Chester Bennington’s 21-year-old son has recently opened up on how he wants his late, great dad to be remembered.
Draven Bennington has been making headlines this week, for dropping his debut single under the name ‘RVRND,’ and featuring on the first episode of ‘Family Legacy,’ a new Paramount+ series following kids with musically-famous parents.
Now that Draven’s making music himself, he’s reflected on his dad’s career and life, and wants to ‘change the narrative’ surrounding his dad’s death.
"I kind of want to change the narrative. I think that we focus too much sometimes on the very end of everything when there was his whole life and he had so many amazing things happen,” Draven told Hollywood Life.
“The text messages that I get of people saying, 'I was backstage and we had the best conversation with your dad and he was so sweet.' That's the stuff that I want people to remember. I don't want people to sit and focus on the end all the time. Although I do think it's a good conversation to have. I think it's a necessary conversation to have, but shouldn't be the thing we remember him as."
Earlier in the interview, the young musician said, "I think the best thing is when people are reaching out to me and just letting me know how much he's changed their life through his music.
"I don't know why, but that makes me really happy. What he did and his creative outlet had such an impact on so many different people, and it was able to just save so many people. I think that is the number one thing that I want people to remember him for, and then also just the amount of good times."
The song that Draven released under his artist name RVRND is a rap song called ‘F_w_Me,’ if you wanna have a listen you can check it out below.
The new Paramount+ series ‘Family Legacy’ that Draven features in also follows Sammy Hagar’s son Andrew, NSYNCS’s Joey Fatone’s daughter Briahna, and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs' son Quincy.
Chester’s younger son Tyler also publicly spoke about his dad’s tragic death last month. Taking to TikTok, he posted a video to shut down ‘bullshit’ conspiracy theories about his dad’s death.