one day as a lion

August 4, 2008

ZACH DE LA ROCHA (from rage against the machine) + JON THEODORE (from the mars volta) = ONE DAY AS A LION.

zach has really stepped it up, especially on the first single, “wild international.” the music is really interesting as well. i’m a fan.

this (below) is not the official video, it’s a fan video. the band just dropped an EP, no videos nor shows yet.


check them out at:




  1. nillp on August 7, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    really great and interesting song..

    can’t wait to hear more from them..! (:

  2. K3vV on August 7, 2008 at 10:40 am

    i’m a huge RATM fan!!! and One Day As a Lion is freakin sick!!

  3. rockermeg on August 7, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Love it! =D

    I’m a RATM fan aswell…good find Mike! Thanks

    Megan x

  4. ColorScheming on August 5, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Havent ever heard of them, that first song that you posted is sick as hell though. Can’t wait to hear more.

  5. analoggirl on August 5, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing that video! I’m a huge Rage fan, but I hadn’t heard of One Day as a Lion. Also, thanks for introducing me to cool bands like Enter Shikari and Vampire Weekend. 😀

  6. ProjektCharlotte on August 5, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Hey Mike, you were talking about Scars On Broadway a short while back, just wondering if you got the CD and if you were planning to write a review of it or something. I just got it and I love it.

  7. lp_fm_fan on August 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    wow, interesting name.

  8. nikkiann0100 on August 5, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    I really like that song. I am interested to see when that video comes out. I have always liked Rage though. Congrats on the Asia award. Thats awesome. Looking forward to your show Thursday.

  9. lucky_cat on August 5, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    zimminator: you are right! watched the new US-tour video and it seems not seeing rage here was not the only thing to get jeaulous : )))))

  10. PheFaint on August 5, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Mike…i have a question 4 u…what do u think about Tokio Hotel?!?! please let me know about it..i really want to know what do you think about’s important for me…thank u so much! take care!

  11. lucky_cat on August 5, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    thanks for letting us know! i was totaly pissed off that i couldn’t go to the rage concert here in Berlin in june (had to work!). as you posted you saw them in paris i was a little bit envious :]

  12. zimminator on August 5, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    aw dude i just watched he latest video you have posted and im so….depressed that i cant make this……ugh it would complete my life….yyou guys seem so amped to be doing this tour. boo face.

  13. Madlen on August 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    This song is pretty cool…i like Rage Against too…:)

  14. zimminator on August 5, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    mike, do you ever go to other concerts of the bands you like? i mean, i know that you said in paris you saw rage, but i mean, if you werent on tour, would you want to go to lollapolooza? are you dissapointed that you dont get to go to tours you want to see? cuz im issed that i dont get to see you on tour this year.

  15. zimminator on August 5, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    dude my sister just saw rage at lollappolooza….idk how to spell that….but she said it was crazy….she said she could die now, it was so good…..haha she said she cant even describe it! apparently they had to play slow, and after every song they had to take a ten minute break because the crowd was pushing forward, and ppl were getting trampled…….THEN I GOT A TEXT FROM A LOCAL STATION SAYIN THAT THEY WERE COMING HERE!!! AND ITS DURING THE GOP CONVENTION THING!!! haha here in minneapolis… know where ill be september third…..

  16. sasummsumm on August 5, 2008 at 11:51 am

    they’re pretty good…i like the idea behind the name very much

  17. Linkin_Betty on August 5, 2008 at 11:11 am

    good music but and i don’t like it… i don’t know why. i don’t think it’s bad music but… it doesn’t take me. it’s my opinion ;))

  18. Xenith on August 5, 2008 at 9:22 am

    /Xenith hates having no headphones at work…. /Xenith bangs head against desk

  19. PinkWater3 on August 5, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Oooh I like it a lot. I’m gonna check out for the other songs, thank you

  20. msgirl on August 5, 2008 at 7:53 am


  21. msgirl on August 5, 2008 at 7:51 am

    well,i haven’t heard it before….thanx…nice song…;) mikey can i ask a question please!heard that after ur concert in shanghai u will start making ur new record?so what about the style? MTM or METEORA/HYBRID THEORY or COLLISION COURSE(with busta haha)? I HOPE IT WILL include all of them…MTM and METEORA..SUCH GREAT ALBUMS..ESPECIALLY METEORA…:) MTM IS AWESOME BUT U DIDN’T RAP A LOT…I LIKE UR RAPPING…PLEASE,DO RAP ON UR NEW SONGS OKAY?BUT I LIKED THE SONG IN BETWEEN,NO ROADS LEFT HHMMM,JUST AWESOME..:)

  22. CaraBT on August 5, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Mike….please let me just ask if you support our troops?????

  23. AdrenalinShockk on August 5, 2008 at 7:16 am

    and omg at crystalrussianla haha “it’s kinda odd cuz famous people dont reply …like you with the fort minor myspace….? ” That happens with me alot,i sent mike like 7 messages and check everyday to see of he got on and at least read them. But i know he’s busy and all and probally gets the same thing everyday so..yea figures

  24. ShadowerLiltani on August 5, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Rage Against the Machine does that “fuck you I won’t do what they tell me” song, right? I have a hard time putting the song with the musician/band… I hate when they play it on the radio cause that song doesn’t sound right with the “fuck you” scratched out.

