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Your source for everything Chester Bennington since 2007. Always updated with the latest news, videos, pictures and more about him, Linkin Park and his side projects such as Dead By Sunrise, Stone Temple Pilots, Ve'Cel, and much more. Founders of the annual Chester Birthday Projekt and other fan interactive activities. You can find us on Facebook, Tumblr, Ask.fm and Twitter. Thank you for your visit and constant support.
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Welcome to CHESTERLAND, a fan site dedicated to Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. Here you will find news, videos, pictures and more about him, Linkin Park and his side projects such as Dead By Sunrise, Stone Temple Pilots, Ve'Cel, etc.

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tumblr_lf68qw35te1qf28nwo1_500Our dear friend Miss Mushrooms is back with another Birthday Present for Rob this year. Here’s a message from her:

Last year with a great success and quite a little time on my hands to organise and compile everyone’s submissions, we managed to pull off together quite a birthday party online for the drummer. If you recall correctly, everybody who contributed to the birthday party got a tweet out of him. So this year, I am at it again, and this time, we have a little longer to get submissions in. I also have a surprise up my sleeve for this year that will not be revealed until the actual slideshow. [Read the entire FAQ here]

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This year our project will be a little different, this time, we’re asking you to record a 10 seconds long video of you (alone or with friends) wishing Chester a Happy Birthay. Use your imagination, you can sing, dance, show posters, or whatever, just make sure it’s 10 seconds long and in .AVI format. Don’t forget to visit the CHESTER BIRTHDAY PROJEKT site and our rules section. Spread the word on twitter and tumblr, guys.

- ChesterDEAN

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Band to take break from studio for January 11th show in Los Angeles

Linkin Park will headline a benefit January 11th at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia to raise money for victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines. LP, who’ve become leading philanthropists in the music world with their Music for Relief organization, will be joined by the Offspring and Bad Religion, as well as special guests, guitarist Brad Delson tells us.

Tickets for the intimate show are being given to those who raise funds for the victims, with 500 tickets earmarked for those who raise a minimun of $250 (with all proceeds going to the charity). VIP packages are also available for those that raise more.

Linkin Park are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2012’s Living Things. But as Delson explained, having just been to the Philippines to play a show a few months ago, the sextet had to find a way to help. Delson talked to us about his experience there, playing with both Offspring and Bad Religion and the group’s festival plans in 2014, including playing their breakthrough debut, Hybrid Theory, in its entirety.

What made you put this show together?
For starters, we were just in the Philippines. I extended my stay there and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Asia mainly because the people of the Philippines are so warm and generous of spirit and I just loved it. And when the guys saw what happened, we just felt such a need to want to help and certainly Music for Relief’s mission is to raise awareness and resources to respond on behalf of victims of natural disasters.

How will the proceeds from this show be distributed?
We’re so pleased that all of the money raised from the show, all of it, will be going to Music for Relief’s partner in this case, International Medical Core. We vetted all the potential partners and determined they were the best first responders if you will, they are already there on the ground delivering emergency medical response and they do long-term disease prevention.

How did you put together the lineup?
Our band responded immediately and we just started making phone calls. We got a lot of responses from groups that couldn’t do it for a lot of reasons, like someone might be on tour. A lot of those groups have donated items and experiences to an auction we’re gonna do, so beyond the Offspring and special guests we have committed for the show there are a lot of groups, like Dave Grohl was super generous in donating something, Thirty Seconds To Mars as well, Green Day, Chili Peppers were really helpful, Rick Rubin was helpful, there are a ton of people to make this thing work. That’s why it’s called Music for Relief, because it’s really a response for the entire music community for this important cause.

Have you ever played a show with the Offspring before?
We’ve been on festival bills with them and Mike [Shinoda] and I were just talking about it yesterday. When you see their show it’s incredible the depth of their catalog. They’re one of the few bands where when they play a show you truly know every song they play. We’ve always enjoyed watching them and listening to their shows on festivals, but I don’t believe we’ve ever organized a show with them and for them to step up and want to lead the charge on this speaks to their character and how sweet those guys are. We’re really grateful to them for being an integral part of this and we just got a confirmation from Bad Religion, so they’re gonna be on the bill as well. I’m really excited to have those guys on the bill.

Have you ever played with them before?
We played like festival-style shows, I believe we’ve been on an Acoustic Xmas or something and again we haven’t really had the opportunity to organize something together as bands and as friends. So to have them on this is just incredible. Both of these bands are bands that we have looked up to growing up and love their music and respect them as men.

You guys are also doing the Rock Am Ring festival in Germany with Metallica, Kings of Leon and Iron Maiden.
I grew up listening to mostly heavy music for a long amount of my formative years and to be able to share the stage with some of these bands it’s just epic. And we always appreciate the opportunity.

You are playing Hybrid Theory in its entirety at the Download Festival. Will you be doing that anyplace else?
Right now that’s the only place we’ve announced we’re gonna do that. Since 2000 we’ve never played Hybrid Theory in its entirety. And even then I don’t know if we played the whole album as an album and this is gonna be quite a special experience for fans who are in the U.K. for the Download Festival.

Are there songs from the album you are excited to play again after a long absence?
It’s funny, we were joking, because there are a few songs we do incorporate in our set so we probably have half the boxes checked and the other half will definitely require some revisiting in rehearsal to sharpen the tools. There are a couple in there that are like, “I think I remember how to play that, but I shouldn’t be overconfident about it.”

With all these tour dates announced in summer does this mean the album will be done by then?
We’re in the studio almost every day working on our album for next year, so it’s a very fun time for us and very creative. It’ll be out when it’s ready, we’re working very hard toward that end and it’s been a really fun process so far. Right now we’re still in the early phases of everything so everything’s really nebulous, we’re just trying to capture an initial inspiration and see where it leads us.

