LINKIN PARK Bassist Says "I Think We Will Do Music Again"
Linkin Park's future as a band has and probably will be very quiet for quite some time. Frontman Chester Bennington passed away on July 20, 2017, and after a tribute concert loaded with star guests, the band has remained dormant and engulfed in their own separate projects. In January, keyboardist and vocalist Mike Shinoda said "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," and now bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell echoes that sentiment to SiriusXM's "Volume West."
In the interview, Farrell says Linkin Park does want to continue as a band, but needs to figure out exactly what their future looks like without Bennington.
"It's a big question. I think the easiest way to answer it is probably just to say I don't know. And then I can expound upon that."
"The five of us, we still love getting a chance to hang out. We hang out quite a bit. I think we will do music again. We all want to. We all still enjoy being together and being around each other. But we have a huge process to figure out what we wanna do and what that's gonna look like. And I don't have a timetable for how long that'll take. I've never been down that road [or gone through] that process completely, so it's really hard to put a time or a day."
Farrell also thanks fans for their positivity and understanding on social media.
"In fairness, one of the things that I think has been ridiculously cool about Linkin Park fans and our fanbase is how supportive they've been of us in that process. Social media, notoriously, can be a really negative place, and it is, like, 99.9 percent positive — what I see — from our fans just saying, 'We're here. We want to hear what you guys are doing. We want to be involved, but we get it. We want you guys also to be healthy and happy, and do what's right for you as well.' And we hear that message — we receive that, we get that from that community and from that fanbase — and it's really, really something that is special, and I can't say 'thank you' enough for that."
You can listen to the full interview below.