Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington


Chester was a singer in a locally renowned group called Gray Daze and was was presented with a mixtape from a group called Xero with a Zomba Songs A&R exec in the latter part of 1998. Xero were hunting for a fresh singer in cb1the aftermath of Mark Wakefield’s leaving and began offering demo videos to test and locate an alternative. After hearing the recording and enjoying what he observed, Chester composed words and recorded them on the monitors, then delivered the recording again to the group. On his 23rd birthday in ’99, Chester received a phonecall from his Zomba con-Tact stating the group were fascinated to meet him face-to-face to to test for the lead performer area. Chester travelled to Southern-California and fulfilled the Xero band-mates, then carried on to totally blow them apart in the try-out. Not only did he impress the group, his efficiency furthermore unnerved yet another vying nominee into departing before his try-out! Chester turned out to be a shoe-in for the singer area. The group shortly renamed themselves to Hybrid Theory and released their very first content noted with Chester to the ‘Hybrid Concept EP’ shortly after in ’99. Cross Concept might later change their name to Linkin Park.


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