lots to mention

March 5, 2008

many things to mention…

firstly, chester (and i, although less than him) got sick and we had to cancel two shows. it was a a real bummer for us, we hate to have that happen. thanks for your “get well” wishes, we’re feeling better now. still a little scratchy on the voice, and coughing a ton, but we can play shows.

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next, the iTunes SoHo performance. in case you haven’t heard, we played a secret show at the SoHo apple store in NY. it was awesome…the tracks are now available for purchase on iTunes. go check them out!

…and lastly, we played staples center here in LA tonight. we hadn’t played here before, but it was dope. i’m not a huge sports fan by any means, but if there’s one sport i would put above all others, it’s basketball; and if there’s one team i would put up top, it’s the lakers. check out what the staples center peeps gave us as a “thank you” for playing tonight. to quote my man bobby d…”so official.”

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lastly, and not least…check out the widget at the bottom of this page. if you want one on your page, go to linkinpark.com and get one. on the widget, we’re premiering the BRAND NEW VIDEO for our latest single from “minutes to midnight”…GIVEN UP. the story behind it was that we had gotten all these video treatments by well-known, expensive directors, and they all felt a little off-the-mark. the song feels real punk rock to us, so we decided to go with a more do-it-yourself kind of approach. this was put together by our friend mark fiore, who has basically never directed a video before. we gave a him a few ideas about how we thought it should look, and he took those and ran with them…and did an incredible job. enjoy!




  1. AS_21 on March 14, 2008 at 11:03 am

    it’s great to hear that you’re getting better now… given up is AMAZING.. xD i love it!!! the same to basketball and The Lakers.. they’re such a great team πŸ™‚


  2. Aditya_the_warrior_within on March 10, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    glad to hear you 2 are getting better ! given up video is cool .. .it simply rocked !! can you tell more about it ??

  3. Y_ on March 10, 2008 at 10:57 am

    glad to hear u and chester got better and the rest of shows r goin good πŸ˜‰ btw LP is nominated for 2 of VMA Japan! (i was off from the internet for while…. so , i just knew today) hope u guys win and come here ;p

  4. rockermeg on March 10, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Glad you and Chester are getting better!

    I’m not into sports either, mainly ’cause over here in da UK everybody’s mad about football(soccer) and it’s really boring! Sometimes it is funny though! (hint hint-Portsmouth kicking ManU’s A$$!!)


    That Laker’s stuff looks pretty awesome though. Did the rest of the band get them aswell?

  5. PprKut73 on March 10, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I must say the Lakers jacket is pretty ganstaaa!

  6. linkinladie328 on March 9, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    you should totally wear the gear, take a picture and put a caption saying “watcha!”


  7. linkinladie328 on March 9, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    OMG that’s awsome!!! The gave you Lakers gear!

    The show was AMAZING last Tuesday at the Staples Center. I was so excited and happy and all of the above to be on the floor that night. It was my first LP concert and I had a blast! You guys totally rocked it!

    I’ve been a huge, dedicated LP fan since I was in the 5th grade. Now I’m a Senior getting ready for college and this added the cherry on top of my Senior year. I love all of you forever and ever and unconditionally.


  8. analoggirl on March 8, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Oh, I forgot… I’m feelin’ the new video for Given Up. My favourite part? The equestrian. πŸ˜‰

  9. analoggirl on March 8, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Hey Mike, hope you’re feeling better soon!

    Love the gear and your performance of “My December”.

  10. SteppinRazor on March 8, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    You should have Bradosol lozenges for your throat. They taste a bit weird but I use them and they work WONDERS!
    They might also amuse Brad πŸ˜€

    If I had a Lakers uniform, I’d try to wear it everytime I played ball.
    I’d also be a total dork and blog about it πŸ˜›

  11. AjsToOtEa on March 8, 2008 at 11:20 am

    wow!it’s awesome! I really like it!

  12. AndyCarrie on March 8, 2008 at 6:58 am

    wow, you must looking sexy with this jersey…..I would like to see ya in this jersey … can you take some photos?

  13. Kira on March 7, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I don’t like the Lakers, but those are some fresh ass kicks.

  14. K3vV on March 7, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    nice shoes!

  15. nillp on March 7, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    hope vegas is being great 4 all u.. πŸ™‚

  16. xLinkinParkFanx on March 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    That Laker gear looks raaaad. If i was still in LA. i would of been rockin out @ the staple center show. unfortunatly im in North Dakota. >.< anywho im glad you guys are getting better. God bless all of you guys and get even more better. (:

  17. Curiosa on March 7, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Hey Mike, good to hear both of you are feeling better. πŸ™‚ Oh & thanks for answering my questions about SOB’s new album. πŸ™‚

    Ooo…they gave you Lakers gear?? I’m sorry. I’m sure one of the other better teams would be happy to give you some of their gear.
    :)~ Like the Spurs who use the Lakers to wipe the floor clean. whispers They’ve been doing it all season long. :)~ Oh & you can’t forget the Celtics. lol

    Anyway, glad to hear you guys are doing well. πŸ™‚

  18. Chantal on March 7, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Hi Mike,that’s something for You and Chaz:

  19. DashaLPark on March 7, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Mike!I love u!!! β™₯

  20. nillp on March 7, 2008 at 7:08 am

    hope to see new mash-ups at milton keynes..

    it’d be really great.. πŸ˜€

    love ya ~ β™₯


  21. uarpig on March 7, 2008 at 6:55 am

    Mike.. u need to take care… u shouldn’t only concentrate on yr work.. bt u also need to take care of yrself.. u kno?! the news which u got sick made yr fans [me] feel sad.. i am really worried abt u..!!!! hop u can recover as fast as it could.. miss u, love u!

