Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has confirmed that he has a new song in the upcoming Scream VI movie.

Shinoda shared the news in an interview with KROQ, where he largely talked about the upcoming 20th anniversary celebrations of Linkin Park’s landmark second album, “Meteora.” The new song will be Shinoda’s first new solo material since the single “Happy Endings”, released in 2021.

“Until this year, I was writing and producing for other people. And recently I felt like doing it myself again,” he said (transcribed by Kerrang!). “I have a new song that will be in the movie Scream. What happened is that they contacted each other about, ‘Do you want to help us with the music for the movie?’ And in the conversation, I put something in there and they said, ‘God, can we use this?’

He continued, “I didn’t plan on it. I never would have said, ‘Oh, we’re going to put out this great Linkin Park record and I want to put my song right on it.’ “It’s not good planning for me.

“But it’s a great plan for Linkin Park fans, because there’s more music – so I have stuff that I’ve produced that are other people’s songs, I have my own song, and then we have the Linkin Park stuff. And that’s not even all we’re going to do around that for the Linkin Park fans. So now is a great time to be a Linkin Park fan.

Scream VI hits theaters on March 10.

The nu metal band officially announced today the 20th anniversary edition of their second album, 2003’s “Meteora,” along with the release of an unreleased track called “Lost.”

In a press release, Shinoda explained that finding “Lost” in the band’s archives “was like finding a favorite photo you forgot you took, like it was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself.” And he added of its significance: “For years fans have asked us to do something with (the late frontman Chester Bennington’s) voice, and I’m so glad we were able to do it in such a way. special.”

Shinoda added that fans “are going to be in awe when they hear and see all of the incredible unreleased songs and video footage on (the 20th anniversary re-release of ‘Meteora’).”

The band has been on hiatus since Bennington’s death in 2017, but recently said it plans to communicate with fans “a little more regularly” in the future.

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