Shit was magical (I'm actually re- listening to it while I write this).
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner says.
Bennington was married twice and had six children. The emotional knife was twisted once again yesterday, as we not only marked what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday, but also received the heartbreaking news that Cornell's longtime friend and Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington had also committed suicide, in the same fashion his friend had back in May.
Bennington, a singer for the Grammy award-winning band, had previously struggled with addiction and had spoken about depression and suicide.
On his Instagram account, the journalist spoke early in the day in a very moving tribute tribe referring to his meeting with Chester Bennington. "On July 30, the bands were scheduled for Hershey Park Stadium in Pennsylvania".
The success helped Linkin Park become Billboard's No. 1 act of the decade for rock songs and alternative songs. ♦ Timberlake tweeted, "RIP to Chester Bennington and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family". And I wanna dedicate to him. While most of the songs on the demo were re-recorded (many later becoming part of Hybrid Theory), "She Couldn't" stands alone. "It actually took me opening up and talking to my friends about it and writing about it, and like going to therapy and battling my demons".
It is a sad day today to know that so many of us will no longer share in your laughter, friendship and love. I don't want to care what other people feel like.
Just when I thought my heart couldn't break any more.... "What goes through their mind till the end!?"
"We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington", the company said, prior to adding, "refunds [would be made] available at point of purchase".
Despite Linkin Park's move towards a less angsty sound, with his piercing screams, contemplative lyrics and soaring vocal melodies, Chester Bennington's contribution to rock n roll won't soon be forgotten.