November 10, 2008

We’re working on the new Linkin Park album right now. Will we have a new album out in 2009? Absolutely!

And, of course, by “Absolutely,” I mean, “Absolutely, as long as things go smoothly and the ideas are flowing, and we don’t hit any scheduling problems or massive writers block.”

Jokes aside, the pic below is from my studio; Chester and I were listening to all the demos I’ve been writing in the past 6-12 months in busses, studios overseas, and my studio.


When we’re out on the road doing shows, I generally keep the music on a safe hard drive, in a format that you can’t download onto your iPod (gotta be careful). I also don’t like playing stuff for anyone unless I feel like I’ve given it a proper amount of love. That means I go for months where I write stuff and don’t really play it for anyone.

This week, we went through about 35 new demos, most of which had only had my hands on them thus far. The process is a little scary; it’s like saying, “here are the songs that I think should make up our next album.” Luckily, nobody hates the songs (at least most of them!), and we’re looking forward to getting started on this album in the coming months.

I just did an insightful interview with a gentleman named Mikael Wood for a piece in an upcoming issue of Revolver magazine. Check for it in the coming months, I think it was an ’09 music preview article.


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  1. julijalpfan on February 6, 2011 at 7:15 am

    In which city is LP studio? ^^
    I love LP ♥♥♥

  2. cinthia22 on November 29, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I love LP forever!!…This album is a great change in the band!….I love all the songs!….:D

  3. DEBOJYOTI MAJUMDER on June 28, 2010 at 9:58 am

    You r da best!!

  4. WADIM on May 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm


  5. N_Szhizzle on May 3, 2010 at 5:28 pm


    Cant wait for the new album! But I have a question to ask. (I’m sorry if I am asking the wrong way, also) My band is doing a few LP covers, and we like to perform the songs as close to the recording as possible, but our main problem is recreating the sampled drum loops at the beginning of a few songs. Mainly “In the End”. So what I am asking is, could you explain how to achieve those distorted drums under the piano on “In the End”? Or even send me a loop of the drums?

    Thanks Mike!


  6. rahul on May 3, 2010 at 7:35 am

    song to moves are lind to mail now reldi

  7. sharidan on April 29, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    i’ll wait your new album no matter what hahaha……love 2 see ur guys improve ur song from HT to M2M and can’t wait the new album 😮

  8. casey mynatt on April 23, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    There is not a single song i hate by linkin park and i can not wait till the new cd comes out. I love you mike.

  9. Natasha on March 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    There’s not one song I hate from Linkin Park so I know you guys are going to be awesomem still no matter what.

  10. LP on March 11, 2010 at 3:59 am

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa new album yeaahhhh I LOVE LP -LP FOR EVERRRR

  11. LP ROXXX on March 3, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    OMLP!!! yeah!!! You made my day Mike I cant wait for the new album…I bet it’s gonna be as awesome as every LP album I want to believe that there’s gonna be more rapping in it from you and songs like ”no roads left” Anyway good luck with the new record….LP U ROCK……CHeSTER I LOVE U !!!! 😀 😀 😀 …U rock u rock u rock….N I LOVE U FOR THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh LPP!!!!!!!!!!!1 LINKIN PARK…U rock my world….n i love u …..Mike luv u too…I listen to LP everyday n i cant wait for the next album….

  12. mouna on February 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    heyyy guys , what’s up you’re so imazing , i <3u so mush and i listen to you're music every night and every day ,i am so so exciting for the new album in 2010 <3<3<3<3<3<3

  13. Bader on February 12, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I Love U Guys Your Songs Rock Do U Know That I Listen To Your Music Every Morning.
    So I Am From Syria And I Want To Know R U Guys Going To Make A Live Party I The Midlle East

  14. tiny t on February 12, 2010 at 1:52 am

    grait music grait songs love your music i lissen evry day to linkin park

  15. Nilesh Gooriah on February 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Heyyy Lp is just too great!!!… I’ve been waiting so much for your next albummm… hope it will be ouy very soonnn!!!!!!!………

  16. Sugandh on January 30, 2010 at 1:34 am

    mike u rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!
    although the time come……..
    i was waiting for it since hybrid theory completes one year………
    say hello to all your friends from my side……..

  17. blackstar on January 23, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I hope it is not like the last album of 2007 I hope you will look like a meteor and hybrid theory fans lose breast…
    mike Talgar beard you’re better 😀

  18. Yanchen on January 31, 2009 at 10:59 am

    So nice to see Chester smiling at work 🙂 Mike, thank you for everything!

