October wedding celebrations at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday after winning the night's top prize.

With new husband Russell Brand cheering her on, Perry turned the air blue thanking the "best f**king crowd in Europe" while picking up the Best Video trophy for "California Gurls," beating the likes of Lady Gaga, 30 Seconds to Mars and Eminem.

The singer, who joined her new husband for their first public appearance since becoming man and wife, shared her joy with pal Rihanna, who was forced to miss the pop star's wedding in India last month.

The "Umb...

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Loved His 'Saw' Movie Role

10/28/2010 1:49pm EDT
Chester Bennington
Rocker Chester Bennington is delighted with his latest role - he's been immortalized as a victim of twisted serial killer Jigsaw in the new Saw movie.

The Linkin Park frontman is a huge fan of the bloodthirsty film franchise, and he jumped at the chance to play a man held in a gruesome "do or die" trap in Saw 3D, which hits cinemas on Friday. And the What I've Done hit-maker found it easy to slip into the role - he has suffered so many injuries in his life, he knows how it feels to be paralyzed by pain.

Bennington tells Kerrang! magazine, "What I love about the Saw films is the incredib...

Lady Gaga And Katy Perry Lead MTV EMAs

9/20/2010 9:13am EDT
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are set to go head-to-head at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) with five nominations apiece.

The pop stars are leading the field ahead of the awards show in November with nods in categories including Best Pop, Best Female and Best Song - and they will compete against Rihanna in all three categories. Miley Cyrus and Usher join the trio in the Best Pop category, while Shakira and Cyrus are also up for Best Female.

The Best Song prize will be a competition between Gaga's Bad Romance, Perry's California Gurls and Usher's OMG, while Rihanna features twice w...

Jonas Brothers Lead Kids' Choice Award Nominations

2/17/2010 9:21am EST
Jonas Brothers Lead Kids
Joe Jonas and his brother Nick will battle it out at the upcoming Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards after both were nominated for a top honor. The siblings received nods in the Favorite TV Actor category for their roles in Disney show JONAS- but face tough competition from twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse, who star in The Suite Life on Deck.

Disney queen Miley Cyrus is up against her pal Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place), Miranda Cosgrove (Icarly) and Keke Palmer (True Jackson VP) for the Favorite TV Actress award - but her hit series Hannah Montana has been sensationally snubbed in the...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 11

2/11/2010 3:00am EST
Jennifer Aniston
Happy Birthday to:

America's sweetheart Jennifer Aniston (1969)

"Twilight" star Taylor Lautner (1992)

"The New World" actress Q'orianka Kilcher (1990)

Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland (1981)

R & B singer Brandy (1979)

Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda (1977)

Soul singer/pianist D'Angelo (1974)

Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow (1962)

Actress Carey Lowell (1961)

Brazilian songwriter Sergio Mendes (1941)

American actor Burt Reynolds (1936)

"Gilligan's Island" movie star Tina Louise (1934)

Funnyman Leslie Nielsen (1926)

Hungarian-born actress Eva Gabor (...

Most Memorable Grammy Performances (Videos)

2/3/2010 10:45am EST
Last Sunday, Pink's "Glitter in the Air" joined a list of many memorable Grammy performances since the award show's conception. Here are some of the great Grammy musical performances, from the simplicity of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" to the flashy collaboration between Madonna and the Gorillaz.

Michael Jackson, 1988

Clash Tribute, 2003 (Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Steve Van Zandt and Elvis Costello)

Eminem and Elton John, 2001

Madonna and Gorillaz, 2006

Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, and Lil Kim, 2002

Linkin Park, Jay-Z, Paul McCartney,...

2010 Grammy Awards Fashion (Photos)

2/1/2010 12:10pm EST
2010 Grammy Awards Fashion
Gold and beige were hot colors at last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce looked fantastic in a form-fitting Stephanie Rolland gown, while Katy Perry wore the same shade in a dress by Zac Posen, complete with gold flowers. Sexy "Tik Tok" pop star Ke$ha wore a flirty gold fringed dress. Carrie Underwood took the stage in a strapless gold gown but wore a white dress with an asymmetrical neckline on the red carpet.

Fergie stood out in her electric blue and gold dress, which had a hint of Egyptian flare. Taylor Swift was one of our top picks of the night in a blue sparkly floor-length Kaufman F...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 20

1/20/2010 3:00am EST
Melissa Rivers
Happy Birthday to:

Gossip reporter Melissa Rivers (1968)

Linkin Park drummer Rob Bourdon (1979)

Sepultura lead singer Derrick Green (1971)

Actor Skeet Ulrich (1969)

L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns (1966)

Country singer John Michael Montgomery (1965)

Actor Jamie Denton (1963)

Actor Lorenzo Lamas (1958)

Comedian Bill Maher (1956)

Comedic actor Arte Johnson (1929)

Storied actress Patricia Neal (1926)

Country singer Slim Whitman (1924)

"Star Trek" doctor DeForest Kelley (1920; d. 1999)

Comedic actor George Burns (1896; d. 1996)

Get Celebr...

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Debuts New Band, Dead By Sunrise

10/2/2009 7:00pm EDT
Chester Bennington, Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise
Dead by Sunrise, the new band fronted by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, have just released another new song from their upcoming album. The song, called "Let Down", is from their debut album, "Out Of Ashes", due from Warner Bros. Records on October 13.

The band, which is Bennington on vocals, guitarists Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh (from Orgy/Julien-K), bassist Brandon Belsky, drummer Elias Anda (also from Julien-K), and keyboardist Anthony Valcic, will perform at Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas on October 1; at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City on October 14; and at the...

Elton John Makes Guest Appearance On New Alice In Chains Album

8/11/2009 11:34pm EDT
Alice In Chains Elton John
Among the many highlights on "Black Gives Way To Blue", the highly anticipated new album from Alice In Chains, is a special guest performance by Elton John. The two rock legends collaborated on the album's stunning title track, "Black Gives Way To Blue," a heart-stirring tribute to Alice In Chains' late lead singer Layne Staley. The album arrives in stores September 29.

"We were thinking about adding piano to the track and a friend suggested we call Elton," recalls guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell. "I remember laughing and saying, 'Yeah, I'll get right on that.' But I decided it was wor...

Check Out Linkin Park's New Video, 'New Divide', From 'Transformers: Rise Of The Fallen'

6/15/2009 1:35pm EDT
Linkin Park
Take a look at Linkin Park's latest video for their new song "New Divide" off the soundtrack from the new Transformers movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

"New Divide" is the first studio release from the band since 2007's Minutes to Midnight. Last fall they released a live album, Road to Revolution Live at Milton Keynes.

Watch the video now, with scenes from the new Transformers movie!

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