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Linkin Park Release Career-Spanning Greatest Hits Collection, ‘Papercuts’

Linkin Park have unveiled their highly anticipated greatest hits album, Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023), now available through Warner Records. This release coincides with the band celebrating the 20th anniversary of their transformative album Meteora, offering fans a deep dive into their storied career with a compilation of 18 monumental tracks.

The album’s launch is celebrated with a striking visualizer for the track QWERTY, a beloved b-side from the era of their 2007 album Minutes To Midnight.

Papercuts not only revisits fan favorites but also features the never-before-released Friendly Fire, marking it as the band’s thirteenth number-one single. This track is particularly poignant as it includes one of the last recorded vocal performances by the late Chester Bennington, originally penned for their 2017 album One More Light.

Tracklisting for ‘Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023)’:

  1. Crawling
  2. Faint
  3. Numb/Encore
  4. Papercut
  5. Breaking The Habit
  6. In The End
  7. Bleed It Out
  8. Somewhere I Belong
  9. Waiting For The End
  10. Castle Of Glass
  11. One More Light
  12. Burn It Down
  13. What I’ve Done
  14. QWERTY
  15. One Step Closer
  16. New Divide
  17. Leave Out All The Rest
  18. Lost
  19. Numb
  20. Friendly Fire

This compilation not only highlights the evolution of Linkin Park‘s sound over more than two decades but also serves as a testament to their enduring impact on the music industry and their fans worldwide. The album and its special content, including the QWERTY visualizer and Friendly Fire music video, are available for streaming on major platforms.

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Linkin Park Release New Song With Chester Bennington From ‘One More Light’ Era

Linkin Park have officially released Friendly Fire, a previously unreleased track from the One More Light sessions in 2017. Thus meaning that the song features the lead vocals of the late Chester Bennington, offering fans a new piece of his enduring legacy.

The anticipation for Friendly Fire began to build earlier this week when Linkin Park‘s social media profiles, YouTube channel, and Spotify tracks were all subtly updated with a mysterious green hue, sparking speculation among fans. The excitement reached its high with the release of a 30-second preview.

Linkin Park have not only graced their fans with this new song but also announced an upcoming singles compilation titled Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000–2023), set to release on April 12th. This compilation promises to be a comprehensive look at the band’s illustrious career, spanning over two decades of music.

Reflecting on Friendly Fire, Mike Shinoda shared in 2020 that it was one of the songs considered during the One More Light album sessions. Despite not making the original album cut, its release as part of this compilation underlines the band’s desire to share more of their music and Bennington‘s voice with the world.

The release of Friendly Fire and the announcement of the Papercuts compilation follow a year of significant activity for Linkin Park, including the celebration of their influential second album, Meteora, with an anniversary reissue. This release included Lost, another previously unreleased track, showcasing the band’s commitment to exploring their archives and sharing unreleased material with their fans.

The Papercuts album will feature a collection of 20 tracks that have defined Linkin Park‘s career, including classics like In the End, Numb, and Crawling, alongside the newly released Friendly Fire.

Check out the entire setlist here:

1. “Crawling”
2. “Faint”
3. “Numb/Encore”
4. “Papercut”
5. “Breaking the Habit”
6. “In the End”
7. “Bleed It Out”
8. “Somewhere I Belong”
9. “Waiting for the End”
10. “Castle of Glass”
11. “One More Light”
12. “Burn It Down”
13. “What I’ve Done”
14. “QWERTY”
15. “One Step Closer”
16. “New Divide”
17. “Leave Out All the Rest”
18. “Lost”
19. “Numb”
20. “Friendly Fire”

Check out the new song, Friendly Fire, and its accompanying music video below and let us know what you think of it!

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Linkin Park Surprise Fans With New Teaser From The ‘One More Light’ Era

In an unexpected move that has thrilled fans worldwide, Linkin Park released a teaser for a previously unheard track titled Friendly Fire on Monday, February 19th. This 30-second clip unearthed from the band’s One More Light sessions in 2017. It offers a rare glimpse into what could have been a part of their seventh studio album.

