July 17, 2008

a portion of the review of the 1st projekt revolution show in boston…


“It takes titanic theatrics to wow a crowd before the sun goes down, and Busta Rhymes’ set was adequately animated.

On “Scenario,” which dropped before many in the crowd were born, and through more recent cuts such as “Break Ya Neck,” Rhymes touched ladies without alienating guys. The man doesn’t just rap, he miraculously manipulates his mind, mouth and microphone.

Brooklyn’s The Bravery opened with its barroom anthem, “Believe,” and worked through the hilariously titled “Every Word From Your Mouth Is a Knife In My Ear.”

Ex-Soundgarden and Audioslave front man Chris Cornell followed with a strong hour of old and new material, from “Black Hole Sun” to songs off his upcoming third solo disc. Cornell’s cool Euro look and hard, angelic vocals still get girls gushing and guys envying – especially when Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington joined him for Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike.”

Aside from the obligatory light display and a colorful intro by the percussionist trio Street Drum Corps,Linkin Park came with no gimmicks – just a recognizable catalogue 10 times deeper than the band’s early critics would have ever imagined.

It’s hard to admit this, but watching Linkin Park tear up their set last night led to one conclusion: The California-born rap-rockers have evolved into everything a stadium band should be: anomalously audible, sincere and, most importantly, metaphysically connected to their maniacal fans.

Linkin Park, with Busta Rhymes, Chris Cornell, The Bravery and others. At the Comcast Center, Mansfield, last night.”

entire article here:



  1. zimminator on July 22, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    are you trying to make me feel bad because i cant make this!? seriously mike……youre killin me…….lol but youre still loved

  2. Andizzle on July 21, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Serious props, Mike! You deserve it!

  3. lucky_cat on July 21, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    very cool review! Congrats.
    “maniacal fans” ??! xD … Yezzzzzz

  4. tinkerbella26 on July 20, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    AWESOME ARTICLE!! I was at Projekt Rev in Pittsburgh in the pit and it was awesome.. I think it’s the best PR to date!! Great job guys. See you in Irvine and Cuyahoga Falls!!


  5. panta_rhei on July 20, 2008 at 7:44 am

    wow, most of the times the press doesn’t react THAT positive! although all your showa are fucking amazing!
    i would love to see you in america, but I can’t 😦 well, i saw you in graz and munich (still the largest turnout for a project rev show ?)
    you’re awesome, your live live shows are kick ass!
    xxx panta_rhei [the guy who gave you a cd in graz 😉 i can’t stop adding this to every comment ;]

  6. WTF on July 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    I like the article that said Chester sings Given Up “Sweet and Softly”.

    If he ever sung “Put me out of my fucking misery” all sweet and soft….I’d put him out of his misery. 😀

  7. Madlen on July 19, 2008 at 10:24 am

    the main point of this-you guys kick ass live:D

  8. NeneLP88 on July 19, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Oh come on Mike.. You’re getting too much success these days.. xD

    And I’m extremely glad for you!! =D

    Hugs for you and the whole band! =*

  9. msgirl on July 19, 2008 at 6:18 am

    hi…………mikey……:) why rn’t u writing new blogs these days?i am so sad today,cuz u didn’t write blog……. 😥 can i ask s/th?u still like DIDO’s songs?if u like,i will download her songs now……:) and mikey?i don’t know the names of ur parents.there are many names on the google.but they r varied from each i can’t believe it.actually,ur name is the most wonderfull name in the world…micheal kenji shinoda…….wwoooow….i am 17 now,but if i have a baby someday,i will name him shinoda……or girl? i will name her Anna………haha…….:) it’s very good idea.i hope u r having nice pro rev..:) take care take care….:)

  10. nooon on July 19, 2008 at 3:32 am

    Hi Mike! I think you really should take a look at this if you have some free time.. It’s remix of Linkin Park’s Faint and Paramore songs, i know most of those remix are not so good but this is really good, and im musician!!

    If you like it, please tell me!

  11. nooon on July 19, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Hi Mike!
    I think you really should take a look at this if you have some free time..

    It’s remix of Linkin Park’s Faint and Paramore songs, i know most of those remix are not so good but this is really good, and im musician!!

    If you like it, please tell me!

  12. ms_shock on July 19, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Aahhhh… I wish my dream becomes true and i’ll see your show…..

