We’re working on the new Linkin Park album right now. Will we have a new album out in 2009? Absolutely!
And, of course, by “Absolutely,” I mean, “Absolutely, as long as things go smoothly and the ideas are flowing, and we don’t hit any scheduling problems or massive writers block.”
Jokes aside, the pic below is from my studio; Chester and I were listening to all the demos I’ve been writing in the past 6-12 months in busses, studios overseas, and my studio.
When we’re out on the road doing shows, I generally keep the music on a safe hard drive, in a format that you can’t download onto your iPod (gotta be careful). I also don’t like playing stuff for anyone unless I feel like I’ve given it a proper amount of love. That means I go for months where I write stuff and don’t really play it for anyone.
This week, we went through about 35 new demos, most of which had only had my hands on them thus far. The process is a little scary; it’s like saying, “here are the songs that I think should make up our next album.” Luckily, nobody hates the songs (at least most of them!), and we’re looking forward to getting started on this album in the coming months.
I just did an insightful interview with a gentleman named Mikael Wood for a piece in an upcoming issue of Revolver magazine. Check for it in the coming months, I think it was an ’09 music preview article.
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