Chester Bennington's family will make the call on Carpool Karaoke

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Days before the Linkin Park singer died of a suicide July 20, Bennington and his band mates filmed an episode of the Apple Music spin off of Corden's "Late Late Show" sketch.

Will Smith has revealed as they shared a ride together during the first episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series that he only pretended to recognise James Corden during their first meeting. They seriously pushed the boat out this time round and have a full band involved marching alongside the auto while the pair sing along to the hit song.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Corden said Bennington's family will decide if the episode airs. In a teaser clip, we see the band get behind the wheel with comedian Billy Eichner and sing along to classics like "Enter Sandman" - as well as cuts from Disney's The Little Mermaid and Rihanna's "Diamonds".

He then added that he and his team "consider it not our decision to make" whether or not the segment will ever see the light of day. We will navigate as delicately as possible and I'm just an ear to whatever wishes they would want because I don't think there's any other way we could deal with it, really.




The wildly popular Carpool Karaoke series' crew finds itself in a sensitive position: deciding whether to air its recorded episode with late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.

Corden's message was appreciated by Bennington's widow, Talinda - who thanked him for his words on Twitter. Will Smith joined Corden for the debut; in addition to Metallica, future guests run the gamut from Michael Strahan to Shakira.

A clip has been released ahead of the next episode of the new Carpool Karaoke TV series, with Metallica starring in next week's instalment.

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