Mike Shinoda clarifies comments regarding possible new Linkin Park singer

ABC/Randy HolmesMike Shinoda has clarified the comments he made regarding the possibility of Linkin Park continuing with a new singer replacing the late Chester Bennington.

Speaking recently to Germany’s Rock Antenne radio station, Shinoda said that finding a new vocalist is “not my goal right now,” but added that if the band were to “find somebody that is a great person that we think is a good personality fit and a good stylistic fit,” then he could “see trying to do some stuff with somebody.”

Apparently, some people took that to mean “Linkin Park is actively searching for a new singer,” which Shinoda is now refuting.

“Lemme clarify a rumor: we are not looking for a new singer, and if it were to happen organically, I’d be open,” Shinoda tweeted. “Seems pretty clear, yet I guess some folks have a hard time understanding.”

“I’m not into predicting the future. The future will happen,” he continued. “Stop making s*** up.”

Linkin Park last played together during the star-studded Bennington memorial concert in October 2017. Since then, Shinoda has been touring solo behind his new album, Post Traumatic.

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