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General => Obituaries => Topic started by: xSilverPhinx on July 21, 2017, 08:29:38 PM

Title: Chester Bennington, Lead Singer Of Linkin Park
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 21, 2017, 08:29:38 PM
I was a teenager when Hybrid Theory came out and Linkin Park was launched into international stardom. While IMO the band became more mainstream as time passed and interested me less, that's definitely an album that resonated with me when I was feeling that teenage angst. 

Apparently another suicide; Chester Bennington was found dead yesterday.  :'(

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/20/entertainment/chester-bennington-dead/index.html (http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/20/entertainment/chester-bennington-dead/index.html)
Title: Re: Chester Bennington, Lead Singer Of Linkin Park
Post by: Firebird on July 21, 2017, 11:03:18 PM
Not a fan, but still sad to see. Apparently he and Chris Cornell were friends, so I wonder how much that affected him. Tragic.
Title: Re: Chester Bennington, Lead Singer Of Linkin Park
Post by: Pasta Chick on July 22, 2017, 09:54:46 PM
This has me feeling all sorts of feelings. Obviously it's horrible and sad from the get go. I also remember Linkin Park getting big when I was in high school, although everyone I knew at that time considered them a shitty numetal band for posers. I'm kind of surprised to see the number of my peers that are torn up about this. Part of me is happy that they had connected and taken solace or inspiration from an artist, but part of me is very worried for them (and all fans). Depression and specifically suicide are huge theme in LP's lyrics. For their frontrunner to fall may have serious repercussions.

Of course being suicidal himself it's likely Chester knew that. I can't imagine that pressure helped his mental state. We need to be doing so much more for mental health. That's a clusterfuck of a position to be in.