Chester Bennington: Linkin Park frontman's stripped back performance of Crawling will send shivers down your spine

The frontman died two years ago today

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 20 July 2019 12:00 BST
Chester Bennington performing stripped back version of Crawling will send shivers down your spine

Tributes are pouring in for Chester Bennington, who died two years ago today.

In memory of the Linkin Park singer, numerous videos of the Linkin Park frontman performing to his fans have circulated social media.

One such video depicts Bennington as not only an extremely talented singer, but a person who connected with his fans in ways some never could.

The clip shows him singing “Crawling,” the song taken from the band’s debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), to a mother and daughter at the front of one of their crowded concerts.

In visible awe, the young girl looks up as Bennington pours his heart and soul into the stripped back version of the song accompanied by nothing but a piano.

As the performance ends, he plants a kiss on the girl’s head before heading back to the stage.

Bennington died by suicide at the age of 41. His death shocked the music community, in which he was known as one of the leading pioneers of the nu-metal genre.

The singer was vocal about his battles with depression and died on the birthday of his close friend Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden frontman who also died by suicide in May 2017.

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