Linkin Park Q & ALA's The Place Magazine did a Q&A interview with Mike and Chester. Read it.
C. Bennington: From my perspective, I personally still like to buy whole records. I enjoy kind of the journey, and especially for records put together well. It doesn't bother you to listen to the whole thing. But I do think that there are a lot of different kinds of people out there, and some people, they may just want three tracks or something. If that's an option that they want to have, they should have that option afforded to them.
There is a benefit when it comes to that kind of person who maybe likes the single, but doesn't really know of the band and isn't sure if they want to buy the whole record. It's kind of a pro and con. It's a double edge sword. For us, I think we have a lot of support from our fans, and so they tend to buy our records. Every time someone is introduced to the group in a new way, they can go buy the single. It hasn't really affected us in a negative way by any means, so we're always trying to figure out new ways of staying connected and bringing our full album package to our fans and giving them something special. That's important to us, but we're not going to turn our backs on other ways of selling music as well.