Linkin Park's 'Carpool Karaoke' Episode May Not Air After All

August 9, 2017
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

USA Today

UPDATE (10/6): Linkin Park has announced they will air their episode of 'Carpool Karaoke' "next week." And if their Facebook announcement is to be taken literally, it looks like it's set for an October 12 air date.


The week before Chester Bennington’s untimely death on July 20, Linkin Park filmed an episode of a new spinoff of The Late Late Show with James Corden’s bit called “Carpool Karaoke: The Series.” But when it comes to whether or not the episode will actually air, host James Corden recently told The Associated Press that it’s a decision that’s not the show’s to make. Instead, it’d be up to the late Linkin Park frontman’s family to decide if the episode should air.

Linkin Park films episode of 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' days before Chester Bennington's death

While it appears that no decision has been made yet, Bennington’s wife, Talinda Bennington, responded to Corden’s comments by thanking him on social media.

For tributes to Bennington and information on suicide prevention, see the website set up by his bandmates in his honor.