KROQ show 4 (last one i think)

December 21, 2007

the official linkin park KROQ acoustic xmas video coverage, from our channel on youtube. if you haven’t subscribed to our linkinparktv channel yet, do it.

EDIT 12/22/07:
for those of you who are late on this one: when stryker asked about the “maps,” and phoenix and i were talking about “the iraq,” we were talking about this:



  1. lucyb85 on December 27, 2007 at 8:11 am

    What a kick-ass KROQ show – I loved the new style set list and the stage energy. Amazing. I hope it isn’t the last! Kroq xmas shows are always great.

    Also, you’re looking very stylish at this one, Mike… nice jacket. πŸ™‚

    Happy Christmas!

  2. Astat on December 27, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Shame that the kid’s choir singing O Little Town of Bethlehem was basically inaudible in the mix at the actual show, but they handled being up there with you guys a lot better than I would, and they’re like half my age.

    To Angie007: LP’s been playing HHH live for a few months now, they just haven’t been doing it every show.

  3. WTF on December 25, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    I want to hear Mike burp in the microphone now.

  4. angie007 on December 25, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    it looks like you guys were having a good time, thanks for playing hands held high live, finally…..

  5. punkmommy on December 25, 2007 at 6:33 am

    She makes us fellow South Carolinians look absolutely retarded…way to represent!

  6. kuiz_worldstar on December 25, 2007 at 12:31 am

    awesome! ive already subscribe that thank you

  7. ShadowerLiltani on December 24, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    I love Mario’s face, he is trying so hard not to crack up laughing.

  8. Cyan on December 24, 2007 at 12:32 am

    dear mike, merry x-mas.^^
    new year is coming, mike, my dear, u must be happy.^^

  9. karma_capella on December 23, 2007 at 11:20 pm


  10. karma_capella on December 23, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Hey Mike! Have a happy holidays dude πŸ˜‰

  11. PacoLPjr on December 23, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    LMAO hahahahahahaha
    Mike tat wuz a good one LMAO!!!!

  12. Beda on December 23, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    Ah Mike, come on, we have to give that girl a chance, I mean, after all your first word to stryker was: pbrffffffffffffffff…(or something like that-the farting sound)—-LOL!!

  13. nillp on December 23, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    and i’d give up forever to touch you

    ’cause I know that you feel me somehow

    you’re the closest to heaven that i’ll ever be

    love ya ~ β™₯


  14. BraneWorld on December 23, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    …Something own-making-adage has gleamed in my mind is that,if there are a “even so”;there will still exist a “must do”!…XD The world is more complicated or more easier than that people who are just searching for or debating something on the map in Geography class or…History class…,actually it’s just simply a relative problem,yeah,that’s right,but there is no denying that it’s because of ideology!What can I say more?ha~ It’s hard to get some vibrations from this point I know,but Aliens.haha…Can’t say much more anyway…Oh,yeah!Merry Christmas,Delightful Christmas & Happy New Year,Mike~ Sincerely~ A loyal fan from a dummy invisible place…

  15. BraneWorld on December 23, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Well…First,this is just a covering-dust feeling for a long time ago from your Mike,what’s the most abominable subject when you were educated in school?I can,personally,tell you that politics is much more difficult than any other subjects!Sorry,we probably have nothing in common on this type of things,seriously.I have no idea what’s on their mind of those people who are in Politics Department and in other “similar” elsewhere…Maybe,now,I have a little bit of clues on it. πŸ˜›

  16. BraneWorld on December 23, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    “…If something has been ingeminated in public a few times,…I think we shall consider another attitude as our newγ€€attitude…”-from passers-by’s dialogue…

  17. NeonDragon on December 23, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    yeah, what everybody else said….

  18. Raiden on December 23, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    Mike! I really want to wish for you and your family, peaceful and happy Christmas. Hope I will see you live on a Meet & Greet sometime in my life. So once again Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Hope you reach your goals. Sorry for my english I’m from Hungary.

