Linkin Park Will Consider "All Possibilities" For Lead Singer

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

April 17, 2019

It's beginning to look more and more likely that Linkin Park will soon reconvene and resume the band's career in the wake of front man Chester Bennington's tragic 2017 death.

The band members have been open about their grief over the past few years and honest about their desire to continue making music. What's been less clear is whether the group will continue together or under the same moniker.

Turntablist Joe Hahn is the latest member to indicate that the band will eventually continue as Linkin Park but with a new lead singer in Bennington's place.

"The members are taking care of themselves and their families and are going through the problems in their own way," Hahn told Yonhap News (via the Linkin Park fan club). "Now the band has started talking about making new music together."

Hahn reiterated that he and his band mates have no deadline on when they'll make a decision.

"We aren't discussing detailed plans," he added. "I just want to go back to those days when I made music in the garage."

When pressed on who would replace Bennington on lead vocals, Hahn replied that "All possibilities are open."

Linkin Park multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda said in February that he believed the band would consider finding a new front man.

Shinoda, who launched a solo career the winter following Bennington's death, added that he felt it was in the best interest of all the band members to continue making music.

"It's not my goal to look for a new singer," Shinoda explained at the time. "If it does happen, it has to happen naturally. If we find someone that is a great person and good stylistic fit, I could see trying to do some stuff with somebody. I would never want to feel like we are replacing Chester."

Photo: Getty Images

Linkin ParkMike Shinoda

Chat About Linkin Park Will Consider "All Possibilities" For Lead Singer

Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.


© 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.