Friday, October 23, 2009

Dead by Sunrise @ Jimmy Kimmel

Amir posted a link to a video of the band performing "Crawl back in" at Jimmy Kimmel, earlier this week. So if you have any videos of this gig, just let us know via mail at

I'll add some pictures later on ;)

Review Epicenter

We found this old review from the Epicenter Show at Best Music Live

Pomona, CA - The Fairplex was the scene of some great hard rock this afternoon. Begining with Street Sweeper Social Club, Tom Morello and Boots Riley kicked it off like only they can. Also happy to report they are some of the coolest and most down to earth guys you will meet as was the case in the media room. Did anyone happen to notice that Tom played a small roll in the first Iron Man movie? Whip out your blu-ray and watch the scenes when Tony Stark ( Robert Downey Jr) was held prisoner. There were 2 stages, the Monster Energy Stage, which hosted the following bands, After Midnight Project, Sonny, Paper Tongues, Aesop Rock, and Atmosphere and the Main Stage that hosted Street Sweeper Social Club, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Wolfmother, Alice In Chains, Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise (brief 3 song set) and Tool. The "fire pit" during Tool's set was interesting because apparently moshing while lighting your clothes on fire is really the only way to do it. That is of course if you are looking for 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Have not heard if anyone got hurt, no news is good news right? Real men of genius out there.

Setlist from the Roxy gig + new Interviews with Chester

Lplive posted the Setlist of the Roxy Gig as well as some informations.

West Hollywood, California
The Roxy Theatre
19th October 2009

01. Crawl Back In
02. Condemned
03. The Morning After
04. Fire
05. Let Down
06. Walking In Circles
07. Too Late
08. The End Of The World
09. My Suffering
10. Inside Of Me
11. 20 Eyes (The Misfits cover)

Show Notes:
- Chester started to sing too early on 'Crawl Back In', but corrected himself.
- Chester announced during the show that fans who sent him a "tweet" on Twitter would get free tickets to the Jimmy Kimmel performance a few days later.

Other Notes:
- This was the first Dead By Sunrise show with an official LPU Meet & Greet.
- All other five members of Linkin Park were present in the crowd.

LPTimes added two new Interviews with Chester, one with USA Weekend and one with AfroJacks

From classic rockers such as Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton to Jack White and Dave Grohl today, musicians have long had side projects in addition to their usual bands. The latest to moonlight with another group is Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who teamed with members of Orgy and Julien-K to form Dead By Sunrise. The new band issued its debut album, Out of Ashes, this week, and our Brian Truitt says the songs — some of which deal with Bennington’s own struggles with divorce as well as drug and alcohol addiction — are darker, more dynamic and less hip-hop-influenced than Linkin Park’s. Brian talked with Bennington, 33, right after a sound check on Wednesday, so read below for their conversation and check out a music video for the new single, Crawl Back In.

Is it neat to have another debut album come out? Most musicians only get one.
It is pretty awesome. This one was as nerve-wracking as when [Linkin Park’s debut] Hybrid Theory came out. It is really cool to not know what’s going to happen.

Do you wonder how Linkin Park fans will embrace these new songs, especially since they’re so personal?
All around, stepping outside of something as big as Linkin Park, one thing is that expectations are really high. When you do something different, a lot of people wonder why or is it going to be good. In terms of the lyrics, the fact that I’m not lying about what the songs are about in press and being really open to what they’re about, that freaks me out a little more than anything else. To be open and honest about things, to put your whole dysfunction out there so people can see how raw you really are, that’s something I really didn’t think through so much. And 200 interviews later, this is what everybody’s focusing on.

Because your voice is so distinctive, is there a worry that someone not in the know may think these are a bunch of new Linkin Park songs?
Yeah, it is, actually. I know my voice has a very distinct sound and when I sing, I sound like myself, no matter what. That’s why I really wanted to make sure that I didn’t change too much from the original versions of the songs in terms of style. These songs are grungy, and some of them are kinda punky and pretty straightforward in terms of the rock element. That’s the thing that gives DBS our unique quality that’s different from Orgy and Linkin Park. In doing so, naturally my vocal style lends itself to the style of the song, so even though I sound like myself, it also sounds like I’m singing a little differently. You put all that together, and it equals a record that doesn’t sound like Linkin Park.

When you were younger, you grew up on Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots. Did you go back and listen to those kinds of bands when you were figuring out what kind of sound you wanted to create?
No. I actually don’t listen to much music at all when I’m writing. I tend to write songs that sound like what I’m listening to. That in itself turns me off and bothers me. Usually when I’m writing, which is all the time, I don’t really listen to too much music from other people, and the style of stuff I like is so different from the style of stuff that I actually write that typically I don’t have to worry. I’m not going to write a song like the Metrics, I don’t sound like Phoenix, not too much of my stuff sounds like Depeche Mode. But a lot of my stuff is grungy, so anything that lands in the grunge era, yeah, you could probably make a connection to. But that’s the stuff I like to write and the stuff I listen to the most.

