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Chester Bennington's carpool karaoke released by Linkin Park

13 October 2017

Linkin Park has released the "Carpool Karaoke" video they recorded for James Corden just days before frontman Chester Bennington took his own life. The footage was captured on July 14, just six days before the singer's death.

The band shared the 23-minute video of him singing and laughing alongside them and comedian Ken Jeong as they drive around in Los Angeles. But far from being a joyful moment from the rock singer, it just marks the flawless example of how you can never tell what depression looks like.

Ken spends the entire time feuding with founder and co-songerwriter Mike and trying to oust him from the band, determined to rename the band "LinKen Park".

Along with pulling over to dance and jumping in a party bus, they sing hit like OutKast's "Hey Ya", Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge", and Linkin Park classics "Numb" and "In the End".

Bennington died on what would have been the 53rd birthday of his late friend Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, who killed himself in May this year.

The episode begins with a message stating that its release has the blessing of Bennington's family and is dedicated to his memory.

It is a bittersweet video with Chester saying "this is probably the greatest day of my life".

Chester Bennington's carpool karaoke released by Linkin Park