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On the afternoon of May 26th, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington gave a performance unlike any in his career.
His close friend, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, was being laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.
"My name is Chester," Bennington told the mourners gathered there.
"I had the great privilege of being a friend of Chris and invited to be a member of his family." Then, accompanied by Linkin Park bandmate Brad Delson on guitar, he sang "Hallelujah." Bennington had become famous in the early 2000s as the powerhouse voice of one of rock's biggest bands, expressing himself through an angst-ridden scream, but that day his singing was different: plaintive, somber, fragile.
The day after Cornell's memorial, Bennington tweeted that he was "feeling very creative" and had written six new songs.
Around the same time, he told a friend, Rene Mata, "We have to stick together, and we have so much to live for."Bennington had reason to be happy: Linkin Park's new album, One More Light, had topped the charts when it was released in May, and a single, "Heavy," was doing well on rock radio.
In addition to the Linkin Park tour, he was planning a reunion with his pre-fame grunge band, Grey Daze, for September.
"He was on top of the world," says Sean Dowdell, drummer for Grey Daze and a friend of Bennington's since their teens, who last talked to him two days before his death.
Steve Stevens, who plays guitar with Billy Idol, remembers Bennington holding a new puppy while greeting everyone who came backstage at an event last October for Rock to Recovery, an organization for sober musicians.
"He was making sure that everybody got to meet the dog at the door," he says.