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Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Rules Out Chester Bennington Hologram

December 18, 2017

By Hayden Wright Since Chester Bennington's death by suicide in July, Linkin Park have put on a tribute show and released a live album, but their future as a band remains uncertain.  Durning a recent Instagram Live chat one fan wondered whether the group would possibly perform with a hologram of Bennington—a notion Mike Shinoda quickly shut down. Related: Mike Shinoda Speaks Candidly on Grief, Reflects on Linkin Park’s Live Album "I've actually heard other people outside the band suggest that and there's absolutely no way," he said. "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?" he added. "Awful. I can’t do it. I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’ll figure it out eventually." Watch the full live session here.