Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton spoke in an interview with Lazer 103.3 Radio, and talked about his solo collaboration (Cross Off) with Linkin Park’s late singer Chester Bennington.
He has revealed the reason behind why Chester was so excited about singing a metal song. He said:
“I’m so grateful to have had that experience with him and had that time with him and been able to collaborate with him and write a song with Chester. He was just great to be around, awesome to work with. [He was] very, very prepared [with] lots of ideas.
[He was] very excited for his fans to hear him scream again; it had been some time since he’d done that. And that was a thrill for him, knowing that people would get to hear him scream on a track again. And just to work with him and watch him sing that song and see his technical ability in real time, it was amazing. [He was] just a great dude.”
Interviewer asked if he felt the need to pursue the blessing of anyone close to Chester before releasing the song, Mark responded:
“I don’t wanna get too deep into that, but yeah, for sure. There were certain people that needed to be okay with it, and they were. And I’m grateful, mainly because I know how much Chester loved the song.
He didn’t need to be working with Mark Morton from Lamb of God. But he treated it like it was the most important thing he was working on in that moment, for sure. But he really loved the song, and that’s why he was there. And I think you can hear it in the track.”
Listen to the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement.