Linkin Park Reveal Previously Unreleased Song “Friendly Fire”

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The track is from the band’s 2017 recording sessions for their final album ‘One More Light’

Linkin Park [James Minchin]

Linkin Park have revealed a previously unreleased song, “Friendly Fire.” The track is from the 2017 recording sessions for what would be the band’s final studio album, One More Light, and features vocals from late frontman Chester Bennington. Stream the official video below, directed by Mark Fiore.

Released on May 17, 2017, One More Light shot straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The record also topped Billboard’s Top Rock and Top Alternative albums charts, and went No. 1 in several countries around the globe. The album as anchored by the singles “Heavy,” “Talking to Myself,” and the title track, “One More Light,” which was pushed as a single in October of 2017 after Bennington’s untimely passing on July 20.

Last year, Linkin Park released two previously unreleased tracks from the original Meteora (2003) recording sessions. The never-before-heard songs “Lost” and “Fighting Myself” lead the way for a massive reissue of their watershed album Meteora (Warner). There will be several versions of the reissue, including a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set, 4 LP Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, 3-disc Deluxe CD and digital: all containing a wealth of previously unreleased or rare tracks. Among the unreleased tracks are several gems previously unknown to Linkin Park fans.

The Super Deluxe Box contains 5 LPs, 4 CDs and 3 DVDs. On vinyl – MeteoraLive In Texas (the full concert released on vinyl for the first time), and Live in Nottingham 2003, an unreleased legendary live concert from March 2003. The two live albums on vinyl are exclusive to the Super Deluxe Edition. It also includes MeteoraLPU Rarities 2.0Live Rarities 2003-2004, and Lost Demos on CD. The set also comes with 4 previously unreleased concert DVDs, plus the new “Work In Progress” lifestyle documentary.

The beautifully designed box also includes many exclusive contents like a 40-page book with band commentary, 36 x 24 poster, sticker sheet, stencil, and 12×12-inch lithograph designed by Delta, the renowned street artist featured on the album cover.

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Linkin Park [James Minchin]

Linkin Park unleashed Meteora on March 25, 2003. The disc debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling nearly a million copies it its first week alone. Spawning five monster singles, the now 7x-platinum album has sold 16 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling albums of the 21st century.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has passed away. He was 41. The singer died from an apparent suicide by hanging. His body was discovered at approximately 9am today, July 20 by Los Angeles County Police. Bennington was born on March 20, 1976 in Phoenix, AZ. He leaves behind his wife Talinda and his six children.

Linkin Park were days away from kicking off their One More Light World Tour on July 27 at Xfinity Center in Boston, MA. The tour was supposed to be in support of their seventh studio LP One More Light which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 via Warner Bros back in May. Records. During the trek, the band was slated for a select number of stadium shows with blink-182 dubbed Welcome to Blinkin Park.

In addition to his primary duties in Linkin Park, Chester lended his vocal abilities to Stone Temple Pilots and Kings of Chaos, and played a key role in Linkin Park’s Music For Relief Foundation.

Linkin Park exploded onto the nu metal scene in 2000 with the release of their debut LP, Hybrid Theory. The album produced four massive hit singles, and garnered the band their first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Album. The band won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for the single, “Crawling”. The disc went on to be certified diamond in 2005, and is currently the best-selling debut album of of the 21st century. The band supported the album with relentless touring, including appearances on Ozzfest and Family Values Tour. The band avoided the sophomore slump when their second album, 2003′s Meteora, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. The album spawned an astounding five hit singles, and is arguably the crown jewel of their discography. The band toured the world with support from P.O.D., Story of The Year, and Hoobastank.

That summer, Metallica invited Linkin Park to take part in their Summer Sanitarium Tour. Over the next seven years, Linkin Park released two more studio LPs – 2007′s Minutes To Midnight and 2010′s A Thousand Suns. Both records debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and quickly went platinum. In 2012, the band released their latest effort, Living Things. Once again, the band took the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200. They co-headlined the Honda Civic Tour with Incubus, and played Australia’s Soundwave Festival alongside Metallica, Paramore, Slayer, and others. This summer, the band is slated to play Download Festival, Rock am Ring, and Rock im Park in Europe. The Carnivores Tour kicked off last week in West Palm Beach, FL. and wraps up on September 19 in Concord, California.

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