Blink-182’s Matt Skiba Rehearses for Linkin Park’s Upcoming Chester Bennington Tribute
We're only a couple of days away from what's bound to be a highly emotional and impactful night. Linkin Park and a number of their musical friends will pay tribute to the life of Chester Bennington, who tragically committed suicide earlier this year. The night will bring a whole host of different performers and musicians who will play in his honor, including the members of Blink-182.
Recently, guitarist Matt Skiba posted a video to Instagram showing him learning some of the notes to a Linkin Park track. The song sounds like "What I've Done" but maybe in a different key, with Skiba trying to figure out the exact way the riff sounds. The caption he wrote reads, "Learning some Linkin Park tunes with my guitar guru Danny Lohner for the upcoming event at Hollywood Bowl with Blink-182 and lots of other artists in honor and in loving memory of our buddy Chester." Blink-182 were scheduled to perform shows with Linkin Park just days after Bennington's death as part of a bill titled "Blinkin Park."
So far, those confirmed to join Linkin Park on Oct. 27 include Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows and Synyster Gates, Korn's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down's Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan, Bring Me the Horizon's Oli Sykes, Yellowcard's Ryan Key, Machine Gun Kelly and their recent duet partner Kiiara.
Bennington's widow Talinda Bennington has been posting to Twitter, and giving support to fans who may also be going through a rough time. Tweets include sharing articles with fans about the ins and outs of depression, as well as personally reclaiming being able to enjoy her friends and family. Read some of her tweets below.
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