Coldplay’s Linkin Park “Crawling” cover and 9 other moving Chester Bennington tributes
See touching covers dedicated to Bennington and his influence on the music world below.
Coldplay cover “Crawling”:
Chris Martin paid tribute to Bennington on Tuesday night (Aug. 1) in New Jersey, performing a beautiful piano rendition of “Crawling.” “I know this is probably going to end up on YouTube, so I want to do it right,” Martin said after restarting the song.
Members of Periphery and From First To Last cover “Shadow Of The Day”:
The weekend following Bennington’s death, Spencer Sotelo and Matt Halpern of Periphery and Taylor Larson, formerly of From First To Last, released a cover of “Shadow of the Day,” off Linkin Park’s 2007 album Minutes To Midnight.
Motionless In White cover “One Step Closer”:
Last month, shortly following Bennington’s death, MIW covered “One Step Closer” at a show in Corpus Christi, Texas. Before performing, singer Chris Motionless said: “I don’t think to our fans it’s been any secret that Linkin Park have been a very strong influence on our material over the last couple of years. Linkin Park has meant a lot to a lot of us in this band. It’s one of the first bands in the genre that got me into a lot of the band’s that came after. I owe a lot to the Hybrid Theory album as a person and I know it means a lot to the guys in this band. And not just Hybrid Theory, but a lot of albums that followed – a lot of masterpieces from Linkin Park.”
Kiiara covers “Battle Symphony”:
During New York City’s Panorama Festival, Kiiara, who is featured on Linkin Park’s “Heavy,” sang “Battle Symphony,” off Linkin Park’s latest album, One More Light.
Machine Gun Kelly covers “Numb”:
Posted a few days ago, on July 28, MGK shared a cover of “Numb,” with the video description stating simply: “Forever a fan. Rest peacefully Chester.”