Linkin Park Get 'Back To Work' After Chester Bennington's Death
By Allison Stubblebine, Billboard
October 12, 2017
After the untimely death of frontman Chester Bennington earlier this year, Linkin Park has shared a photo of their first rehearsal back together. Four months after Bennington took his own life, the band is preparing to honor him with a tribute concert later this month featuring Blink 182, Bring Me The Horizon, and many other bands.
Two weeks before that sure-to-be-emotional event, LP bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell shared a photo on Instagram of the band rehearsing, with the caption, “Home from the #dunhilllinks and back to “work!” Good to be back with the guys.”
Recently, Linkin Park rapper/guitarist Mike Shinoda paid tribute to the late singer in a radio interview. “He was such a happy guy, he was such a fun guy,” said Shinoda before he discussed the goal of the tribute concert. "When he’d walk in the room, there was such a positive, funny, upbeat energy, and that’s what we wanna get out of this show… I know it’s gonna be a roller coaster of emotion. But when we talk about this and we’re focusing on the show, it’s really about, like we say, celebrating life.”
The sold-out tribute concert will take place on Oct. 27 at Hollywood Bowl in California.
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