LINKIN PARK Files Lawsuit Against Insurance CompanyMarch 15, 2010
The Pulse of Radio reports that LINKIN PARK has filed a lawsuit against the Lloyd's of London insurance company, alleging that the firm refused to compensate the band for a string of six shows it canceled after frontman Chester Bennington hurt his back. According to TMZ.com, the group was forced to pull out of six shows in 2008 after Bennington suffered his injury while assembling a toy for his son. But their request to claim the lost profits from the show through Lloyd's was denied by the insurance giant, which alleged that Bennington's problem was pre-existing before LINKIN PARK took out its policy.
Details of the suit were not available, but LINKIN PARK is said to be suing for millions of dollars.
Bennington has had to pull out of shows in the past due to throat ailments and once because he needed stomach surgery. He admitted to us that drama is often a big part of his life. "For some reason, I feel comfortable being in uncomfortable situation(s)," he said. "I don't like it, I don't like being tormented, so to speak, but for some reason, I'm drawn to — I feel more comfortable as a person being in chaos or being in a crappy situation because I'm used to that. Ever since I was really young, it's always been chaotic and always been crazy, there's always some kind of drama, and so I've just become accustomed to that."
Bennington's side project, DEAD BY SUNRISE, issued its debut album last fall.
LINKIN PARK is currently working on its fourth album, which is due out later this year. The band recently released a previously unreleased track as part of a digital compilation aimed at raising money for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
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