7. Dezember 2010

It´s Sandras Birthday! =)

Guys....today it´s a really important day!
Sandra aka. the great girl or aka. the mum of R&C Fansite has birthday! ;)
I wish here really the best things in the world! =)
Have a awesome day today Sandra! =D


11. November 2010

LPUX Tracklist

Here is the tracklist from the LPUX-CD.

01. Unfortunate (2002 Demo)
02. What We Don't Know (2007 Demo)
03. Oh No (Points of Authority Demo)
04. Have I Not Begun (2009 Demo)
05. Pale (2006 Demo)
06. Pretend To Be (2008 Demo)
07. Divided (2005 Demo)
08. What I've Done (Mike Shinoda Remix)
09. Coal (1997 Demo)
10. Halo (2002 Demo)

If you´re a member of the LPU, you can buy the cd in the LPU Merchandise Store. But until now there is no date for the cd. So we have to wait...

source: Linkin Park Revolution


22. Oktober 2010

Making of "Waiting For The End"


17. Oktober 2010

Mike Shinoda's Home Studio Tour

From LPLive.net

Emusician recently released two very interesting videos that show Mike explaning his home studio. In the first video, he shows us all the different rooms and instruments while we are able to take a deeper look at ProTools and some samples they created for "A Thousand Suns" in the second video.


16. Oktober 2010

Original German Music Prize and Minutes To Midnight Platin Music Award from Linkin Park on Ebay!

I have found the German Music Prize (called Echo) from Linkin Park on Ebay.
Thats allegedly the original Music Prize, but we don´t know if its true.
Linkin Park got this prize in 2008 for the best international band in rock/pop.
For more information visit this page on ebay.

I have to add something now: They have the orignal platin Music Award from Minutes To Midnight too.


15. Oktober 2010

Linkin Park -- A Day in the Life

From noisecreep.com:

It's been a long few days for Linkin Park vocalists Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda. The band flew from Los Angeles to New York to do a frantic round of print, radio, Internet and TV promotion, play an intimate club show for Best Buy and attend the meet and greet after show party. Now they're getting ready to fly back home, where Shinoda will attend a friend's birthday party and Bennington will spend some time with his wife and kids before Linkin Park start rehearsing for their upcoming tour, which begins on Oct. 20 in Berlin, Germany.

Having just wrapped up a series of interviews at Sirius XM satellite radio, Bennington and Shinoda are seated in the backs of two black sedans for a 20-minute trip back to their hotel. For the ride, Noisecreep had the privilege of sitting behind Shinoda, digital recorder in hand, and firing off a final salvo of questions about the Linkin Park's new album, 'A Thousand Suns.'

Often these rides are uneventful and dull, but Shinoda was determined to make sure our readers understand every angle of 'A Thousand Suns,' so he diligently answers every question we throw his way. There's only one problem. A full day of press left him kind of hyper, and when you throw in the turbobrew coffee he had at the radio station, he's vibrating out of his skin.

"I haven't had a Starbucks in a few months, so I'm kind of scrambled," he apologized, gripping the handle of the car door and strapping in for the ride. Even though we already conducted our preliminary interview with Shinoda, he was glad we had more specific questions about 'A Thousand Suns' as opposed to fluffy, personality-based queries.

"Sometimes you get people who are really into surfacey stuff that doesn't really mean anything," he said. "The interviewee could be interchangeable. You could pose the same questions to anybody and they'd be exactly as interesting. So I prefer to talk about music and what we actually do and what I'm passionate about as opposed to fashion."

Linkin Park began writing 'A Thousand Suns' two years ago when they were on the road for 'Minutes to Midnight.' They continued working on the album as soon as they were done touring. They recorded demos in Berlin, Germany, Prague, Czech Republic and New York and then analyzed the songs with producer Rick Rubin. Some of the songs underwent major revisions between the initial demos and the final recordings, others remained nearly intact.

"'The Catalyst' didn't change a lot," Shinoda said. "The first demo was a little heavier as far as guitars, and we didn't like it. We liked the song, but as soon as we took those out and added that echoey organ keyboard sound, then it was like, 'What's this?' There's always at least one moment for each of the songs where it goes from, 'OK, that's cool' to that moment where everyone's really sucked into it."

Watch clip here.



14. Oktober 2010

VFX of Wainting For The End & The Catalyst

From LPLive.net

Ghost Town Media have created VFX for some amazing music videos and on-stage projection graphics for Linkin Park. In this blog post we'll have a look at some of this work and see how Trapcode software was used.

Ghost Town Media VFX team: Brandon Parvini, Jeff Lichtfuss and David Torno. Freelancers: Gabriel Perez and Tae Lee

To fully see this awesome work, please watch the vids in HD and fullscreen.


You can find the whole article here.

Source: Trapcode


No Projekt Revolution 2011?

From LPA

Chester and Brad recently sat down with Artisan News in which Chester talked about the possibility of not having a 2011 Projekt Revolution Tour to promote A Thousand Suns.

Check out the little excerpt below:


12. Oktober 2010

2 Shows added in Australia

From LPLive.net

Linkin Park has added two more shows to the Australian leg of the World Tour. Tickets for both shows go on sale on Thursday, October 21.

December 12: Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
December 15: Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena

Source: LP.com

The Show Roll Call topics can be found here:

The Sydney show will be the first time LP has played the same venue twice on their own tour but not back-to-back shows. I believe Ozzfest 2001 was the last time this happened, where LP played in Camden twice and I think a few other cities (Mansfield?).


8. Oktober 2010

Waiting For The End Video Premieres

From LPA

MTV has posted the video for Waiting For The End along with a brief summary/description on their Buzzworthy blog.

"Linkin Park's brand-new "Waiting For The End" video, directed by Joe Hahn, taps into that rare sub-genre of music videos -- the music video that eschews fancy cars, fancy locations, and fancy endorsement deals and instead embraces the art form as a moving montage of melodic emotion."

Check out the video by clicking here.


7. Oktober 2010

"Waiting For The End" video shoot.

From LP Facebook.

And don't forget. The Video Premier is this Friday.


5. Oktober 2010

A lil message from Chester for my 9,000 twitter friends!




From linkinpark.com

One of the major benefits of being an Annual LPU member is the chance to attend exclusive LPU Meet & Greets with Linkin Park at concerts. If you’re not an LPU member, join today to get details on how to RSVP for your chance to secure a spot at one of the upcoming shows. We are now confirming Meet & Greets for the following tour dates:

7-Oct: Buenos Aires, Argentina
9-Oct: Santiago, Chile
11-Oct: São Paulo, Brazil
20-Oct: Berlin, Germany
22-Oct: Stuttgart, Germany
23-Oct: Linz, Austria
25-Oct: Paris, France
26-Oct: Dortmund, Germany
27-Oct: Koln, Germany
29-Oct: Hamburg, Germany
30-Oct: Herning, Denmark
1-Nov: Zürich, Switzerland
2-Nov: Frankfurt, Germany
4-Nov: Manchester, United Kingdom
5-Nov: Newcastle, United Kingdom
9-Nov: Birmingham, United Kingdom
10-Nov: London, United Kingdom
11-Nov: London, United Kingdom
13-Nov: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
15-Nov: Tel Aviv, Israel
3-Dec: Brisbane, Australia
7-Dec: Perth, Australia
9-Dec: Adelaide, Australia
11-Dec: Sydney, Australia
13-Dec: Melbourne, Australia


30 seconds of Waiting For The End

From linkinpark.com


3. Oktober 2010


Here you can watch the new LPTV Episode:


2. Oktober 2010

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Teases 'Saw 3D' Role

From MTV.com

Those familiar with the "Saw" film franchise are fully aware that a large part of the popular series' appeal — in addition to its always-disturbing, gory action or trap sequences — is the veil of mystery that surrounds each film's individual plot. The films are not screened for critics, and it's difficult to get definitive details from any of the actors or filmmakers before the film opens.