It seems a lot more musicians these days have side projects — for example, your own Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda has Fort Minor, and Jack White is in three bands at the same time. Being on the frontlines, do you have any insight? Is it cool to have side projects?
I don’t if it’s cooler – I just think maybe bands are more comfortable with themselves. I know for me, if I felt anyone in Linkin Park were at all not happy with me doing this, I wouldn’t do it. I would have found a place for the songs somewhere eventually, and maybe not doing a completely whole other band. The Foo Fighters probably don’t have to worry about not being the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl goes around and plays with Queens of the Stone Age and he’s now doing something with John Paul Jones and Josh Homme, but they know he’s going to come back and do another Foo Fighters record. And it’s kind of his band, too. [Laughs] Jack White can do whatever he wants because he’s going to make another White Stripes record, he’s gonna do more Raconteurs. A lot of bands are doing it because they maybe are communicating better within the group, or maybe they just don’t give a [fudge].

You have four kids, the oldest of whom are 12 and 13. Did you try out the new album on them to see what they thought?
Family’s tricky because they’re always going to tell you that they like it. But sometimes kids can be extremely honest. My wife is a really good gauge of honesty, too — she’ll tell me if she doesn’t like something.

In the next year, you’re planning to tour with Dead By Sunrise and finish a new Linkin Park record. Do you thrive on that kind of busy schedule or do you steel yourself to not being home for a while?
Even though I am pretty busy, I feel like I do make sure that I spend enough time at home – well, I guess it’s relative. I try to spend as much time as I can with my family. Whether my kids feel like I’m at home enough, that’s for them to say. But at the same time, they’re the most important thing in the world to me and I definitely do not want to take away from that too much. I’m at home as much as I’m gone.

The Fro got 4 questions in with ex-Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and his new band Dead By Sunrise.

Dead By Sunrise is Bennington, Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh, formerly of Orgy and current Julien-K members, Brandon Belsky, Elias Andra, and Anthony "FU" Valcic. "It was just me writing the lyrics this time around, so I was very straight to the point, very forward, and very personal with the lyrics for this record," Bennington says of his first endeavor outside Linkin Park. "I got to the point where I thought, 'Okay, it's time to be real.'"

The album Out of Ashes is out today.

FROMAN: Dead by Sunrise has more of a metal feel to it than Linkin Park, is this a sound you are looking to pursue?
DEAD BY SUNRISE (CHESTER): I wouldn't say it's metal so much...I think it has more of a grungy sound to it, but there are metal elements to the record, and that's a style we also like.

FROMAN: Everyone has a couple guilty pleasure songs mine is Boz Scaggs- Lido Shuffle, I love that dumb ass song. What's your favorite guilty pleasure band/song?
CHESTER: You Spin Me Right 'Round – Dead Or Alive

FROMAN: If you were to go to the P section in the artist list on your ipod, what would the first artist that comes up?

FROMAN: Out of all the years of being a musician what was your favorite year?
CHESTER: This one by far.

Several Updates around Dead by Sunrise

I found serval updates at our beloved Partnersite Chester-land, and I want so share them with you too :)

We start with a review from the show at the Roxy.
"Condemned" gave Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh the space to cut through gnashing choruses with a direct distortion assault. Their grungey and guttural playing perfectly contrasts with Bennington's croon. Before "Fire," Chester let out a big smile, "Welcome to our very first show in Los Angeles! What a fuckin' beautiful moment to share." "Fuckin' beautiful" is the only way to adequately describe the ethereal echo pulsating through "Fire." It shows just how diverse Dead By Sunrise can get, and it also sparked a big sing-a-long. MORE
I will also add some pictures to our gallery later on :)

There will be some screenshots from the "We need to talk" interviews with Ryan and Chester in our gallery as well as Chester-land posted another great interview with Chester from Rocksound.
I will add Screenshot of this too ;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Loveline Interview Download/"We need to talk"

You can now download the Loveline "interview" with DBS, the first part is missing. So if anybody out there has this part, let us know!
Thanks to Julien-K Germany for their post! ;)

And there a three videos, showing Chester and Ryan. They have to answer a few spontaneous questions, it's very funny. :D

Source: Julien-K Germany

New LPTV episode

There's a new LPTV episode, very funny I think. It shows the band rehearsing for the Las Vegas show, as well as a part of the show.

You can either watch it here, if the widget doesn't work for you try it on youtube :)

Sorry for the "late" update and that there are still no changes to the site but my PC broke down on Sunday, repairing it took about two days so I couldn't work on anything (and anything else is gone, btw). So, sorry for that!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Site Update

The last stories are added and you can read them here. You should really read them, they're great! And because of that, I want to thank everyone who sent us their story, it was a nice experience to read all your thoughts and feelings about the release. Thanks for sharing!

The other thing, I want to announce is that we're moving to another server, finally! I'm not just saying it, it's true (since we've been telling it for days now...). Perhaps, you won't be able to visit our gallery but I promise that it'll be back up soon. I hope we're done by wednesday. Back with a new look, our gallery and a message board. And maybe some contests... we'll see.