Mike Shinoda opens up about the future of Linkin Park

Yesterday (July 20) marked the one year anniversary since frontman Chester Bennington died

Mike Shinoda has given his thoughts on the future of Linkin Park.

Yesterday (July 20) marked the one year anniversary since frontman Chester Bennington died.

In a new interview with NME, which you can watch below, he revealed which of the songs by his old band he found most difficult to play and he has opened up about where the future of Linkin Park lies.

“I don’t really know where it’s gonna go,” he said. “I’m basically trying to keep everything really open (right now).

“I’m more excited about shows now than any time I can remember, just even doing a club show the other night for 600 people. I’d written like a set for 60 minutes and I was onstage for 85, just kind of milking it. I was actually talking a lot, I added songs to the set and I was just enjoying being up there. We were just having this really cool, communal energy or something.

“So I’m really just looking forward to more of that and wherever that takes me.”

The band also led tributes to Bennington, saying they were “eternally grateful” to have worked with the singer.

“It has been a year since your passing – a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal and recognition”, the band wrote.

“And yet it still feels like you are close by, surrounding us with your memory and your light. Your one-of-a-kind spirit has authored an indelible imprint on our hearts – our jokes, our joy and our tenderness.

“Eternally grateful for the love, life and creative passion you shared with us and the world. We miss you more than words can express.”