Bennington started his music career in post-grunge band Grey Daze
Chester Bennington‘s first band, Grey Daze, have announced that they’ll be re-recording their old material with the help of Bennington’s friends and family.
Most notably, the late Linkin Park member’s son, 22-year-old Jamie Bennington has recorded vocals for the project.
Jamie has released a number of his own compositions over the years, posting Soundcloud links to his blog. Grey Daze posted a picture of Jamie in the booth, captioning it:
“Chester would have been so very proud of his Son Jaime Bennington. We had Jaime sing along with his father last night at NRG Recording Studios and his voice is great! Sounds a lot like his father and we were all very proud to be a part of it.”
See that post plus Chester in action with Grey Daze back in 1996.
The band have also recruited Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer for the project. Posting a quick video of the pair in the studio, Grey Daze captioned it: “Epic day recording the new record with Brian Head Welch and Munky from korn James “Munky” Shaffer Korn
Chester would be soooo stoked right now! These guys are killing it!!!!” See that post below.
Other guests to appear on the album include P.O.D.’s Marcos Curiel and Chris Traynor of Bush, as well as Ryan Shuck, Chester’s bandmate in Dead By Sunrise.
No release date has been set for the recordings.
It came after Morton discussed the collaboration in December 2018, telling Metal Hammer that was he was “blown away” by Bennington’s efforts.
“He had told me he really liked the song, and we had communicated, but I’d never really hung out with Chester until when we started tracking,” explained Morton.
“I was really impressed for a guy at his level, at the place in the career he was at, someone of his stature and celebrity, to have that level of humility and commitment to come in there and treat this like it would be a Linkin Park song, or his own song, or whatever. I was pretty blown away by that. And it was immediate.
“Fifteen minutes after we met, we were standing over a table, one on either side, each with scraps of paper and pencil, crossing off words and trying different rhyme schemes and stuff. And then after the track was laid out, then we took a breath and started talking about more personal stuff — real-life shit. And yeah… he surprised me the most.”