On July 14th, just six days before his death, Chester Bennington and Linkin Park filmed an episode of Carpool Karaoke with actor Ken Jeong. However, the episode was put on hold after Bennington committed suicide. James Corden said, “we will approach in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled.” Those close to Bennington wanted the final video to be released. “With the blessing of Chester’s family and his bandmates, we share this episode, and dedicate it to the memory of Chester,” Linkin Park said.
The 23-minute video features bandmates Bennington, Mike Shinoda, and Joe Hahn, plus Jeong singing along with the radio. The group sang OutKast’s “Hey Ya,” Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge,” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” and Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.” They also sang Linkin Park songs “Numb,” “In the End,” and “Talking to Myself.”
After the 41-year-old singer’s death, Jeong tweeted, “I am in shock and heartbroken. All my thoughts and prayers go out to Chester and his family and friends at this time.”
The episode ends with a link to the One More Light Fund, where people can make a donation in honor of Chester Bennington.