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.


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....


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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