Z-Trip performs at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 27 in Los Angeles. (Photo source: LPAssociation)
Z-Trip has shared his opening set from Linkin Park’s memorial concert for their late singer, Chester Bennington. The show, which took place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, marked the first time the remaining band members performed together since Chester’s death in July.
The legendary DJ, who toured with the band in the early 2000s, paid tribute by playing tracks that influenced Chester’s life. The 49-minute set consisted of mostly alternative rock and hip-hop classics, including his and Chester’s 2005 collaboration, “Walking Dead.”
Z-Trip included the following message with the set on his Mixcloud account:
“This was a really special one for me, Chester and I were friends. We both came out of the music scene in Phoenix, AZ. I toured with Linkin Park for years, we all shared such amazing times together. Chester and I went on to record ‘Walking Dead’ for my debut album Shifting Gears. He was such an incredible artist and his voice was unlike anything I had ever heard. I wanted to put together something that embodied his influences, as well as songs that connect us to him & LP. It got emotional for me at times, but was extremely therapeutic to share this with others who’ve been feeling the same way. Huge thank you to LP for inviting me to help celebrate his life. Much love to those guys for all they’ve gone through and for all they’ve done for so many people. Chester, you made a tremendous mark on all, man. You are forever missed, my brother.”
The show was also used to raise awareness for depression and suicide prevention. Over $1 million of the night’s proceeds were donated to the One More Light Fund, according to LP’s Music For Relief foundation.
Listen to Z-Trip’s set below.
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