  19. robin724u on November 27, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Great…so very soon you guys are coming to rock us again…. i am sooooooo…. excited… Ok… there is smthing i got 4 u. Actually i dared to do some experiment on the song NUMB….(sorry)…. here is the link for what i did…..
    plz… plz… plz… let me know u liked it or not… And one more thing….. I AM VERY EXCITED….. for the new album….

  20. AprilluvsChazzyChaz on November 24, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Mike I love youuuuuu 🙂
    LP is my entire world & I’m so proud to have LP tattoos 🙂
    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I cannot me MORE stoked about the new album!
    I know you guys are just gonna blow me away with your amazingness again.
    Are you guys gonna try & do Projekt Rev 09 ???
    Oh pleaseeeee dooooo!
    I was @ this past summers’ PR & I had front row. I even yelled that I loved you during “My December” 🙂
    You guys rock my world more than anything.
    I just want you to know that.
    && I’ll be right there, patiently waiting for the new album, until the day it drops.
    You guys mean so much to me.
    I LOVE YOU 🙂

    xoxo April

  21. shiny on November 24, 2008 at 11:04 am

    WO-HOOO what a beautiful surprise 🙂

  22. FCastro on November 22, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Hey Mike, please tell us if no one else asked you about that: what can we expect for this new album? Full of heavy rocks, slow songs, raps…
    (if it’s not so much, I’d like to see in some rap your thought about Amazon, that in my thought can be the reason for some more fights).

  23. NatashaLopez on November 19, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Hey Mike! Gotta say, I think you guys are by far very generous to your fans, haha 🙂 If it weren’t for the side projects and live cds/dvds LP has put out in between albums, I wouldn’t have made it.
    Anyways, I tried calling into Loveline tonight, but no luck- I’ve been wondering since Reanimation and Meteora, and now more than ever with MTM out; are you EVER going to release a DVD like Frat Party? I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one to enjoy the music videos made since Hybrid Theory 🙂
    PS- You guys aren’t that bad with names, no matter how weird “Frat Party” was as a title 🙂
    Take care, and can’t wait to watch and listen ‘Road to Revolution’!

  24. Janine1978 on November 19, 2008 at 6:12 am

    That’s great Mike, really nice news! 35 new demos? Do you ever sleep? I wish you all good luck in making musics! And I can see, that Chaz is feeling better (because of the Back injures)! Please tell us, have you really working (or was intention) with Timberland on the New Album? Love, an wishes to you and the other guys. (Sorry for my bad english)

  25. TinaPants320 on November 18, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Ok this for sure is my Favorite blog so far…
    A possible new album in 2009 from Linkin Park
    One of the greatest news since announcing Minutes to Midnight 😀

  26. jenshinoda88 on November 18, 2008 at 3:59 am

    I am impatient to hear the new album mike! and also to attend another concert, hoping to return in Italy! I wanted to ask one thing but if I wanted to come see your work, your art, how can I do? I intend to live. photos because obviously you know better than me that you can not really appreciate until infuses what an artist wants to say .. and I would both be able to see live. since it is in Italy .. I know a little difficult but I could organize better .. you can help me for this? thanks mike! a kiss. I hope that in answering my call. with affection, laura.

  27. Andizzle on November 16, 2008 at 4:15 am


    (sorry to sound preachy. Love to the new album)

  28. axrinekey on November 15, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Hopefully nothing will stop you all from making the new album.
    So excited now!

    35 demos!? WOW.
    Good for you that most of them don’t hate the songs.
    I bet those are really nice. 🙂

    Well, wish you all good luck in making musics! 😀

  29. TaylorKenjiLP on November 15, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    did you paint the thing in the backround on the wall? i like it =] and btw, i know this isnt the right place to post this but i think you should get a ‘remember me’ box on the login page, cause i hate sigining in everytime i wanna comment. =P

  30. HoN3yBeE77 on November 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    <33333 WOo-Hoo can't wait for the new album & for the concerts !! <33333

  31. tpbarbosa on November 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    I’m so happy to know it xD I’m sure Linkin Park will do an amazing job
    And Mike, that’s really cool from it to keep it all “safe” it’d be horrible if some ppl just put it on internet =/
    Well, I’m really curious to know anout the lyrics, are you gonna keep with the politics stuffs or it’s gonna be all about your struggles and the hard moments you’ve passed thru? It’s also great to know, anyone has yet hated any song, so it seems the album will be great!!Oh! And the thing about the concept album is really true?
    Sorry about the many questions xD I’m just so excited about it all!!!

