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Chester Bennington

Background information
Birth name Chester Charles Bennington
Born March 20, 1976 (1976-03-20) (age 33)
Origin Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Genres Nu metal, alternative rock, alternative metal, rap rock, post-grunge
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboard
Years active 1993-present
Associated acts Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise, Julien-K, Z-Trip, Camp Freddy, Church (TV Personality), Hellflower
.Chester Charles Bennington (born March 20, 1976) is an American musician and singer-songwriter.^ Chester Charles Bennington (born March 20, 1976) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
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^ March 20, 1976 .
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^ Birth Date: March 20, 1976 Age: 33 .
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.He is best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter in the rock band Linkin Park.^ "Do you know the band Linkin Park?"
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^ Linkin Park your the bestest rock band EVER. Linkin Park Forever.
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^ He's best known for being the lead vocalist in the nu metal band Linkin Park (and the oldest member).
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.Bennington rose to fame with his first release with Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which was a massive commercial success.^ Hybrid Theory EP 6 track CD (before Linkin Park) .
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^ Bennington's first release with Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, was a commercial success, and he has released several major albums and singles since then.
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^ Hybrid Theory EP went on to be the first CD of Linkin Park Underground (LPU).
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.The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade.^ Linkin Park Named Best-Selling Rock/Alternative Act Of The Decade gia_chester_ben_linkin_park ( 25-12-2009 10:48 ) .
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^ The album Hybrid Theory released on October 24, 2000 proved to be a path breaking success and became the best-selling album and the best-selling debut album of the 21st century.
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[1] .Linkin Park's following studio albums, Meteora and Minutes to Midnight, released in 2003 and 2007 respectively, continued the band's success.^ Their three studio albums, Hybrid Theory, Meteora (2003) and Minutes to Midnight (2007) have all been No.
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^ The band are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin, recording the follow up to 2007 album 'Minutes To Midnight'.
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^ Linkin Park is the best band in the world .
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Bennington formed his own band, Dead By Sunrise as a side-project in 2005. The band's debut album, Out of Ashes was released on October 13, 2009.
In 2007, Bennington was placed at #46 on Hit Parader's list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists".[2]

Contents

Early life

.Bennington was born in Phoenix, Arizona.^ Chester Bennington(Chazy Chaz) Summary: Chester was born in Phoenix Arizona and from the age of two loved singing.
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[3] .He took interest in music at a young age, citing Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots as early inspirations.^ When you were younger, you grew up on Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots.
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^ He took interest in music at a young age, citing Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots as early inspirations.
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^ Chester won a bet that if Hybrid Theory went gold in the US by Christmas 2000, he would get the Stone Temple Pilots Platinum display.

Bennington's parents separated in the late 1980s. He later struggled with cocaine and methamphetamine addictions.[3] .Bennington eventually overcame his drug addiction, and would go on to denounce drug use in future interviews.^ As the lead investigator on the case, Dimitrelos would conduct the interview that would later be used by the US attorney's office.
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[4] .He worked at a Burger King restaurant before starting his career as a professional musician.^ Sean was solo at that time, and I was working at Burger King and riding my skateboard back then.
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[3]
.Before joining Linkin Park, Bennington was a vocalist in Grey Daze, a post-grunge band from Phoenix, Arizona.^ "Do you know the band Linkin Park?"
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^ Bennington was born in Phoenix, Arizona.
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^ Linkin Park is the best band in the world .
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[5] .He left Grey Daze in 1998, but struggled to find another band to play in.^ He is the lead vocalist in the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise, he was previously associated with the band Grey Daze, among others.
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^ Before Linkin Park, when Chester was 16 he played in a band called 'Grey Daze' which recorded two albums, 'No Sun Today' and 'Wake Me' until later breaking-up.
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^ Though his first band, Grey Daze, managed to have a considerable local fan following Bennington nearly quit his musical career.
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[5] .After nearly quitting his musical career altogether, Jeff Blue, the vice president of A&R at Zomba Music in Los Angeles, offered Bennington an audition with the future members of Linkin Park.^ It was Jeff Blue the vice president of A&R at Zomba Music who offered him an audition with the prospective members of the band Linkin Park.
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^ Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has shed his clothes in support of animal rights.
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^ Convinced of their merit, Bennington turned them over to Derakh and Shuck–friends since Linkin Park and Orgy toured early in both their careers–to get their input.
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[5] .Bennington quit his day job, and took his family to California, where he had a successful audition with Linkin Park, who were then called "Xero".[5] Bennington and Mike Shinoda, the band’s other vocalist, made significant progress together, but failed to find a record deal.^ "Do you know the band Linkin Park?"
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^ Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park "Projekt Revolution 2004" - Linkin Park - August 2, 2004 8/2/2004 .
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^ Hey , Linkin Park knows who I am…… .
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[5] After facing numerous rejections, Jeff Blue, now a vice president of A&R at Warner Bros., intervened again to help the band sign with Warner Bros. Records.[5]

