Only a few days before the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington on July 20, the band filmed an episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke: The Series. Corden told The Associated Press in August that he had no plans to air the episode without the Bennington family’s blessing. “We consider it to be not our decision to make,” he said. Bennington’s wife, Talinda, expressed her gratitude for the show’s decision.
As of last week, Linkin Park announced that Bennington’s loved ones have given their approval, and Talinda shared a link to the episode Thursday morning:
The band is currently streaming the episode, which is dedicated to Bennington, on their Facebook page. It features Bennington, actor Ken Jeong, and other members of Linkin Park passionately singing along to songs like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Under the Bridge,” “Hey Ya,” and the band’s own hit, “Numb.” Per Carpool Karaoke tradition, Bennington gets into some mischief on a party bus and shares a story about one of the worst jobs he has ever had.
Since Bennington’s passing, the band has been sharing clips of Bennington to remind everyone of his positive attitude and good spirit that keep the band feeling like a family. Fellow musicians such as Chris Martin and Jared Leto have also given performances in Bennington’s honor. A tribute show at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27 will feature members of Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me the Horizon, and System of a Down performing in Bennington’s memory.
You can watch Bennington’s full Carpool Karaoke episode below.
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