Such is the case with the upcoming "Saw 3-D." So far, all we have to go on is , a cool-but-creepy and a painful-looking photo of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington reaching out from the broken windshield of a car.

When MTV News caught up with singer/actor Bennington recently, we tried to get him to divulge a few details about his mysterious role in the heavily hyped bloodfest.

"I can tell you that my name is Evan," Bennington offered. "Other than that, I can tell you nothing else about the character."

Gee, thanks, Chester. What about the scene you're involved in then?

"The thing that is interesting about this particular scene is that it's a trap set for multiple people," he explained. "Jigsaw, for those who know the films, Jigsaw typically sets up traps for one, maybe two people. There are never more people involved than that."

Until now, it seems.

"This particular trap is set up for multiple people, and it's a very complicated trap that's been set. There are different kinds of emotional things going on for my character, but it's very much in the tradition of a good 'Saw' trap," Bennington promised. "And it's in 3-D, so there's going to be blood spattering at your face, which is something that's going to be pretty bad-ass."

Check out everything we've got on "Saw 3-D."

For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com.



From MikeShinoda.com

The other day I got a chance to record a station for IHeartRadio. It’s an online station where we (Chester and I) get to play whatever we want; we host the show ourselves. The best part was that I got really tired of just hearing myself talk, so I started messing around, calling people and bothering them, and even playing some rare Linkin Park tracks (and I think one Fort Minor one). It’s going to go up some time in October. (I asked some of you to send questions and stories via Twitter; thanks for your help making the show interesting.)

In the days between then and now, I’ve been rehearsing with those other five guys to put a show together. We leave for tour in four days. We’re hitting a few places in South America, A bunch of dates in Europe, and a bunch of dates in Australia (What’s up PERTH and ADELAIDE). Ready for a little bit of this:

Oh yeah, the title of this post was “rehearsals, my own radio station, and anteaters. Here you go:


29. September 2010

LPU Chat with Joe

Joe will be chatting with current LPU members on Friday, October 1 at 11:30AM PST. To join the chat, login to LPU, click on UNDERGROUND, then ENTER THE CHAT ROOM. Come prepared with good questions.

Note, chat time and date subject to change.


New LPUTV Episode.

New LPUTV posted. Check it out HERE. And yes, we know it's not Joe's birthday today.


Saw 3D- Submit Your Questions For Chester Bennington!

From myspace.com:

He may be best-known for his stage performance and powerful voice, but 'Linkin Park' front man Chester Bennington is trying his hand at acting, appearing in the upcoming 3D slasher flick 'Saw 3D,' out October 29th. The crossover star is taking some time out of his busy schedule to take questions from his fans, so be sure to leave them in the comments section on the official Saw 3D profile, and check back to see if your question gets answered!



28. September 2010

Haters and Believers: A Thousand Suns Album Release

From MikeShinoda.com

Hey guys. I’ve been getting some questions regaring my thoughts about the album release, so I thought that I’d try to address some of them.

To start, a quick review: about a year and a half ago, we made a conscious decision to take our music in a new direction. Once the music started flowing, it became a modern, alternative sound–an abstract, concept-driven, 50-minute journey. We predicted the album release would be incendiary; the new direction would be welcomed by some, and fervently resisted by others. Now, with that album out in stores, it seems that you guys are curious about our intentions behind the music, and our reactions to the noise being made about A Thousand Suns.

Let’s get the simple part out of the way. To the fans who like the new album: a million thanks for your support. There are some of you that have been with us for a long time, and are thrilled about the new sound; there are others who weren’t sure of the new album at first, but have given it a chance, and are now reaping its rewards. And there are others who have never been fans of Linkin Park, but are interested in the band for the first time with A Thousand Suns. We’re happy to have all of you on board, and we appreciate your good words and rave reviews.

A friend of mine told me a story from his childhood: when he was a little kid, his dad, who never had any facial hair, left for a trip and came home with a beard. His son took one look at him and ran away, demanding, “what happened to my real dad?”

So let’s talk about “haters.”

We’ll ignore the fact that there are people out there who would review and rate an album without really listening to it, who might preview some of the tracks and throw down an opinion (although I think the music stores and websites should keep the right to “rate it” limited strictly to those who have bought and listened to something). I don’t need to tell you that the internet can breed negativity-for-negativity’s-sake. So let’s skip that nonsense, and talk only about the people who were already Linkin Park fans, but listened to the new album and didn’t like it. As I write this, one of the most popular iTunes (US) reviews of A Thousand Suns is by Janxrod, who gives the album one star and asks “What happened to the real Linkin Park?” In response to this review, one knee-jerk reaction I found seems to be an assumption that people who dislike ATS simply love heavy metal and hate alternative / electronic music. But, in their defense, many of the “one-star reviewers” are not brainless cynics who talk shit because they’re bored.

I’m a curious guy, so I did some research about Janxrod. Although 7/10 of his favorite albums include stuff like Disturbed, Shinedown, and Dethklok…he also likes Daft Punk. He’s not opposed to a little variety. So what bothers Janxrod so much about A Thousand Suns? One reason is that, according to his page, we “write songs about how pissed off they are at their old fans, telling them to go f*** themselves. That’s not mature, that’s just disrespectful.”

Know what? I agree. That’s a bad message. The problem is: it’s not really our message.

Let’s clear it up: the other guys and I have said many things in the past, not all of it thoughtful or respectful (sorry, we’re human too). But let it be known that we love and respect our fans of all eras. And, just as we stand behind Hybrid Theory, we stand behind the work we put into A Thousand Suns, so we think it’ll be a rewarding listen if you decide to give it a chance (like Justin Lewis, Jeffrey Griffith, and James Montgomery did). And, in case Janxrod decides to give the album a chance, our door will always be open.

Some will always lazily claim that a band has “gone pop” or “sold out.” As far as I know, “selling out” means compromising the integrity of your band/music in exchange for money or popularity. Never before has this claim been so absurd. This is the opposite of a “sell out” album; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If money and popularity was the goal, the safe bet would be to try to make Hybrid Theory again. Outside our studio walls, the climate for music is different: according to Nielsen SoundScan, of the 97,751 albums released in 2009, only 12 of them sold more than one million units last year. Everyone in the world is buying music by the song, not by the album. So, more than ever before, to stand behind one whole 50-minute piece–asking the fan to listen to the whole thing rather than a couple songs–is unquestionably a big a request. (Some people want to color that request as a “marketing tactic,” that we are asking people to buy the whole thing instead of a couple songs. If that was the case, we’d be the worst marketers ever. Clearly, a collection of “hit singles” is a better reason to buy a whole album than a concept record.) Radio singles still sell an album. A concept album requires a leap of faith on the listener’s part. The whole “sell out” argument is wholly illogical.

