Forbes has published a great article about Linkin Park’s numerous endeavours of philanthropy. They talked to Dave Farrell and crew member Missy Allgood about Music for Relief, IAVA, Power the World and other projects.
Talking about the pain of others and asking for help easing that pain is a natural extension of Linkin Park’s relationship with fans, which is already based on the intense emotional content of their music. Speaking about their music, Farrell said, “There is a lot in there that’s joyful and happy, but there is a lot in there that’s also upset, disappointed, downtrodden. When people talk to me, they gravitate towards that realness of the range of human emotion that’s in there.” Linkin Park’s music connects people through shared emotional experiences, which the band has translated into a conversation about other people’s plights. “For us it’s always been very easy and natural and comfortable to be able to talk about that and to be able to interact with our fan base in that way,” he said, “because it’s just always been something for us that has been personal and close to our hearts.”
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I definitely think that Linkin Park have showed me many great ways of doing good just by buying merch, spreading the word or donating a small amount. What about you? Have you supported one of the many projects on tour? Share your opinion below!