  22. Xenith on March 7, 2008 at 2:38 am


    Mike you must really get fed up of the ‘OMG MIKE I LUVS YOU AND DREAMED ABOUT YOU LAST NIGHT YOU ARE MY LIFE’, Anyway…

    I have also only just found out about ‘No Roads Left’. What an amazing song!
    People get on youtube and listen to this now it is fantastic : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALRh7RDBUsk

    Xen x

  23. Xenith on March 7, 2008 at 2:33 am

    I must admit I was disappointed with the new video.

    I managed to get crap seats at the MEN so I couldn’t really see the stage, plus I didn’t get the chance to appreciate the new set or the holy glow of Brad’s hair! When you announced that footage of each show would be used for the next MV I was really looking forward to seeing what I had missed.

    Instead we get a mishmash of clips edited together to knock out the slightest epileptic.

    Either way thank you for explaining as I now at least understand. Will we be able to download any of the full footage anytime soon?

    p.s – 8:58AM on the dot I booked my LP/JZ tickets for Milton Keens so no crap seats this time!

    Xen x

  24. shinoda_me on March 7, 2008 at 2:16 am

    SHINODAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! you’re my love!! ❀ πŸ˜€
    hope you guys are feeling GOOD and not just 'much better'
    …GIVEN UP video is GOOD! πŸ˜€
    and wear that jersey!!! (and one of the sexy pants that you own to go with it)… forget about the 'uniform' πŸ™‚
    *melts at the sight of the shoes*
    btw,,,, did you get that nasty tracheobronchitis from Chester? hope not

  25. AnVanoppens on March 7, 2008 at 2:09 am

    hope you and Chester are feeling better already..

    LOVE YOU! ♥


  26. marivelle on March 7, 2008 at 1:09 am

    haha omg i dissed that video so much…SORRY MARK ❀

    and come on, give him credit, he basically directs every candid lp footage =P

  27. Ezza on March 7, 2008 at 12:34 am

    definatelly need to see you guy in the lakers uniforms…total hotness!!!!!

  28. Vane_Nessa on March 6, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you guys for coming to Staples Center, you guys are the best! your shows just keep getting better and better. I love you guys! I hope to one day meet you all =)

  29. fairylanterns on March 6, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    The new video is really unique & different from a lot of other videos out there. It really stands out against the crowd. I like that a couple of the older videos were incorporated into the new one. Hope Chester & you keep getting better! I also think that Linkin Park should take a group photo of you all wearing the Lakers gear. πŸ™‚ Brad should go old school (basketball) style by wearing a headband to go with his Lakers outfit.

  30. murry on March 6, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Second, I hope you get better soon. I’ve had a similar thing for the past two weeks. It sucks and it takes forever to go away, especially if you keep working with it. I have and it still persists. So, relax and focus on getting healthy.
    Third, you need to post some pictures wearing that little track suit. It’s ~ballin’~.

  31. murry on March 6, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    First of all, I just want to say I was at that show in OKC Friday and it was amazing. I was very impressed that Chester pressed on and was so appreciative about it. I could tell you were under the weather, too. Let me tell you, a show you guys probably considered sub-par was still one of the best nights of my life. My friend, a grown woman, literally wet herself during the first encore.

  32. theOuiSkey on March 6, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    guys..get well and keep warm…lots of water….hey…how bout gettin on stage with the lakers outfit….hahaha..

  33. WTF on March 6, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I hope you guys don’t put on the Laker’s gear and have a midlife crisis and attempt a career change as basket ball players. 😦

    just kidding. I know you wouldn’ t do that. Hope you guys are feeling better.

  34. nillp on March 6, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    have a great show.. πŸ™‚

    enjoy ur time in vegas.. :DD

    hope see some pictures.. take care all u..

    hope u and chester are 1000Β³% again.. πŸ˜‰

    love ya ~ β™₯


  35. Charley on March 6, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    the lakers jacket is badass!

    i want one!


  36. Linkin_Giady on March 6, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Hey Mike! I wish you and Chester can get better soon….anyway your Laker tracksuit is very nice! ps= i can’t wait for your coming here in Italy on June….very excited!!!!!! see you!!! kisses from Italy, Giady!

  37. Lvix on March 6, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Hey dude, i was sick to…
    actually i am still sick…
    i got the same, i know a lot of people who are sick now i think its just a virus what is going around the world
    because i live in belgium:p

  38. vegmonkey on March 6, 2008 at 9:40 am

    I was crying after reading the review of OK show. You guys have such awesome fans, not only at OK but everywhere! Keep rocking on.

  39. yanTyan on March 6, 2008 at 9:27 am

  40. nillp on March 6, 2008 at 9:11 am

    would be exciting great see u wearing this.. ;D

  41. AnVanoppens on March 6, 2008 at 7:27 am

    LOVE YOU FOREVER! … ♥ ♥ ♥


  42. Linkin_Paranoik on March 6, 2008 at 7:25 am

    And I wanted to thank you all of you guys for being so nice with us, italian fans, we knew in these days you will come on summer, I hope I will be there, I’m almost sure, I hope I will can, you know it’s a little far now, we are just on march hehe…
    but, thank you again, you’re amazing with all fans in the world because we want to be amazing with you cause you deserve it, you’re the best band in the world.
    So, get well soon and take care, I love you Mike, I love you guys.

