Mike Shinoda has provided an update on the future of Linkin Park

"I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we'll figure it out eventually."

Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda has provided an update on the future of the group, ruling out the prospect of touring with a holographic Chester Bennington.

The nu-metal icons last performed at a tribute concert in October to celebrate the life of Bennington after his death earlier this year.

But while the group are yet to confirm if they will continue with a new lead vocalist, Shinoda has now confirmed that they won’t tour with a holographic imagining of their late frontman.

Responding to a fan during a recent Instagram live, Shinoda said: “I’ve actually heard other people outside the band suggest that and there’s absolutely no way… 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.”

Meanwhile, Shinoda recently opened up on the release of Linkin Park’s new live album – and discussed how the record was a “beautiful” way of reflecting on the band’s time with Bennington.

“It’s a really nice way to showcase what a special experience each night was,” he told Billboard.

“And while I don’t know what comes next for us together or individually, this album is certainly a beautiful way of looking back at the body of work we created with Chester.”