AUSTIN CARLILE Denies He's Replacing CHESTER BENNINGTON In Linkin Park
Crazy rumors have circulated online that former Attack Attack! and Of Mice & Men lead singer Austin Carlile will be joining Linkin Park and replacing the late Chester Bennington as the lead singer.
The Twitter world was set ablaze when the rumor spread and some fans were even open tot he idea!
Of Mice And Men's Austin Carlile to be part of Linkin Park? If it happens, Chester would be proud and the band would be still amazing. Please make this so#linkinpark— GregChurch12 (@GregChurch12) August 30, 2018
Austin Carlile is the only singer I think I could 100% accept in Chester’s place for LP.— DeadGirl Inspired (@DGsinreverse) August 28, 2018
So rumor has it Austin Carlile is joining Linkin Park. I’m interested in seeing what he has to bring to the band. No one will ever replace Chester by any means but it’s cool if the rumor is real.— Bio (@BioTheWolf) August 29, 2018
Loudwire first reported about the rumor a couple of days ago and Austin himself quickly responded to clarify things once and for all.
Chester is one in a billion. There's no way myself or anyone else for that matter would ever be able to replace him. Performing "Faint" every night on our European tour together & festivals stateside, was one of the most special memories of my career. New project, yes. LP, no.— Austin Carlile (@austincarlile) August 29, 2018
The rock star officially confirmed his plans of returning to music last July, two years after his departure from OM&M. He said he'll be coming up with new material in the coming months.