Linkin Park

On October 24, 2000 Linkin Park released their debut album through Warner Bros. Records. .Bennington and Shinoda wrote the lyrics to Hybrid Theory based on some early material.^ Bennington's first release with Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, was a commercial success, and he has released several major albums and singles since then.
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^ Jason Woodward Says: November 3rd, 2004 at 17:58 Chester Bennington: I took a copy of Hybrid Theory with me when I was deployed to Iraq.
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^ Mike: We changed from Hybrid Theory to Linkin Park because of some simple legal issues.
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[6] Shinoda characterized the lyrics as interpretations of universal feelings, emotions, and experiences, and as “everyday emotions you talk about and think about.”[7][8] Bennington later described the songwriting experience to Rolling Stone magazine in early 2002:
.It's easy to fall into that thing — 'poor, poor me', that's where songs like 'Crawling' come from: I can't take myself.^ In doing so, naturally my vocal style lends itself to the style of the song, so even though I sound like myself, it also sounds like I’m singing a little differently.
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^ Legends like Bob Dylan come along quickly and "Blows" everyone away and takes the world by storm.
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^ The two people coming down into the sewer could symbolize a great new band being discovered, like most "underground" bands.
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.But that song is about taking responsibility for your actions.^ I’m also a vocal singer and i’m about to start a band somehwere like your style (I wrote about 35 songs)!
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.I don't say 'you' at any point.^ Brooke Webb Says: February 9th, 2007 at 02:57 you guys don’t like screaming fangirls do you?
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^ To the point I just wanted to say that if more famous people helped people like you did, then maybe it would influence more kids like my brother.
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^ Says: April 23rd, 2007 at 23:11 I hope that you don’t kill.
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.It's about how I'm the reason that I feel this way.^ How do you feel about the nomination?
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^ Mike: (you mean "how do you feel about Napster"?
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There's something inside me that pulls me down.

—Chester Bennington, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2002[6]

.Hybrid Theory was released in the United States on October 24, 2000 following the debut of "One Step Closer" on the radio.^ Bennington's first release with Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, was a commercial success, and he has released several major albums and singles since then.
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^ The album Hybrid Theory released on October 24, 2000 proved to be a path breaking success and became the best-selling album and the best-selling debut album of the 21st century.
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^ Thursday, January 7, 2010 Sony Denmark artist KASHMIR is set to release their second EP The No Balance EP digitally in the United States on February 16th, 2010.
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[9] It entered the U.S. Billboard 200 charts at #16 in late 2000,[10] and was certified gold by the RIAA five weeks after its release.[11] .In 2001, Hybrid Theory sold 4.8 million copies in the United States, making it the best-selling album of the year,[12][13] and it was estimated that the album continued selling 100, 000 copies per week in early 2002.[6] Throughout the following years, the album continued to sell at a fast pace and was certified diamond by the RIAA in 2005 for selling 10 million copies in the U.S.[14] It has sold 24 million copies worldwide as of 2009,[15] including over 10 million in the U.S. which makes it the band's best-selling album and the best-selling debut album of the 21st century.^ The album Hybrid Theory released on October 24, 2000 proved to be a path breaking success and became the best-selling album and the best-selling debut album of the 21st century.
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^ The band are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin, recording the follow up to 2007 album 'Minutes To Midnight'.
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^ The band had just finished recording its new album, Minutes to Midnight , which was due to hit shelves May 15.
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[16]
Bennington performing in Houston, Texas.
.The follow up to Hybrid Theory would ultimately become Meteora.^ Have you started working on the follow-up to "Meteora"?
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^ After 9 years of solo and band singing, he met up with hybrid theory.
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^ In school, im making a wooden name plaque that spells Linkin Park, im paintin a picture of u, and i hav Hybrid Theory, and Meteora.
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.The band began to work on new material amidst their saturated schedule, spending a sliver of their free time in their tour bus' studio.^ Working once again with Hybrid Theory co-producer Don Gilmore, the album came to life in a variety of studios, including the band's beloved tour-bus facility and each member's respective home set-up.
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^ I mean, the place where he most spends his free time.
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^ Just before the kickoff of its current tour with P.O.D., Hoobastank and Story of the Year, Linkin Park "quietly" worked on material for its next album.
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[17] .The band officially announced the production of a new studio album in December 2002, revealing their new work was inspired by the rocky region of Meteora in Greece, where numerous monasteries have been built on top of the rocks.^ The band had just finished recording its new album, Minutes to Midnight , which was due to hit shelves May 15.
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^ We began recording the new album Polarity on Thursday at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland California.
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^ Meteora was mind blowin hope 2 hear more lik dat in ur new album..
  • Chester Bennington Talks New Band Dead by Sunrise, Next Linkin Park Album : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

