In the morning of July 20, 2017, what would be Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday, Linkin Park presented to the world the music video of their newest single "Talking To Myself" and they had plans to do a photoshoot later in the day. However, right after the video release, TMZ broke the news that Chester Bennington had been found dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home.
Fans hoped this was nothing but another hoax, but after many hours waiting from a word from the band's management, Mike Shinoda confirmed the devastating news on Twitter.
Fellow musicians soon started sharing memories and messages of support for Chester's family and friends and we've decided to make a compilation of those in this memorial page, both to show support for those he left behind and to show how big his impact in this world was.
Pete Loeffler of Chevelle.
Scott Stapp (ex-Creed) of Art Of Anarchy, who Chester met back in 2002 while Linkin Park was recording Meteora.
Avril Lavigne, whose band sporadically
Black Eyed Peas.
Elton John, who met both Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington briefly, said:
It has been a sad few weeks. We lost Chris and then we lost Chester. I met them both briefly and they were two lovely guys.
You know artists are prone to being a little destructive, whether you are an actor or singer or visual artist. Sometimes, as Jim Carrey said when Philip Seymour Hoffman committed suicide, the noise just gets too much. It is so awful for someone to be so depressed that they commit suicide, especially when they have families.
I just wanted to pay tribute to them, as there by the grace of God go all of us. Just remember them fondly and the music they left. It is totally different music to the one I create but still wonderful music that has entertained millions, including me.
They were incredibly talented, nice men. To their families and their children, my love. Remember music is a joyous thing and these guys left us a whole legacy of music to enjoy. They have just gone too soon.
Rex Brown (ex-Pantera / ex-Down) said during a Goldmine Magazine podcast:
I wanna say I've met [Chester] a few times. We weren't close at all. You know, I'm still trying to get over Chris.
These guys just taking [themselves] out when they have it all, I just don't understand it. But then again, I understand mental illness very well. Not that I have it I don't. I think we all, in some sort of way, do, but I've never thought of fucking taking myself out. I'm just not like that. My life is beautiful. But then again, you get to a point I can see it, man. Everybody's been down. If you ain't been down, you can't sing the blues.
It's horrible. I feel bad for his family and all his bandmates and everything else.
Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch.
Shaun Morgan of Seether.
Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia.
Manabu Taniguti of SiM.
Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf) wrote a post on The Edges inspired by Chester's suicide.
Tim McCord of Evanescence. The band also posted a lengthy text about depression which can be read here.
Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish), who had previously
Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil.
Bullet For My Valentine.
Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage.
Paul Stanley of Kiss.
Alice Cooper talked to 101 WRIF on July 26th about Chris Cornell and Chester. Listen at 10 minutes and 15 seconds in the video.
Yeah, I knew. I worked with Chris Cornell. I wrote a couple of songs with Chris, you know, for the Last Temptation album. And I just went... this guy, he's got the whole package. I've never seen anybody to have that package as much as he did. When it comes to just talent, guitar playing, singing, songwriting, Chris run the whole thing. So I was unbelievably shocked by that one. I didn't get that one. I didn't understand that one at all. You know, suicide on that level, I went... I just... why? I'm like everyone else going 'why?' And then Chester Bennington. Same thing. Chester's one of those guys I played golf with. I was teaching him golf. And, you know, we talk about music the whole time and he was in two bands at the same time, Linkin Park and I think STP he was in. And great kid, great family, you know? No financial problems and then all the sudden he's dead and you go 'Why? What is going on?' you know? I don't get it at all. I really don't get it. I'd never had any kind of depression, so I can't speak for that, you know. I don't think it was drugs, I don't think it was any of that. I think it was just a matter of maybe clinical depression.
Oh absolutely, I mean, you couldn't find two people with more potential than those two guys, you know. And then it was kind of the same thing with Weiland, Scott Weiland, you know? I mean, that guy had the whole package also, and yet, you know, decided that heroin was more important than that. Know what I mean? But I don't... these guys, I don't really think their thing was a drug problem. I think it was more of a physical problem. I think it had something to do with the clinical depression.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
David Coverdale of Whitesnake.
