Corey Taylor was ‘Blindsided’ by Chester Bennington’s Death

2017-08-16

Story by Charles Ken

Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor was shocked by his friend Chester Bennington’s death

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot was shocked when he heard about the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.

Speaking with the Fox Business program “Kennedy,” which is hosted by former MTV VJ Kennedy, Taylor opens up about his feelings about Bennington’s suicide.

“I was just as blindsided as everybody was,” Taylor said. “I had just spoken to him a few weeks before, and he sounded fine — he sounded great.”

“That’s what I miss — the fact that I’m not gonna be able to hang out with him, I’m not gonna be able to make music with him again, I’m not gonna be able to share the stage with… What a talent, you know?” he added.

Taylor has been actively involved the cause of suicide prevention.

“When Chester died, I was, like, ‘That’s it,'” he said. “I’ve really been devoting a lot of time and effort into promoting a lot of the suicide prevention centers. The Lifeline is what it’s called — it’s a national consortium of all the local suicide hotlines.”

Taylor added, “But there’s also a lot of great, different organizations that deal with it — whether it’s pre-teen stuff, like You Cannot Be Replaced, or the older generation has The You Rock Foundation.”

Bennington passed away on July 20. He was 41.

Bennington’s private funeral service was held on July 29 near his home in Palos Verdes, California.

Photo by Anne Erickson

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