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‘Carpool Karaoke’ filmed just before Chester Bennington’s death hits web


PHOENIX — Days before he took his own life, Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington filmed an episode of “Carpool Karaoke” with his bandmates and actor Ken Jeong.

On Thursday, that episode was posted on Facebook. (WARNING: LINK CONTAINS INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE)

Though the episode had a few inappropriate jokes and a few bleeped curse words, it was very light-hearted.

Bennington drove the guys around as they all rocked out to big hits, both by the band and other artists.

The singer also discussed how he learned to “scring”– scream-sing — at the request of Linkin Park founder Mike Shinoda that gave the band its signature sound. Bennington tried to teach Jeong, but, in our opinion, he shouldn’t quit his day job.

Jeong also taught the band some of his signature dance moves but, again, he really shouldn’t quit his day job.

Toward the end of the video, the group found a couple people off the street to join in on the karaoke fun.

The “Carpool Karaoke” episode was filmed July 14. Bennington was found dead July 20.

Bennington was born and raised in the Phoenix area. He attended Centennial High School in Peoria before making it big in the music world.

Linkin Park has sold more than 70 million records. Its debut album, “Hybrid Theory,” was one of the best-selling albums ever in the United States.

In addition to his music, Bennington was also a co-owner of Club Tattoo, which has six locations.

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