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Chris Martin Performs Touching Live Cover Of Linkin Park's 'Crawling'

The Coldplay singer sang the song in honor of the late Chester Bennington.

03/08/2017 10:13 AM AEST | Updated 03/08/2017 10:13 AM AEST

In memory of the late Chester Bennington, Coldplay's Chris Martin performed a rendition of Linkin Park's "Crawling" on Tuesday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

"From time to time, we like to do a cover song," Martin said. "We're gonna do one right now – I hope it's OK. It may not sound that great, but it's meant in good faith. This is for anybody who's missing somebody, and this is for our whole community of musicians."

On his first try, Martin abruptly stopped during the first line to take a sip of water. "I know this is probably going to end up on YouTube so I want to do it right," he said.

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On the second attempt, though, Martin's quiet rendition of the hit song came across quite well. Later, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda called it "beautiful." Multiple people in attendance later uploaded videos of the performance to YouTube.

Bennington died by suicide last month at his home in Los Angeles. Following his death, Coldplay shared a video of Linkin Park performing their new song "One More Light" for the first time.

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