  32. Zach on November 14, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I gave this five stars because I love hearing about what you guys are up to musically and about the demos and what not. Is any of the stuff heavy? Will there be some more rapping on this album than on Minutes?

  33. LInkinXBoxPark on November 13, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    LP fav band! i hope on this next ablum you make it more like the first one! that was the best ablum ever!PleaseDontMakeItLikeMINUTESTOMIDNIGHT!I like some songs,like Wat IV DOne,Bleed It Out,Leave Out all the rest, but it was a lil bland…The other ablums were just wow! only you guys could do that! like faint,Place4myhead,One StepCloser,Numb,IntheEnd,Papercut,Runaway,Breakingthehabit,songs like that were genius, i have over 300 plays for papercut,faint,numb,inthend,BreakingTheHabit,plus you guys dont cus on the other ones,but yet your lirics are amazing! like Place4MyHead for instance,so thats my thoughts on what ur next ablum should b like,i want ur songs to withstand the test of time

  34. LPBase on November 13, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Yeah, really nice news!
    But would it be possible to tell us a little bit more detailed, how you’re writing the songs?
    I mean… Do you use a midi-keyboard or something like that or are you recording while you’re playing with the guitar?
    Or are you doing all that stuff only on your computer? Wich software are you using?
    I hope i’m not annoying you with all my questions, but i’m really interested in that…
    Also sorry for my bad english, i’m a 15 years old fan from germany 😀

    Keep going on with the Stuff you’re doing, its really great(music and art of course)

  35. Ruben on November 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Mike! What happened to the song with the working title ‘Japan’? Will it maybe be in the next ablum or lpu8?

  36. plaaplaa on November 13, 2008 at 10:27 am

    thaaankyou!!!! nice to have some new music!! you have really cool studio 8) hope you guys dont get burnouts…

  37. MichaelFromGermany on November 13, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Oh yeeeah, 2009 will be a freakin’ good year!

  38. Pinkymuffin on November 13, 2008 at 12:33 am

    I cant wait!! ❤

  39. Janni_Loves_LP on November 12, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Yay that’s great news! It’s great that you’ve started again so soon, and already have all that material. 🙂 Good luck with all of that… ^^
    About the painting in the background,looks like a Futura piece, right? love it..!

  40. TiffTiff33LP on November 12, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    OMG!!!I love the painting in the background…who did it?4 some reason i love stuff like that!!^^finally new music!!^^Awsomeness!!!!!!^^

  41. msgirl on November 12, 2008 at 8:10 pm


  42. tinkerbella26 on November 12, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Damn Mike!! 35 new demos?? Do you ever sleep?? lol.. Anyways, I’m excited about the new album.. Will you post samples later as 2009 progresses? Well hopefully everything works out as planned!! Thanks for keeping us updated!

    P.S. I’m watching Jeopardy, and Linkin Park was one of the answers. I was so shocked I didn’t even answer.. Oh well.. Anyways…

  43. Senzaikyuu on November 12, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    I just cant wait..i hope for the next album to use some of ur artwork and not from non-linkin park artists like u did at M2M.Btw is this FUTURA at the back…Chester has also a sweet smile here…He looks like my grandfather to be honest :P:P:P but he is as cool and attractive as ever.The older he gets the more handsome he is going to be

  44. Stuart on November 12, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Hey! i carnt wait for the new LP album!! i herd its going to be a concept album. dose anyone know what the concept is yet? i would also love if LP did another remix album like Reanimation some of the songs on there are my fav lp songs. like FRGT/10 and WTH>You. Also id love it if LP did another instremental, the song session i cant stop listening to it.

    regards Stu

  45. Lvix on November 12, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Mike! That’s awesome news! You guys gonna use old demo’s you made for MTM to for the new album..
    Or is it just like: ‘Start over/again’ ?

  46. Mikeshi_Linkfort on November 12, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Mike! All world has fallen asleep, expecting your album! Fans from Russia very much very much very much wait for its production! Success to you guys! We shall wait for a masterpiece!
    Remember – you the BEST!!

  47. Fabienne on November 12, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Whoa! GREAT!!!! I can’t wait for it!!!!!!!! Now i wait for 2 CD’s! The DVD/CD Road to Revolution and the new album!!! LP you are the best!

  48. zahra on November 12, 2008 at 5:40 am

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i CANT WAIT!!!AAAAAAAAAAAAH LINKINPARK ROCKS THE WORLD!!!! rock on guys …rock on!!!