  25. AdrenalinShockk on August 5, 2008 at 7:12 am

    i love rage against the machine(especially zach),their music is inspiring/captivating. Especially love their song maria,but other wise love the video Mike. Im surprised at how our music tastes or similar. But w/e :]

  26. Anika on August 5, 2008 at 7:07 am

    i like this song…x]

  27. Kaolla_Shiori on August 5, 2008 at 6:35 am

    hey mike~ i was wondering if it were possible to get the DC Remix in Singapore… =/ none of the sites i went to

    a. have the shoe
    b. allow shipping to Singapore

    to you and everyone else out there: if you can help me i’d appreciate it very much!~

  28. cuz on August 5, 2008 at 6:27 am

    yeah, that’s really interesting, i agree 😉 need wait for some more. i would probably not know about them since i’m from Poland. so i really appreciate that you always share with us 🙂 but man, the name is awesome 😀 when i first saw it here, childhood came to my mind ^^ i always wanted to be a lion or tiger at least that was because of ‘Lion King’, i tottally loved that 😀

    have a nice day 🙂

  29. axrinekey on August 5, 2008 at 4:52 am

    I’ll check more about him ^__^
    (Seriously, I dunno him xD sorry. >

  30. Diamondback on August 5, 2008 at 4:30 am

    NEW LPTV EPISODE WEEEYEEEOOWW! I started a thread on these guys on the LPMB weeks ago but no one’s said anything in there yet…ZzZ…I like the quote Zach got the band’s name from. Anyway, thanks for the LPTV episodes! I love it that you guys never stop bringing new stuff in. Keep up the good job and HAVE A NICE DAY MIKE! w/

  31. Shinodabestfriend on August 5, 2008 at 3:50 am

    LOOOOL ^^ that’s kool!

  32. miKer0cks on August 5, 2008 at 3:48 am

    sounds awesome!!! i really liked it!!!….i saw the video on LPTV from project rev…it was sooo cool!!! i like the part where you were playing that thing with the ball…the one like golf!!! sooo funny!!! keep rocking!!! love ya mikey!!!<3

  33. crystalrussianla on August 5, 2008 at 3:18 am

    hey mike video was great cool but

    i have something to ask you on myspace im friends with ribkat so is that realy him it’s

    i just wanted to no cuz he send’s me message’s and it’s kinda odd cuz famous people dont reply
    …like you with the fort minor myspace….?

    oh well then take care babe godbless

  34. soyuneik on August 5, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Yea, what am I doing right now? No besides that. Not that either…
    lol There’s gotta be a point where the coincidences aren’t coincidences anymore. Well, we can call it a matter of similar tastes.
    Zach’s the shit, you know, I know it, HE knows Speaking of rightfully arrogant legends, KRS was here last week. Yea, leave it to Delaware to give him the worse welcome ever. Our best DJs? It was so bad he had random people from the crowd come play live while he freestyled. ugh. the shame. Yea anyways the Ep is nasty. You know you like my silly rants!

  35. I_B_Long on August 5, 2008 at 2:57 am

    sounds horrid on my dads old computer speakers. i guess i’ll have to listen to it again when im home, where i have a decent system. it sure sounds interesting tho. you have pretty good taste….
    thanks for sharing!

  36. StrangeGirl1 on August 5, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Zack is fucking awesome. I think he’s a great lyricist. much respect to him. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this project.

  37. SimplyMode on August 5, 2008 at 2:28 am

    LOVE IT ❤
    Gonna look out for these guys, I would've never found them on my own *THANKYOU!*
    Also found ScarsOnBroadway here, && I'm like a major fan now..So again, ThankYou Michael Kenji Shinoda (:

  38. murry on August 5, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Oh shit! I just listened to “If You Fear Dying” and “Last Letter” and this is exactly the inspiration I needed at the moment. I’m sure that doesn’t make sense to anybody, but it excites me. This is the vibe and the message I was looking for. Thanks! I would have never found this on my own. This album is now officially going to be my writing music. God, this makes my novel writing class for the next semester so much less daunting.

  39. JayRod13 on August 5, 2008 at 12:04 am

    im so glad that zack came out with this project. So now that this is the last tour is underway, do you have any plans for another fort minor? maybe after reseda beach drops? Sir, you are the best MC ive ever heard. Thanks for being such an inspiration. Cant wait for the shoes i ordered.

  40. leftshoe18 on August 5, 2008 at 12:02 am

    well, i actually liked that. and i’m not a rage fan by any stretch of the imagination.

  41. murry on August 5, 2008 at 12:00 am

    That is really nice, actually. It’s the things I liked about RATM (the lyrics and the raw passion and the voice), but more refined and mature. This music is much more interesting and listenable than the brutal, cacophonous style Rage had, so it’s easier to enjoy the things I liked about De La Rocha’s style here. Rage was exhausting for me. I couldn’t maintain the energy level required to listen to them for too long, hahaha…
    But this is great. I’m gonna have to keep my eye out for more of this.

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