Tag: suicide

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Chester Bennington On Heavy Metal and Opening for Metallica

Another one gone. News that Chester Bennington committed suicide this morning has only confirmed that we live in uncommonly dark times for rock music. By now it all feels so trite to dredge up all of those toothless observations about how important he was to so many, how much he had to live for and



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Sunspots Have Faded: RIP Chris Cornell

At a time when the flannel-draped paragons of the emerging new rock scene were noisily shunning the Epicurean excesses of the 70s, Soundgarden only doubled down. While Pearl Jam’s music dovetailed seamlessly into the arena-sized ambitions of bands like Bad Company and the Who, they eschewed the clichéd, Rolling Stone-friendly tropes like posing with groupies