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Mike Shinoda Shared A Picture Of Linkin Park Just Days After Chester Bennington Joined

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Mike Shinoda is the co-founder of Linkin Park and has shared a picture of the band just days after the late Chester Bennington joined. The picture was a throwback of the fresh-faced band on his Instagram account in tribute to frontman Bennington who was found dead last Thursday, July 20th. Mike believes that it is the first picture ever taken of what would become Linkin Park. Awww!

1997 or 1998…I think this was the first photo we ever took together. We had just told Chester that we wanted him to join the band. He said he was ready to move out from Arizona to L.A. We went to a pizza place near UCLA to hang out and talk about what to do next. The band was called Xero at the time, and we probably had less than a half a dozen songs. No flame tattoos yet, no red hair yet, most of us were still in college.

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Originally taken in 1997 or 1998, the photo was captioned:

“We had just told Chester that we wanted him to join the band. He said he was ready to move out from Arizona to L.A.

“We went to a pizza place near UCLA to hang out and talk about what to do next. The band was called Xero at the time, and we probably had less than a half a dozen songs.

“No flame tattoos yet, no red hair yet, most of us were still in college.”

Shinoda was one of the original crew who started the band with his high school friends back in 1994, while Bennington joined later as a lead vocalist. 20 years later he was the first one to confirm his death on Twitter.

Fans were quick to comment and support him. The band cancelled their One More Light tour that was scheduled to start later this month.

R.I.P Chester

From: unilad

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