LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Promises 'Announcements' This Week

September 18, 2017

There has been a lot of speculation regarding the future of LINKIN PARK following the death last July of singer Chester Bennington, with the surviving band members saying little about it themselves. But co-vocalist Mike Shinoda posted his first Instagram message in more than two weeks on Saturday (September 16),writing, "Good morning. I'm on a bit of a social media diet. Watching not talking. Stay tuned for some announcements this week."

Bennington took his own life at his Los Angeles-area home on July 20.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, it's assumed that some of the announcements Shinoda mentioned will have to do with the public event the band is planning to honor Bennington in Los Angeles.

There has been no indication whether the group intends to continue making music and performing live, although another recent message posted by the band thanked fans for their support as they "build the future of LINKIN PARK."

Bennington's private funeral service took place on July 29 near his home in Palos Verdes, California. It was attended by five hundred guests, including members of all three bands he sang in: LINKIN PARK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and DEAD BY SUNRISE.

Eulogies were delivered by Shinoda and Joseph Hahn of LINKIN PARK and Ryan Shuck from DEAD BY SUNRISE. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' Robert and Dean DeLeo teamed with KINGS OF CHAOS drummer Matt Sorum, Damon Fox and Jimmy Gnecco to perform "Amazing Grace". Keepsakes from the service included programs and lanyards similar to the VIP passes handed out at LINKIN PARK concerts.

LINKIN PARK canceled all plans for the immediate future, including a North American tour.

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