'Carpool Karaoke' taped before Chester Bennington's death released


Over two months after the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, Linkin Park has released the band's "Carpool Karaoke" episode with Ken Jeong.

The footage features a Bennington in high spirits, laughing and joking around with host Ken Jeong while also partying hard with his Linkin Park on the Karaoke bus.

All this after an amusing if slightly awkward pre-singing banter session in which Jeong declares his fanhood and tries to weasel his way into the band, which he plans to rechristen as "LinKen Park".

At the start of the episode, a screen reads: "With the blessing of Chester's family and his bandmates, we share this episode and dedicate it to the memory of Chester". The episode was not initially set to air out of respect for Bennington's wife and family, but it was finally decided it was time to see the fun-filled and enjoyable show starring the late singer.

Bennington was found hanging in an upstairs area of his home in the Palos Verdes Estates neighborhood of Los Angeles on July 20. Whether his kids wished to become musicians or not, he wanted them to follow their passions in life, he said. Because Lilly is really curious, asking 'Daddy how do you write songs?

He turns slightly serious when talking about his children, and how important it has been for him to support his daughters' love of music.

Rolling Stone reported Linkin Park shared the video on its Facebook page.

Bennington's bandmates from Linkin Park will host a benefit in his memory October 27 at Hollywood Bowl in California.