  19. LPgreatfan on December 23, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Mike and all of you guys!!!!

  20. Ann on December 23, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Mike!!!
    i cant read the last words/letters you write!

    merry christmas and happy new year!!!

  21. theOuiSkey on December 23, 2007 at 11:43 am

    woh woh woh…you ‘re the most stunning miss teen usa ever…which state you from again??? hahaha…phi is rock….haha…btw..the drum line was so coolll ! i wish i have that in full of BIO.

  22. kajakira on December 23, 2007 at 11:22 am

    merry christmas mike…check this song… πŸ˜€

  23. Jaclyn on December 23, 2007 at 11:20 am

    Mike, may be you’ve got some KROQ backstage fotos or of the rehearsal? πŸ™‚ Would you please show them? It would be very nice of you ❀ xxx

  24. yanTyan on December 23, 2007 at 8:18 am

    liKE THIS PIC,

    in hk, 31/12/2007 IS COMING, FEEL THE BUMP IN TRAFFIC.

  25. Mel on December 23, 2007 at 7:46 am

    you are man MIKE SHINODA lol


  26. Parker on December 23, 2007 at 6:54 am

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year MIKE!

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

    take care πŸ™‚

  27. maria on December 22, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    First, hi Mike. Second you’re great) And finally this video that you’ve put was very interesting and great to watch. I really enjoyed you English, cause when you say something (like in this video or at the concert when we fans listen to you) all fans and I understand everything)))))))))))) And about Iraq (at my english press periodsor lessons we have lots of articles connecting Iraq, the situation there) and I agree with most of all opinions in press (and with the phrase in Hands Held High “when the rich wage war it’s the poor who die”). That show was tremendous and I wish you and the whole band (LINKIN PARK) success and all good things to your family. Peace) And have a nice day) Maria

  28. oleander on December 22, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    u guys did rock Shanghai that night!
    it’s awesome to see the clips of ur live in shanghai.
    next time please rock the 80000 stadium like Phi said XD

  29. Y_ on December 22, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    btw, i just got japanese magazines (CrossBeat, InRock) that u were interviewed during japan tour. u guys r so cool on the magazines πŸ˜‰ i’ve paid $10 for radiohead,too!
    i’m surprised that LP’s on the INROCK 2008 calender, on OCTOBER (my bday’s on OCT.!!)

    so, r u sure…planing proj rev in next yr and gonna make a new album?? i know u guys got CIA and FBI on ur back, so not gonna leak anything..hey, i’m not gonna hack like….lol.but..haha, u guys r so hilarious ;D matter what/how those gonna be..i’m here for ya;)

  30. Y_ on December 22, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    you guys are so funny!!

    i knew the miss teen’s things. i’m not gonna say anything about her or bush, but she might gonna design the fire place on the KROQ backstage some yrs later.haha ;p

  31. Ezza on December 22, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    OMG that chick was either very nervous or stupid… or highlighting how bad the American education system is….who wants to b America’s minnie me?

  32. kellz on December 22, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    btw, it would be awesome if i could click some of the members and be directed to their LPN sites.
    interesting folks. πŸ˜‰

  33. kellz on December 22, 2007 at 8:16 pm


    wow, yeah. they put that on my local news for the most memorable quotes; right under “Don’t tase me bro” but not far over “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.”


  34. Celestial on December 22, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    There was a picture promoting the KROQ show on a billboard in a small town where I live. “Linkin Park” was on it in big, bold letters. True story. Anyway, that concert looked fun especially with the drummers and the interview was amusing. On a side note, I had no idea the international show was going to be that big. I mean…I knew you guys had a strong Asian fan base, BUT DAMN!

  35. LaKennyLP on December 22, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Those kids were very nice … But, anyway, I prefer only Linkin Park πŸ˜›
    Hey, Merry X-Mas for you and all Linkin Park, and of course for your family too πŸ™‚
    Here in Spain, we hopre u’re coming to Spain soon…
    Please, come to Madrid 😦
    Thanks Mike!


