Mike Shinoda Vehemently Opposes Using a Hologram of Chester For Linkin Park Shows

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For you Linkin Park fans – would you pay to see the band perform live with a holographic Chester Bennington? Or, would such news really upset you?

There is much to debate when it comes to the use of holographic technology being used to present deceased celebrities to audiences. And when it comes to the idea of a holographic Bennington appearing in Linkin Park shows, Mike Shinoda has a hard stance.

While talking to Theresa Rockface of 94.5 The Buzz, Shinoda talked about such tech being used in live music.

Though Shinoda is not entirely against the use of holographic technology, when it comes to the idea of the late Linkin Park singer being represented in holographic form, Shinoda says that is a “clear no” for him.

Regarding holographic images of deceased musicians that have appeared during past live shows, Shinoda shares the following: (the following quotes were transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“Those are creepy. Even if we weren’t talking about us, if we weren’t talking about Chester, which is… that’s a very sensitive subject, and we would have our feelings about how we would represent that…

“For me, that’s a clear no; I’m not into that. But even as a viewer of, like, just a fan of another band — like I heard ABBA, for example, they’re doing a hologram show, and they’re still alive.

“Then you get to have an opinion about it based on, like… They’re all still here, and yet they wanna do it this way because they wanna transport you back to that moment in time where those songs were new and it was whatever era it was. I get that; I see that.

“I’m not positive, even under those circumstances, I’m not positive I personally would buy a ticket to the show. But [other people] would. That’s fine.”

What do you make of Shinoda’s points regarding how ABBA uses such technology? Overall, does the use of such technology to create imagery of deceased artists give you the creeps?

In other news related to the Linkin Park member, he has another brand new song out (which is also a part of the movie Scream 6); that new song is titled “In My Head” and you can check it out below.

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