Linkin Park Fans Sing Chester Bennington's 'In The End' Part At Memorial Concert
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There were emotional scenes at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night when Linkin Park fans attended a memorial concert for the late Chester Bennington and participated in a stirring rendition of the band's hit track, 'In The End'.
The concert was held to commemorate former-frontman Chester Bennington, who sadly took his own life back in July, and included acts such as Blink-182, System Of A Down and Korn's Jonathan Davis.
However, one of the most moving moments of the night came when Linkin Park took to the stage to play 'In The End', to which fans collectively sung the entirety of Chester's vocal part.
Before they performed the song, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda said: "Our special guest on this one is our favourite special guest of the whole night.
"And that's fucked up to say because of all these great people that have come out tonight, and if I say that, then that makes them look bad! But I do mean our favourite guests - it's you guys."
The track was followed by a speech from Bennington's wife, Talinda.
She said: "He was incredibly proud of the music done through relief, he knew it saved lives. And saving lives is exactly what we plan to do in Chester's memory.
"It is time that we recognise that mental health is as important as our physical health. It is my mission to make it easier, to have access to mental health resources."
Speaking on KROQ in September about the concert, Shinoda said: "I know that for some of the guys in the band, getting on stage is more scary than other guys in the band.
"But I will say that for all of us, it's definitely the thing that we want to do. It feels like the right way to celebrate Chester."
Shinoda also noted that it was producer Rick Rubin who pushed the band to get back on stage again.
"He said: 'I know you guys know this, and I know it's obvious because you're looking at social media, I think you guys need to get on stage.
"I think that's going to be the thing that'll feel good. It'll be super, super hard ...The fans want to see you, but most importantly, not because they want to see a show, there's a cathartic experience that needs to happen.'"
Reflecting on his former bandmate, Shinoda said: "What was so unique and special about this guy is that he used it as fuel to do so many things.
"He was such a happy guy; he was such a fun guy when he'd walk in the room. That's what we want to get out of this show. I know it's going to be a roller-coaster of emotion, but when we talk about this and when we're focusing on the show, it's really about celebrating life."
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