Speaking to fans directly this week during an Instagram live Q&A, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda addressed the blurry future of the band following the death of their beloved singer Chrester Bennington who passed away in July from suicide. Shinoda made one thing very clear, there will not be a live show with a hologram projection of Bennington.
“Can we not do a holographic Chester? I can’t even wrap my head around the idea of a holographic Chester. I’ve actually heard other people outside the band suggest that, and there’s absolutely no way. I cannot f**k with that,. 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.” said Shinoda according to Alternative Nation.
LP released the live album ‘One More Light Live’ on Friday, a collection live recordings on their last tour of Europe with Chester in the spring/early summer of 2017. The recordings take on a whole new meaning considering these would be the last shows with Chester and his amazing voice fronting one of the biggest alt bands of a generation. You can find it on all major streaming platforms including Apple, Spotify, and Google Music.
Here is ‘Crawling’ from the new live album.