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Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) - R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Music News' started by Ar-Pharazon, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Senior Member

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    I wasn't a huge fan of the band, but they had some tracks I really did like a lot.
     
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  2. Frands

    Frands Senior Member

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    Very sad news! R.I.P. Chester...

    A bit more on the story: Reuters
     
  3. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT! Staff Member

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    I think with the recent passing of Chester Bennington I have more of a moral question or a series of related ones. When someone, whether in the public eye or not, passes do we really need to give our opinion on whether we approve of how they passed? I've had mixed emotions myself on the topic BUT shouldn't their be a grace period on whether to state your opinion so as to not disrespect those who are mourning? It's called tact and you lose your moral ground the second you break that tact. This is not JUST internet culture but it's worse in that spectrum of course. When it's a cultural figure that's how we usually even find the news so of course you look for others that are affected. I particularly don't care for the "parent" card. "What kind of man would do that to their kids?" So if a large portion of people circulate the idea that no longer have they lost their father but "He's also a selfish dick" then how is that any kinder than the one they just put on trial for losing a battle to depression or mental illness?
    I know the idea that this attitude is only in trash sections on the internet but it's not. When it comes to those in the spotlight we have become a bunch of self righteous, entitled dicks ourselves. We cross the line even when an artist or performer takes any different route even just temporarily. I'm not talking about the mature route and speaking with our wallets and just not buying the latest piece of work if you don't like it. We roast them tirelessly, roast their current fans and even go to disrespectful physical lengths like pelting them with shit at shows they play at or booing them for having the nerve to play some of their newest material. Common sense should tell you if you don't like the newest album then don't go see that show. I've critiqued work so I'm no saint and I don't think THAT is what causes events like Chester's but I'm sure it doesn't help someone who's already struggling daily inside their own head.
    What did I think of the band echoes what many have said. I was a moderate fan but thought he was a Hell of a vocalist and performer. He had a great tone and a really good range. They outlasted a ton of bands that were labeled under the same style as them and gave their generation of fans that bandaid that Rock is supposed to give through tough times. I saw them at Project Revolution and while I thought My Chemical Romance was my personal favorite that night Linkin Park was flawless as well. They sounded just like their albums and they gave a ton of energy throughout. I have more songs than albums I liked by them and I even liked the "Heavy" single they had. I thought the new direction was far from offensive and liked that they stepped out of "their" box. My favorite bands always do.
    My opinion of the band is the least consequential piece of this though. A life is lost and the closer their melodies, message and art is to you the bigger the void is going to be left. Not in the exact same way as the families and closest friends but it's still a deep cut. This is not a consequences of suicide message or a mental illness is misunderstood message. Those are all important topics. My biggest takeaway is that death is a consequence for the living and we should all have the respect for the family on down to mourn without judgments and opinions just spurned to promote negativity and tactless superiority. It all comes down to what you would do in real life. Would you show up at a funeral to share your disregard for the deceased? Why does the widened avenue we have for sharing opinions change any of that common decency?
     
  4. BikerDude

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    Another suicide.
    And he was close friends with Chris Cornell.
    And CB died on what would have been Chris Cornell's birthday..
    If it comes out that Chester Bennington was also on Ativan then IMO it should be pulled from the market. These anti anxiety drugs seem to be the common thread.
    Robin Williams was on a different drug but same family of anti anxiety meds.
    They all come with warnings about suicide being a side effect.
    Get your head around that.
    Weed is still illegal?
    WTF?
     
  5. SanguineRemedy

    SanguineRemedy Bloody bliss!

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    @Soot and Stars Very well stated and expressed. :)

    I wasn't a fan of Linkin Park, but this should not be a ridiculing or opinionated time of controversy or 'roasting', but it's inexorable. It makes me so sad how many deaths of the music world have occurred in the past few years in such forlorn fashion, and even sadder how much disrespect is tossed around for someone you barely understand... special arm-chair keyboard warriors tossing around profanities like their life depends on it for the sake of 'dissing' someone they forgot to even read up about. What a bunch of sorry, conceited bastards...

    But I digress and won't go there. Said musicians and their music will live on and stand the test of time. No one will forget.

    RIP, Chester Bennington.
     
  6. joker1961

    joker1961 Hopping Mad Frog

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    much respect @Soot and Stars, @Cadleson and @BikerDude you remarks are so right about the death of a person isn't easy to report as there`s so many input of all the facts behind the headlines. . .Not a fan but R.I.P Chester
     
  7. recgord27

    recgord27 Walking down a dusty road

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    R.I.P. Chester - a talented dude who will be missed by a generation. Tragic circumstances all round, especially for the family he leaves behind.
     
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    More sad news of another loss to the rock world. R.I.P Chester
     
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    RIP Chester. Linkin Park has gotten me through so many terrible events in my life. My heartbreaks, my losses, my successes, my failures. They were a unique band that didn't conform to any one particular genre. They were in a league of their own. I have always kept up to date with new music even after I finished college. While my peers were still stuck on Def Leppard and U2, I was listening to In The End, Numb, and Somewhere I Belong. Chester's performance of Hallelujah at Chris Cornell's funeral was surreal. I really loved that man.
     

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