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Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park Band Grey Daze Reaches Top 10 on Mainstream Rock Songs

"Sickness," featuring Bennington on vocals and first recorded in the '90s, rises 11-10.

For the second time since his July 2017 death, Chester Bennington is back in the top 10 of Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart.

Grey Daze, the band Bennington fronted before his breakthrough with Linkin Park, rises 11-10 on the Mainstream Rock Songs list dated March 28 with “Sickness,” the lead single from a new album from the Phoenix group featuring songs recorded while Bennington was still a member before his 1998 departure.

With the song, Grey Daze earns its first top 10 on a Billboard chart; the band did not chart during its original run.


Bennington also reached Mainstream Rock Songs’ top 10 after his passing via a featured appearance on Mark Morton‘s “Cross Off,” which hit No. 7 in April 2019. As with Grey Daze, Bennington recorded his vocals for “Cross Off” prior to his death, and Morton chose to release the song on his debut solo album last year.

On the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, “Sickness” rises 40-37 with 1.7 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The longtime frontman of Linkin Park, as well as the vocalist for Dead by Sunrise and Stone Temple Pilots during his career, Bennington died July 20, 2017, by suicide.


Grey Daze’s album Amends, which was re-recorded by Bennington’s former bandmates around his vocal takes and released with the approval of his family to honor his legacy, was rescheduled earlier this week amid the global COVID-19 outbreak to a June 26 release via Loma Vista.