ROCK NEWS 9/21

CHESTER BENNINGTON Shown Laughing In Family Video Just Hours Before His Suicide 

Chester Bennington's widow has posted a video of the late LINKIN PARK singer filmed hours before he took his own life.

On Saturday, Talinda Bennington shared a forty-second clip on Twitter showing her husband laughing and having fun with his family as they experiment with different-tasting jelly beans.

"This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death," Talinda captioned the post. "He loved us SO much & we loved him."

Less than two days later, Chester, a father of six, committed suicide.

Before posting the video, Talinda wrote: "My next tweet is the most personal tweet I have ever done. I'm showing this so that you know that depression doesn't have a face or a mood."

Using the hashtags #FuckDepression and #MakeChesterProud, Talinda is growing an online community that is there to support people with depression, and people who have been impacted by a loved one's depression or suicide.

Chester and Talinda had three children together, Tyler Lee, 11, and Lila and Lilly, both of whom are 6.

The rocker was found dead in his Los Angeles-area home on July 20.

Bennington's private funeral service took place on July 29 near his home in Palos Verdes, California. It was attended by five hundred guests, including members of all three bands he sang in: LINKIN PARK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and DEAD BY SUNRISE.

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LINKIN PARK Announces Concert In Honor Of CHESTER BENNINGTON

LINKIN PARK has announced a special show in honor of its bandmate and friend, Chester Bennington. The one-night-only celebration will take place in Los Angeles, at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on Friday, October 27.

The singular event marks the first time the five members will be performing on stage together since Chester passed on July 20. The band will be joined by a number of other artists, for an unforgettable night of music to honor the man who touched the lives of so many around the world.

The individual band members intend to contribute their fees from the event to Music For Relief's One More Light Fund in memory of Chester.

Pre-sale for tickets begins Tuesday, September 19, and general on-sale Friday, September 22.

The official video for the title track of LINKIN PARK's latest album, "One More Light", premiered this morning on the band's social pages. Initially, the song had not been scheduled as a single, but the strong connection with fans in the weeks following Bennington's passing brought the track to the forefront.

Directed by LINKIN PARK's Joe Hahn, and longtime band videographer Mark Fiore, the video not only reflects on the memory of Chester, but also the comradery of the band, the people they work with, and the community that has given them strength.

"It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it," says Hahn. "I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it.

"As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection."

"'One More Light' was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end," says LINKIN PARK co-vocalist Mike Shinoda. "In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can't wait to see you again."

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Chester Bennington’s Son Shares Suicide Prevention Video

Source: Radio.com

Photo: Cody Black

By Scott T. Sterling 

Chester Bennington’s son, Draven, has unveiled a powerful new video as part of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Week. Watch it below.

Related: Chester Bennington’s Widow Shares Photo Taken Days Before Suicide 

“I want to make a commitment that I will talk to someone before I hurt myself, when I’m feeling depressed or sad or going through a hard week or month or year,” Draven says in the clip. “And I want to challenge you to do the same, to help yourself, not hurt yourself.”

Chester Bennington died by suicide July 27, 2017.

National Suicide Prevention Week runs from Sept. 10-16. For more information on suicide prevention and bringing more light to the subject, please find go to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, the American Association of Suicidology and Each Mind Matters.

 
 

Dave Grohl Reunites with Paramedic That Held Leg After Onstage Break

Source: Radio.com

By Scott T. Sterling 

When Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters famously broke his leg onstage during a 2015 show in Sweden, it was a local paramedic named Johan who held it in place during their concert until a cast could be secured.

Grohl was able to reunited with Johan recently, with the Foo Fighters posting a photo of the two on the band’s official Facebook page. See the photo below.

The band was performing only the second song of their set in Sweden back in 2015 when Grohl fell, bringing the show to a halt.

Grohl got on the mic to let the crowd know what was happening, explaining that “I think I just broke my leg again. I think I really broke my leg. So you have my promise, right now, that the Foo Fighters, we’re gonna come back and finish the show. But right now…I’m gonna go to the hospital, I’mma fix my leg, but then I’mma come back, and we’re gonna play for you again. I’m so sorry.”

Grohl would go on to finish the show sitting in a chair, with the now-famous paramedic holding his broken leg.

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