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Synaptik "The Mechanisms of Consequence" Reissue Brain Spark edition remix

DeFox Records and Heart Of Steel Records are really excited to announce the Re-release, Remixed and Remastered version of debut album of prog metal band SYNAPTIK from England.
The album titled "The Mechanisms of Consequence" Reissue Brain Spark edition remix, contains 9 songs in vein of technical Progresive Metal, featuring Alan Tecchio ex Hades and Watchtower as special guest..
The digital release will be available on December 30th on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal, Shazam...



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GENE SIMMONS Says 'Legislation Is The Answer' To Debate Over Artist Rights In Streaming Age

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 21:00

Gene Simmons says that the ongoing issues around artist royalty payments involving streaming music services like Spotify can be resolved through "legislation." With streaming services dominating the way listeners consume music, artist royalties have been a major topic of discussion. Artists and labels have in the past complained about minuscule revenue from streaming sites when compared to downloads or physical sales. While promoting his new box set of previously unreleased solo material, "The Vault", this past Wednesday (September 13) on Fox Business, Simmons was asked if he thinks streaming services hurt artists when it comes to music ownership and earnings. He responded (see video below): "It's a disaster. It's a disaster, because the fans have decided, and they've been trained to not pay for music." He continued: "Imagine a supermarket. Farmers have worked all their lives to grow the fruit, and the trucks and the unions that bring it to the stores, and the beautiful stores and the people that work there. Imagine walking in there and being able to walk out with anything you want without paying for it. How long is the farmer gonna stay in business? How long is retail gonna stay in business? So everything is dying because fans have trained themselves not to pay for the music." Simmons added: "Look, you're not affecting me — I'm doing okay, my rent's paid — but you're killing the new band. You're killing the next BEATLES, and that breaks my heart." Gene went on to say he believes "legislation is the answer" when it comes to ensuring that as the companies behind these digital services swell into multibillion-dollar enterprises, it doesn't come at the cost of the artists and their collaborators who put the work into making the music. "Look, my daughter, Sophie Simmons, had a ten-million-viewed single two years ago — ten million!" he said. "She made two hundred and fourteen bucks. Spotify is taking all the money. The bands are taking, the acts are taking a small percentage of one penny per download, which is a crime." Spotify says it has more than 140 million active users, and more than 60 million paying subscribers across 61 markets. Because record labels own the music, they force Spotify to pay 70 percent or more of its revenue to them for royalties. Since Spotify's profits are constrained by huge licensing costs, the company's losses more than doubled in 2016 to 556.7 million euros ($581.4 million) on revenues of 2.933 euros ($3.064 billion). Former TALKING HEADS frontman David Byrne in 2015 called for more transparency from major labels and streaming services over the fees which musicians receive when their music is played on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE: New Song 'Act I: Elysium 77' Available For Streaming

