Thank you @anomalia
Beforehand, my English isn’t the best. I was a terrible student. Learned later by reading books, listening to music and watching movies. Writing, I just started it.
Mike further says that the most of his fans are Linkin Park fans too. Most of the fans, he meets, are very dedicated and as part of LPU been around for a while.
On his shows Mike is very spontaneous. If someone jells a song f.e. from a B-Seide in 2007, an his band can play it, he plays it.
He plays a mixture from Post Traumatic and LP songs. He selected the songs.
“One step closer” is song that is not working without Chaster.
“Castle of Glass”, “Roads Untraveled” and a mashup of “Waiting for the End” shows the LP stile. For the fans it will be a new version. For him its is an old one, his demo version.
Mike doesn’t know, were he will be in five years. He doesn’t plan for the long term. He made a lot of music and songs with different artists, thats fun.
Mike want the fans to remember and celebrate Chester. They should remember all the great experiences we had together, all the great songs Chester was part in. Chester was one of the greatest singer Mike ever heard. He was a great man.
Than Mike shares one of his favourite memories. Usually, when they wrote a song, he also wrote Chesters part. They developed together how he would sing his part. Sometimes it stuck in a way they both did not like. To loose it, he asked Chester to sing it like someone else. Sing it like Robert Plant, ore Perry Farrell, ore Sid Vicious. Mike chose someone at random just so they could be crazy.
Chester could imitate all this singers. He could sing this unbelievable spectrum. Mike thinks, that not many people did know what a great singer he was. Chester was unique.
I think, the author of that interview did a great job with the questions and the translation. I can hear Mike taking, in German.