Mike Shinoda on Linkin Park's Future: 'I Can't Do a Hologram Chester'

Linkin Park, Chester Bennington 2017
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Linkin Park's Chester Bennington performs at the iDays Festival 2017 at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on June 17, 2017 in Monza, Italy.

Since the tragic death of singer Chester Bennington over the summer, the future of Linkin Park has been up in the air.

The band’s Mike Shinoda recently took to Instagram live to answer fans’ questions, and one possibility he definitively ruled out, as Alternative Nation reports, is the possibility of touring with a hologram.

“Can we not do a holographic Chester? I can’t even wrap my head around the idea of a holographic Chester,” he says.  

“I’ve actually heard other people outside the band suggest that, and there’s absolutely no way. I cannot f--- with that,” Shinoda continued. “I can’t do a hologram Chester you guys, that would be the worst. For any of you guys who have lost a loved one, best friend, family member, can you imagine having a hologram of them? Awful. I can’t do it. I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’ll figure it out eventually.”

On Friday (Dec. 15), Linkin Park released One More Night Live, which features 16 songs from the European leg of band’s tour of the same name.

Linkin Park staged an all-star tribute concert for Bennington during October in Los Angeles. It hasn't announced any plans moving forward, or even if Linkin Park will continue as a band, and Shinoda says the healing process is ongoing right now.

This article originally appeared on Stereogum.

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