Chester Bennington says the music isn't the only benefit of being a member of Linkin Park.
The rocker was recognized for promoting and supporting sobriety last Thursday at the eighth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in Los Angeles.
Bandmate Mike Shinoda presented Bennington with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, and explained just how important his friend's own sobriety has been to him. Shinoda said getting sober was the "single most powerful thing" Bennington has done for the longevity of Linkin Park.
The ceremony also featured a performance from Bennington with his other band, the Stone Temple Pilots. And while the new lineup seemed to come together out of the blue last month, Bennington tells Rolling Stone they have more than just a couple of shows planned.
He says the "creative juices" have been flowing, and they plan to get back in the studio this week to start work on more music to go with their debut single, "Out of Time."