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 19:00

MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE has released another single titled "Act I: Elysium 77". The track, which features a guest appearance by THE WORLD ALIVE frontman Tyler "Telle" Smith, is taken from the band's new LP, "Vicious World", due on October 13 via Entertainment One Music / Good Fight Music. "'Elysium 77' is the beginning of a story, one that deals in the haunting emptiness after losing someone you love," says MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE vocalist Matthew Hasting. "Being able to feature Telle was something that was really exciting for us. We've known each other, and have been performing together for much of each other's careers. Him coming to the studio, and jumping on a track was just like hanging out any other day. A few takes and the deed was done. "'Act 1' takes likeness to a summer movie ballad, in the vein of LINKIN PARK. Telle's singing blended with my screaming, bouncing back and forth and combining to become something new. It was an honor to have him on our record, and we can't wait for you all to hear it!" Both "Act I: Elysium 77" and "Thorns" and are available on all streaming platforms and as iTunes instant-gratification tracks, meaning, fans who pre order the album get both tracks instantly. "Vicious World" is the follow-up to MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE's self-titled LP, which came out in 2012. Hasting continues: "For the artwork, I collaborated with the amazing artist Sam Wolfe Connelly to capture the eeriness and darkness of the record in one image. "This record has taken us down a long and very winding road. But we're very thankful for eOne Music and Good Fight Music for believing in us and our passion for creating music. We can't wait for you all to hear 'Vicious World'!" For "Vicious World", MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE worked closely with producer Travis Richter, best known as longtime guitarist of FROM FIRST TO LAST, the band that launched the career of Sonny Moore (a.k.a. Skrillex) and sold a half million albums over the years. "Vicious World" is equally energetic, driving, dramatic, and cinematic. Each song takes listeners on a moving journey from start to finish, with special care and attention to structure and meaning. The core duo of Hasting and guitarist/songwriter Robert Bloomfield, who appear together on every MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE album, now usher in a brand new era of the band forged in ambitious artistry and deliberate focus. They've combined elements of extreme metal and the punk-and-pop-infused mash-ups present on the Warped Tour and Mayhem stages with their own signature flavor, a product of their disparate geographical locations, unique background, and point of view. Since the band's formation over a decade ago in Madison, Alabama, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE has worked with nearly ever A-list metal/metalcore/hardcore producer in the game. MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE dabbles in everything grunge, EDM, hip-hop, mainstream metal, and hard rock, cannibalizing the brightest spots of the seemingly contrasting genres, warping them, twisting them, and creating something inventive and fresh within its sound. Simply put, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE has created the band its members wanted to hear. "Vicious World" is the sound of a creative entity in full command of its ambitions and experimentation, alternately catchy and inviting yet dense and thought provoking. "Vicious World" track listing: 01. XeN0 02. Act I: Elysium 77 03. Thorns 04. Act II: Sonar 05. The Acrobat 06. Act III: Wither 07. The Fountain 08. CICVDVS 09. Act IV: The Laughing Coffin 10. KevlAr 11. I.O.U.N. 12. Guardian XIII

SCORPIONS: Quality Video Footage Of 'Crazy World' North American Tour Kick-Off

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 19:00

SCORPIONS kicked off their North American tour with MEGADETH on Thursday, September 14 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. The sixteen-date trek, dubbed the "Crazy World Tour", celebrates SCORPIONS' 1990 LP of the same name. Two of the SCORPIONS' best-known songs, "Winds Of Change" and "Send Me An Angel", both appear on "Crazy World". Fan-filmed video footage of the Reading concert can be seen below. SCORPIONS have just finished recording a couple of new songs for a forthcoming compilation album that will collect the most popular of their ballad-type material. "There's a best-of-ballads album coming out with Sony Music later this year, in the fall," SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine said this psat Tuesday's (September 12) SiriusXM Town Hall radio interview. "And they wanted us to come up with a couple of bonus tracks, and we went in the studio and everybody came up with great ideas. And before we came here [to do this interview], we just finished a recording session and listened to the first mixes and stuff, and it sounds pretty good. It's gonna be a 'best of ballads,' but with those new tracks. And it's gonna be a cool project." Regarding how the idea for the collection came about, Klaus said: "Sony Music approached us and said, 'C'mon, guys. You have so many powerful songs. And we wanna put it together in some kind of compilation you guys never did before.' So that's coming out, I guess, in November." Meine added that while the SCORPIONS are known in the U.S.A. mostly for their harder-edged material, like "Rock You Like A Hurricane", "in other parts of the world, SCORPIONS are very famous for the ballads, like 'Still Loving You' in France. And in Asia, they love the ballads, and in Russia, 'Wind Of Change' and all those songs are very powerful — equally as powerful as 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' here," he said. "So we talked about [doing] this. In different parts of the world, people like different types of music. So we can offer [a compilation that includes all the best of the softer songs]." SCORPIONS' last release was 2015's "Return To Forever", partially comprising songs the band had in the vault from the '80s. It was the final recorded appearance of SCORPIONS' longtime drummer James Kottak, who was dismissed from the band in September 2016 during his well-publicized his battle with alcoholism. He has since been replaced by MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee.

