Mike Shinoda recently spoke about the future of Linkin Park during a Twitch livestream on Friday, April 22. The musician revealed that there are no plans for new music or live shows from the band in the near future. Watch a video clip of the stream below.
“The only Linkin Park news I have for you is… Yeah, we talk every few weeks…” he said. “There are no tours, there is no music, there are no albums in the works. Let me tell you this. Just keep in mind that this does not happen. I’m just going to say the same for now.”
He went on to explain, “Every time the band says or does something, everybody tries to start the hype train. And we’re like, ‘No, no, no, no. Don’t start the hype train. will disappoint you.'”
Linkin Park haven’t performed together since 2017, when the surviving members held a tribute concert for their late vocalist Chester Bennington.
The group has also not released new music since Bennington’s death. They did, however, release an anniversary edition of their 2000 debut studio album. Hybrid theory in 2020.
In other Mike Shinoda news, he was recently appointed as Community Innovation Advisor for Warner Recorded Music. He will work closely with Warner Music management to help shape an “artist-centric approach to Web3.”