Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson says the band’s new album, Living Things, came together at lightspeed compared to their previous, much more drawn-out creative efforts. Peter Hodgson of gibson.com recently interviewed Delson. The interview will be published in Beat magazine the first of August.
“I think sonically or maybe in terms of song approach this album is very different from A Thousand Suns, and part of that was the inspiration of doing something in contrast to what we’d just done,” Delson said. “That’s what makes the studio so fun. There are no rules.”
People say, ‘Is there a message in the album?’ and it’s like, ‘I don’t know! We don’t even know what we just said! We don’t even know what we just played!’ In fact, we make the songs in such a postmodern way that when it’s time to prepare for our tours we literally have to learn how to perform the songs for the first time.”
See Linkin Park in Chicago at the Honda Civic Tour at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on Friday, Aug 24, 2012!