  13. Jhuryn on July 18, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    The new site is awesome! Sparkart made some great improvements. Also, the review that you’ve posted has made great after bar reading. It’s 2:48am here and thank god for fire fox’s spell check!! Long Islands and Blue Moon will be the death of me! See you in Cuyahoga Falls!!

    LOATR US Girl,

  14. skindesbous on July 18, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    How I wish I could go to a PR… That would be amazing. I once read on a review this: ” these are the new titans”. And I absolutly agree.
    By the way… Why did you try to kill Phoenix like if you were a bull? Is because he tried to kill you with his bass? you are so spiteful 😉

  15. durg on July 18, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    HAYY mike XD tonight was the Pitt show.. & just wanted to say that at the end when you bowed to some random girl standing on her chair yea.. that was me 😀 XD

  16. shieldnoshield on July 18, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Hey Mike, I just posted this on, but I thought there would be a greater chance of you reading it on your own site!

    I just have to say, my overwhelming respect for Mike has been pushed to new heights. What he did today…there aren’t any words, the closest thing I can say is that he proved once again that LP are a true band that have a tremendous amount of respect for their music, the music of others, and their fans. Oh man, Mike, I know you come on here sometimes, so if you do read this, just know we all appreciate every ounce of effort you put into everything you do with the band, not to mention your art and Fort Minor 😉

  17. wasbooton on July 18, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Hey, mike if you read this I have a question for you, I was just looking into getting a skin made for my laptop and thought it would be really cool if I could use your art, from your Fort Minor album. But I don’t want to do so, without your permission, so would you mind? if not than thats cool also, and I would understand, and of course I would credit you. Thank you

  18. nillp on July 18, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    changing the subject..

    it made me waaaay more excited to go to PR.. but unfortunately, i’m too far away of any possibility of this happen -at least this year-.. it’s really gratifying to have the confirmation that u guys have exceeded the expectations of all.. 😀

    congrats.. i’m really proud of LP and of all the bands that are doing PR perfect..! 😉

    take care and go watch the dark knight.. lol

    love ya ~ mk’nil

  19. nillp on July 18, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    i’m sorry i took so long to comment here.. the thing is that i spent all day at the movie theater to watch “the dark knight”.. – TWICE. 😀 – for the 1st time, i spent around 3h30′ in the queue and still didn’t get a great sit.. but the 2nd time the sit was a little better – i spent over 4 hours -.. but i do not repent; since this movie was the best EVER. :’D anyway. if you haven’t seen, you definitively should..! 😉

  20. acmexplosives on July 18, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    The Show was awesome, All the bands performances were great. Busta grabbed the crowd and it was unbeliaveble. And as usual, Linkin Park rocked the house. As an underground member, I was chosen for the meet and greet, which changed for this year. You got to meet 2 of the members, which happened to be Brad and Joe and we sat down and were actually able to ask questions and take pictures, on the downside, you only got to get signatures from just the two of them. All in all, an excellent revolution as usual., they dont disappoint. Cant wait for the 26th, see ya in VA Beach

  21. shan1105 on July 18, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    That is so awesome, it makes me even more excited to see PR!!!!!!!!! you guys are great!!

  22. wasbooton on July 18, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Mike, Congrats on a great show, you guys rocked the house!!! Thanks so much for playing “We Made it” its an awesome song and was great to see it live. I also loved all the bands that you guys choose for this Project Revolution, I’m only sad that its over…:(, good luck wtih the rest of the tour, wish I could go see you guys again.

  23. nikkiann0100 on July 18, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Wow, what a great review. Sounds like a great time. I cant wait to see you guys in a few weeks.

  24. Zach on July 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    LOL at the other interview for this show saying GU is soft…..what a fucking idiot.

  25. DRO22 on July 18, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    i want to hear what YOU thought of the show, mike. (;

  26. asianotter on July 18, 2008 at 11:31 am

    true, so very true! it’s great to see that some of the press if finally getting what LP fans have know all along . . . that you and LP respect and appreciate your fans and every show (regardless of size of the crowd) you guys always give it your all, rock it out, and make sure that it’s a truly memorable experience! everytime i have seen you i have been completely blown away! and for that i thank you from the bottom of my heart! GLXS was amazing! see you at Projekt Rev. take care and be safe!

