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Chester Joins Adema!|
Plus: Linkin Park's Next Moves
Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington recently proved he hasnt forgotten about smaller bands - by making guest appearances in new endeavours by US nu-metallers Adema and Irish wierd-rockers Cyclefly.
Bennington appears in Adema's new video for 'The Way You Like It' alon with DJ bandmate Joe Hahn, co-singer Mike Shinoda and Orgy guitarist Ryan Shuck.
Says Adema frontman Marky Chavez: "In the clip, we're trying to get inside a club to see a show, and those guys come around the cornder and go, 'hey these people are our freinds. Let 'em in!'. It's quite quick, vit viewers will be like, 'shit those are the guys from Linkin Park!'.
"We're really good freinds with the band," he adds, "so we thought we'd ask them to appear. And of course they were like, 'Yeah, man, let's hang out!'."
Chester Bennington has also contributed guest vocals to 'Karma Killer', a track on Cyclefly's fothcoming second album 'Crave', out in February.
Says Cyclefly frontman Declan O'Shea: "I've known Chester and his wife from the time of our first album. Around that time we played LA toilets alot, and Chester came to a fair few of our gigs before things started for the band. When we were making our new album, he came over, and it only took a few hour to record his backing vocals. His gritty voice made things much better. Then we went out drinking!"
Linkin Park's New Year will start with the release of their 'Points Of Authority' single on January 7, followed by their first long-form video and DVD. Titled 'Frat Party at the Pancake Festival', this will be issued on January 21, featuring the band's videos and a host of behind-the-scenes fun.
After touring Australia, South East Asia and Japan, Chester and co are due to settle in the recording studio and commense work on their second album.
The band are also co-ordinating a remix album, which is expected to surface next year. Among the remixers who are lined up to re-interpret the songs from the band's 'Hybrid-Theory' debut are Orgy singer Jay Gordon, hip-hop producer Prince Paul, rap producer The Alchemist, Dilated People's Evidence, and Linkin's own DJ Jow Hahn and Frontman Mike Shinoda.