The members of Linkin Park are starting to fray a bit over fan criticism of the decidedly pop mainstream course of songs released so far from the group's upcoming album One More Light.
After Chester Bennington told unhappy fans complaining that the new material isn't enough like Linkin Park's debut Hybrid Theory to "move the f*** on" in a recent interview, Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor offered a bit of counsel during a Tucson radio interview this week.
"I understand where he's at (but) God, I would've never said it the way he did," Taylor said. "You get frustrated and you want people to embrace the evolution. At the same time you should probably be very, very fortunate that people this far along the line still love that music you made...Be fortunate for what you have. Be fortunate for the fact that people are still coming to see you, to hear the music. Give it a little time...You have to pick your spots -- and this coming from the guy who's notorious for running his mouth."
One More Light comes out May 19, followed by touring throughout the year. Taylor and Stone Sour, meanwhile, will release their new Hydrograd on June 30 and will be on the road as well throughout the summer.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.