Fans of California rock band Linkin Park and the world of entertainment alike were shocked at the recent death of the band’s frontman, Chester Bennington.
No less affected were Jedward, who have long loved Linkin Park’s music, and had already covered their song, ‘One More Light’, which they had dedicated to those who died in the terrorist tragedy in Manchester.
At the time of Chester’s death, just over a month afterwards, the pair penned this heartfelt letter about how his parting had touched them:
Tonight, they published a further acoustic cover by John, dedicated to Chester, and his colleagues in Linkin Park – Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn and Dave Phoenix Farrell. The song, ‘Numb’, is taken from Linkin Park’s 2003 album, ‘Meteora’, and topped Billboard’s ‘Hot Modern Rock Tracks’ chart for 12 weeks after its release.
Listen to John’s very moving cover here: