Chester Bennington, the frontman of Linkin Park, tragically took his own life in 2017, yet he left a lasting impact. The band has since re-grouped, with Mike Shinoda taking the helm. However, Mike has recently discussed Linkin Park’s future during a live stream.
During a Friday Twitch Livestream, Mike Shinoda spoke about Linkin Park’s future. The musician revealed that the band has no plans for new music or live shows in the near future. Shinoda stated:
“The only Linkin Park news that I have for you is that… Yeah, we talk every few weeks…There’s no tours, there’s no music, there’s no albums in the pipeline. Let me just tell you that. Just keep in your minds that that is not happening. I’m just gonna say that much for now.”
Shinoda continued, “Anytime the band says anything or does anything, everyone tries to start up the hype train. And we’re like ‘No, no, no, no. Don’t start the hype train. You’re going to disappoint yourself.'”
Linkin Park hasn’t performed as a group since 2017 when the band’s surviving members paid tribute to their late singer Chester Bennington. Their fans miss them every day.
The band hasn’t launched new music since Bennington’s death. However, in 2020, they released an anniversary edition of their 2000 debut studio album Hybrid Theory.
Mike Shinoda was recently appointed as the Community Innovation Advisor for Warner Recorded Music. He’ll work collaboratively with Warner Music’s executives to develop an “artist-centric approach to Web3.” However, keep an eye on Thirsty to get the most up-to-date information regarding the future of the band.
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