Enlarge Both Sykes and Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda say it was a technical snafu.

Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes Responds to Accusations of Lip Syncing


I haven’t watched this weekend’s Chester Bennington tribute show, at which a series of guest vocalists fronted Linkin Park, because, well, I’m not a Linkin Park fan. But apparently those who did watch were less-than-pleased with the performance of “Crawling,” on which Bring Me the Horizon’s Oli Sykes handled singing duties. The reason? Sykes appeared to be lip syncing.

While this might seem like fodder for Horizon Haters to forever ridicule Sykes and his band, both Sykes and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda have now denied the charge, blaming the visibly out-of-sync vocals on a technical snafu:

I’m sure conspiracy theorists who are determined to prove that Sykes is a poseur will bend over backwards to explain this explanation away. I hope they keep themselves entertained doing so.

[via The PRP]

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