Linkin Park’s new song is a sad reminder for fans of Chester Bennington.  Bennington re-recorded the Mötley Crüe song "Home Sweet Home" as a duet with the band as a charity single for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005. Church. " Shinoda noted that Bennington was very emotional when the band performed "One More Light" in his honor on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and could not finish singing the song because he started getting choked up during the rehearsal. When this opportunity came up, it was just like a no-brainer." During the 60th Annual Grammy Awards's annual in memoriam tribute, rapper Logic performed the song "1-800-273-8255" live alongside Alessia Cara and Khalid as a tribute to both Cornell and Bennington. … Chester Charles Bennington (March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. , Bennington made a cameo appearance in the 2006 film Crank as a customer in a pharmacy. We loved to write lyrics because we both have a talent to express emotional intent. Linkin Park put out their last album with Chester Bennington. But that song is about taking responsibility for your actions. It was later announced by Bennington and the band in an exclusive KROQ interview that he was officially the new frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and discussed the possibility of a new album and tour. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the nu-metal group Linkin Park. Chester Bennington rose to fame as the frontman of Linkin Park in 2000, but faced a longtime battle with addiction and depression before he died of … , The band released their debut album Out of Ashes on October 13, 2009.  On August 27, during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, Jared Leto received media attention for his tribute to Bennington and Chris Cornell.  In 2006, he adopted Brand's other son, Isaiah (born November 8, 1997). Sean Dowdell, his protector, business partner and friend made sure that his voice would live again. Despite the injury, he continued to perform the entire show with a broken wrist, before heading to the emergency room where he received five stitches.  Bennington also considered himself as "a huge Madonna fan", crediting her for making him grow up wanting to be a musician. The song's title is the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Bennington’s last gig with Linkin Park was at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham in the UK on 6 July. He left the band on good terms due to his commitments with Linkin Park in 2015 and was replaced two years later by Jeff Gutt. , Bennington was plagued with poor health during the making of Meteora, and struggled to attend some of the album's recording sessions.  The band canceled the rest of their One More Light Tour and refunded tickets. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? One of the last songs tragic rocker Chester Bennington recorded before his death has been released. The band's follow-up album to 2014's The Hunting Party was a huge departure in terms of its genre. " Bennington primarily served as Linkin Park's lead vocalist, but occasionally shared the role with Shinoda. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one. , Hybrid Theory (2000) was certified diamond by the RIAA in 2005. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The band's debut album, Out of Ashes, was released on October 13, 2009. During a recent livestream, Mike Shinoda revealed that Linkin Park have an unreleased song that features the band's late vocalist Chester Bennington.  In 2006, he married Talinda Ann Bentley, a former Playboy model with whom he had three children: Tyler Lee Bennington (born March 16, 2006) and twins Lily and Lila (born November 9, 2011). The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell, Chester Bennington.  His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. Word of the …  The band's second album, Meteora (2003), reached number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, as did its third album, Minutes to Midnight (2007). He was forced to return to the United States for surgery, and filmed the remainder of the music video in Los Angeles.  In the same topic, William Goodman from Billboard said Bennington and fellow musicians Chris Cornell and Scott Weiland "helped define a generation of the hard rock sound, who were tied together artistically and personally". That's their business and they can speak their mind. The event featured the band's first performance following his death, along with performances from Blink-182, members of System of a Down, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me the Horizon and Yellowcard, and the singer Kiiara, among others. Chester Bennington's Posthumous Cryptic Song 'Cross Off' Sheds Light into the Mind of Late Linkin Park Singer. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate.  While talking about Linkin Park's popularity, Corey Apar, of AllMusic, commented, "Bennington's oft-tortured vocals became one of the most distinctive in the alternative rock scene". Coldplay's Chris Martin paid tribute to Bennington during the band's North American tour concert at MetLife Stadium, playing an acoustic version of "Crawling" on piano. Club Tattoo is owned by Sean Dowdell, Bennington's friend since high school with whom he played in two bands. Bennington first gained prominence as a vocalist following the release of Linkin Park's debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), which was a worldwide commercial success. The band recruited Bennington to replace Weiland in May 2013. Linkin Park later canceled the remainder of their tour to allow Bennington to undergo surgery and recover. , Bennington filmed an episode of Carpool Karaoke six days before his death. "Chester Bennington – 'We'll Be Playing Some Songs That We Haven't Played Before... 