Watch MEGADETH Perform At Madison Square Garden

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 19:00

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's September 16 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City can be seen below. MEGADETH's tour with SCORPIONS kicked off Thursday night (September) 14 in Reading, Pennsylvania and will conclude on October 15 in Tampa, Florida. The sixteen-date trek, dubbed the "Crazy World Tour", celebrates SCORPIONS' 1990 LP of the same name. MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently confirmed that the band will return to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The band's upcoming effort will mark MEGADETH's first release to feature new drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the group more than a year ago. "Dystopia" was the first album to feature Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA. MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said in an interview on Friday (September 15) that he is "working on a video game that encompasses a lot of the band's history and a lot of little riffs that we've never used before."

ANGEL NATION Feat. LEAVES' EYES Singer ELINA SIIRALA: 'Burn The Witch' Video

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 18:00

The official video for the song "Burn The Witch" from the female-fronted melodic metal band ANGEL NATION can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's new album, "Aeon", which will be released on October 27 in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings. ANGEL NATION is a melodic metal band founded by the classically trained Finnish singer Elina Siirala who moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal. Their debut album — released in 2014 under the name ENKELINATION"Tears of Lust", was received with glowing reviews all over the world. Shows at Bloodstock Open Air and Finland followed before Elina joined LEAVES' EYES in 2016 as that band's new vocalist. "Aeon" continues the musical diversity that Elina likes to express in her songwriting. The unique blend of retro and modern sounds is developed even further with this album. The power of metal and rock combined with Elina's ethereal-yet-strong-and-emotional vocals create the perfect platform for stories of both earthly and otherworldly she likes to create with her lyrics. The album features a guest appearance by Jukka Pelkonen (OMNIUM GATHERUM) on vocals and the artwork was created by Darkgrove Design (APOCALYPTICA, DELAIN, LEAH). "Aeon" track listing 01. Burn The Witch 02. Blood Is On Your Hands 03. Breathe Again 04. Wonder Who You Are 05. Farewell 06. Free 07. Enough Is Enough 08. Music Plays 09. Fireflies 10. Destination

'Monsters Of Rock' Official Illustrated History In Words And Pictures

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 18:00

Live Nation and Rufus Publications have announced the publication of the official "Monsters Of Rock" visual history, volume one of a two-part series celebrating the legendary Monsters Of Rock and Download festivals. Written by local journalist Jeff Clarke-Meads, who was backstage at every festival, this epic book takes us on a journey from the very first Monsters Of Rock in 1980 to the last event in 1996. Measuring 300mm square and featuring more than 300 pages covering each year of the festival with interviews, information, setlists and many never before seen photographs from the archives of rock's greatest photographers. Two stunning editions will be published, including an amazing Signed Full Metal Jacket Edition, individually signed and numbered by JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, who played at the very first festival in 1980, making this a unique collector's edition. Andy Copping from Live Nation and the driving force behind Download explains: "There have been various books and magazines covering the Monsters Of Rock and Download festival, but I wanted to come up with a product which would cover all facets of these two amazing festivals, with exclusive, never-seen-before photos and stories as well as anecdotes from some of the key artists that have played at Donington Park. These special books will be a must have for Monsters Of Rock and Download festivalgoers and all music lovers." The Monsters Of Rock book also features an incredible array of photography and images, taken by the world's leading rock photographers, including Ross Halfin, Barry Plummer, PG Brunelli, George Chin and many more. Mark Smith from Rufus Publications explains: "It's been a very long time researching this project and finding the right images, especially from the early years, has been incredibly difficult. But we've had some great support from the world's best rock photographers, so it's all starting to come together. We think it will be a landmark book about music at Donington Park, a real celebration." This book will be released in the spring of 2018. A second volume covering the Download festival is planned for the spring of 2019. A micro site launching the book and giving the fans chance to register has been created at www.monstersofrock1.com. The publisher is also looking for rare and unseen photography from fans and professionals to feature in the book. The published can be contacted at info@rufuspublications.com.

