Linkin Park Caught Unprepared As Fans Flock To 'Lying'

By | March 10, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Linkin Park have the kind of problem bands like to have.

The ambitious video for Meteora’s scheduled next single is taking longer to finish than expected, and while the band has been waiting patiently, radio programmers and fans have not.

Instead, a different song, “Lying From You,” is blowing up and Linkin Park have no video prepared.

“I’m not sure if we’re going to do an actual video for it because there’s only so much sh- you can do with one record,” singer Chester Bennington said. “It’s like we can’t make a video for every song on the record, so we’ll probably do the live version from ‘Live in Texas.’ Put it out there for people to see if they want to see it and let it do its own thing.”

Not that Bennington is complaining about the situation.

“I don’t know how it all works, but my opinion is that if the radio wants to play it, let them play it,” he said. “If the kids are calling and they want to hear the song, let them hear the song…. I don’t really pay attention to it because I don’t really listen to the radio that much.”

Linkin Park are happy to bask in the success of “Lying From You,” but plans are still on to release “Breaking the Habit” when the video is finished in April. According to Bennington, it will be worth the wait.

“Joe [Hahn] came up with the concept for it,” Bennington said, referring to the band’s DJ and in-house video director. “It’s an animated video but it’s unlike any animated video you’ve ever seen. It’s going to be something that’s groundbreaking and I think it’s going to turn a lot of heads. It’s being worked on by a team of animators in Japan right now.”

The band will push the song to radio before launching the Projekt Revolution Tour with Korn, Snoop Dogg and the Used on July 23 in Cincinnati.

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