Since the death of singer Chester Bennington’s in July, Linkin Park have put on a tribute show and released a live album, but their future as a band is still up in the air. The has been speculation, however, that the band could possible continue performing with a hologram of Chester, but that idea has been shot down by Mike Shinoda, saying, “I can’t do a hologram Chester. That would be the worst. I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’ll figure it out eventually.”
Judas Priest singer Rob Halford has commented publicly for the first time on their recent snub by the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, saying “Personally, I would love it… I think we deserve it. We’ve put our 10,000 hours in and more. And beyond that, we just feel that heavy metal music deserves more space on the shelf at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.” The band has been eligible for induction since 1999, but this was the first time that they’ve been nominated.
Oasis founding member Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs has kept a low profile since leaving the band during the recording of their fourth album Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants in 1999. Since then, he’s played a few times with Liam Gallagher’s Oasis offshoot Beady Eye, but beyond that he’s pretty much stayed out of the spotlight. Over the weekend though, Arthurs took the stage to close out the concert at Liam Gallagher’s massive hometown gig in Manchester to play the Oasis classics ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’, ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Live Forever’.