FALSE: Austin Carlile is NOT joining Linkin Park

.... but he should

Admittedly, I got a little excited when rumors swirled about Of Mice & Men's former frontman Austin Carlile joining Linkin Park in place of Chester Bennington.

It's a great fit, but sadly, it's not true.

WHAT STARTED THE RUMORS:

Carlile just got out of the hospital after being treated for his Marfan's Syndrome, then put out the following on Instagram and Twitter...

 

"Don't turn your back on me, I won't be ignored." @chesterbe @linkinpark

A post shared by Austin Carlile (@austincarlile) on

 

So OBVIOUSLY everyone thought he was joining Linkin Park at this point... but....

THE REPLY:

Linkin Park confirmed it too, so sadly, we're not getting a Carlile-fronted incarnation of LP. BUT, we do have him singing "Faint" with the guys back in 2014 as an eternal "what if," and DAMN would it have been awesome!

 

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