Vadim Pruzhanov of Dragonforce.
Yoshiki Hayashi of X Japan.
#ripchester Rest in Peace
Next To None.
Scott Phillips of Alter Bridge.
Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides.
I Prevail, who had previously covered "
George Shrouder of Out Came The Wolves.
Lyndsey Gunnulfsen of Pvris.
Hayley Williams of Paramore.
Alexander William of All Time Low.
Chance The Rapper.
DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia.
Lil Uzi Vert.
Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids On The Block.
Nick Jonas (ex-Jonas Brothers).
Rihanna, who had a crush on Chester.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Warner Bros. Records in Burbank, CA:
Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY:
The Paramount in Huntington, NY:
Cathedral Tower of Utrecht, Netherlands:
Viva Vision light show and music video montage at Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas on August 19th.
Incubus, another band whose members grew up members of Linkin Park, dedicated "Wish You Were Here" to Chester during their show at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ on July 20th.
Their guitarist, Mike Einziger, also spoke to Billboard about his death:
Chester's passing came to me as a total shock. We were all together just recently in collective mourning of Chris Cornell, and we all watched Chester sing a heartfelt 'Hallelujah' in respect to him....which makes this situation even all the more shocking.
Mental health is one of the most difficult things to assess in people, and even more tricky to bring up to someone in discussion in any serious manner. We need to try harder. I can only think of Chester's sorrow, and hope for the well-being of his children, family, band and friends. Sending my genuine love and support to all of them.
Steve Aoki, who collaborated with Linkin Park on two singles:
He later played "
Kiiara played a studio version of "Battle Symphony" during her July 30th show at the Panorama Music Festival in Randall's Island Park, New York City, before performing "Heavy."
She is a long time Linkin Park fan who recorded vocals for "
Its been a pretty rough week. I dont know what to say and theres nothing really to say to make it better, but these next two songs are for Chester.
Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds To Mars wrote on Twitter:
His band went on tour with Linkin Park in 2014 as part of the Carnivores Tour.
That same night, during a show in Wantagh, NY, he gave an speech about Chester before dedicating to him the songs "Alibi" and "The Kill."
So, uh, you know, it's been a really tough few days. You know, we said goodbye to somebody in recent days that was an amazing artist, and incredible human being, somebody who I know probably touched everybody in this entire amphitheater, and he touched me personally as well. You know, Chester... Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for Chester. It's funny. I learned a lot watching him live his life. He taught me so much and when I close my eyes and think about him, I think about his face which was always smiling. I think about his heart which he wore on his sleeve. I think about how kind he treated me, my brother, Tomo, the band. I think about what he taught me about pursuing your dreams, pursuing your passion relentlessly, but as the same time being able to have an incredible family. You know, he had six incredible children as well. Every time we spoke, there wasn't a conversation we had that didn't include something about his family. And what you guys I think get a sense of from Linkin Park, and it certainly was an extension of how Chester lived his life, is Linkin Park; it's not just a band, it's a family. And the way they think about you guys, very similar to Thirty Seconds To Mars, it's a giant family and we try to make something more than just get onstage and play music. We try to connect and communicate in a way that's deep and meaningful, and I learned that from Chester. He did it night after night after night after night. And what about that voice, huh? What about that voice? That voice will live forever.
Aaron Lewis dedicated the Staind song "Something To Remind You" to Chester during a solo presentation at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on July 20th.
Aaron toured with Linkin Park as part of Staind in the 2001 edition of the Family Values Tour. He joined the band on numerous occasions to perform "
So, I lost a really good friend today. I'm not really sure why he chose to take his own life, but it's been a really sad day. This next song, that song is for Chester.
