Linkin Park “OK” With Being Nu Metal

Linkin Park

No one should ever be OK with that.

But Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington tells Revolver the band’s accepted the fact that, yes, they’re nu metal. Also known as pure shit.

“I think for the first time in our history, we’re actually OK with being recognized as a nu metal band, especially for what we did early in our careers,” says Bennington, right before taking credit for inventing the genre of poop.

“Because the truth is that when we were first doing it, nobody else really was, especially in terms of integrating the hip-hop thing. There were guys like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and stuff that Anthrax and bands like that had done. But otherwise there was, like us, and Limp Bizkit. And Limp Bizkit, they were fucking awesome, dude,” says Chester.

Wow. Not only does he compare his own band to Limp Bizkit, but then proves he’s back on crack by claiming they were awesome.

“I don’t think there were any other bands fusing those sounds the way our band and their band was. But at the same time, it never felt like we were doing anything that was so ‘out there.’ We just felt like we were making the music we wanted to make.”

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