  43. Linkin_Paranoik on March 6, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Hey Mike!! How are you? I hope you feel better, sorry but I was so busy and I didn’t write anything until now.
    I’m sorry you and Chaz feel not so good but get well soon and I hope you feel better soon…you’re the best!
    I really love the song Given Up, it rocks πŸ˜„ and I love the new video too, it’s a live video but special like you πŸ˜‰

  44. Mikado on March 6, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Hi Mikeeeeee! πŸ™‚ I didnΒ΄t know that you were sick too (again). But itΒ΄s good to hear that you & Chaz are feeling better.
    In short: 1) I already ordered tickets by pre sale/ LPU for Project Rev in Germany 06/28/08 DΓΌsseldorf. Yeah!!! I canΒ΄t believe it!!! 2) amazing cool new video “given up”. It remind me on cologne concert last Jan., as I saw you live for the first time. Congrats. 3) Great job and great pics from rebuilding homes in new orleans. Nice to see how you work with hammer and nails. 4) I really like the Lakers outfit. Would like to see you in it too. πŸ™‚ Take care! -bianca

  45. AlexShinoda on March 6, 2008 at 6:35 am

    mikeeee i have dream with you today!!!!

    i wait for new shows and a new cd!!!!

    read this please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ———–>>>>>>>> i’m brazilian an wait for you and the band!!! wait for Fort Minor in brazil !!!!!!! axll.linkinpark.com

  46. LaKennyLP on March 6, 2008 at 6:32 am

    get better very soon both of you please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    best wishes for you mike and chaz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    many thanks for all, i’ll be in LeganΓ©s (Madrid) to see ya on June!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :’):’):’)

    i’m so excited… i already got the tickets, mike!!!!!!!!!!!!! :’):’)

    much love and respect, and please, get well very soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    cya in spain, mikey. :::*

    take care and kisses,


  47. Illara on March 6, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Hey Mike! lol, kinda new feeling seeing your name on the uniform, it does look good, its a good gift πŸ™‚ no doubt about it.
    well other than that – hope you guys are doing fine πŸ™‚


  48. OceanBiscuit on March 6, 2008 at 5:44 am

    Get better soon,Please!!!!!

  49. JPkaukonen on March 6, 2008 at 5:02 am

    Hey Mike, Chester.. Get well soon! I love you < 3 Hope this will help, at least mentally:

    Mike you are everything to me.

  50. comfortzone on March 6, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Hey ! πŸ™‚
    I just ordered tickets for Duesseldorf ! I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it πŸ˜„ I’ve already been to Cologne and it was awesome although I can’t remember much, lol. Please wear your b/w striped shirt again. I love it ❀ It perfectly suits you, haha.
    Get better soon, you and Chester !

    Much love,

  51. sassi_lp on March 6, 2008 at 3:11 am

    heya Mike! hope u guys are better by now…
    you forgot to mention that you’ll be back in Berlin (and other places)!!!
    thank you man, that is just so awesome! I’ll see you over here in Berlin then:))
    Looking forward to it:)

    And Given Up is awesome, really nice effects and looping from one sight into the other.

    all the best wishes, saskia:)

  52. Mag_Shinizzle on March 6, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Great to hear Chester and you are getting better ! πŸ™‚ I ckecked the last video, tell Mr Fiore he did a wonderful job, I totally love it ! I miss you live even more now πŸ˜₯ As for the Lakers’ uniform, I want to see you with it ! Ask someone to take a pic pleaseeee xD Take care boy, we love you. Mag.

  53. Helene on March 6, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Aww.. your “uniform” is so awesome πŸ™‚ Can you take photho of you with your “uniform” ? xD. I bet your looking good in that hehe… you are looking good with everything :$ Anyway, I hope you and Chaz will be very healthy again πŸ™‚ A lot of love from Estonia, Leenu πŸ˜‰

  54. Dori on March 6, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Hey Mike!

    Love the bball uniforms!!!

    Hope you enjoyed playing at Staples!

  55. AnVanoppens on March 6, 2008 at 12:15 am

    you’re using your myspace account again? πŸ˜›

  56. yahima on March 5, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Hi MIKE, U r a very lucky guy i love the outfit!! I was at the Staples Center u guys ROCKED!!!! It was my first time to a concert I loved every minute!!! I also attended M&G it sucked your muscles (bodyguards) where pushie. I dont want to be smart ass but u wouldnt be reading this if it didnt bug me. I think M&G should be named differently sign and get the fuck out!!!! I felt lucky to be there and very dissapointed I guess i pictured it differently Right now I am feeling stupid for writting all of this but I thought u should now. take care

  57. brokenglass08 on March 5, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Shinshin rocks.

  58. DaniShinoda on March 5, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Hello Miiiikeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I miss you so much!!!! I didnt had time to visit ur blogo these days ’cause my work and college! 😦
    I WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU GET BETTER SOON! You and Chester have to be to next shows, right? πŸ™‚

    So, I love the new brand new video of Given up and a lot of art tha I really like was there, I can tell it like an Journalism and Desing student.
    Unfortunattely I have to agree with NILLP above, when you and SOB will can come to Brazil?

