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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on Manchester: “Let’s all choose to be part of the cure”

May 23 2017, 4:00 PM EDT By Nikhail Gogia


In the past few weeks, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington has had some choice words for those who have criticized the band's musical direction over the recent years.

But in response to the attack Monday night in Manchester, Bennington seems to have a change of heart and is seeking to reconcile his previous frustrations.

Bennington made comments to both NME and Kerrang earlier this month in which he displayed displeasure toward those calling Linkin Park "sell-outs" regarding their new material. We have previously written about those instances here and here.

The lead singer took to Twitter Tuesday, seemingly in the effort to make up for his previous statements. Bennington not only offered his condolences to the victims and families affected, but he noted that "as of today, my life's purpose is one of love and understanding. The world need to change and that change comes from within."

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"Hate, pride, vengeance, and fear are the plague of the earth. Love, kindness, compassion, empathy and service to others are the cure," he added. 

Finally, he finished by saying "lead by example," which appeared to be a concious effort to reprimand his anger, and focus his emotions toward passion and positivity.

Many musicians from all over the world have shared their heartfelt condolences in reaction to the egregious attack on the music community. Read Chester Bennington's full empathetic response below.

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