[18] .Meteora featured a mixture of the band's previous nu metal and rapcore styles with newer innovative effects, including the induction of a shakuhachi (a Japanese flute made of bamboo) and other instruments.^ The second album of Linkin Park named Meteora , mixed nu metal and rapcore styles with newer innovative effects and became a hit too.
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^ He is the lead vocalist in the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise, he was previously associated with the band Grey Daze, among others.
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^ Graham previously played in Yorkshire metal band RISE TO ADDICTION , who recorded for Mausoleum Records .
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[19] .Linkin Park's second album debuted on March 25, 2003 and instantly earned worldwide recognition,[19] going to #1 in the US and UK, and #2 in Australia.^ Says: December 20th, 2003 at 19:43 Linkin park 4 ever!
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^ The second album of Linkin Park named Meteora , mixed nu metal and rapcore styles with newer innovative effects and became a hit too.
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^ Linkin Park fan Says: September 16th, 2005 at 18:14 Hey all of Linkin Park, I’m not sure whether this is actually going to be directed to you lol!
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[20]
.Linkin Park returned to the recording studios in 2006 to work on new material.^ I was wondering, when is linkin park gonna be recording a new album?
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^ We began recording the new album Polarity on Thursday at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland California.
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^ The frontman also confirmed that Linkin Park will play new single 'The New Divide' at their Sonisphere gig.
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.To produce the album, the band chose producer Rick Rubin.^ Chester was working on an album with legendary producer Rick Rubin.
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.Despite initially stating the album would debut sometime in 2006, the album was delayed until 2007.[21] The band had recorded thirty to fifty songs in August 2006, when Shinoda stated the album was halfway completed.^ The band are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin, recording the follow up to 2007 album 'Minutes To Midnight'.
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^ Before Linkin Park, when Chester was 16 he played in a band called 'Grey Daze' which recorded two albums, 'No Sun Today' and 'Wake Me' until later breaking-up.
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^ The band had just finished recording its new album, Minutes to Midnight , which was due to hit shelves May 15.
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[22] .Bennington later added that the new album would stray away from their previous nu metal sound.^ The second album of Linkin Park named Meteora , mixed nu metal and rapcore styles with newer innovative effects and became a hit too.
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^ Sure those albums were awesome but if they did that again everyone would be like “do something new for a change” and they did do something new.
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^ Bring back nu-metal in the next album .
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[23] Warner Bros. .Records officially announced that the band’s third studio album, entitled Minutes to Midnight, would be released on May 15, 2007 in the United States.^ The band had just finished recording its new album, Minutes to Midnight , which was due to hit shelves May 15.
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^ Man, I freakin make a song in 15 minutes but i’m a fuckin poor bastard and don’t have money to start the band yet…guess I’m gonna have to work at construction to make some money to go to a studio and record my demo Cd.
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^ They released their first studio album, Seminal Vampires and Maggot Men, in 1996.
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[24] .After spending fourteen months working on the album, the band opted to further refine their album by removing five of the original seventeen tracks.^ From its original starting point, it ended up going through 40 different rewrites over a course of 18 months to get to where the finished product was on the album itself.
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.The album’s title, a reference to the Doomsday Clock, foreshadowed the band's new lyrical themes.^ The band had just finished recording its new album, Minutes to Midnight , which was due to hit shelves May 15.
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^ The lyrics of the band’s first album encompass all – Johnson’s journey to adulthood, the tragic passing of his mother, his series of affairs, and the resulting heartbreaks.
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^ Previous Next Latest Chester Bennington Talks New Band Dead by Sunrise, Next Linkin Park Album .
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[25] .Minutes to Midnight sold over 600,000 copies in its first week, making it one of the most successful debut week albums in recent years.^ That was the first one 14 years ago.
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^ The band are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin, recording the follow up to 2007 album 'Minutes To Midnight'.
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^ The band had just finished recording its new album, Minutes to Midnight , which was due to hit shelves May 15.
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.The album also took the top spot on the Billboard Charts.^ In fact, it was the album Thunder that helped Boys Like Girls to make their presence felt on Billboard charts through 2008.
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[26]
.In an interview with Q101's Kevin Manno at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, Bennington stated Linkin Park will be returning to the studio sometime in November to begin recording for their next album, In May the band released New Divide for the new Transformers film and a music video in June.^ As of 2009 Bennington has released three studio albums with Linkin Park and released his debut album with Dead by Sunrise in 2009.
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^ "Do you know the band Linkin Park?"
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^ I was wondering, when is linkin park gonna be recording a new album?
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Bennington recently announced that the band are now working on their fourth studio album that will be released in early 2010.[27]

Personal life

.Bennington married his first wife, Samantha, on October 31, 1996.[28] They had one child, named Draven Sebastian, who was born on April 19, 2002.[28] Bennington’s relationship with his first wife declined during his years with Linkin Park, leading to their divorce in 2005.[29] After divorcing his first wife, Bennington married Talinda Bentley, a former Playboy model,[28] with whom he has had one child, Tyler Lee, and has two children from a previous relationship, Jamie and Isaiah.^ Hey , Linkin Park knows who I am…… .
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^ It was Jeff Blue the vice president of A&R at Zomba Music who offered him an audition with the prospective members of the band Linkin Park.
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^ Bennington's first release with Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, was a commercial success, and he has released several major albums and singles since then.
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[28] .Bennington and his family live in a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) house in Newport Beach Orange County when he is not on tour.^ He lives in North Bennington with his family.

