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Behind The Artist Playlist: Music That Influenced Chester Bennington

In our recent interview with Linkin Park/Stone Temple Pilots lead vocalist Chester Bennington, we asked the singer to name off some of his greatest and biggest influences, and to let us know who truly made an impact on him as a musician. While his listed influences were undoubtedly just the tip of the iceberg for him, and may be only a handful of his favorite musicians and artists, we have taken the liberty of compiling together a collection of our favorite songs by the artists Chester name dropped for your listening pleasure.

Follow us on a journey while we discover the music that inspired the man, and helped lay the foundation for his diverse musical career…

Stone Temple Pilots – “Interstate Love Song” (1994)

Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing” (1990)

Pearl Jam – “Black” (1991)

Nine Inch Nails – “Head Like A Hole” (1989)

Alice In Chains – “Man In The Box” (1990)

Soundgarden – “The Day I Tried To Live” (1994)


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    • Derek Oswald

      Thanks for reading! Depeche Mode definitely is a huge influence on Chester for sure! There are actually many artists and bands that Chester didn’t name during our interview that influenced his sound. Depeche Mode and Foreigner being two of them.

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