Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Blasts VMAs
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington recently lashed out at the organizers of the MTV Video Music Awards for turning the prizegiving into an annual mess.
The rockers picked up a Best Rock Video gong for their "Shadow of The Day" promo - but the singer was far from happy about the overall event, which saw Britney Spears pick up three awards and comedian/host Russell Brand relentlessly poke fun at the Jonas Brothers.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine, Bennington admits he was disappointed with the September 7 event.
He says, "Where were Foo Fighters and Nickelback? Or even a band like Three Days Grace, who had a pretty big year? There was no Vampire Weekend or Daughtry. It was very one-sided."
And he accuses the show itself of "raising the bar of confusion and disarray," adding, "The VMAs are consistently clusterf***s, and this year set a new standard.
"You had people who were invited sitting out in the streets. Plus, everybody was texting, no one was watching the show. I got super bummed out.
"I think the VMAs have completely lost touch with a broad scope of music. It was very bubblegum and Disney, which is why bands like Foo Fighters and everybody else in my group weren't there."
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