Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s first wife, Samantha Bennington, was unhappy with how his funeral unfolded, and took to Facebook to unload some choice words. “My son & I have not had an opportunity to speak, not even at his funeral” she wrote. “It was a disgusting delusional display on all people who spoke at the funeral & their characters.” She took personal offense with how family members were treated, her son in particular. “I hope you like capitalizing on his death… karma is real.”
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has been sharing his thoughts on the band is making plans to reissue their 1986 Master Of Puppets album, saying that they hope to have the project released by the end of the year, But noting that “there are so many things associated with Master Of Puppets – it is an immense project.” Puppets will be the next record in the band’s catalog to receive the deluxe box set treatment, following last year’s reissue of 1983’s Kill ‘Em All and 1984’s Ride The Lightning.
Beck is giving fans a taste of his new album with the release of a new single titled “Dear Life.” It’s the latest from his forthcoming album Colors, which is now set for release on October 13. Colors is also available for pre-order at Beck.com in a limited edition deluxe vinyl format featuring two 180g 45rpm red vinyl LPs in a special die-cut gatefold package, with a customizable color transparency cover and 24-page booklet.
Fresh off his experience directing his daughters in the latest Foo Fighters video, “The Sky is a Neighborhood,” Dave Grohl says he has grander cinematic goals in mind for the future, saying, “Last year, I was approached to make a feature film and I was a little hesitant at first, and then I got into it… I really got into the script and visualizing this story, but I didn’t have time to do it. ” That said, he thinks that it’s just a matter of time before film-making becomes one of his full-time passions, but note tongue-in-cheek that the Foo Fighters always get in the way.