Linkin Park Share Previously Unheard ‘Friendly Fire’ Single And Announce New Compilation

Linkin Park have shared previously-unheard track ‘Friendly Fire’, featuring Chester Bennington’s vocals.

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The single forms part of a greatest hits compilation entitled ‘Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023)’, which arrives April 12 via Warner Records.

The forthcoming collection of Linkin Park anthems was said to be inspired by the 20th anniversary reissues of ‘Hybrid Theory’ and ‘Meteora’ in 2020 and 2023, respectively.

It will offer the comprehensive journey of everything Linkin Park, from ‘Crawling’ and ‘Somewhere I Belong’ to the sought-after rarity ‘QWERTY’.

Until its arrival, have a listen to the highly emotive ‘Friendly Fire’ single via the video below.

Discussing the forthcoming ‘Papercuts’ compilation, Mike Shinoda (our first Rock Sound 25 Icon of the year), has said:

In the making of each Linkin Park album, I want to love and believe in each individual song completely. 

“I hope that if any one track is heard on its own in the world, it is something I can feel proud of, and something that takes root inside the listener and becomes part of the energy that connects us.”

“Curating the tracks for ‘Papercuts’ was a joy. Each song in this collection is both a singular moment on our timeline and an evolving story that is as much ours as it is yours. 

“From our first release ‘One Step Closer’ to the brand-new ‘Friendly Fire,’ this tracklist spans all our chapters so far. Thank you for being a part of our journey. We hope you enjoy ‘Papercuts’.”

Check out the full ‘Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023)’ tracklisting below.

1. Crawling

2. Faint

3. Numb/Encore

4. Papercut

5. Breaking The Habit

6. In The End

7. Bleed It Out

8. Somewhere I Belong

9. Waiting For The End

10. Castle Of Glass

11. One More Light

12. Burn It Down

13. What I’ve Done


15. One Step Closer

16. New Divide

17. Leave Out All The Rest

18. Lost

19. Numb

20. Friendly Fire

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