CH­ESTER BEN­NING­TON, LINKIN PARK

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WHAT DOES HEAVY MEAN TO YOU, CH­ESTER?

“When we were mak­ing the record [One More Light], we’d start the songs off with these re­ally in­ter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tions, and we’d all re­late to them in dif­fer­ent ways.there’s al­ways some­thing in my head ei­ther go­ing,‘what are you do­ing?’ or just mock­ing me.typ­i­cally when I’m in­side my head like that, that’s when I find my­self in a bad, heavy sit­u­a­tion.”

WHAT WOULD THE HY­BRID THE­ORY-ERA CH­ESTER MAKE OF A SONG LIKE HEAVY?

“My mu­si­cal tastes have al­ways been pretty broad; I’ve never been a punkrock-or-noth­ing kind of guy. I grew up lis­ten­ing to Depeche Mode, and that doesn’t get more pop for me. If a band has great lyrics, they’re kind of dark and touch on me in an emo­tional way, then I’m in! The Ch­ester that started in this band prob­a­bly would have said:‘these guys are sick, we have to check them out!’”

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