Remembering Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

Photo: Rick Diamond/Wire Without Chester Bennington, the vocalist who hanged himself in Los Angeles today, Linkin Park would have been nothing. The other band members, with co-vocalist and producer Mike Shinoda at their head, were competent and creative without ever quite being distinctive. Though hardly immune to pain or grief, …

There Is a Secret Mixtape for Disneyland’s Space Mountain Roller Coaster

Photo: David Jafra/Flickr While organizing his personal archives, former Walt Disney imagineer Tom K. Morris stumbled upon a note scrawled on Mickey Mouse letterhead. The list, which reads like a bar’s ’80s-night playlist, catalogues the songs he used while attempting to bring synchronized audio onboard Space Mountain, Disneyland’s intergalactic indoor …

It’s Probably Not a Good Idea to Underestimate Kid Rock

Kid Rock. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty s for CMT On the surface, Kid Rock running for Senate against Debbie Stabenow in 2018 looks like a fool’s errand, and it doesn’t get much better beneath the surface. Stabenow, the senior senator from Michigan, holds the advantage incumbency: She won her fice during …

Madonna Claims Tupac Prison Letter Was Stolen From Her Home

Madonna. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty s Earlier this month, TMZ got hold a revealing letter Tupac wrote in 1995 to his former girlfriend Madonna from prison explaining that their breakup was race-related. The letter is set to go up for sale Wednesday online auction site Gotta Have Rock and Roll, but …

Who Defaced Prodigy’s Mural?

Photo: Johnny Nunez/Wire Last month’s death the legendary Mobb Deep’s Prodigy was met with tremendous sorrow from hip-hop artists and listeners alike, who mourned, remembered, and celebrated the artist for his lyrical excellence and his contributions to the evolution hip-hop culture. As Prodigy was quick to note while he was …

Waxahatchee’s Out in the Storm and 5 Other Albums to Listen to Now

Katie Crutchfield. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty s for Vulture Festival Every week, Vulture gathers new albums you can listen to right now. We don’t have a problem admitting it: Keeping track everything that’s released can be overwhelming, but finding out about interesting music doesn’t have to be work. Read our picks …

Did Chance the Rapper Just Save SoundCloud?

Chance the Savior? Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty s for BET After rampant unsettling reports that SoundCloud’s days are numbered — which the streaming service, home to one the largest economies unsigned music talent, has denied — it appears Chance the Rapper might’ve stopped the bleeding. On Thursday, amid speculation that SoundCloud …