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Mike Shinoda gives update on status of Linkin Park

Posted by on February 21, 2019

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Mike Shinoda has made a new statement about the state of Linkin Park and the possibility of performing together again.

During an interview with German radio station ‘Rock Antenne,’ Shinoda said that though the band doesn’t see each other that often, he is open to the idea of working together again. When asked what the future holds for the band, he said:

“I don’t know. Right now, I’m very flexible. These [solo] shows [in Europe in March] are the only shows that I’ve planned so far. I don’t have any other tours planned. So I’m keeping things open right now to experiences and conversations.” He does, however, believe that they will get together eventually. “I see the other guys here and there—not all together usually. Usually it’s just one on one. But I’m sure we’re gonna get together soon and just hang out—hang out and see what’s up.”

Even if they do start making music together again, replacing late frontman Chester Bennington would not be a priority. Said Shinoda:

“That’s not my goal right now. I think it has to happen naturally. And if we find somebody that’s a great person that we think is a good personality fit and a good stylistic fit, then I could see trying to do some stuff with somebody. Not for the sake of replacing… I wouldn’t wanna ever feel like we were replacing Chester.”

However, if the band does reunite, finding a new singer might become a necessity.

“I know the other guys, they love to get onstage, they love to be in the studio, and so to not do that would be—I don’t know—almost unhealthy. If doing that means that we need to have some other people in the mix in order to do it and do it well, then we would do that.”

Ultimately, Shinoda says that any reunions would be for the fans:

“I think there are many fans that want to continue to see the guys onstage and wanna continue to hear the music, and if we put a show up online, they’ll wanna come. So as long as that connection and interest is there, I think that’s a driving force to figure it out.”

He continues:

“But, like I said before, it has to happen naturally. I’m not running out and putting up ‘vocalist wanted’ posters. I think that’s wholly inappropriate and probably a terrible idea.”

Bennington passed away in July 2017. The last time Linkin Park performed together was during a special tribute concert in his honor, which took place in October 2017.

Shinoda released his debut solo album Post Traumatic in June 2018 following an EP of the same name in January 2018. He will continue to tour behind the album in Europe starting March 2 in Berlin, Germany.

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Mike Shinoda responds to Mark Morton’s new song featuring Chester Bennington

Posted by on January 11, 2019

Earlier this week, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton released the song “Cross Off” featuring the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. Mike Shinoda responded to the track via Twitter as he made the following comment: “I remember when Chester played this song for me in his car, almost finished. He was really happy with it. […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/22: Dave Grohl plays up the charts

Posted by on August 22, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. As you’ve no doubt read by now, Jill Janus of Huntress died by suicide last week. I’m only a casual Huntress fan, but reading that headline was enough to elicit a shocked “What?! No […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/15: The charts are showing Integrity

Posted by on August 15, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s admittedly not a very busy week here at MBN. It’s a small list of debuts without any big names. More will be coming during the month, though the big kahuna for the month, […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/8: Halestorm get vicious on the charts

Posted by on August 8, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s only been three years since Halestorm’s last album, but for whatever reason it feels like it’s been a lot longer. They’re one of those bands that were blowing up right around the time […]

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Mike Shinoda announce North American Fall tour

Posted by on August 6, 2018

Mike Shinoda has announced a Monster Outbreak Tour. This Fall the Linkin Park singer will embark on a solo North American run to promote his solo effort Post Traumatic. The trek kicks off on October 10th in Montreal and concludes on November 17th in Silver Spring, MD. Tickets go on sale this Friday (10th) at […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/1: Skeletonwitch devour sales

Posted by on August 1, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Welcome back, missed you all last week. I was on my favorite kind of vacation: sitting in a cabin in the woods doing absolutely nothing while listening to Agalloch. But now I’m back just […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/18: DevilDriver are outlaws on the charts

Posted by on July 18, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I know that country is usually regarded with disdain, and in the case of modern country there’s good reason for that. Bo Burnham pretty much hit the nail on the head regarding why it’s […]

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Deftones announce first annual ‘Dia de los Deftones’ fest

Posted by on July 16, 2018

Deftones have announced their first annual Dia de los Deftones. The festival will take place on November 3rd at Petco Park at the Park in San Diego, CA. Deftones, Future, Mike Shinoda, Rocket From the Crypt, Ho99o9, Doja Cat, Vein and Vowws are scheduled to perform. Deftones expressed their excitement: “We are so excited, and […]

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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda premiere “Lift Off” Music Video ft Deftones frontman Chino Moreno

Posted by on July 13, 2018

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has dropped a music video for the song “Lift Off,” featuring Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and Machine Gun Kelly. The track is taken from the singer’s solo effort Post Traumatic. Watch the clip below and order the album here.

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