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Linkin Park releases new song with Chester Bennington
February 11, 2023
Linkin Park is undoubtedly one of the greatest rock bands in music history. In the early 2000s, they shocked the whole world with their album “Meteora”, especially “Numb”, which is the band’s most famous song. This song even had a remix with Jay-Z which made them even more popular in the world.
In May 2017, they released their last album together, ‘One More Light’, and people were happy for their comeback. But unfortunately, their singer, Chester Bennington, was not well for a while, he went through a terrible depression, and everyone around him knew it. That’s why, even though people thought he was better, he was found dead at his California residence. The cause of his death was confirmed as suicide. And nothing really happened with the band after that, since Chester seems irreplaceable. But after all these years comes something new from the band, a new song featuring Chester Bennington on vocals. And more than that, this song is a lost song originally made for a legendary album.
Linkin Park’s unreleased masterpiece Meteora
On Twitter – and this was a huge surprise – it was revealed that Linkin Park will release a new song in which Chester Bennington will sing. The song, titled “Lost”, is expected to be released on February 10, on the occasion of Meteora’s 20th anniversary.
And it was kind of a surprise. Because in case you didn’t know, one of the band’s members, Mike Shinoda, is now a Twitch streamer, and whenever someone asks him a question about Linkin Park, he doesn’t have much to say: “The only news from Linkin Park is… Yeah, we talk every few weeks— i’m talking to the guys, or some guys, and there’s no tours, no music, no albums in the works. So remember that it’s not happening.”
He went on to say, “That’s all I’m going to say for now, because whenever the band says or does anything, everyone tries to start the hype train and we’re like, ‘No, no. no no. Don’t start the hype train. You will disappoint yourself. Do not do this.” So that’s 100% clear, no song should have been released and that was basically the end of Linkin Park. But it seems they’ve decided to give fans one last treat to remember their most famous album and their friend and singer Chester Bennington.
No one will ever replace Chester Bennington
That was one of the rumors four years ago, just two years after Chester Bennington disappeared. Linkin Park is rumored to be looking for a female singer. Mike Shinoda couldn’t take this false information any longer and decided to clear things up on his Twitter: “Let’s clear up a rumor: we are not looking for a new singer, and if it happens organically, I’d be open . It seems pretty straightforward, but I think it’s hard for some people to understand.” So Mike completely denied those rumors and it turned out to be a good thing because Linkin Park had a hard time and is still struggling with the death of his friend. This happened when Chester should have been feeling better, so it was a real shock to them.
However, even if no one will ever replace Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda has said that the group is still open to finding a new singer, but not replacing him, and he made that very clear in an interview with Rock Antenne: “That’s not my goal right now. . I think it should happen naturally. And if we find somebody who’s a great personality and who we think fits his personality and his style, I would see myself trying to do something with somebody…I never want to feel like we’re replacing Chester.”
Afterward, he added, “I know the other guys, they like to be on stage, they like to be in the studio, and so, I don’t know, it would be almost unhealthy for them not to do that. If that means we need a few more people in the mix to get it right and do it well, then we would do that… But like I said before, of course it has to happen. I don’t sell out and put up ‘singer wanted’ posters.” So if we understand correctly, Linkin Park is open to finding a new singer, but of course it has to happen, like with Chester Bennington, when the whole team met.