The world will never forget the legend that is Chester Bennington. The tributes continue to this day.
Chris Martin, the lead singer of British rock band Coldplay, paid tribute to the Linkin Park frontman with a cover of the latter’s “Crawling” at their tour-opening in New Jersey last August 1, Tuesday.
Martin turned the nu metal track from Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory, into a moving ballad, performing solo with just a piano and his sweet, gentle vocals. “Crawling” tackled Bennington’s own battles with substance abuse.
According to The Guardian, the 40-year-old singer restarted the performance after a slip-up at the beginning.
“I know this is probably going to end up on YouTube so I want to do it right, and I want to do it respectfully,” he said.
He dedicated the performance to ‘everybody who misses someone you know’ and ‘for our whole community of musicians’.
Mike Shinoda, Bennington’s bandmate, took to Instagram to express his appreciation for the tribute.
“Thank you @coldplay 🙏🏽 It sounded beautiful,” he posted.
Bennington died of suicide by hanging by a belt from the door of his bedroom last July 20 in his residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California. He was 41 and survived by 6 children from two marriages. #RIPChesterBennington
Watch the tribute performance here:
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