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TigerClaw
07-20-2017, 01:15 PM
Chester Bennington, the singer from Linkin Park has died by committing suicide, he was 41 years old.
http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/20/linkin-park-singer-chester-bennington-dead-commits-suicide/

ZariusTwo
07-20-2017, 01:36 PM
Dammit, not him.

This is a band that really doesn't deserve half the flack it got from fans for daring to change their style. I always stayed loyal to them and loved most of their music long after their peak years [though their last album was a bit meek, I liked ''Heavy'']

I read he was close to the late Chris Cornell, and today was his birthday.:(

Vicky82
07-20-2017, 01:49 PM
What?????? OMG that's shocking. I love Linkin Park.

RIP Chester :cry:

XERO
07-20-2017, 02:11 PM
F*ck everything about today.

Storm Eagle
07-20-2017, 02:15 PM
I was playing the "Hybrid Theory" CD in the car this past weekend while driving home from New Jersey. Days later, there's this news.

R.I.P. Chester.

sdp
07-20-2017, 04:20 PM
This one hits close, Linkin Park was my first favorite band, I discovered them in 7th grade, this was when they were still a "small" band. I say that since they actually came to my town to tour and only small bands ever came and they weren't the headliners, Slipknot was. I remember asking people "Do you like Linkin Park?" And they would answer "I don't know where that is".

I downloaded all their songs on Napster and listened to them non-stop, bought the CD and basically they shaped my musical taste since I started looking for other bands like them which lead to nu-metal and harder and harder stuff which was what I listened to during my teens mostly.

I did grow tired of their first album since I listened to it so much and then many months later Linkin Park became huge and everyone and their mother listened to it so I would hear their stuff all the time to the point that I was sick of the band for being so overplayed. When their second album I had already moved on to "better" stuff and hated on Linkin Park but for the last few years I've always defended them, their first album is awesome, it was just so overplayed that I got sick of it, not because it was bad. Their second album is more of the same, which is not super interesting but it's not bad.

I always meant to check out their other albums but I still have yet to do that. I have seen tons of bands live and I also always wanted to see Linkin Park live, I had a few chances but could never pull the trigger since tickets were always too expensive for what I wanted to pay to see them and I wouldn't even be familiar with most of the songs that they would play anyway. I was seriously debating going on this upcoming tour which is now going to be cancelled I'm guessing. A shame I never got around to it.

Wesley
07-20-2017, 04:32 PM
I don't believe it. This is sad and shocking. Rip Chester Bennington. I wasn't a big fan of Linkin Park, but I liked a few of their songs.

MsMarvelDuckie
07-20-2017, 05:57 PM
I've liked some of their music, so this is sad to me. Listening to New Divide right now as a sort of tribute since it ismy favorite of their songs. RIP.

The-Shredder
07-20-2017, 05:59 PM
It's really sad. You could really hear the pain he was going through in his songs, even the newest ones. The first YouTube video I ever watched was a TMNT "Numb" AMV, and I guess the reason Linkin Park's music was used a lot in videos like that was because it resonated with a lot of people.

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THGhost
07-20-2017, 07:02 PM
Linkin Park was one of the first bands I ever got into. Chester had such an amazing voice. I got to see them live back in 2014 where they played Hybrid Theory in its entirety. Good times.

R.I.P. Chester, hope you and Chris Cornell are reunited.

Leo656
07-20-2017, 09:42 PM
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Shark_Blade
07-20-2017, 09:45 PM
I just watched this not long ago.

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Autbot_Benz
07-20-2017, 09:52 PM
Linkin Park was one of the first bands I got into besides Alien Ant Farm when I was in grade-middle school. I love Hybrid Theory Reanimation and Meteora 3 of the best albums ever. When they changed there musical style post Minutes to Midnight I jumped ship didn't care for it.


RIP Chester thanks for the great vocals and toons

MikeandRaph87
07-20-2017, 10:03 PM
I know him as that "In The End" guy that I discovered in the second ever YouTube video I watched that was set as a tribute video. While that might be my only connection to Chad, it is sad someone who had music still to make and a family to be there for was driven to take his own life.

