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Linkin Park to Drop Unreleased Song "Lost" Featuring Chester Bennington

Tue 07 Feb 2023 | 01:43 PM
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American rock band Linkin Park announced Monday a previously unreleased song "Lost", featuring vocals from Chester Bennington, who tragically died by suicide at 41 on July 20, 2017.

The band took to social media to promote the release of the single in an 18-second clip of a person in a gas mask spray painting the lens of the camera.

The unearthed song is slated to drop on Friday, February 10.

The release comes in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the group's 2003 record "Meteora", which featured singles such as "Numb", "Somewhere I Belong", "Faint", and "Breaking the Habit".

Linkin Park has remained inactive since presenting the October 2017 tribute concert "Linkin Park and Friends: Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington", which drew more than 17,000 people to the Hollywood Bowl.

Linkin Park achieved huge commercial and critical success beginning in the early 2000s with hits such as "One Step Closer", "In the End", and "Crawling", the latter of which earned the band a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002.

The band would go on to capture another Grammy in 2006 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Numb/Encore", a collaboration with Jay-Z.

The band co-founder Mike Shinoda last year said that he remained in contact with his bandmates.

"The only Linkin Park news I have for you is that… yeah, we talk every few weeks - I talk to the guys, or some of the guys,' Shinoda said in an April 2022 stream on Twitch that was featured on a fan page for the band.

"And there's no tours, there's no music, there's no albums in the pipeline. Okay, so let me just tell you that. So just keep in your minds that that is not happening. I'm just gonna say that much for now. I say that because anytime the band says anything or does anything, everyone tries to start up the hype train, and we're like, "No, no, no, no. Don't start up the hype train." You're gonna disappoint yourself. Don't do that."

Shinoda and the band paid tribute to Bennington when they won the favorite alternative rock artist award at the American Music Awards in November 2017, in the months following the lead singer's passing.

He added that fellow nominees such as Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots 'said really wonderful things about Chester and they were similar to the things that our fans said all around the world about him.'

Shinoda continued:" We want to dedicate this award to him, to his memory, to his talent, to his sense of humor, to his joy. Remember, you guys - all of you, tonight - whether you're a fan or an artist, I want you guys to take a moment to appreciate what you've got and make Chester proud."