When Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington injured his ankle in January, leading to the cancellation of most of their North American tour, they found themselves overwhelmed with the support they received for the band while Chester began his six week recovery.
True to his energy on stage, however, Chester is in fact “healing pretty quickly,” as Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots told WAAF-FM’s host in an on-air interview, the group currently writing and recording with Bennington in the unexpected break in Linkin Park’s touring. “[Chester’s] just of that mindset and physicality where he wills his body to do that.”
To thank their loyal fans, Linkin Park gifted them a free download of an unreleased acoustic for their single “Final Masquerade” off The Hunting Party, surprising them as Mike Shinoda opened vocals contrary to Bennington leading through the entire song. A simple guitar and a stunning cello compliment the Mumford and Sons-esque reimagining of the band’s popular single, showcasing a side rarely heard from the band in their over 15 years of existence.
To download and receive your free gift go to linkinpark.com/thankyou.