Linkin Park's Chester Bennington appears in posthumous Carpool Karaoke episode... taped just six days before he committed suicide aged 41
Chester Bennington taped an episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, just six days before he committed suicide at age 41.
The episode was dedicated in Bennington's memory and was released with the blessing of his family and Linkin Park band mates.
Bennington was smiling, laughing, joking around, talking about his children, and even dancing with actor Ken Jeong as he drove the car with his band mates Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn sitting in the backseat.
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Rest in peace: Chester Bennington taped an episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, just six days before he committed suicide at age 41
Having some fun: Bennington was smiling, laughing, joking around, and talking about his children in the episode
The episode was published on the band's Facebook page on Thursday.
In between talking with each other during the episode, which was taped July 14, the band sang Outkast's Hey Ya, Red Hot Chili Pepper's Under The Bridge, and their own hits, Numb, In The End, and Talking To Myself.
Bennington also taught Jeong how to scream while singing and, to the band's amazement, the actor very successfully belted out a note.
'Don't think about it, just feel it!', Bennington advised. 'It's got to come from within!'
'It's got to come from within!' Bennington taught Jeong how to scream sing
Sing it! In between talking with each other, the band sang Outkast's Hey Ya, Red Hot Chili Pepper's Under The Bridge, and their own hits, Numb, In The End, and Talking To Myself
After impressing the band with his singing ability once again, Bennington declared: 'This is probably the greatest day of my life.'
Jeong even joked about becoming the resident dancer for their band and, in an attempt to prove himself for the stars, showed off his dancing moves once they pulled over.
After Jeong danced around for a bit, Bennington was the first to join in and dance enthusiastically alongside the actor.
Soon after, the whole band was dancing behind Jeong.
Laughing: The singer looked to be having a blast during the episode
Let's get this show on the road: Ken shook the musician's hand once the show started
Once they headed back into the car, Bennington shared the aspirations he had for his children.
The singer has six children total, and after Jeong asked if he had hoped his kids would enter the music world, he said: 'For me, I just want my kids to find something that they're passionate about.
'One of my kids loves sports - great! My daughters, they love music, they want to learn how to play instruments. 'Cause Lily's really curious, like "Daddy, how do you like songs? Where does the music come from?"
Watch and learn: The band watched on as Jeong showed off his silly dancing skills
Teamwork: After Jeong danced around for a bit, Bennington was the first to join in and dance enthusiastically alongside the actor
Let's dance: Soon after, the whole band was dancing behind Jeong
'I just want them to find whatever it is.'
Jeong then had the band follow him to a party bus for even more karaoke, recruiting people off the street to sing inside the van.
The band and actor film the episode just six days before Bennington hung himself in his home on July 20, 2017.
Bennington's funeral took place the next month with hundreds of friends and family in attendance.
Formation: The band lined up behind Jeong
Sing along: Ken rounded up the band inside a party bus for even more karaoke fun
Party time: The band recruited someone off the street to join them in their party
Speaking of the show prior to it's airing, James Corden said the release of the episode was up to his family.
'We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled,' he told the Associated Press.
'We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because I don't think there's any other way we could deal with it. It's a tragedy.'
Tragic: Speaking of the show prior to it's airing, James Corden said the release of the episode was up to his family