Mike Shinoda released a new EP

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park dropped a surprise EP today (Thursday), and it's inspired by the death of Chester Bennington.

It's called Post Traumatic and is available at MikeShinoda.com. There are also videos for all three tracks on YouTube. Shinoda writes on his Facebook page, "The past six months have been a roller coaster. Amidst the chaos, I’ve started to feel an intense gratitude -- for your tributes and messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create."

He added a little bit about how the EP came to be. "At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park, nor is it Fort Minor -- it’s just me. Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don’t know where this path goes, but I’m grateful I get to share it with you."