The best of Linkin Park

The sad news that Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington died was announced last night, leaving the world of music and fans in shock.

Chester Bennington is reported to have died by suicide after years of drug and alcohol abuse, speculated to be because of his past experience of abuse as a child.

Nu metal

Linkin Park were the staple band on the nu-metal scene, with their debut album Hybrid Theory becoming one of the biggest selling albums of the 21st Century.

The voice behind classic songs including Faint, In The End, What I’ve Done and Numb/Encore, Linkin Park were the voice of a generation. We also can’t forget this simple fact – Linkin Park turned Jay-Z metal.

Chester Bennington. Photo: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Earlier this year, Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell died by suicide, and it is reported that Bennington died on what would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

The pair were extremely close with the Linkin Park singer performing Hallelujah at Cornell’s funeral.

Remembering the music

As the world mourns the loss of another talent, we remember Chester Bennington at his best. Crank up the volume and enjoy our playlist of the best Linkin Park songs ever to remember one of the pioneers of nu-metal.

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