    I love you so much!
    Take care!

  59. nillp on March 5, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    yeah.. new SOB tour dates..! :DD

    i really can’t wait to see them live.. but i think they’re never going to play in brazil.. .___.’

  60. LP_1030 on March 5, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Hey man I was at the show last night and you guys ROCKED! I was at the front of the PIT wearing the music for relief bandana haha. Glad you noticed man. Show was AAWWEESSSOOMMMEE!!!! Hope to see you guys again.. maybe on a M&G or something. Dope ass gear too. Staples Center is quite an awesome place to be at! Take care, feel better more. Same to Chester!

  61. Crystal122208 on March 5, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    the given up video was awesome and so was the concert in LA even though you guys were sick it still rocked =)

  62. chumley1013 on March 5, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Hey Mike. I was at the Staples Center show last night (early Bday celebration as mine is on Saturday while y’all are performing in Vegas) and I have to say it was an awesome show. Thank you all so much for a great time. In fact, it was so great I lost my voice from all the singing along! Glad Chester and all are getting better. I was sick a few weeks ago.

    I’m guessing that you guys are totally over the moon about the Lakers gear. They look pretty cool. Plz take some pictures of yourselves in them. That would rock. πŸ™‚

  63. Elliot_aka_MC_Eli on March 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    haha, you lucky foo, I think i’ll make music just so I can get free stuff. Because that is pretty SWEET! Anyways, im mad that I couldn’t have seen you guys for the first time when you were in the L.A area. But keep up the good performances, you guys are getting better and better with you’re live performances…. awesome!

    mike, check out my vid of me “rapping” Bleed it out….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP3ob4heIgM i suck, I was kinda messing around, and I sound a lil bit better. And Hands Held High, is the most beautiful rap piece you’ve done, and I try to cover it, but i can’t put the emotion as you can behind it. Keep up the good work!

  64. Emilia on March 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Glad to hear that u and Chester and getting better πŸ™‚ I enjoyed the new video, it’s great, i like the idea of putting flashes from other videos in it. Can’t wait for seeing it from TV and big screen πŸ˜€

  65. lpfanatic on March 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Im sorry to hear you and chester were sick, glad you’re feelin better now, hope you get completely well soon! the new video is awesome, would it be possible to explain the pictures and book pages?ive heard the book pages are from a book called magical thinking, are the piks from there too(i mean the horse and the scans)?neway awesome video, great to see you guys live, i would have loved to be there πŸ˜€

  66. CaiCai718 on March 5, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Glad to hear ya’ll are doing better.
    Have fun doing whatever it is you’ll be doing next. hah!

    ❀ Peace.

  67. YourConscience on March 5, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Sorry to hear that you were sick too (LPN only mentioned Chester). But I’m glad you’re starting to feel better. Someone who was at the LA show told me that you guys were still amazing, so if you’re still feeling a bit out, it apparently doesn’t show. Anyhow, I, for one, loved the new video. It felt like I was there… Kind of crazy, but from a fan’s perspective. And I’ve since been going out of my mind, anticipating the Sac show. I hope you and Chester get well again soon. Take care hun. =D

    Oh, yeah… Random, but this video made me think of you and your blogs… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKExXjFAQz4

  68. asianotter on March 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    1) i am very gald to hear that you and Chaz are both feeling better. take it easy during your down-time (if there is any down time for you guys) and rest up. 2) LOVE the SoHo EP picked it up yestersday . . . it’s amazing! 3) have a great show at the Staples Center tonight . . . hometown crowd! and the Lakers gear is cool and a great gift. although it is yellow, but if anyone can rock that bright yellow and make it look good, it would be you. 4) Given Up is great! i think have watched about 20 times! as always get healthy, stay safe, and have fun! see you in Sacramento, CA next Monday!

  69. cuz on March 5, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    so sorry to hear you were sick again 😦 but, good you’re better now πŸ™‚ crazy Lakers stuff! i like them too πŸ˜€ and i love the new video! have a great time, take care and rest guys. much love from Poland -cuz

  70. twix on March 5, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Glad to hear you and Chester’s getting better. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait until Monday when you guys come to Sac!!

    Nice Lakers outfit. I’m a big fan of NBA, a bigger fan of the Sacramento Kings. So You’re a big fan Lakers fan, you’ll know how much we hate each other. HAHA. Good rivalry. Oh yeah, Go Kings! πŸ˜‰ You’re from LA so I’m not surprise you like the Lakers. But why not the Clippers??? They’re like the Mets (compare to Yankees) in baseball. LOL.

  71. Madlen on March 5, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    happy you guys are better!and the basketball thing i found out from the minutes to midnight dvd:)LOL anyways the t-shirt is dope:)and the video is sooo awesome that i stayed up till 3 or 4 in the morning(the premiere here was at 2 in the morning)and i watched it like…so many times LOL and the quotes screenshots really got me interested…where are the from?anyway is it true that you’re going to romania?cause if you are i’m gonna freak out!!!it’s so close to my country that i’ll be able to go to!!!yay:)

  72. LorenzoErr on March 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    That Laker’s gear is sick. Congrats on getting better.

