【Linking Park】Chester Bennington, his best performances on YouTube


Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park  died of a suicide at his home in Los Angeles , at age 41.

Linkin Park have released their official statement after the death of frontman Chester Bennington.



Dear Chester,

“Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened. “

“You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. “

“Talinda  (his wfe,40) and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you. “




☆ The band sold more than 70 million albums worldwide.

☆ The world is still mourning the loss of Chester Bennington.





What’s Linkin Park?

Linkin Park is an American rock band, formed in 1996. The band rose to international fame with their debut album “Hybrid Theory”  (2000). Linkin Park was founded by three high school friends: Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson.

After graduating from high school, the three began to take their musical interests more seriously, recruiting Joe Hahn, Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, and Mark Wakefield to perform in their band, Xero.



The lack of success and stalemate in progress prompted Wakefield, at that time the band’s vocalist, to leave the band in search of other projects.

After spending a considerable time searching for Wakefield’s replacement, Xero recruited Arizona vocalist Chester Bennington.


The band then agreed on changing its name from Xero to Hybrid Theory; the newborn vocal chemistry between Shinoda and Bennington helped revive the band, inciting them to work on new material.

Finally, the band initially wanted to use the name “Lincoln Park”, however they changed it to “Linkin” to acquire the internet domain “linkinpark.com”.





Members & Albums


《 Members 》


Chester Bennington    (lead vocals)

・Mike Shinoda   (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard, synthesizer)

・Brad Delson   (lead guitar, backing vocals)

・Dave Farrell   (bass, backing vocals)

・Joe Hahn   (DJ, turntables, samples, programming, )

・Rob Bourdon   (drums, percussion)



《 Albums 》

①  Hybrid Theory    (2000)

②  Meteora    (2003)

③  Minutes to Midnight    (2007)


 I had an opportunity to enjoy their LIVE at “Live Earth” in Japan. It was a stage of the great excitement (^ ^)


④  A Thousand Suns    (2010)

⑤  Living Things    (2012)

⑥  The Hunting Party    (2014)

⑦  One More Light    (2017)


♪ Talking To Myself ♪   (from  “One More Light” )





Brokenhearted Linkin Park

“Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing. “

“We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. “


“After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place. You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. “

“You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve. “


“Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. “

“Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much. “


♪ Good Goodbye  (feat. Push T and Stormzy)     (from  “One More Light” )





How did Chester Bennington die?

His body was discovered on the morning of July 20, 2017. It is believed that he hanged himself at a private residence in Los Angeles.

Bennington, 41, had a history of alcohol and drug abuse and depression and had spoken openly in the past about his struggles when Linking Park first found fame in 2000 with their best-selling debut album “Hybrid Theory”.


And he hinted at suicidal thoughts in one of his last songs ever written.

The band’s second to last single “Heavy, released in February 2017, appeared to hint at his troubled state of mind. Focusing on the topic of depression, it contained haunting lyrics including:


“I don’t like my mind right now // Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary // Wish that I could slow things down”

In the chorus, he talks about how he is dragging around issues that are bringing him down before chillingly adding:


“If I just let go, I’d be set free.”


The track was written by bandmates Chester Bennington, Brad Delson, and Mike Shinoda, alongside Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter.


The band have said that lyrically, the inspiration for Heavy came from their conversations about frustrations and troubles in their own lives.

Mike previously revealed that Chester was really struggling on the day the song was written.


♪ Heavy ♪  (from  ” One More Light” )





Who’s Mike Shinoda?

Mike Shinoda is a 40-year-old rapper, singer, rhythm guitarist, lead songwriter, keyboard player,  and record producer (in 2017).

He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 with Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson, after meeting in High School and the three men are still active members of the band.


Mike (left )  and  Chester (right)


He has also created a hip-hop style side project called Fort Minor, which has been making music since 2004.

He has also produced albums and singles for artists including Lupe Fiasco, Styles of Beyond and The X-Ecutioners, and is the co-founder of record label Machine Shop Records.


