Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park friends: “Talented at 15 years old”
Chester Bennington‘s early band Grey Daze (before Linkin Park) bandmates calls him “He was just 15 years and talented” in his first years.
Grey Daze is Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park band who founded in 1993. Also, Chester is the frontman from 1993 to 1998 in his first band. Then, he joined Linkin Park in 1999. After his loss in 2017 his we really upset about that. Now, Grey Daze’s drummer Sean Dowdell talks on Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown for Chester Bennington and the band’s upcoming album “Amends” will release on April 10th.
First Sean Dowdell talks about his Club Tattoo brand:
“At the time, we were best of friends. And then he went out to Linkin Park and put out the first record [2000’s ‘Hybrid Theory’] – we talked about mid-cycle after the first record and reconciled and were fast friends again.”
Then he early days of Chester Bennington and added:
“I was 17 when I met Chester, and when he came in to audition for the band he was 15. And he nailed it. He sounded better than Eddie Vedder did at the time. He could just pull off Kurt Cobain, kind of Layne Staley, Perry Farrell thing about him that was just very special. Also, he had this wide range, he could really pull off any genre – it was amazing.”
Also, they asked “When Grey Daze dissolved [in 1998], what did you do after that?” and he added:
“I went on to another band called Waterface that signed a deal with EMI. It was short-lived. And then I really poured myself and really developed the brand Club Tattoo and pushed myself, and really developed the company to become more of a global entity, and ended up doing very well in that.”
You can watch the fresh making Amends album video below. Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze (before Linkin Park) drummer Sean Dowdell gives details about him and the new album.