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LINKIN PARK Hits Storm ‘Hot Rock Songs’ Chart Following CHESTER BENNINGTON’s Death

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Thursday, 27 July 2017
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According to Billboard.com, eleven LINKIN PARK songs have landed on the Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart in the week since the passing of the band's lead singer, Chester Bennington. Included on the chart are three tracks each from 2000's "Hybrid Theory", 2003's "Meteora" and this year's "One More Light" albums, with the other two ("What I've Done" and "Numb/Encore") coming from 2007's "Minutes To Midnight" and 2004's collaborative EP with Jay-Z, "Collision Course", respectively. "In The End" debuts at No. 5 on chart dated August 5, and is followed in the Top 10 by "Numb" (No. 6) and "Heavy" (No. 8). LINKIN PARK's latest single, "Talking To Myself", enters the chart at No. 27. The track's official video was released hours before Bennington's death was reported. In related news, TMZ has reported that Bennington's family will hold a private memorial for the singer. No decision has yet been made about how fans will be allowed pay their respects and say goodbye to Chester, who was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes by one of his employees on July 20. A Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that the cause of death was "suicide by hanging." While there has been a suggestion that Bennington could be laid to rest next to his good friend, late SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell, at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, TMZ claims it's too public. Bennington bought the home just two months before he committed suicide there. The singer paid $2.4 million for the five-bedroom, four-bathroom resident in June and moved into the two-story, 3,956-square-foot house about seven weeks ago. LINKIN PARK has canceled plans for a North American tour, with the future of the group unclear at this point.

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