Aaron Lewis was joined by Staind bandmate Mike Mushok and Godsmack vocalist Sully Erna during a charity show at The Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence, MA on August 4th to perform a rendition of "Crawling" as a tribute to Chester.
Aaron played the song again during his August 10th performance at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg. Watch it
Godsmack performed acoustic versions of "Crawling" and "Hunger Strike" as tributes to Chester and Chris Cornell during their August 09th set at Musikfest 2017 in Bethlehem, PA.
I just wanna bring up something real quick. I don't wanna hop on this too long 'cause I want you guys to leave here in a really good mood, with a good positive feeling, man, but, as you know, these last couple years has been pretty tragic with all the artists that we've lost. It's been actually mind blowing to me how many amazing performers, amazing voices, we've lost to some really sad tragic situations, and some of 'em were very close friends of ours. So, I thought I was gonna come out here tonight, we've just decided to do this today, we haven't really rehearsed this, but we wanted to do something for you guys. And we wanted to do something in honor of our friends, that have left us with some beautiful music on this planet. So I think this one's gonna come and speak for itself.
Korn dedicated "4U" to Chester during their July 20th set in Mansfield, MA.
The two bands had a long history together: Linkin Park took part on Korn's Family Values Tour in 2001 (although Korn wasn't really a part of the tour that year), Linkin Park played their first show in Mexico as an opening act for Korn, Chester recorded vocals for a Jonathan Davis song called "
I wanna dedicate this song tonight to our homeboy Chester Bennington, y'all. Y'all make some noise for Chester, we love you bro.
Guitarist Munky also spoke to Loaded Radio about Chester:
Shock. Everybody was walking around in this cloud. Just frustration and shock and sadness, and there was all this mixed emotions for still. Its still the residual effects of a roller coaster of emotions going around. Because weve known him for a long time all those guys, all the guys in [Linkin Park].
I cant imagine what his family and his band must be going through, and my heart sincerely goes out to him and his family. And their families the whole bands families. There are so many lives that are affected by this.
I think theres a statistic on Health.com where it shows musicians are number five in line for the most serious depression and they turn to drugs and alcohol to kind of make that go away, but it only worsens. Drugs and alcohol always win; the person always fails.
It has been sad to lose Chris Cornell and Chester all within such a short period. It should have never happened, but it did Its been really hard. Its been hard for the guys in [Korn] to hear [about Chesters death] and process it. And I cant imagine I cant imagine what its [like] for him and his family and his band. So, yeah, my deepest, sincere condolences to him and his family and his band.
Papa Roach played the chorus of "In The End" at the end of "Forever" as a tribute to Chester during their shows in Hamburg and Berlin on September 15th and 16th respectively.
Papa Roach was one of the first bands Linkin Park toured with, back in 2000. They were also together at Ozzfest 2001.
Jay-Z, who recorded a collaborative EP with Linkin Park back in 2004, performed "Numb/Encore" as a tribute to Chester during his August 19th set at Virgin V Festival 2017 Weston Park in Staffordshire, United Kingdom.
Can I get some love for Chester tonight? Make some noise so he can hear you in heaven.
Stone Sour, who were Linkin Park's guests on the Soundwave festival in 2013, dedicated "Through Glass" to Chester at their July 20th concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA.
Corey Taylor had also shared the stage with Chester in 2016 as a member of Kings Of Chaos.
We all lost somebody today. I lost a friend. And this is one of his favorite songs. I wanna dedicate it to him. Chester, we will fucking miss you.
Talking to Loudwire, Corey said:
Calling them cowards is a very immature way of looking at it. Its the easy way to look at something like that because it makes you not have to face what a serious issue it is. Its easy for someone to label it like that so they can turn their back on it and pretend that it was something that didnt happen to them, when inside theyre hurting. People who fight depression are almost in a constant state of hurting.
It is a goddamn tragedy. That does not make them cowards. Ive even heard people recently say something to the fact of, It was bound to happen. This was always going to happen. Ive gotten so angry hearing that that Ive gone on record saying, You are absolutely wrong for saying that. Suicide should not be a foregone conclusion.
