Chester Bennington’s Mother Knows ‘Truth’ About Linkin Park Drama


Late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s sister Tobi posted criticism of Mike Shinoda on Twitter last weekend, and a few days later made additional comments on Instagram. Tobi said that Shinoda was acting ‘insincere’ and that he was never ‘best friends’ with her brother.

“As I’ve previously stated, the band is/was a brotherhood. Unity was part of their message. No lies there. When the message was about LP, for the good of the order, the charade was played. Behind the scenes was a different story.”

She said she was ‘betraying her brother’ by staying silent about the matter. She said Shinoda had been ‘rewarded’ for his pain, and that it is ‘a charade that is growing and needs to stop.’ Chester’s ex-wife Samantha posted on Instagram that she supports Tobi and backs up her claims. Tobi claimed on Instagram that her Twitter was hacked after she made her posts, and that she was ‘silenced.’ Mike Shinoda has yet to respond.

A new tweet has surfaced from Chester’s mother Susan Eubanks from last weekend right after Tobi tweeted her initial criticism of Shinoda and saying ‘someday the truth will come out.’

Susan tweeted to Tobi on December 1st, “I know it may take some time but the truth will come out! ?”

She has also sent out other recent tweets about Chester.

“That video is so beautiful! Chester’s best friend stopped by tonight to visit me!! I am so happy – I have no words!! He will stay until tomorrow! Great weekend – we might need to talk on Sunday… looking so forward to talking with you!”

“He was a great cook!”

“Just about anything but main dishes were some of his best.”

“I know he was a Rockstar! But whenever we got to spend time together he was just my lovely baby boy! Love the pic! He loved to perform! He loved all of you!!”

“#LPFamily, I wanted to share my favorite drawing of Chester today! It is my favorite because it looks like Chester looked when he came into my kitchen! Not a rock star but my son! Enjoy! #OfficialChesterDay, #CelebrateChestersLife, #EndTheStigma”

“I will never forget him! He is in my thoughts everyday! I cry everyday – I just don’t post it. But nothing makes it better… I thank all of you for remembering my son everyday! Love all of you! ❤️?????”

  • Michele Scott

    Great article! Just one edit needed… Tobi is Chester’s sister, not daughter.

    • Alternative Nation

      Yes I know this, was a typo/Freudian slip, thanks for pointing out. Was doing a lot of looking into this story at the time.

  • 101nemesis

    This is pretty much the reason why Chester never spoke about his family and if he did, it would be about the terrible past.
    Also, it’s been well documented how much Samantha ruined Chester’s life. So her words mean absolutely nothing. She’s just an attention seeking woman who clearly wants more money to the point she doesn’t even get rid of Chester’s surname despite being divorced for over 12 years.

    Family are the fucking best at trying to make themselves feel good by saying they know you more than your friends and ignite unnecessary bullshit.

    Alternative Nation – Stop your ridiculous attempt at trying to gain something out of this and leave Mike, Chester and the LP family alone. Every close friend around Chester has spoken of the love LP members had for each other and between Mike and Chester in the past.

    • Alternative Nation

      In numerous articles about this I have referenced a 2014 tweet about Chester regarding Mike out of fairness to him since he hasn’t responded. A prominent member of the Linkin Park fan community is actually who first pointed out this Tobi/Shinoda story to me. I’m not trying to ‘gain something out of this.’ I have posted plenty of comments about Chester’s passing from Talinda, Mike, Stone Temple Pilots, and his oldest son. Chester’s other family members making public comments that they want fans to hear is also news. I’m not reporting on private conversations.

      • 101nemesis

        Firstly – Samantha “Bennington” is NOT “other family members”. You were the ones who kept reporting all the nonsense she kept saying for attention. And it’s very obvious why you do this as well. Every other news article online refers to your article because you’re the only one who takes the effort to actually search for these comments and make a headline out of it.

        Articles like this make fans who are gullible believe every bit of nonsense being spouted by Chester’s family who’ve done nothing aside from ruin his past. If you knew any better about reporting, you’d stop reporting nonsense from people who don’t matter especially when its clear all they want is the attention.
        You consistently posted whatever Samantha posted last year despite knowing the effect it would have on Chester’s kids and direct family. Talinda had to fucking plead on twitter that people need to stop taking sides and understand the effect it has on children.

        But I’m gonna assume you’re obviously not gonna stop because such articles gives your irrelevant website the only hits it gets and you also want the attention.
        So stop saying you’re being fair or being defensive about the reason why you post such articles. The majority of the LP community already dislikes you for trying to stir things up every damn time instead of just letting them mourn and enjoy whats left behind.

        Maybe do some actual research and write good articles about the horrible effects Chester’s direct family and his EX-wife had on him instead of shit like this. That would be some sensible reporting but I guess I can’t really expect that from you at this point.