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I had posted quite some time ago that I’m preparing a huge DBS update that is going to be filled with all kinds of pictures/interviews/audios that had never previously posted before on any site. Well here’s the first installment (and my personal favorite); pictures! 354 of them to be specific. Some are amazing, a small sample being shown below. Most in HQ.
MTV Ullalume Festival (71)
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas (17)
Berlin, Germany (83)
Zurich, Switzerland (36)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (70)
Hamburg, Germany (75)
Amir has posted the setlist of last night’s show on DBS facebook page. Looks sick with Julien-K songs and a Linkin Park song. Can’t wait for vids!
I promised you guys the set list from
last night so here you go!
Walking In Circles
I’ll Try Not To Destroy You (new Julien-K song)
In The Darkness
Palm Springs Reset (new Julien-K song)
The Messenger (DBS version of Linkin Park)
Crawl Back In
The benefit was a great success and we had a blast!
Yesterday DBS performed at the Stars Of The Season Soiree as you already know. I’ve added 13 pictures and you can read the article below. Photos by the one and only: Jim Louvau.
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington headlined the second annual Stars of the Season, which drew a packed house of 520 to the beautiful Montelucia Resort & Spa on Saturday, Nov. 12.
The evening was dedicated to raising funds for Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa. The proceeds will help expand and enhance services offered in the pediatric rehabilitation center.
Attendees were treated to a silent auction featuring a vast array of items including everything from sporting tickets to a day of golf with local music Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper.
After a delicious dinner, a touching video presentation spotlighted three children who are patients at the Mesa facility. The stories of these brave children helped make the live auction a huge success and raise thousands of dollars.
The final live auction item was an autographed guitar from Linkin Park that would eventually sell for $10,000. The prize was in such high demand that lead singer Chester Bennington decided to auction off two additional Linkin Park guitars and raised $30,000.
After the auction, Bennington played an intimate acoustic set with Dead By Sunrise on the ballroom stage. The 40-minute, eight-song set put the focus on material by the singer’s side band, including “Crawl Back In” and “Let Down.” Dead By Sunrise also features Julien-K singer Ryan Schuck, who sang the Julien-K songs “I’ll Try Not to Destroy You” and “Palm Spring Reset.” They also played one Linkin Park track, “Messenger.”
When the set was over, Bennington took time to speak to the children in attendance and take photos with excited fans. It was wonderful to see Bennington’s commitment to the community and the children. He truly is a class act.
DBS have posted a message on their Facebook page talking a little bit about their second day rehearsal! Are y’all excited for their coemback?
Last nights DBS rehearsal went even better even though we spent most of the night playing with Siri on Ryan’s iPhone.
Seriously hours upon hours of entertainment! My mouth still hurts from laughing so hard! Maybe we will release a video of the shenanigans one day haha
Okay so, remember when Ryan announced that Dead By Sunrise would be performing in the US this november? We have the report. Dead By Sunrise is set to play a stripped acoustic set there next Saturday. Here’s what Chester said and what has been reported thus far.
Fresh off a world tour, Chester Bennington, the Arizona-raised lead singer of Linkin Park, is shining his star towards Cardon’s Children’s Medical Center’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center at the “Stars of the Season” charity event Saturday, November 12th. We admit to being a bit star struck when chatting with Bennington, his wife Talinda and their dog-turned-pet-therapist, Bruiser this week. But what struck us the most about our chat wasn’t details of his Grammy Award winning rap-metal band. We found ourselves awestruck at the the passion and commitment Bennington and his family have for Cardon’s and the future of the growing medical center.
When we asked how a kid from Mesa’s Centennial High struck it big with one of the biggest bands in the world, Bennington graciously chuckled, “Luck. 2% talent and 98% luck.” Hard to believe luck allowed Linkin Park to organically create a new style of metal/rap music, win two Grammy Awards and sell over 50 million albums. But hey, who are we to argue?
But luck had nothing to do with Bennington’s involvement with the Cardon’s charity event this year. He told us inspiration came from a little nudge from his wife, who regularly visits the center with Bruiser, and soon he and his side project band, Dead by Sunrise, were set to play an acoustic set at the elegant dinner soiree. Beyond lending his name and fame to the event, Bennington exhibited to us a commitment to seeing Cardon’s grow year by year.
Sure, he’s sold millions of records and headlined any number of the most prestigious music venues in the world. But Chester Bennington of Linkin Park seems pretty stoked to be the featured entertainment at the second annual Stars of the Season: A Night in Rio at Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.
That’s because all proceeds benefit a cause both near and dear to the tattooed rocker’s heart – Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Banner Health’s only pediatric medical facility.
Bennington’s wife Talinda, currently expecting twins, has volunteered at Cardon Children’s since it opened.
So has Bruiser, the family’s Boston Terrier.
And Bennington himself has dropped in on his share of patients, signing autographs, posing for pictures and otherwise brightening the day for the patient and singer alike.
“They’re in here struggling through some pretty long days and some pretty intense treatments,” Bennington says, “so it’s kind of cool to see their faces light up when I walk in the room.”
