Mike Shinoda: There’s ‘No Way’ I’d Perform With a Chester Bennington Hologram
Too soon? Mike Shinoda recently conducted an Instagram live video where he discussed Linkin Park's One More Light Live album and took questions from fans and one of those questions addressed the potential for Chester Bennington's return via hologram.
In the rock and metal world, we've already seen Ronnie James Dio hit the stage with his former bandmates as the Dio Returns world tour kicked off on Dec. 6 in Germany. Plans for a Frank Zappa hologram are also in the works, but Shinoda has affirmed this will not be the case with Linkin Park's late singer. “Can we not do a holographic Chester? I can’t even wrap my head around the idea of a holographic Chester. I’ve actually heard other people outside the band suggest that, and there’s absolutely no way. I cannot fuck with that," he stated (via Alternative Nation).
Shinoda remained unwavering in his stance as he continued, “I can’t do a hologram Chester you guys, that would be the worst. For any of you guys who have lost a loved one, best friend, family member, can you imagine having a hologram of them? Awful. I can’t do it."
The future of the band remains uncertain. Prior to canceling their tour of Japan, Linkin Park stated they had contemplated moving forward with the tour, indicating that they have not made the decision to end the band. "I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’ll figure it out eventually," added Shinoda in the Instagram live chat.
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