Chester Bennington

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Chester Bennington is currently the lead singer of Linkin Park


  • I have quite a few theories on how companies can help their bands achieve greater success and stop just hemorrhaging money, but that's not part of the question. The reality is I have no idea.
  • Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time.
  • I don't think you should ever be ashamed or afraid of who you are, or anything that's happened to you. Life is good, man. You can either feel like a victim all the time, or you can get off your ass and do what you want to do.
  • You can't be afraid of people willing to hurt you, cause if you fear life, then you will never live
    • (
  • Cyclefly is one of my favorite bands and their new record is one of the best I've heard in a long time. If you don't like it, you suck!
  • Everyone Died At 4:20 Man (Few seconds later now laughing)Yeah time to die
    • (Meteora photoshoot October 29, 2002, LPTV episode #7)
  • We'have took place in something very... devious, hahahaha!!!!
    • after repleacing deftones water with vodka, in the last show of the european tour with deftones and taproot. (dvd frat party at pankake festival)
  • I'm disgusting, because I do that with my baggage too. All my bags specifically fit in a certain way really well I can't have disorganised bags! And when I go grocery shopping, I'm the same way; boxed items like detergents have to be separated from the food, and then all cans go together, all meats go together, and therefore it's easier to unload when you get home.
    • interview with
  • Not only that, but I can't sleep anywhere, but the fuckin' bus! I need to buy a bus and park it in front of my house, so that when I go home, at night when I go to bed, I just go to the bed. Or I need to install a half of a bus in my room, with bunks, so I can sleep in it. Not only is touring overglamorised, but the smell is completely under-rated. We got in a tour bus after a certain band had used it and we actually had to take the top of the bus off with a metal-melting machine and air it out, because it smelt like rotting flesh, BO and fromage! I'm not going to name the band" after mike said they live on a tour bus, becouse of the amount of time they spent touring.
    • (interview with
  • We actually got smart and bought sticky velcro and put on either side of the candles, so they wouldn't roll around" after mike said how dangerous, but necessary it is to drive around with scented candles lit in the bus.
    • (interview with
  • I meet a lot of people, dude, and I've never been star-struck, but I met Scott and I was like, "Hi Scott - my name is durrrh" He was like, "Are you alright, dude?" and I was like, "Yeah - I mean, my name's Chester and I think you're great, I just wanted to tell you" I felt like a total schmuck! He was like, "Well, are you in a band or what?" and I was like, "Yeah, I'm in a band called Linkin Park" and he was like, "You just played today, right?" and I went, "Yeah" and he went, "I've heard real cool things about you - good luck!" and I was like, "Nargggh" And I mean, when I met him, I was in the middle of talking to the bass player from Green Day and these bands are like of the same calibre, but talking to the bass player from Green Day, I was totally comfortable - "Yeah, dude, what's up, man? It's cool to meet you!" - and here comes Scott and I'm like, "Urrrgh!" I don't know why - maybe I'm gay!
    • (interview with
  • I'm sending him to Computers Anonymous!" after mike said that he and rob are realy into computers.
    • (interview with
  • At ten o'clock every night, we'd hear (he bangs his fist against the wall) and that was our alarm, so we almost ended up naming the band 'Ten PM Stocker', 'cause we recorded on Stocker Street every night and at 10 PM, we had to stop
    • (interview with
  • I was too nice. I didn't steal anything!
  • I wanna go to jail. To me It's fuckin cool to go to jail.

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