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)

read more here


2 Screenshots of Chester in SAW 3D

At the first picture you can see that his back is injured.
Poor Chester.
What do you think ?


Chester in Saw 3D!

From uk.movies.ign.com

Saw 3D, the seventh film in the bloody successful series, has seen its trailer debut at the Lionsgate booth at Comic-Con this week. But IGN, crafty Jigsaw devotees that we are, have the online exclusive on the preview right here:

The studio has also confirmed that this will indeed be the final chapter in the series.

"There's something miraculous about creating a final chapter to the Saw chronology that not only gives the core fans everything they want and deserve, but also serves as a perfect introduction to audiences who are new to the series," says director Kevin Greutert. "I'm proud to have been part of Jigsaw's world from start to finish."

The after-hours Comic-Con event for the film takes place on Friday evening (moderated by IGN's own Eric Moro), and during that event the franchise will be honored by Guinness World Records as the "Most Successful Horror Movie Series." Producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg will be on hand to accept the award from Guinness Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday, who will travel from Guinness World Record headquarters in London to present several awards at Comic-Con.

"We are thrilled that Saw has set a new Guinness World Record," say the producers. "It wouldn't be possible without our incredibly rabid and loyal fans and our great partners at Lionsgate."

Additionally, Saw 3D will return to the Halloween weekend release date that has treated the series so well in the past.

"It's been an amazing ride," add Koules and Burg. "As filmmakers it was important to us that Saw was one story in seven chapters rather than just a series of sequels."

source: LPlive.net


New Snippet of "The Catalyst"

From LPA

Very recently, Mike direct messaged all of his Twitter followers with a link to a new snippet of "The Catalyst". The clip features Mike and Chester singing duet over the song's piano backdrop. Simply allow the clip to load and then click the (new) Linkin Park logo in the middle of the screen.

Click here to listen to the new clip!

EDIT: A large number of people have reported having issues accessing the video. If you cannot view it, our very own administrator Keaton has uploaded it to his site for you. Click here to view the video clip if you cannot view it on the official site!


21. Juli 2010

New LPUTV Episodes

From LPU Newsletter:

We have a nice mix of old and new. We found some more footage from last year's European tour, so we thought we'd share it with you. We also have some brand new footage fresh from the studio. Check out the videos below.

got to www.lpunderground.com


Set it free...

From Linkin Park newsletter, check your mails.

Join Linkin Park's Street Team & Spread the Word!

A message to all members of Linkin Park Street Team

Help set it free. You might like what you see. Spread the word to all of your friends!


Visit Linkin Park Street Team at: http://www.lpstreetteam.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

*Update* You have to conect to Twitter through theyr page and tweet the hashtag #ATHOUSANDSUNS. You can hear a very brief sound which could be a bit of the Catalyst. You can also read a message which is "Thank you for helping me. I will arrive soon", and with every individual tweet you can see one more Pixel of a picture.

You want to se the whole Picture ? Go and write a tweet and tell your friends.


19. Juli 2010

A Thousand Suns: Six-tracks-sampler review

From LPLive.net

Check this review of ATS made by "Music Mag" which is a French website
They commented six songs, and we now know their lengths!

Friday, July 16 was held at Warner plays a few songs from the new album of Linkin Park, A Thousand Suns, which is set to release on Sepetember 13. Two management representatives of Linkin Park arrive in early afternoon with their luggage in which there was a disk that is half of the album, six titles. The Listening takes place in the office of Alain Veille, the boss of the label WEA. After having signed privacy policies usual, the staff weighed the U.S. first track.

1) Untitled [4'39"]
It starts with a long intro which turns to drums, keyboard and finally vocals in the background. Chester Bennington is the only to give voice to the first verse whose rhythm is almost dancing. A big break that recalls the excellent electro Reanimation (the remix album Hybrid Theory) breaks the rhythm of the song. Mike Shinoda does his apparation in the bridge. He calmly raised his voice and the song goes back in power. The title ends with an a cappella of both singers

2) Untitled [4'13"]
It begins with what could be the voice of a leader who harangued the crowd. An electric guitar riff quite Launches the song. Mike Shinoda raps over the entire first verse. The choruses are chanted by Chester ("Hey!" Hey! "). Unlike the first track played, Mike Shinoda, who co-produced the album with Rick Rubin (Slayer, Metallica, Slipknot), is very present on this title.

3) Untitled [4'00 "]
A guitar and a piano introduces the third piece. The singing of Mike Shinoda on the verse is pretty amazing, almost ragga! The chorus is not really identifiable with the first listen. The track runs itself without real structure. Linkin Park abandons the traditional verse / chorus. Note that for the first time in the discography of Linkin Park, Brad Delson up a guitar solo on the end of the song.

4) Untitled [4'35"]
On this track, the tempo is slower than the first three. The intensity of the song goes crescendo, like the other titles we note the absence of a real chorus easily identifiable.Has Linkin Park decided to make an album that will not go down in radio?

5) Untitled [4'26"]
Of the six titles, is without question one the most surprising. Like what could be "Breaking The Habit" on Meteora, this piece, where Chester sings alone, stands out from the rest by its lack of thickness. No guitar is heard before the third minute. Repeated many times Chester "I'm Losing What I Do not Deserve". Potential title: "What I Do not Deserve".

