It's a rap (not) for Linkin Park on its new CD
07.05.2008With 'Minutes to Midnight,' the band finds it's time to take a new direction
The sole props of the Linkin Park headlining set at The Bamboozle festival are some simple 2-foot-high steps placed across the stage.
When singer Chester Bennington has a particularly important point to make, he steps on top of one, rages for a bit, and then steps down. Rapper-keyboardist Mike Shinoda uses them to punctuate certain musical moments as well. Same goes for guitarist Brad Delson and bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell. (For the record, DJ Joseph Hahn and drummer Rob Bourdon are always on their separate, elevated platforms; such are the perks of keeping the beat in this band.)
BY GLENN GAMBOA