In a recent interview during the new episode of “Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown” podcast, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton talked about his collaboration with late Linkin Park singer Chester Benningtin, “Cross Off”.
He has revealed the feedbacks he got from Linkin Park fans and Chester Bennington’s family about “Cross Off” song. He said:
“It certainly had their blessing in terms of the release. We wouldn’t have done that without their blessing.
I haven’t talked to Mike Shinoda directly about it, but he was on one of the social media [platforms] talking about how much he dug the song, and talking about how Chester had played it for him when the rough mixes came back and how excited Chester was about it. I thought that was real cool of Mike to share that.”
Mark also talked about Chester Bennington’s personality, and said:
“We didn’t have any history before collaborating on the song. It was kind of, you know, [I] just took a shot at it. We had this song we had been working on, my producer and I, and we had this idea that Chester would sure sound great on it. I was a little skeptical that we would get his ear, but as it turns out, he was a fan of some of my work with LAMB, and I was able to get the song to him.
He was interested in hearing it, and once he heard it, he was all the way in. From there, we corresponded about where it was coming from lyrically — what sort of direction we wanted the song to have, and then when we got in the studio, he had a notebook full of lyrics and vocal melodies, and I had the same. We talked about where we were coming from, mashed them together and wrote this song.”
Click here for the source of the statement. (Blabbermouth) Listen to Cross Off below.