Source: Rolling Stone

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Tickets are available exclusively from Ticketmaster

The names of the star perfomers for the opening act at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2014 on February, 13 has been announced.

One of the leading successful rock bands of the 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots together with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, has been confirmed to be the fifth of the eight main performances for the 12th edition of this annual music festival.

Anthony Younes, Co-Founder and CEO of Chillout Productions says, “By popular demand, the Alternative Classic Rock Band Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington will headline the opening night.

“Just like the Dubai Jazz Festival, the band is upholding their legacy while keeping up with the new age”.

He added, “We will be revealing a Legendary Multi-Grammy Award Winning Artist soon. The rest of the other artists will be unveiled in the coming weeks, along with the announcements of our new presenting sponsor and new hospitality partner.

It goes to show how we are raising the bar for music festivals everywhere.”

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington will perform on February 13th 2014 at Festival Park, Dubai Festival City. The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2014 will run from 13th to 21st of February 2014 at Festival Park – Dubai Festival City.

Tickets are now available exclusively from Ticketmaster.

Hailed for being a truly unique music festival in the Middle East, the organizers continue to add more excitement for next year.

According to Younes, “Complete details will be shared to the public soon about the new event that will take place during the Main Gigs.

“Through this introduction, we can better promote the growth of jazz for music fans in the UAE. We will be providing a full night lineup complete with diverse and talented performers across multiple genres – it will be an incredible mix of Jazz, Pop, Rock and more.”

Source: Emirates 24/7

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US rockers Linkin Park formed in 1996 and their debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’, released in 2000, was a big moment in the nu-metal movement of the early noughties, selling more than 4.8 million copies in its debut year – making it the best-selling album of 2001. The band are now returning toDownload Festival, having last headlined Donington in 2011, to play it in full, including the four hit singles it spawned: ‘Crawling‘, ‘Papercut‘, ‘In The End‘ and ‘One Step Closer‘.

Linkin Park released their fifth studio album, ‘Living Things‘, in June of last year and are believed to be working on their follow up, tentatively set for release in late 2014.

Yesterday, Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie were named as the first two acts for the 2014Download Festival line-up.

Download Festival 2014 takes place at Donington Park, Derby, Leicestershire from 13-15 June.
Download Festival tickets are available now at early bird prices for a strictly limited time. They will remain at the cheaper rate until 9am Friday 8th November 2013, before they increase to 2013 prices for a limited amount of time.

Ticket Prices until 9am 8th November 2013
Weekend Arena Ticket                                               £150 plus booking fee
Weekend Arena Ticket & 3 night camping                    £175 plus booking fee
Weekend Arena Ticket & 5 night camping                    £185 plus booking fee

Ticket Prices from 9am 8th November 2013
Weekend Arena Ticket                                               £160 plus booking fee
Weekend Arena Ticket & 3 night camping                    £185 plus booking fee
Weekend Arena Ticket & 5 night camping                    £195 plus booking fee

Click here to buy Download Festival tickets.

Source: Virtual Festivals

16 pictures of Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington “Stars of The Season” were added to our gallery. Credits to Louvau Photography for the pictures.

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11 pictures of Stone Temple Pilots and Chester Bennington at Cardon Children’s Hospital were added to our gallery. Credits to Louvau Photography.

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Meteora wasn’t just a milestone for Linkin Park. It was a milestone for modern rock. The band’s second full-length illuminated the fact that they were here to stay, and it also evinced just how incredible their songwriting is. Tracks like “Don’t Stay”, “Somewhere I Belong”, and “Numb” remain classics in the Linkin Park catalog, and the record exudes a unique sense of urgency that’s still magnetic ten years later. Meteora is a classic…

In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park looks back on Meteoraand looks ahead for Linkin Park.

Given the album has celebrated its ten-year anniversary, what’s the first thing you think of when you think ofMeteora?

I think Meteora was a really good step for us in terms of our ability to write the kinds of songs we were going to be capable of writing. I look at Hybrid Theory and Meteora in a really strange way. We knew what we wanted, and we knew how to execute to a certain degree. However, we were also just going for it. We didn’t really care about what anybody else was doing. We also didn’t care whether or not the songs fit together stylistically as a whole or a collection of songs.

How so?

It was more like, “This riff is sick!” Then, we’d just scream over it, and the next song would be a mid-tempo ballad and you’d sing the way that song needed to be sang. We were testing. We were students in college. We were in the lab, and we happened to stumble across something everybody liked and it worked. I think Meteora was an extension of that.

Do you feel a connection between the two albums?

Absolutely, it’s like Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the same process. The only thing is we got better at writing songs onMeteora. We got better at creating sounds. We got better at arranging the songs.

What was Don Gilmore‘s role in all of this?

I think Don had respect for us at that point. It wasn’t just about making a commercial record for the record company. We were allowed to make whatever we wanted. There were no fights. There was no power struggle coming from the label at that time. It was our first taste of being free to a certain degree. At the same time, we were still searching for respect. I feel like we were coming out on that record. It was like, “Now people know what we sound like. We’ve been around. Check this shit out!” We got heavier. We got more cinematic with our songs.

It’s like a bridge into the Linkin Park of today.

I feel like those were two great stepping stones into catapulting us into really believing we could do whatever we wanted in the studio.

What’s next for you?

Linkin Park is making a new record now. We’re writing some great music, and I’m really excited about it! Next year is going to be a busy year.

Rick Florino
10.17.13

Source: Artist Direct