LINKIN PARK PAY HOMAGE TO PUBLIC ENEMY ON NEW ALBUM...PLUS, LISTEN TO A NEW TRACK FROM THE SET
Linkin Park admitted that Public Enemy strongly influenced their new album "A Thousand Suns".
Member Mike Shinoda said: "I reference them in the song 'Wretches And Kings', there is a homage to Chuck D on there. It's probably the most hip-hop song on the record and one of the most aggressive, but it feels like nothing I've ever heard before."
"Public Enemy were very three-dimensional with their records because although they seemed political, there was a whole lot of other stuff going on in there too. It made me think how three-dimensional I wanted our record to be without imitating them of course, and show where we were at creatively."
"A Thousand Suns" drops next week.
RELATED: Listen To A New Linkin Park Song
A new Linkin Park song called "Wretches And Kings" is streaming on the net.
The track is from the band's upcoming album, "A Thousand Suns". It is also being given away as a free download to anyone who pre-orders the set at the band's official web site. "A Thousand Suns" drops September 14th.