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Linkin Park to honour Chester Bennington with ‘special public event’

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Linkin Park have announced plans to hold a 'special public event' to honour the memory of Chester Bennington. The band shared the news last night (August 22) in their second public statement since the frontman passed away last month. Thanking their fans "for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time", the statement then...

Jay-Z pays tribute to Chester Bennington during V Festival headline set

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Jay-Z paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington during his headline set at V Festival last night (August 19). Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The Brooklyn rapper performed the first of two headline slots for the festival at Staffordshire's Weston Park last night, and will perform his second scheduled headline show in...

Corey Taylor hits out at musicians who branded Chester Bennington a “coward”

Corey Taylor has hit out at the musicians who labelled Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell as "cowards" after they both took their own lives. Last month, Korn guitarist Brian 'Head Welch' attracted criticism after he blasted Bennington as cowardly for leaving his family behind following his tragic death. Now, Slipknot frontman Corey has criticised the "immature" attitudes of Bennington's critics -...

Chester Bennington funeral mementos are being sold on Ebay for thousands

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Mementos from the memorial service of late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington were PUT on Ebay for thousands of dollars. The singer died at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California on July 20, with a coroner confirming that he took his own life. He was 41. A private funeral service took place in California on Saturday (July 29), with hundreds of...

“We will always love you”: Chester Bennington’s ex-wife pens tribute to Linkin Park singer

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Chester Bennington's ex-wife has penned an emotional tribute to the late Linkin Park singer after his death earlier this month. Samantha Bennington, who was married to the singer until 2005 and the mother of his son Draven, hailed the singer's "god given talent" in an emotional Facebook post.  Read more: Chester Bennington Obituary: 1976-2017 "No matter if you saw him on stage,...

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda pens note to fans a week after Chester Bennington’s death

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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has written a note to fans one week after the death of his band mate Chester Bennington. Shinoda thanked fans for respecting the band’s privacy in the week following the death of Bennington, 41, who committed suicide. The rhythm guitarist also offered suggestions to fans wanting to celebrate the life of Bennington and a link to an...

Mike Shinoda shares first photograph of Chester Bennington with his Linkin Park bandmates

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Mike Shinoda has shared the first photograph ever taken of the late Chester Bennington with his Linkin Park bandmates. Bennington passed away last week after taking his own life. He was 41. Shinoda, who shared vocal duties with Bennington in Linkin Park, said that he was "shocked and heartbroken" after the news broke last Thursday (July 20). The musician, who also...

Linkin Park surge back into the album charts after Chester Bennington’s death

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Four of Linkin Park's albums have surged up the US album charts after the death of frontman Chester Bennington was announced on Thursday. The singer died at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California, with a coroner confirming over the weekend that he took his own life. But in the aftermath of his tragic passing, fans have paid tribute by purchasing...

Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch slammed for criticising Chester Bennington’s death

Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch has been heavily criticised after he referred to Chester Bennington as 'cowardly' following the Linkin Park frontman's death. The singer, who was 41 years old, was found at his Palos Verdes, California home yesterday (July 20). It has been confirmed that his death is being investigated as suicide. But while the music world has paid tribute...

Chester Bennington Obituary: 1976-2017

Chester Bennington, the singer of Linkin Park who died today (July 20) aged 41, was a pivotal figure in the 21st Century US rock scene and a leading light of the nu metal genre, selling over 70 million albums worldwide and working with a vast array of acts from Jay-Z to Motley Crue and Santana. Yet his work was driven...