Linkin Park Sue UK Insurance Firm
Linkin Park has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against British insurance firm Lloyd’s for its refusal to pay out after the band canceled six tour dates in 2008 due to an injury sustained by frontman Chester Bennington.
The singer reportedly injured his back while putting together a toy for his son, forcing the band to postpone the gigs and call in an insurance policy to cover their lost profits. According to the insurance company, however, Bennington’s injuries were caused by a pre-existing condition and it has therefore denied the claim.
The lawsuit comes at a busy time for Linkin Park, who recently announced plans to release 100 live bootlegs recorded at shows from 2007 to 2009.
“We originally decided it would be cool to let our fans buy a recording of the show they just attended,” drummer Rob Bourdon said of the new releases in an official statement. “Once we saw the positive response to that, we figured it would be even better to make all of the shows available to anyone who would like to download them.”