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 .