Linkin Park‘s rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer and lead vocalist Mike Shinoda has performed a new song entitled “Looking For An Answer” during a memorial concert for the late Chester Bennington in LA last Friday.
This was the hard-rock band’s first concert since the death of Bennington on July. As Mike said, the decision to come back onstage was not easy, but the band want to celebrate the life of Bennington and all the connections that he and the band made with the fans and friends during their music career.
Indeed, the concert at the Hollywood Bowl in LA featured many other artists performing and not just the band. They were joined throughout the night by Blink 182, Sum 41, Alanis Morissette,
System Of A Down, Chris Martin, Echosmith and many more. Fans from everywhere attended the concert and many others followed it via streaming.
Linkin Park performed some of the most successful songs released during their career. When they performed “In The End”, the band ask the fans to sing Chester’s vocal parts in the chorus, and the results were amazing and poignant at the same time.
Mid-way through the concert, Mike sits on the piano and starts performing his personal dedication to his friend, titled “Looking For An Answer”, with the lyrics, “Have I been lost all along?/ Was there something I could say or something I should not have done?/ Was I lost all along?/ Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one?/ Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one?“.
Check out this touching tribute song below: