Lately, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has been a bit defensinve about the feedback the band’s getting for their forthcoming album, One More Light. So far, the material from the album that’s out so far puts them in Chainsmokers territory more than anything that was on their debut, Hybrid Theory, and Bennington asked fans of the bands first album to “move the fuck on.” Corey Taylor, who approves of the band’s single “Heavy,” thinks that Bennington neeeds to calm down. Asked about it on the Shmonty in the Morning show, the Slipknot frontman offered the following advice:
“I understand where he’s at. God, I would’ve never say it the way he did, but you get frustrated and you want people to embrace the evolution,” Corey said. “At the same time, you should probably be very, very fortunate that people this far along the line still love that music you made.”
Corey continued, “For what it’s worth, it’s a great fusion rock album. It’s got pop elements to it, the songs are great, so if you’re going to have a problem, it’s a good problem to have … Be fortunate for what you have, be fortunate for that fact that people are still coming to see you to hear the music. Give it a little time, you have to give it a little time. In retrospect, maybe two or three years from now you put out an album and it makes them appreciate this one more. You have to pick your spots, dude, and this is coming from the guy who’s notorious for running his mouth.”
Taylor added later in the interview that he went through the same thing going from Slipknot to Stone Sour. In the meantime, while Bennington hasn’t backed down from his comments, Mike Shinoda walked things back a bit via a Tweet.
For the record, all fans of all albums are welcome here. Online or at the show, HT to OML. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. #LP2017
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) May 11, 2017