Chris Martin recently paid a tribute to the late Chester Bennington at the first concert of Coldplay’s North American tour 2017. He gave a solo piano performance of Linkin Park’s ‘Crawling’, which is known to be one of the band’s early hits.
Chris played the song and dedicated it to “anyone who’s missing someone”. He then restarted the song after an awkward opening, and stated that he wanted to get the song perfect since it would likely end up on YouTube.
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Bennington committed suicide at the age of 41 last month on the day which would have been his friend Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Cornell’s death which happened a month earlier than Bennington’s was also ruled a suicide. Bennington was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Palos Verdes, California. Last week, over 300 memorials were organised by Linkin Park fans, hosted by the remaining band members.
Coldplay and Linkin Park hit stardom at similar times, with Coldplay’s debut album ‘Parachutes’ that released five months before Linkin Park’s first LP, ‘Hybrid Theory’ in the year 2000. Coldplay’s tour will continue on Friday in Boston before concluding on October 8 in San Diego.