Shinoda recently announced a new solo album ‘Post Traumatic’ in the wake of the tragic death of the band’s co-frontman Chester Bennington back in July 2017 at the age of 41.
Speaking to Alt 98.7, Shinoda opened up about dealing with Bennington’s passing. “In the past few months, [I’ve been] talking to a lot of friends who have gone through loss,” he said. “You lose a grandparent as a kid, that’s different than losing one of your peers, or somebody who is your age or younger. That feels way different, to look at somebody who has stood by that, and then see them overcome different parts of it.”
Shinoda continued: “I realise that I’m definitely not invincible, and I’m definitely not going to make all the right decisions. I promise you I will make mistakes along the way, and that’s fine with me. As long as I can just walk that path and figure it out as I go, I feel like that helps bring that community together.”
Shinoda went on to discuss how he has been inspired by how Grohl dealt with Kurt Cobain‘s death.
“If I’m on the other side of that, and I see somebody doing well, for example Dave Grohl after Nirvana, seeing him do the thing and get back up and create Foo Fighters out of nothing. That’s a moment where you go, that can be done, it feels heroic.”
Shinoda recently responded to speculation over the future of his band, saying that he has “no answer” for fans.
Shinoda’s ‘Post Traumatic’ album follows on from January’s ‘Post Traumatic EP’. The solo LP will be released on June 15 via Warner Bros.