WATCH: Chris Martin pays tribute to Chester Bennington with Linkin Park song cover
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WATCH: Chris Martin honors Chester Bennington with Linkin Park song cover

01:30 PM August 03, 2017

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In their first stop in their US tour, Coldplay paid tribute to deceased American rocker Chester Bennington.

Lead vocalist Chris Martin performed an acoustic piano cover of “Crawling” at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

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According to the Guardian, Martin said, “I know this is probably going to end up on YouTube so I want to do it right, and I want to do it respectfully.”

“This is to everybody who misses someone you know. This is for our whole community of musicians,” he added.

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Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda and Bennington’s wife, Talinda, expressed their gratitude for the subdued cover.

In tweets, Shinoda said he received the video via text and wished he were there.

Thank you @coldplay 🙏🏽 It sounded beautiful.

A post shared by Mike Shinoda (@m_shinoda) on

Talinda, Chester’s second wife, felt empowered with Martin’s cover:

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Bennington is survived by his six children from three different mothers.

The band is a fan of Linkin Park: a day after Bennington’s death, they shared his performance of “One More Light” on their Twitter:

The Linkin Park lead singer shocked fans and the music community when he committed suicide last July 20. The band canceled their “One More Light” American tour following his death.  /ra

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