Anyone wanna guess my favorite episode from season 4? lmao.
I’ve been meaning to make little 1 minute amvs for each of the paladins at some point, and with the drop of season 4, I’ve got more content to work with. Episode 2 was heart wrenching and @bext-k gave an incredibly emotional performance; thank you!!
Getting off the phone with Jared, I sighed. He and Shannon had gotten into a fight today at the studio apparently. A fight about Caroline from what I gathered. That girl was trouble from the day I met her. Caroline wasn’t the good little girl everyone thought she was. And now she had come back to haunt me again, maybe even steal my boyfriend. Who knows?!
I barely got the time to be with Jared right now. I know I had messed up by causing a scene at the club, but there was something about that girl that pushed me over the edge. Even back in high school, I did what I had to do to survive. I sure as hell wasn’t gonna go down without a fight.
“ In 1976, in Phoenix, Arizona a child was born. He was precocious, full of life, and determined, and grew up to become the singer of one of the biggest rock bands in the history of music. His name was Chester Bennington, and band is Linkin Park. MTV asked me to come here to say a few words about Chester, and the late great, Chris Cornell. Two artists I had the absolute pleasure of touring with. They were close friends with one another. Chester even singing the cover of the classic Hallelujah at Chris’ funeral. Chester said of Chris Your voice was joy and pain and anger and forgiveness, love and heartache, all wrapped up into one. Just weeks later, Chester himself was gone. Chester was my friend as he was to so many. Witnessing his life taught me important things, especially about working relentlessly, pursuing dreams, and being kind and caring while doing it. When I think about him I see his face, which was always smiling, I think about his heart which he wore on his sleeve, I think how kindly he treated me, my brother, Tomo, our band. I think about his wife and his six. Six incredible children. I think about his family, I think about his band, who were really his brothers. And I remember his voice. At once ferocious and delicate. That voice will live forever.
If there is anyone out there who is watching this tonight who feels like there is no hope, hear me now. You are not alone. There is always a way forward. Reach out, share your thoughts. Do not give up and I promise you this, the absolute biggest breakthroughs in life lay just beyond the darkest days. “
“Chester was my friend. As he was to so many. And witnessing his life taught me important things. Especially about working relentlessly, pursuing dreams, and being kind and caring while doing it. When I think about him, Chester, I see his face. Which was always smiling. I think about his heart. Which he wore on his sleeve. I think how kindly he treated me, my brother, Tomo, our band. I think about his wife and his six, six incredible children. I think about his family, I think about his band, who were really his brothers, and I remember his voice. At once ferocious and delicate, that voice will live forever.” - Jared Leto on Chester Bennington. (VMAs 2017)
“It’s been a really tough few days, we said goodbye to somebody in recent days that was an amazing artist, an incredible human being, somebody who I know probably touched everybody in this entire room and touched me personally as well: Chester.
Make some noise for Chester!
I’ve learned a lot watching him live his life, he taught me so much and when I close my eyes and think about him, I think about his face which was always smiling. I think about his heart which he wore on his sleeve. I think about how kind treated both me, my brother, Tomo, the band.
I think about what he taught me about pursuing your dreams, pursuing your passion relentlessy and at the same time being able to have an incredible family.
He had six incredible children as well and every time we spoke there wasn’t a conversation that we had that didn’t include something about his family.
What you guys, I think, get a sense from Linkin Park and it certainly was an extension of how Chester lived his life, is, Linkin Park it’s not just a band, it’s family and the way they think about you guys is very similar to Thirty Seconds to Mars, it’s a giant family and we try to make something more than just get on stage and play music.
We try to connect and communicate in a way that’s deep and meaningful and I learned that from Chester, he did it night after night after night after night.
What about that voice? That voice will live forever.
If there’s anyone here who ever feels like there’s no hope and you are at the end of the road, you gotta reach out, you gotta say what you’re thinking about, you gotta share it with your friends, with your family.
Don’t give up! Do not give up!
I’ve found in my life, the absolute greatest breakthroughs in my entire life happened just beyond the darkest moments.”
-Jared Leto about his friend Chester Bennington during the Thirty Seconds to Mars’ concert in NY, July 22 2017
(Jared dedicates “Alibi”, voice and guitar, to Chester)