  49. Shadow on November 12, 2008 at 2:50 am

    New music? Yay, thumbs up! 🙂 That gives me the opportunity to bring up a question I have in mind for quite a while…Could you maybe explain a bit how the process of making a new album works in case of LP? Are your demos like whole songs or just ideas for songs, with open space for the others to add their ideas? I guess there’ll be some “discussion sessions” in the studio before new material is done…and everybody feels confident with the new songs 😉

  50. fichan_cruel on November 12, 2008 at 1:37 am

    im so suprised,,,u already have 35 new demos,,ckckckk
    cant wait to hear it…XD
    is it easy to make a new song??
    coz,,in such time,,u already got 35 new songs
    btw,,what will u do with the song that didnt came out in minutes to midnight??

  51. sam4907 on November 11, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Wondering about the process. When you worked on all those demos did you already know you’d be working on a “concept” album or did that come up later? Looking forward to the new album 🙂

  52. ShadowerLiltani on November 11, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I was thrilled to see that you have already started this over the last year. I was just about to drill you about only spending a year on an album, then I reminded myself ya’ll ain’t idiots. It’s funny, but, with my books, I take the same approach. I can’t show it to anyone until I know it’s got my love. I guess, in a way, you and I aren’t that different, we are both writers, you write music and lyrics, and I write horror stories. Just for the record, I spent two years on my upcoming book before I decided it was worthy of being self-published.

  53. BoC on November 11, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Yay for new music! I’m glad we aren’t going to have to wait too long.

    Can you tell us what kind of sound we can expect from the next album? Will you be going in the same direction as MTM? Heavier or softer?

  54. Elliot_aka_MC_Eli on November 11, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    As i was reading over your blog post, I was quite excited to see the number of demos you already have done. But, i have a couple questions to throw at you.
    1. Are all band members sharing their own demos with the band, or has it only and will only be yours?
    2. Do you guys ever just “jam” together… I remember reading somewhere that Linkin Park doesn’t jam…. that you guys just make music in a specific structure only….. if this is true… i think that may hinder your sound a little bit… idk that is just me.
    3. Will you ever make more acoustic songs? I know TLTGYA has an acoustic guitar in it… and I think the combination of acoustic guitars, soft drums, and Chester’s voice…sweet

  55. Cyn_DarthYak on November 11, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    While this is exciting news I’m most interested in the art piece in the picture you posted. I don’t think I’ve seen it before. It’s very evocative. Could you give us some more information on it like the title and maybe a clearer pic?

    Glad to see that you’re busy with music (as well as everything else you’re up to). Can’t wait for a new LP album. 🙂

  56. LPFanatick on November 11, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Great news! Fingers crossed that all goes well. I’ll start getting all bonkers about it when a released date is set. All the pre-excitement just jinx’s it for me. Sorry I’m a bit superstitious 😦

    Love the home studio. Chester looks great, relaxed, happy and content .. like always. Guess the songs are really good 😉 Love the artwork on the wall. Hey Mike how about some cool wallpapers symbolizing linkin park and your artwork? Its really hard to get some good ones off the internet, with good resolution, quality, multi monitor ones etc.

    ROCK ON!

  57. NoMoreSorrowGirl on November 11, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    So sweet of you to keep us updated 🙂 Great to see Chester is doing well…I was expecting to see him with an abdominal binder hahaha!…joke:))…Wow your home studio is freakin’ awesome man…when we will going to see the other part of it?and the Art at the background is cool yeah!
    PS: Where are you? your always on the back of the camera when it clicks…Hope to see your new image…maybe have long blonde hair!?hmmm…perfect…haha! Take care :))Love ya:))
    PS: your pic says that its CB and MS in studio Nov. 2009? Mike 2009?your so excited even the date you forgot:))peace man:)

  58. Phoebolita on November 11, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Awesome news, although it seems albums for any artist are delayed for one reaon or another! Ha, but the fact you’re all up and running on the new material is great to hear. But anyway, I’ve been meaning to ask about this for a while, and the only way I can really make a half-assed attempt at a link to this blog is the art work on the studio wall. I love your artwork (not intentionally sucking up here) and your use of mixed media intrigues me. So I was wondering what programs you use for the digital art, and what kinds of brushes, paints, inks etc you use for the more traditionally created pieces? As an artsy type (but hopefully not the pompous kind!) I can’t help but be interested!

