It’s surreal to imagine a new Linkin Park singer. While the band are continuing forth to make new music, the late Chester Bennington was such an essential part of the band. We can’t imagine who could even take on the role of new Linkin Park singer. But apparently, that of Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta has an idea.
On a recent episode of The Jasta Show, Jamey Jasta interviewed that of Sum 41 vocalist Deryck Whibley. Among the topics Jasta and Whibley spoke about, one was if the latter might consider stepping in as the new Linkin Park singer.
It’s worth noting that Sum 41 performed a cover of the Linkin Park song “Faint” with Mike Shinoda at the Reeding and Leeds festivals back in 2008. You can find a video of that Linkin Park cover below:
Regarding Jasta’s question about stepping in as the new Linkin Park vocalist, Whibley said the following (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“I think that’s an impossible task; I think those are impossible shoes to fill. I don’t know if they’re ever gonna do anything. I have no idea what that’s gonna look like or who that could be.”
Jasta made a point to say that Whibley’s vocal style would be a good fit for that of Linkin Park. The Sum 41 vocalist responded by saying, “I’ll take that compliment. I don’t know if I could do that. I don’t know if I agree with you on that.”
When pushed on whether he’d be down to be the new Linkin Park singer, Whibley said, “That is such a non-possibility that it’s too weird to even, like, sort of ‘joke think’ about it. [Laughs] I don’t know. I don’t know how someone could fill those shoes. I think it would be tough.”
What do you think? Would the Sum 41 vocalist be a solid fit as the new Linkin Park singer?
Words by: Michael Pementel