Wednesday, July 26, 2017

R.I.P Chester Bennington

This post is a little late, but the passing of Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park is such a loss. Not just for the music industry, but also to people like me, who grew up with Chester Bennington’s voice vocalizing our fear, pain and anger. Especially giving a voice to my difficult teenage years. Linkin Parks music, especially Chester’s voice, had been the soundtrack to my life for so long.

Linkin Park may get a new singer in the future, but there was something about Chester’s voice that resonated with me. He was a talented vocalist and writer. When he sang his words hit home. I had the opportunity to have attended the first Linkin Park concert in Cape Town a few years ago, and it is an experience that will stay with me forever. Their music will still be blaring loudly in my room, though listening to it will never be the same again, knowing that the icon that was Chester Bennington, will never be heard in person again.

Linkin Park’s music has had a heavy influence on my writing. I can’t think of a time when their music wasn’t playing in the background. From Crawling to New Divide and so many more. 

Rest in peace, Chester Bennington. You will be missed. 


  1. Hi Murees - how wonderful to have been able to get to one of his concerts ... he seems to have been an unique person ... sad he couldn't manage with life ... yes RIP ... all the best Hilary

  2. It definitely gives you a sense of how quickly life changes and how important it is to embrace every good thing, eh?

  3. I'm so sad about him. Like you, Linkin Park has been blaring in my life for years now, especially during my rough time at University. :-(

    1. Exactly Misha. So sad indeed. I find it hard to listen to their music now, knowing he's not longer with us.


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