See the reactions and homages from new metal band members about the death of late Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington below:
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
Chester, we spoke just a few weeks back at the gym of the hotel we both stayed at in Berlin. You were like P90X and I was staggering on the bike. We spoke about your older kids graduating college, you moving back to Cali, touring etc. I don’t understand this anymore. Our hearts go out to your family. Travel well my friend #rip @chesterbe picture of Chester and @daronmalakian posted on @systemofadown
So shocked and saddened by the news of Chester Bennington’s passing. I remember the first time I met Chester. I was in a bad mood backstage and he came into the dressing room and lifted my spirits before I took the stage. Working with Chester and Linkin Park on the song ‘Rebellion’ was some of the most fun I’ve had collaborating with another artist. They made me feel right at home when I joined them on stage at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Forum. Our hearts go out to Linkin Park and to Chester’s family. Chester Bennington will be missed. -Daron Malakian
COREY TAYLOR (SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)
Wes Geer (formely Hed P.E./Korn touring guitarist)
RIP Chester. I know exactly what he’s saying in this pic- ‘What’s better to bring you to the glory of sobriety than music!’ when he so graciously joined us on stage at our first ever @RocktoRecovery event. Oh buddy. Such a sweet soul. Loved by so many. I had the joy of meeting and touring w @chesterbe early in @linkinpark’s career. Such a rad dude. I remember watching him run amok drunk, like me, and knew we had that same ‘thing’ we just didn’t know what ‘it’ was yet. It just goes to show you, with addiction it’s a MENTAL DIS-EASE. It has nothing to do with willpower. Now, before anyone attacks me for making assumptions, I’m just telling you from my experience, what I know: my friends, my loved ones that OVERCOME drinking/ using and have LONG TERM SOBRIETY and work diligently, spiritually, STILL suffer with mental demons that drive them, me, US mad!! That drive some of us to THIS! Taking our own lives. The disease centers in our MIND. My message to everyone in early recovery is to realize money, fame, fortune, girls/boys, isn’t going to solve anything. It’s not the problem!! Stay close! Share your pain, open up, let people in! YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We can beat our demons but we need to stick together!! The last interaction I had w Chester was that he gave me a kiss on the cheek as he walked out the door….Chester, love you man! Until we meet again-🖤 Wes #RIPCB #Chester #chesterbennington #dontgiveup
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— James’Munky’Shaffer (@JC_SHAFFER) 20 de julho de 2017
PROPHETS OF RAGE
“Rest easy Chester @chesterbe …’twas good meeting you & rockin’ out on tour a few weeks ago man…⭐️Please tell Chris I said yo” 🙏🏾 #Repost @allthingssoundgarden ・・・ #ChesterBennington has unfortunately passed away today. He was one of Chris’s best friends and godfather to Chris Cornell Jr. Chester dedicated “One More Light” to Chris when performing on @jimmykimmellive and sang “Hallelujah” at CC’s funeral. Losing a friend is not easy and will lead to severe depression in time. If you struggle with depression or suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help. Praying for his children in this time. #chriscornell #chesterbennington #linkinpark
TOM MORELLO (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE/PROPHETS OF RAGE)
Rest in peace, Chester. So tragic. Bless you and your family.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) 21 de julho de 2017
— Michael Einziger (@MichaelEinziger) 20 de julho de 2017
After the tragedy the music industry has seen ill post this and hope it reaches those in need and I'm asking every other ARTIST that sees this to post it as well . There's always another way , if you need someone to talk to REACH OUT it's NOT WEAK TO SPEAK ! Everyone needs Help in this Life remember that ! I KNOW What I'm talking about ,my step father committed suicide when I was young ……ShotGun . There's always another way out , watch the movie play itself out things always get better .