Slash Reveals Heartbreaking Chester Bennington Collaboration

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In a new Variety interview, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash discussed recording a song with late Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots singer Chester Bennington nearly a decade ago.

“But speaking of Chester [Bennington], and I forgot all about this until just recently, when I was doing my first solo record, I worked with a lot of different people, some of whom, for whatever reason, didn’t end up on the record. One was with Chester. We did a song and Linkin Park at the time didn’t allow it to happen, so I did it with Lemmy [Kilmister]. The guy who engineered my demos sent it to me and I sent it to Chester’s family. But it was a trip cause the song [called ‘Doctor Alibi’] really speaks to his state of mind.”

He added, “His family has got it so it would be totally up to them. It was really good. He was awesome. It would be fine with me if they wanted to [release] it. Musically it’s basically the same as the Lemmy song, but the lyrics are really poignant.”

Slash and Duff McKagan joined Stone Temple Pilots and Chester Bennington on stage in May 2013 to perform “All The Young Dudes.” Bennington died by suicide in July 2017.

  • Olga Stewart

    That was a great peformance of “All The Young Dudes” (from the video up above). :).