Corey Taylor Reveals Final Conversation With Chester Bennington ‘Weeks’ Before Suicide


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Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor discussed Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s suicide in a new interview with Kennedy on the Fox Business Channel. Alternative Nation transcribed Taylor’s remarks.

“I was just as blindsided as everybody was. I had just spoken to him a few weeks before.”

“He sounded fine, he sounded great. That’s what I miss, that I’m not going to be able to hang out with him, I’m not going to be able to make music with him, I’m not going to be able to share the stage, what a talent. But I started kind of doing it after Chris [Cornell] died.

When Chester died, I was like that’s it, I’ve really been devoting a lot of time and effort into promoting a lot of these suicide prevention centers. The lifeline is what it’s called, it’s a national consortium of all of the [local suicide hotlines]. There’s also a lot of great different organizations that deal with it, whether it’s preteen stuff like You Cannot Be Replaced, or the older generation has the You Rock Foundation.”

“I think the more people talk to each other, they’ll tap that. But we live in an age where people would rather shout, than whisper. The difference is you don’t hear anybody when you’re screaming, you listen when they’re talking.”