Mike Shinoda Ready to Reunite With Linkin Park

Despite taking a break, Shinoda says that he and his bandmates are in constant contact with each other.

AceShowbiz - Rocker Mike Shinoda is ready to get Linkin Park back on the road a year after frontman Chester Bennington's death - if that's what his bandmates want.

The band regrouped for a memorial show at the Hollywood Bowl in October and Shinoda, who started playing solo sets at festivals this year, believes the time is right to at least talk about the future of Linkin Park.

"I'm just taking it one step at a time and keeping my mind open to the possibilities, whether it's doing things under my name or working with other artists or producing tracks for somebody else or if the guys are at a point where they wanna play Linkin Park shows," he tells France's United Rock Nations.

"Right now, honestly, the thing I'm most excited about and I'm focused on most is getting the (solo) live show together and making it the best it can be. It's at a good place... I've been doing a one-man show, but I think there's a lot of room to grow and develop it, and I'm excited about continuing to do that."

Shinoda and his bandmates are in constant contact with each other and the group founder recently told Vulture, "We've gotten together and hung out a lot. Once in a while, we play a little bit of music, but there's also a lot of uncertainty there about what to do."

Shinoda played his first solo shows since Bennington took his own life last summer on 12 May at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles.

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