"I don’t think to our fans it’s been any secret that Linkin Park has been a very strong influence on our band and our material..." said Chris Motionless.
"[They were] one of the first bands of the genre that I ever heard that got me into a lot of the bands that came after…"
"I owe a lot to ‘Hybrid Theory’ as a person, and I know it means a lot to these guys in this band."
"Not just 'Hybrid Theory', but I’m talking about a lot of albums that followed, all amazing masterpieces by Linkin Park."
Chris also encouraged fans to support each other in times of crisis.
"Reach out to your friends, reach out to your family, go to your favourite band’s social pages and reach out to some of the fans of the same bands you love," he said.
"Something I’ve learned in 11 years of touring, especially last summer, is that there’s a lot of fucking people, who are just as much a fan of a band as you are, that are willing to reach out and help you through your personal shit. I need every fucking one of you to be there for each other, every single time that hand extends."
The Samaritans can be contacted free on 116 123 (in the UK) or by email on [email protected] If you are in the US, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255.