Artist Spotlight: Dead By SunriseShare
The Fro got 4 questions in with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and his new band Dead By Sunrise.
Dead By Sunrise is Bennington, Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh, formerly of Orgy and current Julien-K members, Brandon Belsky, Elias Andra, and Anthony “FU” Valcic. “It was just me writing the lyrics this time around, so I was very straight to the point, very forward, and very personal with the lyrics for this record,” Bennington says of his first endeavor outside Linkin Park. “I got to the point where I thought, ‘Okay, it’s time to be real.’”
The album Out of Ashes is out today.
FROMAN: Dead by Sunrise has more of a metal feel to it than Linkin Park, is this a sound you are looking to pursue?
DEAD BY SUNRISE (CHESTER): I wouldn’t say it’s metal so much…I think it has more of a grungy sound to it, but there are metal elements to the record, and that’s a style we also like.
FROMAN: Everyone has a couple guilty pleasure songs mine is Boz Scaggs- Lido Shuffle, I love that dumb ass song. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure band/song?
CHESTER: You Spin Me Right ‘Round – Dead Or Alive
FROMAN: If you were to go to the P section in the artist list on your ipod, what would the first artist that comes up?
FROMAN: Out of all the years of being a musician what was your favorite year?
CHESTER: This one by far.