Linkin Park Reveal Unreleased Song With Chester Bennington

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.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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