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Linkin Park Are Using Lockdown To Work On New Music

Linkin Park Are Using Lockdown To Work On New Music

Linkin Park have announced they've been working on new material.

Bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell made the interesting revelation while being interviewed on the online wine show Dan Really Likes Wine.

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It's certainly not a pairing you would expect but this is what's happening people.

Phoenix explained during the chat that the members of the epic alternative rock band responsible for 'Numb' and 'In The End' are using the coronavirus-related lockdown in America to come up with new music.

He added: "At this point right now, I think globally we're all doing a version of the same thing, you know, trying to stay home and trying to stay as healthy as possible.

"For us, with the band, we've been kinda writing and doing that before this all started, so casually at this point we're doing Zoom meetings to eat lunch together and say, 'Hi.'

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Linkin Park. Credit: PA
Linkin Park. Credit: PA

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"But we're not able to get together and write or do that whole bit. So working at home a little bit, working up ideas.

"I've been playing a lot of drums, just to do something new - I've been doing that for the last year, year and a half, and purposely making as much noise as possible to create my own space in the house."

The band have been on indefinite hiatus since 2017 after singer Chester Bennington tragically took his own life.

There have been rumblings from the rest of the band about producing new material in the years since, with talk of the band putting together a LP or even a few songs. However, nothing concrete has come to fruition.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Questions have also been raised about whether Linkin Park would get a new singer or continue with the band members currently listed.

Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda told Rock Antenne last year: "I know the other guys, they love to be onstage, they love to be in a studio, and so to not do that would be like, I don't know, almost like unhealthy.

"It's not my goal to look for a new singer. If it does happen, it has to happen naturally.

"If we find someone that is a great person and good stylistic fit, I could see trying to do some stuff with somebody. I would never want to feel like we are replacing Chester."

Only time will tell how the new material will look and whether it's the same Linkin Park or a new style.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.