LINKIN PARK's Record Label Is Keeping Tight Lid On 'Meteora'
LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington told Jon Bream of Star Tribune that security is so tight for their "Meteora" album, due March 25 through Warner Bros. Records, that his copy of the advance disk includes a special code, so any duplicates can be traced back. "They don't even trust me," he said. Chester explained to the writer, who hadn't even been able to listen to "Meteora", "I guess the record industry is kind of freaking out. Our last record got out before we even left the studio."
With regards to the musical direction of "Meteora", Bennington said, "It's really soft, and it's really heavy. We've got a 10-piece orchestra [conducted by Beck's father]. We've got a Japanese pan flute. We've got live piano, acoustic guitars — but somehow the songs still kick ass."
The songs are compact — 13 totaling less than 40 minutes. The longest, "Point of Authority", is 4 minutes and 21 seconds. "That's like our epic song," Bennington joked.
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