LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda Refuses To Do A Chester Bennington Hologram Tour
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died on July 20, the band performed a touching tribute concert in his memory, and now Linkin Park is just sort of laying low figuring out what (if anything) to do. As noted by Alternative Nation, during an Instagram live question and answer session, a fan asked Shinoda if there would ever be a Dio-like hologram of Chester on a Linkin Park tour.
Shinoda was not having it:
"Can we not do a holographic Chester? I can't even wrap my head around the idea of a holographic Chester. I've actually heard other people outside the band suggest that, and there's absolutely no way. I cannot fuck with that.
"I can't do a hologram Chester you guys, that would be the worst. For any of you guys who have lost a loved one, best friend, family member, can you imagine having a hologram of them? Awful. I can't do it. I don't know what we're going to do, but we'll figure it out eventually."
I mean come on. The guy hasn't been dead for six months and there have allegedly been suggestions of a hologram tour. It just seems wrong, especially considering the grieving process for the band and Chester's friends and family are still very fresh in their minds.
Plus, the whole "seeing a hologram" thing seems stupid to me still. I'm basically just listening to a band backing up some vocal tracks.