<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - ]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcbayarea.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSun, 19 Nov 2017 20:17:35 -0800Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:17:35 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Photos: Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendez Light Up AMAs Stage]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:18:46 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-876430684.jpg Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the 2017 American Music Awards paying tribute to those affected this year by hurricanes, gun violence, hate crimes and other tragic events.

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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Latin Grammy Awards]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:33:25 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-875135442.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Trump Jr.'s WikiLeaks Relationship Focus of 'SNL' Cold Open]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:17:17 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/230*120/Screen+Shot+2017-11-19+at+2.15.23+AM.png

"Saturday Night Live's" cold open focused on alleged contact between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the presidential campaign. 

Entitled "The Mueller Files," the sketch was an imagining of Trump Jr. (played by Mikey Day) and Assange (played by Kate McKinnon) meeting in a London parking garage.

"As secure as sliding into my DMs is, I thought this would be safer," Day’s Trump Jr. said.

The skit comes just days after it came to light that the real Trump Jr. had corresponded with WikiLeaks through Twitter. 

Eric Trump (played by Alex Moffat) joined them after being "scared" in the car and honking the horn. Played as a dim-witted little brother to Trump Jr., Eric donned a "Despicable Me" minion backpack where the secret files from Assange, hacked DNC emails, were kept.

In return for the dirt on Hillary Clinton, Assange asked to be cleared of all espionage charges. Trump Jr. reassured him that President Donald Trump is "always loyal to his friends."

"What about Chris Christie? And Rudy Giuliani? And mom?" a confused Eric asked his brother.  

Meanwhile, Colin Jost and Michael Che kicked off "Weekend Update" with recent sexual assault scandals.

"Thursday is Thanksgiving, and there’s so much to be thankful for, unless you’re a human woman," Jost said.

Sen. Al Franken, an alumnus of "SNL," was accused of sexual assault by a woman who also had a photo of him with his hands cupped over her breasts while she slept.

"I know this looks bad, but remember: It also is bad," Jost said.

"And sure, this was taken before Franken ran for public office, but it was also taken after he was a sophomore in high school," he continued. "It's pretty hard to be like, 'Oh, come on, he didn’t know any better, he was only 55.'"

Kate McKinnon reprised her role as Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make an appearance on "Weekend Update" and discuss testimony the real Sessions gave earlier this week relating to the Russia probe.

"When I say 'do not' you say 'recall,'" McKinnon's Sessions said, revving up the crowd. 

"I do not remember [George Papadopoulos] talking about Russia," Sessions told Jost, mocking the real Sessions' repeated answer during the hearing.

"I remember everything," McKinnon then whispered to the crowd. 

In a pre-taped sketch, host Chance the Rapper with Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd sang as a '90s R&B boy band and begged former President Barack Obama to resume office.

"Come back Barack," they lamented in the chorus. "Even though it’s not allowed, we want you back somehow. I need you in my life, like really bad, like world war bad."

First-time host Chance dedicated his opening monologue to Thanksgiving, singing about seeing family members you "normally fear."

Musical guest Eminem performed a medley with Skylar Grey, starting with his new hit "Walk on Water" and sliding into "Stand" and then "Love the Way You Lie." The rapper returned to the small screen after making headlines in October when he released a freestyle rap on the BET Awards slamming President Donald Trump.



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<![CDATA[Chance the Rapper Brings Music to 1st 'SNL' Hosting Gig]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:59:22 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/225*120/Screen+Shot+2017-11-19+at+1.45.31+AM.png

First-time "Saturday Night Live" host Chance the Rapper dedicated his opening monologue to Thanksgiving.

"In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I pledge to give $1 million to Chicago public schools," he said, calling to mind a pledge he made in September to donate $2 million to 20 Chicago public schools.

But then, the Chicago native realized he didn't have enough money to be so charitable. The rapper then pondered making a holiday hit to make money.

"I wanna become the Mariah Carey of Thanksgiving," the rapper said.

Chance the Rapper then used the rest of his monologue to sing about seeing family members you "normally fear" on Thanksgiving.

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In a pre-taped sketch, Chance the Rapper, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd sang as a '90s R&B boyband and beg former President Barack Obama to resume office.

"Come back Barack," they lament in the chorus. "Even though it’s not allowed, we want you back somehow. I need you in my life, like really bad, like world war bad."

Chance the Rapper told Jimmy Fallon on the "Tonight Show" that he showed up to "SNL's" rehearsal with five sketches to pitch for the show. Of the five, three made it to the dress rehearsal.



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<![CDATA[LAPD Investigates Nearly Two Dozen Sex Crime Cases]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:06:01 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630811651.jpg

Los Angeles police are investigating almost two dozen cases of alleged criminal sexual misconduct connected to multiple people within the entertainment industry, a senior department official told NBC News.

