Chester Bennington is all over the place these days -- on "A Light That Never Comes," the Linkin Park-Steve Aoki collaboration from the new LP Recharge Facebook game and the group's upcoming remix album "Recharge," and as the new voice of Stone Temple Pilots on the EP "High Rise," which comes out October 8.
It's tough being in one busy band let along two, but Bennington tells us that both groups are on board with his balancing act:
"We have great relations in (Linkin Park). We all respect each other," explained Bennington. "I spoke with the band, treated this much like if you're doing business with somebody and want to go off and do business with somebody else. They needed to understand my priority is always Linkin Park; in no way, shape or form do I want anything I do with Stone Temple Pilots to interfere with what we have to do as a band. And I spoke with the guys in STP about this, too, and they understand that."
Bennington's Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda adds that he's very pleased with the way the singer has handled being in both bands:
"He's been super. He's been so awesome about it. He asked us for our blessing before he did anything. He sent the nicest emails back while he was out there on the road. It was so great for all of them because he was so inspired to do that tour with them and record some music with them...Chester has always loved that music and loved all those guys, so it was a really fun thing for him to do...He went out and did a bunch of shows with them, and he just got back and we were in the studio yesterday, and recording."
Linkin Park has just started working on a follow-up to 2012's "Living Things," while the "Recharge" album, in addition to the "A Light That Never Comes" track, includes remixes of "Living Things" songs by Shinoda, Datsik, KillSonik and others.
A video for "A Light That Never Comes" is due out October 9, with a making-of special to be hosted by computer giant Dell, which helped with the 3D capture technology in the clip.
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