Mike Shinoda on Linkin Park’s future: “It’s not my goal to look for a new singer”


Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda is gearing up for a big solo run in Europe this March. Mike sat down with Germany’s Rock Antenne where he opened up about the future of Linkin Park following the tragic passing of frontman Chester Bennington.

When asked about the possibility of new music from LP, Mike answered with:

We all thrive making and performing music…  I know the other guys, they love to be on stage, they love to be in a studio, and so to not do that would be like… I don’t know, almost like unhealthy.

As long as that connection and interest is there, I think that is our driving force to figure out Linkin Park.

It’s not my goal to look for a new singer. If it does happen, it has to happen naturally. If we find someone that is a great person and good stylistic fit, I could see trying to do some stuff with somebody. I would never want to feel like we are replacing Chester.

The thing to know is that for me, I want people to celebrate Chester… In the demo stages of our songs, I would always sing my demos. So I would sing the original versions of the songs, and then I would play them for the guys and I would play them for Chester, and then he would re-sing stuff. So getting on stage today and singing one of those songs, it just goes back to the first version of the song.”

– Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)

Stream the full interview now below.

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