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Reports: Chester Bennington Has Died • Page 8

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

  1. NewSurrender

    Regular Prestigious

    Linkin Park is one of my favourite bands, I've listened to their stuff since I was 12 years old, from 2004 to now.

    Great vocalist and definitely an influential singer in this scene. I liked all of their albums including the most recent one. Their music and Chester will definitely leave a legacy.

    This is a shock. Thoughts and prayers with the family at this time especially his daughters.
     
  2. AelNire

    @RiotGrlErin Prestigious

    Really happy to read these comments and I'm really glad (so far) that no one has come in here to be a fucking asshole like they sometimes do in these situations.

    :heart: this so much. Your kid seems cool.

    Same. I just listened to it and it's gut wrenching.
     
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  3. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    I've just been shuffling around to random songs from their discography this afternoon and it's just really chilling listening to how many lyrics he sang about depression/being alone/etc.
     
  4. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    Jesus, yeah, that's the song that sums it up right now...unreal.
     
  5. AelNire

    @RiotGrlErin Prestigious

  6. Bryan Diem

    Trusted

    Shadow of the Day is a phenomenal song, but this adds a whole new depth to it. Always thought he was more talented than his band made it seem. Sad all around.
     
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  7. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    He very much is...every day I get home for work he wants to jam something new he learned or thought up before I can even walk in the door. He's literally right there on the front porch haha

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  8. disambigujason

    Trusted Supporter

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  9. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    It's crazy to me to see all this and the fact that LP had such an impact on all of us regardless of our musical tastes now.
     
  10. The Black Parade

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

    Robin Williams, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington. This just goes to show money and celebrity status doesn't bring happiness and that anyone can be suffering from depression. If anyone is feeling like that, please, reach out to a hotline or a friend or family member. And if someone reaches out to you, always take it seriously. Be kind and one love another.
     
  11. paythetab

    Chorus.FM Album Reviewer (Adam Grundy) Supporter

    This is going to be a tough one...Chester Bennington was one of my favorite voices and front-men of all time in Rock. I can't believe this guy is gone...Although so many of his songs are filled with lyrics of despair, anxiety, and depression, I never thought he would succumb to this level. I am beyond shocked, saddened, and overall disappointed that him and Cornell took their lives and lost their battle with depression. Regardless of your thoughts on Linkin Park, you can't deny Chester's talent and vocal range. RIP CHESTER. ROCK got a whole hell of a lot quieter today.
     
  12. Heartbroken. I can't even say anything else.
     
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  13. Jackbo487

    Regular

    I was browsing an old Yahoo! Group for Limp Bizkit fans when some street teamer posted something like "dig Bizkit? Then check out Linkin Park's new album Hybrid Theory!'

    I hadn't heard of LP yet, but that post made me pick it up at the music store. It became my obsession for much of my life at that point (I was 14-15), and opened up a new chapter of music for me.

    This is the toughest celebrity death I think I've had to deal with so far in my life. Man.
     
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  14. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    I never liked Linkin Park but the impact they had on our generation is undeniable. RIP.

    Feel like I should put a trigger warning here re: sucidial thoughts...anyway here I go.
    I've seen some tweets saying things like he's reunited with Cornell now. It bothered me so much. I know what it's like to want to kill yourself and that kind of thing makes it seem like a reasonable option. Letting people who struggle with this know that they can talk to people helps, but I think it's important for people who haven't experienced depression to understand that when you get past a certain point, talking about it is impossible. It's still hard for me to even mention my experience but for me, I had to realize the damage it would do to other people before I stopped thinking of it as a solution. Only after that happened was I able to address the root causes of why I was thinking that way to begin with. I think when something like this happens where a celebrity who clearly impacted so many people's lives on a personal level commits suicide, we can honor them without romanticizing their death and even for a second conveying it as a peaceful end. Anyway sorry I hate to feel like I'm deflecting attention away from his memory, but I do think it's important to think about how we talk about these things.
     
  15. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Amen, brother
     
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  16. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Looks/reminds me of my son! Just not quite as old as your son!
     
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  17. SamLevi11

    Trusted Prestigious

    This is the first celebrity death to get to me. I remember being 7 years old and my sister used to drive me to school. I would sing along loudly in the car to annoy her. One day she put Hybrid Theory on, and I remember her saying "At least you can't sing along to this."

    It took me a week.

    I loved it. I'd never heard anything like it before, it was a revelation for me. Years later and it's still one of my favourite albums. I listened to it on the way home from my girlfriend's house tonight and almost cried.

    His recent output was not to my taste, but those first two records are incredible. A talented man that we always knew was plagued with demons. A victim of sexual abuse, a man who struggled with drink and drugs, who admitted to being overly worried by the thoughts of others, and who was vocal about having struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts in the past. The man was an inspiration in how he got through these issues and his music changed the lives of myself and many others forever.

    I can never say how much I appreciated his work, and how much it stayed with me as I grew older and went from a sensitive child into a very isolated and angry teenager. Even now, in a happier place, I can put on those early albums and appreciate how brilliant they are.

    With Cornell and Chester, something needs to be done to make sure musicians, and everyone in general, know they aren't alone. Hope exists and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    RIP Chester.
     
  18. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    Next generation of rockers need to know Chester Bennington, Cornell, and countless others...just the same as we knew Cobain and Nowell.
     
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  19. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    My son's favorite bands are Blink 182, Alkaline Trio, and NOFX!
     
  20. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    Well spoken, love hearing others stories about his impact. The trolls that attacked him about the new album should be feeling the weight of what their words have done. We'll never know for sure why, as he struggled with depression for years but it's agonizing thinking of what could have pushed him over the edge, especially if it could have been prevented or avoided.
     
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  21. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    Mine love Blink, Linkin Park, Senses Fail and Yellowcard...
     
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  22. A Thousand Suns is destroying me right now. Dealing with this is hard.

    "Lift me up, let me go..."
     
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  23. Zip It Chris

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

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  24. chuwaay

    Newbie

    This is so shocking and sad. "crawling in my skin, these wounds they will not heal" lyric just keeps going over and over in my head.
     
  25. jpmalone4

    Stay Lucky Supporter

    My first concert was Linkin Park. Opened doors for an 11 year old life long music fan. Thanks for the memories.:peace:
     
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