Chester Bennington Collaborators Detail His Relapse And Final Days


By Chris DeVille

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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington killed himself last month, and today a new Rolling Stone feature offers further context on the singer’s suicide.

The story details Bennington’s lifelong battle with depression and addiction and zeroes in on his final days, which had outwardly and even privately been marked by many positives. Linkin Park’s new album One More Light had recently debuted at #1, and Bennington was reportedly in top form throughout Linkin Park’s European tour this summer. He had been in contact with former collaborators such as Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum with an eye toward future life plans. He was also planning to reunite his pre-fame grunge band Grey Daze, whose drummer Sean Dowdell says Bennington was “on top of the world” as recently as two days before his death. However, his struggle with alcoholism had intensified again in the past year, as this excerpt explains…click here to continue reading