“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.”