  73. teresamff on March 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    it’s really good to know that both of you are now better πŸ˜€ i hope you get well as soon as possible…
    about the new video, what i can say??? it’s awesome!!! i love it…congratulations for all who worked on it, it’s amazing, truly!!!
    your lakers uniform it’s really cool, but i still prefer soccer :p
    well, see you guys on 6th june at Rock in Rio in Lisbon! You should prepare yourselfs for the greatest show of your lifes…i can’t wait =D

  74. durg on March 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    oh & mike?



  75. durg on March 5, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    wow O.O

    so missnicolehayley went to the concert last night & called me during alota the songs, sounded great, couldnt tell you guys were sick & even though we knew you both were, we knew youd tough it out. πŸ˜€

  76. renny on March 5, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Fuck you and your expensive shoes you got for free.

  77. In_Perpetuum on March 5, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Hey – It’s good to hear that everyone is feeling better.
    I really enjoy the new video, it’s a really different type but fits perfectly to the song.
    U’ve done a great job :]
    Looking forward to see U guys back here in germany in Summer ^^

  78. ShadowerLiltani on March 5, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I really enjoyed the video. I think Chester was right, a live performance really suited it. I liked all the hidden clips and the glitches, and when Chester went down in the crowd and screamed in their faces. I loved all the shots of Phoenix and Rob. Phi got some lovin’, and about time, too. There are a small handful bouncing around LPN and LPU saying they think the video sucks, but, that’s there problem. They just don’t know how to enjoy themselves. Fans are too pessimistic sometimes. A video doesn’t have to be the most unique, amazing, extravagant and wild thing every created. Just watch it and have fun.

  79. LinkinPete on March 5, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    OH SHIT, the video was so fucking awesome!!! Really raw, and freaky, as the song… (I actually played a little “pause-play-pause-play” game on youtube and found some coool stuff there =) Also the live clips included all the neede things.. Chester doing the fingergun and Brad spitting and other cool things you do..really loved the part where Chaz got in the crowd..

    Just canΒ΄t wait to see it on tv and get it on dvd (I have almost all of your videos recorded on dvd =)

  80. ortal22 on March 5, 2008 at 11:50 am

    hey mike, the new video is awesome πŸ™‚
    I wish you get well soon you and chester
    love you please come to israel!!!! πŸ™‚

  81. masimoes on March 5, 2008 at 11:23 am

    hey mike, the new video is awesome! mark fiore did a really great job!! πŸ™‚ i didn’t know you got sick too, but i’m glad to hear you and chester are feeling better. hope you guys get very well soon. lots of love from brazil. – olivia

  82. Jhuryn on March 5, 2008 at 11:04 am

    I love the new video! The way that the footage was put really captures the high energey level of every LP show and fits perfectly with this rockin song! I also love that shots from old videos are hidden in there. AWESOME!

  83. nillp on March 5, 2008 at 10:50 am

    “…the worst was probably ‘One Step Closer’, just because the end product sucked so bad. that was the worst video – not just our worst video, but one of the worst videos ever.”

    oh.. came on, dude! OSC video wasn’t that bad..! πŸ˜›

    ~the video is a little bit crazy.. but i particularly pretty liked it.. :)~

  84. Jaclyn on March 5, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Hey Mike! Congrats on Given Up video! ❀ It’s amazfuckingly cool ! The idea of this sheeet is the greatest! I’m wishing oh-my-fcking-god-able you and Chester all the best ! There are many fans worldwide who are thinking of both of you and mentally sending their good wishes, I’m sure you can draw strength from that πŸ™‚ I want to see you and Chester in Lakers uniform πŸ˜€
    PS Would you please tell the pages of what book are seen in the video GU?

    Soho EP is Wonderful !!! I cant stop listening to round and round and round ❀ Fantastic show!

  85. CherryRed on March 5, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Hi Mike! Glad to hear you & Chester are feeling better! Awesome show last night @ Staples! You sang In Between so beautifully last night! Thanks for an awesome show!
    Sweet track suit they gave you!!! The new Video is excellent! makes you feel like you are at the show!!! Looking forward to your Vegas show on Friday night!!! Mark Fiore did an excellent job on the video!!!

    See you in Vegas!


  86. CHEN_IL on March 5, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Get well soon!!!! i’m glad you feel better, anyway.
    I heard about the “secret show”. it’s looking great, as always :]
    hope you like your new basketball clothes :]] it’s looking great!
    and the new single?! Oh it’s AMAZING! i realy like it. and Given up is one of the greatest songs, in my opinion. I woke up in the middle of the night to watch it at the minute it was published πŸ˜„ i’ve been waiting to that moment so long.. and enjoyed it very much!
    you are great:] COME TO ISRAEL!!!! i love u πŸ˜€

  87. SandraD06 on March 5, 2008 at 9:44 am

    wow! i can’t believe they actually gave you all that cool Lakers stuff with your name
    of it. I’m actually jealous of you right now cause i wish i would have had my name on
    the back of that jersey. lol just kidding. anyway, i’m glad that you and chester feel much
    better, and i’m also glad you had fun playing at the Staples Center in LA last night.
    i hope you have a super duper awesome day, and make sure to take care of that
    voice, and chester too. love ya!!!!!

