Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell Thinks Linkin Park Members Will Make Music Again
The question of whether or not Linkin Park will continue after the tragic loss of Chester Bennington remains constant. None of the members have ruled out the possibility, but have been reluctant to say anything concrete about the band's future. Bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell still doesn't know the answer, but seems to think that new music is inevitable.
"It's a big question," he admitted when addressing Linkin Park's future during an appearance on Sirius XM's Volume West. "I think the easiest way to answer it is probably just to say I don't know. And then I can expound upon that," he went on. "The five of us, we still love getting a chance to hang out. We hang out quite a bit. I think we will do music again. We all want to. We all still enjoy being together and being around each other," Farrell explained.
"But we have a huge process to figure out what we wanna do and what that's gonna look like," he cautioned, adding, "And I don't have a timetable for how long that'll take. I've never been down that road [or gone through] that process completely, so it's really hard to put a time or a day."
The bassist commended the fans for their support as the members of Linkin Park plot their next move, if there is one. "Social media, notoriously, can be a really negative place, and it is, like, 99.9 percent positive — what I see — from our fans just saying, 'We're here. We want to hear what you guys are doing. We want to be involved, but we get it. We want you guys also to be healthy and happy, and do what's right for you as well,'" said Farrell, confirming that the message is received. "It's really, really something that is special, and I can't say 'thank you' enough for that."
Farrell and Mike Shinoda shared the stage on Halloween earlier this year. Shinoda was performing a solo show in Las Vegas and the bassist joined him on a handful of Linkin Park songs including "Papercut," "Iridescent," "Castle of Glass" and "Good Goodbye / "Bleed It Out."
Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell on Linkin Park's Future
Top 100 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 21st Century