Mike Shinoda Opens Up About Recruiting A New Singer For Linkin Park
by Kristine Sage
A month ago
Linkin Park, the rock band behind the multi-Platinum 2000s teenage hits “In The End” and “Numb”, has discussed the possibility of recruiting a new lead vocalist for the band. Mike Shinoda, the band’s co-founder, rhythm guitarist and primary songwriter, has spoken about what the future holds for the group following the death of their frontman, Chester Bennington.
According to a recent interview, Mike Shinoda expressed that looking for another singer is “not the goal right now”. “I think it has to happen naturally,” he said. “And if we find somebody that’s a great person that we think is a good personality fit and a good stylistic fit, then I could see trying to do some stuff with somebody.”
He added that the potential change wouldn’t be “for the sake of replacing” Bennington, because he “wouldn’t wanna ever feel like we were replacing Chester.”
Shinoda also expressed that he felt that not being on stage or on the road seemed “not healthy”. “If doing that means that we need to have some other people in the mix in order to do it and do it well, then he would do that.”