Rest In Peace, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: (1976-2017)

CHESTER BENNINGTON
March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017 (age 41)
Cause of Death: Apparent Suicide by Hanging

Chester Bennington, frontman for the band Linkin Park through most of career, was the definition of leaving it all on the stage. His raw, screaming voice would lay the foundation for a generation of “screamo” bands to follow, including My Chemical Romance and The Used. 2000 was the year Linkin Park got their start and I’ll always remember Chester with the dyed blonde, spiky hair with the pierced lip, singing “One Step Closer,” the band’s first ever single. Linkin Park would go on to release several more albums over the years, collaborating with the likes of Jay Z and Steve Aoki. In 2013, Chester would go on to become the stand-in lead singer for the Stone Temple Pilots after Scott Weiland parted ways with the band. He would continue with them until 2015, when he returned to Linkin Park full-time. He also appeared in a hand full of films, including Crank and Crank: High Voltage starring Jason Statham and Saw 3D. Chester was a close friend of Chris Cornell’s (today was actually supposed to be Cornell’s birthday) and he even sang “Hallelujah” at Cornell’s funeral back in May. He was found dead at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California and leaves behind his wife Talinda Bentley and six children from two different marriages.


CHESTER BENNINGTON’S DISCOGRAPHY


STUDIO ALBUMS

BAND ALBUM RELEASE DATE LABEL
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory October 24, 2000 Warner Bros.
Linkin Park Reanimated July 30, 2002 Warner Bros.
Linkin Park Meteora March 25, 2003 Warner Bros. / Machine Shop
Linkin Park Collision Course (w/ Jay Z)
November 30, 2004 Warner Bros. / Machine Shop / Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam
Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight May 15, 2007 Warner Bros. / Machine Shop
Dead By Sunrise Out Of Ashes October 13, 2009 Warner Bros.
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns September 14, 2010 Warner Bros. / Machine Shop
Linkin Park Living Things June 26, 2012 Warner Bros. / Machine Shop
Stone Temple Pilots High Rise EP
October 8, 2013 Play Pen, LLC
Linkin Park Hunting Party June 17, 2014 Warner Bros. / Machine Shop
Linkin Park One More Light May 19, 2017 Warner Bros. / Machine Shop

SINGLES

YEAR SINGLE BAND ALBUM
2000 “One Step Closer” Linkin Park Hyrbid Theory
2001 “Crawling” Linkin Park Hyrbid Theory
2001 “Papercut” Linkin Park Hyrbid Theory
2001 “In The End” Linkin Park Hyrbid Theory
2002 “Pts.OF.Athrty” Linkin Park Reanimation
2003 “Somewhere I Belong” Linkin Park Meteora
2003 “Faint” Linkin Park Meteora
2003 “Numb” Linkin Park Meteora
2004 “From The Inside” Linkin Park Meteora
2004 “Breaking The Habit” Linkin Park Meteora
2004 “Numb/Encore” (w/ Jay Z) Linkin Park Collision Course
2007 “What I’ve Done” Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight
2007 “Bleed It Out” Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight
2007 “Shadow Of The Day” Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight
2008 “Given Up” Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight
2008 “Leave Out All The Rest” Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight
2009 “New Divide” Linkin Park Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen – Soundtrack
2009 “Crawl Back In” Dead By Sunrise Out Of Ashes
2009 “Let Down” Dead By Sunrise Out Of Ashes
2010 “Fire” Dead By Sunrise Out Of Ashes
2010 “The Catalyst” Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
2010 “Waiting For The End” Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
2011 “Burning In The Skies” Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
2011 “Iridescent” Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
2011 “Not Alone” Linkin Park Download to Donate for Haiti
2012 “Burn It Down” Linkin Park Living Things
2012 “Lost In The Echo” Linkin Park Living Things
2012 “Powerless” Linkin Park Living Things
2013 “Out Of Time” Stone Temple Pilots High Rise
2013 “Blackheart” Stone Temple Pilots High Rise
2013 “Castle Of Glass” Linkin Park Living Things
2013 “A Light That Never Dies” (w/ Steve Aoki) Linkin Park Recharged
2014 “Guilty All The Same” (w/ Rakim) Linkin Park Hunting Party
2014 “Until It’s Gone” Linkin Park Hunting Party
2014 “Wastelands” Linkin Park Hunting Party
2014 “Rebellion” (w/ Daron Malakian) Linkin Park Hunting Party
2014 “Final Masquerade” Linkin Park Hunting Party
2017 “Heavy” (w/ Kiiara) Linkin Park One More Light
2017 “Talking To Myself” Linkin Park One More Light

SOUNDTRACK CONTRIBUTIONS

YEAR SINGLE FILM
2002 “System” Queen of the Damned
2006 “Morning After (Julien-K Remix)” Underworld: Evolution
2007 “What I’ve Done” Transformers
2009 “New Divide” Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
2011 “Irisdescent” Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
2012 “Blackout” (Renholdër Remix) Underworld: Awakening
2016 “Things In My Jeep” Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

CHESTER BENNINGTON’S FILMOGRAPHY


STUDIO ALBUMS

2006 Crank Pharmacy Stoner
2009 Crank: High Voltage
Hollywood Park Guy
2010 Saw 3D
Evan
2012 Artifact Himself

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