Chester Bennington

Active - 2006 - 2012  |   Born - Mar 20, 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States  |   Died - Jul 20, 2017   |   Genres - Action

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  • Frequently discussed how several traumatic childhood events, including his parents' divorce when he was 11 years old, led to his cocaine and methamphetamine use as a teenager.
  • Fronted the rock band Grey Daze in the late 1990s but eventually quit over creative differences.
  • Soon after departing Grey Daze, joined the rap-metal group Hybrid Theory; he suggested they change their name to Linkin Park.
  • Linkin Park made its full-length debut in 2000 with the hit Hybrid Theory, which was followed by the multiplatinum Meteora (2003) and Minutes to Midnight (2007).
  • Formed a side band in the mid-'00s called Dead by Sunrise with Orgy members Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck
  • Made his big-screen debut with a cameo in the 2006 action movie Crank.