Linkin Park are “working up ideas" for new music

30 April 2020, 23:04 | Updated: 30 April 2020, 23:06

The surviving members of Linkin Park
The surviving members of Linkin Park. Picture: James Minchin/Press

The surviving members of the nu metal band have revealed they are working from home and keeping in contact via video call.

Linkin Park's bassist has revealed that the band are working on ideas for new music.

The In The End rockers have been on hiatus since the tragic death of frontman Chester Bennington - who took his own life in July 2017.

However, they have now revealed that they had been working together writing new music before the coronavirus lockdown and they continue to do so, while checking in with one another on Zoom.

On an episode of the Dan Really Likes Wine live-stream, bassist Dave Farrell said: "For us, with the band, we've been kinda writing and doing that before this all started.

"So casually at this point, we're doing Zoom meetings to eat lunch together and say, 'Hi'.

"But we're not able to get together and write or do that whole bit.

"So [we're] working at home a little bit, working up ideas."

He added: "I've been playing a lot of drums, just to do something new - I've been doing that for the last year, year and a half, and purposely making as much noise as possible to create my own space in the house."

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Previously, the band had said they would make a comeback but a timescale for their reunion remains undecided.

DJ Joe Hahn said to South Korean newspaper Yonhap: "The members are taking care of themselves and their families and are going through the problems in their own way

"And ... Now the band has started talking about making new music together."

Asked when they plan to reunite, he confessed: "Maybe in about 10 years? It might be sooner.

"I don't want to set a deadline. We just want to focus on the present and talk about music. We aren't discussing detailed plans. I just want to go back to those days when I made music in the warehouse."

Since they went on a break, Bennington's pre-Linkin Park band old band Grey Daze have been working on completing an album featuring the posthumous vocals of the late rock legend.

Amends is due to be released this summer.

Meanwhile, co-lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda released his debut solo LP 'Post Traumatic' in 2018.

And Mike previously opened up on the prospect of finding a new singer for Linkin Park.

He said: "I think it has to happen naturally.

"And if we find somebody that's a great person that we think is a good personality fit and a good stylistic fit, then I could see trying to do some stuff with somebody."

Linkin Park's last album together was 2017's One More Light.

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