  88. kaosgirl on March 5, 2008 at 9:29 am

    its nice to know that you guys are feeling a little better and that you also read the “get well threads” on the message boards. i guess the cold weather really got to you california boys

    as for your pimp gear. very nice. too bad you didnt wear it so we can see you in it and get a picture.

    and the given up video is off the chain. props to mark. you gotta love that man. is he going to be listed as the director for that video? cuz if so, i’ve gotta congratulate him the next time i see him

  89. Siany on March 5, 2008 at 9:24 am

    awww get well Mike and Chester =3 Hope you feeling well soon, You guys are amazing in Nottingham + Sheffield =D xxxxxxxxxx siany

  90. KATHYxx on March 5, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I didn’t know you were sick (again) too man.
    You get well too. πŸ™‚

    Oh my god.. Lakers. I don’t know if I should be a Linkin Park fan anymore dude, this is like blasphemy. My favorite rapper is with my least favorite sports team. .

    I jest.. i don’t hate…. I don’t hate you anyway…

  91. duendecilla_suky on March 5, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I didn’t know that you were sick too!
    i wish u get well soon!

    Lakers is a great team! lol
    i have already bought my ticket…i can’t wait 7,june!!

    and about “Given Up”…i was waiting for so long to your
    new video…and it’s awesome!! i liked it a lot!
    but the truth is that my fav video from MTM is “What I’ve done”…it
    has a special meaning for me ’cause it shocked me the first time
    i saw it….i couldn’t recognize you! and when it finished i was like…whoa!

    well…i don’t disturb you more today…Get well, Kisses and Take Care
    from Spain!

  92. Avi on March 5, 2008 at 9:10 am

    nice tracj suit haha xD

    get well u and chaz! drink a lot of tea with raspberry juice!

  93. kellz on March 5, 2008 at 9:09 am

    mike shinoda in yeller … hahahaha

  94. yanTyan on March 5, 2008 at 8:57 am

    And Relax~
    No. 21 Video -Mama ‘s Love

  95. nillp on March 5, 2008 at 8:54 am

    i’m sorry to hear that u were sick too.. 😦

    but fortunately, my super heroes are feeling better.. πŸ˜€

    i’ve already purchased my tracks and they’re truly awesome.. congrats.!

    unlike u, i’m a huge fan of sports.. and definitively, basketball is one of the best..! and yeah.. this one is “so official” that i’m jealous.. i really love this uniform..!

    anyway.. given up video is amazing.. congratulations to mark and to LP.. for such an amazing live performance..! πŸ™‚

    love ya ~ β™₯


  96. linkinparc on March 5, 2008 at 8:28 am

    oh you are sick too?

    well i hope for you two to get well very very soon =D
    and I hope the other 4 aren’t sick too! (poor dave )

    how ever I’ve downloaded the SOHO exclu EP and well It’s cool…the only differences between this performance and the other once are:

    no screaming fans
    better quality
    this “blubb” at the end of IN PIECES is funny =D

    how ever get well very soon too


  97. AnVanoppens on March 5, 2008 at 8:24 am

    hey Mike!

    glad to hear from you again! πŸ™‚ …ill? 😦 aw well, i hope you both get better soon, poor you guys 😦 😦 😦 😦 but thanks for letting us know..

    well i would love to have a lakers shirt like that! πŸ˜€ i’m not a huge sports fan as well..

    and another thing: “thanks for your β€œget well” wishes” no wait…thank YOU for reading your comments!! :))) yayayay! LOL i’m sorry (guess i’m a bit hyper now.. πŸ™‚ don’t mind…

    again, hope you get better soon …x x x x

    take care Mike!

    An β™₯

  98. yanTyan on March 5, 2008 at 8:08 am

    1.Heard that MIKEY~Mikey sick//////////
    οΈΉ@o@οΈΉ(little shock)You guys rock but not made of metal ,
    Healthy is the most first important thing .”Output” maybe the second thing.

    1a)Chaz may try Chinese medical method, some Chinese Soup (deep dark in colour , e.g. called”24 Tastes Remix”)
    aim to maintain human health from the inside(blood cells) to the outside(faculty).Mikey can try also
    Actually I tried it , and powerful than eating packs of “Blue Extras”. (Okay ,i know it sounds craz)

    2.Given Up P -> Qoo.
    3.I and friend of LPF also want to buy LPU 7 Package .
    Did somebody know exclusive Audio & Video Clips include Tour Live ? (esp. Asian Tour 2007)

    Thx a lot .

  99. Helios_LP on March 5, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Hi Mike.
    I’m glad that the ( get well soon) messages made you fell better πŸ™‚
    I just saw the Given Up video and it was AWSOME !
    BTW, I’m a huge Lakers fan too !!

  100. cynthia on March 5, 2008 at 7:22 am

    mark did an awesome job with given up! he really captured what it’s like at one of your shows. btw.. awesome stuff you got from the lakers! not really a fan of the team, but that’s pretty awesome!

  101. maria on March 5, 2008 at 7:16 am

    And many maiden gardens yet unset
    With virtuous wish would bear your living flowersWhich this, Time’s pencil, or my pupil pen,
    Neither in inward worth nor outward fair
    Can make you live yourself in eyes of men.
    To give away yourself keeps yourself still,
    And you must live, drawn by your own sweet skill.