^ He had recently remarried, this time to a gorgeous schoolteacher named Talinda, and moved into a 6,000-square-foot house in Orange County.
  • Linkin Park's Mysterious Cyberstalker 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

[30] He is also a tattoo enthusiast.[30] .Bennington has done work and promotions with Club Tattoo, a recognized tattoo parlor in Tempe, Arizona.^ She is a gem for Bennington County and does a wonderful job promoting this area and our Rotary Club.

^ The stalking started after she saw Chester's email address inadvertently CC'd in a mass mailing to promote a tattoo parlor he owned in Tempe.
  • Linkin Park's Mysterious Cyberstalker 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ Club Tattoo co-owners Chester Bennington and Thora Dowdell.
  • "Exclusive: Chester Bennington opens Club Tattoo at Planet Hollywood" by Robin Leach: Luxe Life | Vegas Deluxe 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.vegasdeluxe.com [Source type: General]

[31][32] .Bennington and his second wife were harassed by a cyberstalker, Devon Townsend, for almost a year.^ As Dimitrelos worked the case from Alabama, the Benningtons continued to be harassed by the cyberstalker they sometimes referred to as Crazypants.
  • Linkin Park's Mysterious Cyberstalker 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ Doug Krause Doug lives in Old Bennington with his wife Marny, and has been a Rotarian actively involved in the Coordination of Rotary Exchange Programs for many years.

Townsend was found guilty of tampering with the couple's email, as well as making threatening messages, and was sentenced to two years in prison.[30] Bennington also made a cameo in the 2006 film Crank as a customer in a pharmacy.[33] He later appeared as a horsetrack spectator in the film's 2009 sequel, Crank: High Voltage.[34]

Health

Chester Bennington performing at Sonisphere Festival in Kirjurinluoto, Pori, Finland.
.Despite having prodigious success in the early 2000s, Bennington has had medical issues outside of the limelight.^ After a series of setbacks faced together by Bennington and his band member Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park finally got prodigious success in the early 2000.
  • May 2009 | CoolMensHair.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC coolmenshair.com [Source type: General]

.He suffered a severe bite from a recluse spider while touring with the OzzFest in 2001.[35] Bennington was plagued with poor health during the making of Meteora, and struggled to attend some of the album’s recording sessions.^ Man, I freakin make a song in 15 minutes but i’m a fuckin poor bastard and don’t have money to start the band yet…guess I’m gonna have to work at construction to make some money to go to a studio and record my demo Cd.
  • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2001, Dylan returned made his way back to the studio and recorded "Love and Theft” only to prove that some things get better with time!
  • May 2009 | CoolMensHair.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC coolmenshair.com [Source type: General]

^ While recording its latest album, 2003's "Meteora," Linkin Park whittled down 80 songs to 13, including the hits "Numb" and "Somewhere I Belong," as well as the Grammy-nominated instrumental track "Session."
  • Linkin Park Numb Journals 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lpc.linkinpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[36] He fell ill during the summer of 2003, and eventually underwent surgery.[37] .Bennington sustained a wrist injury in October 2007 while attempting to jump off a platform during a show in Melbourne, Australia at the Rod Laver Arena.^ No more jumping off risers for Chester Bennington .
  • Chester Bennington News - Topix 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ Chester Bennington goes shirtless to show off his tats.
  • "Exclusive: Chester Bennington opens Club Tattoo at Planet Hollywood" by Robin Leach: Luxe Life | Vegas Deluxe 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.vegasdeluxe.com [Source type: General]

^ LP played their second show in Melbourne Australia last night which was insane..
  • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Despite the injury, he continued to perform the entire show with a broken wrist, before heading to the emergency room.^ The “ Infecting Nations ” tour will start with a run of shows on the band’s home soil of the UK, before they head off to mainland Europe.
  • siN's Metal News | 'pure METAL news' | SMNnews.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.smnnews.com [Source type: General]

[38] .During a concert when Linkin Park performed Papercut, Chester jumped and his foot got stuck to the stairs on the stage where they performed, so when he jumped he fell and broke his wrist.^ Chester took a stumble during their second song and broke his wrist.
  • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chester and Linkin Park are there!!!
  • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has shed his clothes in support of animal rights.
  • Chester Bennington News - Topix 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

Bands

  • Grey Daze - Lead Vocals, Guitar (1993-1998)
  • Linkin Park - Lead Vocals (1999-Present)
  • Dead by Sunrise - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard (2005-Present)
  • Julien-K - Production (2005-Present)

Solo work

.Bennington joined Z-Trip in 2005 for the single Walking Dead, released on Z-Trip's major label album Shifting Gears.^ At this point, with only a single in rotation on KROQ and an album still a week away from being released, some might be inclined to write off Dead by Sunrise as nothing more than a side project from Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington.
  • Chester Bennington News - Topix 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ Looking for a change of pace, he moved his family to Bennington in 2005 after joining Chittenden Bank as Financial Advisor.