Former QUIET RIOT Singer MARK HUFF Calls Band's Music 'S**t,' Slams FRANKIE BANALI's Drumming

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 00:00

Former QUIET RIOT singer Mark Huff has described the band's music as "shit" and has slammed the group's leader, Frankie Banali, as someone who "thinks he has talent." Huff's comments came in response to an interview Banali gave to The Morning Call in which the drummer made disparaging remarks about the many singers that he hired after Kevin DuBrow's death in 2007 and prior to the addition of "American Idol" finalist James Durbin earlier this year. Speaking about Durbin's contributions to QUIET RIOT, Banali said: "What he has brought to the live material is his own thumb print. So it does sound like QUIET RIOT, but at the same time he brings something of himself. Which I welcome, because I tried the karaoke, Kevin-DuBrow-club lead singers and failed miserably doing that. So I decided to step away from that, and either people will like it and accept it on his own merits or they won't." After Sleaze Roxx posted a story highlighting Banali's quote, Huff took to Facebook to respond and throw a few jabs of his own. He wrote: "Lol,karaoke singers……,Frankie still thinks he is someone with talent.,or thinks he had some. He will never get any attention pretending to be nice. I havent played drums in years and i can still play better than his worthless karaoke hating ass! Hell,i can sing and play drums…if i could remember the lyrics to One piece of shit QR song from one album,which i never purchased or borrowed" Huff, who was officially fired from QUIET RIOT in January 2012, previously accused his former bandmates of "letting him go" without having had the "balls" to "tell it to [his] face." He claimed at the time of his dismissal to have been undergoing "brain surgery" and revealed that he learned of his exit in a social media post. This was followed by a statement from Banali, who insisted that "Huff's medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made" to kick him out of the band. Huff, who succeeded DuBrow, stated in a September 2010 interview, shortly after he joined QUIET RIOT, "I am honored and very excited to be QUIET RIOT's new singer. I am also humbled and feel a bit of pressure. Who wouldn't feel pressure? Kevin DuBrow was a one-of-a-kind songwriter, musician and a consummate performer. He had an incredible vocal range; I have mass respect for Kevin." Regarding what fans were supposed to expect from his live appearances with QUIET RIOT, Huff said at the time, "I don't think trying to duplicate Kevin's every sound or movement is what honors Kevin DuBrow or QUIET RIOT. It's important for me to stay true to the songs as they were written, as the fans remember them, and to bring the live show to full strength. I am not here to replace Kevin DuBrow." He continued, "Frankie summed it up best when he said, 'Kevin DuBrow was one of a kind and cannot be replaced.' I am here to help QUIET RIOT continue to keep the music alive in the most flattering way possible." Pictured above is QUIET RIOT's 2011 lineup (left to right): Chuck Wright (bass), Frankie Banali (drums), Alex Grossi (guitar) and Mark Huff (lead vocals)

FOO FIGHTERS Joined By THE HIVES Frontman For Performance Of AC/DC Classic In Stockholm (Video)

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 23:00

Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, lead singer of the Swedish garage-rock revivalists THE HIVES, joined FOO FIGHTERS on stage during the latter band's invite-only concert on Thursday, September 14 at Vasateatern in Stockholm to perform a cover of the AC/DC song "Let There Be Rock". FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl introduced Almqvist as the guy whom he dressed up as for Halloween back in 2002. "This is how much I fucking love this person and the band this person is in," Dave said. "This person happens to be from this city, so it's nice to be reunited with him. It's been a long time." After Pelle made his way to the stage, Grohl continued: "So tonight I thought it would be a good idea if we did a song together, one that we've never played with him before, but I think it makes perfect sense for this show." He then broke into the opening notes of LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven", telling the audience, 'I've always wanted to sing this song," before stopping and adding, "Actually, that's not the right song. The real song sounds like this." He and the rest of FOO FIGHTERS then launched into the AC/DC classic, with Almqvist, who wore the shirt with the phrase "Boogie Till you Barf" for the occasion, providing lead vocals. Almqvist later told GP.se about the FOO FIGHTERS collaboration: "Dave wanted me to sing ['Let There Be Rock']. I was happy. When I was six years old, my dream was to sing in AC/DC. If I closed my eyes, this was pretty close, I think." FOO FIGHTERS' concert at Vasateatern was dubbed by Grohl the official release party for the band's new album, "Concrete And Gold", which went on sale at the venue right after FF finished its set with "Let There Be Rock". THE HIVES, who are known for performing in ever-changing black and white suits and their spirited live shows, supported AC/DC on an Australian tour late in 2015. After Brian Johnson's hearing loss was made public in March 2016, Almqvist — whose stage presence has been compared to that of Mick Jagger's — said that he would jump at the chance to perform with AC/DC. He wrote in a post on THE HIVES' Facebook page: "Very sad to hear Brian Johnson can't do a bunch of AC/DC shows due to health problems. That man is a legend. I would like offer my sincerest well wishes and get wells. And if any help is needed, I put my foot forward and say: HERE I AM!" He continued: "I have many many years of experience rocking the world's biggest stages and, according to others, I am the greatest frontman in rock, plus judging from the reaction in Australia, your crowd already seems to really like me. Plus, I have already been singing those songs since I was six years old. So, AC/DC‬, please consider my application!"

