UK pop-punk band Trash Boat has shared their cover of Linkin Park‘s song “Given Up” as part of Songs That Saved My Life‘s Mental Health Awareness campaign. You can check out the cover below.
Vocalist Tobi Duncan commented:
I remember watching a radio interview Chester Bennington did in February 2017, just 5 months before his death. He spoke so plainly and openly about his suffering to the extent that, with the benefit of hindsight, it was obviously a desperate cry for help.
May is mental health awareness month, and with this cover comes a reminder to be the voice that counterbalances the army of negativity in someone’s head. Make the first move, ask the difficult questions and keep the conversation going, even if it seems helpless. You CAN make a difference.
Metalcore band Memphis May Fire have shared their cover of Linkin Park‘s song “Faint” recently. You can stream that cover below.
Vocalist Matty Mullins commented:
A lot of times, when covering a song, you’re doing it for fun or to showcase your skills as an artist. But this specific opportunity was a chance for us to honor a band that has had a profound impact on us. There will never be another Linkin Park and there will never be another Chester Bennington. We are forever grateful for the music they made and we hope this cover will encourage our younger fans to dive into the Linkin Park discography and discover the same inspiration that we did years ago.
Lamb of God guitairst Mark Morton have released the song he collaborated with the late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. You can check out the stream for the song “Cross Off” below. The song will appear on Morton’s debut solo album Anesthetic which is due out on March 1st.
Morton previously commented on working with Bennington:
I was really impressed for a guy at his level, at the place in the career he was at, someone of his stature and celebrity, to have that level of humility and commitment to come in there and treat this like it would be a Linkin Park song, or his own song or whatever.
I was pretty blown away by that. And it was immediate. Fifteen minutes after we met, we were standing over a table, one on either side, each with scraps of paper and pencil, crossing off words and trying different rhyme schemes and stuff.