^ Black Label Society will release a new studio album in late summer 2010.
  • siN's Metal News | 'pure METAL news' | SMNnews.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.smnnews.com [Source type: General]

"Walking Dead" was a Top Ten Single in the US. Bennington also made a surprise appearance during Z-Trip's performance at Coachella 2005.
.Bennington teamed up with original Orgy guitarists Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh, who perform together as Julien-K, for a solo project.^ The story of Chester Bennington can be an ideal example to those who wish to live it up; surviving against all odds and emerging as the champion of life.
  • May 2009 | CoolMensHair.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC coolmenshair.com [Source type: General]

^ Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction Team Up To Raise Funds For Fan Who Needs Heart Transplant .
  • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

.Chester's band is called Dead By Sunrise, formerly known as Snow White Tan.^ He is the lead vocalist in the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise, he was previously associated with the band Grey Daze, among others.
  • Chester Bennington 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let down - Dead by sunrise (Chester Benn...
  • Chester Bennington on Yahoo! Music 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After the release of three studio albums with the famous rock band Linkin Park, Chester Bennington took the world by storm with his debut album Dead By Sunrise released in 2009.
  • May 2009 | CoolMensHair.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC coolmenshair.com [Source type: General]

.Dead By Sunrise has since released their debut album "Out of Ashes" in October 2009.[39] "Both bands are the same.^ As of 2009 Bennington has released three studio albums with Linkin Park and released his debut album with Dead by Sunrise in 2009.
  • Chester Bennington 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bennington's first release with Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, was a commercial success, and he has released several major albums and singles since then.
  • Chester Bennington 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He is the lead vocalist in the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise, he was previously associated with the band Grey Daze, among others.
  • Chester Bennington 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The one where Chester sings and writes is Dead By Sunrise, but when I sing, and Amir and I are the primary writers, it becomes Julien-K and it's more electro and much darker...Julien-K and Dead by Sunrise are basically a creative collective, we're sort of a Warhol-style factory in that sense[40]," explains Ryan Shuck.^ One time, a woman slammed on her brakes and caused an accident when she saw Chester strolling by — she had to stop and tell him how much she loved him.
  • Linkin Park's Mysterious Cyberstalker 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ Mike: Ryan (Shuck) drank Chester under the table one night and Chester was yarfing everywhere.
  • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A fighting spirit, unconventional voice and unique style statement Chester Bennington is a genius in the truest sense of the term!
  • May 2009 | CoolMensHair.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC coolmenshair.com [Source type: General]

."Dead by Sunrise is Chester's Julien-K if that makes any sense."^ After the release of three studio albums with the famous rock band Linkin Park, Chester Bennington took the world by storm with his debut album Dead By Sunrise released in 2009.
  • May 2009 | CoolMensHair.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC coolmenshair.com [Source type: General]

He has also played minor roles in the movies Crank and Crank: High Voltage and sang for a couple of gigs with "Camp Freddy".[citation needed]
Dead by Sunrise's first album was released October 13, 2009.

Singles

Featured vocals

Music Producer

Chester Bennington executive produced the E.P for Los Angeles, Tripduster band Hellflower, which is fronted by his long time friend and Director of Activties (D.O.A), Church (TV Personality)[41]

Television

.Chester Bennington is currently working with his long time friend and Director of Activities (D.O.A), Church (TV Personality), on developing an upcoming television show titled Mayor of the World, with executive producers Trip Taylor.^ Says: November 20th, 2007 at 03:46 chester i know this happened a long time ago.
  • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After taking a position at CAT-TV in 1997, she remained with the organization, which serves as Bennington's local cable access television stations, until finally becoming it's Executive Director in 2003.

^ After the release of three studio albums with the famous rock band Linkin Park, Chester Bennington took the world by storm with his debut album Dead By Sunrise released in 2009.
  • May 2009 | CoolMensHair.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC coolmenshair.com [Source type: General]

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External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Chester Bennington is currently the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park.^ Chester Bennington’s - Linkin Park’s lead singer - stalker was sentenced.

