Music: Linkin Park Steps Out

They're humble. They work hard. Their lyrics are clean. And they sold more albums than anyone else last year. Who said nice guys can't finish first?

Chester Bennington was ecstatic to find a house with panoramic ocean views, but he didn't just fork over the asking price. He played it cool, comparison shopped and ultimately got the seller down to a number in the mid-six figures--"A really good price," he says, "considering the space." Bennington's discipline momentarily crumbles, however, when he contemplates furnishing his new digs. "It feels sooooo good," he moans to his wife Samantha as he closes his eyes and imagines a $3,000 Sharper Image massage lounger humming away in the living room. Samantha gently shakes her head, and Chester pulls himself together. "Nope. You're...

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