- Title: Filipino artists stage tribute to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
- Date: 4th August 2017
- Summary: SOUNDBITE) (Filipino/English) MUSICIAN AND COLLEGE PROFESSOR, MARK ABARINTOS, SAYING: "We are not here to glorify them or join the bandwagon of his death, but we are here for a common goal, which is a celebration of life, to make everyone aware than this kind of sickness exists."
- Embargoed: 18th August 2017 22:42
- Keywords: Chester Bennington concert tribute suicide mental health Linkin Park
- Location: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- City: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA0026SQSUOD
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- Story Text: Filipino artists in Manila staged a free tribute concert for late American vocalist Chester Bennington on Friday (August 4).
Bennington, the lead singer of American rock band Linkin Park, committed suicide inside his home on July 20.
Nearly a dozen bands played their own original pieces along with famous Linkin Park songs as tribute, while counsellors joined in during an intermission to talk about suicide prevention.
They hoped the concert will not only be a remembrance to Bennington, but also serve as a reminder about the importance of mental health.
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