^ One of the lead singers to the band Linkin Park .
  • Chester Bennington - Biography 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Linkin Park is the best rock band that i ever sie.
  • Chester Bennington Talks New Band Dead by Sunrise, Next Linkin Park Album : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

Unsourced

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  • I have quite a few theories on how companies can help their bands achieve greater success and stop just hemorrhaging money, but that's not part of the question.^ It’s like being 13 all over again.” For lots of fans, Linkin Park have never stopped being 13 — which is part of what has made them so successful.
    • Linkin Park: Second Life - Blender 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yet while he has experienced massive success with one of the few rock bands left in the world that can still sell albums, he has had other things on his mind.
    • Dead By Sunrise: A New Day Dawns - Attention Deficit Delirium 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.bryanreesman.com [Source type: General]
    • Amir Derakh 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.bryanreesman.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That was the hardest part for me, discovering I had actually associated my success with the things I had accumulated, like money and cars and houses, things like that.
    • Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has new project, Dead by Sunrise | Herald Sun 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.heraldsun.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The reality is I have no idea. .
  • Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time.
  • I don't think you should ever be ashamed or afraid of who you are, or anything that's happened to you.^ I don’t want anything happen to him at all.
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Don't judge it could happen to you .
    • WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: LINKIN PARK FRONTMAN CHESTER BENNINGTON ON DIVORCE, DRUGS, AND DEAD BY SUNRISE | RevolverMag.com - The World's Loudest Rock Magazine! 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.revolvermag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Equally ironic is another quote form Chester: "tattoos exude pain and pleasure, all at the same time."
    • Linkin Lady: Sam/Chester divorce 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.linkinlady.net [Source type: General]

    Life is good, man. .You can either feel like a victim all the time, or you can get off your ass and do what you want to do.
  • You can't be afraid of people willing to hurt you, cause if you fear life, then you will never live
    • (www.lptimes.com)
  • Cyclefly is one of my favorite bands and their new record is one of the best I've heard in a long time.^ "Like, 'Do you really want everybody to know all this stuff?'
    • Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has new project, Dead by Sunrise | Herald Sun 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.heraldsun.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I like the new Metric record a lot.
    • Chester Bennington of Dead by Sunrise and Linkin Park | Playlisted.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.playlisted.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They may now be my favorite band of all time.
    • Chester Bennington of Dead by Sunrise and Linkin Park | Playlisted.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.playlisted.com [Source type: General]

    .If you don't like it, you suck!
  • Everyone Died At 4:20 Man (Few seconds later now laughing)Yeah time to die
    • (Meteora photoshoot October 29, 2002, LPTV episode #7)
  • We'have took place in something very...^ You can't get 29 votes in 30 seconds.
    • http://forum.guitarherogame.com/Default.aspx?g=profile&u=16859 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC forum.guitarherogame.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Take ‘One Step Closer.’ The whole message of that song is, ‘I don’t like what you’re saying, so I’m going to throw a fit.’ I’ve felt that way a million times.
    • Linkin Park: Second Life - Blender 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Being in a band like Linkin Park where we don’t fit anywhere, we float around and live in ambiguous place, we have a chance to play a lot of different shows with a lot different bands.
    • Linkin Park Live Guide: Interview With Chester Bennington 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lplive.net [Source type: General]

    devious, hahahaha!!!!
    • after repleacing deftones water with vodka, in the last show of the european tour with deftones and taproot. .(dvd frat party at pankake festival)
  • I'm disgusting, because I do that with my baggage too.^ LP's dvd "Frat Party at the Pankake Festival" see ya later ppl...
    • Linkin Park Numb Journals 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lpc.linkinpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ DVD player (frat party and pankake festival and L.I.T...
    • Linkin Park Numb Journals 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lpc.linkinpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ VMAs 2002 (USA: short title) Linkin Park: Frat Party at the Pankake Festival (2001) (V) ....
    • Chester Bennington 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .All my bags specifically fit in a certain way really well I can't have disorganised bags!^ LOL. well i gotto go b-4 i put all u guys to sleep w/ my boreing post.
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It was a really good way for us to gauge whether or not we were awesome live and if the songs were going to be received well.
    • DEAD BY SUNRISE: Chester Bennington’s New Lease On Life | Hot Topic 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC community.hottopic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Also, the amount of vocal layering and use of harmony really showcase my voice in a new way.
    • Linkin Parks Chester Bennington forms new band, Dead By Sunrise - HitFix.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.hitfix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And when I go grocery shopping, I'm the same way; boxed items like detergents have to be separated from the food, and then all cans go together, all meats go together, and therefore it's easier to unload when you get home.^ I am SO sorry you had to go through all of that.
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But i go on youtube like all the time.
    • SWAG BUCKS BLOG: Chester Bennington Autographed Guitar Swagstakes 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC blog.swagbucks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Take ‘One Step Closer.’ The whole message of that song is, ‘I don’t like what you’re saying, so I’m going to throw a fit.’ I’ve felt that way a million times.
    • Linkin Park: Second Life - Blender 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

