October 18, 2008

Really random note: our current and final single from Minutes To Midnight, “Leave Out All The Rest,”
is going to be the theme of November 6th’s episode of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (9PM PT on CBS). The episode opens and closes with –- and is named after –- the song. Elements of the song are used throughout the episode to underline and score the building story of Gil Grissom and his unresolved love for Sara Sidle who recently left the crime lab. Never before has a television series built the score of an episode around a rock radio single.




  1. Carlos on August 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Mike i am the biggest lp fan you guys rock come to Florida PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. ritzifying on November 3, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    I’m just curious… Does the band as a whole make the decision to have your music used or does WB make a decision like that for you? I’d be interested in hearing what else LP music has been used for and how much do you get for something like that?

    Hopefully CSI credits you in a nice big font at the end of the show or at the beginning in the lower left-hand corner like commercials do these days.

  3. Girl_X on October 30, 2008 at 7:57 am

    I like the “Leave out all the Rest” Video (just the video)!

    The Super Nova (or whatever) somehow says:

    “I will make you all flat guys!”

  4. Mickey on October 24, 2008 at 1:36 am

    That is really cool. Except….Grissom is apparently leaving the show in that episode, which is a shame. But yeah…I love CSI and I love Linkin Park…so that’s perfect. Even though we’re far behind over here in Denmark, I’ll keep my eyes open for it.

  5. Cyan on October 24, 2008 at 12:33 am

    wow! it’s so amazing! you guys rock! i’m so looking forward to that episode! XDD

  6. traveller on October 23, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    WOW! two of my favorite things in one! Linkin Park and CSI! it is like Christmas!

  7. Zach on October 23, 2008 at 4:53 am

    Pretty awesome. I love LOATR.

  8. psykobouliz on October 22, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Mike, i was wondering, about CSI, wich season is it in America? Cause i think here in France we are a little bit later… I wonder when this episode will be released here! can’t wait!!!

  9. TiffTiff33LP on October 22, 2008 at 11:36 am

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!^^………….Me and my mom watch that all the time!!!!!its my moms favorite show,she loves it,my aunt likes the ny ones.^^

  10. axrinekey on October 22, 2008 at 6:58 am


    And CSI has been my favourite TV series nowadays 🙂
    But well, actually I only watch Miami and New York nowadays.

    I’ve seen only one episode for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, but I dunno when does it play in the TV…
    I just acidentally clicked to AXN and saw it…

    Ah well, CSI loves using hits songs, I realised. Haha!

  11. soyuneik on October 21, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Ok well I decided I will definitely be there for Glorious Excess (Dies). Did you sell the originals last time or just prints? I’d def like to buy something. The lines I saw on a video of (born), were people just waiting early or was that while it was happening? I’m going to be going by myself, I’ve been planning to do this at some point as a way to sorta clear out all the madness that exists around me and get back to my core. California would have been my place of choice anyhow. I plan on being there for a week, I wonder what else will be going on…mm..know of anything?

  12. Diana_LP_adicted on October 21, 2008 at 9:50 am

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! that’s a huge step!!!!! unbelivable^^ i can’t wait to see that episode of CSI…. you must be proud heheheh….
    hope everithing is being good…kisses from portugal mike^^…we love LP =D

  13. Joanie_LP on October 21, 2008 at 4:37 am

    I can’t be more happy about the band’s fast increasing status!!! It’s great to see how the people and things you love develop so well.

    My comment is off-topic, I suppose, but I needed to say this.

  14. Illara on October 20, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    LOL! this is interesting! awesome actually. i think the fans will be watching and listening at the same time!


  15. BlakeA on October 20, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    !!MIKE IMPORTANT QUESTION!! Who you voting for in the upcoming elections? :]

  16. nikkiann0100 on October 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Thats so amazing. I love csi too so I cant wait for that episode. Thats cool that they picked leave out all the rest out of all other songs. It really is a beautiful song though.

  17. Mikeshi_Linkfort on October 20, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    It is fine! Undoubtedly at Linkin Park will appear more fans after viewing a serial! Many people will become interested in a song, find out the executor and become fans!!!

  18. psykobouliz on October 20, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    WOn-DER-FUL!!! I love CSi, and that will be a real pleasure to see it with LP music cover it! =) Just wonderful! Thanx for telling us this! I dunno when the episode will be released here in France but i can’t wait! haha

    nice to know that chester feels better. =)

    But YOU, nobody talks about YOU : how are you??? ^__^ lol take care of you, man! biz

  19. affelay on October 20, 2008 at 8:36 am

    something for KROQ almost acoustic?

