A Gift For You (Free Song)

February 18, 2015

Hey everyone,

We made something cool the other day, and we wanted you to have it.  Here’s a special unreleased acoustic version of Final Masquerade.  Stripping it down to bare bones brought the sentiment of the song right to the surface.  Thanks for all your support over the past couple months – we hope you enjoy the song.  Click here:

http://linkinpark.com/thankyou

 

mike

M. Shinoda X Bamford Watch Department

February 2, 2015

MSxBWD Available Now

 

Today I’m excited to announce my new collaboration with the world-renowned Bamford Watch Department.  This timepiece is a Super Matte black Rolex Daytona with MGTC (military grade titanium coating) featuring custom artwork — a tiny skull from my Glorious Excess (Dies) exhibition.

My band-mates and I have been expanding the boundaries of our wearable releases—making some even more ubiquitous and easily accessible, and others distinctly limited and aspirational.  In the range of our offerings, this timepiece sets a new bar for the latter.  It is, of course, not something our average fan can buy.  For most, it exists as an idea, a wearable piece of art.

For the limited few that are interested in purchasing one, head over to Bamford Watch Department’s site HERE.

MS x BWD on water

 

MS x BWD in box

 

To see paintings from the inspiration of this timepiece, see my GLORIOUS EXCESS art HERE.

mike

What a lineup. Beast Astray

September 24, 2014


Conceived and curated by Joe Hahn, BEAST ASTRAY is an exhibit of artwork inspired by the motion picture, MALL.  Artists featured include:

AARON DE LA CRUZ . AXIS . BILL McMULLEN . BOM.K . BRANDON REZA PARVINI . CLEON PETERSON . DABS MYLA . DI NGUYEN . EDWIN USHIRO . ESTEVAN ORIOL . GABRIEL PEREZ . GEORGE THOMPSON . GREG CRAOLA SIMKINS . IGOR KOVALIK . JAMES JEAN . JASPER WONG . JESSE HAZELIP . JIM LEE . JOE HAHN . JORAM ROUKES . KEEGAN GIBBS . KENICHI HOSHINE . KIM JUNG GI . KOMATSU MIWA . MANNY SAYES . MARK DEAN VECA . MECHIKURO . MIKE LEE . MIKE SHINODA . MU PAN . REVOK . ROBERT FOX . ROBERT MACKENZIE . RON ENGLISH . ROSTARR . SABER . SAGE VAUGHN . SEVER . SLICK . STASH . STEVEN PLATT . TRISTAN EATON . VINCENT DI NGUYEN . ZESER

The exhibit opens on Thursday September 25th at Known Gallery (441 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036) and will continue to be on show until October 5th.

MALL is Joe’s debut feature film. Co-starring Vincent D’Onofrio (who pulls triple duty as star/ producer/ screenwriter), Cameron Monaghan (TV’s SHAMELESS) and Gina Gershon (KILLER JOE), MALL examines a group of disaffected suburbanites who find themselves at a shopping mall in the midst of a seemingly random shooting. The film will be distributed throughout North American theaters and all major digital platforms on October 17th via Paragon Pictures in association with Silver Lining Entertainment.

mike

Watch: Climate Justice Badasses.

September 23, 2014

Thank you to Kumi Naidoo, Bill McKibben, and Andrew Freedman, who are badass.

mike

How Watching Videos Can Help People Fighting Ebola In West Africa

September 6, 2014

Hey guys,

Hopefully you’ve been following our journey on the road during Carnivores Tour thanks to Chideo. For those of you who don’t know much about it, Chideo is the first online interactive charity broadcast network where fans can get access to exclusive video content and experiences with their favorite celebrities while doing some social good.

In 2005, we started a nonprofit organization, Music for Relief, in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami that devastated many of the places we had just played on tour. Through Music for Relief, we are committed to utilizing our connections with other bands, people in the music industry and, most importantly, our fans to raise awareness for those in need.  Since its inception, Music for Relief has raised over $6 million to aid survivors of natural disasters around the world and planted over 1 million trees to reduce climate change.

Right now, Music for Relief is responding to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  One of the most crucial aspects of fighting this deadly virus is having the protective gear to help those who are sick. Music for Relief is raising money for goggles, masks, gloves, full body suits and more for the brave aid workers responding to the crisis. The more gear they have, the better the chances there are of getting the virus under control and preventing it from spreading.

I want to encourage you all to get in on the conversation, and Chideo is a perfect place to get started.  You can register on Chideo.com or download the Chideo app and you’ll gain access to behind-the-scenes video content (like our backstage dance party during Rob’s drum solo or Dave’s weirdest and most exciting backstage tour ever), not to mention you’ll be the first to hear about future sweepstakes opportunities to get up close and personal with the band. On top of all that, your generous donation will support our charity Music for Relief. A full protective suit costs about $350, but with all of you contributing, the impact can be great.

It’s been a lot of fun reading your questions and creating our video responses – we hope you’ve enjoyed them, too. Please know that you are making a difference by donating to Music for Relief on Chideo and helping people in the greatest need around the world.

Thank you.

mike

Linkin Park by 10 Second Songs

September 4, 2014
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New Linkin Log (Vlog) #3

August 22, 2014

This one is a wilder one.  We were still coming down off of adrenaline from the show in Boston.  Guest appearance by Phoenix LP and the goat.

mike

First Carnivores Tour Vlog

August 10, 2014

In case you missed it:

mike

What to watch / What to make

August 3, 2014

I mentioned on Twitter a few days ago that I’m planning on doing a vlog from the road on Carnivores tour; I’ll post a new video once a week.  Shoot me ideas and suggestions by following me on Twitter (HERE), and I’ll try to incorporate them as I go.  Not sure what’s going to happen or how it might evolve.

The episodes will end up on our LP Youtube channel (subscribe now!), and unlike the normal LPTV episodes, my vlog videos will be short, no-budget, firsthand accounts, probably shot on my phone.

The tour starts this week.  Until then, here’s the latest LPTV episode, following the band through the end of the tour in Europe:

mike

Watch Now: Smooth Seas Never Made Good Sailors (LPTV)

July 16, 2014

This episode of LPTV takes place as we leave the studio, heading into album launch and the beginning of our tour…but after only few shows, Brad got an injury that threatened show cancellations.  This episode takes you through the efforts of the band to create a “contingency plan” and to keep things focused during an uncertain time:

mike