Hi, Leo.

triplexxx
07-20-2017, 10:19 PM
A very great talent and wonderful voice, love a number of his and his team's hits, my favorite probably "Numb", his singing was magic. Hope his troubles are over & he's at peace now, RIP Chester.

Prowler
07-20-2017, 10:22 PM
Sucks for him, his friends and his family; but I've never liked Linkin Park, so his death doesn't mean much to me.

Storm Eagle
07-20-2017, 10:43 PM
Sucks for him, his friends and his family; but I've never liked Linkin Park, so his death doesn't mean much to me.

We could have done without that trifling post. Have some respect for the dead.

GoldMutant
07-20-2017, 10:50 PM
Linkin Park, aside from Pink Floyd, was one of my go-to bands to listen to during junior high. The two songs that were my favorites were Somewhere I Belong and Leave Out All The Rest, but I do also enjoy What I've Done. In fact, it's actually Michael Bay that got me into listening to them due to the first Transformers film.

Regardless of my personal recollection, it still sucks he died via suicide. I wish his fans, family, friends, and colleagues the best right now. Rest easy, Chester. :(

Prowler
07-20-2017, 10:54 PM
We could have done without that trifling post. Have some respect for the dead.
Hmm... perhaps I haven't worded it in the best way and should have just said RIP and left at it. I don't have anything against the guy personally nor was I taking a shot at him. I was just being honest in saying I was never a Linkin Park fan and thus his death doesn't mean much to me as it does for others.

Storm Eagle
07-20-2017, 10:58 PM
Hmm... perhaps I haven't worded it in the best way and should have just said RIP and left at it. I don't have anything against the guy personally nor was I taking a shot at him. I was just being honest in saying I was never a Linkin Park fan and thus his death doesn't mean much to me as it does for others.

Then I guess you'll know better for future reference.

Krutch
07-20-2017, 11:01 PM
Awfully sad news. Loved him or hated him, he was massive influence on an entire generation of artists. RIP Chester.

ZariusTwo
07-21-2017, 06:39 AM
Hmm... perhaps I haven't worded it in the best way and should have just said RIP and left at it. I don't have anything against the guy personally nor was I taking a shot at him. I was just being honest in saying I was never a Linkin Park fan and thus his death doesn't mean much to me as it does for others.

Fellow human beings don't mean much to you. Good to know.

Storm Eagle
07-21-2017, 07:49 AM
Fellow human beings don't mean much to you. Good to know.

He already owned up his mistake. We're better off not keeping it going.

MikeandRaph87
07-21-2017, 08:36 AM
I truly hope this was a Twitter hack happened. This has been taken to a new level of shocking. Chester deserved so much more. I am just seeing the layers to the lyrics of In The End in this yet it is before his second wife came into the picture.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chester-bennington-apos-wife-says-044942712.html

Wesley
07-21-2017, 09:38 AM
I've liked some of their music, so this is sad to me. Listening to New Divide right now as a sort of tribute since it ismy favorite of their songs. RIP.

New Divide is my favourite song of theirs as well and worked well in Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. I was just listening to it for the first time in a while a few days ago. Their music was used in a lot of YouTube character videos (Faith from Buffy, for example).

Andrew NDB
07-21-2017, 10:52 AM
This does suck. Good musician. I think I liked Linkin Park's music videos more than the music, but there was a time I dug it. I never understood how all of a sudden everyone turned on the band after about the mid 2000s, same with Nickelback.

Hmm... perhaps I haven't worded it in the best way and should have just said RIP and left at it. I don't have anything against the guy personally nor was I taking a shot at him. I was just being honest in saying I was never a Linkin Park fan and thus his death doesn't mean much to me as it does for others.

I wouldn't worry about it. In the end... it doesn't even matter.

Spike Spiegel
07-21-2017, 11:36 PM
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Aaronardo
07-22-2017, 09:27 AM
^ Definitely my favorite music video from them.

I couldn't tell you the first time I heard Linkin Park, but the song that made me begin to listen to them closer was Castle of Glass on Living Things. I didn't think it was super great, but there was potential in there. Soon, I found myself constantly listening to their albums after Meteora and falling in love with their different styles. To this day, A Thousand Suns remains one of my all-time favorite albums - a REALLY underrated concept album based on nuclear warfare and themes of humanity and corruption. The Hunting Party was my gateway to other forms of metal, as I always appreciated the intricate guitar parts in comparison to their earlier work. And Leave Out All The Rest is one of my absolute favorite pop songs, and it's not even Linkin Park's best imo. You've got The Catalyst, A Line in the Sand, The Little Things Give You Away, The Messenger...

