In the wake of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington's death in July, comedian James Corden decided to put the band's taped episode of his popular segment "Carpool Karaoke" on hold. Now Talinda Bennington, the late singer's wife, has given Corden her blessing to air the episode next week. It will be streamed on Facebook next Thursday, Oct. 12 and will be free of charge for viewers.
The episode, which also features actor Ken Jeong, was filmed a week before Bennington committed suicide in his Palos Verdes Estates home. It will be the first time the Apple Music program will run on a different social media platform since launching in August.
In an interview with The Associated Press in August, Corden stated that the airing of the segment would be decided upon by Bennington's family. “We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled,” Corden said. “We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want."
Talinda took to Twitter on Thursday to give Apple Music the go-ahead on the episode. Linkin Park also shared the news in a tweet with a link to Linkin Park's official Facebook page.
Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" has featured several big guests since airing two months ago. The show often pairs celebrities and musicians together for a fun-filled car ride through Los Angeles and has featured the likes of Metallica, Miley Cyrus, John Legend and Will Smith.