Five Facts about Chester Bennington

May 2, 2018
First Published On: January 12, 2018
by Jessica Gomez

Chester Bennington has a million of followers across the world. He was the lead vocalist and songwriter of the famous American hard rock band Linkin Park, who committed suicide and the reason behind his suicide is still unknown.

We all grew up listening to Chester Bennington song so today as a tribute to Chester, we are compiling five interesting facts about him which you might not know. Keep scrolling.

Five Facts Should Know about Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington was born on 20 March 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona as Chester Charles Bennington. At the very young age, he took an interest in music and dreamed to be a member of Stone Temple Pilots. His dream came true and became their lead singer. After that, he formed another band called Grey Daze and then released three albums.

Chester Bennington- Worked at Burger King

Before Chester Bennington began his professional music career, he worked in Burger King. He worked at Burger King for his livelihood. He was also bullied in his school for being skinny.

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Chester Bennington- Not a happy childhood

When Chester was 11 years old, his parents got separated and he grew up in his father's custody. During an interview, Bennington shared that he was sexually abused by an older male friend.

The situation was so worse that Chester literally killed the victim and ran away. He put out his feelings through pictures, poetry, and songs.

Youtube: Five facts about Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington- Appeared on "Walking Dead"

In the year 2005, Cheater appeared on Walking Dead which is the lead singles from turntablist Z-Trip's debut. He also made an appearance during Z-Trip's performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2005. He also performed with King of Chaos in 2016 during the tour of the concert.

Youtube: DJ Z-Trip feat Chester's Walking Dead Lyrics

Chester Bennington- Filmed an episode of "Carpool Karaoke"

Before 6 days of his death, he filmed an episode of Carpool Karaoke. His family allowed the episode to be aired on 12 October 2017. And during the MTV Video Music Awards, Jared Leto received the media attention for his tribute to Cheater Bennington.

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Chester Bennington- Co-founded Dead by Sunrise

It was Chester Bennington who co-founded Dead by Sunrise in 2005 with Julien-K and Orgy members Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh. Dead by Sunrise made their live debut in 2008 by performing 4 songs at the 13th-anniversary party for the Club Tattoo. The band released their debut album Out of Ashes in 2009.