Sylar have paid tribute to late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington with a cover of the group’s song “Points Of Authority” from their debut album Hybrid Theory. Vocalist Jayden Panesso recently commented on Bennington’s passing, saying:
“It’s hard to even type these words right now – Rest In Peace, Chester Bennington. This is the first time where the passing from someone I didn’t know personally has hit me so hard.
Linkin Park was that band I always used as an escape from reality. Their lyrics and music have always resonated strongly in my life. When I found out about Chester’s passing – I was immediately sick to my stomach. It’s really crazy when you look up to someone for over 16 years and then this happens.
All I can say is, I’m thankful for Chester, I’m thankful for all those words and melodies he shared with the world because I know for a fact, him and the rest of Linkin Park have touched millions and millions of hearts. Although I do feel like a massive part of my teenage years was taken away – his music and legacy will live on forever.
Much respect and love to Chester’s family, and the rest of Linkin Park. You’re already SO missed.”
The track is available for purchase now on iTunes with net profits going to The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI). If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, you can find resources and additional information at the previous link.