Mike Shinoda says 'no' to a hologram Chester Bennington

ANI | Updated: Dec 18, 2017 18:11 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Dec 18 (ANI): Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has rejected the idea of a hologram image of Chester Bennington touring with the band.

The 40-year-old musician said that it would be "awful" to take to the stage with a hologram version of the singer.

In an Instagram Live, he said, "I can't even wrap my head around the idea of a holographic Chester. I've actually heard other people outside the band suggest that, and there's absolutely no way. I cannot f**k with that."

In the post, he added, "I can't do a hologram Chester; that would be the worst. For any of you guys who have lost a loved one, best friend, family member, can you imagine having a hologram of them? Ugh. [It would be] awful. I can't do it."

He added, "So I've tried to make it a point to share how I'm doing, mostly on Instagram and sometimes Twitter, especially when I feel like I'm making progress. Coping with the end of this chapter is obviously devastating, but at the same time, it's also the beginning of the next story."

The nu-metal band last performed at a tribute concert in October to celebrate the life of the late singer, who died in July this year.

A Ronnie James Dio hologram is currently on a world tour with his surviving bandmates.

Recently, Mike revealed that he was forced to leave an Instagram Live listening party early because he couldn't carry on hearing the rocker's vocals without getting upset. (ANI)