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Chester Bennington

Chester Charles Bennington (born March 20, 1976) is an American musician.

He's best known for being the lead vocalist in the nu metal band Linkin Park (and the oldest member). He also has a side-project called Snow White Tan.

He joined Linkin Park in 1998, replacing Mark Wakefield and after being the vocalist for Grey Daze.

Chester was born March 20 1976 and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He is notable for producing loud, high-pitched and often screamed vocals, which were produced in part over time through Chester singing, until his throat and lungs were sore, when he was a child. Chester's first instrument was the piano. While Chester was growing up he was in a number of bands and played various instruments, but mainly was a vocalist. He never settled in a full time band until 1992, when he joined Grey Daze. The band disbanded in 1997 and Chester moved on to Linkin Park.

Chester had a rather unpleasant life right through adolescence. He was sexually abused as a child, by a close family friend. A few of his friends committed suicide, and one of his friends died in a skateboarding accident.

Bennington's parents divorced in 1987,...
origin Phoenix, Arizona
country United States
years active 1992-present
music genre Nu metal/Alternative Rock

license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia


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