Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda: It is hard for me to listen to Chester Bennington's voice
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda was forced to leave a listening party online yesterday because he couldn’t bear to listen to his late bandmate Chester Bennington’s voice without getting upset.
The 40-year-old singer vanished from a listening party for Linkin Park’s new album because he didn’t want to hear his late bandmate Chester’s voice anymore.
Taking to his Twitter account after the listening party, he said, “I did a listening party on Instagram Live today for the new album. I left early, and didn’t really give a reason. To be honest, it was because it’s hard for me to listen to Chester’s voice for that long. I’m fine, I just wanted you to know. Thanks for understanding.”
The talented musician tragically took his own life by hanging at the age of 41 in July this year at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California.
Bennington’s lifeless body was discovered by his maid on July 20 when she went into his room to tell him that an Uber had arrived to pick him up at the home.
According to autopsy and toxicology reports, the “Castle of Glass” hit-maker, was found with alcohol in his system at the time of his death.
The report also showed that his blood was “presumptive positive” for the drug ecstasy after one test, although two further tests did not detect the substance.
The band had finished the album -at the age of 41 and his bandmates have dedicated the release to him. The band praised their bandmate for turning “pain into catharsis” with his emotional lyrics and thanked him for his “dedication” to the group.