Today marks what would’ve been the late, great Chester Bennington’s 47th birthday, and Linkin Park have shared some home videos of him to celebrate.
The Linkin Park frontman tragically lost his life to suicide on 20th July, 2017, and has been sorely missed by fans ever since.
Taking to their socials, the band posted a one and a half minute video of behind-the-scenes footage of Chester mucking around backstage at gigs, travelling, at rehearsals, going bowling, etc. It’s a bittersweet watch to see him in some of his happiest moments.
Have a watch of the video up top.
Elsewhere, Mike Shinoda has recently shut down the idea of ever doing a holographic show with Chester, which are becoming increasingly popular for late musicians.
As reported by Variety, a 94.5 The Buzz radio host said he’d pay “good money” to see Chester appear onstage as an avatar/ hologram, to which Shinoda interjected: “Those are creepy.”
He added: “Even if we weren’t talking about [Linkin Park], if we weren’t talking about Chester, which is…that’s a very sensitive subject, and we would have our feelings about how we would represent that. For me, that’s a clear no. I’m not into that.”
It was the first single the band has released since Bennington’s shocking death back in 2017. In 2020 they released the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’ which featured some unreleased tracks. A deluxe edition of ‘Minutes to Midnight’, the band’s 2007 album, was released in May of last year.