CMA Awards 2018
Watch Linkin Park Tourmate Machine Gun Kelly Honor Chester Bennington With 'Numb' Cover
The video, posted to the Cleveland rapper's YouTube account on Friday, comes on what would have been the second day of Linkin Park's One More Light World Tour. Machine Gun Kelly (a.k.a. Colson Baker) was set to open for the band's summer dates before the tour was canceled in the wake of Bennington's death. The video caption reads: "Forever a fan. Rest peacefully Chester."
Bennington was found dead on July 20 and was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Saturday in Palos Verdes, California. "Music will never be the same without u," Kelly tweeted as the initial news spread of Bennington's tragic death, later promising a cover of "Numb."
love you Chester. love you more than you know. music will never be the same without u...I'm honored to have shared these moments. -- pic.twitter.com/2YCtszgwXG— Young Gunner (@machinegunkelly) July 20, 2017
"Numb" climbed to No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it dropped in 2004, making it Linkin Park's fourth highest-charting single. Watch Kelly offer a raw, emotional cover of the rock hit, below: