Linkin Park Filmed ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Shortly Before Singer Chester Bennington’s Death

Linkin Park filmed an episode of “Carpool Karaoke” less than a week before singer Chester Bennington’s death on Thursday morning.

The band shared a picture on Twitter with actor Ken Jeong last week for their episode of the TV spinoff of James Corden’s “Late Late Show” sketch. The photo was captioned, “Fun day with [Ken Jeong] [Carpool Karaoke] [Apple Music] — stay tuned.”

Bennington was found dead on Thursday morning in his Palos Verdes Estates home in Los Angeles. He appeared to have died by suicide from hanging. Jeong paid tribute to the band’s frontman Thursday on Twitter, writing, “I am in shock and heartbroken. All my thoughts and prayers go out to Chester and his family and friends at this time.”

Apple Music plans to premiere “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” on Aug. 8. The 16-episode standalone show will feature a unique pairing of celebrities in each episode, with Corden appearing in at least two alongside Will Smith and LeBron James. Other matches include John Legend and Alicia Keys, Billy Eichner and Metallica, and Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Corden and Ben Winston are the creators and executive producers of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” along with executive producer Eric Pankowski.

Watch a trailer for the series here.

More Music

  • New York - MAY 24, 2018

    Bill Murray, Gina Gershon, Steve Buscemi Celebrate Bob Dylan at Birthday Tribute

    Linkin Park filmed an episode of “Carpool Karaoke” less than a week before singer Chester Bennington’s death on Thursday morning. The band shared a picture on Twitter with actor Ken Jeong last week for their episode of the TV spinoff of James Corden’s “Late Late Show” sketch. The photo was captioned, “Fun day with [Ken Jeong] […]

  • Chvrches album review

    Album Review: Chvrches' 'Love Is Dead'

    Linkin Park filmed an episode of “Carpool Karaoke” less than a week before singer Chester Bennington’s death on Thursday morning. The band shared a picture on Twitter with actor Ken Jeong last week for their episode of the TV spinoff of James Corden’s “Late Late Show” sketch. The photo was captioned, “Fun day with [Ken Jeong] […]

  • Jagged Little Pill review

    Regional Theater Review: 'Jagged Little Pill'

    Linkin Park filmed an episode of “Carpool Karaoke” less than a week before singer Chester Bennington’s death on Thursday morning. The band shared a picture on Twitter with actor Ken Jeong last week for their episode of the TV spinoff of James Corden’s “Late Late Show” sketch. The photo was captioned, “Fun day with [Ken Jeong] […]

  • Shawn Mendes

    Album Review: 'Shawn Mendes'

    Linkin Park filmed an episode of “Carpool Karaoke” less than a week before singer Chester Bennington’s death on Thursday morning. The band shared a picture on Twitter with actor Ken Jeong last week for their episode of the TV spinoff of James Corden’s “Late Late Show” sketch. The photo was captioned, “Fun day with [Ken Jeong] […]

  • YouTube’s New Premium Music Service: Is

    YouTube’s New Premium Music Service: Is It Worth It?

    Linkin Park filmed an episode of “Carpool Karaoke” less than a week before singer Chester Bennington’s death on Thursday morning. The band shared a picture on Twitter with actor Ken Jeong last week for their episode of the TV spinoff of James Corden’s “Late Late Show” sketch. The photo was captioned, “Fun day with [Ken Jeong] […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content