So why did we make such a big change? “What happened to the real Linkin Park?” We’re still here. We look and sound different, but the intention behind the music is the same as it has been since day one: in the studio, we are constantly in search of new sounds that excite and inspire us.

Hearing that our album debuted at #1 in 15 countries gave us all a massive feeling of gratitude, but if being in this band has taught me anything in the past decade, it’s that you can’t base your happiness on things that are out of your control. The truth is, we’re believers that good, honest art will triumph at the end of the day. But the measure of real success isn’t sales, numbers, and chart position. It’s about a connection with a dedicated fan base and a chance to introduce people to a fresh new sound.

See you on tour, where we’ll be playing songs from “Hybrid Theory” through “A Thousand Suns.” Fans of every era are welcome.


26. September 2010

Get Busy Committee "Wretches & Kings" Remix

As reported previously on LPA, Scoop DeVille has been working on a remix with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. Well more information has emerged thanks to Ryu of GBC. Check out the details on the "Wretches & Kings" remix below courtesy of SOB Central.

"RYU has just given us a little bit of information about the upcoming Get Busy Committee Remix of Linkin Park's "Wretches And Kings" track."

1.) It is an official Remix.
2.) Scoop DeVille produced it.
3.) RYU, Apathy, Scoop, and Mike all have verses on it.
4.) It should be done within about a week's time, and will be released shortly thereafter.

source LPA


Happy Birthday Nici !

Its Nicis Birthday today.
Hope you are having a wonderful day Nici and thanks for beeing a such an awesome friend. :)


24. September 2010

Mark Hoppus hangs with Linkin Park on A Different Spin!


23. September 2010

Iridescent Gang Vocals Video

Awesome !


20. September 2010

Coverartwork from Waiting For The End

Here is the Cover of the next single "Waiting For The End":

Source: LPR


Interview with Mike and Chester on Evropa 2

There's an interview with Mike and Chester on Czech radio station, Evropa 2, unfortunately it's in Czech, listen here. Below is a message from Brad to fans in Israel, the band will play at the HaYarkon Park in Tel Aviv on November 15.

source: lptimes.com


LP for 2010 MTV EMAs

MTV Networks International (MTVNI), owned by Viacom Inc (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) today reveals this year's nominations for the 2010 EMAs, MTV's annual celebration of contemporary music and youth culture. Set to take place at Caja Magica in Madrid, the 17th annual EMAs will broadcast live on MTV channels across the globe from Sunday 7th November 2010, 21:00 CET.

Pop superstar, Katy Perry and rock gods Linkin Park will be taking the stage, live in Madrid.

Best Rock
Kings Of Leon
Linkin Park
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Ozzy Osbourne

Best Live Act
Bon Jovi
Lady Gaga
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park

Start voting here.

source: JoeHahn.org


19. September 2010

"Waiting For The End" In-Studio Video on MTV

From LPA

As part of being MTV.com's Artist of the Week, a new video has been posted on their website of Linkin Park working on their upcoming single "Waiting For The End" from the new album A Thousand Suns.

Check out the video here.


16. September 2010


From LP.com

Bid on a chance to attend the 98.7 FM Linkin Park A Thousand Suns CD Release Party.

The party will take place at the historic Hollywood Tower in Los Angeles on September 19, 2010. Listen to A Thousand Suns, meet band members and mingle at this exclusive release party. Auction proceeds benefit Music for Relief.



From LPNewsletter. Go to LP.com or check your Mails for more Infos

To celebrate the release of A Thousand Suns, we've teamed up with Tapulous to release LINKIN PARK REVENGE. Watch the trailer HERE and download the game now.

Songs included included in the game:

-The Catalyst
-Waiting For The End
-Wretches And Kings
-New Divide
-What I've Done
-Bleed It Out
-One Step Closer


13. September 2010

Behind the Scenes of the VMA's

From PFF:

Credit: LPAmember Hawk


The Catalyst live on the VMA´S

Here you can watch the video.


10. September 2010

MTV: All Eyes On Linkin Park

I found this at lplive :

This month MTV Germany dedicated their All Eyes On feature to Linkin Park. At the beginning and end of each commercial break they play different video clips from the Making Of ATS.

Here are the links:

All Eyes On: Linkin Park 1

All Eyes On: Linkin Park 2

Thanks to lplive.


8. September 2010

Burning In The Skies on Myspace *UPDATE*

Burning In The Skies is on Myspace now.
Listen to it here
Thoughts ?

*update* It's not on myspace anymore.


7. September 2010

Linkin Park Album "A Thousand Suns " Leaked

Linkin Park's new album A Thousand Suns has hit the internet.It's leaked.



EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: In The Studio With Linkin ParkEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: In The Studio With Linkin Park

For The Video go here

From www.radaronline.com:

The first thing is you hear is screaming, followed by a harsh rush of percussive sounds, then finally a familiar vocal. Yes, Linkin Park is back, with new music, A Thousand Suns and a powerful new single, Catalyst, which is already #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart.

Watch the video on RadarOnline.com

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO BLOG: Tamar; Sinner Or A Saint?

The band (Shinoda, vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, DJ Joe Hahn and bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell) shared some exclusive behind-the-scenes of the making of the record with RadarOnline.

Dubbed “alternative rock” or “nu rock” after their hit debut album, Hybrid Theory in 2000, the band has an unusual sound to say the least, so it’s fascinating when they let us pull back the curtain, even for a few minutes.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO BLOG: Jason Derulo At Teen Choice Awards

As the encore goes, God Save Us Everyone. And hold onto your seats when they play the VMA Awards September 12th.

A Thousand Suns drops Tuesday, September 14.


Stream "Waiting For The End" now on Linkin Park MySpace page.

From Twitter linkinpark :

Stream "Waiting For The End" now on our MySpace page.


Premiere of "Waiting For The End"

I have found this at lpassociation.com :

German radio station N-Joy will be joining the ranks of Zane Lowe & New Rock 104.1 to play new A Thousand Suns material all this week. This is most likely set up so that every station plays the same exact same song on the same day, premièring a different song all week from Tuesday - Friday, starting with the next Linkin Park single, Waiting For The End.

Tune in to N-Joy tomorrow (today) 7th September at 6:00PM German Time:

5:00PM GMT | 12:00PM EST | 9:00AM PST - Listen Live - Here.

Soure: lpassociation.com


4. September 2010

Pic Of The Day

Joe hahn posted a new Pic on his Site.
Maybe a Pic of the new Linkin Park Video ?
What do you think ?


Waiting For The End *snippet*

From LPlive.net

The German Linkin Park website has uploaded a 30 second preview of "Waiting For The End" You can listen to it *HERE*


MySpace Contest: Win Tickets to NYC Show September 14th

Linkin Park have teamed up with MySpace for TEN lucky winners to win 2 tickets to the New York Show, September 14th, which will be Linkin Park's first live show of the year. Read the details below to see how you can win tickets and a chance to record the event for MySpace below.