    • interview with metal-is.com
  • Not only that, but I can't sleep anywhere, but the fuckin' bus! .I need to buy a bus and park it in front of my house, so that when I go home, at night when I go to bed, I just go to the bed.^ One night soon after, Talinda had just put their son to sleep and crawled into bed when Chester's cell phone rang.
    • Linkin Park's Mysterious Cyberstalker 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]
    • Linkin Park's Mysterious Cyberstalker 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There’s some stuff on my record that’s not going to have a bunch of guitars, that are just straight-up hip hop records.
    • Linkin Park « KROQ FM – The World Famous KROQ 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC kroq.radio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I find that when I just go with my gut and I just go with the whisper that's in my heart, in my head, it generally tells me the right choice to make.
    • The Linkin Park Times - Interviews & Articles - Interview with Chester Bennington on Taipei Times 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lptimes.com [Source type: General]

    .Or I need to install a half of a bus in my room, with bunks, so I can sleep in it.^ I need help with my game The Sims 2 : Download and install Custom Content , Gameplay Guides , Technical and graphics issues The Sims 3 : Installing .package files , Loading crashes , Gameplay Guides .
    • Mod The Sims - Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.modthesims.info [Source type: General]

    Not only is touring overglamorised, but the smell is completely under-rated. .We got in a tour bus after a certain band had used it and we actually had to take the top of the bus off with a metal-melting machine and air it out, because it smelt like rotting flesh, BO and fromage!^ Ice-T’s speed-metal band, Body Count, leaves Jane’s Addiction fans quaking in their Doc Martens on the first Lollapa-looza tour.
    • Bring the Pain - Blender 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Without Brad I think I'd be pretty bummed out on tour, because he's the only one who gives me any moral support.
    • Linkin Park Numb Journals 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lpc.linkinpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "If there are any kinds out there who want to be in a band because it means you can just slack off and party all day long, they'd better get a reality check."
    • Linkin Park Numb Journals 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lpc.linkinpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I'm not going to name the band" after mike said they live on a tour bus, becouse of the amount of time they spent touring.^ TT: Mike Shinoda recently said your new album is going to be so unique that they're going to have to come up with a new genre name for what this record is.
    • The Linkin Park Times - Interviews & Articles - Interview with Chester Bennington on Taipei Times 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lptimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They told me, he said in later years, to go right aheadwhat was I waiting for?
    • OldChesterPa: American Viscose Corp., Marcus Hook, PA 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.oldchesterpa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ At concerts we had kids going to shows with the bands they liked and handing CDs to people at the show.
    • The Linkin Park Times - Interviews & Articles - Interview with Chester Bennington on Taipei Times 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lptimes.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • (interview with metal-is.com)
  • We actually got smart and bought sticky velcro and put on either side of the candles, so they wouldn't roll around" after mike said how dangerous, but necessary it is to drive around with scented candles lit in the bus.^ Well, if Dead By Sunrise are as crap as they were at Sonisphere, I'd rather they just be put down mercifully some time around now.
    • 411mania.com: Music - Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Readying The Debut of His New Band 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Look around and find out how you can become a Citizen of chester-land FAN FICTION ARCHIVE If you are either a writer or a reader, this is your place to be.
    • CHESTER-LAND.NET - A Chester Bennington Fansite 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC chester-land.net [Source type: General]

    ^ TT: Mike Shinoda recently said your new album is going to be so unique that they're going to have to come up with a new genre name for what this record is.
    • The Linkin Park Times - Interviews & Articles - Interview with Chester Bennington on Taipei Times 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lptimes.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • (interview with metal-is.com)
  • I meet a lot of people, dude, and I've never been star-struck, but I met Scott and I was like, "Hi Scott - my name is durrrh" He was like, "Are you alright, dude?"^ "It sounds a little daunting to me, so, I think my confidence level will drop, but when it was presented to us by this friend of ours, we liked the idea," said Shinoda in an MTV interview.
    • Linkin Park - Rockin'Town Bio 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC rockintown.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "We've since met people who've visited Meteora," adds Hahn.
    • Linkin Park - NumberOneMusic - Get Maximum Exposure For Your Music! 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.numberonemusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Projekt Revolution 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.projektrevolution.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Honestly I’ve never listened to this kind of music or anything similar before(still,I’ve listened abit to Metallica).Then I heard ‘Faint’ and then ‘NUMB’(my favourite).
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    and .I was like, "Yeah - I mean, my name's Chester and I think you're great, I just wanted to tell you" I felt like a total schmuck!^ Chester: You’re just jealous!
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Chester, you’re the hottest guy ever!
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Chester: And sometimes you feel like my nuts!
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He was like, "Well, are you in a band or what?"^ His brother introduced him to bands like Loverboy, Depeche Mode, Stone Temple Pilots, Foreigner and Rush, as well as The Doors which he claims as his influences.
    • Chester Bennington - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Chester is the hottest to me (dont worry Mike, I luv u 2 *smiles*)… My friend A.S would like to say Hey to Mike (She luvz u) Hope you get well soon Chester~!!!
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ CAUSE I SEEM TO RELATE TO EVERYTHING THAT YOUR BAND WRITES AND IT’S LIKE YOU SANG WHAT I COULD NEVER SAY WITH MANY METAPHORIC EXPRESSIONS AND AN EMOTIONAL VOICE!!!
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    and .I was like, "Yeah, I'm in a band called Linkin Park" and he was like, "You just played today, right?"^ I love you linkin park and I love you cheaster….
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Do you know the band Linkin Park?"
    • Linkin Park's Mysterious Cyberstalker 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just so you know: - I am anticipating Linkin Park's next album.
    • 411mania.com: Music - Dead By Sunrise - Out of Ashes Review 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: General]

    and .I went, "Yeah" and he went, "I've heard real cool things about you - good luck!"^ And with that, good luck with those resolutions you’ve made.