    IT isn’t my band but it is a good acoustic cover

    P.S. ww.linkin-park.nl is trying to translate evereting in dutch of your site

  20. Shinodabestfriend on October 20, 2008 at 4:35 am


  21. akitagirl on October 20, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Glad to see LOATR is getting the attention it deserves. It is an amazing song and prob. The first one I really connected with from m2m… Nice job guys!!!!

  22. mshinoda_rocks on October 20, 2008 at 4:01 am

    wow, how dope is that!!! i love csi! and i love LP 😉
    so sad that i can’t watch it…i think i got to wait a bit, here in germany. but i’ll check youtube for that =D

  23. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on October 20, 2008 at 3:50 am

    wuahahaha thats cool, mike! =)

  24. nia on October 19, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Cool. 🙂

  25. BoC on October 19, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    How cool!!!
    I used to be obsessed with CSI… but then I just stopped watching it. I’ll definitely be watching this episode though. 😀

  26. Xineohp on October 19, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    thats hella fuckin cool

  27. Sophia on October 19, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    wow~i want to saw this theme in TAIWAN

  28. Gemilla on October 19, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    wOw .. when it is broadcast in Spain! hehehe, I would love to see you! But I am afraid I have to wait a bit … U_U


  29. Stepha on October 19, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    LOATR and CSI, amazing! When I got to meet you this year in Charlotte, I got to ask you about that song and my favorite lyric’s line off of it, “I’m strong on the surface, not all the way through” and I finally got my guts up to have it tattooed on my back, along with a smashed bug (lol, the one from your backstory about bugs crawling on your writing pad while you were writing and you were smashing them) anyways just thought i would share, that song is beautiful and will make an awesome episode.

  30. MS_Ineedyou on October 19, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Wow….. Congrats…. I’ve never heard of a T.V show that has done that before……. Well, Mike, THAT just shows how amazing Linkin Park really is 🙂 I will definately be one of the fans that are watching that show to hear the song even though their mother will kill them for it because their mother hates LP xDDDDD

  31. Hawaii_LP_fan on October 19, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    That’s wonderful news! A huge congrats to you & the band. You guys deserve every blessing & major props for the music you write. It certainly speaks to people and they are taking notice!! Yay! I definitely won’t miss it, thanks for the heads up!

  32. Madlen on October 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I hope there’s a CBS live broadcast somewhere cause i definitely wanna see that:DBut i guess someone will post a video in youtube with that episode eventually so i have other possibilities:D

  33. LorenzoErr on October 19, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    That’s really cool, i have never heard of a TV show doing such a thing. Speaking of LOATR, the song is going to be on the Twilight Soundtrack for TWILIGHT , a new movie coming out on November, 21. http://www.twilightthemovie.com/
    Thanks to LPTIMES for the tip.

  34. Mycophycophyta on October 19, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Unless live TV, all times are the same except Central which is always an hour earlier than the three other US time zones.
    I would know I used to live in McKinney, TX

  35. _ely_ on October 19, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    just amazing!!!!!!
    LP and CSi together!!!!
    just gr8XDXDXD

  36. ZU13KA on October 19, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Straight off the bat I have to say that when I got mtm over a year ago, can’t believe its been that long already, I picked that song as my fave. So me is really stoked u guys got such an awsome first for what i think is the coolest song on the album. And it’s truly apt 4 grissom coz dat guy got problems man. Anyway can’t wait to check it out coz i love csi and u guys just made it a whole hellava lot lekker. Ciao 4 now gotta go b4 i burn my noodles( yes i know shameful that i can burn something that only involves water and pre packagd goods but as donald duck says “aah, fooey”) 😀

  37. faiintx on October 19, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Yay =D i love CSI
    and CSI + Linkin Park is probably the best thing ever.

    9 PM PT is 11 PM CT right? (im in dallas)

    i hope my parents let me…

    thanks, mike! ur my idol!

  38. pbizkit33 on October 19, 2008 at 10:59 am

    That is really amazing that they would create an entire episode around LOATR. The song has amazing lyrics that could definitely be used to craft an entire episode of estranged lovers.

