Against my initial aversion, the 2012 American Music Awards sucked me in last night. I was able to pull away for The Walking Dead, but I must say, I enjoyed the first hour. Great performances by No Doubt, The Wanted, and Ke$ha almost pulled me in for the entire show, but I had to find out who was calling Rick! Stacy Keibler’s legs would have taken top moment, but I was fascinated with the new every-day-work-look of Lincoln park.
I love Lincoln Park. There one of only a few “modern” rock bands that keep putting out popular music. Critics who say, “They sold out to the Transformers franchise”, don’t understand the modern economics of the music industry. They get paid to create and perform music – every musician’s dream. Who cares who pays? Iconic front man Chester Bennington, always entertains and his style always delivers. His leather jacket and hoodie looked great, yet simple enough for the workplace. But last night, his lesser-known band mates stood out as front men.
Guitarist Brad Delson turned all heads in his Jacket vest and tie. My girl kept asking, “Who’s that guy in the glasses”. Drummer Rob Bourdon also dressed up for the occasion in jacket and tie, right from his part-time librarian job. And more well known rapper/vocalist /guitarist/songwriter Mike Shinoda looked ready to teach physics and then enjoy a nice cognac. They stood apart from Niki Minaj’s tripped upon gigantic yellow dress, The Wanted’s trihardness and Kelly Clarkson’s Mad Max attire. Dark and less bold is actually the BOLD move this season.
All three jumped right out of the Banana Republic ad and are ready for the Monday morning team meeting. Simple – stylish – IN! If they were in creative jobs, no changes necessary. If they worked for a more traditionally conservative firm, simply add slacks and shoes and they’re good to go. Follow the example of AMA’s 2012 Best Alternative Rock band, move from backup to front man and rock the workplace!