On September 14, Linkin Park will be playing at The Best Buy Theater (formerly known as the Nokia Theater) in NYC to celebrate the release of their new album, A Thousand Suns. This will be their only North American show of 2010. And we want you to be there to capture the band in all their glory. That’s right: We want to not only give you a pair of free tickets to the show, but also have you help us film it on site.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to make you lug around a gigantic camera. We’ll provide you a flip cam. But essentially, here is the deal. We’re calling on a thousand fans (get it, because the album is called A Thousand Suns) to tell us why they would like to help MySpace film the show.

We will then look over the submissions and whittle down to ten winners who will be given access to the show via two tickets.Sound good? Here is what we’ll need you to do to enter:

  • Record a video of yourself explaining why you s be selected to attend and film the Linkin Park show in New York on Septeber 14th. And, if selected, how would your video of the show be unique?
  • Upload that video to your MySpace profile and email the URL for the video to Code: linkinparkcontest@myspacemusic.com
  • In that email, include your name, date of birth, phone number and primary email address

We will accept submissions up until Thursday, September 9th at midnight EST and the winners will be contacted directly. You’ll need to live in the New York area (or be able to be in New York on September 14th) to be eligible for this contest. Before entering, please read all the rules and regulations here. Good luck.

source LPA and


ATS Track Times Confirmed

Thousand Suns [Explicit]
Format MP3 Download - September 8, 2010

01. The Requiem [2:01]
02. The Radiance [0:57]
03. Burning in the Skies [4:13]
04. Empty Spaces [0:18]
05. When They Come for Me [4:53]
06. Robot Boy [4:29]
07. Jornada del Muerto [1:34]
08. Waiting for the End [3:51]
09. Blackout [4:39]
10. Wretches and Kings [4:10]
11. Wisdom, Justice, and Love [1:38]
12. Iridescent [4:56]
13. Fallout [1:23]
14. The Catalyst [5:39]
15. The Messenger [3:01]

source LPL and Amazon


3. September 2010

Megaphone Brad


Signed Linkin Park Skatedeck.

Here are some Pics from the signed Skatedeck. If you preordered one of them check your mails.


Linkin Park, 'Wretches and Kings' -- Song Premiere

From noisecreep.com:

A new Linkin Park album is always an event in the rock world. The band's new album, 'A Thousand Suns,' hits stores on Sept. 14. It's been three years since 'Minutes to Midnight,' so fans are clamoring for more from the California rockers.

Linkin Park are giving away the song 'Wretches and Kings' to people who pre-order the album at www.linkinpark.com. But first, AOL is beyond pleased to give fans the first listen to the beat-driven 'Wretches and Kings' with this exclusive premiere.

The song kicks off with an impassioned speech about breaking away from the machines that dictate life as we know it, before launching into a thunderous beat and Chester Bennington's signature vocals.

Listen the song here


2. September 2010

Wretches & Kings Coming Thursday 9/2/10

According to LinkinPark.com, "A Thousand Suns" track "Wretches & Kings" will be sent out tomorrow to anyone who has pre-ordered A Thousand Suns from the website.

If you pre-ordered A Thousand Suns from linkinpark.com, we are sending you a new song some time on Thursday (9/2). Check your emails to receive a high quality MP3 of "Wretches & Kings." If you haven't pre-ordered the album from us, you can do so here to get the song too. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Hope you enjoy.


source: LPA


Laut.de Interviews Mike and Rob

If you thought you've seen the last of the ATS related interviews, think again! German website Laut.de just posted a particularly long one with Mike and Rob where they discuss various aspects of the album in-depth with an interviewer who misses their old sound. A great exchange between the band and the interviewer. Read the translation below.

27 hours 20 minutes flight time for the interview. Sometimes it is better to not calculate whether the effort is worthwhile for a specific action at all. But when you get the offer to interview Linkin Park, it's something you don't consider for long.

Some decisions just got easier to make and even though the chaos of this trip is relatively high, it's been almost smooth at the stage. So I'm sitting on a Wednesday afternoon in July at 14:00 (local time) in a hotel suite and get the chance to listen to six of the new songs from "A Thousand Suns".

Only the single "The Catalyst" has already been mastered, three more have not even a track title. But it quickly becomes clear that the new album will make for some surprises - and certainly also for some fans disappointment. For what matters, the inclusion of rock guitar is definitely not too much of a factor going by these numbers.

After two passes, I am finally invited to the next suite, where already seated are drummer Rob Bourdon & Mike Shinoda on the table and have just finished their lunch. Both seem in good spirits, Mike seems very interested and very polite. Soon comes into a good conversation, and in the end the journey has been worthwhile.

Continue Reading...

thanks to LPA and Laut.De


Linkin Park nominated for Music App Award

The finalists for Billboard’s first-ever Music App Awards are announced today and Linkin Park have been nominated for Best Artist App for their 8-Bit Rebellion game. The awards will recognize the most innovative music-focused apps created for the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Nokia platforms. The winner will be announced at The Music App Summit in San Francisco, CA on October 5th.

Thanks to LPTimes



From MikeShinoda.com

“According to legend, in August of 2000, a group of clearly terrified Capitol Records executives were outfitted with headphones, loaded into a series of unmarked vans and driven down the Pacific Coast Highway, where they listened to Radiohead’s Kid A for the first time. It was an inspired — not to mention particularly apt — premiere for the album, and though the whole thing is rather apocryphal, it certainly made for nice copy at the time.

I only mention that because in August of 2010, a clearly relaxed Warner Bros. publicist sat me down in her office and allowed me one of the first listens to Linkin Park’s A Thousand Suns. There were no headphones or unmarked vans or winding, windswept vistas — budgetary cuts, one can only assume — just an iced coffee and a notepad, which was sort of a shame, because if ever there was an album that deserves the Radiohead treatment, it’s this one. Since, as you’ll probably discover in the coming weeks, A Thousand Suns is most definitely Linkin Park’s Kid A…completely different from the band’s previous efforts that it will almost certainly stand as the line of demarcation between everything that came before and everything that will come after…”

A big thank you to James Montgomery for the flattering (and ballsy) piece. Read the whole article here: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1646930/20100831/linkin_park.jhtml


1. September 2010

Ask Linkin Park A Question and some Hot Webcam Action

From holamun2.com:

Want to learn more about Linkin Park? Here's your chance to ask Linkin Park a question! Post your questions below and we'll pick the best ones.

Enjoy Some Hot Webcam Action With Linkin Park

1. do you have a webcam?
2. do you have a free Skype account?
3. do you want to interview Linkin Park with your webcam?

If you answered "yes" to all three of these questions, make a video with your webcam and tell us why you should be the person who interviews Linkin Park. Upload your video below.

(We'll contact one of you to do the honors.)

thanks to JoeHahn.org


Irina Shayk is NOT dating Rob (and never has).

LinkinLady.net just posted that Rob never dated Irina Shayk.

GQ: So besides that train story, what's the most ridiculous thing you've ever read about yourself?

Irina: I don't know. Sometimes I google my name a little bit. I once read that an article about one hundred models and what they do, and it said that I'm dating the singer from Linkin Park and that he's really lucky. I've never even met him.