  36. twix on December 22, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    “Your underwear”…too funny. Haha. I hope Stryker was able to give you the gift.?? LOL.
    Mike, you forgot to say my favorite phase from Miss Carolina, “SUCH AS…” Hahahaha!!
    The Almost Acoustic Christmas concert was awesome!!! Thanks for putting on an amazing performance (like always).

  37. nillp on December 22, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    she solved the problems of the world with her interesting answer.. unbelievable..

  38. Silence on December 22, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    it’s cool interwiev! I saw it before this post, but I watch it again with greet pleasure. Why evrydody was in big yearphones?

  39. Daga280 on December 22, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    they did nice job with this fire on the tv ^^ & those kids – they were great … not goin’ to comment answer of Shouth California Miss πŸ˜›
    and a very Merry Christmas Mike xD hope to talk to U on the m&g in London πŸ™‚

  40. soyuneik on December 22, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    ill trade u one of my kidneys and possibly a lung for your sp1200….

  41. Helene on December 22, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Great interview tought. I love your laugh πŸ™‚ Its so funny, ya know. Please come to Estonia, Estonian fans need you guys too. Btw, happy holidays! :)

  42. soyuneik on December 22, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    ‘Does not compute…Does not compute..miss teen usa, smile, turn, wave’..
    She’s a damn-ass cyborg and YOU KNOW IT.

  43. murry on December 22, 2007 at 11:27 am

    I believe that it is great that you care about the maps and the Iraq and the kids of Africa and Asia and things as such. In so far as you play the music and give the money, and things as such. As such. I believe. The Iraq. As such.

  44. nillp on December 22, 2007 at 11:16 am

    dude, i can’t stop laughing every time that i watch this interview.. and i must agree with taylor, that was the best way that i’ve ever seen an interview be opened!

    your interviews are just the best..!

    you probably know what i want for christmas, right?!

    love ya ~ β™₯


  45. TaylorKenjiLP on December 22, 2007 at 10:49 am

    i must say, mike thats the best way ive ever seen anyone open up an interview in my life. haha.

    one thing ive noticed, you guys never seem to stay on topic in your interviews. (like talking about fake fire in the backround & such). hahah merry x-mas mikey.

  46. keineAhnung on December 22, 2007 at 10:03 am

    gosh…that video is awesome…ROFL
    joins the posters before and wishes you guys merry christmas and a happy new year πŸ™‚
    (coughs in which you hopefully finally give “Rockpalast” the permission to air your rock am ring show of 2007…as they were allowed to air the 2001 and 2004 shows back then coughs)

    anyway…hope you guys have great holidays!!! πŸ™‚

  47. DaniShinoda on December 22, 2007 at 9:25 am

    Mike, I’ve already seen your interview and laugh so much, you nd Phoenix are very funny… So I wanna see you and Chaz replying the answers together! Hahahahahaha lol amazing.
    I also wanna say Merry Christmas again and Happy New Year, send a kiss to the guys of Linkin Park nd Fort Minor, SOB, Ryu, Aphaty, everyone. Great parties to you and your family, wife, parents, granny, friends, lovers, parrots, doggies, cats..(err… do u have these animals? oO) hahahahaha…

    At last, we’re going to meet on next Linkin Park show in Brazil in 2008. Don’t forget, you’ve been promised.

    With all love, Dani!

  48. Jaclyn on December 22, 2007 at 9:04 am

    LoooooL though i’ve already watched it for ten times i cant help smiling )))) Ur laugh is soooo cathing! U look cutie xxx Brilliant story teller EVER ! Rehersal sights were cooool…..uugh how I love U guys )))) And i’ve got that kroq gig on my comp, happy girls with cymbals )))) they were eating Chester with thier eyes during the song >:)
    Greetings from Moscow, hope u’ll come here again, it’s my Christmas wish πŸ˜€

  49. Twoflower on December 22, 2007 at 8:01 am

    Oh my god! You and Stryker are great couple! You should be a permanent guest on Loveline! Awesome video!

