Hopeless Records‘ Sylar has released their cover of Linkin Park‘s “Points of Authority” in honor of the band’s hero Chester Bennington and his untimely passing. With each purchase of the cover, 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
Linkin Park heavily inspired lead vocalist Jayden Panesso, even mentioning that the band was his first live show during a speech at the Alternative Press Music Awards. Panesso shares,
It’s hard to even type these words right now – Rest In Peace, Chester Bennington. This is the first time where the passing from someone I didn’t know personally has hit me so hard.Linkin Park was that band I always used as an escape from reality. Their lyrics and music have always resonated strongly in my life. When I found out about Chester’s passing – I was immediately sick to my stomach. It’s really crazy when you look up to someone for over 16 years and then this happens.All I can say is, I’m thankful for Chester, I’m thankful for all those words and melodies he shared with the world because I know for a fact, him and the rest of Linkin Park have touched millions and millions of hearts. Although I do feel like a massive part of my teenage years was taken away – his music and legacy will live on forever.Much respect and love to Chester’s family, and the rest of Linkin Park. You’re already SO missed.
The band wants fans to know they are not alone. If you or someone you know is struggling, please don’t be afraid to get help. Resources and information can be found at https://www.nami.org/
You can purchase the cover on iTunes, here: smarturl.it/SylarPOA or listen to the cover on YouTube here: smarturl.it/SylarPOAVide o. You can also stream the song on Spotify or Apple Music.
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