Youre not alone. Not one person out there who feels that way is alone. It is important for people to know that.
Alien Ant Farm dedicated "Attitude" to Chester during their July 30th set at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and played the intro of "In The End" at the end of the song. They continued doing that for the next few shows.
Alien Ant Farm were a supporting act on Linkin Park's Street Soldiers Tour in 2001 and Chester used to join them to perform "Attitude".
Metallica dedicated "The Unforgiven" to Chester during their July 29th concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.
Metallica is one of the bands Linkin Park looks up to and they took Linkin Park out on tour in 2003 as part of their Summer Sanitarium Tour.
We forgive you Chester.
Before the show, their drummer Lars Ulrich, who can be seen during Linkin Park's
Chester was a very kind and very honest human, very gentle soul, who had a really big heart and the first time I heard Linkin Park I just... singing those songs, you know. The first album, what was it? '99 or 2000. That power that came out of him was just unbelievable. It was so original and so unique and you really... he was one of those singers that has a rare gift where every words that comes out of him sounds authentic. It's not just... he's not just wrting something down that he sings, it's like everything that comes out of him sounds like he feels, he means, every word, every nuance, every syllable. And we did a tour with them in 2003 when they were kind enough to come and play with us across America on our Summer Sanitarium Tour and we had a lot of fun. And all those guys are great guys and my heart goes out to all of them.
One OK Rock debuted a cover of "One More Light" during their July 28th show at Playstation Theater in New York, NY and continued playing it on following shows. The band was one of the opening acts for Linkin Park's cancelled One More Light Tour. Mike Shinoda
Suddenly, I can't believe it, I'm so sad. I thought I could see him at last. I wanted to talk a lot together. I cincerely ray for your soul. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and band members.
Suddenly, I still cannot believe it ... I was looking forward to seeing you ... There's only sorrow now. I sincerely pray for your soul.
Machine Gun Kelly, another supporting act on Linkin Park's One More Light Tour, released a cover of "Numb" on YouTube and started performing the song live. He described performing the song in an interview with Fuse. Watch it
Ryan Key (ex-Yellowcard) performed an acoustic version of "Shadow Of The Day" as a tribute to Chester Bennington at the Emo Night Brooklyn in New York on July 20, 2017.
Yellowcard were a supporting act for Linkin Park during their Japanese Tour in 2007.
Good Charlotte dedicated "Hold On" to Chester during their performance at the California Exposition & State Fair in Sacramento, CA on July 20th. The song was dedicated to him again at their July 22nd show in Las Vegas. Before their August 6th concert at Webster Hall in New York, "In The End" was played from tape.
Besides being in Hoobastank's "Same Direction" video with Joel Madden, Chester also made a cameo on Good Charlotte's video for "
Benji Madden is a member of DJ collective Rad Omen, who remixed "
Joe Hahn also created a remix of "
Sugar Ray played at Stamfords Columbus Park on July 20th as part of the citys Alive@Five concert series and dedicated their song "Fly" to Chester. Their vocalist, Mark McGrath, shared the stage with Chester on Camp Freddy and The Hellcat Saints shows.
During Sum 41's July 22nd set at Festival Des Bières Du Monde de Saguenay, Frank Zummo performed a drum cover of "Faint" as a tribute to Chester. He continued doing it on following shows and also covered "One Step Closer".
The band opened Chester's final show in Amsterdam.
Paul Van Dyk, who remixed "
Nicky Romero, who created a
During their set at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA, the band also performed "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen in tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell. This was the same song
To be honest, I was one of those kids who was late to the game on Nirvana. It's weird, where I grow up hip-hop was kind of IT and as big as Nirvana was. It was Soundgarden that pulled me in to that Seattle scene, to rock. And Cornell was a rock god, and if you met the guy, he was the gentlest, kindest, the most soft spoken, and also if you're a lead singer of a band, you just don't wanna be in a room with him because all lights just go to him. That's just it. And he was the most wonderful human being. Anyway, he passed, which I still believed to be, fundamentally believed to be some kind of insane accident because even on that day he was incredibally happy. We have the same manager, so he spoke to him that day, his wife, and I'm not gonna tell you the details, but, you know, prescriptional drugs can be dangerous, I'll leave you with that.
