This may be a little bit controversial, but I still think it's the truth. I adore Chester as much as anyone, and I've felt broken ever since he died, but I still don't think the band should or can go on without a new singer. I see where the people who say he shouldn't be replaced are coming from, but let's face the reality that the band cannot function without a versatile singer. The success of Linkin Park was built on two things: the musical genius and vision of Mike, and the incredible voice and personality Chester had. As much as I love Mike's voice, it makes no sense to expect Linkin Park to go on with Mike as a lead singer. Sure, they could do it, and there would be a certain number of people who would still attend the shows (me included), but most people were there for In the End, Numb and Faint. Mike can't sing these songs, they won't fill arenas or headline festivals with him being the only singer, plus they couldn't even perform the songs without huge compromises (the same guy would have to rap and sing, which is not even technically possible). You know it's getting ridiculous when people want Phoenix to sing. Chester's death is as devastating as it gets, and we won't have anyone like him in a thousand years, but Linkin Park as a five piece would be a shadow of its former self. To have anything that even resembles the former greatness of the band, they need a new singer. And a pretty great one at that.