LINKIN PARK bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell would like to see the group make more music at some point
Speaking with Saginaw, Michigan rock radio station Z93, LINKIN PARK bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell was asked if he thinks there will ever be any new music from the group. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “The best answer I can give is I think that we will do something again at some point. I think we’ll do, hopefully, new music. And I would love to play some shows.
“The reality of it is that the timetable, I have no idea what that is or what that looks like,” he explained. “And we’re not trying or haven’t made any progress toward doing it.
“The relationship in the band is still intact between all the guys and we’re still in communication, but everybody is always in different kind of spaces. And the amount of earth that needs to be moved to begin the construction project of LINKIN PARK and whatever that may look like is a ton, and it’s not going anywhere fast.
“And so it’s just kind of a ‘wait and see,'” Farrell added. “I know that’s not the answer that anybody wants ’cause it’s not really any information. But at the same time, I think it’s just kind of honestly where it’s at.”
LINKIN PARK has been on an indefinite hiatus since the passing of singer Chester Bennington back in 2017.
“Meteora”, LINKIN PARK’s groundbreaking second album, was released in March 2003 and included the global hit singles “Somewhere I Belong”, “Faint”, “Numb”, “Breaking The Habit” and “From The Inside”.
It has sold over eight million copies in the U.S. and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum, or gold in 15 countries.
To mark the 20th anniversary of this landmark release, it is being reissued on April 7 in multiple formats: Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set, 4 LP Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, 3-disc Deluxe CD and digital: all containing a wealth of previously unreleased or rare tracks. Among the unreleased tracks are several gems previously unknown to LINKIN PARK fans, including “Fighting Myself“, which is composed of vocal stems from the band’s late vocalist Chester Bennington and rap verses from Mike Shinoda. You can listen to the song below.
“Fighting Myself” marks the second “Meteora” outtake to be released following the arrival of “Lost” in February.
LINKIN PARK has been on hiatus since the death of Bennington in 2017.
Last April, Shinoda confirmed that there are no plans for new music, albums or live shows from LINKIN PARK.
Shinoda, who was appointed Community Innovation Advisor of Warner Recorded Music (WRM), addressed LINKIN PARK‘s future during a Twitch livestream, saying: “The only LINKIN PARK news I have for you is that… Yeah, we talk every few weeks — I talk to the guys, or some of the guys,” he said. “And there’s no tours, there’s no music, there’s no albums in the pipeline. Okay, so let me just tell you that. So just keep in your minds that that is not happening.
“I’m just gonna say that much for now,” he continued. “I say that because anytime the band says anything or does anything, everyone tries to start up the hype train, and we’re, like, ‘No, no, no, no. Don’t start up the hype train.’ You’re gonna disappoint yourself. Don’t do that.”