Billy Howerdel, guitarist and founding member of A Perfect Circle, had intended the title track of the upcoming album Eat The Elephant to be a Linkin Park song. Therefore, the track was already half-done when Chester Bennington asked him whether he could contribute a song to the new Linkin Park album, Howerdel revealed in a new interview with laut.de.
Keep in mind any quotes from this interview are paraphrased translations since it was published in German.
Now the version on A Perfect Circle’s album has other chords and percussion tracks, and the lyrics aren’t the ones from original version, according to Howerdel. To finish the track, however, he describes as a kind of therapy.
“If such a thing happens, we tend everything to crawl away and do nothing. I saw it as a sign to get off my ass and finish thing which I had begun with Chester as my co-writer.”
Chester Bennington died by suicide on July 20, 2017. A Perfect Circle will release Eat the Elephant on April 20th.
Eat the Elephant Tracklist:
01. Eat the Elephant
04. The Doomed
05. So Long, And Thanks For All the Fish
07. By and Down the River
12. Get the Lead Out