Yesterday Chester Bennington suicided in his house in L.A County. A front-man singer for Linkin Park. The band who I started following since I was kid. The band famous for Nu metal and Rap with Rock fusion will never be the same again. In fact it might just signal the end of the band as we know it.
He was one hell of a singer and his suicide sent shock-waves throughout the industry with everyone sending their sadness at his passing. Just before he decided to take his life the band released the video of “Talking To Myself” from their new album “One More Light”.
His singing was what attracted me towards Linkin Park and their songs always had a sense of meaning starting from the 1st album Hybrid Theory till the latest One More Light. Tracks like Numb, Points Of Authority, Breaking The Habit, In The End still get played by many followers and fans around the world even today because that kind of music was just something else.
It only goes to show that money and fame mean nothing when you are psychologically conflicted and depression and personal issues eat you up. For what could have been a few more albums and few more gems from Chester himself, now its all gone in a flash because he wasn’t at peace mentally. The fans are all “Numb” from this news and “In The End” this particular news matters way to much to the millennials who grew up on Linkin Park music.
From 1999 to today they released 7 main albums and 2 Remix Albums and I listened to songs from each and everyone of them. I had a small wish that one day I would get to see them live on stage with Chester belting out the vocals and Shinoda rapping it out. They did visit the UAE twice when i was in school and i missed them on both occasions. Alas I don’t think it will ever happen now because they may not tour anymore and possibly even disband and close the band for good.
IN THE END IT DID MATTER. #RIPCHESTER