Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Discusses New Album, Chester Bennington

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda released an album, "Post Traumatic," which serves as a tribute to Chester Bennington

Ferrall On The Bench
October 29, 2018 - 8:33 am

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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda dropped by CBS Sports Radio to discuss his new album, Post Traumatic, as well as his tour, among other topics.

“I didn’t intend to make this album,” Shinoda said on Ferrall on the Bench. “Whenever I deal with stuff that’s difficult, I grew up painting, drawing and making music, so I always go to those things.”

The album serves as a tribute to former Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide in July 2017.

“Jams turned into songs, and the songs turned into the album,” Shinoda said. “For me, I think it really helped me sort through a lot of stuff and get to a point where I’m less focused on the past and more focused on the future. It’s a really hopeful time.”

Shinoda will spend the next couple of months touring. He plays in New York on Saturday. 

“For me, it’s more about thanking the fans in person,” he said. “Over the last year and change, they’ve really supported me. I see them sending messages of keep going and we love the album, we love the band, we love you – it’s really picking me up and keeping me going.”