For the first time in their pathetic existence, Linkin Park is featuring guests on an album.
The forthcoming The Hunting Party will boast guest appearances by Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and Page Hamilton of Helmet.
System of a Down’s Daron Malakian also appears on the album, along with rapper Rakim.
Says Chester Bennington:
“We’ve collaborated with people for the first time, which was inspiring…When we got Page in, Mike [Shinoda] had written this chorus and sang it, and his voice had this tone, and it was unlike anything I’d heard from him before. And I was like, ‘Dude, this is crazy, this sounds like a Helmet song! It’s cool!’ And we were like, ‘Dude, why don’t we see if we can get like Page in here?’ You know? And if that’s why the song says it’s feeling like it should be, then why don’t we just go straight to the source.”
That’s a great story. Remind me to tell my grandkids some day.
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