Linkin Park might be involved for the fourth straight time in the music for a new Transformers movie, according to Transformer World 2005. Asked whether they would contribute to the new entry, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, singer Chester Bennington said, “We’ve been very fortunate; working with the Transformers franchise. It’s been great for us. Transformers (4) is coming out this summer and it makes total sense for us to be a part of that as well. So (we are) looking forward to (see) how that’s going to unfold.”
- Linkin Park last contributed the song “Iridescent” to the previous film in the series, 2011’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. It served as the lead single from the movie’s accompanying soundtrack.
- Linkin Park also contributed tunes to both 2007’s Transformers and 2009’s Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen.
- Vocalist Mike Shinoda told us at the time why he thought score supervisor Hans Zimmer brought the group on board:
- “I think we have a sensibility that is very different from a lot of the people that work on his team, and that’s why he wanted us, you know, to be part of the group, because we hear things that they don’t hear, they hear things that we don’t hear, and I think it makes for a really cool-sounding score.”
- Linkin Park also worked on the score for the second Transformers film with composer Steve Jablonsky, who has written the music for all four films.
- Linkin Park’s new album, The Hunting Party, will be out in June. Transformers: Age Of Extinction arrives on June 27th.