Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Chats About New Single, 'Heavy'

Chester Bennington, 40, of rock band Linkin Park dropped by to chat about the band's upcoming May 19th album, One More Light. The first single off the record is 'Heavy,' is a duet with Kiiara

One More Light is Linkin Park's seventh studio album and the first album for band that will be distributed to both Top 40 Radio and Rock Radio. 

When asked about their formula for lasting longevity in the music business, Chester told us, "For us… the fact that we’ve always been so open to just kinda write whatever we feel inspired to write, and not really locking us into a specific place, in terms of genre or style, that’s the thing that is the most exciting for us. We really want to be a band that melts the walls of genre."

Kiiara is the first female to be featured on a Linkin Park track. She was offered the gig after appearing on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show where she admitted that Linkin Park is one of her favorite bands. She then emailed the group and said they should check her out. The email paid off big time. 

Looking ahead, the band is eligible to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2025. Bennington believes the band has a 100 percent chance of being inducted. Linkin Park has received two Grammy Awards since their inception in 1999. Their first album "Hybrid Theory" earned 30 million dollars in sales, making it the best-selling debut album of the 21st Century. 

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Check out the video interview below or listen to the full audio interview on the Elvis Duran iHeartRadio On-Demand Channel.


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