Published Dec 22, 2016The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced earlier this week, honouring Pearl Jam, Tupac, Journey, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra and Yes — though, not all members of every band are equally pleased.
The latest round of honourees has prompted some speculation about who might be inducted in the coming years, and Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington is making it known that his nu-metal band deserves recognition.
In an interview with Boston's WZLX 100.7 FM radio show Karlson & McKenzie, Bennington was asked if he thought the Park would make the cut.
"A hundred percent. There's no way that we can't be," he said. "Biggest-debuting album of the 21st Century. I mean, how can you not get in?"
When asked if Linkin Park would get in during their first year of eligibility, the singer was slightly less self-assured, saying: "I have no idea."
The Hall of Fame rules dictate that an artist can only be inducted 25 years after the release of their first single or album, so it looks like we'll have to wait until Hybrid Theory's 25th anniversary in 2025 to find out if Bennington's predictions come true.
Listen to the radio interview below.