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Listen to Chester Bennington's Isolated Vocals From 'Numb'

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Listen to Chester Bennington's Isolated Vocals From 'Numb'

Linkin Park frontman and hero to many a troubled teenager, Chester Bennington, sadly died yesterday at the age of 41 in a reported suicide.

It was reported by TMZ yesterday that the singer - a close friend of Soundgarden and Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell, who also took his own life just two months ago - had been found dead in a Los Angeles private residence.

Over the years, Chester released countless hit songs with Linkin Park and had a huge influence on an entire generation - largely thanks to soundtracking the adolescence of many a millenial with the album Hybrid Theory - but perhaps one of their best-known and most-loved tracks is the single 'Numb'.

Now you can listen to Chester's isolated vocal track - a haunting performance which shows just what a phenomenal rock vocalist he was.


The single, from the band's four-times platinum second album Meteora, was released in 2003 and reached number 14 in the UK, before going on to become one of their most enduring hits.

When it was remixed as 'Numb/Encore' with iconic rapper Jay Z, it achieved even greater success, scoring a huge smash hit for both parties involved and bagging a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2006.

Chester Bennington
Chester Bennington

Credit: PA

Tributes to the singer have been flooding social media since the news was announced, with famous names such as Rihanna, Stormzy, Jimmy Kimmel and Dwayne Johnson taking to Instagram and Twitter to pay their respects.


The father of six was tragically found dead at his home, just outside of LA. He had just come back from holiday with his wife of 12 years, Talinda Anne Bentley.

In one of Chester's last ever interviews, the 41-year-old singer talked about depression and how he kept battling through in his darkest hours.

"I came to a point in my life where I was like, 'I can either just give up and fucking die or I can fucking fight for what I want.' And I chose to fight for what I wanted. I wanted to have good relationships. I wanted to love the people in my life. I wanted to enjoy my job.


"I wanted to enjoy being a dad and having friends and just getting up in the morning. Because that was a struggle for me."

Words: Paddy Maddison

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Linkin Park, chester bennington

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