It was an emotional evening at the Hollywood Bowl amphitheater in Hollywood, California on Friday when Linkin Park fans sang Chester Bennington’s lyrics during the band’s performances of hit songs “Numb” and “In the End,” according to Variety. The concert raised money for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund, which supports disaster relief in Bennington’s name. The two numbers were an especially perfect tribute to the band’s lead singer, in a night full of touching performances, that proved just how deeply Bennington is missed.
Linkin Park Fans Singing “In The End” In Honor Of Chester Bennington Is The Perfect Tribute — VIDEO
The guest list featured Blink-182 (who had been scheduled to go on tour with Linkin Park before Bennington passed) and Alanis Morissette, as well as members of No Doubt, System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold, Sum-41, Bush, and Yellowcard, who all performed during the charity concert. According to Variety, Metallica, Paul McCartney, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, and Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan sent video messages tributing Bennington.
At the start of the three-hour concert, Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda greeted the crowd. “I don’t have the words,” he said to fans studding the sold out venue, “I don’t think any of us do.” Oven 17,000 attendees packed the amphitheater, many of whom flew in from other states or countries to see the star-studded event, Rolling Stone reported.