    This is my favorite sonet written by Shakespeare! The video is just awesome! God bless you! this sonet expresses somehow my impressions about the video Given up) and it somehow reflects the great personality and wisdom that you express in your lyrics) So I hope that it won’t offend you) but I really hope that it will make you and Sir Chester smile))))

  102. maria on March 5, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Well, hi Mike! And bless you again) guys) And I’m gonna check the video) right now and then I will write here my impressions) And I believe that the video is just great) anyway I’m going to check it) So bye and take care))))) VIVA LINKIN PARK!!!!!!!!!!

  103. jennvink on March 5, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Glad you are feeling better!!! You are amazing LIVE! I was at you Feb 23 rd show in London Ontario Canada, hope you come back! I love the new video. He did a great job on showing how crazy a LP LIVE show can be. Crazy good that is. Love your artwork too. Would you ever do portraits from photographs? Sorry, I don’t even know if you will read this?!

  104. Devilsk8tr333 on March 5, 2008 at 5:44 am

    Hey glad to hear that you and chester are feeling better. i checked out the video and i gotta say its awesome!!!! Love the lakers gear!!!! Take care and ttyl

  105. faYe on March 5, 2008 at 5:20 am

    hey mike~~u being sick again?!glad to know u and chester are getting better!!!given up video is awsome!!!!luv it!!!take care~~

  106. akitagirl on March 5, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Glad to hear You and Chester are feeling better. I was at the MSG show, so I had to have SoHo Live! You guys always come through! Lakers stuff is very cool. You guys take care and keep well!

  107. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 4:56 am

    Also MIKE!
    By the way… the end of each line of your blog is unviewable – maybe need to get that fixed!

  108. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 4:55 am

    To Bec: thats not true, I didnt have a devil ducky with me today (However there is one on my desk)

  109. Melk on March 5, 2008 at 4:44 am

    This holding is very beautiful and personalized, I think that it will go to You very well β™₯.
    Besides, as you are very tall it will be easy for You to play the basketball !!
    I love You β™₯…
    β™₯ A french fan β™₯

  110. bec on March 5, 2008 at 4:02 am

    To Cheryl: No you can’t blame that – I’ve had both of those conditions and from the sounds of things so has Mike and we’re both perfectly normal (read – no more crazy that usual).

    You are definitely crazy, a nutter, strange beyond belief – you can’t leave the house without a rubber duck, that’s crazy!

  111. JazzyJaz on March 5, 2008 at 3:56 am

    glad to hear u and chaz are feeling better ♥

    omg, the Lakers are awesome. you lucky ducky

    anddd,the new video is amazing. i loved it. πŸ˜€

    take care!,

    xxxJazzy Jazxxx

  112. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 3:54 am

    To Bec: I am erm not!…. Ok well… there must be an expanation for why I’m just crazy?
    Can I blame it on my bronchitis I’ve had on and off for the past 3 months and the stupid Asthma pump – is it the Steroids in that? hmmm

    P.S I’m really hungry

  113. Ilo on March 5, 2008 at 3:54 am

    Hey Mike, I know how people feel if they canΒ΄t see LP on stage. Me, my friends and another thousands of people felt it in 2003 when Chester got sick and the conzert got canceled. We were waiting for 2 years to see LP on stage again and then this happened…….we all were very sad! Shit happens……. I hope you two get well soon to start over with the rest of the tour.

  114. bec on March 5, 2008 at 3:46 am

    To Cheryl: I’m blonde and have labyrinthitis – therefore very dizzy. You are just crazy

  115. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 3:42 am

    To Bec: Maybe now we’ve put the idea in his head… he may well go do that lol
    and yes pre-sale high – but what’s the excuse any other day of the week….

  116. bec on March 5, 2008 at 3:37 am

    To Cheryl: Are you trying to say Mike’s probably sat in his mini skirt admiring his legs and watching his comments page fill up with random nonsense from British fans?

    He should know we’re all on a pre-sale high and tempting us with blog entries is just asking for trouble

  117. Mark86 on March 5, 2008 at 3:28 am

    Fiore has done a really good job with the video. It’s awesome πŸ˜‰

  118. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Bec: Yes I’m sure you’re right… he probably is gonna go test the theory now….and model infront of a mirror… I mean he should know by now if he posts late at night… it means we’re wide awake πŸ™‚ which means trouble —- I mean fun!

  119. Ezza on March 5, 2008 at 3:16 am

    lol now you can look as “nsync” as you feel… :P..i kid.:).. love the new video. when you said you guys were doing a live video i was expecting the “rip live action off a dvd of the tour” kind of thing nothing special but this video is fully sick!!
    happy to hear that both you and chester are feeling better…hope that you dont have to cancel anymore cuz of catching some gnarly disease

  120. Kaolla_Shiori on March 5, 2008 at 3:13 am

    lawl cool gear!

    D= you’ve been falling sick alot lately… take care of yourself before someone shoves a ton of health food in your mouth on a daily basis =X. just think. NO CHOCOLATES =O NO DELECTABLE NUMNUMS gasp

    get well and stay well to all of you =3

  121. jerunia_chaz07 on March 5, 2008 at 3:13 am

    Hey Mike! i’ve seen the given up music video, it was awesome! i really liked it…^^
    the Lakers “official uniform” looks really good…

       hope you and chester would get really really well...
       i mean your health...^^
       take care and God Bless...^^

  122. bec on March 5, 2008 at 3:11 am

    To Cheryl: but I thought we agreed Mike would look hot in a skirt?
    I really should get some work done, but I feel icky and making fun of Mike is more fun – I’m sure he loves his comments and agrees he looks amazing in a mini skirt.

