Chester Bennington laughed and sang along with his Linkin Park bandmates in a “Carpool Karaoke” part that was filmed just days before his death.
Linkin Park announced last week that with the blessing of Bennington’s family, they’d be airing their part of the Apple TV show, and done good on the guarantee Thursday, when they premiered the automobile float they took Jul 14, 6 days before Bennington committed suicide.
In the video, Bennington — assimilated by actor Ken Jeong roving shotgun and bandmates Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn — belts along to some of the group’s biggest hits, like “Numb,” “In the End” and “Talking to Myself.”
The 20-minute part showcases the singer’s dry clarity of amusement in a bit where he teaches Jeong how to “screan” (or, roar sing), and in a waggish dance-off choreographed by Jeong.
Singing aside, Bennington also spoke honestly of his children, and explained that he just wanted them to welcome what creates them happy.
“For me, we just wish my kids to find something that they’re ardent about. Like, one of my kids loves sports. Great. My daughters, they adore music, they wish to learn how to play instruments. Lily’s really curious, like, ‘Daddy, how do you write songs?’ And we just wish them to find whatever it is,” he said.
James Corden, who combined “Carpool Karaoke,” pronounced in Aug that the predestine of the part was up to Bennington’s family, and they would confirm either or not it aired.
Last week, Chester’s widow Talinda shared a teaser of the video on Twitter with the caption, “With all of the blessings.”
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