The cases involve individuals who are known publicly as well as others who have not yet been identified, the official said Friday.

Allegations span from misdemeanor sexual battery to felony rape, and in many cases, there are multiple complaints lodged against the same individual, the official said. With calls from victims continuing to roll in, the number of investigations is expected to rise.

While police have not said publicly who is under investigation, law enforcement's response comes after a mounting list of Hollywood heavy hitters, including Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, have been accused of some form of sexual misconduct.



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<![CDATA[David Cassidy in Critical Condition With Organ Failure: Rep]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:42:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/davidcassidy1.jpg

David Cassidy is in the hospital in critical condition with organ failure, the star's family friend and publicist confirmed.

The 67-year-old former actor, most famously known for his role as Keith Partridge in "The Partridge Family," was taken to the hospital Wednesday and is in need of a liver transplant, the publicist said. Cassidy is conscious, however, and surrounded by family.

No other information on his condition was immediately available.

Cassidy starred in the beloved "Partridge" series from 1970-1974, and the role made him a popular teen idol. He continued his acting and music career for decades until his retirement earlier this year when he announced he had dementia. 



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Every Audition Ever With Jessica Chastain]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:02:50 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2017-11-18+at+1.00.13+AM.png

Jessica Chastain shows what every audition in Hollywood is like.

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<![CDATA['Tonight' Thank You Notes: The News, Bread Bowls]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:01:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/232*120/Screen+Shot+2017-11-18+at+12.57.02+AM.png

Jimmy Fallon pens thank you notes to buying a plane ticket home for Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump and other things.

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<![CDATA[Chance the Rapper to Bring His Comedy Chops to 'SNL']]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:29:10 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/chance+snl.png

Fans watching this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" could see an extra special treat from host Chance the Rapper.

The Chicago hip-hop star revealed on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon Thursday that he came prepared for his big hosting gig with five sketches written. Three of those sketches, one with the help of Donald Glover, have made it to the show's dress rehearsal.

"I wrote three sketches that will make it into the show," he said. "Well, they’ll make it to dress rehearsal, so they could get pulled, Lorne [Michaels] could pull them last minute. But hopefully, as of right now, I got three sketches in the show."

Fans of Chance already know him for his musical talent, but it appears the rapper also some comedy talent if his sketches do in fact make it into the show.

This will mark Chance’s first time hosting "SNL," but the rapper will also be the first unsigned artist to host the show.

"Hosting is a whole different thing," he told Fallon. "I got in on Monday and I’ve just been in New York every day writing with the cast and meeting everybody. It’s a crazy feeling. I love it."

Chance has been appearing in promos for this week’s set all week, including one where he hosts a dance party with the cast and another with Leslie Jones and rapper Eminem, who will perform as the musical guest Saturday.

In one of the promos, Eminem says he thought he was "the rapper" for the night.

"Oh I should probably change my name," Chance, whose real name is Chancellor Bennett, says.

Eminem and Jones then proceed to come up with new ideas for Chance’s name. Among them are Chance Encounter, Chance the Poet, Chance the Triple Threat or Chancer the Dancer.

"Saturday Night Live" airs Saturday at 10:30 p.m. CT. on NBC.



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<![CDATA[SEE INSIDE: Aaron Hernandez's Home Sold for $1M]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:43:36 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/a211.jpg Aaron Hernandez's former mansion in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, has been sold for $1 million to a real estate investor. The Boston Herald reports that Arif Khan bought the home for about $300,000 lower than the asking price. The 5,647-square-foot residence includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a wet bar, a hot tub, a sauna, a finished basement, a theater room and an in-ground pool.

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<![CDATA[Court Error Mistakenly Granted Rapper Meek Mill Bail Hearing]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:21:31 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17311016641356.jpg

For a time on Friday, Meek Mill's legal team thought the rapper was getting a new bail hearing. But the court now says they made a clerical mistake.

First Judicial District court spokesman Marty O'Rourke said Mill will not be in court on Nov. 27 as was listed in Pennsylvania's court record system. A court employee made a clerical mistake on Mill's case and the system listed him for a new hearing.

O'Rourke said Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley had not granted the hearing and had nothing to do with the error.

"It was just a mistake," he said.

Mill's defense team had even been notified that the hearing was scheduled only to later be told that it was an error, attorney Brian McMonagle told NBC10.

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McMonagle has been pushing for Brinkley to step down from the case ever since she sentenced Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, to two years in prison on Nov. 6. He is currently at Chester State Correctional Institution, where he was moved in recent days after initially being sent to Camp Hill state prison.

The defense team accuses Brinkley of expressing herself "in personal, injudicious terms when ruling or explaining her rulings."

