Linkin Park singer/guitarist Mike Shinoda released a new EP titled Post Traumatic on Thursday, featuring three new songs. It will be Shinoda’s first musical release since Chester Bennington’s death in July 2017.
Mike Shinoda has announced three new songs releasing tomorrow (Thurs Jan 25th)!
The new art filename suggests it may be called "Post Traumatic EP". pic.twitter.com/GgtDtIfiDL
— Linkin Park Association (@LPAssociation) January 25, 2018
Three new songs. All music and visuals by me. Tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/zkRBcdfuxc
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) January 25, 2018
Linkin Park singer/guitarist Mike Shinoda did an Instagram live video last month to discuss the release of the band’s One More Light Live album. Shinoda responded to fans asking about the possibility of a Chester Bennington hologram performing with the band. Alternative Nation transcribed Bennington’s comments.
“Can we not do a holographic Chester? I can’t even wrap my head around the idea of a holographic Chester. I’ve actually heard other people outside the band suggest that, and there’s absolutely no way. I cannot fuck with that.”
He later said, “I can’t do a hologram Chester you guys, that would be the worst. For any of you guys who have lost a loved one, best friend, family member, can you imagine having a hologram of them? Awful. I can’t do it. I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’ll figure it out eventually.”
A Ronnie James Dio hologram is currently on a world tour with his surviving bandmates. Dio’s widow Wendy discussed her husband’s hologram in an April 2017 Alternative Nation interview.
“I see it as a new form of technology. Ronnie was an innovator of music so why not technology? In fact we tried to make a hologram in 1986. Ronnie was very into holograms if any of you remember that 1986 show where Ronnie’s head was inside a crystal ball and he speaks. I think the hologram is great for those who never got to see Ronnie on stage.”