  27. Jenn on July 18, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Its all true, but the feeling I got is truly indescribable. Like DRO said, this concert literally had me in tears, and I am not a very emotional person. It was just a mind blowing. I was about 6th row in on the left, and being able to go down there and have you point the mic down to us to sing In the End is just amazing. Theres nothing more I could have asked for. I still can’t talk from screaming the lyrics so loud! You should really go on the lpumb under the Boston roll call thread mike. Many people, including myself, say this is the best concert they have ever been to. Theres also pictures, videos, all that good stuff 🙂 Thank you SO much for this experience. Its one I will never forget!

  28. rockermeg on July 18, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Wow that show sounds awesome!!

    After the show in Milton Keynes I couldn’t walk properly back to the car because I’d been jumping up and down so much, and I couldn’t stop smiling! You guys truly put on a magnificient show,you should be so proud!

    Congrats on the great review,

    Hope you enjoyed the show as much as the fans did,

    Megan x

  29. murry on July 18, 2008 at 9:42 am

    That describes it beautifully. The exact cause of the euphoria I feel when standing in the audience at one of your shows, after having been a fan for 7 years, has eluded me thus far. It really is metaphysical. It transcends music and personalities and people and it only gets stronger with each show I attend. It’s – I dare say – a soul thing. Maybe. I don’t know. But it feels fucking awesome.

  30. DRO22 on July 18, 2008 at 9:13 am

    you know your having the time of your life when your sweat is accompanied by tears but you cant tell the difference between the two =). that’s how this show was for me. mike, thank you for the best show i have ever been to in my life. i was front row right on the barricade in the pit and it was just electrifying. i was the one with the ve’cel shirt that you threw your pic to :D. you guys just tore it down. this show really made me gain even MORE respect for you than i had. so again, thank you so much for coming here again with projekt rev. and really having such an impact on all of us fans, especially all of us in the LPU. cant wait to see you guys again. -DRO22.

  31. Sylvie on July 18, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Congratulations! How I wish I was there! Have a wonderful Project Revolution! Lav ya!

  32. burntwaffle on July 18, 2008 at 8:57 am

    I’m just wvery sad to see What I’ve Done not on the setlist.. and I was hoping for more oldies.. but hey, i still love you guys

  33. Zach on July 18, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Pretty good article. I was at Mansfield two days ago! What an awesome show. I’m going to Hartford as well.

  34. Janni_Loves_LP on July 18, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Hey Mike! Congrats on the great review..! 😀 I’m so happy for you guys.. I hope I also can go to PR one day.. Sounds amazing! and once again congratulations with all the success at the art show.. 😉
    much love – Janni

  35. hassassin on July 18, 2008 at 7:57 am

    I wanna be there..
    I say it from Hungary :/

  36. akitagirl on July 18, 2008 at 7:39 am

    Glad to see you guys getting the props you deserve!! Proj Rev is like no other as far as bringing different music to people that might not have given it a shot. Once again you guys bring originality and innovation to the music world. See ya at Jones beach on Tues.

  37. Blaesbjerg on July 18, 2008 at 6:20 am

    That’s really great! Wish i could go see it…
    So how does it feel to be a part of such a wonderful thing.. I mean do you really FEEL it?..

  38. cuz on July 18, 2008 at 6:18 am

    whoa, great review! looks like you guys rocked boston!!! which is not wondering me since i saw you live three times and you were absolutely amazing 😀 and i agree, ‘metaphysical connection to your maniacal fans’ is feeling during the show 😀 enjoy the tour, hope you all have a great time! love you


  39. comfortzone on July 18, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Haha, amazing article 😀

    and omg, I love these puppy pics xD

  40. Vecel on July 18, 2008 at 5:22 am

    there was no what i’ve done on your setlist and it was stupid move. but without that the show rocked

  41. Shinodabestfriend on July 18, 2008 at 3:31 am

    10 years with you, and 100 more to come… as you can see, your band is one of the most important in the World, dear Mike Shinoda… ^^ another time my compliments…
    /kiss/ ^^ ♥

  42. lp_stef on July 18, 2008 at 3:20 am

    hey mike

    i just found this and thought you’l like it:

    i wonder if it’s a good beer…i’l buy a bottle (if i find one) and give it to you at the next m&g ok? LOL

  43. LPAngel on July 18, 2008 at 2:56 am

    so cool! i wish i could live in E.U.A. to go to PR . you´re the best =D. Mike go to this site, it´s an artist that paints in 3D and ít´s so beautiful =), i think that you´ll like =)=)

  44. analoggirl on July 18, 2008 at 2:43 am

    PART 2: As for LP… Although I didn’t see the Boston show, I can confidently say that the journalist captured your live performance. You deliver your entire catalogue in a way that still feels new and exciting. And you do it with such sincerity and appreciation for your fans. I should have said this to the guys at the MFR M&G, but thanks for continuing to put on an amazing live show.