6) "The Catalyst" [5'42"]
The first single from the disc. Here, we expect a more formatted way in the spirit of what Linkin Park has always offered on the previous albums ... Well, no. It will still be ironed. For once, we are very far from a "Somewhere I Belong" (Meteora, 2003) or "What I've Done (Minutes To Midnight, 2007). The name of the album, A Thousand Suns, is taken from the lyrics of "The Catalyst". An amusing detail, we note that the piano part that comes at the end of the piece bears a resemblance to the song "Le Grand Secret" iwith Indochine and Melissa Auf Der Maur!

Listening to these six titles, it appears with the pleasant impression that Linkin Park has taken a real risk with this album: Finished formatted songs and radio jingles. According to information from the press officer of WEA, the other six pieces are much more focused on guitars. The album promises to a tasty mix of electro experimentation on one side and big rock songs of the other. Stay tuned ...

They say that it's quite a surprise and that there will be 12 tracks on the album.


18. Juli 2010


From Mikeshinoda.com

Our single, THE CATALYST, arrives August 2nd. I thought I’d show you the art for the single before anyone else gets to see it. Click here…


10. Juli 2010

Mike ON Ustream !


"A Thousand Suns" promo Clip

Linkin Park posted a Promo Clip for their new Album " A Thousand Suns". You can watch it on LinkiPark.com. What do you think ?


9. Juli 2010

MS MixParade Video Tutorial!

You can watch the Video with Mike here.

source: LPlive.net


8. Juli 2010


From MikeShinoda.com

No puzzles or hidden messages with this one. We’re excited to finally announce that our new album, A THOUSAND SUNS, will be released on September 14th.

The lead single for the album is called “The Catalyst.” It will be released on August 2nd.

Beginning tomorrow, July 9th, we’re teaming up with MySpace and MixParade for “Linkin Park, Featuring You,” a contest which gives you the one-of-a-kind opportunity to be on our new album. We’ll be giving you some audio from “The Catalyst,” and you get to take it from there; you can remix the parts, write something over them, or mute stuff and write something totally new. We may choose a remix of the song, and put it on the album…or, we may choose an amazing keyboardist, string quartet, guitarist, percussion group, or other musician, and invite them into the studio to play on one of our songs. No matter what instrument you play, you can win. We’re open to anything good. All we ask is that you include any audible portion of any one of our stems in your submission.

Once you submit, the community (that’s you) will vote, and the most popular stuff will rise to the top. Then, my bandmates and I will comb through the submissions, choose one winner, and they will be included on our album, A THOUSAND SUNS. Check out http://www.myspace.com/linkinpark for contest details.

I think I’ve said enough for now. Thanks for your continued support. We’ve got more announcements coming, so keep checking LinkinPark.com for updates.


That is AWESOME !! What do you think ?


LPUTV "Slowly But Firmly"

New LPUTV Episode: "Slowly But Firmly".


Linkin Park plant a tree: Video with Mike and Rob + Green Music Group Challenge

From GreenMusicGroup:


When an artist supports an environmental cause, good things can happen! Want proof? Since 2005 Linkin Park’s non-profit organization, Music For Relief, has planted over 800,000 trees, sequestering more than 270,000 tons of CO2.

Your Challenge :
Plant a tree! Plant one in your own backyard, or find a tree-planting organization and look for planting events happening near you.

Prove It :
Take a photo of your newly planted tree. Or, if you signed up for a future tree-planting event, snap a shot with the organization’s logo.

To take this challenge, you must first complete the action, then return here to upload your photo. After you have uploaded your photo, you will see a field labeled Tags:; make sure you enter "SEVEN" (use ALL CAPS please!) in this field for your photo to qualify!

Please note: Only ONE PHOTO PER MEMBER, per challenge will be counted. One winning entry will be chosen based on CREATIVITY, “GREENESS,” # OF PEOPLE INVOLVED, and how much FUN you're having!

For the Prizes and more Information go here :

source: Facebook Machine Shop Marketing


7. Juli 2010

Linkin Park Message #4

From mikeshinoda.com:

New message:


It looks like a puzzle to me ..we'll see =)


From LPA :

..and on first inspections the text appears to read as follows:


The community have also speculated that the last line could read "SepTwenty" which could allude to a Sep 20th release, which would represent the international date as it is a Monday.

UPDATE: Mike has updated his blog telling people to check out lp.com & our website, LPAssociation for the answer of the puzzle!

"You guys have done a great job solving the last two puzzles. For the answers, check the LP message board or lpassociation"

We appreciate the support as always Mike!

Join our community and let us know what you think of puzzle 4 in our comments section!


6. Juli 2010

Finishing up the new album!

Watch the Video with Mike here : LPsFacebook


3. Juli 2010

Galerie down!

Our Galerie is down again...but this time all Pics are gone..we try to upload everyting again but it may take a few days.
Thanks for your understanding.


Rob , Mike and Brad in the Studio

From LPFacebook:

More studio work today

BBB laying down some guitar.