Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda opens up about Chester like never before.

It’s almost surreal that almost a year has passed since we lost Chester Bennington to suicide.  Rolling Stone caught up with his Linkin Park band mate, Mike Shinoda, to chronical his 10 months since that awful July date.  Some of the things we learn:

  • When someone brought up Chester’s death at a six year old’s birthday party, he reacted in an way that I wouldn’t have guessed.
  • Chino Moreno, frontman of Deftones, had a big influence on Mike moving forward with his solo LP, Post-Traumatic.  (Don’t call it a “tribute-to-Chester” album, though)
  • Mike opens up about Chester — how he often looked at things in a “hot-or-cold” manner, how he was “child-like” with strangers, and also recalls the last time he saw him.

You can scroll through the entire article here.  — [eric]