Chester Bennington’s Relative Reveals If Mike Shinoda Feud Is About Money


Late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s brother-in-law John Knehr recently slammed Mike Shinoda on Twitter, and he is now clarifying that their issues have nothing to do with money or royalties. Knehr’s wife (and Chester’s sister) Tobi recently criticized Shinoda as ‘insincere,’ and later said she stood by her comments ‘100%.’ Chester’s mother Susan and ex-wife Samantha said they supported her statements. Knehr recently ripped Shinoda for doing ‘karaoke’ solo shows and said that Linkin Park should instead find a new singer who can honor Chester.

A fan tweeted to Knehr, “Now i get it. Mike doing solo stuff means no royalties cause it’s mike on his own. Yet if lp toured or did anything with a new singer chester aka family would still get royalties hence why sam is after a cut of chesters merch and royalties. Yet talinda is there supporting mike.”

Knehr responded, “Dian, Ah you don’t get it!!!!! Tobi sees no royalties from anything her Brother did… EVER!!!! what is important to us is Talinda and all the kids. T has many many years ahead that money whatever it is needs to last! That’s none of our business nor yours! NGJ.”

Another fan tweeted Knehr, “Funny when the B.I.L can use CB’s name to further his musical career but if Mike does it, he’s in it for the money?. Also, if they did hire a new lead singer NO ONE CAN REPLACE CHESTER! But the ‘family; can try and get some money off of the royalties. SMFH. It’s all about money.”

Knehr responded, “? No one on our side see a dime of royalties!!! That’s what you think I feel sorry for you!!! NGJ.”

Mike Shinoda has yet to respond to any of the comments from Chester’s relatives.