"There aren't any answers to that at this point. It would be awesome if there were. That would be really easy."
While earlier this year Mike Shinoda tweeted that he had every intention of continuing Linkin Park in the wake of the tragic loss of frontman Chester Bennington, now the future of the band seems less certain.
I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it’ll take time. https://t.co/nXLxTSd40J— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) 25 January 2018
As a guest on the iHeart Radio podcast, Shinoda was fairly candid about the future of the band, and not having any answers on what would happen next for them.
When asked if there's any kind of future for Linkin Park, Shinoda said "I don't know- that's the million dollar question, right? And unfortunatey, I've said it before, but there aren't any answers to that at this point. It would be awesome if there were. That would be really easy."
Explaining the situation a little more, he continued to say “If somebody comes and says, ‘Hey, Linkin Park, do you want to play a show in Germany?’ then you have to have a discussion with all the guys, and you have one guy who’s, like, ‘I definitely don’t want to do it,’ and you have one guy who says, ‘I don’t know. Maybe. Maybe we shouldn’t do it,’ and two guys who say, ‘We definitely need to do it,’ and then there’s concerns.”
He continued to explain that the decision making process comes down to each of the members of the band, and that it's difficult to establish any kind of consensus across the board, stating “All that noise, that is not something I can deal with right now, and it’s not a knock on anybody else. Anyone of us could be the outlier opinion, the minority voice on something, but I definitely need some more simplicity in terms of decision making.”
At present, Mike Shinoda is working towards the release of his upcoming solo album 'Post Traumatic', which is set for release tomorrow. You can get all of the info on that here.
And just to get you hyped for the album tomorrow, check out 'Running From My Shadow' featuring Grandson below: