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Reports: Chester Bennington Has Died • Page 7

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Richard

    Regular Prestigious

    It's so easy to understate Linkin Park's impact on a generation of people. This news will upset people all over the entire world of a certain age. So sad.
  2. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    My son is 10 and inherited my old CD collection (after rummaging through the garage) and discovered a lot of my favorite old albums, but Hybrid Theory is what he jams to the most. Just bought him an electric guitar for his bday a couple weeks back and On Step Closer is the first song he wanted to learn. Chester influenced a generation of kids with his lyrics, ability to rage but also be gentle, and his music is absolutely timeless. Gonna be jamming their discography for the next weeks in his honor...RIP buddy.
  3. GetUpAndrew

    Constant horror and bone-deep dissatisfaction.

    This is shocking and heartbreaking. Rest in peace, Chester.
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  4. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    I'm of the same age range (32 in sept) and he absolutely bridged the gap between metal and rock, rap, rhythm, all of it. Every song on Hybrid Theory is a jam, and they just continued to evolve.
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  5. DeeZee

    If Young Metro Don't Trust You... Prestigious

    Damn. What a terrible day. Like many others, their music acted as a kind of gateway drug for me, one that ultimately lead to me discovery other bands in the "emo" scene years later.

    RIP. I hate that it had to end this way. Suicide is a terrible way to go. It always saddens me when someone feels that it's the only way.
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  6. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    I remember having to cut an article out of the newspaper with a quote from Chester stating he thinks it is lazy to curse in your lyrics so my mom would let me buy Meteora.
  7. The Black Parade

    Now I Know This World Isn’t Spinning Just For Me Prestigious

    This is actually sticking with me a lot more than I thought it would. Linkin Park was a big deal for me from ages 16-19, and even to this day I still liked their new albums save for the most recent one. LP was my transition from listening to Hip hop like my older brother did into liking rock in my own way, and from there I moved into TBS, Blink and much more. It's a sad day for music, whether you liked the band or not.

    RIP Chester
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  8. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    It's funny how albums hold space in your memory. I'm getting nostalgic about road trips to the Oregon Coast, and playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted on mute while jamming Linkin Park records. Wishing if my parents could just listen to Hybrid Theory they'd know what I was feeling in my adolescent years...
  9. LiveFast_DieOld


    I too wanted those flame tats. RIP
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  10. ellie117

    south jersey. Supporter

    Wow. RIP :(
  11. PandaBear!

    Trusted Prestigious

    So fucking sad. Feel like I'm the 100th person to say this in this thread alone but LP really were the first 'heavy' band that I ever got into, and the fact that thousands of people are saying the same thing today is testament to the huge impact the band, and of course Chester with that incredible voice, had on so many.
    Hybrid Theory is legendary status (I think one of, if not the, biggest selling album of the 21st century? Meteora not far behind too) and Chester was an icon of that era. He will be so missed.
  12. DeeZee

    If Young Metro Don't Trust You... Prestigious

    Just listened to some of their newest stuff. Fans were going after them for that? Sure, it's a little more mainstream, but they still sound like Linkin Park. They've always had a slight pop bent IMHO, even when he was screaming.
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  14. Jim

    Trusted Supporter

    first show I saw without a parent was LP in 8th grade. RIP Chester.
  15. fredwordsmith

    Regular Supporter

    33 in November. I've seen them half a dozen times. My wife wound up loving them so much, she learned how to play some of their instrumentals on cello ("Powerless" is a fucking JAM on classical instruments).

    I'm listening to the new record and "Sorry For Now" is hitting like a ton of fucking bricks.

    There's always help. There's always hope.
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  16. isaidreiss

    Uppin' the Punx

    Unbelievable. Rest in peace.
  17. Ryan Jul 20, 2017
    (Last edited: Jul 20, 2017)

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Was going to say similar, I perform at Second City and someone here was blasting their new album in the hallways and I found out it was them and actually dug a lot of it. Its different, but far from a bad record. This thing is just sad.
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  18. Youarcade

    Trusted Prestigious

    Hybrid Theory was one of the first cds that I ever bought on my own, and one of the first concerts I ever went to, this is terrible news R.I.P.
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  19. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    1st scream I learned to love - I think someone else said this too. HT was my first record where I sat in my room and was like "this is some special s**t!"

    Led me down the path of some amazing music.

    RIP Chester! :tear:
  20. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    This song is hitting even harder now :(

  21. Zeke


    I can't believe it...I am speechless...
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  22. DaydreamNation

    even the ghosts got out Supporter

    Got the Live in Texas CD/DVD for Christmas when I was 12 (I think) and just as many others have said that was the first time I ever got into heavy music. I've drifted away from this band more than many on this site have but this is still an awful loss. RIP Chester.

    Also, friendly reminder that public speculation about a person's mental health, including possible struggles with addiction, is never okay no matter how famous the person is. You never know how what you post might affect someone reading who is struggling with similar issues.
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  23. zachmacD


    This is so sad. I remember being in 5th grade and loving good charlottes first album. I showed my buddy that album and he responded by showing me HT which for the time was on another level. These guys and story of the year were two of the bands that got me into music with screaming. Rip bud
  24. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    Holy fuck this is so sad :( he seemed so nice and happy on Good Mythical Morning a few weeks back, I'm completely shocked.
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  25. DeathOrGlory

    see ya

    Linken Park was the first band that felt like it was all mine back when I was only 6. My dad downloaded me a Dragon Ball Z music video edit of in the end off of Zazaa for me and I watched that thing a billion times. This is hitting me a lot harder than I thought it would, but him and I are more similar than I knew. Depression is no joke.
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