He grew up in Agoura Hills, California and has a younger brother. His father is Japanese. Mike married author Anna Hillinger in 2003 and the couple has two children together.





Chester Bennington,  his best Linking Park performances

From the howls on debut single One Step Closer to the still incendiary vocals of his later years, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was one of rock’s most emotionally dextrous frontmen.




14.     A place for my head    

(Album: Hybrid Theory)




13.    One Step Closer      

(Album: Hybrid Theory)

Live Earth 2007,  Japan




12.    Somewhere I Belong      

(Album: Meteora)




11.     Given up      

(Album: Minutes to Midnight)




10.     Castle of Glass      

(Album:  Living Things)




9.    Leave Out All The Rest  

(Album: Minutes to Midnight)




8.     Waiting For The End    

(Album : A Thousand Suns)


A thousand Suns might have been awful as a whole, but this song, along with Iridescent has certainly outclassed all of Linkin Park’s other song… You can just feel the song, the lyrics are MINDBLASTING…




7.    What I’ve Done  

(Album: Minutes to Midnight)


(for the transformers movies)

Easily their best song, even with stiff competition from New Divide, Numb, and Papercut. Linkin Park takes awesome lyrics and pairs them with a haunting melody that is simply mesmerizing. Maybe someday it would beat numb too.

This song should be no.2 or 3 …?


Anyway,  Chester is undoubtedly the best vocalist of the best band ever…

Loved this the day I heard it, love it just as much now, years later




6.   Papercut    

(Album: Hybrid Theory)


Papercut should be among top 5! I can’t believe that…

This song is awesome as hell.

Starting music is awesome…




5.   Faint  

(Album: Meteora)


Just and awesome Song, have to listen to it loud no other way!

… woohh… this is also my favorite song.

I like the screaming part.

Linkin Park is the only rock band that can pull off rap/rock.




4.    Crawling    

(Album: Hybrid Theory)




3.    Bleed It Out  

(Album: Minutes to Midnight)

(Live Earth 2007, Japan)




2.   In The End     

(Album: Hybrid Theory)

I really love this song. The lyrics are awesome and have a great meaning. My next favorite song would be “Numb” but this is the one I have listened to since it came out and will always be my favorite.


Whenever I go to karaoke with my Canadian friend, we always sing this song!




1.    Numb    

(Album: Meteora)

It makes me feel like WOW.

Everything’s perfect.

It soothes the soul.

Just once I hear… I can’t stop playing it again and again.


Most people choose this song for the best of Linking Park.

Linkin Park forever!

It’s a very beautiful song having a very good meaning… One should listen it at least once…






Live Rock Wrecker 2017 (Full Show)




《 Set List 》

1.   Talking To Myself   (00:58〜)
2.   Burn It Down   (04:47〜)
3.   The Catalyst   (08:38〜)
4.   Wastelands   (13:41〜)
5.   One Step Closer   (17:00〜)

6.   Castle of Glass   (21:14〜)
7.   Good Goodbye   (24:57〜)
8.   Lost In The Echo   (28:07〜)
9.   New Divide   (31:38〜)                          
10.  Invisible  (36:20)

11.  Waiting For The End    (40:01〜)
12.  Breaking The Habit   (45:35〜)
13.  One More Light    (50:00〜)
14.  Crawling    (55:27〜)
15.  Leave Out All The Rest   (58:47〜)

16.  Somewhere I Belong    (1:03:26〜)
17.  What I’ve Done    (1:07:02〜)
18.  In The End    (1:11:29〜)
19.  Numb    (1:15:11〜)
20.  Heavy    (1:18:42〜)

21.  Papercut  (1:21:56〜)
22.  Bleed It Out    (1:25:09〜)
23.  Faint   (1:29:42〜)



  Orange color’s songs are from  2017 Album “One More Light”



R.I.P.   Chester…



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