Things didn’t go smoothly behind the scenes after Linkin Park delivered its heartwarming acceptance speech for “Favorite Alternative Rock Artist” at the 2017 American Music Awards on Nov. 19.
As it turns out, there was a mix-up backstage before and after Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon accepted the award.
Linkin Park has won the favorite alternative rock artist award at the recent 2017 America Music Awards in Los Angeles and paid tribute to frontman Chester Bennington. Three members of the band were there to accept the award: co-founder and singer Mike Shinoda, drummer Rob Bourdon, and Guitarist Brad Delson.
Had an epic Instagram Story tonight—almost dodged security and made it through the show. Oh well. More importantly, thank you to the fans for this award. We love you too. #MakeChesterProud #TwoDudesWithNoSocialMedia @amas #amas2017
With the blessing of his family, Carpool Karaoke has released an episode featuring the late Chester Bennington with bandmates Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, and comedian Ken Jeong. The video was filmed on July 14, 2017 — less than a week before the lead singer of Linkin Park sadly took his own life on July 20.
The celebrities sang various Linkin Park hits with questions from Jeong interspersed throughout the video, beginning with Jeong asking if Bennington could teach him how to “scring”, or “scream-sing”. Jeong surprised the band by actually doing it fairly well; Bennington seemed very pleased as he laughed and joked along with the group.
In the wake of the news surrounding Chester Bennington’s death, his wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, has seemingly tweeted that she never loved her husband and confessed to cheating on him with his bandmate, Mike Shinoda.
According to Yahoo! News, Bentley’s now-deleted tweets were her first regarding Bennington’s death. It is unclear if her account was hacked or if this was an emotional outburst, but the news came as a shock to fans during their time of grief.
Linkin Park band member Mike Shinoda took to Twitter to express his feelings about the death of his longtime friend and lead singer, Chester Bennington.
Bennington was found dead at his home in the Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles, California in an apparent suicide by hanging, reports TMZ.