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Rock Quick Hits: Papa Roach, Foo Fighters, Green Day

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  • Papa Roach honored the memory of Chester Bennington during a show in Vienna, Austria by weaving a bit of Linkin Park’s “In The End” with their song “Forever,” having the crowd join in the singing of the popular Linkin Park song as well. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said at the end of the song, “We love you Chester Bennington, rest in peace,” adding, “If there’s anybody in the house tonight who is walking through some darkness, please don’t be afraid to put your f**king hand out and go, ‘Yo, I need some f**king help.’ It takes courage, you know what I’m saying? But you guys, every last one of you guys are worth this life.” (Alternative Press)

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Papa Roach pay tribute to Chester Bennington

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  • Foo Fighters‘ new album, Concrete And Gold, moved 127,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release to debut at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart. Of that sum, 120,000 were in traditional album sales. Foo Fighters previously topped the chart in 2011 with Wasting Light. Seven of the band’s albums have landed in the Top 10, including 2014’s Sonic Highways, which debuted at Number Two. (Billboard)
 
  • Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was a special guest at Michael Moore’s Broadway show, The Terms of My Surrender, last Thursday night (September 22nd). During the duo’s chat, Armstrong verbally picked apart Donald Trump, calling him “bats**t crazy” and stating, “He’s no longer the leader of the free world.” The punk musician also blasted Democrats, saying, “They don’t have any cojones.” Armstrong last appeared on Broadway in the role of St. Jimmy in the stage version of Green Day’s American Idiot album. (Loudwire)