LINKIN PARK Wins AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD, Dedicates It To CHESTER BENNINGTON (Video)

LINKIN PARK Wins AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD, Dedicates It To CHESTER BENNINGTON (Video)

LINKIN PARK was honored with the "Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock" award at the 2017 American Music Awards, which was held Sunday night (November 19) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. They beat out other nominees in the category IMAGINE DRAGONS and TWENTY ONE PILOTS.

LINKIN PARK members Rob Bourdon, Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson took the stage to accept the award and honor frontman Chester Bennington, who passed away this summer.

"First of all, thank you so much to all the fans here and around the world who voted for the band, who have supported the band through thick and thin," Shinoda said.

Acknowledging his fellow nominees, Shinoda added: I got a chance to talk to those guys … who said really wonderful things about Chester. And they were similar to the things that our fans said all around the world about him, and we wanna dedicate this award to him, to his memory, to his talent, to his sense of humor, to his joy.

"Remember, you guys — all of you, tonight — whether you're a fan or an artist, I want you guys to take a moment to appreciate what you've got and make Chester proud. Thank you guys so much," he concluded.

You can watch part of LINKIN PARK's speech below.

Bennington died on July 20 at his Los Angeles area home after committing suicide at the age of 41.

LINKIN PARK paid tribute to Bennington on October 27 with an emotional three-hour show that featured numerous guests joining the band onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

LINKIN PARK will release a concert album titled "One More Light Live" on December 15. Recorded on the band's "One More Light" world tour, it features 16 songs, including "Crawling", "Numb", "What I've Done", "Heavy" and the title track from the group's latest studio album, "One More Light".

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