Chester Bennington's Old Band Grey Daze Is Releasing An Album In His Honor
By Katrina Nattress
December 12, 2019
Before climbing to superstardom with Linkin Park, Chester Bennington was part of an Arizona post-grunge band called Grey Daze. Before his tragic passing in 2017, the late singer was planning a reunion with his first band. Unfortunately, that never came to be; however, his widow Talinda revealed on Twitter that Chester's old bandmates still plan on honoring him.
"One of Chester's greatest gifts was music," she wrote. "The only thing he took more pride in was being a father to his children. Given how much he cared, he wanted fans to hear everything he did, and his musical journey started with Grey Daze."
She went on to explain that in February 2017 the band began re-recording music and planned to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a reunion show. "He was so enthusiastic about doing this, he was eager to play rock music and there were messages in those songs he knew would be meaningful to fans," she said.
"When Chester passed away, Grey Daze's reunion seemed like an afterthought to everyone involved, they were suffering, I was suffering, and there were way too many emotions to work through before we could even think about what would happen to that project," Talinda continued. "Once the clouds lifted a bit, once we could focus on what Chester would want us to do, we looked for a way to continue what Chester was working on, the things he was proud of and wanted to share with his fans. The Grey Daze project is one of the way we can continue to tell Chester's story and connect with his fans."
The album doesn't have a release date yet, and we're unsure if Chester's son Jaime, who recorded with the band earlier this year, will be involved. Check out Talinda's full statement below.
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