  39. analoggirl on October 19, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Wow, that’s amazing! Congrats! Knowing that your song was used to score a storyline must be incredibly flattering; it definitely speaks to the strength of your songwriting. Also, CSI? That’s pretty big. I like the fact that LOATR will reach a large adult audience. Lastly, way to end MTM with a bang. 😉

  40. FCastro on October 19, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I’m just waiting the day that it’ll come the episode to Brazil, ’cause there’s a brazilian channel that transmit this season to us. Congratulations to the band, this is a signal of the recognition to the band by the productors of the CSI 😀

  41. Trip on October 19, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Awww. I love CSI and have all the seasons available! I saw da plot on Wikipedia but didnt know if they were goin 2 use da song! WOW!!! Dats one of my favourite songs with one of my favourite tv shows!!! GREAT!!!!

  42. SK_2008_LV on October 19, 2008 at 8:32 am

    WOW, congratulations, that’s cool! 🙂 This song is really great, and I’m glad that it will sound in CSI.
    BTW, I’m a big fan of crime/detective serials. And hearing this song in that kind of serie means double pleasure 😀

  43. rockermeg on October 19, 2008 at 8:24 am

    :O WOW!!!
    I don’t watch CSI but I’m so gonna watch that!!
    And LOATR is also on the album soundtrack for the Twilight movie…as is Paramore (-:

  44. devawolf on October 19, 2008 at 8:18 am

    That’s so cool!!! It’s so exciting!!
    Mike, I just wanted to say, i love your art work, i so want to learn grafeti (if that’s how u spell it) at least so i can make a cool design on my guitar!!!
    Anyway i would love to go to one linkin park concert, when you come to the UK….I haven’t been to one concert in my life!!!
    Anyways, love you loads!!!!
    You Rock Forever!!!

  45. ShadowerLiltani on October 19, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Wow, you must be so excited 😀 I know I would be. I found a fan video once using the song to clips of the main characters from Blood Ties. It was a good video. But anyways, that’s so cool you’ll be featured on CSI, since it’s so popular, that’s the ultimate in MTM promotion.

  46. Ash_Qwerty on October 19, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Hey Mike, you need to check out this video on YouTube.

    It’s a sample of yours and Chester’s part in Rock & Roll Could Never… with a rap over it by a guy named Hydroponikz.

    If the link doesn’t work, just type in ‘Hydroponikz Hardly Breath’ on YouTube. I think you’ll appreciate his talent.

  47. cuz on October 19, 2008 at 6:48 am

    Cool! Would love to see it too but I have no idea which season is in US so I know when to expect this one in Poland. Take care 🙂

  48. Anna_4 on October 19, 2008 at 6:47 am

    WOOW! That’s great.. Can you tell me when that episode will be in Portuguese TV?? PLEASEEEE!! ^^,

    YOU ARE THE BEST!!! <3′

  49. Henna on October 19, 2008 at 6:41 am

    WOW Thatss really cool n i like watchin csi. would u happen 2 know when that episode will come on in the UK, england? i definitely got to see this one!. .x

  50. skindesbous on October 19, 2008 at 6:31 am

    I can remember when Petrified sounded on CSI (I don’t know if it was in CSI New York or Las Vegas), It surprised me a lot =D
    Hope I can download this one from somewhere else :/

  51. sasummsumm on October 19, 2008 at 5:52 am

    ha that’s something really cool^^..
    i hope i can watch the episode somewhere on youtube or else…?…
    maybe you find it and post it 🙂

  52. YuN_RoCks on October 19, 2008 at 5:50 am

    well that’s cool, you guys are always on top! this reminded me of two other things: 1. LAOTR is included in the Twilight movie official OST and that’s great too, though it is not as special as the CSI episode. 2. I found out some time ago that chester {though on wikipedia it says LINKIN PARK} actually sang the theme of ‘little boxes’ for the serial Weeds! keep on rocking =D

  53. lol_2me_lp on October 19, 2008 at 5:49 am

    pretty awesome.
    speaking of csi and awesomeness in general, u should get back on the fmmb.

  54. zahra on October 19, 2008 at 5:49 am

    wow……TV!!!?? awesome!

  55. ixabel_LP on October 19, 2008 at 5:21 am

    OH MY GOD!!!!!

    My fav tv show and my fav Band together… is like a dream ❤

  56. miKer0cks on October 19, 2008 at 4:58 am

    o.O awesome!!!! my fave tv show ith my fave band ever!!!! cool 🙂 i cant wait for this episode!!! it’s gonna be great!!! kepp rocking guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤

  57. STINGER_LP on October 19, 2008 at 4:22 am

    It’s cool, and it perfectly fit to story “Grissom – Sara”…. come on LP, bring your song to Prison Break and Heroes!!!!! :)))))))

  58. I_B_Long on October 19, 2008 at 4:19 am

    oh wow, thats awesome, i dont watch CSI, but i will have to make an exception this time. for everyone who isnt in the US to see it, heres a link where you may be able to watch it: http://www.tv-links.cc thats where i watch my NCIS and House. and Metalocalypse.

