Rock stars visit local children's hospital

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The rock band Stone Temple Pilots visited with kids at Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa.

That included the band's new lead singer Chester Bennington, a Phoenix native formerly of the rock/rap band Linkin Park.

Band members toured the facility, and hung out with patients and their families.

"My wife and I have been involved with the children's hospital since its opening," said Bennington in a media briefing.

The 90's hard rock band is headlining the hospital's "Stars of the Season" event Oct. 26 at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley.

"I've had the pleasure of performing at three of the four Stars of the Season events," said Bennington, "and it's one of the highlights of my year every year."

Proceeds from the event will benefit the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. For more information, visit the Banner Health website.

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