So, yeah. Linkin Park is a very important band to me, so as with sdp, this one hits very close for me. I was at work when the news broke. A co-worker, who is typically a very joking guy, told me about this. I thought it was just a sick joke, but I looked it up, and it was true. I don't cry much, but that was it for me. Two days ago I was practically drowning in my own tears because the lead singer to one of my go-to bands had become so emotionally distraught he did this. And I'm still just speechless about it.

The only things I can really get out of my head is that I'm really sad he's gone and that I still have a hard time believing he's gone. Linkin Park means a lot to me, but a lot of their lyrics came from Chester's own experiences, so I've always felt closer to him than Mike or Brad or Pheonix. Hearing this news completely pained me and I couldn't process anything through my head yesterday or the day of. All I could think was "not him... not him..." and just hoping it was a hoax until it was confirmed. If this is how I felt as a big fan of the band for years, imagine how the rest of the band must feel, especially Mike, the other vocalist, who had developed an incredibly close relationship with Chester. Imagine how the people who truly did know him must feel.

I am so heartbroken over this. It's one of those news stories that hit me right where I live. I can't even begin to describe my condolences to his widow, his six children, or the rest of the band. This is truly a great loss. RIP Chester.

This was one of the final songs he released. (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3kaUvGSLMew)

GoldMutant
07-22-2017, 09:35 AM
*reads tag*

Someone has a sick obsession and shouldn't use Cube... when he's not even in the damn thread.

Sorry, that really irks me with a suicide thread due to personal experiences.
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I see there have been a few articles with Linkin Parks' best songs as a remembrance for Chester. This article though really hit me hard. :cry:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/chester-bennington-chris-cornell-dead-suicide-linkin-park-dedicate-song-final-performance-video-a7852316.html

Coola Yagami
07-23-2017, 03:51 PM
I was so stupid and naive. I loved Linkin Park and their songs. They were my absolute favorite back when they were new, when MTV still had videos and top tens. I should known they were from the heart, that he was putting his own personal feelings and experiences into it. I don't know, I just thought his music and overall suicidal/depression themes were part of the whole 'emo music scene' because it was cool and was what was 'in' at the time.

I think most of us never saw the signs of what he was going through internally and I guess his inner demons finally became too much that he had to leave this world. I'm just shocked. When someone at work told me, I thought it was fake news, I had to Google it and see for myself. My first reaction was honestly 'OMG SO HE WAS SERIOUS???!"

I'm still shocked. Linkin Park was such a big part of that time of my life. I mean, that was my jam. And as much as the BayFormers sequels sucked (I still loved the first one, who knew what was to come), it was awesome hearing a new Linkin Park single in the end credits. The videos were awesome. He's one of the few people I bought CDs from.

I'm just surprised. R.I.P Chester. May you finally find some peace. But rest assured, for so many of us, you did leave us reasons for you to be missed. I'm sure you helped a lot of troubled teens get past their suicidal thoughts, I wish we could have gotten to you and saved you too.

EDIT- I just noticed that Cybercubed tag. Come on now, that's just going too far. I personally, find him an annoyance, but I'd never wish death upon the guy.

ZariusTwo
07-23-2017, 04:07 PM
LP could be troll artists too.

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Aaronardo
07-24-2017, 09:53 AM
LP could be troll artists too.

:D

26 Lettaz in da Alphabet is just perfect. :lol:

sdp
07-24-2017, 11:05 AM
Linkin Park band members were big dorks and nerds which you can easily tell in their first two albums, the were "one of us" regardless of what you thought of them.

They also had at least in the first two albums really awesome music videos, don't know if they kept the train rolling after that but they usually had innovating music videos. I was going to write about these two things on my website a few weeks ago but ended up postponing it and I don't want to do it now because it'll feel like it's just because "Chester died" when it's not.

