From Ashes to New’s Danny Case on Covering Linkin Park, Touring + More


Story by Anne Erickson

Exclusive: Danny Case of From Ashes to New discusses the band’s Linkin Park cover and more

When the world suddenly lost Chester Bennington of Linkin Park last summer, just ahead of the band’s much-anticipated 2017 tour, the music community was in shock. Bennington took his own live on July 20, 2017, and Linkin Park’s fans and colleagues weren’t at all prepared for the tragic loss.

Danny Case of From Ashes to New was among the musicians devistated by Bennington’s loss. In honor of Bennington and Linkin Park, From Ashes to New recently covered Linkin Park’s “Heavy” and “Papercut” with a special mashup.

“Linkin Park’s ‘Meteora’ was one of the first CDs I ever owned,” Case told Audio Ink Radio. “It’s honestly where my musical journey began. I started learning LP songs on drums and just never stopped playing music.”

Case added, “I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. I was in my brother’s basement working out with him and a couple other siblings. I was so shocked I couldn’t even focus on finishing the workout.”

Of course, From Ashes to New is known for much more than that cover tune. The band just released a new album, “The Future,” via Better Noise Records, and the set’s debut single, “Crazy,” is rocking the airwaves.

Next up, From Ashes to New will hit the road with Bad Wolves and Diamante on the What’s In Your Head tour. The trek begins June 6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and runs through a July 6 date in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Find tour dates on the band’s official website here.

“I think each of us brings a something a little different to the table, and I think that’ll make for a great crowd and a great show,” Case said of the tour.

“There are a ton of things I’d consider awesome about being on the road,” he added. “The not so fun parts are being away from loved ones and for me specifically, getting sick. I’m super careful and always doing my best to stay healthy but I was not blessed with too good of an immune system so it’s quite an uphill battle.”



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