    ^ That is pretty cool good for you.
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It just makes you that much more excited about what they've done and what they hopefully will be able to continue to do.
    • Linkin Park Numb Journals 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lpc.linkinpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    and .I was like, "Nargggh" And I mean, when I met him, I was in the middle of talking to the bass player from Green Day and these bands are like of the same calibre, but talking to the bass player from Green Day, I was totally comfortable - "Yeah, dude, what's up, man?^ His brother introduced him to bands like Loverboy, Depeche Mode, Stone Temple Pilots, Foreigner and Rush, as well as The Doors which he claims as his influences.
    • Chester Bennington - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It seems a lot more musicians these days have side projects — for example, your own Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda has Fort Minor, and Jack White is in three bands at the same time.
    • Linkin Park's Chester Bennington branches out with Dead By Sunrise - Who's News Blog - USAWEEKEND.com 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC blogs.usaweekend.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But yeah, we also do more of the straight-up rock stuff like “Crawl Back In” and “My Sunrise” on the record.
    • A chat with Chester Bennington, Chester Bennington interview, Dead by Sunrise, Linkin Park 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It's cool to meet you!" - and here comes Scott and I'm like, "Urrrgh!" .I don't know why - maybe I'm gay!^ I don't know why I instigate and say what I don't mean.

    ^ Looking back at my first marriage, I don’t know how or why we stayed together as long as we did.
    • A chat with Chester Bennington, Chester Bennington interview, Dead by Sunrise, Linkin Park 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That’s probably why people don’t know bout us.
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • (interview with metal-is.com)
  • I'm sending him to Computers Anonymous!"^ PLEASE SEND ME THE E MAIL OF CHESTER PLEASE I WANT TO SEND HIM A EMAIL,PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE OR I KILL MY SELF,YEASE HIS EYES IS SO HOT!,AND I LOVE HIS TATTOS,PLEASE SEND ME HIS E MAIL.MY E MAIL IS vegetadbz1993@gmail.com .
    • Chester Bennington Hospitalised/Hospitalized : Mike Little's Journalized 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC zed1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    after mike said that he and rob are realy into computers. .
    • (interview with metal-is.com)
  • At ten o'clock every night, we'd hear (he bangs his fist against the wall) and that was our alarm, so we almost ended up naming the band 'Ten PM Stocker', 'cause we recorded on Stocker Street every night and at 10 PM, we had to stop
    • (interview with metal-is.com)
  • I was too nice.^ The band are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin, recording the follow up to 2007 album 'Minutes To Midnight'.
    • Muse 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ TT: Mike Shinoda recently said your new album is going to be so unique that they're going to have to come up with a new genre name for what this record is.
    • The Linkin Park Times - Interviews & Articles - Interview with Chester Bennington on Taipei Times 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lptimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We chose the name Linkin Park for one reason, the spelling L I N K I N. We've always been interested in the internet and a lot of our first fans and street-team members were from the internet so we wanted to choose a name that we could get the band name .COM. Basically we just wanted the website, that's it, that's the only reason.
    • Linkin Park Numb Journals 10 February 2010 13:16 UTC lpc.linkinpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I didn't steal anything!
  • I wanna go to jail. To me It's fuckin cool to go to jail.

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Chester Charles Bennington (born March 20, 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona) is Linkin Park's vocalist.

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Biography

Early years

Bennington was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He was interested in music since he was young and he liked mostly Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots. His parents separated in the late 1980s, while he was still a child. Later he had problems with drugs. Before starting his musical career, he worked at a Burger King restaurant.

Professional music career

At the beginning he was a vocalist in a grunge band called Grey Daze. He left Grey Daze in 1998. After that, the vice president of A&R at Zomba Music in Los Angeles, offered Bennington an audition with Linkin Park. Bennington went to California and joined the band. Their name was “Hybrid Theory”. The other vocalist was Mike Shinoda. After some rejections, Jeff Blue operated to help the band sign with Warner Bros. Records.

In spite of the success in the early 2000s, Bennington has had personal problems outside of the public interest.

Personal life

On October 31, 1996 Bennington got married with Samantha, his first wife. They had one child, called Draven Sebastian, who was born on April 19, 2002. After divorcing, Bennington married Talinda Bentley, a former Playboy model.

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