Linkin Park frontmen Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington have disputed the recent accusations that they called the police on Sublime With Rome for smoking weed backstage at last weekend’s KFMA Day festival, where both bands performed at. Shinoda clarifies:
“LP didn’t “call the cops” on @RomeMusica smoking pot. Not sure where the rumor came from. Definitely not my style, bummer it happened.
We were at a meet & greet when Sublime was on stage, not dressing room. Wouldn’t even know if there was smoke.
If someone was “representing the band” to the cops in the venue about weed smoke, they were out of line.”
Bennington then posted his own message on Twitter, saying, “FYI.. I did not call the cops on Sublime. Rome should check his facts before running his mouth!!”
Sublime With Rome are currently working on a new album for a 2015 release. Not only will it be their first album since 2011’s Yours Truly, but their first without drummer Bud Gaugh, who left the band back in December 2011.