Exclusive: Watch Linkin Park Rock Out 'Final Masquerade' For 'Guitar Center Sessions'

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Linkin Park

Billboard is excited to premiere a sparkling Linkin Park live video, straight from one of the band's most up-close and personal shows in years, courtesy of Guitar Center Sessions. Check out the video below to watch singer Chester Bennington guide the veteran band through the dramatic buildups and releases of “The Final Masquerade,” a single from its 2014 album The Hunting Party.

The video comes from a full Linkin Park concert experience from the forthcoming Dec. 5 episode of Guitar Center Sessions on DIRECTV. To celebrate Guitar Center’s 50th anniversary, Linkin Park played the Wiltern in Los Angeles, a 2,000-person theater much smaller than the arenas it normally fills.

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"It's been so long since we played (The Wiltern) it’s like we never played here,” Linkin Park’s Brad Delson tells Billboard. “I find that when we’re on a small stage we start regressing to the like, banter and nonsense that we haven't done for years.”

Now in its ninth season, Guitar Center Sessions features artists from a variety of genres performing, along with a question and answer session with host Nic Harcourt. After Linkin Park, future season nine guests include Wiz Khalifa, Neon Trees, Aloe Blacc, and T.I.

"Guitar Center always makes sure that the artists are portrayed in a favorable and professional manner on the show,” says Peter Standish, senior vice president of marketing at Linkin Park's label, Warner Bros. Records. “Our artists have always looked and sounded great. Nic Harcourt is an excellent host and asks thoughtful questions. The marketing opportunities both online and in-store that Guitar Center offers are outstanding and connect our artists with a very active music consumer. Guitar Center is an excellent partner.”


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