Coming out as sad news for all the Linkin Park fans, the lead singer of the Rock band, Chester Bennington, is no more. As per reports, Bennngton, 41, was found dead at his southern California home in an apparent suicide on Thursday at around 9 am (California time).
Linkin Park had experimented with rock, metal and rap, and also not forgetting his collaboration with Jay-Z in 2004 on the ‘Collision Course’ album.
The news of Chester’s demise comes a week before the band was to kick-start their US tour from July 27 in Mansfielf, Massachusetts.
Just after the news broke out, fans pointed out that Chester Bennington took his own life on the day, what would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Cornell was Soundgarden’s front man had committed suicide in Detroit in May.
Also, Chester was different from the lead singers of bands of his time as he didn’t dominate Linkin Park the way most frontmen did. Linkin Parks’s nervous system was directed in equal parts by Bennington’s paint-scraping scream, Shinoda’s keep-calm-and-carry-on rhyming and Hahn’s lucid-nightmare samples and sound scapes.
As Chester leaves us alone, we have curated a few of his all-time hits which will remind us of Chester’s great voice in the times when he is not with us.
Here are the tracks, get your ear plugs and get into Chester’s world:
It is the first track that mostly hits your head when ever Linkin Park is discussed. The song was released almost 10 years back on March 5, 2007. ‘Numb’ by Linkin Park has 555,920,229 views on YouTube.
In the end
The track was released on Oct 26, 2009, and went on to become one of the biggest hits of Linkin Park’s career worldwide. The song has 332,896,755 views on YouTube.
It is the 2nd single from their debut album Hybrid Theory. It was released in 2001 as their second single and won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002.
Breaking the habit
The song comes from their 2nd studio album Meteora and was released as the fifth and final single from the album.
Talking to myslef
It is the latest track from Linkin Park released on July 20, 2017. The song is also considered as ‘farewell’ to Chester. Why?
Watch the video here to find it out.