Legend Sounds: CHESTER BENNINGTON

Chester Charles Bennington was an accomplished American singer and musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the rock band Linkin Park

He was also the frontman for the bands Grey Daze, Dead by Sunrise, and Stone Temple Pilots during his impressive career. 

Bennington’s work with these groups helped shape the sound of rock music for a generation, and his influence will be felt for years to come.

Bennington’s initial rise to fame came as the lead vocalist of Linkin Park with the release of their debut album, Hybrid Theory in 2000. The album was a commercial success worldwide, skyrocketing the band to stardom.

The album achieved diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade. This feat is shared by a few other albums.

In 2013, Chester Bennington became the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, releasing the extended play record High Rise on October 8, 2013, via their record label, Play Pen. However, he left in 2015 to focus solely on Linkin Park. 

As an actor, he appeared in films such as Crank (2006), Crank: High Voltage (2009), and Saw 3D (2010).

We were all saddened by Chester’s death and were thrilled when demos from his first band Gray Daze, surfaced. In 2017, they began re-recording their original songs but had to put it on hold later that year. 

With the help of Chester’s family, we hope to see the completion of this project soon.

We recently received some tracks from Chester, including Soul Song, Saturation (Strange Love), and Starting To Fly. His talent is undeniable, and we’re honored to be able to tribute to him with this compilation.

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