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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park: musicians mourn passing

In the wake of the news surrounding Chester Bennington’s death, his wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, has seemingly tweeted that she never loved her husband and confessed to cheating on him with his bandmate, Mike Shinoda.Bennington had a history of alcohol and drug abuse and had spoken openly in the past about his struggles to overcome his demons when Linkin Park first found fame in 2000 with their best-selling debut album “Hybrid Theory“. By then, Cornell had been a rock icon for the better part of a decade. “He was just the ideal guy to lead Linkin Park”.”I’m such a fan I think that’s the most important aspect of why I do what I do and how I do it”. Rip Chester. (sic)” Another posted: “I partly agree and partly disagree but I didn’t expect a message this harsh from YOU of all people. Chris was found with an exercise band around his neck. “But once I listened to Crawling, I began following their music”. I wanted to have good relationships. “When Numb released, I started with learning the tones, replaying each tone and eventually picking it up”.He was an underrated, multi-faceted powerhouse of a singer – angsty yet emotional, capable of the most tender of verses but could crescendo into an ear piercing shriek that made many of Linkin Park’s songs flawless for screaming in the auto, karaoke, or when you just wanted to let off some steam. Today would have been Cornell’s 53 birthday. “I was watching a video of the two performing together and it was heartbreaking”. “And even when we did play the whole song, and it was live on TV, or taped for film for TV, he kind of just stopped towards the end…he missed the last couple lines, just couldn’t finish the song”. “I felt that the world was completely crappy, that all the people I knew were nazes, that life feared and that I was worth nothing”.