LINKIN FURIOUS!

The band say they want to end their contract with Warner Music in a row over the promotion of their forthcoming album...

LINKIN PARK have said they want to end their contract with WARNER MUSIC in a row over the promotion of their forthcoming album.

The band claim the label will be unable “to compete” on a global scale because of “diminished resources” at the company.

A statement issued by the band’s management company reads: “Linkin Park has become increasingly concerned that WMG’s diminished resources will leave it unable to compete in today’s global music marketplace, resulting in a failure to live up to WMG’s fiduciary responsibility to market and promote Linkin Park.”

According to the New York Times, the band have delayed the production of their new album, which was due next year.

A spokesperson for Warner Music told the New York Times “While Linkin Park‘s talent is without question, the band’s management is using fictitious numbers and making baseless charges and inflammatory threats in what is clearly a negotiating tactic.”

The band have sold an estimated 35 million records worldwide.