The teaser made its appearance as the final slide in a 10-image carousel post on Instagram. It was intriguingly marked as a “new, unreleased from the One More Light 2017 sessions.” The snippet concludes with the enigmatic number “04,” leaving fans speculating about its significance. Further fueling the excitement, the band also shared the teaser on X (formerly known as Twitter). They explicitly tagged it as “20 ‘Friendly Fire'” and accompanied it with the hashtag #FriendlyFireLP.

What makes Friendly Fire particularly moving is the inclusion of vocals by the late Chester Bennington, the band’s iconic frontman whose untimely passing in 2017 left a void in the music world. Despite being completed and mixed back in 2017, as shared in 2020, Friendly Fire did not make it onto the final tracklist of One More Light.

The lead-up to this surprise drop saw Linkin Park engaging fans with cryptic posts on Instagram. They used images of their past releases and song lyrics highlighted in a vibrant green. This color theme has carried over to their Spotify and some YouTube visuals, as fans on Reddit have noted. Even the band’s profile pictures across various platforms use this green framing, sparking widespread speculation about the band’s plans.

Linkin Park’s Ongoing Connection with Fans

Despite the absence of live performances by the surviving members of Linkin Park since a tribute concert for Bennington in October 2017, the band has remained active. In 2023, they celebrated the anniversary of their second album, Meteora, with a special reissue that included previously unreleased tracks. This followed the 2020 release of a 20th-anniversary edition of their groundbreaking debut album, Hybrid Theory, which featured a wealth of bonus content, including unheard demos.

Future Endeavors: Speculation and Expectations

However, Mike Shinoda, a founding member of Linkin Park, had tempered expectations in 2022, stating that the band was not actively working on new music, albums, or tours. He emphasized the importance of managing fan expectations to avoid disappointment, despite the band’s continued contact.

As to what this teaser and the mysterious green-themed visuals signify for the future of Linkin Park remains to be seen, but for now, fans can be excited for new music from one of the most influential bands of the 21st century.

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Linkin Park Release Another Meteora Era Song ‘Fighting Myself’

After the immensely popular release of the song Lost, which did not make it on the Meteora album, but made for an epic throwback on the album’s 20-year anniversary, Linkin Park have another unreleased song from the Meteora era for us all.

This song carries the title Fighting Myself and it is another absolute gem.

On the 22nd of March, Linkin Park quoted a tweet, revealing the release was happening today. The tweet they quoted said there were 2 more unreleased songs from the era. Could a third release be on the horizon?

Either way, check out Fighting Myself right below and enjoy.

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Linkin Park Release New Song From The ‘Meteora’ Archives

Earlier this week, Linkin Park teased a snippet of a never-before-heard song taken from their Meteora archives. The band’s 2003 record will be having its 20th anniversary this year and to celebrate, the band has announced a Meteora 20th anniversary box set.

The box set will be available on the 7th of April and will have a ‘super deluxe’ edition featuring live footage, rarities, unreleased demos and much more.

Mike Shinoda had the following to say about the track:

“It was like finding a favorite photo you had forgotten you’d taken, like it was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself. For years, fans have been asking us to release something with Chester’s voice, and I’m thrilled we’ve been able to make that happen in such a special way.”

The new track is called Lost and comes with an accompanying animated music video. You can watch it below

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Linkin Park Tease New Song From The ‘Meteora’ Archives

Linkin Park have shared an 18-second snippet of a never-before-heard song taken from their Meteora archives. Meteora came out in 2003, meaning it will be having its 20th anniversary this year.

The new track is called Lost and will be released this Friday, the 10th of February.

The snippet has a short video featuring someone spray-painting the camera, a reference to the original album cover.

You can check out the snippet below and let us know whether or not you are excited!