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Flathead, Chester Bennington, George Jones and More in This Week's Issue

In this week's print edition New Times writer Chris Hansen Orf -- himself a member of a veteran Tempe Americana act -- catches up with hard-nosed roots rockers Flathead. The band talks about how they've been able to fit on bills with everyone from Meat Puppets to Ralph Stanley, X and The Cramps.

Mike Escoto talked with local boy Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, about his band's new record, which should challenge the longtime fans.

George Jones made his triumphant return to relevancy 30 years ago, as Brian Bardwell points out. Here's hoping he's not a No Show tonight.