Mike Shinoda Says There Are No Plans for New Linkin Park Albums or Live Shows

Mike Shinoda has revealed that at this time there are no plans for Linkin Park to release new music or perform at any concerts. Shinoda was recently appointed Community Innovation Advisor of Warner Recorded Music (WRM). He addressed the future of Linkin Park as a band during a Twitch livestream on Friday (April 22).

“The only Linkin Park news I have for you is that… Yeah, we talk every few weeks — I talk to the guys, or some of the guys,” he said. “And there’s no tours, there’s no music, there’s no albums in the pipeline. Okay, so let me just tell you that. So just keep in your minds that that is not happening.


“I’m just gonna say that much for now,” he continued. “I say that because anytime the band says anything or does anything, everyone tries to start up the hype train, and we’re, like, ‘No, no, no, no. Don’t start up the hype train.’ You’re gonna disappoint yourself. Don’t do that.”


Linkin Park has not performed together in public since October 2017, when the surviving members staged a tribute concert in Los Angeles to singer Chester Bennington. The band has not officially announced whether it intends to carry on following the death of Bennington, who committed suicide in July 2017 at the age of 41.