Singer ?

thanks to LL.net
-GQ magazine


Chester Bennington in "Saw 3D" Picture

From MTV.com

source. LPAmerican


156 The Catalyst Screencaps.

So we just made some Screencaps of The Catalyst. You guys know that our Galerie is still down so we uploaded them to an Photobucket Album. Go here.
Hope you like them .


31. August 2010

Linkin Park Will Perform 'The Catalyst' At 2010 VMAs

From MTV.com

Linkin Park just premiered their murky, mercurial video for "The Catalyst," and for the second consecutive week, the song is #1 on the Billboard rock songs chart, but so far, they've yet to perform the song live.

But on September 12, at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, that will change. Because Linkin Park have just been added to an ever-growing list of performers for the big show, and they'll be playing "The Catalyst," for the first time on television.

"After two years of working on our new album, we're looking forward to sharing our first live performance of new music with our fans around the world on the MTV Awards," Chester Bennington said in a statement about the show.

It's an appropriately big stage for the song, the first single off the band's much-anticipated new album, A Thousand Suns, which hits stores on September 14.

Other confirmed performers for the 2010 VMAs include Eminem, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Paramore, Drake, B.o.B, Usher and Florence and the Machine. Travie McCoy, Jason Derülo and Robyn will also join VMA house artist deadmau5 for a series of intimate performances.

Confirmed presenters for the show include Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz. More performers and presenters will be announced in the coming days. Comedian Chelsea Handler will host.

The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET. Go to VMA.MTV.com (or text VMA to 97979 if they are Verizon subscribers) to vote for the Best New Artist video through September 12.


Meeting of A Thousand Suns Trailer


30. August 2010

KROQ Breakfast With Linkin Park

Kevin & Bean at KROQ are giving listeners a chance to win tickets to see Linkin Park live at a very intimate setting, as well as to have a Q&A with the band.

"We’re getting together to spend some time with the band at a very intimate venue. They’ll be answering your questions and performing live. It’s not possible to get any closer to the band without actually joining them on stage. This is a Linkin Park fan’s dream come true.

You’ve got two ways to get in. Listen to The Kevin & Bean Show all week. They’ll tell you when to call. When they do, dial 800-520-1067 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-520-1067 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. An alternate way to get in is via the KROQ Street Team. If you’re not a member, now is the time to sign up!"

"This is the most intimate show you'll ever see with this band. It's a once-in-a-lifetime performance."

Sign up for the KROQ Street Team here.

So all you have to do is listen in all week to see when they plug the contest and ask you to call, and you could win two passes for this special event.

source :KROQ and LPA


29. August 2010

Mike Shinoda talks to Absolute Radio


28. August 2010

LPTV: Chester's Lullaby


ARTISTdirect Making Of "The Catalyst" Clip.

Check out an exclusive clip from behind the scenes of the new Linkin Park video "The Catalyst" here.

source. LPA


27. August 2010

Mike and Phoenix @ Gamescom

You can watch the Video here.

It starts at 1:15


The Catalyst Video Contest

Dailymotion and Linkin Park are giving fans an opportunity to make their own video of The Catalyst, the winner will receive some awesome prizes!

Mike and Brad are shown in this video asking you to make your own video for The Catalyst and upload it on dailymotion.

Watch clip here

You could win:
- A meeting with the group in Paris 25/10/10
- 2 seats for the concert in Paris Bercy 25/10/10

I don’t know French but I got this: upload your video on Dailymotion before September 23rd, the rest is just telling you what Mike and Brad said, make your own video. Oh and what you could win, I think, lol.

I don’t know if it’s available to everyone, it didn’t say but I think anyone can participate just as long as you have transportation TO France where the m&g will be and the concert tickets are for, Paris Bercy.

source: mikeshinodaclan.com


26. August 2010

Germany, Austria & Switzerland: Single CD & Digital Release "The Catalyst"

From linkinpark.com

This Friday, August 27, "The Catalyst" will be released in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. There are special physical and digital versions available:

- 2 Track CD Single
- Limited 2 Track CD Single including sticker sheet designed by Linki...
- iTunes Exclusive Digital 5 Track Single Bundle including remixes fr...


The Catalyst Music Video

Watch the new music video here.



Linkin Park's 'The Catalyst' Video: Kiss The Past Goodbye

From mtv.com:

Linkin Park are probably one of the 10 biggest rock acts on the planet. I mention this mostly because: A) It's true, and B) It makes everything they've done post-Hybrid Theory (their big breakout album) all the more admirable.

They have never been afraid to push the envelope and try new things. This is easy to do if you are a band that has nothing to lose, but in LP's case, it borders on insanity. Their albums are the kinds of things labels schedule their financial quarters around. They're tent poles (or life preservers) meant to keep things from sagging too low or sinking too deep. The danger of alienating their fanbase is very real, and the results could be catastrophic.

Still, with each successive album, Linkin Park push even further into the void, and, in the process, they leave their nü-metal roots in the dust. At this point, they're barely the same band they were back in 2000, and any similarities they still share with their Hybrid past will almost certainly be erased with their upcoming A Thousand Suns, an album they've gone to great lengths to christen as a bold new direction for the group, public opinion be damned.

We finally got to see the first fruits of that reinvention with the murky, mercurial video for "The Catalyst." Directed once again by band DJ Joseph Hahn, it's an ominous, elemental thing, full of smoke and unseen flames, charred earth and rising tides. It may very well be a chilling, post-apocalyptic preview of mankind's future, or it might just be a really cool, really art-y video, the kind that big, important rock bands tend to make (and at this point, LP are most certainly both of those things). It's really up to you to decide. Though, really, it works either way.

But mostly, "The Catalyst" serves as a preview of what fans can expect on A Thousand Suns, which is basically what bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell told MTV News earlier this month. "There are certainly dark, trying times ahead," the band seems to be saying. "Get ready."

And to that point, it's telling that Linkin Park are barely even in the video — or, more specifically, when they are, they're shrouded in smoke or submerged in water. You can infer from that what you'd like, but I see it as the band letting fans know that they practically died to make this album, that they went through hell and high water to bring it to fruition. It may be subliminal, but it's definitely there. And it's why I admire Linkin Park as much as I do.

So if you loved Linkin Park for their rapping or their angry outbursts or even their Gundam obsession, you're probably going to be a bit disappointed with "The Catalyst," not to mention A Thousand Suns. But that's really the point, isn't it? Great bands push themselves, great bands are unafraid to fail. And, dare I say it, with both their new video and their new album, Linkin Park may very well have become a great band.


25. August 2010

MTV Behind The Scenes Catalyst Footage

MTV have posted another behind the scenes clip of "The Catalyst" video on their website, in preparation of tonight's midnight EST release. MTV say more behind the scenes footage is to come in the article.

"My voice is a little tired, because I'm singing on this one. And it's a lot of singing; it's been a long day, a lot of smoke [being used]," Shinoda told us on the set of the video. "Once again, Mr. Hahn is in the driver's seat, and we have faith in where he'll take us."

