Since the death of front Chester Bennington in 2017 the future of Linkin Park has remained uncertain. But it seems there’s still some unreleased material from the band as Mike Shinoda recently revealed.
Shinoda recently spoke about the unreleased song “Friendly Fire,” an outtake from the One More Light sessions during one of his livestreams on Twitch. While playing games such as Animal Crossing, Shinoda has been answering fan questions and last week, he opened up about the song.
“There was a song, a One More Light song” Shinoda said. “We mixed more [songs] than [are on] the finished album and we mixed a couple [of] other songs just to see if one of them would make the cut or whatever. [Or] if we could use it for a B-side and it was ‘Friendly Fire.’”
“I still love that song,” he continued. “Is that out somewhere? Did we put ‘Friendly Fire’ out at some point? We didn’t, did we?”
This, of course, led to an uproar of fans begging for the song’s release. Shinoda said it’s not happening anytime soon.
“You literally are going to have to wait years to hear that song FYI,” he said.
While you may not be able to hear the song, you can hear Bennington’s vocals on the upcoming Grey Daze album, Amends, out June 26th. Pre-order the album here.
Mike talking about an unreleased Linkin Park song from One More Light called “Friendly Fire” that he really likes. He says we will hear it eventually. pic.twitter.com/NKc0TgKNEa
— Linkin Park Live (@LPLive) June 18, 2020