Talinda got involved at Cardon Children’s first.
“Our next-door neighbor is a nurse here,” she says. “And before the hospital was completely built, she knocked on my door and said ‘Banner is building this new children’s hospital. Would you like to be part of it by volunteering as part of fund-raising? With your husband’s name, we believe you could bring a lot to the hospital.’ I came down here and fell in love with it. I walked the hospital and saw what it could be.”
And the timing was perfect.
As Bennington says, “Talinda had really been itching to do something for the community and she wanted to get our dogs, or at least Bruiser, involved in some type of pet program where he could provide some type of companionship or therapy for people.”
Bruiser, as it turns out, likes the work.
“We can volunteer at any Banner hospital,” Talinda says. “But actually, my dog likes to be with the kids. When we go to the adult side, he doesn’t want to go into the rooms and interact with patients. When we come here, he’ll just lie with the child for, like, an hour if they let him.”
Bruiser’s put more time in at the hospital than Bennington.
But to be fair, he does less touring.
“I’ve come down and met some of the children that have had extended stays here or they may have gotten here the night before with a broken arm or something,” Bennington says. “I come down and just kind of say ‘Hi.’ Some of the older kids, older teen or even into the high school years, they get pretty excited. I bring in CDs and pictures to sign and just talk. It’s nice to see them get distracted for a little bit.”
Some kids get more than distracted.
As Dr. David Curran, chair of the medical center’s Department of Pediatrics, recalls with a laugh, “These kids get in their skinny jeans. They get their hair all fixed up. It’s a big deal.”
The Benningtons, who live in Gilbert, helped the hospital secure the entertainment at the first Stars of the Season, Art Alexakis of Everclear. They also donated two LP packages with tickets to a Linkin Park show, which brought in $7,000 each at last year’s auction after Bennington, who couldn’t be there because he was rocking Australia that day, agreed to get on the phone for a chat with winner.
“I leaned over to Talinda,” Curran recalls, “and I said, ‘Would he talk to the winner?’ That got us an extra 2 grand per package.”
This year, Bennington is playing. But the other guys from Linkin Park won’t be there. He’s performing with his other project, Dead by Sunrise.
“We’ll be playing stripped-down, more acoustic,” he says. “It’s not gonna be like a Linkin Park show, but I just had surgery on my shoulder a month ago, so it’s probably better that I’ll be doing a calmer version of my music.”
The event, held Saturday, Nov. 12, is sponsored by the Banner Health Foundation. It has a goal of raising $250,000 in support of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center at Cardon Children’s. Last year’s event raised $170,000 for the medical center’s Integrative Pediatric Pain Management Program.
Tina Curran, the co-chair, with Monica Monson, of this year’s event, says, “What’s so exciting is that the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center is a center that combines the best physicians and best therapists. A patient can come in and see the physician and the therapist, from birth all the way to 18. It’s in-patient. It’s out-patient. It takes into account the children who need therapy on a weekly basis as well as the children who, at different ages in their life, would need therapy.”
In addition to Bennington’s performance, a Night in Rio will feature a silent auction, a live auction and a raffle, with Jon Kelley of Extra! as the emcee.
“Chester and Talinda have been tremendous supporters,” says Tina Curran. “Last year, it was through Chester and Talinda that we were able to secure Art for our entertainment. And this year, we were so honored, truly, that Chester has said yes, he will play. We know how huge that is.”
And Bennington is glad to do it.
“We have a lot of charities we work with,” he says. “But after coming and seeing the kids and how happy they are to see Bruiser, and all the wonderful people we’ve met and become friends with at the hospital, it really has become something that we’re passionate about. It’s a special thing when you see a child who’s sick or injured. Their lives have been so short and they’re so innocent. There’s so much hope. They just want to live and be healthy. And so, when we raise money this year to bring in the therapies we’re looking for and helping out the families, that’s the rewarding part.”
So apparently Ryan Shuck responded to a fan’s query on whether or not DBS will tour this year. Ryan revealed the following:
Ryan Shuck just spoke to CHester about it yesterday……… talking about some cool stuff. we’ll see. BUT – Julien-K will be working for the next year +. so thats whats up. there will be one DBS show in the US in Nov though…….
If this works out I can’t even express how happy I’ll be! Even for one DBS show! Are you guys excited?
Let me make a quick introduction about this. About 2 years ago the music video for Dead By Sunrise’s Let Down was released. What most people don’t know about this is that this was not the original video. Chester had filmed another one before the one that was released to the public featuring him wearing nothing but a black sheet which was wrapped around his waist.
Evidence that this video existed was behind the scenes pictures of it featured in a Japanese/Chinese (don’t really know) magazine. And it only showed that; Chester with a black sheet wrapped around him.
2 years later here we are. An interview of Chester discussing ‘Dead By Sunrise’ has leaked along with proshot clips from Let Down’s original video.
Later on Chester explained in an interview with french ‘MusicMag’ that they had to reshot the video because like he said: “It sucked! It looked like I was wearing a skirt.’ Watch the interview below.