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21st July 2017

chester bennington

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park frontman, passed away yesterday evening (Thursday 20th July 2017) UK Time, apparently by suicide. He was 41-years-old.

Joey Napoli, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department told the Los Angeles Times:

"Firefighters received a call at around 9am LA Time regarding a cardiac arrest in the 2800 block of Via Victoria in Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles county.

"Firefighters arrived and cleared the scene by 9.29am.

At the time, police would not confirm or deny a published report that the singer hanged himself but it is now being widely reported that the singer hung himself.

TMZ are reporting that according to law enforcement sources, Bennington was at home and alone at the time he died and a housekeeper discovered his body. However, Palos Verdes Estates police Captain Mark Velez told Daily Breeze that no suicide note was found.

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park said via Twitter:

"Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."

Chester married Talinda Bentley in 2006 and the couple have three children. Chester has three children from previous relationships.

After Chris Cornell's death in May, Bennington wrote a heartfelt message saying he couldn't imagine the world without his late friend in it.

Bennington's body was found on what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Cornell's wife, Vicky, tweeted:

"Just when I thought my heart couldn't break anymore."

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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