The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have announced a new acoustic EP titled “Amends… Stripped.” The effort will be released on January 29 and it will feature stripped versions of “Shouting Out,” “Sometimes,” “Soul Song,” “What’s In The Eye,” and “The Syndrome.” A lyric video for the first single “Shouting Out” can be found below. Drummer Sean Dowdell said the following about that:
“One of the more interesting things about working with such a great singer like Chester, is the more you take away from his surroundings, the more you get to appreciate and hear all of the subtle nuances of his voice. He was a very special vocalist with an amazing writing ability, and it was very meaningful for us to use these different vocal performances on the acoustic version of ‘Shouting Out‘.”
Machine Head’s Robb Flynn recently paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington by sharing footage of himself covering Linkin Park‘s “In The End“ during a live performance three years ago. You can check that out below:
Yesterday (July 20), Bad Wolves paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington by sharing their cover of Linkin Park‘s “Crawling.” The track was previously only available via the band’s Patreon.
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“Three years ago today we lost one of the greatest voices in modern rock #ChesterBennington. Depression, addiction and suicidal ideation destroys more lives then you can imagine. But there is a deeper story.
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These are the experiences of the children who are lucky enough to get out alive. Rock Music has told the tales of these horrific abuses for a long time. All to often the artists is unaware of how many lives will be touched by the courage to speak his/her truth. Now we are seeing why.
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The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have shared a new video for their song “Morei Sky.” This track appears on the band’s new album “Amends,” which was officially released today (June 26).
During a recent livestream on Twitch, Mike Shinoda revealed that Linkin Park have at least one unreleased song featuring the late Chester Bennington. The track, which is titled “Friendly Fire,“ was written with Jon Green during the “One More Light” sessions. However, Shinoda did say that it will be a long time before it ever surfaces. He said the following about the song:
“There was a song — a One More Light song that… we mixed more [songs] than [are present on] the finished album and we mixed a couple other songs just to see if one of them would make the cut or whatever — if we could use it for a b-side and it was ‘Friendly Fire‘.”
Mike talking about an unreleased Linkin Park song from One More Light called “Friendly Fire” that he really likes. He says we will hear it eventually. pic.twitter.com/NKc0TgKNEa
The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have shared a new video for their song “B12.” The track, which features Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Amends,” which is set to be released on June 26.
Grey Daze drummer Sean Dowdell commented:
“Everything we’ve done surrounding the upcoming release of Amends has been to honor Chester. The video for ‘B12‘ is no exception. We wanted to celebrate all that has been accomplished in seeing ‘Amends‘, a release he had wanted to bring to life, and in this video we not only brought his lyrics to life, we also were able to feel his presence as we performed alongside his vocal track.”
“The range, the power, the melody, and the flow… it sounds like [Chester’s] in his prime.”
Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze have shared a new video for “Soul Song.” The clip was directed by the late Linkin Park frontman’s son Jamie, who also guested on the track. “Soul Song” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Amends,” which is set to be released on June 26.
“This music video is about my spiritual connection to the other side and my literal experiences with the elusive and, at times, incomprehensible presence of my father after death. ‘Soul Song‘ is about the many ways in which we come to enlightenment, into knowledge, and the many ways we fall away from it. This is my personal experience with that.”
Grey Daze drummer Sean Dowdell added:
“Having Jaime involved in the recording of ‘Soul Song‘ meant so much to all of us. It was one of those full circle moments where we remembered meeting Chester at an even younger age than Jaime, and to now be recording with his son… it was a highlight of recording ‘Amends‘. Jamie is a burgeoning filmmaker so when he offered to do this video, well, we couldn’t think of a better way to present this song.”
Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze were previously working on an album of re-recorded tracks before the Linkin Park frontman’s tragic death and the effort, which is titled “Amends,” is now set to be released on June 26. The record’s third single, “Sometimes,” is now available and can be found below. Drummer Sean Dowdell commented:
“Chester was already a masterful lyricist at the age of 18, when he wrote this song (which was initially recorded when he was 21). I’ve said this in prior interviews but this is one of those songs that when I hear it now, I recognize the pain Chester was living with even more acutely now that I’m an adult. As so many of Chester’s lyrics do, this message in this song, that bad things happen and that things will get better, resonates in an entirely different way with the current crisis we are all living through, and brings a message of hope.”
Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze were previously working on an album of re-recorded tracks before the Linkin Park frontman’s tragic death and the effort, which is titled “Amends,” is now set to be released on April 10. A video for the record’s second single, “Sickness,” can be found below. That track features Helmet‘s Page Hamilton and Sean Dowdell had the following to say about it:
“This is loosely based on a true story from when Chester was 15-years-old. He was being bullied at school and one day suffered a real beating. That was the day I assumed a role as protector and almost older brother figure to Chester that has lasted since, even after his passing.”
In addition to Hamilton, the album will also feature Chester’s son Jaime, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, Bush’s Chris Traynor, Breaking Benjamin’s Jasen Rauch, and Chester’s Dead By Sunrise bandmate Ryan Shuck (Adema, Julien-K). Here’s the track listing:
01. “Sickness” (feat. Page Hamilton)
03. “What’s In The Eye”
04. “The Syndrome”
05. “In Time”
06. “Just Like Heroin”
08. “Soul Song” (feat. Jaime Bennington)
09. “Morei Sky”
10. “She Shines” (feat. Brian “Head” Welch & James “Munky” Shaffer)
11. “Shouting Out”
A new mini-documentary on Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze has been released and can be seen below. As previously reported, the group were working on an album of re-recorded tracks before the Linkin Park frontman’s tragic death and the effort has since been completed with some help from various guests. The band recently released the record’s first single, “What’s In The Eye,” which can be found HERE.