Almost a year since Chester Bennington passing away and fans of Linkin Park still mourn. However, they are also wondering if the band will continue without Chester. Mike Shinoda did a podcast interview talking how he and his band-mates are feeling after Chester’s death.
When asked if Linkin Park will go on, Mike said:
“I don’t know. That’s the million dollar question, right? And unfortunately, I’ve said it before, but unfortunately there aren’t any answers to that at this point. It would be awesome if there were. That would be really easy. I wish we were in a Brian Johnson/Bon Scott situation where it’s like, no, the guy, our best friend, who sang for the band who passed away, he literally said, ‘This is the guy,’ and we listened to the guy and the guy’s definitely the guy, and we all love hanging out with him, and we want to play with him. That’s not a normal… That didn’t happen to anybody else, really. That hasn’t happened to us.”
— Linkin Park Live (@LPLive) June 11, 2018
Mike also discussed how the guys are feeling:
“If somebody comes and says, ‘Hey Linkin Park, do you want to play a show in Germany?’ then you have to have a discussion with all the guys, and you have one guy who’s like, ‘I definitely don’t want to do it,’ and you have one guy who says, ‘I don’t know, maybe, maybe we shouldn’t do it,’ and two guys who say, ‘We definitely need to do it,’ and then there’s concerns. All that noise, that is not something I can deal with right now, and it’s not a knock on anybody else. Any one of us could be the outlier opinion, the minority voice on something, but I definitely need some more simplicity in terms of decision making.