Watch one of Linkin Park’s first LIVE performances, months before “Hybrid Theory” was released

No matter what Linkin Park does from here on out, vocalist Chester Bennington will be remembered forever as one of the prominent voices of this generation. The gateway for many a music lover to experience what was likely one of their first favorite bands they connected to, Linkin Park was once a very tiny band that nobody knew – and that record labels had rejected time and time again.

Months before Hybrid Theory had released, the band played a show at the Mason Jar venue in Phoenix, Arizona, where it appears (according to LP Live) that most of the songs from the upcoming album were actually played for the first time. It’s important to remember that even Linkin Park started out as a local band, and your favorite band likely had humble beginnings as well. You can check out the full live set below, complete with tracklisting. Of particular note is the sheer power of Chester Bennington’s vocals – even in his early days, he had the poise to be a star. And the crowd knew it, too.

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Let’s Talk: The Integration & Overlap In Soundcloud and Various Rock Subgenres

In the past few weeks, popular Soundcloud artist and songwriter Lil Aaron has released 3 new songs, each opening with samples from classic emo/pop punk hits. It started with the track Warped Tour, featuring Paramore’s Misery Business. Then, a week later he released Hot Topic, which begins with Panic At The Disco’s iconic I Write Sins Not Tragedies intro. About a week after that, he released the most recent track, Top 8 which samples Sugar, We’re Goin Down by Fall Out Boy. His song Drugs also gives off a pop punk vibe on it’s own with no samples, and he even referred to it as being “like a Blink-182 song on drugs” in an interview with Pigeons & Planes just about a month before releasing it.

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Neck Deep – The Peace and the Panic Review – No big surprise, but young pop-punk kings keep their crown

Three years only after their debut album, Wishful Thinking, British pop-punk’s rising stars Neck Deep are back again with their third record, The Peace and the Panic (TPATP). This is a much-anticipated release, as their previous one (Life’s Not Out To Get You, 2015) has been met with both critical and commercial success. Since then, the band’s been touring the world with State Champs, All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil or earlier this year with A Day To Remember. So we can legitimately say that TPATP  is awaited by a fair amount of fans around the world.
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Hellfest review – Day 2 of 3 : Hard Rock + Hardcore = A hell of a day !

After a first day that has kept all its promises, Hellfest opens up its gates for the 60.000 of us on this Saturday morning. And today, again, we have quite a big program, as we’re seeing acts such as Suicidal Tendencies, Comeback Kid, Soilwork, Frank Carter, and on the first Main Stage, we will have the honor to witness what could be described as a Hard Rock All-Star Game : The Dead Daisies, Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons, Ugly Kid Joe, Steel Panther, Airbourne and Aerosmith.
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