A fan recently wrote to Linkin Park bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell on Instagram, “We want Linkin Park back.” He responded, “We all do too. It’s a process.”
Mike Shinoda discussed the band possibly carrying on without late singer Chester Bennington in a recent interview with the French radio station United Rock Nations.
“I’m just taking it one step at a time and keeping my mind open to the possibilities — whether it’s doing things under my name or working with other artists or producing tracks for somebody else, or if the guys are at a point where they wanna play Linkin Park shows, I’m sure that any of those things are possibilities and I’m just open to whatever happens,” Shinoda said.
“Right now, honestly, the thing I’m most excited about and I’m focused on most is getting the [solo] live show together and making it the best it can be,” he continued. “It’s at a good place, and I’m basically doing… I’ve been doing a one-man show, but I think there’s a lot of room to grow and develop it, and I’m excited about continuing to do that.”
“Part of this is gauging the fanbase and the shows themselves — seeing how this goes, and if it goes well, or we learn anything about how to do the shows, then going forward, that’ll be good information to have,” Shinoda added.
“Like, for example, right now, some of the shows are during the day, some are at night, some are indoor, some are outdoor, some are really big, some are small, so there’s a lot of variety.”
— Linkin Park Live (@LPLive) August 4, 2018