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In The End: This weekend, catch a tribute to Linkin Park

Anthracite will perform songs from six of the band’s albums, in memory of Chester Bennington.

mumbai Updated: Jul 28, 2017 17:03 IST
Roshni Nair
Roshni Nair
Hindustan Times
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Anthracite, which started out as a cover band, will perform songs from six Linkin Park albums.
Tribute to Linkin Park by Anthracite
  • When: July 29, 8.30 pm
  • Where: Hard Rock Café, Worli
  • Tickets: Rs 1,800 (plus cover charge of Rs 250). Available on Bookmyshow

The nine days since Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide have been some of the most harrowing for Dev Ramkumar.

“I’d fall asleep while listening to their songs and crying. Our days just didn’t function like the usual. It took two-three days for the news to sink in,” says the drummer of rap rock and nu-metal band, Anthracite.

Although an original outfit now, this five-year-old band started out playing covers of Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine, Passenger, and Limp Bizkit. But it was Linkin Park that Anthracite became synonymous with. So much so that the outfit, currently working on an original album, still planned Linkin Park tribute shows across India for the whole year.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington is survived by his wife and six children. ( Flickr/Chealse Vo (CC-BY-2.0) )

“It’s difficult to pick just a few songs when it comes to a band like Linkin Park. But if there are a few songs that we’d listen to over and over again, it’s Waiting For The End from the album A Thousand Suns, Lost in the Echo from Living Things, Easier To Run from Meteora, and One More Light, the title track of their most recent album,” Ramkumar says.

Most ’90s kids will be familiar with Meteora, one of Linkin Park’s most path-breaking albums – and 30-year-old Shrivats Mullapudi is no exception. The Kharghar-based graphic designer will be travelling all the way to Worli to catch this tribute to one of his favourite bands.

“In The End, Papercut, Numb, and Breaking The Habit were all over MTV and request shows, and nearly everyone in class knew the lyrics off the bat,” he says. “Chester Bennington’s suicide cuts very deep. My friends and I are all looking forward to the gig so we can relive some memories again.”

Anthracite will cover all classics off the albums Hybrid Theory and Meteora. “And select songs from Minutes to Midnight, Living Things, A Thousand Suns and One More Light,” Ramkumar says.

Anthracite vocalist Abhishek Nair with guitarist Shubham Annamwar.

First Published: Jul 28, 2017 17:03 IST