Steve Aoki Made a Linkin Park Mash-Up to Honor Chester Bennington
In honor of Chester Bennington, who died by suicide in July, DJ and electro house musician Steve Aoki released a new song called “Darker Than The Light That Never Bleeds,” a mash-up of his previous collaborations with Linkin Park, “Darker Than Blood” and “The Light That Never Comes.”
Aoki told TMZ there’s been a great response to the song so far.
“I love seeing the crowds sing along to Chester’s lyrics, his voice” he said.
All proceeds from the song are going to the One More Light fund, which was started by Music for Relief, the nonprofit organization Linkin Park founded. In a moving post on Twitter, Aoki wrote:
Chester Bennington was my favorite singer of all time. I feel so incredibly honored to not only have worked with him on these two songs but am so deeply touched to have gotten to know him as a friend. I’m still shattered by this tragic loss. It’s hard to realize he is not coming back. Chester was such an invaluable human being that bled out the pain and passion though Linkin Park, touching so many people’s lives. He helped so many people that have felt those similar feelings around the world scream out and feel like they are not alone. Life can be incredible trying and tough. Nothing can bring more consolation than knowing that there are others going through this same pain. Chester was such a beautiful human being. I will never forget our conversations and moments shared together in the studio, on the state, and in life. We now have Chester in our hearts and minds forever. Keep his inspiration and passion alive and play Linkin Park fucking loud. Scream the lyrics fucking loud. Live in these moments fucking loud. I miss you dear friend. You are in our hearts and minds forever. Chester Forever.
— Neon Future Aoki (@steveaoki) September 8, 2017
He also posted a video on Facebook featuring him and Bennington performing together. Using the hashtag #ChesterForever he wrote, “My tribute to Chester Bennington.”
To listen to and purchase the song, click here.
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Lead photo via Steve Aoki’s Facebook page.