Grey Daze, Chester Benningtonâ€™s pre-Linkin Park band,Â releaseÂ Amends, the Phoenix-born bandâ€™s eagerly-awaited album featuring newly recorded music with re-mastered vocals from the groupâ€™s long out-of-print, and largely undiscovered catalog.
AmendsÂ is the origin story of one of modern rockâ€™s most recognizable voices and also a full circle moment among friends. The album is the fulfillment of a planned Grey Daze reunion that Chester had announced prior to his untimely passing. The remaining band members - Dowdell (drums), Mace Beyers (bass) and Cristin Davis (guitar) - along with Talinda Bennington (Chesterâ€™s widow) and his parents, made it their mission to see the project through with assistance from Tom Whalley, the founder of Loma Vista Recordings and former Warner Bros. Record Chairman during Linkin Parkâ€™s tenure at the label. Dowdell, Beyers and Davis selected the tracks from the bandâ€™s mid-â€˜90s, but largely unknown, catalog and re-recorded the music in 2019 to accompany Chesterâ€™s re-mastered vocals. Produced by Jay Baumgardner, several musicians leant their time and talent to the album, including Kornâ€™s Brian â€œHeadâ€ Welch and James â€œMunkyâ€ Shaffer, Paige Hamilton (Helmet), Chris Traynor (Bush, Helmet, Orange 9MM) and singer-songwriter, LP.