Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Chester Bennington: Carpool Karaoke and Mercedes pays homage

Chester Bennington: Carpool Karaoke and Mercedes pays homage

Linkin Park have released a surreal video of the band performing on the comedy series Carpool Karaoke six days before singer Chester Bennington's death. It also shows a photo of Bennington with the words "In memory of Chester Bennington, March 20, 1976-July 20, 2017".

Bennington, who was just 41 at the time of his death in July of this year. In the video, Bennington can be seen laughing and singing along with his band mates Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn, and guest Ken Jeong.

The actor responds: "It feels like a band already". Over the course of the episode, they sing Outkast's "Hey Ya", Linkin Park's "Numb", "In the End", "Talking to Myself" and Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge". "This is so fun, this is the best". They sang "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, even roping in a female fan from the street, and Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing".

In sharing the video on its Facebook page, the band pointed fans to the One Might Light Fund, which was established in Bennington's honour.

They said they released the video, filmed a week before Bennington committed suicide, with the family's blessing.

"So you just come in and take over the band". Eventually the lead singer rolled the window down and sang to unsuspecting passersby.

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