Many people are saying this one is the first in our generation though that's not entirely true for me, I remember when the singer of Drowning Pool died even if I wasn't a big fan of him it did hit me and not too long ago Wayne Static, who I saw live twice, that hit me quite a bit. But I guess neither of them were mainstream famous like Chester.

THGhost
07-25-2017, 02:07 PM
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First song I ever heard by LP.

dragonside
07-27-2017, 11:23 PM
RIP Chester.

Linkin Park *repeat all day*

BubblyShell22
07-29-2017, 06:09 PM
Very sad news indeed. I did like a few of their songs like "Numb" and "The End." Just sucks that this had to happen to someone who meant so much to so many people. My condolences to his family, band mates, friends, and fans.

Lisardo
08-28-2017, 12:52 AM
Linkin Park band members were big dorks and nerds which you can easily tell in their first two albums, the were "one of us" regardless of what you thought of them.

They also had at least in the first two albums really awesome music videos, don't know if they kept the train rolling after that but they usually had innovating music videos. I was going to write about these two things on my website a few weeks ago but ended up postponing it and I don't want to do it now because it'll feel like it's just because "Chester died" when it's not.

Many people are saying this one is the first in our generation though that's not entirely true for me, I remember when the singer of Drowning Pool died even if I wasn't a big fan of him it did hit me and not too long ago Wayne Static, who I saw live twice, that hit me quite a bit. But I guess neither of them were mainstream famous like Chester.

It sounds like Chester and his band were introverts, possibly. Hell, even Eminem is an introvert. Introverts tend to be introspective and focus on themselves a bit too much, and sometimes that can lead to depression and anxiety. Sad, depressive lyrics about wanting to be 'accepted' are usually the tip-off for me. Linkin Park's lyrics to speak of such things, at least some of the time. But it is a tragedy, even so. I heard Chester sang at Chris Cornell's funeral, I think it was. And that Chester was somewhat broken-hearted at Chris's loss. I wonder if that had something to do with Chester's suicide.

Krutch
09-06-2017, 07:02 AM
I remember when the singer of Drowning Pool died even if I wasn't a big fan of him it did hit me.Of all the NuMetal albums I listened to growing up (and MAN were there a lot of them) Drowning Pool's "Sinner" was the one I listened to most. When I heard he died I was devastated :(

On topic, did anyone give Linkin Park's latest (last? ...thats a sad thought) album a listen? Very different sound for them. Sounding more like Imagine Dragons IMO, but I'm liking the album more than I thought I would.

ZariusTwo
09-06-2017, 10:12 AM
Of all the NuMetal albums I listened to growing up (and MAN were there a lot of them) Drowning Pool's "Sinner" was the one I listened to most. When I heard he died I was devastated :(

I remember when he performed at Wrestlemania X-8, playing Triple H to the ring, as well as "Tear Away" (I got way too attached to that song at the time)

On topic, did anyone give Linkin Park's latest (last? ...thats a sad thought) album a listen? Very different sound for them. Sounding more like Imagine Dragons IMO, but I'm liking the album more than I thought I would.

I quite like, aside from "Heavy", "Battle Symphony" and "Talking to Myself" (it's sort of become the soundtrack for my relationship with my best friend)

Krutch
09-07-2017, 11:13 AM
I remember when he performed at Wrestlemania X-8, playing Triple H to the ring, as well as "Tear Away" (I got way too attached to that song at the time)
Haha yeah I remember that as well. Too bad their later albums never came close to holding a candle to Sinner.

I quite like, aside from "Heavy", "Battle Symphony" and "Talking to Myself" (it's sort of become the soundtrack for my relationship with my best friend)Yeah, those and Sharp Edges are the standouts for me as well.

ZariusTwo
09-07-2017, 11:41 AM
Haha yeah I remember that as well. Too bad their later albums never came close to holding a candle to Sinner.

True, while 2004's "Step Up" got some traction being used as the themes for The Punisher and Wrestlemania XX, I don't think I was interested much in the new sound beyond that.

Yeah, those and Sharp Edges are the standouts for me as well.

I've yet to listen to that (as well as "Nobody's Listening"), I have read up on some of the lyrics being harsher in hindsight (then again, most of the album is)

ZariusTwo
09-18-2017, 02:29 PM
Linkin Park's first video since Chester's death and, no surprise, it's for "One More Light"

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