MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
LINKIN PARK TRY TO COPE WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON'S DEATH
Linkin Park say they keep reminding themselves that the demons that plagued singer Chester Bennington ``were part of the deal.'' Linkin Park say in an open letter to Bennington, ``It was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place.'' Linkin Park say Bennington left a void that can never be filled and ``a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing.''
Bennington hanged himself on Thursday. The Los Angeles County coroner has officially ruled the death a suicide. An autopsy was done on Friday.
SALES OF LINKIN PARK RISE AFTER CHESTER BENNINGTON'S DEATH
The death of singer Chester Bennington has driven a huge boost in sales. Billboard reports the band's most recent album, ``One More Light,'' has re-entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number 17. Linkin Park's debut album, ``Hybrid Theory,'' is number 27. ``Meteora'' is number 41, and ``Minutes to Midnight'' is number 115. Bennington was found dead at his home outside Los Angeles on Thursday, which was the last day of Billboard's tracking week. Linkin Park could chart higher once a full tracking week has passed since Bennington's death.
JUSTIN BIEBER ABRUPTLY CANCELS TOUR
Justin Bieber called off the rest of his tour, including two shows in Toronto, ``due to unforeseen circumstances.''
His representatives issued a statement saying in spite of the tour's success, ``after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates.'' The tour has been going on for the last 18 months. His next stop was supposed to be Saturday in Arlington, Texas. The tour was scheduled to go through at least October.
LOUIS TOMLINSON SAYS PAPARAZZI WERE WORSE AFTER ONE DIRECTION HALTED
When One Direction went on hiatus, Louis Tomlinson figured he'd get a bit of a break. Oh, was he wrong.
Tomlinson says he was hounded more than ever by paparazzi. Tomlinson acknowledges he was able to spend more time with his son and his girlfriend, but he doesn't feel like he got a rest at all.
BONO MEETS WITH FRANCE'S PRESIDENT
Bono describes his visit to French President Emmanuel Macron as more of a conversation than a meeting. Bono met with Macron in Paris yesterday to discuss ways to eliminate extreme poverty, particularly in Africa. Bono told reporters afterward they also discussed education for girls, a cause close to the heart of French first lady Brigitte Macron, as well as the refugee crisis in Europe.
ROGER DALTREY VISITS YOUNG CANCER PATIENTS
Roger Daltrey of The Who brought some smiles to kids dealing with cancer in Cleveland. Daltrey visited young patients at Rainbow Babies Hospital yesterday. He's a longtime supporter of teen cancer treatment charities and he co-founded Teen Cancer America.
(The Associated Press)