GHOST's New Album Is On Track For An April 2018 Release, Says TOBIAS FORGE

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 23:00

GHOST lead singer and founder Tobias Forge — who performs as Papa Emeritus and does the act's interviews disguised as a member of his backing band of Nameless Ghouls — says that he has spent the last few weeks working on the group's much-anticipated fourth album for an early 2018 release. "We've been in the studio for about a month now," Forge revealed after accepting the "Metal Anthem" award at this year's German edition of the Metal Hammer Awards, which was held last night (Friday, September 15) in Berlin. "And by the end of the year, if everything goes according to plan — knock, knock — we're gonna have a new album, not out, but we're gonna have a new recorded and mixed and delivered. And hopefully that means that we're gonna have a new album out by April — possibly, hopefully." Forge recently told the Albuquerque Journal that even as he is recording GHOST's fourth studio album, he's thinking about the one after that. He explained: "It's a pick and mix of a lot of different ideas and stuff laying around, a lot of new stuff being added to the pile. Yeah, it's a constant thinking ahead, and now, already now, I'm thinking about album number five, because there are songs coming out now or coming up being written that I feel like that won't fit into the new album, so I'll put that one on to the next one instead." Forge hinted at the lyrical themes of the next record, saying: "Having in mind that the previous record was about the absence of God or the absence of deities, this new one is going to be about the return of God. You know God's wrath cast upon the suffering humans, so it will be a little bit more biblical in that sense, which in turn makes it darker, a little bit more apocalyptic, I think." Forge told the Dallas Observer that GHOST's plan is to come back to America in April or May of 2018. "We have a tendency to do American tours in April, so we like that tradition," he said. "It's a good one and we'd like to keep doing that." Forge recently revealed his identity while responding to a lawsuit filed by four former members of GHOST, who accused him of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the group's album releases and world tours. In his court documents, Forge — who had previously played in several other rock bands, including REPUGNANT, CRASHDIET, SUBVISION, MAGNA CARTA CARTEL and SUPERIOR — took credit for developing GHOST's image and stage show and blamed his ex-bandmates for "destroying the mystery" surrounding the group by lifting the lid on GHOST's business dealings. GHOST is known for its eccentric performances and is composed of six members easily recognized for their satanic attires. Five men who call themselves as Nameless Ghouls play the instruments while the lead vocalist is known as Papa Emeritus. The Nameless Ghouls who are wearing identical devil masks and costumes represent the five instrumentalities or elements (fire, water, air, earth and aether or quintessence) while their leader Papa Emeritus represents the group's anti-pope symbol.

Ghost At The German Metal Hammer Awards

Ghost At The German Metal Hammer Awards, winning Best "Metal Anthem" award. Talks about the possibility of a new album coming out next Spring. #Ghost #GhostBC #ChildrenofGhost

Posted by Children of Ghost on Saturday, September 16, 2017

CHESTER BENNINGTON's Widow: 'The Loss Of My Husband Just Left Such A Gap In Our World'

