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.”