Linkin Park has been a favorite band of mine for almost as long as I can remember. I grew up with two older brothers and they had me listening to great music even at a young age.
What I loved most about Linkin Park through the years was they sang about real things, the good and the bad. They changed over time, and while some didn't like that about them, that's what I loved about them. They weren't afraid to show different sides, because they are all extremely talented and have many different influences.
I know Chester was close with Chris Cornell, and Chris' death hit Chester hard. And now knowing today would've been Chris' birthday, and it's also they day we lost Chester is too much to bear.
Please do not forget to reach out for help if you're having suicidal thoughts or life has just become too much to handle. You are important and have people who love you.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline if you need help, or just need to talk.
If you want to remember Chester and his work with Linkin Park, listen to Linkin Park rad