Linkin Park Bass Player Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell Starts ‘Member Guest’ Podcast

Story by Cat Badra

Linkin Park bass player Dave “Phoenix” Farrell has started a new podcast called “Member Guest.” The show features Phoenix, his friend Mark and professional golfer Brendan Steele discussing a range of topics, including “golf, music and less important things.” The guys had a major guest on the program for the debut episode, and that trend will continue, to boot.

The first guest on the podcast was Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows. In addition to talking golf and music, the guys elaborated on the Chester Bennington benefit concert that Linkin Park performed last fall to pay tribute to their late singer and friend. Shadows performed at that show. He can relate, as he also lost a band mate and friend when Avenged Sevenfold drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan passed away in 2009.

When discussing how the memorial show came about, Phoenix explained that a few days following Bennington’s death, he decided he wanted to do something to pay tribute to the singer at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, which Linkin Park was slated to perform at that fall.

“Then reaching out to the other guys and just saying, ‘This is kinda what I’m thinking right now, what are you guys thinking?’,” Phoenix says in the podcast. “And Mike (Shinoda) was like, ‘Yeah, I’m on the same page, that’s exactly what I’m thinking.’ And a couple of the other guys were like, ‘Nope, I haven’t gotten there at all, I’m not thinking that at all.’ Gradually, the five of us were like, ‘Yeah, that makes a ton of sense, that feels right.'”

The podcast is streaming now at Member-Guest.com. The upcoming episode will continue in the show’s “big guest” tradition by featuring an interview with Green Day drummer Tre Cool.

Publication date: January 17, 2018

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