Linkin Park give fans free bootlegs. Linkin Park have worked out an innovative way to give their fans a digital encore. WENN reports that the ranty rockers will hook up with a group for ‘official’ bootlegs of their concerts so that fans can get a copy of the show they just saw. for free. There will reportedly be a short code displayed at their forthcoming shows, which fans can text to a numbers, and they will receive a link to a live recording of the concert after the show. Linkin Park’s bassist, Dave Farrell said to WENN, ‘The energy we get from our fans is what makes a great show. We wanted to show our appreciation by giving that experience back to them.’ The company that are handling the live recordings are called Basecamp Productions. Other bands that have worked with Basecamp include Pearl Jam, Jay Z, Bono, Kings of Leon, Chris Cornell, Tori Amos, Ben Harper, My Morning Jacket, Sonic Youth, Wolfmother and Disturbed.
Disturbed debut at number one in America. Disturbed debuting at number one in America is hardly surprising. What is surprising is that they do it with virtually no radio or television support. Disturbed is your classic online, fan base driven band. ‘Asylum’ is the 4th consecutive Disturbed album to debut at number one in America and they did it with this, their fifth album. Disturbed communicate with their fan base totally online. Radio doesn’t want to know about them but 171,000 fans thought enough to open their wallets to ‘Asylum’ last week. Sales for ‘Asylum’ where more than two to one what Katy Perry did in her second week and more than 80,000 in front of Eminem ‘Recovery’. Other debuts this week in America were Lyfe Jennings ‘I Still Believe’ at 6, Goo Goo Dolls ‘Something For The Rest Of Us’ at 7, Heart ‘Red Velvet Car’ at 10, 10 Years ‘Feeding The Wolves’ at 17 and Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses ‘Junky Star’ at 19.