The Story Behind The Song: In The End by Linkin Park

By Dannii Leivers (Metal Hammer) Linkin Park were already on the way to becoming nu metal’s biggest band. But Hybrid Theory‘s epic final single sent them spinning into the stratosphere Mike Shinoda is considering the legacy of Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory. “It did some of that work,” says the band’s rapper and songwriter proudly of that 20-million selling juggernaut. “It was part of the progression towards breaking down boundaries between styles of music.” These days, genre-hopping is standard practice for the average band. But when Linkin Park dropped the album… Read More

Babymetal are streaming their 10th anniversary Budokan shows

By Metal Hammer (Metal Hammer) Babymetal celebrate 10 shows at the legendary Budokan with an epic livestream in June. Babymetal will mark their tenth anniversary with a livestream of their recent run of Budokan shows. Su-metal and Moametal recently played 10 shows at the legendary Tokyo venue, becoming the young female artists to headline there. The livestream will feature footage from all 10 shows, and premieres on Saturday June 26 at 9pm JST. Tickets for the event are on sale now. At the end of 2020, Babymetal appeared alongside fellow J-rock superstar… Read More

DMX Hospitalized and in Critical Condition Following Apparent Drug Overdose

The rapper reportedly suffered a heart attack after the overdose DMX has been hospitalized after suffering an apparent drug overdose on the evening of Friday, April 2, as TMZ reports and Variety and Billboard confirm. The rapper born Earl Simmons reportedly experienced a heart attack after the alleged overdose occurred and was taken to a hospital in White Plains, New York, where he is reportedly in the critical care unit. “We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as… Read More

Justin Bieber Shares Surprise New Freedom EP: Listen

Justin Bieber has shared a surprise new EP called Freedom. The new EP arrives in time for Easter, and it features guest appearances from Tori Kelly, BEAM, Brandon Love, Chandler Moore, Pink Sweats, Judah Smith, and Lauren Walters. Listen to it below. The new EP arrives shortly after the release of his new album Justice, which was followed a week later by a deluxe edition that included guest spots from Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Jaden, and others. Bieber was recently sent a cease-and-desist letter from French duo Justice regarding the lettering style… Read More