The music world was rocked last summer when Chester Charles Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park committed suicide at age 41. For a generation of music fans, Chester was their voice and represented them. In the wake of his passing remaining members of the band put on a live tribute concert to him raising money for suicide awareness, and supported the One More Light Foundation. Formed by his second wife, Talinda who has become a mental health advocate and activist. Countless musical tributes were shared by peers and fans in the last year. Today as we mark this somber anniversary, Chester’s bandmates in Linkin Park have issued a statement about the occasion.
With the activity around the band causing speculation among fans and media about the future of the band, co-frontman Mike Shinoda Tweeted yesterday that he would like everyone to keep the focus on Chester’s memory, and the global celebrations of life planned for today, which you can see in the public document below.
Lots of LP clickbait happening rn: sensationalism, pieces claiming to know the future of LP, even one that says I criticized media (I did not). Don’t fall for it, don’t click. Your attention is currency, and they don’t deserve it.
Support this instead: https://t.co/wJo9ANhc5v
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 19, 2018