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Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. , Bennington reflected on joining Stone Temple Pilots, stating, "Every band has its own kind of vibe. And I get lost in … As promised, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton has teamed up with late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington for a new song called "Cross Off." Grey Daze, the band Chester Bennington was in before joining Linkin Park, have announced a new album and released a new track called ‘Sickness’, which features the late singer’s vocals. Bennington had struggled with alcohol and drug addictions and was a victim of child abuse. Hit Parader magazine placed Bennington at number 46 on their list of the "Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time". Mark Morton - Anesthetic is available now.  Writing for Billboard, Dan Weiss stated that Bennington "turned nu-metal universal".  While describing the success of Bennington and Linkin Park, Allmusic's Andrew Leahey said, "Although rooted in alternative metal, Linkin Park became one of the most successful acts of the 2000s by welcoming elements of hip-hop, modern rock, and atmospheric electronica into their music ... focusing as much on the vocal interplay between singer Chester Bennington and rapper Mike Shinoda". 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"Cry To Yourself" (also known as "State of the Art"), N/A - originally intended for DJ Lethal's unreleased album "State of the Art", "Rock N' Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) (Part 2) / Knockers", "What Do They Know? During a Twitch live-stream, Mike Shinoda confirmed the existence of an unreleased Linkin Park song, titled "Friendly Fire", which features vocal tracks Bennington recorded during the One More Light sessions. Bennington overcame his drug addiction and would go on to denounce drug use in future interviews.  After facing numerous rejections, Blue, now a vice president of artists and repertoire at Warner Bros., intervened again to help the band sign with Warner Bros. Word of the 41-year-old's suicide in his Los Angeles home came on the day Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell would have turned 53. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? etnies and Chester Bennington Launch Club Tattoo Collaboration with Exclusive Art Show in NYC!  Bennington was a victim of sexual abuse from an older male friend when he was seven years old. , Producer Markus Schulz made a trance remix of the Linkin Park song "In the End" as tribute to Bennington after his death which he debuted at Tomorrowland. Linkin Park had released a new video just hours before reports of Bennington's death emerged. The album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade, as well as one of the few albums ever to achieve that many sales. After the band’s second album, Meteora, cemented the band's fame, three albums released between 2007 and 2013 all reached number one in the United States. , Bennington's funeral was held on July 29 at South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes, California.  In 2011, he said he had quit drinking, noting, "I just don't want to be that person anymore. Chester Bennington on Depression: My Mind ‘Is Like a Bad Neighborhood’ Months before his suicide, Linkin Park frontman discussed lifelong battle with demons, what inspired hit song “Heavy” Townsend was found guilty of tampering with the couple's email, as well as sending threatening messages, and was later sentenced to two years in prison. , Shortly before 9:00 a.m. PDT on July 20, 2017, Bennington was found dead by his housekeeper at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California.  Both members also worked together to write lyrics for the band's songs. Bennington formed his own band, Dead by Sunrise, as a side project in 2005. Culture. Read our full mailing list consent terms here.  A toxicology report released in December reported "a trace amount" of alcohol in Bennington's system at the time of death. Vicky Cornell, Chris Cornell’s wife, was one of the first to express shock and sympathy after hearing the news of Bennington’s death. Bennington first began singing with a band called Sean Dowdell and His Friends? " Bennington later described the songwriting experience to Rolling Stone magazine in early 2002, "It's easy to fall into that thing – 'poor, poor me', that's where songs like 'Crawling' come from: I can't take myself. Bennington and Cornell struck up a friendship during a tour of Australia in 2007, during which Cornell opened for Linkin Park.  Bennington performed with Kings of Chaos during their six-show 2016 concert tour. Linkin Park released the new single on the day Chester Bennington's body was found. , In February 2013, Stone Temple Pilots parted ways with long-time lead singer Scott Weiland. , Bennington was frustrated and nearly quit his musical career altogether when Jeff Blue, the vice president of artists and repertoire at Zomba Music in Los Angeles, offered him an audition with the future members of Linkin Park (then 'Xero').  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