CHESTER BENNINGTON, LINKIN PARK
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!’”