R.I.P C.B

R.I.P C.B

A Story by Joey Nizz
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The world lost a very talented musician and will always be remembered by the ones he inspired and the ones that loved his work. Rest in peace Chester Bennington.

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I remember, I remember when I was just a kid, I didn't have much and I was always alone I didn't feel that anybody understood me or cared, always had problems at school or out of school it didn't really matter, anywhere I go dark clouds followed, until that day came when I had to go to school and my dad was dropping me and I was just looking out of the window and I remember it was raining badly. I decided to turn on the radio to 96.5 FM and there was a really bad song, I wanted to switch the channel but luckily the song has changed to a piano tune, a piano tune of a song called "In The End" and that's when I heard an amazing song that said "In the end it doesn't really matter" and as soon as I finished school I asked my mom to take me to the music shop and that's when I bought the cassette tape that had this song and ever since I was a big fan of the band.
The lyrics of the lead vocalist was somehow addressing me in his lyrics in an indirect way, all of the band's music and songs were just spot on, and during the years I have bought every album they ever released with a dream of seeing them live or even better, a dream to meet them.
I was up to date with them more than anything or any other singer or band or DJ, with the same dream that I always had since I was a kid, but circumstances kept me away from chasing this dream of mine but I was still believing in that dream, to see and meet you.

July 20, 2017, the world received a shock, the shock that came from the news of the death of the lead vocalist Chester Bennington, I wasn't shocked at first because I didn't believe it but I woke up shaking very early in the morning and decided to check online for the news, and they were real and that gave me a heavy punch to the chest, I was sad and angry and was in tears for losing someone that I looked up to with the words he said, the words of the things that happened to him as he was growing up, I have never felt alone because of his words, always thought that at least there is someone out there who understands.
You took your own life because you couldn't bear the weight of the world, I wish you didn't do what you did, millions of people around the world wished for the same also... but I guess whats done is done.
You have been through all of the abuse as you were young and fought against your drugs and alcohol addiction, I was happy that you did all that, that you have moved on, but didn't really expect that'll it'll come down to this.
Your last live performance was amazing and very emotional when you sang (One More Light), a song you wrote about your beloved friend Chris Cornell who died on May 18, 2017, you wrote and sang this song in his memory. and decided to take your own life on July 20, 2017, on his birthday you decided to be with him because he understood you more than anyone in this life, when you lost him you felt that you lost a part of yourself.

You had hidden messages in your lyrics that no one knew until recently, the songs, Numb, Breaking the Habit, Crawling, Heavy, One More Light and much more explained about your past and what you went through and what you're going through, hidden messages and clear ones that not many understood.

You were a true idle, my idle, because of you I have become a musician and because of you I've become a writer when I was young, and because of you I found my way back to writing when I gave up years ago, and last but not least, because of you I have become more than I was before and can see things clearly and more creatively. 
I'm trying my best to honor your memory, in a way you knew best, in writing.

Thank you for all of the things you've done and may your soul rest in peace, Chester Bennington.

This one's for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfuzFRsE4qU


© 2017 Joey Nizz



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Profound loss with a nice tribute...

Posted 4 Days Ago


Joey Nizz

4 Days Ago

Yeah, he will always be remembered, thank you for your reiew.
This was wonderful. I loved his work. He even had a second band, Dead by Sunrise. Look up 'Into You', it's chillingly beautiful.

Your tribute was very touching. Thank you for sharing.

xo FLB

Posted 1 Month Ago


Joey Nizz

1 Month Ago

His parts in both bands were big in our hearts, he will be remembered forever.

Thank .. read more
Great work of you, Joey and wonderful tribute.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Joey Nizz

2 Months Ago

Thank you Priyanshi :)
Priyanshi

2 Months Ago

My pleasure.
Amazing tribute Joey. He was an inspiration to many! Rest In Peace Chester.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Joey Nizz

2 Months Ago

Thank you, and yes he was an inspiration to all and a reason for things people started to love doing.. read more
Great tribute RIP.....Loved this peice

Posted 3 Months Ago


Joey Nizz

3 Months Ago

Thank you for your time to review this :)
very nice tribute joey .. may his soul rest in peace

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Joey Nizz

3 Months Ago

Thank you for reading Galadriel. :)
This is good and worthy Joey.
You expressed your love and revernce for Chester Bennington thrthroug this.
Thanks for sharing this musician:)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Joey Nizz

3 Months Ago

Hey thanks Neetha :)
Im trying the best I can to honor his memory in the best way I can. The .. read more
A sad day. He will be missed. You words proper and kind. I pray he found some kind of peace.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


Joey Nizz

3 Months Ago

He will be, he will be missed dearly for all the words he spread and the music he made.

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Heartfelt and eloquent tribute, Joey. It's quite obvious that you were a true fan, not just a casual "yeah-I-like-this-song" fan.

Continue to honor his memory by being inspired by is work, not his death.

Well done, Joey, well done.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Joey Nizz

3 Months Ago

Thank you Carol.
I wanna honor his memory for what he did, his achievements from zero to a 10.. read more
Yes. Linkin Park has been special to many of us. The credit is due to lyrics and powerful music that expressed it. Though Chester decided to leave this world I am not disappointed in him coz life is about the choices we make. Though it certainly is a sad choice but he knows the reason behind it the best. He had lifted many people spirits by speaking about his struggles through his music.. And I think that has been therapeutic to him to a degree and for the fans as well.Keep fighting you people coz he lends his strength via his music. He shall forever live through his music.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on him. :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Joey Nizz

3 Months Ago

Indeed, many of us loved and related to their music, whether it was his or mikes parts, but his part.. read more

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