Band at work on next set.
A few months after demanding its release from Warner Music Group, Linkin Park and the label have begun to settle their issues. "We're resolving our differences and we're looking forward to putting out a record next year," guitarist Brad Delson told Billboard.biz at the Billboard Music Awards. "We're all focused on the creative process right now."
In May, Linkin Park said it had stopped work on its new album and wanted off WMG's Warner Bros. Records, citing concerns about WMG's cost-cutting strategy and planned use of proceeds from its then-forthcoming IPO. The band further said it believed the actions would make WMG unable to live up to its "fiduciary responsibility" to market and promote the act.
Without revealing details of its business arrangements, MC/vocalist Mike Shinoda says the band has "been working on new stuff for at least a month."