Linkin Parks episode of Carpool Karaoke has been released in memory of their late frontman Chester Bennington, who passed away from suicide in July.
The band recorded their episode of Carpool Karaoke for the Apple Music series with famous actor Ken Jeong. The episode, which has been shared across all band members social media profiles, and Linkin Parks itself shows Bennington and the others singing Linkin Parks popular hits ‘Numb’ ‘In The End’ and ‘Talking To Myself’ alongside covers of Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya’, Red Hot Chilli Peppers ‘Under The Bridge’ ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ By Lynryd Skynryd and ‘I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’ by Aerosmith, amongst them laughing and joking.
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Actor and TV host James Corden is the original creator of Carpool Karaoke, with it being a segment on his show The Late Late Show, however, Apple purchased the rights to the show in 2016. Speaking about this particular episode, Corden told Associated Press that it would be down to Benningtons family whether the episode would air or not.
“We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however, they would like it to be handled. We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because I don’t think there’s any other way we could deal with it. It’s a tragedy.”
Remaining members of the band are holding a memorial for Chester on October 27th at the Hollywood Bowl, California, called ‘Linkin Park and Friends – Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington’ and will see the bands first live performance without the late frontman since his passing. The memorial event will also feature performances from Blink-182, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, members of System Of A Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Yellowcard, and Kiiara, who features on Linkin Parks track ‘Heavy’.
You can watch the Carpool Karaoke episode over on Linkin Parks Facebook page.