View Full Version : Request Sits Down With Chester

02-15-2003, 07:32 PM
This article appears in the latest issue of "Request" magazine:

Request chats with lead singer Chester Bennington

After selling more than 6 million copies of its debut, Hybrid Theory, the complex sextet Linkin Park isn't ready to depart from its winning ways. "Same studio, same equipment, same bobbleheads," assures Chester Bennington, relaxing at home after a December mixing session.
Still, there is a great mystery about a Linkin Park follow-up than is found with most bands. The group's numerous radio hits showed an unpredictable range of styles, and its remix album, Reanimation, showcased rapper and second vocalist Mike Shinoda's experimental openness (and the twisted ideas of two-dozen guest artists). While the remix departure provided a nice summer break from recording, Bennington sees the next studio album, due March 25 as a reintroduction to the core band's unique fusion. "On the first album, once we eventually found the formula, the songs came one right after the other. This time, I think we found a way to do some things we've always wanted to do: a pure hip-hop track, a pure electronically driven track with no guitars...things I don't think we could have pulled off for Hybrid Theory."

02-15-2003, 08:03 PM
Thats CRAZY... he said no guitars!!! So what did Brad do... nothing??? :o

02-15-2003, 08:06 PM
I think he meant that they have made one pure hip-hop track, not that the entire album was non-guitar. That would suck :P

02-15-2003, 08:22 PM
ok good.... i was getting scared :chaz:

02-16-2003, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by Jhhead08@Feb 15 2003, 04:22 PM
ok good.... i was getting scared :chaz:
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