The Chester Bennington Carpool Karaoke episode aired today, with the blessing of the family and his band mates.
The Carpool Karaoke episode where Chester Bennington and the rest of Linkin’ Park sang together with actor Ken Jeong was filmed on July 14. Soon after his death, which came as a shock not only to his fans but to his closest friends and family, the fate of the karaoke filming was uncertain. At the time, nobody could say for sure if it would air, due to the tragic circumstances of his death and the fact that his family’s mourning wouldn’t have been over before the airing was scheduled.
As it turns out, this was too precious of a content to not share with the world. And, “with the blessing of Chester’s family and his bandmates”, Bennington’s carpool karaoke is now out there for everyone to enjoy.
Over the 24-minute-long episode, Chester and his bandmates sing “Hey Ya,” by Outkast, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge”, and their own “Numb,” “In the End,” “Talking to Myself”. This accompanied by the not so trained vocal chords of Ken Jeong.
At one point, in between songs, Chester explains the theory of screanging (which he explains, you know, is scream singing). It’s not yelling, he explains. “You gotta relax your voice, use your diaphragm”.
Jeong learns how to “screang” and, in turns, teaches Chester, Mike and Joe some dance moves he calls “hot dogs and ketchup”.
See the whole Chester Bennington Carpool Karaoke episode here:
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Posted by Linkin Park on Thursday, October 12, 2017
Chester Bennington committed suicide on July 20, just 6 days after filming the piece. His lifeless body was discovered at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles. According to the police, there were no traces that would indicate a suicide by mistake (no overdose, no accident).
His funeral was held on July 29, in California. It was attended by 200 people, by invite only.
In late August, the band held a public event in honor of Bennington, in Los Angeles.