Linkin Park will not tour with Chester Bennington hologram: “Those are creepy”

Author Hernan Osuna - 14.3.2023

Many fans in the metal world will remember how the late great singer Ronnie James Dio toured the world as a hologram. The use of the hologram garnered a lot of negative feedback, and currently, the Dio hologram is on hiatus.

Luckily, however, Linkin Park fans will not have to see the late Chester Bennington on stage as a hologram, at least not according to Mike Shinoda. In an interview with 94.5 The Buzz, Shinoda said that the idea of having a hologram Bennington is creepy, though he gets how the technology might work for other artists.

Those are creepy. Even if we weren’t talking about us, if we weren’t talking about Chester, which is… that’s a very sensitive subject, and we would have our feelings about how we would represent that… For me, that’s a clear no; I’m not into that. But even as a viewer of, like, just a fan of another band — like I heard ABBA, for example, they’re doing a hologram show, and they’re still alive.

Then you get to have an opinion about it based on, like… They’re all still here, and yet they wanna do it this way because they wanna transport you back to that moment in time where those songs were new and it was whatever era it was. I get that; I see that. I’m not positive, even under those circumstances, I’m not positive I personally would not buy a ticket to the show. But [other people] would. That’s fine.”, Shinoda added.

Check the full interview below: