Jane’s Addiction member Dave Navarro recently took to his Instagram account and posted a video clip that revealed the behind-the-scenes of a new album. The post noted the release date of an album of the Grey Daze band, which is the late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s old band. The video clip saw some rare moments of Chester Bennington performing back in the day.
The album will be released on June 17 and Navarro said it is an “honor” for “contributing some guitar” to the new album. He said that “It was fun, and emotional and heavy and beautiful.” He then thanked Grey Daze “for inviting me to participate on this project.” He further added: “Gotta say, I feel so fortunate to have had the experience of listening to Chester’s vocals without any music. Mind blowing! What a great talent he was and is!”
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“OUT JUNE 17th! Had the honor of contributing some guitar to the new @greydazeofficial album, @chesterbe Chester Bennington’s earlier band. It was fun, and emotional and heavy and beautiful. Thanks to @greydazeofficial for inviting me to participate on this project. Gotta say, I feel so fortunate to have had the experience of listening to Chester’s vocals without any music. Mind blowing! What a great talent he was and is! Also, I got the opportunity to work with the beyond killer producer @esjayjones1 and hang out with my old pal from the @janesaddiction “Strays” days, engineer.”
Linkin Park rapper/songwriter Mike Shinoda recently joined an increasing number of musicians railing against industry pressure on artists to create ‘engaging’ social media content.
Mike Shinoda has weighed in on the issue, Tweeting: “I’m tired of hearing musicians be told they’re not investing enough energy in social media content. Every artist I talk to right now has this feeling. They say they’re spending way too much time making little videos to support their careers, but wish they could spend more time making and playing music.”
“How is a young artist expected to put in enough time to get great at their craft when they need to feed all these content channels?” he continues. “The time they spent generating mind numbing ‘content’ might have been at the expense of the best song they never wrote.”