Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda says the band will continue after the death of Chester Bennington.
Bennington passed away at the age of 41 after he was tragically found dead at his California home on July 20.
During a twitter Q&A, one fan asked Shinoda, “Mike what will happen with Linkin Park in the future?”
Shinoda replied, “I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it’ll take time.” You can see the exchange below.
I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it’ll take time. https://t.co/nXLxTSd40J
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) January 25, 2018
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 said.
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.”