Chester Bennington Says Linkin Park Fans Should “Move On” From ‘Hybrid Theory’
You better check yourself before you wreck yourself, Chester...
I think we all can agree that Linkin Park has changed a LOT since their debut album Hybrid Theory. Some fans have stayed with them during this transition and some haven't. To each their own.
But I think we all can agree that Hybrid Theory and Meteora were their best albums. Minutes to Midnight was good too. But A Thousands Suns, Living Things, and The Hunting Party were just full of hits and misses for me. Yeah, they all landed between #1 and #3 on the Billboard charts but, personally, I just thought they were "okay". You can tell they've been experimenting with new styles and trying to find their new sound these past few years.
Now, with their new song "Heavy" on the Top 40 charts they've finally found their groove in the 'Pop Rock' genre. But some fans are still wanting more "Hybrid Theory" rock. Some of us miss the old early 2000's Linkin Park.
In a recent interview with NME, Chester Bennington addressed those fans that still want more Hybrid Theory rock by saying:
“When we made Hybrid Theory, I was the oldest guy in the band and in my early ’20s. That’s why I guess I’m like: ‘Why are we still talking about Hybrid Theory? It’s fucking years ago. It’s a great record, we love it. Like, move the fuck on.' You know what I mean?” -Chester Bennington in an interview with NME
I just don't understand why you would make amazing music that your fans love, and then almost 20 years later essentially tell them to stop loving it.
YOIU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO, CHESTER BENNINGTON!
*Blasts Hybrid Theory from her desk*