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Chvrches Slaps Back at Linkin Park

Image courtesy of Images Courtesy Warner Bros. Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Images Courtesy Warner Bros. Records (via ABC News Radio)

(NOTE LANGUAGE)   Back in April, when the guys in  Linkin Park  were first starting to talk publicly about their new album  The Hunting Party ,  Mike Shinoda  told  Noisey  that he and his band mates were sick of pop-ified metal tunes. He referred to the genre as "Disney commercial music," and mentioned  Chvrches  by name.

Some three months later, Chvrches singer  Lauren Mayberry  has called the remark "complete bulls**t." In an  interview with MTV U.K. , Mayberry says, "[Mike Shinoda's opinion is] not an opinion I would worry about hugely. It’s not my kind of music. They’ve been on the radio for how long, and I just don’t listen to that radio station." 

Mayberry thinks, "That’s a smarter move than saying something for a tagline…I think that’s silly. Live and let live. I will continue to probably not buy Linkin Park albums."

Shinoda has spoken on multiple occasions recently about being dismayed by metal moving in a more pop direction, though he also told ABC News Radio, "I like a lot of that music...these indie rock and indie pop bands. However, there's a point at which I'm kind of full."

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