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Chester Charles Bennington (March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He was best known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise. He was originally the lead vocalist for Sean Dowdell And His Friends? and Grey Daze. He was also the lead vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots and rock cover band Bucket of Weenies.

Bennington became known as a vocalist with Linkin Park's debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which was a massive commercial success. The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade, as well as one of the few albums to ever hit that many sales.[1] Linkin Park's following studio albums, Meteora, Minutes to Midnight, A Thousand Suns, Living Things, and The Hunting Party, released in 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2014 respectively, continued the band's success. 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. He worked on new material with Stone Temple Pilots in 2013 to release the EP High Rise on October 8, 2013 via their own record label, Play Pen LLC. Bennington has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (#46).



Band Members[]

  • Chester Bennington

Includes Members of[]

Band Biography[]

Independant Songs:
  • The Morning After
  • Morning After (Chester Bennington vs. Julien-K)
  • Let Down
  • Walking In Circles
  • System
  • Walking Dead With DJ Z-Trip
  • Karma Killer With [[Cyclefl
  • Rock And Roll (Could Never Hip-Hop Like This) Part 2 with Handsome Boy Modeling School
  • Home Sweet Home With [[Motley Cru*State Of The Art with DJ Lethal
  • Wonderful with [[Stone Temple Pilot*Head Like A Hole [[Nine Inch Nail Cover
  • Walk with Disturbed
  • Giving In with Adem



With Sean Dowdell And His Friends:
  • Sean Dowdell And His Friends? Sampler Cassette
With Grey Daze:
With Hybrid Theory:
  • Hybrid Theory EP
With Linkin Park:
With Bucket Of Weenies:
  • Currently No Released Material
Solo Career (Snow White Tan):
  • Untitled Album Coming In 2007


With Sean Dowdell And His Friends
  • [[Sean Dowdell And His Friends? Sampler Cassette:Sean Dowdell And His Friends|Sean Dowdell And His Friends? Sampler Cassett
With Hybrid Theory
  • Hybrid Theory EP
With Linkin Park


With Linkin Park

Appears On[]



  • Queen of the Damned (Original Soundtrack)
  • Underworld:Evolution (Original Soundtrack)

Further reading[]

(links to websites, label biographies, fansites, books, periodicals or any additional information on the artist)

  1. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory Review. sputnikmusic (2006-09-02). Retrieved on August 19, 2010.