Friday, July 21, 2017

RIP Chester Bennington

From the RAMP Newsletter...

Chester Bennington, the lead singer for the platinum-selling rock band Linkin Park, has died at the age 41. The New York Times and other sources report his death is being investigated as a possible suicide. Brian Elias, the Chief of Operations for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said law enforcement authorities responded to call at Bennington's home in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County shortly after 9am PT Thursday and were conducting a death investigation.

Bennington, "who was known for his piercing scream and free-flowing anguish," released seven albums with Linkin Park. He had also performed in the side project Dead by Sunrise and was recruited by Stone Temple Pilots as their lead singer after the band split with the late Scott Weiland in 2013. Linkin Park's most recent Warner Bros. album, One More Light was released in May and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. Linkin Park was preparing to kick off their One More Light World Tour next Thursday, July 27 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA.