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Linkin Park Go Back To Basics For Third Album

Linkin Park Go Back To Basics For Third Album

LA rockers Linkin Park have announced that they are into the mixing stages of their third studio album.

The follow-up to 2003’s hugely successful “Meteora” is as yet untitled, but the band’s co-front man Chester Bennington has been telling us what we can expect from the new material.

The album, co-produced by legend Rick Rubin – whose many credits include The Beastie Boys, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Johnny Cash’s “American” series – is apparently going to be a much darker and calmer affair than on previous records.

“Rick has brought more of a stripped down, classic-rock and hip-hop kind of feel. We're using vintage guitars and drums made out of wood and skin for a more tribal sound. It's definitely not nu-metal," said Bennington.

A new single, also not yet named, will precede the album, though dates for both have yet to be set, they are both expected in the coming months.

The Grammy award-winning band also announced this week that they will headline this year’s Download Festival, Donington Park on June 9.

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