Next month will be three years since Chester Bennington ended his life. On what would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday, not only a fellow musician, but also his best friend and Godfather to his son, he took his life. It has been three years and the sadness persists. Bennington’s struggle with depression and substances was a public affair and through his lyrics, it felt like we knew what he was going through. An exceptional vocalist he fronted a band that dove into multiple genres. Either you liked Linkin Park or you hated them. Regardless, Bennington was the best vocalist of any mainstream band in the 2000s – but, before he told you to shut up, he fronted another band. Continue reading
Collectively, the world still has a giant heart sized hole in it from the tragic loss of the life and gifts of Chester Charles Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park who committed suicide at age 41, on this day 2017. Said to be despondent over the death of his best friend Chris Cornell from suicide, just a few months earlier, Chester could not escape his own darkness. The voice of his generation, music fans who grew up with LP continue to carry his memory and music daily. LP and Chester’s widow Talinda continue his passion for good works with the One More Light Foundation charity. You can follow LP on social media to track their progress, with strides made across the globe. Join us in tribute to Chester with some of his music. Rest in power.
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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. Continue reading
With the one year anniversary of Chester Bennington’s tragic death approaching on July 20th, bands are starting to pay tribute. Watch The Veer Union play Linkin Park’s ‘Numb’ as an acoustic cover from their upcoming Decade 2: Rock and Acoustic album. Continue reading
As I got out of my car and began my walk to The Gramercy Theater, I noticed the wave of fans, most of them wearing Linkin Park shirts, all giving out a surge of excitable energy that would get anyone hyped up. Once inside we got the opportunity to meet Mike Shinoda and it was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. He treated everyone like a long-lost friend, smiling, joking, hugging and just being there. Continue reading