Interview: Sonoma County ‘Rock Star Chef’ Remembers Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington, of Linkin Park, performs at the 25th annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Sonoma County Super Chef Gray Rollin, Chef/Owner of Belly Left Coast Kitchen in Santa Rosa, joined The Drive Friday afternoon to remember his friend Chester Bennington, who was found dead of an apparent suicide early Thursday morning.  Rollin has served as a touring chef to some of the biggest names in music and has been the personal chef to multi-platinum rockers Linkin Park for the past 7 years.  Gray shared his memories working alongside Bennington on the road with the band including hosting him at his Santa Rosa restaurant, Belly, early last year as well as his reaction to find out the stunning news.  Live Nation announced the cancellation of the band’s One More Light North American Tour and an official statement from the band is yet to be released.  Chester Bennington was 41.