Bennington, who was Linkin Park’s lead singer, was found dead on July 20 at age 41. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The episode was filmed on July 14, only six days before Bennington’s death, and was aired with the permission of his family.
The episode begins with Jeong joining Bennington and fellow band mates singer and songwriter Mike Shinoda and DJ Joe Hahn. Jeong expresses his excitement and appreciation for the band, asking them to add him as another member and even rename themselves “Lin-Ken Park” to incorporate his name.
Throughout the episode the four sang some classic Linkin Park hits like “Numb,” “In the End,” and “Talking to Myself” as well as song by other artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “City of Angels.” Jeong revived his character Leslie Chow from the “Hangover” series while singing “In the End,” and Bennington gave him a lesson in “scringing,” a portmanteau of “screaming” and “singing” referencing his trademark style of harsh vocals.
Jeong offered to become the band’s dancer and demonstrated his skills for the band on the sidewalk, reciprocating Bennington’s lesson by teaching the band his “hotdog and ketchup” dance.
When Jeong asked questions to try to connect with the band more, and Bennington shared that he once worked as a leaf blower, making $4 an hour and only got paid for three and a half hours of work. When he was asked if he wanted his kids to pursue music, Bennington said, “For me, I just want my kids to find something they’re passionate about.”
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