ABC/Randy HolmesIn a recent interview with Music Week, Chester Bennington joked that fans who think Linkin Park “sold out” because their new album One More Light takes a poppier direction should “stab [themselves] in the face.” Now, in a conversation with the U.K.’s Kerrang! Radio, the singer has doubled down on his comments with some more suggestions for fans accusing the band of just following the money.
“Either you like the song or you don’t and if you don’t like the song because you hear it on a knee-jerk reaction [that] is like, ‘oh it doesn’t have metal in it so I don’t like it,’ that’s fine, like whatever,” Bennington begins.
He then adds, “But if you’re gonna be the person that says, ‘They made a marketing decision to make this kind of record to make money,’ you can f****** meet me outside and I will punch you in your f****** mouth because that is the wrong f****** answer.”
So be sure to keep that in mind if you catch Linkin Park on their forthcoming North American One More Light tour, which kicks off July 27 in Boston.
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