  59. antje on October 19, 2008 at 3:28 am

    Wow, this is really cool!!!!!! I like series like CSI…. Can’t wait to see this episode in germany….

  60. Raspberry on October 19, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Hiya Mike .. My mother died on the 13th, she was very ill and only 52 years old .. your single Leave Out All The Rest is just how my relationship was with her, she wasn’t perfect, neither am i and i am trying so hard to remember the good things and to leave out all the rest .. just wanted to share. Love Maria x

  61. Kalini on October 19, 2008 at 3:15 am

    It’s great, I like CSI a lot. LP is everywhere! You’ve said “our current and final single from Minutes To Midnight, “Leave Out All The Rest”, so it’s the final single from MTM and you are not going to release HHH. OK, just for info. This CSI episode, named after LOATR will be deffinately awsome! Congratulations! Krassie K.

  62. Lvix on October 19, 2008 at 2:51 am

    You can see this episode on internet to Mike? You know where i have to look?

  63. dulcemdl on October 19, 2008 at 2:23 am

    the music that I like most in the series “Las Vegas” I also like more

  64. liope on October 19, 2008 at 2:08 am

    Oh!!! great news!! i guess it makes you feel proud!!! i had once heard In Stereo in one of CSI’s episodes!!! 🙂 here in greece it seams that everyone listens to LP because the channels uses alot of your songs for the trailers of their series!!! 🙂

  65. Linkin_Giady on October 19, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Awesome news! Hey Mike, you know that here in Italy on a CSI episode they put “Petrified” as sound track? I recognized it immediately! ^^

  66. Anstice on October 19, 2008 at 1:29 am

    I love how you had to put down that it was a “Really random note,” because it suddenly didn’t involve how you’re changing around your site or something to do with art. Remember Mike, this is YOUR blog. It wasn’t random in the least XD.

    That’s awesome, by the way.

  67. ThaPoet on October 19, 2008 at 1:08 am

    LOATR rules!!! Well done LP!

  68. qwertz on October 19, 2008 at 12:59 am

    whoa! that is so cool! and it’s used in a love story, aww^^ too bad it’ll be months, years even, before the episode gets aired in my country…. hope somebody puts it on youtube 😉 i’ve been hearing LPsongs in TVshows in my country too (which is Croatia, btw… did you like geography in school?)… ufortunately, none of it was, hm, appropriate to the songs… anyways – keep it up! LP rules the world! and soon the universe – once that spacecraft reaches its destination – bye-bye federation;) you rock, LP rocks, Fort Minor rocks (when will Dead By Sunrise rock the charts?), your site is the coolest, blah, blah, blah – beeeeh:p…. no need to tell you that – since it’s so obvious 😉

  69. LP_Suneet on October 19, 2008 at 12:32 am

    That just proves the greatness of the song……..

    LOATR Rules…….. No doubt about it…..

  70. VampirePrincess on October 18, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    amazing! I can’t wait to see it 😀

  71. xoxo_Flor_xoxo on October 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    this is wayy awesome.im so excited that they chose to use LOATR as like the theme of a whole episode for well…anything!!!
    im especially Excited because LOATR happens to be my favorite song off of Minutes to Midnight,as well as a song that happens to mean alot to me & even though ive never seen an episode of CSI,ever!!!!Ill make sure to tune in & watch the show.

    This news must be very exciting for u guys,
    & i must say,im very happy for u guys 🙂

    i cant wait to watch.

    Mike u rock,

    ily LP.

  72. MentalisFun on October 18, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    THAT. IS. SO. COOL. Ah squeeee

  73. noidea on October 18, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    haha I already know that couple days ago when I saw the title of the episode. I was guessing they are going to use that song and you just confirmed it. Great!!!! BTW, CSI:NY just have an episode having crime scene at Maroon 5’s concert and they sang almost a whole song at the beginning. At that time, I was thinking what if they use that in your concert. XDXD It would be great to hear LP’s song in the show I watched. Now, it’s even better. There is going to be an episode with your song title.

  74. Elliot_aka_MC_Eli on October 18, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    hey mike this is so cute haha. You got a three yr old rapping and singing In The End. Man, you even influence toddlers to be musicians! haha enjoy!

    Oh yeah, GJ on LOATR, always thought it was a perfect song to be released as a single. now a tv show is using it, sweet!