  45. analoggirl on July 18, 2008 at 2:42 am

    PART 1: I read that review from a link on the LPTimes and I have to admit, I’m considering a trip to the States. Yes, I saw you guys “rock the show” at Edgefest, but I’m craving a repeat performance. It’s like I need another hit! I’d love to see your collaborations with SDC, Busta and Chris Cornell in person. Back to the review… I love this description of Bussa Bus: “The man doesn’t just rap, he miraculously manipulates his mind, mouth and microphone.” Wish I could have seen him drop “Scenario” on the PR crowd. (haha) I’m seeing ATCQ on Sunday, but we all know Busta steals the spotlight with that explosive verse of his. I also wish I saw “Hunger Strike” with Chester and Chris.

  46. Shinizzle3 on July 18, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Mike, i don’t want to annoy anybody but, does the new LP site work only on my computer so fucking slow?! i can’t do anything it lasts hours only to scroll to the bottom of the page 😥

  47. axrinekey on July 18, 2008 at 1:55 am

    nice job, eh? xD


    Hope I can see Projekt Revolution! 😦

  48. Xenith on July 18, 2008 at 1:15 am

    As a long time fan I couldn’t agree more.

    Wrong place to post this Mike, everyone will agree so there is no debate 😦 – Although I do feel you should shave Brad on stage sometime, make a pillow, and throw it out to the crowd. :p

  49. shinoda_me on July 18, 2008 at 12:52 am

    this one’s random… but since you like funny stuff, here’s something on the ELECTIONS

    i had a bit of a laugh..hope you do too… =)

  50. shinoda_me on July 18, 2008 at 12:49 am

    “metaphysically connected to their maniacal fans.” … one of the things i love the most =) .. you guys are awesome .. great to know your shows are going well ..

    do come to India sometime …

    take care and have a nice day/night =)

  51. lp_fm_fan on July 18, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Can’t wait to see PR in Houston! LAST SHOW! woo!

    Party! :3

    Haha, anyways…awesome review. You guys had an awesome time, I’m sure…right? 🙂

    Take Care.


  52. pbizkit33 on July 18, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Congrats on the great review.

  53. navee on July 18, 2008 at 12:31 am



  54. msgirl on July 18, 2008 at 12:31 am

    the cuttest is u ,mikey……..:) with big eyes…..:) i thought they r like u guys…..:) i think u had a great show in bostom with busta rhymes,cris cornell,the bravery,ashes divide…………..but i like the busta rhymest most….actualy i almost don’t know the others…….???? anyway,i am very glad that u r having great shows……:) that’s my linkin park……:) have a nice pro rev…..:) and TAKE CARE TAKE CARE……:)

  55. navee on July 18, 2008 at 12:29 am

    I GOT MY TICKS ALREADY FOR THE PHOENIIX SHOW, its going to be qawesome old school fan since 2000 and going with my little bro(8)

  56. msgirl on July 18, 2008 at 12:29 am

    the last one is chazzzy …..haha ……..he is slim…..:)

  57. msgirl on July 18, 2008 at 12:27 am

    it’s phoenix

  58. msgirl on July 18, 2008 at 12:26 am

    it’s joe hahn….:) a bit fat….:) but cute……:)

  59. msgirl on July 18, 2008 at 12:24 am

    and it’s brad….with curly hair

  60. msgirl on July 18, 2008 at 12:21 am

    and it’s robby….look at the hair!

  61. msgirl on July 18, 2008 at 12:18 am

    hhmmmmmm…mikey i found it in google…….it’s like u….:)

  62. msgirl on July 18, 2008 at 12:17 am

    oohhhhh…………i wish i would see projekt rev……. 😦

  63. I_B_Long on July 18, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Maniacal fans, huh? couldnt have said it better myself. i bet it was an awesome show. you guys are “pretty good” you know?
    if i lived in the US i’d proly attend 1 or 2 shows. but, you know, cant. oh well. next time you guys play in gerrmany i’ll definitely be there tho. have a great weekend.

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