Late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s son, Draven, has released a powerful new PSA video that is part of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Week. In it, he says, “I want to make a commitment that I will talk to someone before I hurt myself… and I want to challenge you to do the same, to help yourself, not hurt yourself.” Chester died by suicide July 27, 2017. National Suicide Prevention Week runs through to the end of the week, from Sept. 10-16th.
Eric Clapton is one of the greatest players to ever strap on a guitar, but even he wonders if playing the guitar is “over.” Eric wondered about the demise of his favoutie instrument at a Toronto Film Festival press conference for the new movie, Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars. He notes that guitar sales are down, with young people more excited about electronic dance music and turntables than they are the sounds of a Fender or a Gibson.
Just like the rest of us, Dan Reynolds and Daniel Wayne of Imagine Dragons have wondered what it would be like to be a superhero. The ability to fly, to leap over buildings in a single bound, pick up a truck and hurl it through the air… what would be the ultimate superpower to have? Singer Reynolds wants his abilities to be mental, while guitarist Wayne leans towards the ultimate control over the world around him. Check out the video of them also discussing the various drawbacks of each other’s super-power pick and what it would take to defeat it:
Depeche Mode have released a moody new space-themed video for the song “Cover Me”. The clip was shot in black & white by longtime Depeche Mode collaborator, Anton Corbijn. The video follows the band’s frontman, Dave Gahan, as he wanders deserted Los Angeles streets in a spacesuit, eventually ending up on a bench facing the Pacific Ocean. He also pilots a spaceship through the cosmos. “Cover Me” is from Depeche Mode’s new album, Spirit, which came out in March.