Is Linkin Park Returning With A Female Singer?

By Katrina Nattress

April 3, 2024

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Mike Shinoda has made it clear that touring is currently off the table for Linkin Park, but could they continue recording music with a new singer? According to Orgy's Jay Gordon, the answer is yes, and with a female singer.

During a recent visit to the Radioactive w/ Mike Z podcast, the singer spoke about his relationship with the band and what he heard about how they're planning to move forward without Chester Bennington. “Very, very cool guys and obviously a great band. They’ve been around a long time and they’re still going for it,” he said. “It’s going to be tough without Chester, but we’ll see. I hear they got a girl singer now. That’s what I heard.”

“Don’t quote me on that," he added. "I’m not sure who the singer is going to be, but I heard it was gonna be female. They might just try to move on like that. That ought to be interesting.”

A day after the interview aired, Gordon shared a statement on Facebook in an attempt to clarify his comments. "With regards to this linkin park singer thing. I know nothing about any of that. People sure do love to take my words out of context," he wrote. "I love those guys and wish them the best...I said nothing about knowing any of that and never brought it up. I love Chester and there will never be another him ever."

Although Linkin Park haven't recorded new music since Bennington's death in 2017, they have released songs from their archive that are new to fans.

Listen to Gordon's remarks about Linkin Park's future above, around the 10:15 mark.

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