And Shinoda isn't the only one who got smoked out. Hahn shot other scenes in which he sealed his bandmates in a glass case, then filled the thing with clouds of smoke (he also shot the performance high speed, which, when slowed down, makes for some arresting visuals). And we haven't even mentioned the piles of multicolored dust he covered the band in, which made for some messy — and totally excellent — footage.

There's still plenty of behind-the-scenes footage to show you, but for right now, check out this exclusive sneak peek at the making of "The Catalyst" in the above video. You'll see, once and for all, that Linkin Park truly suffer for their art.

source: lpassociation.com

And for all German Fans. You can watch The Catalyst at 6 am tomorrow .


Linkin Park feature in Big Cheese

The latest issue of Big Cheese magazine has a feature on Linkin Park and a giant poster, Chester is on the cover.

thanks to lptimes.com and JoeHahn.org


24. August 2010


From MikeShinoda.com

Linkin Park Twitter chat today with me and Phoenix, at the MTV UK offices. Silly.

watch it here


Interview with Mike and Phoenix on Zane Lowe

Zane Lowe twitted saying that a video of his exclusive interview with Mike and Phoenix is now up on his website.

source lptimes.com


Linkin Park in Kerrang! Magazine

In tomorrow's edition of Kerrang! Magazine, Linkin Park will be the main feature with an exlcusive interview.
The rebirth of Linkin Park!

Over three years since the release of their last album, Linkin Park are returning with something new, something different and something fun. With their past finally behind them, in this week's Kerrang! magazine, we bring you Linkin Park as you've never heard them before..."

Pick up the magazine tomorrow (25th August) to check out the exclusive interview.

Source: Kerrang, lpassociation.com and Joehahn.org


22. August 2010

Joe Hahn blog page

From LPA

Joe has just updated his twitter account to inform people about his new blog. Check out the new blog page of Joe Hahn over at joehahn.com.



From Mikeshinoda.com

Phoenix and I just landed in London today, and got an email with some great bits of Linkin Park news for you guys…check this out:


- Went from four million in April 2010 to ELEVEN million today

The Catalyst (US)

- First #1 debut in history of Billboard Rock Songs chart

- #1 at Modern Rock radio

- #1 Most Added at Alternative, Active Rock, and Mainstream Rock Radio (upon release)

Linkin Park – The Catalyst / Medal Of Honor video:

- #1 most viewed video on all of Youtube, worldwide, upon release

…Thanks to everyone for supporting the new song and album. A Thousand Suns is coming soon…


18. August 2010


There is a new Video from LPTV at linkinpark.com
I think its pretty interesting, here you can watch it:

Find more videos like this on LinkinPark.com


17. August 2010

Chester and Brad on loveline clip

Chester and Brad stopped by tonight to discuss their new album "A Thousand Suns." They ended up discussing a lot more...
Watch clip from their Loveline appearance here

source: JoeHahn.org



From mikeshinoda.com:

Just arrived in Germany. It’s the first day of a short promotional tour for A THOUSAND SUNS. I’m still adjusting to the idea that this album is finally about to be released into the world after almost two years of hard work. Today (and for the next few days) Phoenix and I will be talking to people from all over the world about the songs, our recording process, the release, and what we like to eat and do when we’re in Germany.

Danke vielmals!


16. August 2010

Chester On Loveline

from LPLive.net

Chester will be on Loveline tonight apparently (it was announced on last night's show). You can listen for free on KROQ.com on their online stream.

Hopefully someone records it because Chester is usually really funny!


"The Catalyst " Video Premiere

From linkinpark.com :

Our new music video for "The Catalyst" will premiere on August 26th. You can watch it online at MTV.com and VH1.com beginning at 12:00am EST that morning. Also look for it on MTV, VH1 and MTV2 at 8:00pm PST/EST that night.



13. August 2010

Phoenix MTV Interview

Linkin Park Say New Single 'The Catalyst' Is 'A Risk, But Worth It'
'We wanted a track that represented where the album was going to be and how it was going to work,' says bassist Phoenix Farrell.

Last week, gamers everywhere thrilled to the new trailer for the upcoming "Medal of Honor," which was directed by Linkin Park's Joseph Hahn and features the band's brand-new single, "The Catalyst."

And while the trailer no doubt had "MOH" fanatics going crazy, it may have left LP fans feeling a bit confused. Because "The Catalyst" is undoubtedly unlike any song the band has ever released. A moody, synth-heavy, decidedly doomy rumination on the broken times in which we live, it seems to back up the group's claims that their new album, A Thousand Suns, will be a drastic departure from anything they've done in the past.

And that, according to LP bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell, was precisely the point.

"We wanted a track that represented where the album was going to be and how it was going to work, and this was really the track to do that. ... It's a risk, but [it's] worth it," he told MTV News earlier this week. "We've known [the album is] going to be different, and if fans were expecting Hybrid Theory or Meteora, they're going to be surprised. It's going to take people some time to figure it out and know what to do with it."

Farrell wouldn't go into greater detail about just how the new album, due September 14, will differ from Linkin Park's previous efforts, but any fan with a pair of ears should be able to tell based on "The Catalyst" alone. The songs are bigger, deeper, decidedly weirder. And while Farrell didn't exactly back up frontman Chester Bennington's earlier claims that A Thousand Suns is a full-blown "concept" album, he didn't really deny them either.

"I've never liked the title 'concept record,' to me that holds up the idea of Tommy or The Wall. And I love those records, but this is not that," he said. "There are a couple threads that run throughout it, but, for us, the only concept is that it's not intended to be a collection of individual songs. It's constructed in a way and thought of in terms of 'How will it flow?' I would love ... in this day and age, for our fans just once to sit down and listen to it from front to back. We want it to work as an experience."

And to that end, Farrell said the band always wanted to tie "The Catalyst" into a video game of some sort. The way they see it, it only adds another layer to the experience. So when the "Medal of Honor" folks approached them, they leapt at the opportunity. Though, sadly, working with Electronic Arts — the publisher and developer of the "MOH" series — hasn't improved their gaming skills any. But you can't really blame LP for that. After all, they've been working on A Thousand Suns for a long time now.

"I loved the old 'Medal of Honor' games, but since we've been working on the new album — and really, since I had kids — I've kind of hung it up for a while," Farrell laughed. "It sucks because now I have a younger brother who's 15 and when we play against each other, it's not even competitive. It's ridiculous. And it pisses me off. He's laughing and sh--. He's killing me with his knife."

source: LPA, MTV


12. August 2010

1LIVE ATS Pre-Listening & Press Conference

From LPA

On 17th August Mike & Dave will be at the 1LIVE Studio in Cologne, Germany to preview the new Linkin Park album "A Thousand Suns", as well as later attend a press conference in which the attendees can ask them questions. It appears 1LIVE will be broadcasting the conference on their website. Check out the article below, and read the original article here.

"Linkin Park will visit 1Live August 17th. For the first time ever, twenty 1Live listeners will get the chance to hear the new album. Also there will be an exclusive press conference at 1Live in Cologne. You can be part of it - either live at 1Live or via video stream on 1live.de.

Linkin Park mastermind Mike Shinoda and bassist David “Phoenix” Farrell are visiting the 1Live studio and 20 fans are getting the exclusive possibility to hear the new album “A Thousand Suns” (release: September 10th). You can’t buy any tickets for this event. You can only win them on 1Live.