So, depression is a real thing. And a lot of our audience lost people to depression and suicide. My wife has lost 5 friends from highschool to suicide. It's a real thing. Mental illness is the issue. It's like trying to throw a dart at a ghost. So it's incredibly difficulty to take down. And you wanna blame other things and outside forces, but mental illness plays the predominal role. We obviously, and most of this crowd knows that we lost Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.
We've had the pleasure of meeting those guys at home with Mike Shinoda along with Chester but when we first had our record, the first dinner we had with our label, Linkin Park walks it, 2007, 2006, and sat down next to us at this Thai restaurant in L.A. and I was like, my hands are sweating, Chester Bennington was sitting next to me. And I didn't know how to reach him, and he says: "Hey man, nice to meet you". Just like the nicest, he never met me, I was nobody, and here's Linkin Park sitting next to us, and I'll never forget that until the day I die.
And I got to comunicate with a few of those guys over the years, and known him to be incredible gracious and amazing, and needless to say, we lost him in the last 24 hours.
I've never really done a dedication song, and I didn't feel comfortable doing a Linkin Park song tonight. But at Chris Cornell's funeral, Chester performed. He sang Hallelujah. The last thing I'm gonna do is do a song and dedicate it to Chester and Chris and do a song I don't know, I do know this one. So Imma do, I'm just gonna do a little bit of it and you feel free to sing along, and hopefully I can make it through this.
This goes out to Chester and Linkin Park and Chris and all the fans of two of the best bands of the last two decades.
The entire show was dedicated to them:
The band performed the song again for Good Morning America on August 4th at Rumsey Playfield in New York, this time with guest vocals by Chris Cornell's daughter, Toni Cornell.
Linkin Park was supposed to play a concert for Good Morning America that same day but canceled due to Chester's death. Read OneRepublic's interview with Billboard here.
Ryan Tedder: Chester sang this at Chris's funeral and this is arguably one of the greatest songs writen in the last 50 years, I think by most people's accords. It's a very special song to us, and I think to most people, and specially to Toni as well.
Toni Cornell: It's an honor to perform this for my dad and Chester and to sing for them.
Slapshock, a Filipino band influenced by Linkin Park who met them on a couple of occasions, performed a cover of "One Step Closer" during their July 22th set at SM City in Batangas City, Philippines. The video was upload both to their YouTube and Facebook.
Let's celebrate Chester Bennington. I want everyone to jump. Rest in peace, Chester Bennington. One of the inspirations of Slapshock.
Jeff Gutt recorded a cover of "Numb" which can be watched here.
He met Chester briefly when Jeff's former band, Dry Cell, were signed to Warner Bros. Records and recording their album at the same studio Linkin Park were working on Meteora.
Billy Talent, who have played some festival shows with Linkin Park, dedicated their song "Nothing To Lose" to Chester during their July 22nd set in Freiburg, Germany.
When a guy like chester, you know, it doesn't make any sense, it's not logical and it's terrible, terrible sad, and terrible tragic and we just wanna send all of our love from our band and all love you wonderful people send all of the linkin park family all of our love and thougths, ok?
And I just need you, I just need all of you to know, I need all of you to know that suicide is never a fucking option. We love you too much. And we got to take care of each other, we got to listen to each other, and we have to help each other, ok?
This one's for Chester!
Nickelback dedicated "Lullaby" to Chester during their July 21st concert at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE.
Muse dedicated "Starlight" to Chester during their July 22nd set in Wantagh, NY. The band was invited to Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Tour in 2007, but had to turn down the offer due to other commitments.
