Top 10 Biggest Musical Influences of Chester Bennington

RIP Chester Bennington he was a talented musician. Here are the biggest music artists that influenced him the most as musician. For said artist to count the artist must be confirmed by Chester in interviews or be mentioned in any other kind of media he was in besides inteviews.

The Top Ten

1 Depeche Mode

Confirmed to be his biggest influence in various interviews.

2 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Chris Cornell had a big impact on him musically.

3 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. more.

His first band Grey Daze was influenced by STP a lot.

4 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.

Just as influential as Soundgarden was to him.

5 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

One of the interviews he confirmed them as a influence

6 The Misfits The Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.

He even covered one of their songs live.

7 The Refused

Influenced him quite a lot.

8 Skinny Puppy

Another industrial band that influenced him.

9 Machines of Loving Grace

One of the few industrial bands that inspired him.

10 Jane's Addiction Jane's Addiction Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985. The band consists of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney.

Again confirmed in interviews.

The Contenders

11 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

He even covered the song "Wish" live.

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