Chvrches hit back at Linkin Park's 'Disney music' jibe with three-hour spoof video – watch

The YouTube clip shows the nu-metal band's Mike Shinoda with an 'I love Chvrches' speech bubble

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Chvrches have hit back at Linkin Park rapper Mike Shinoda, who previously called them "Disney Commercial music".

Yesterday, an interview emerged showing the synth-pop trio calling the nu-metal band's music "pointless", with singer Lauren Mayberry saying his comments were "complete bullshit".

Now the band have released a spoof video apologising for the comments. The three-hour YouTube clip, which you can watch above, is titled 'Mike Shinoda 3 hr Chvrches megamix' and features an image of Shinoda with a speech bubble proclaiming "I love Chvrches" as The Knack's 'My Sharona' plays on a loop in the background. Tweeting the video, Chvrches wrote: "Sorry mike ;-)".

Shinoda made the comments in an interview with Noisey back in April, when he said: "There’s so much music out there; there’s so much stuff that sounds like Haim or Chvrches or Vampire Weekend that I’m full. The thing I’m hungry for is not that. I turn on the rock station in LA and it sounds like Disney commercial music."

Responding to his comments in an interview with Swiss TV channel Joiz, Mayberry said: "It’s not an opinion I would worry about hugely," she said. "It’s not my kind of music. They’ve been on the radio for how long, and I just don’t listen to that radio station. That’s a smarter move than saying something for a tagline… I think that’s silly. Live and let live. I will continue to probably not buy Linkin Park albums."

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