The recusal request included some tawdry accusations against the judge, like a claim that she asked the Philadelphia-born rapper to record a version of a Boyz II Men song and include a shout out to Brinkley. Another claim accuses the judge of recommending Mill leave his management agency, Roc Nation, which is headed by Jay-Z, and rejoin his original manager, a Philadelphia man named Charlie Mack.

Brinkley handed down the prison term despite a recommended punishment from the Philadelphia District Attorney's office that did not include jail time.

She has overseen Mill's probation violation hearings for years since his initial conviction on drug and gun charges in 2008. Brinkley said Mill "does what he wants" despite repeated warnings.

"Last week's hearing was a farce. It was a miscarriage of justice that lacked even a semblance of fairness," McMonagle told NBC10 in an email Tuesday. "Today, we asked this Judge to step aside and allow another Judge to bring justice to this case and to this citizen. This wrong has to be righted."

Earlier Tuesday, three charter buses with large #FreeMeekMill slogans on their sides temporarily stopped by the Race Street headquarters of the Philadelphia police department in Center City.

Their presence caused a commotion for a few minutes on the busy street near Franklin Square. The buses then headed toward Old City.

NBC10 Skyforce captured video of the buses as they drove through the eastern neighborhoods of Center City.

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The buses appeared a day after a large protest outside the Criminal Justice Center near City Hall on Monday evening. That event involved some celebrities, including basketball hall-of-famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving and rapper Rick Ross.

Brinkley's sentence immediately spurred fans and friends of the rapper to question the criminal justice system in Philadelphia. Supporters also began accusing the judge of bias toward the rapper.



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<![CDATA[Tampa Bay QB Denies Allegations of Groping Uber Driver]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:31:04 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/winstonuber.jpg

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston took to social media Friday denying an allegation he groped an Uber driver in 2016.

In an interview with Buzzfeed News, a woman who identified herself only as Kate said she was hailed to downtown Scottsdale, Arizona to pick up a passenger Sunday March 13, 2016. There, she told BuzzFeed a small group of men placed Winston in the front passenger seat.

"I started driving, and right away, Jameis behaved poorly," she said. The driver says while waiting in line at a food drive-thru Winston "reached over and he just grabbed my crotch." She says he held his hand there for three to five seconds and removed it only after she looked up in shock and said, "What’s up with that? I wasn't just creeped out. I was frozen."

Winston took to social media to respond to the allegations.

"A news organization has published a story about me regarding an alleged incident involving a female Uber driver from approximately two years ago. The story falsely accuses me of making inappropriate contact with this driver," Winston wrote. "I believe the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her."

Winston went on to say the accusation was false. He says he addressed the report immediately with Uber after the driver reported it, but his Uber account was still suspended.  

"I am supportive of the national movement to raise awareness and develop better responses to the concerns of parties who find themselves in these types of situations, but this accusation is false," Winston wrote.  "While I am certain that I did not make any inappropriate contact, I don’t want to engage in a battle with the driver and I regret if my demeanor or presence made her uncomfortable in any way."

According to ESPN, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the "allegation was shared with the NFL and we have reached out to Uber to request any information they may have."

This isn't Winston's first foray into controversy. While in college the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner settled a dispute involving two federal lawsuits with a woman who accused him of rape, although Winston had said their encounter was consensual.



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<![CDATA[Yuletide Cheer Arrives at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:06:45 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/Christmas+in+the+Wizarding+World_Show_4.jpg A new, magical holiday tradition has arrived in Southern California that wizards and muggles alike can enjoy.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Chance the Rapper Wishes He Could Hang with Drake]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:25:15 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s5e028_771_chancetherapper_drake_20171116-151090860791500002.jpg

Chance the Rapper isn't ashamed of his love for Drake and reveals that he wrote three sketches for his "Saturday Night Live" hosting turn, including one co-written by Atlanta creator Donald Glover.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': #FootballRaps with The Roots]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:30:55 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TweetScreen-Shot-2017-11-17-at-4.22.14-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon gets some help from The Roots' Tariq Trotter to rap his favorite tweets with the hashtag #FootballRaps to songs like Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" and Chance the Rapper's "Angels."



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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Sexual Harassment in Congress]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:09:08 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s5e028_610_acl_20171116-151090853065400002.jpg

Seth takes a closer look at a new sexual harassment allegation against Sen. Al Franken and more women coming forward to accuse Roy Moore of sexually assaulting them as teenagers.

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<![CDATA[Poptopia to Bring Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, More to San Jose]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:56:58 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/poptopia.jpg

Good news, music lovers!

With Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and the Chainsmokers on the star-studded lineup, Poptopia promises to be a fun night.

Sponsored by 99.7 NOW!, the event will be hosted at San Jose's SAP Center from 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. 

Tickets, with which fans can also watch Dua Lipa, Niall Horan, Fifth Harmony and more, range from $146 to $884.

Separately, Swifties received more good news this week.

