LINKIN PARK Frontman Cancels Benefit Appearance

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington has cancelled plans to join his former band GREY DAZE on September 7th for a one-off show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona in order to focus on the making of the group's next album, according to Launch. The now-postponed gig was planned as a benefit for his friend and former bandmate Bobby Benish, who is having difficulty paying his medical bills after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

"It's very unfortunate that we are having to postpone this concert, but our management has pulled everyone back from vacations or other various activities in order to meet our recording obligations," Bennington said in a statement. "However, I will continue to help Bobby and his family during this difficult time. I'd also like to thank the fans in Phoenix that were willing to support me in this endeavor."

Bennington, a Phoenix native, joined GREY DAZE in 1993. The group garnered a decent regional following and recorded two albums with him, 1994's Wake Me and 1997's No Sun Today.

In 1999, Bennington left GREY DAZE to hook up with LINKIN PARK, who, at the time, called themselves HYBRID THEORY.

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