Coldplay covered "Crawling" at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on August 1st as a tribute to Chester.
During their August 9th set in Montreal, QC, Coldplay used a snippet of "Crawling" with changed lyrics as an intro to "The Scientist." Watch it
Brent Smith gave a speech about Eugene Morgan, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington before playing "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd on Shinedown's July 23rd show at Rise Above Fest 2017 in Bangor, ME.
Run The Jewels dedicated "Down" to Chester during their July 20th performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
We'd like to dedicate this next song to Chester Bennington. Rest in peace.
Halestorm's drummer, Arejay Hale, performed an acapella cover of "
On October 24th, Chester won Best Vocalist in the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards and Lzzy Hale accepted on his behalf, giving a speech honoring his legacy.
Skillet, a band influenced by Linkin Park, dedicated "Sick Of It" to Chester during their July 23th set at Xfinity Theater in Hartford, CT.
What's up, Connecticut? How you're feeling out here, people? We are Skillet. Thank you for showing up at our show, we appreciate it. Everybody has something that you are sick of. Maybe violence, hate, abuse, depression, addiction. I wanna tell what I'm sick of this weekend. I am sick of watching our heroes commiting suicide. RIP Chester Bennington tonight.
Green Day dedicated "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" to Chester during their August 1st set at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA.
I also wanna dedicate this song tonight to Chester.
Whether you disagree with someones politics, their religion, their artistic choices, their character, how they look when you type out those words you are bullying. Youre doing more damage than you have any idea We are all responsible for this Can we please stop? Thats my plea.
We are losing so many people to suicide. My question is, when is enough, enough? Can we speak to each other with love? Can we speak to each other with kindness? We can still have opinions, we have thoughts, we can express those thoughts, but can we do it with love? I believe we can. I hope we do.
During the Imagine Dragons show at the Moon and Stars festival in Locarno, Switzerland on July 21st, he took the time to give a
I wanna take one quick moment here tonight to just speak of something that's been on my mind and my heart for the last 24 hours. We lost an incredible legend, Chester from Linkin Park and I got to say that he played a role in a heart of so many musicians all over the world.
To have that loss is just been so heavy on so many people hearts, and specially today we all feel it. So we wanna to just take a moment to acknowledge Chester to say thank you to him, for all that he has done to pave the way for so many incredible artists around the world who have looked up to him and to Linkin Park and all they've stood for. We wouldn't be here ir it wasn't for incredible artists like Chester.
We send our love, we send our hearts and the most peace we possible can to his wife and six kids across the world. May we continue to please spread a message, and that message is... Where was it, I saw it here... "Stay Alive". Hold that up.
If you or anybody you know is hurt, or needs help, please seek help. There's nothing weak about talking to someone, abount mental illness or depression.
I've dealt with depression since I was little. It's not something to be afraid of, please share it, please seek help, and tonight we remember Chester.
Robbie Williams dedicated "Angels" to Chester during his July 25th set at Waldbühne Berlin:
I dedicate this to Chester Bennington. We love you and we miss you.
Be nice to people, you know what they're going through. I'll try to do that too.
We love you mate.
Neck Deep dedicated "Gold Steps" to Chester during their July 20th set at the Vans Warped Tour in Noblesville, Indiana.
Five Finger Death Punch dedicated "The Bleeding" to Chester during their August 19th show in Springfield, Il. You can watch a short clip here.
Machine Head performed a cover of "In The End" as a tribute to Chester during their July 22nd concert at The Oakland Metro Opera House. The show was broadcasted live on Facebook and later posted to their YouTube channel.
Motionless In White, who had performed "One Step Closer" during their fall 2015 North American tour, brought the song back to their setlist at the Concrete Street Amphitheater on July 21st as a tribute to Chester:
Fergie performed a cover of "Crawling" as a tribute to Chester during her July 22nd concert at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, ND.
