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Linkin Park's Chester Bennington recently discussed the tribulations of working with major record labels. In an interview with Metal Hammer magazine, Bennington tells how Warner Bros. records wanted Mike Shinoda out of the band. Bennington claims that during the recording of their debut album, Hybrid Theory, Warner Bros. wanted him to give Shinoda the axe.
Mastodon is receiving their own Hard Rock exhibit. The metal band out of Atlanta has been welcomed into an exhibit at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The tribute will feature instruments, art, wardrobe selections as well as handwritten set lists and song lyrics. It will be on display until Summer 2018. Mastodon has expressed being "honored to now be a part of rock and roll history."
Megadeth has cancelled the remaining dates on their current European tour after bassist Dave Ellefson suffered a broken foot. In addition to cancelling their appearance at Masters of Rock in the Czech Republic, the band was also forced to cancel their appearance at Harley Days in Presov, Slovakia. "I want to let all of our fans in the Czech Republic know that our performance tonight at the Masters of Rock has been cancelled," Dave Mustaine said in a video message.
U2 frontman Bono was reportedly rescued by police while dining in a restaurant in Nice, France during the latest terror attacks in the city. The Mirror reports that Bono was on the terrace of La Petite Maison, a restaurant on the Nice seafront and near where the attack took place. The band later posted a message to Twitter, saying, "Love is bigger than anything in its way," along with a photo of Edge standing next to a sign that reads 'Coexist.'
Gene Simmons recently fell on stage during last night's KISS concert, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The rocker took the spill while performing at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, Montana on Sunday, July 17. From video taken from the show, it is clear that Simmons fell during the show's final number, which was "Rock and Roll All Nite."
Ozzy Osbourne is doing some ghost busting. The Black Sabbath frontman made a brief appearance in the Ghostbusters reboot. The comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and SNL players Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, was released in theaters on July 15. In the short cameo, the Osbournes lead plays a vocalist in a rock band.
Perry Farrell was compelled to compare Jane's Addiction record sales to Guns N' Roses record sales. Though Jane's Addiction never reached the status of Guns N' Roses, Farrell feels his band is just as good, if not better. Farrell told the Wall Street Journal, "One of the things I always loved about us is we have these lengthy songs."
Slipknot's lead vocalist Corey Taylor will be a guest singer on the new Korn album. Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer, told Metal Hammer magazine, "We have Corey singing on one track and it's going to be a fan favorite because he really lets loose." Details surrounding the track are elusive as Shaffer was vague in his statement.