  75. Doomguy13 on October 18, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    That’s Linkin Park for you! Always making history! Congrats Mike, this is very well deserved.

  76. ThunderStrike on October 18, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Wow! I’m sure it’s an honor for you guys to have something like CSI themed and named after a song of yours. But….I think a song like LOATR wouldn’t exactly suit a series like this….oh well, that’s just my opinion.Congrats!! =D

  77. ms_shock on October 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    WOOOOOWOWWWWWW!!! I looooooooooove CSI!!!!!! But havr no timr for waching it… anyway, congrates!!

  78. numbrocker02 on October 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Awesome! I’m going to watch it, even though I’ve never seen an episode of CSI before. I love hearing your guys songs out of context, so to speak. Like I read Twilight to hear one of your songs in the movie. Also I heard Shadow of the Day, and What I’ve Done during the Olympics. And of course Remember the Name during the basketball playoffs.

  79. ShayShay86 on October 18, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Yay! Congrats! One of my fave songs, on one of my fave shows…i can’t wait to see the episode!

  80. huera713 on October 18, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    “Never before has a television series built the score of an episode around a rock radio single.”

    it’s because y’all are THAT good..even better than good..=D

  81. lynndarwinharris on October 18, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I love watching CSI!! Congratulations!!!! Can’t wait! Sometimes I miss an episode of CSI, but I have just marked my calender for this particular episode!!!

  82. martinac on October 18, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I’m sorry to hear it’s the last single but seriously happy for ye …..named after the program and everything well done I’ll look out for when it’s our side of the water THANKS MARTINACX….CONGRATS!!!

  83. rubyred82 on October 18, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Well shit, that’s just awesome. 🙂

  84. ManBearPig on October 18, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    So I can sum this up pretty much in two words: HOLY. SHIT. And not only that, but it is really fitting considering the relationship between Gil and Sara. Have you been following the series in any capacity? Or should we all take the time to fill you in on the dramarama? In any event, this sure as hell beats hearing “Hung Up” by Madonna on CSI: Miami.

  85. marilou on October 18, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    haha! tell me about a random note!! well, i guess the only thing to say is CONGRATS!

  86. durg on October 18, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    oooh! 😀
    i know when this comes on my mom will be watching & call me saying that its playing. XD
    now i can say that yea i know, haha.

  87. lp_fm_fan on October 18, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Wow, that’s amazing! I’m gonna record that episode, lol. I don’t really watch CSI, but I’ll do it for LP! w00t.

  88. alyeska39 on October 18, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    That’s pretty cool, and yes, random. Too bad I don’t watch CSI, my mom does, but I don’t care for it. Maybe I’ll make an exception for just this one episode. 🙂

  89. Hybr1d_7h3ory on October 18, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Suhweet!!! My favorite band being a part of one of my favorite shows. I have heard a lot of your music on tv recently. “Petrified” was use twice on “Cribs” and in “CSI: New York”…I forget what else I have heard. Question: Do you get royalties off stuff like that? I would hope so.

    Anyways, can’t wait to watch and hear. Too bad this is Grissom’s last season…:(

    Catch ya later Mike…Hybr1d_7h3ory out

  90. TEQUILA on October 18, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    ha,now i’m gonna watch this show.at least once)))

  91. grace on October 18, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations!!! my sweetpie
    Your songs are the best for any tv serie 🙂

  92. Frerard on October 18, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    amusing news. love it.

  93. PankakeMunky on October 18, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    that’s awesome. i say we should pass out cookies for everyone in celebration!

  94. mina on October 18, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Mazel tov!

  95. zimminator on October 18, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    ahh dude thats hella awesome! i dont watch that show, but i will totally record that one! dude im excited now!

  96. Doggie24690 on October 18, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Holly shit, that is so fuckin’ random and awesome. My favorite band with one of my favorite shows. Haha. Thank you for letting me know man.

  97. caleb_bozeman on October 18, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    that’s cool. I’m going to watch it.

  98. pepper on October 18, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Mike that is so cool! Iove hearing how great LP is doin, and this is definitely cool seeing how influential even just a single is! Great song, can’t wait to see the epidsode. CONGRATS! XD

    EDIT: yeah, I know what Hybr1d_7h3ory is talkin bout, I know I heard shadow of the day and…. bleed it out maybe?… or something during the olympics, it made me mucho happy.

  99. murry on October 18, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    That’s pretty cool. That could actually get me to watch CSI. Also, hopefully they’ll start playing it on the radio more often after that.

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