Having recently released "Reputation," the 10-time Grammy winner will kick off a nationwide stadium tour next May. Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara is one of the locations where she is expected to perform on May 12.

People keen to watch next year's concert can register online.



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<![CDATA[Michael Jackson's Former NYC Mansion Hits Market for $39M]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:00:11 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4+East+74th_Roof1.jpg The former Upper East Side home of Michael Jackson has been listed for $39 million, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Actress Rose McGowan Waives Appearance on Drug Charge]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:03:22 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Rose+McGowan+arrested+booking+photo.jpg

Actress Rose McGowan has waived her appearance in court on a felony charge of cocaine possession. 

McGowan had been expected to appear in a courtroom for her arraignment Thursday, but a judge agreed to waive her appearance at the request of her lawyer. The judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for Jan. 23, when McGowan is expected to enter a plea. 

Prosecutors say cocaine was found among McGowan's belongings that were left on a Jan. 20 flight to Washington Dulles International Airport.

McGowan and her lawyer, Jim Hundley, told The New Yorker that cocaine found in McGowan's wallet could have been planted. She realized after the flight, as she headed to the Women's March, that her wallet was gone and said she does not use cocaine.

"Imagining I'm going into sisterly solidarity, I can think of nothing more opposed to that, energetically, that I would want in my body at that moment," she told The New Yorker.

McGowan is among several actresses who've said movie mogul Harvey Weinstein forced them into unwanted sex. 

McGowan told The New Yorker that even though the warrant was issued Feb. 1, she didn't respond to it for months out of fear that she was being followed by people hired by Weinstein. She says she hired a private investigator to investigate whether the warrant was real.

McGowan reacted on Twitter to news of the warrant in October.  

"Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSES---," she said.

McGowan has become one of the leading voices against sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood in recent months. 

At her first public comments since accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, McGowan said she has been "silenced for 20 years" but won't remain quiet about sexual assault and harassment.

On Twitter, McGowan has amassed supporters and urged them to call out harassment using the #RoseArmy hashtag. McGowan has starred in several films, including "Scream," ''Jawbreaker," and "Planet Terror," as well as the early 2000s television series "Charmed."



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Jimmy Fallon and Katerine Sing 'Moustache']]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:05:33 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KaterineScreen-Shot-2017-11-16-at-5.07.21-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon takes suggestions from the audience, including one requesting to have French musician Katerine on the show to sing his song, "Moustache." 



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Gigi Hadid Gives Jimmy Fallon One-of-a-Kind Shoes]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:49:16 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GigiScreen-Shot-2017-11-16-at-5.15.06-AM.jpg

Gigi Hadid chats with Jimmy Fallon about her obsession with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, being Glamour's Woman of the Year and using her Stewart Weitzman shoe lines, the EyeLove and EyeLoveMore, to build new schools in Guatemala, Ghana and Laos.



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Jeremy Irons' Alfred Is a Different Butler]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:43:39 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s5e027_609_jeremyirons_alfred_20171115-151082148507400002.jpg

Jeremy Irons tells Seth Meyers about his portrayal of Alfred Pennyworth, Batman's butler in "The Justice League." It will be a departure from the faithful, doting butler seen in previous films. 

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Seth Meyers Explains Teen Slang]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:14:39 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s5e027_609_teenslang_20171115-151082155773600002.jpg

Seth Meyers decodes the hot new slang kids are using, like "Sprite club."

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<![CDATA[Drake Threatens Man Groping Women in Audience at Performance]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:12:08 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drakethreat.jpg

Not all heroes wear capes. Some rock the mic.

Pop star Drake earned a new legion of fans after an Instagram video went viral capturing him stopping mid performance at a show in Australia threatening a male fan who was apparently groping women in the audience.

"If you don't stop touching girls I'm gonna come out there and F--- you up," the rapper said from the stage to the cheers of many in the audience. 

The incident reportedly occurred at Sydney’s Marquee nightclub Drake had earlier performed at the Qudos Bank Arena as part of his “Boy Meets World” tour. The video ends as security apparently approaches someone in the audience but it's unknown if anyone was removed from the show.

Regardless, the move is being hailed across social media.



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<![CDATA[Linkin Park Dedicating New Live Album to Chester Bennigton]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:40:09 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Linkin+Park+trib.jpg

Linkin Park is releasing a new live album that the band is dedicating to late member Chester Bennington.

The group says their last live shows before Bennington died in July were "extraordinary." The "One More Light Live" album will be released on Dec. 15.

The songs were performed on the One More Light World Tour, which kicked off in May in South America and Europe. The U.S. leg of the tour was canceled after Bennington hanged himself a day before the tour was to begin.

The band said with his voice, Bennington turned "pain into catharsis, authenticity into art, and passion into connection." For fans who have never been to a Linkin Park show, the band hopes the live album "gives you a glimpse into how magical these shows were."




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