Fred Durst Remembers Friendship with Chester Bennington

2017-07-29

Story by Charles Ken

Fred Durst says Chester Bennington was a ‘contagious and empowering’ spirit

Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit came up in somewhat the same scene, and the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has hit Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst hard.

In a note written for Variety, Durst remembers Bennington had a special “way of making anyone he spoke to feel heard, understood and significant,” plus a “contagious and empowering” spirit.

Durst also remembers the final conversation the two had together. Durst says Bennington gave him “the most selfless and motivational compliments in regards to Limp Bizkit and myself and thanking me for paving the path for bands like Linkin Park.”

“In return, I told him if it weren’t for him and his voice and his words, this genre would never have reached the masses and affected so many lives,” Durst added. “I thanked him for being so courageous and humble and for always being such a gentleman. We laughed and hugged and told jokes as if there would always be a tomorrow for us to meet again.

Durst ended the note stating, “I want to hug him now and let him know that we all experience our own pain and deal with it our own ways. I know his torture is unique to him, but I would always be here to listen and help in any way I can. But I won’t get that hug and that moment now, which makes me so sad.”

Bennington passed away of an apparent suicide on July 20. He was 41 years old.

Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News

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