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OneRepublic “GMA” Summer Concert Video: Watch Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell Tribute Performance

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OneRepublic GMA Summer Concert Video

By Holly Nicol |

OneRepublic GMA Summer Concert Video

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OneRepublic performed a special tribute concert to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell for the “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series on Friday. Watch the videos below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Linkin Park were originally scheduled to stage their own summer concert for the morning show, but the band understandably canceled in the wake of Bennington’s death. “Good Morning America” later announced it would feature a tribute performance in honor of both Bennington and Cornell, led by OneRepublic. Once the schedule change was revealed, frontman Ryan Tedder told Billboard, “I think it’s heavy to be doing what we’re doing. For me, I’m trying not to think about it until we do it.”

Before their performance, Tedder said, “Five days ago we found out we were doing this, because Linkin Park pulled out for obvious reasons. It’s just an honor to be here.” He continued, speaking of his close friend Cornell, “I was lucky enough to write and produce for him, and get to know him and his family over the years. He was even in one of our videos. The last couple of months have been very sobering for real reasons, so today we’re just thrilled to do a song with Chris’s daughter, a dedication to both of them.”

Last week’s concert featured Imagine Dragons, performing a number of tracks from their new album, Evolve. The record dropped in full last month and hit number two on the Billboard 200 chart. As Gossip Cop reported, the band was one of the first music acts to react to the death of Linkin Park’s frontman. They shared on Twitter, “no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.” The band also honored Cornell at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

Next week, Bleachers will be performing live from the “GMA” Summer Series Concert stage. Throughout the rest of the month, Demi Lovato and Paramore will be taking part in the summer festivities, with Jason Derulo rounding off this year’s concert series on September 1. Watch the videos of OneRepublic’s special tribute performance below, including their brand new track, “Rich Love,” and a special performance of “Hallelujah” with Cornell’s daughter.

 


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