Linkin Park: New Chester Bennington music ‘did my friend justice’ – BBC News

When Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington took his own life in 2017, most fans probably thought they would never hear new music from him again.

But this weekend a new album, featuring vocals Chester recorded more than 20 years ago, is being streamed around the world.

It’s based on songs he wrote with Grey Daze, the band he was in before Linkin Park – and features guest stars from the music industry and Chester’s family.

“It felt like it gave me a little bit of closure with losing him, something that I was able to work on for a couple of years in his honour,” Grey Daze’s drummer Sean Dowdell tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

“And I feel like I did my friend justice, you know?”

During their career, Linkin Park sold tens of millions of albums, won two Grammy Awards and released a collaboration album with Jay-Z.

But Sean says – even with all this going