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 22:00

LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington, was a guest on this past Wednesday's (September 13) edition of MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx's syndicated rock radio show "Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx". You can now listen to the interview using the iHeart Radio widget below. Using the hashtags #FuckDepression and #MakeChesterProud, Talinda is growing an online community that is there to support people with depression, and people who have been impacted by a loved one's depression or suicide. Asked how the idea came about to launch the #FuckDepression hashtag, Talinda said (hear audio below): "One of those sleepless nights, I was on Twitter and I was reading through just hundreds of condolences to myself and my children. And I started to notice that fans were saying they were hurting, and they didn't know what to do. And it weighed heavily on my heart, because their words were comforting me. And I just thought to myself, 'You know what? What if we could just talk to each other?' "My husband and [the rest of LINKIN PARK], they have worked for twenty-plus years creating this amazing fanbase, just a strong network of people," she continued. "They've made themselves as human as possible to everybody. And I just thought, 'You know what? I'm gonna use that.' Somebody had tweeted me, this lady had tweeted that her sister had committed suicide in December, and six days later, her other sister committed suicide, and then her mother was dying of cancer. I was, like, 'Oh my gosh.' So I just tweeted out, I said, 'LP family, let's let' — and I put her Twitter name — 'let's her know she's loved and needed.' And that just kind of took off." She added: "Mike [Shinoda, LINKIN PARK co-vocalist] started the '#MakeChesterProud' hashtag, which I thought was awesome — trying to spread positivity. So I tagged that. Then somebody on Twitter said, 'I'm so sick of being depressed. I've had it all my life. [Fuck] depression.' And I read that, and I just heard Chester… 'Cause he was always saying the 'F word.' [Laughs] Try living with that, with our children. I'm always telling him, 'Babe, stop.' And he would tell the kids, 'When you pay your own bills, you can talk like this.' So I just saw Chester saying, '[Fuck] depression,' and I said, 'We should create a hashtag,' and it just took off. And I just kept calling out. When there'd be somebody that was hurting, I just, 'LP family.' And then it became so widespread, [with] support from some other musicians and their fanbase. And now it's just a call to help. When somebody is hurting, I just use my followers and ask them to lift one another up. So that's how it all got started." Asked how using her social media presence to try to end the stigma that surrounds suicide and depression is helping her deal with her personal grief, Talinda said: "It's helping me heal. I get asked a lot, 'What are you doing for yourself?' And this is what I'm doing for myself. Of course, I've talked to a grief counselor and a therapist and stuff, and that's helpful — don't get me wrong — and I do still seek counseling, as do my children and everything, but for me personally, this is the most healing things I've done so far. And when I'm feeling down, I just jump on Twitter and retweet positivity and retweet awareness." She continued: "We all speak about social media as, 'We can hide behind our computer and we can hide behind our phone and say anything we want.' And if you take that, though, and turn this into what I started doing, [which] is, yeah, we can still hide behind our phones, and there's no face to really saying, 'I think I wanna end my life today,' that might be easier for people to do, to text that on social media, than to say that to one person face to face. So by putting a spotlight on that person on social media… I mean, they're putting themselves in the spotlight, actually, by just tweeting, 'cause that's a [public] forum. I'm just not trying to be a one-man show and think I have all the answers. I figure there's more power in numbers, and there's definitely numbers on social media." Talinda is determined that something positive will come out of the tragedy, believing that her social media campaign can help change attitudes towards mental health problems and tackle the stigma surrounding it. "The loss of my husband just left such a gap in our world, and I feel like his death is kind of the straw that broke the camel's back with this," she said. "He's left me with such a huge platform to be able to be heard, and that's what I plan on doing in his name, in his honor. Chester and Talinda had three children together, Tyler Lee, 11, and Lila and Lilly, both of whom are 6. In a 2009 interview with Bullz-Eye, Chester discussed how Talinda helped him overcome the depression that he felt after the split with his first wife. "My divorce was one of the worst and best things to ever happen to me in my life," he said. "Everything I had worked so hard for was gone after we were through. Everything! I was wiped out and it was tough on my ego to let go of all of that. I went from living in a huge house to a tiny apartment in Santa Monica. I was so drained and bitter during that time. But I eventually learned from it and moved on," he added, "I then fell in love again and I got help facing my demons… When I met Talinda, I knew she was the one pretty instantly. She moved into my place after a week and a half or something like that."