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Linkin Park have unreleased music with Chester Bennington, says Mike Shinoda


Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda says the band are sitting on previously unreleased material featuring Chester Bennington.

Bennington, who died in 2017, was the enigmatic lead vocalist of the band before he tragically committed suicide at the age of 41.

However, Bennington’s former bandmate, Shinoda, has explained that the group may well have some new music in the bag for the future.

“There was a song, a ‘One More Light’ song,” Shinoda said while appearing as part of a panel of musicians and friends of Deftones and pointed out by Spin. “We mixed more [songs] than [are on] the finished album and we mixed a couple [of] other songs just to see if one of them would make the cut or whatever. [Or] if we could use it for a B-side and it was ‘Friendly Fire.’”

“Friendly Fire” was originally recorded during the One More Light sessions and recorded with the band’s late co-frontman Chester Bennington. Despite folks clamoring to hear the song after he mentioned it, Shinoda quickly told them that they shouldn’t hold their collective breaths.

“You literally are going to have to wait years to hear that song FYI,” he added.