Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington at the Stars of the Season Benefit (PHOTOS)
Linkin Park and current Stone Temple Pilots singer Chester Bennington knows how to throw a party--especially when it comes to benefiting the children of Cardon Children's Medical Center. Bennington may have outdone himself this year at Saturday night's fourth annual Stars of the Season charity at Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale, which raised over $175,000 for the neonatal intensive care unit at the Mesa hospital.
All photos by Jim Louvau. See the full slideshow here. Chester Bennington and Stone Temple Pilots throw a party for a good cause.
The packed house included former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, former Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Saunders and Justin Upton, golfer Tom Lehman, and Bennington's Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda.
Attendees enjoyed dinner, drinks, and a live auction before Stone Temple Pilots took the stage for an electric 45-minute set. Things started out mellow; opener "Big Empty" featured the sweet slide guitar work of Dean DeLeo and sent Bennington swaying around the stage.
The unmistakeable riff of their 1994 hit "Interstate Love Song" followed, and people began getting out of their seats to get closer to the stage; from there, the party never stopped.