As you know, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington has died by hanging himself on the birthday of his friend -Audioslave vocalist- Chris Cornell. Likewise, Chris had committed suicide by hanging himself in May.
Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale spoke in an interview with Loudwire and explained his thoughts on death of Chester Bennington. He claimed that there is a connection in the deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. He said:
“It was incredible and incredibly sad. It was those two things mixed all in one. As a father I just feel so terrible for his children. His family, his wife and I think of Chris Cornell with this subject, it’s connected.
The most powerful element is the effect on the children and the family, and the wife. So that I find really, really sad and then you come into this situation where you have this honor of playing, singing a song and trying to not mess it up.
It’s such a poignant song and it’s an ode to suicide. Singing that song and not messing it up, I was just so nervous and I just really really just couldn’t even function the previous week. I just had job to do and I wanted to honor his memory and honor the song and the band and that’s what I did.
I tried to get the song right. I was a very small part of a massive night and my job was to find a way do it right and honor Chester. Weirdly, that goes hand in hand – I didn’t honor Chris on that specific night, but it was hard to not have Chris far from my mind.”
Click here the entire interview.