  50. Mike24 on December 22, 2007 at 7:42 am

    Mike It’s very funniest video with your and Phoenix Intervew:D

  51. uarpig on December 22, 2007 at 6:44 am

    Hi Mike..!
    Xmas is coming.. wt are u going to do during Xmas time?
    wish u have a happy Xmas holiday.
    i miss u!
    the video is good! i love yr new hair style. u are cute!! I LOVE U, MIKE!!!!!
    i love to see u smile.. and i’m missing u at every second!

  52. soyuneik on December 22, 2007 at 5:46 am

    we don’t have maps… hahahaha! stop making me bag up by myself…
    Nah thats badass…

  53. Sabie on December 22, 2007 at 5:31 am

    Hi, Mike! Ive already seen this interview, it was awesome!!! You are so great!
    t you think about coming to Kazakhstan? I swear half of our population are your FANS! Please come one day!
    Anyway, ill be on your Manchester show (United Kingdom)
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Could you pass my wishes to your band as well? And your wife.
    See ya!!!

  54. Illara on December 22, 2007 at 5:31 am

    yo dude! haha, i watched that show over youtube, it was awesome πŸ˜€ and oh.. linkinparktv – its been subscribed for me. LOL. hee.

  55. Envy on December 22, 2007 at 5:24 am

    i’ve already watched it:) awesome. i don’t know english good, but more or less i was trying to understand what re u sayin. believe or not, i dreamt of you today, mike.. anyway, i wish you a Merry Christmas and another successes in Linkin Park.

    take care, Mike!!

  56. calimero on December 22, 2007 at 4:39 am

    Hi Mike!! Merry Christmas!
    I downloaded the whole KROQ show and it was AWESOME!
    Thank you for introducing this interview clip! The interview was hilarious:-))

  57. lovya on December 22, 2007 at 4:29 am

    hey mike,i’ve been trying my best to catch every word in the video,haha,and i did well :DD you said very very large number of people had come to the concert in shanghai…so what i wanna say is ” THINK ABOUT BEIJING NEXT TIME,alright? i swear you could find many more people here than in shanghai !
    And ….even though everybody has said that….still i wanna say MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
    Greetings from China
    (one more thing, if everyone adds “greetings from …” that would be better,don’t you think so? haha!

  58. AS_21 on December 22, 2007 at 3:50 am

    yeah!!! once again Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!! for every person in this world… 4 LP, 4 FM & 4 your family.. just 4 everyone (probably I will wish you one more time later but it’s never too much..)

    – sory 4 my english.. I’m not good in that…

  59. littlemichelle on December 22, 2007 at 3:48 am

    I haven’t managed to watch any of the KROQ shows but just watched a few like No More Sorrow, Bleed it out and Hands Held High and it was amazing performance, well done.

    Have a nice X-mas

  60. DaVX on December 22, 2007 at 3:43 am

    that was an awesome show mike… I wish I was in the UCLA drumline… sigh… lol… Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

  61. Emilia on December 22, 2007 at 3:28 am

    You guys are so funny πŸ˜€ That show was great, Love ya! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And happy holidays to all of you πŸ™‚ Greetings from Finland. πŸ™‚

  62. BlackEagle2006 on December 22, 2007 at 2:52 am

    Yeah Mike, you are very funny and you and the band make awesome music and thatΒ΄s because i like you and the band :)And I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!
    Greetings from Germany

  63. svetok on December 22, 2007 at 2:32 am

    Thats awesome! Mike, u ROCK! )))) Merry Christmas!!! And Happy Holidays!! Love u guys! And c ya!!

  64. AS_21 on December 22, 2007 at 1:49 am

    LP channel on youtube is th best you know… WE love it.. but KROQ SHOW must be amazing!!!!!


