While fans of Linkin Park were excited after a thrilling cover of this Linkin Park classic, they’ve also been wondering if new material from the acclaimed nu-metal group will ever be released. The band has not performed together since October of 2017, mere months after the death of their beloved frontman, Chester Bennington. Lead vocalist Mike Shinoda recently issued the following video statement about the band’s future.
“The only Linkin Park news I have for you is that we talk every few weeks. I talk to the guys, some of the guys and there is no tours, no albums, no music in the pipeline. Let me just tell you that and keep in your minds that is not happening. I’m just going to say that much for now.
In other news concerning Linkin Park, co-founder Mike Shinoda has been enlisted by Warner Recorded Music to be the company’s Community Innovation Advisor. CEO, Max Lousada would state the following via Blabbermouth: “Central to our DNA at Warner is that we start with the artist experience. A passionate creative who’s deeply embedded in the rapidly evolving world of Web3, Mike’s perspective here will be invaluable. As we continue to accelerate deals and build out our expertise across the company, together we’ll navigate the possibilities at the intersection of music and technology with thoughtfulness and authenticity — to the benefit of our entire musical community.”
Shinoda would add: “There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to Web3; every artist and community is unique. Warner has made some strong first steps in this space, and I look forward to playing a role in further exploration — supporting artists in creating new opportunities, and connecting with fans in unimaginable new ways.”
Mike on Linkin Park: "There's no tours, there's no music, there's no albums in the pipeline." pic.twitter.com/wlxd2X7FkM
— Linkin Park Live (@LPLive) April 22, 2022