Blue October performed a short a capella cover of "Shadow Of The Day" as a tribute to Chester during the 94.5 The Buzz Bud Light Weenie Roast in The Woodlands, TX on July 22nd:
Scalene performed "Breaking The Habit" on July 22nd at Festival Circadélica in Sorocaba, SP as a tribute to Chester. They posted the video on Facebook and wrote:
Sorocaba, thank you for supporting and sharing beautifully our humble tribute, we couldn't not do this. Linkin Park is one of the bands we listened together the most in our teens. We are eternally thankful and inspired by the viscerality, passion and talent of Chester. Rest in peace!
Mesh covered "What I've Done" as a tribute to Chester during their August 12th set at the M'era Luna Festival 2017.
Markus Schulz played a remix of "In The End" as a tribute to Chester during Tomorrowland 2017 in Boom, Belgium on July 28th.
Dutch duo Showtek played the studio version of "In The End" in the middle of their set at Parookaville 2017 on June 21st as a tribute to Chester:
Dutch DJ Don Diablo played "Numb" as a tribute to Chester during his set at ParookaVille 2017 in Weeze, Germany. The video was posted to his Facebook page and can be watched here. Before the song, he said:
So I wanna play something, not just for Chester, but for everybody right now who's struggling with depression. Everybody that's lost someone that's important to them. Everyone that feels alone in this world. Everyone that needs a hand. Don't be afraid to ask. We're all in this together. If you guys have a light. But this is for a person that you're missing right now. For Chester. For your family. For life. For love.
Matt Heafy of Trivium recorded a cover of "One More Light" as a tribute to Chester:
Malta performed "In The End" at the Rock Na Praça festival on October 8th. The song starts at 1:17 in the video.
Spencer Sotelo and Matt Halpern of Periphery along with producer Taylor Larson (Heavy Eyes/ex-From First To Last) recorded a cover of "Shadow Of The Day" which can be downloaded here.
Dead By April recorded a cover of "Numb" as a tribute to Chester.
BackWordz recorded a cover of "Waiting For The End" as a tribute to Chester.
Danger Silent, who had previously covered "
Aelonia recorded a cover of "Crawling" as a tribute to Chester.
Sylar dedicated their entire July 20th set at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN to Chester:
Fans reported Linkin Park songs being played from tape before the band entered the stage.
They also recorded a cover of "Points Of Authority" as a tribute to Chester.
Chris Taylor Brown of Trapt took time out to speak of what Linkin Park meant to him at their gig at London Garage on July 21.
I wanna to say something. When I was 18 this record came out. It's called Hybrid Theory. You know, we already been a band for a few years, you know? We started when we were 16 years old, just doing our thing. Our guitar player was a little hassle and decide, and, you know, we just drink beers and play and have a good time. We were into Korn, Limp Bizkit, Chi from Deftones, they all have good stuff and then, Hybrid Theory came out. It's a good record. I just wanna say rest in peace to Chester Bennington.
And I'm definitely influencied by that man. I just know that everything he's done put together will live on forever and we can always have that.
Project 46 gave an speech about depression and talked about Chester and Chris Cornell during their July 30th set at Clube Internacional in Recife, Pernambuco. The show was part of the Rock Will Never Die Festival.
Our idols are going through it [depression].
It doesn't matter the stone, but your idea. If you don't tear down or control your head, it will knock you down.
So listen to your friend e help them the best you can because when they're asking for help, they're really asking.
Respect and friendship is something you can't buy and won't ever buy.
Brother, Chester, go with god. Chris Cornell too.
Chanyeol of k-pop group EXO posted a clip of him covering "Heavy" as a tribute to Chester. Watch it here.
Black Malachite did a song in tribute to Chester using an excerpt from an interview. It can be heard and downloaded here.
Club Tattoo in Tempe, Arizona held a memorial on July 30th and offered several different tattoos at a discount in remembrance of Chester, who he helped found the business. Grey Daze did live transmissions of the event which can be watched here: 1, 2, 3.