  65. KATHYxx on December 22, 2007 at 1:23 am

    Well, at least when Linkin Park takes away the magic, Linkin Park puts its own magic back in πŸ˜€

    Happy Holidays, if you’re not back on here before then! (unfortunately.. i don’t think i can get you your Christmas present you want so much…)

    PS: I’m not even from LA and i know Stryker (sp) luvs you guys. .. he’s only like interviewed you like 3285275 times. >_>

  66. Stelios on December 22, 2007 at 1:20 am

    thats awesome mike , lol, i believe this is the first time i saw u make farting noises from your mouth xP
    Merry Christmas Mike,
    that show was awesome,



  67. ColorScheming on December 22, 2007 at 1:19 am

    Happy Holidays! Great clip, clips of lp can never get boring. Looks like you had fun with this interview. Thats good to see, that you love what you do, i have yet to see a clip of you looking bummed or bored to be doing what you do. which is awesome. Because ive seen a lot of clips of other artists who look like they dont enjoy what they do and that the world is bless with their voice, or whatever their craft maybe. And frankly I hate people like that. Glad to see what looks like you still being humble. Hope all is well!

  68. Bunnya on December 22, 2007 at 1:12 am

    Hey Mike! That was an awesome clip….and yet ANOTHER reason for me to want to move to Cali (from this frozen northern hell I’m in now). Merry Christmas to you and yours and I will catch you and the rest of the boys in London, ON, on February 22nd, 2008! Cheers!

  69. OceanBiscuit on December 22, 2007 at 1:07 am

    and………….MERRY CHRISTMAS MIKE,hope you and everyone of LP will have a happy holiday and TAKE A GOOD REST!!!!!!
    also,HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    always standing behind you:)

  70. OceanBiscuit on December 22, 2007 at 1:00 am


  71. OceanBiscuit on December 22, 2007 at 12:59 am

    HAY MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    frankly,i didn’t catch your word in the video totally because i’m not good at english:(
    but i heard you mentioned SHANGHAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS THERE THAT NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HOPE YOU LIKE SHANGHAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
    YOU’VE PROMISED THAT YOU’LL COME BACK TO SHANGHAI AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’LL KEEP WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)))))))

  72. Living_Contradiction on December 22, 2007 at 12:59 am

    Hey, The Vid was awesome! But I also found something else you might find interesting. I thought it would fit well with your “Lost in Translation” posts. The following is a map from Japan. It was meant for children but, its hardly an argument to say that its wrong and stereotype-ridden on purpose. lol You’ll probably never see this, but I figured I’d post it on an off chance. I hope you find it as funny as I did. πŸ™‚

    And fan forever
    Jennie J

  73. LinkinPete on December 22, 2007 at 12:49 am

    oh, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to Mike, Joe, Phi, Rob, Brad and Chester!!!!!! yuo guys really deserve it..

    sorry, if this is just stucking your blog, but I really needed to say this.

  74. xclutchingmycure on December 22, 2007 at 12:46 am

    i love stryker πŸ™‚ too bad he’s got pneumonia … hope he gets better soon.

    i already saw the shorter version of this interview, without the backstage stuff… this version is better, way better πŸ˜› the choir did an AMAZING job.

  75. Gazza92LP on December 22, 2007 at 12:46 am

    HI MIKE!!! i’m your best fan in the world!! KROQ is beutiful!!! why don’t you come in italy for a concert?? πŸ™‚

  76. LinkinPete on December 22, 2007 at 12:35 am

    wow.. even though I have it on my pc.. my internet isnΒ΄t the best speed, so…

    but gotta tell you again, it was like the best show ever, man.. amazing..

    ..and the kids did well, too.. and the marching band..

  77. Adrienne104 on December 22, 2007 at 12:35 am

    hey mike , this is Adrienne from Shanghai.
    i enjoy your show in Shanghai very much.
    hope to see you again!!!

  78. Lnknprkfrk on December 21, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
    i have no clue if i spelled that correctly, but it’s supposed to say merry christmas. i no it isn’t christmas yet, but there are 4 days till. btw, ur so weird! lol. jk. y would u want someones underwear? lol. c ya.

  79. Mike_Yuan on December 21, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Ha ha ha! oh my god, you guys are too funny! I love videos like this… First Comment, yay! Merry christmas mike, and a happy new year, can’t wait for you guys to start touring. I’ll be waiting…here…in vegas…

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