Ask your questions at the fan press conference!
Linkin Park are also doing an exclusive press conference at 5 pm. You can be part of that, too; via live video stream on 1live.de or directly at the station. No matter what’s on your mind – ask Linkin Park your question!



From mikeshinoda.com

As anyone who follows the band knows, we usually have a LOT of stuff going on. The tough part for us is finding a simpler way to keep you guys up-to-date. We’re trying out a new solution: the new Linkin Park App, for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.

The app is FREE. It has all the obvious stuff, like news and tour dates, but also plays all our LPTV episodes and videos, finds other LP fans in your area (if you want), and collects all Linkin Park online activity, all in one place. You can connect it to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, so you can respond to a blog post or video without opening and closing a bunch of windows. You can also shoot photos at the concert, and immediately upload them online using the app…and it ranks users based on activity, so if you’re active on our sites, you’ll get recognized.

It currently supports English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, and Turkish. More to come.

For iTunes: http://awe.sm/595m7
For Android: http://awe.sm/595mD

Also, for those of you who have already downloaded the app, I just created a thread on the message board to discuss ways to make it better: http://www.linkinpark.com/forum/topics/new-linkin-park-app



11. August 2010

New LPTV Episode

Watch the new Episode on linkinpark.com


New Mike Pic

From LP's Facebook


10. August 2010

New Rob Picture!

From LP's Facebook


Linkin Park Logs First No. 1 Debut On Rock Songs

From billboard.com:

Linkin Park posts the first No. 1 debut in the 14-month history of the Rock Songs chart, as "The Catalyst" launches with 12.2 million audience impressions.

The cut eclipses the chart's previous highest-starting song, Pearl Jam's "The Fixer," which arrived at No. 2 a year ago this month.

Rock Songs premiered the week of June 20, 2009. The Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay survey measures the most-heard titles on more than 180 alternative, adult alternative and mainstream rock stations.

"The Catalyst" concurrently opens on the Alternative Songs chart at No. 3, marking the list's loftiest arrival since Linkin Park's own "What I've Done" bowed at No. 1 in April 2007.

"The Catalyst" is the first single from the band's fourth studio album, "A Thousand Suns," due Sept. 14.
source: JoeHahn.org



Message from Mike on knowngallery.com:

Hey Casey...Thanks for reaching out. The pre-order went up today--we're really excited. It's the first time we've been able to sell direct-to-fan from our website, so we wanted to go big: if you buy anything (even the skate deck or the t-shirt), you get the digital version of the album for free. Everyone who buys anything gets that, plus access to presale concert tickets, so you get better seats (But you don't need to worry about the seats thing--you know we'll always have room for you and the crew at the show). And the digital versions of everything as early as humanly possible.

The skate deck is a real winner. Pro-level, skate-able quality, sick art. Hand signed by all the guys in the band, and limited to 1000 copies in the world. $99.99

As for A THOUSAND SUNS...The album is our most adventurous yet. We took a lot of risks on this one: some of the craziest sounds and a couple of the longest songs in our career. As a general idea, it's kinda a response to what's going on in popular music: too many people are focused on "singles" and putting things together in poppy, bite sized pieces...so we decided to do the opposite. We're making a case for "the album." If someone wants to listen to it in pieces, it works that way...but they'll be missing out on the experience you get on if you hear it as a whole. We really put our hearts into this one; I think it's pretty special. It comes out on September 14th.

source: JoeHahn.org


7. August 2010

Dark as Day Follow Up with Levi Holiman

From lpassociation.com

Last month we reported details of a movie listed on IMDB titled "Dark as Day" directed by Levi Holiman, which was speculated to star Mike Shinoda & Chester Bennington in a casting role. Well, not liking speculation, the LPA set out to confirm or disprove these rumours, and give you fans a little insight on the status of this project.

After speaking to Levi Holiman myself personally, here is what we discussed, and what Levi had to say on the project.

- On how Levi met Chester, and involved him within the project:
Chester and I went to High School together in AZ. I had written the "Dark as Day" script, 5 years ago, after moving to Los Angeles. I ran into Chester on the set of "Bleed it out." We hadn't seen each other since 96 maybe? So I told him about the script and asked if he'd be interested in reading it. He gave me his info and I sent it to him.

About a week later, he emailed me and agreed to play a part in the film. We initially wanted to see if he would be good for the lead but because of his busy schedule, he felt it would be better for him to make an appearance in the film rather than committing to the lead. Understandable.

- On whether or not Mike Shinoda will be involved:
I don't know Mike Shinoda though. As far as I know, Chester will be the only one from LP involved. I do love Mike and his music. SOB is one of my favorite groups. I listen to "Second to none" almost everyday on my ipod.

- On Mike's name being listed on IMDB:
I just checked imdb and have no idea how Mike's name got on the castlist. It would be great to have Mike but I have no other information on that.

- More on Chester committing to the project:
The first time I saw Chester act was in high school. He was good. I remember him chasing someone on stage with a fire poker. I think he played an old man in the play. But that was back when he had hair and glasses like John Lennon. When I asked if he wanted to move back to acting later his eyes perked up and he seemed very excited.

- Chester's role in the movie:
All I can tell you with regard to the film is that Chesters character is going to be a challenge for him. Emotionally, I'm going to ask him to push himself. But I'm not worried whether he could pull it off or not. He's a pro and he's been performing for a while.

He doesn't play a bad guy in the movie. He's a good guy that has made a lot of bad choices and when his character is introduced in the film, he has realized the damage he has done and is ready to atone for his sins. I'm really excited to see Chesters angle on the character and am very confident that whether you are an LP fan or not, people will really dig his character.

- The vision for Dark As Day:
"Dark as Day" is like the the dark back alley for a fairy tale. It's in the same vein as "Jacobs Ladder", "Donnie Darko" and "Vanilla Sky." If the fans like those movies, I think they'll like DAD. If they don't, they might want to put my head on a stick.

- The status of the project:
Financing has been quite difficult because of the state of the economy. We are hoping to find an independent source that will put in 7 figures and the search is still on.

- Levi's kind words in regards to the LPA:
I love that you guys are doing so much to promote other projects that involve Chester. For no name guys like me, Chester coming on board and you guys writing articles about this could make all the difference in getting established as an artist.


5. August 2010

Help Mike Make His “Top Albums” List

From MikeShinoda.com

For an upcoming promotion with iTunes, I need to come up with a list. 15 albums, tied together by a theme. Which of the following themes seems the most interesting to you guys? Vote, and I’ll make that list, to put up on iTunes.

Go here to Vote


Michael Bublè / Mike Shinoda Collaboration

According to French nonline magazine Canoe Entertainment , in a recent interview Q&A, Michael Bublè confirmed working with Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda on a song. Whether Mike took a producing spot we don’t know, but this marks a really interesting collaboration. Check out the translated excerpt below.

An album of covers, heavy metal or hip-hop collaborations?
– “Hip-hop collaborations. I recently made a song with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. I can easily imagine that I have written pieces that can be sampled in hip-hop stuff in the future.”



