Mike Shinoda Insists Linkin Park Will Carry On

Linkin Park will carry on without singer Chester Bennington, who died last summer, according to bandmate Mike Shinoda.

“I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same,” he tweeted last week, in response to a fan’s question about the future of Linkin Park. “We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it’ll take time.”

That echoes what Shinoda said in December. "I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’ll figure it out eventually," he explained in an Instagram Live session.

One thing we know for sure is that the band will not perform with a Bennington hologram. Shinoda shot down the idea as “awful.”

Bennington was 41 when he took his life at his California home last July.