  123. LP_Ann on March 5, 2008 at 3:08 am

    Mike the basketball duds are nice esp the shoes. One can never have to many pairs of sneakers.
    The Given up video is great, so glad to see a live video, wish you guys had filmed in Aus when you were here tho. Although the live video makes me want another live in texas style dvd???? Seeing you guys once every few years just isnt enough. Glad you guys are well and able to bring the love of a live LP show again.

  124. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 3:06 am

    Bec: Ooh yay he could do Believe Me and not the netball skirt but Lakes kit dear!

    P.s Mike no doubts thinks the fans (or rather me and you are insane – which we are its how we amuse ourselves at work on a cold Wednesday morning)

    Milton Keynes babeh!!!!
    Got mine too

  125. Smarky on March 5, 2008 at 3:04 am

    Mark fiore rules πŸ™‚ wouldn’t expect any less from him!!! I was at the 02 arena shows, chatted a lot with the video guys since they were at the front, they were all rather awesome =)

    and yay for Projekt Rev @ the MK bowl! Word up the LPU!

  126. MelMinerva on March 5, 2008 at 2:58 am

    rofl erbse – where did you get this? πŸ˜€ Oh I remember πŸ˜€

    I swear Chaz and you are jumping naked through the backstage area, when you don’t play – I swear. Female Intuition πŸ˜‰ – but sounds good you both are feeling better.

    Wow the Lakers “suit” looks cool – pretty orange πŸ˜€ the shoes are cool – I would really like to know how many pairs of shoes you have got – maybe you’re a half-woman πŸ˜€

  127. bec on March 5, 2008 at 2:56 am

    To Cheryl: I don’t think any of the songs on M2M would work for Mike’s dance routine in his netball uniform – maybe he can come on as one of Jay-Z’s dancers or do some FM stuff and dance for us at the Milton Keynes show (just got my ticket – yey)

  128. ErbseLP on March 5, 2008 at 2:48 am

    mike when you were under the weather I had also a cold
    when Chaz had his trechobronchitis – I had sore throat either
    oh man I’m worried abpout those coincidences – πŸ˜›

    and: Chaz I should give you a hint from my mum – use a potatoe-poultice for your throat. xD

  129. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 2:48 am

    To Bec:

    No I’m afraid its not the same, but if you/Mike so wish to wear a mini skirt I’m sure thats ok, but the jumping and any slamdunking could get a little breezy.
    I was on the Basketball team cos I didn’t want to show my ass off in one of those silly skirt things they made us wear, plus you can’t move with the ball pfft whats the point in the game blah
    Anywho.. how did I get on that rant…

    And Simon just text me and said ‘Thankyou Turnip!’ – strange – uhm… has shared too much…

    But yes an dance routine would be fantabulous… totally boybandesque

  130. bec on March 5, 2008 at 2:44 am

    To Cheryl: do you want him to dance in it too?
    Is basketball like netball? Do you have to wear a mini skirt to play it?

  131. Fishgoingwest on March 5, 2008 at 2:40 am

    It’s incredible that I see this just a few minutes after you posting it!!

    It must be so late in the midnight in the US now.

    We Chinese always say that to sleep early and get up early make a man healthy,at least my mum always tell me that,maybe since I was only 4 or 5 years old.

    I’m sorry to hear that you got ill again.Yeah,really too many shows.Finally Chester and you unconciously started to resist.

    Lakers~~In China,there’re about 30 to 40 per cent NBA fans like Lakers~~

    I’m imagining you playing basketball~~It must be cool~~

    After all,please take care,get well ~~

    Your hairstyle and appearance in these days are f*cking cool~~!!!

    Love it~~

  132. MissDee on March 5, 2008 at 2:38 am

    it’s good that you and Chester feeling better.
    about the video: i thought you guys gonna do something different so i was suprised when i saw it for the first time.
    i like it but i think that video for “what i’ve done” is better.

  133. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 2:36 am

    aww I wanna see Mike in his Basketball kit

    Ooh that could be an idea for the next single/video….
    you could all pretend to play for the Lakers

  134. bec on March 5, 2008 at 2:31 am

    You need to put on your uniform and take pictures, then post them here and I’m sure you’ll get a million comments telling you how cute you look.

    Glad you’re feeling better – you both need to quit smoking and take more rest when on tour in the winter

  135. Daga280 on March 5, 2008 at 2:31 am

    its good to hear u feel better now- i suppose u got sick while u were rebuild those houses in NO.

    this new video is awesome-firstly i thought that there is something wrong with video quality (u know those TV effects) and idea with putting some parts of your previous videos in this is interesitng.

    BTW>> im sooo happy u decided to bring Project Rev to Europe this time πŸ˜€ (i know it wont look like PR in US but still-its freaky great :D)

  136. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 2:28 am

    nope you’re not πŸ˜‰

  137. hiuching on March 5, 2008 at 2:24 am

    oh my god..i’m the first one???oh so happy:)
    please get well soon!
    given up is awesome. i love the song and MV!

  138. Cheryl_PTT on March 5, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Glad you’re both feeling better…and yay for getting Free personalised stuff from the Lakers…you can all wear them together and look like a boyband now!

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