3. August 2010

Mike's LP Community Tour

From LPLive.net
Mike just did chats on the LPU, LP.com, and Ustream. Highlights are as follows.

  • Chester is doing a very different kind of screaming that is very exciting. Mike referred to it as "weird" and "losing his mind kind of screaming."
  • There will be heavy tracks on the album.
  • There will be gang vocals from the entire band on a couple songs.
  • Mike and Chester do back and forth vocals on almost every song.
  • Mike will be rapping.
  • The music video for The Catalyst is not yet finished.
  • The standard CD, Special Edition & Deluxe Box Set will have their own art books and cases.
  • Both new and old songs will be played on tour.
  • "That effect on the voices in The Catalyst is a layer of a flanger, a modulation effect, and some other stuff."
  • "We had fun with effects on this record...lots of "ear candy"...on many instruments."
  • "It's not really a concept record. It's kind of a concept record, but only in the sense that the concept is more about the execution of it. It is not a rock opera. You guys may feel like it's got a common thread that kinda goes through from song to song and all the way down the album and that is definitely intentional. There's multiple layers and meaning."
  • Neal Avron has mixed the record. He mixed Minutes to Midnight as well.
  • LP will not be on the soundtracks to Saw 7 or Transformers 3.
  • Mike and Joe both contributed to the artwork. Mike praised Joe's work.
"There will be gang vocals from the entire band on a couple songs. " That sounds pretty cool.
What do you think ?


2. August 2010

The Catalyst on Myspace!

Check out the song here.


31. Juli 2010

Linkin Park Featuring You Winner

Linkin Park, featuring YOU Winner

Linkin Park | MySpace Musikvideos


28. Juli 2010

X96 Radio to Play The Catalyst

From the LPA:

X96 Radio have confirmed they will be playing The Catalyst Monday at 12:40 MDT. Resident DJ Marci will be débuting the track live on air. You can access the web player through their website here.

source: lplive


Every Song of A Thousand Suns live?

From blackchester.de

According to the german radiostation 1Live Linkin Park think about playing “A Thousand Suns” in it’s entirety when they’ll start touring. It’s not set yet, but they’re thinking about. The news (german) can be checked HERE.



New German Tour Date added

Linkin Park will play another show in Germany.

26.10.2010 Dortmund, Germany, Westfalenhalle

Lpu presale starts July 29. The normal sale July 31.

Source: linkinpark.de. LPlive.net


New Press Photographs

From LPA.
Along with the new promo photo of the band that appeared in yesterday's USA Today article, another has made it's way online from linkinpark.de. You can check out both photographs of the band below.


Linkin Park / Medal of Honor Teaser Trailer (HD)

In this video you can hear more from the new Song.


27. Juli 2010

40 seconds of The Catalyst.

Go here and click on the player.
Pretty nice song.

Source. Blackchester.de


26. Juli 2010

Mike and Chester in a Movie?

From mikeshinodaclan.com:

Also, PinkyLouLou found that both Mike and Chester are listed on IMDB to appear in the film Dark As Day! Mike as a taxi driver and Chester as a mugger. View the cast and film information on IMDB here, I must stress that I think we should consider this as a rumor until we hear something more official.


24. Juli 2010

A Thousand Suns Digital Tracklist

From PFF
01 The Requiem
02 The Radiance
03 Burning In The Skies
04 Empty Spaces
05 When They Come For Me
06 Robot Boy
07 Jornada Del Muerto
08 Waiting For The End
09 Blackout
10 Wretches And Kings
11 Wisdom, Justice, And Love
12 Iridescent
13 Fallout
14 The Catalyst
15 The Messenger


22. Juli 2010

A Thousand Suns Album Cover

A Thousand Suns is available for presale on linkinpark.com now.
And here is the Album Cover.
Thoughts ?



I’m With the Band: Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Talks About Online Fan Collaboration Contest

From kara.allthingsd.com

It’s nice to hear enthusiasm on the part of Linkin Park band member Mike Shinoda about an innovative-for-the-music-industry effort to give fans a chance to be part of the iconic Grammy-winning rock band.

That’s because most artists or content creators–while making all the right sounds about the Internet’s impact on their business–often privately cringe at the ongoing flood of user-generated material that has drastically changed the industry.

Not Shinoda, who is certain he will find some real talent via a new online contest, called “Linkin Park, Featuring You,” that gives anyone an opportunity to collaborate with the band to produce an original song based on some of the tracks from the forthcoming single “The Catalyst.”

The song is on Linkin Park’s next album, “A Thousand Suns,” to be released September 14.

“We looked at it as both risky and fun to save a spot on the record that could be just anything,” he said in an interview with BoomTown earlier this week. “It’s creative, lets the fans be heard and, of course, is a great way to promote the album.”

Of course it is, but Shinoda said he is not expecting to have to put any bad-quality music on the record just to sell more music.

“The album could not be any more sacred to us and this is certainly an X-factor, which is kind of a move against the grain for us,” he said. “But the Internet has actually given a lot more people a chance to be heard and, as it has turned out, amateurs are so much better than we ever expected.”

So far, Shinoda said, he has just sampled a few dozen of the thousands of submissions so far, either selecting randomly or via a popularity ranking system the contest uses. He said he’s also using a range of people who are part of the Linkin Park team to filter material.

But, ultimately, Shinoda and his bandmates (pictured here) will pick the winning submission, with either the song to be included on the band’s new album or the winner to be invited to perform with the band on a song on the upcoming record. Either way, a pretty good prize for an aspiring musician.

Shinoda said he is hoping to hear a lot of different sounds from electronic music to keyboards to guitars and even horns (“No one has submitted a horn version so far,” he laughed. “But I hope someone does.”)

Linkin Park is using a group of Internet companies to carry out the massive user-generated effort, including: MySpace Music (platform, promotion and direct fan messaging); Indaba Music (hosting the MySpace application that allows musicians to auto-syndicate their remixes on MySpace); Top Spin Media (using their email for a song widget to deliver audio stems to all participants); and Ning (the back end to Linkin Park’s Web site, where they are also distributing the audio stems to push back to the contest)

There have been remix contests online done before, such as Snoop Dogg’s “That Tree” Remix Contest, which had 8,000 entries and generated a lot of fan interest.

But this effort is clearly more ambitious, perhaps because Shinoda is clearly a techie, with an ongoing interest in filling the Linkin Park Web site with puzzles, games and other interactive features.

In fact, Linkin Park had already conducted a smaller contest for fans to submit designs for characters used in a game the band released in April, called “8-Bit Rebellion,” for the Apple (AAPL) iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. And, after the game was completed by a player, it unlocked a new song, “Blackbirds.”

Shinoda said the band hopes to do even more digitally, trying to involve and engage fans in ways that they never would have tried before.

“There is a huge unknown factor and this is not something we would have done five years ago,’ he said of the latest collaboration contest. “But I am not afraid of my fans being good at music, even if it turns out they are better than me.”

Until a winner is selected, here’s a most excellent music video of my favorite Linkin Park song, “Shadow of the Day,” because I wish I had written the perfect and simple line, “Sometimes beginnings aren’t so simple/Sometimes goodbye’s the only way” (maybe some fan will write something as good)

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