  59. dora on November 11, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    that’s GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!you guys ROCK……

  60. Diana_LP_adicted on November 11, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    GREAT NEWS ! i’m so GLAD ….if minutes to midnight was that great , i can’t even imagine how the new album will be =D
    keep doing an amazing job, just like you did before…. i’m so exited, hope LP come to Portugal in 2009.

    one of my biggest dreams is to see LP performing with metallica! hope next year my dream come true ^^


  61. lucky_cat on November 11, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    The Futura painting is awesome … good news, Mike !

  62. sasummsumm on November 11, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    wow this is good news oO…you are really fast this time or what?…what first catched my eye on the photo was the pic in the background^^… it’s kewl. then i thought…wow chester looks as if he was in good mood 😀 …that can’t be bad^^…
    i’m so excited

  63. Angelic01 on November 11, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    dear lord… I mean I was eager to hear from the new album for months… but right now I’m almost bouncing off the walls lemme tell ya ^^ I’m kinda sure my roommates will tie me down anytime now so I just have to write faster ^lol^
    I’m really curious of sound and style of the new record… but I’m almost sure I’ll love it because you guys never disappointed
    so I hope there will be no big problems with writers block or something like that ^smile^

    ps: I’m really happy that chester seems to be doing well! I thought a lot of him lately because of his back and the many things one could read and like… you know.

  64. Madlen on November 11, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Omg that just made my day:)I’m soo excited!:DBtw your studio looks really cool…:DI remember waiting for MTM to come out…damn i’m getting even more excited!:DWhat about the whole “it might be a concept album” thing?

  65. nikkiann0100 on November 11, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I am so excited. Also Chester looks like he is doing well. Cant wait for the new album. So many people are debating, trying to fiqure out what style it is going to take. I know it will be great and look forward to it. I will look for that article too. Thats awesome.

  66. asaulp on November 11, 2008 at 11:25 am

    AHHH, this is such exciting news! Chester looks so happy and radiant – I’m glad to see that he’s up and running! Anticipation for the new Linkin Park album to come out in 2009 is taking over my life; it’s unsettling to hear that your next art show had to be postponed – I was really looking forward to it ): Hope that you guys bring back some of the old LP genius that took the world by storm. Anyhow, any updates with LP, Chester, and/or your art show is satisfactory (: Have a nice day, Mike!

    I have no idea what to believe..
    Please confirm this.

  67. devawolf on November 11, 2008 at 10:51 am

    hey Mike!!! you have a really cool studio!!!
    It’s good to know that soon there’ll be some new linkin park songs with a new album!It was my 17th b-day on sat and my dad filled me up with presents,one of them was a gig bag for my guitar so i can use it in college,.i can truly say that i’m really lucky to have a dad like him(not because of the presents, i’m talking generally)Mike what’s your star sign again? is it aquarius? your b-day is in january, right? or is it feb? anyways, oh, guess what? last monday i graded to blue belt in karate,it’s a good feeling, trust me… anyways talk to you later!!P.S.did you make that painting in the background of the picture?i like it…bye

  68. Henna on November 11, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Hey Mike. First of all, thanks for the 700 characters and being able to just scroll up to read the blog while we write a comment. WOW THAT IS GREAT NEWS! I hope it’s not late 09 hehe, it’s just that I’ve told all my friends that that’s the next album i’m going to buy. Glad to see that Chester is doing well and that you guys are really getting it all together to make ur new album not only work, but totally rock :). .Awh wow you write the music too huh. .well 36 is plenty to pickand choose from :). O and the art in the background is cool :). Take care.

    Henna (England) xxx

  69. karolp on November 11, 2008 at 10:26 am

    it’s a greatest new !!! I liked your studio, very fashion 😉 good job for you guys !!
    kisses from Brazil for you mike and everybody there !!

    Carol ;*

  70. antje on November 11, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Hiii Mike, this sounds absolut amazing!!! Can’t wait for the new record! Im sure it will be awesome!!!! New Album in 2009!!!! This news made my day!!!! Thanks and take care…. Love you guys!

  71. thenewLinkinPete on November 11, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Great, you guys really write alot!

    So is the concept album idea still on?? Can you tell anything about the working patterns this time around or do you have a specific studio or place where you´re going to stay and make the album?

  72. Linkin_Giady on November 11, 2008 at 10:16 am

    OH MY GOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!! This is a fantastic information!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy and I’m looking forward to listen the new cd!!!! Please tell us Mike: are you going to return to the old heavy sound like HT or Meteora, or “soft” like MTM?
    Anyway, I’m sure the upcoming cd will be great like the others!!!!
    Bye Mike!!! 🙂

  73. MiileLP on November 11, 2008 at 10:13 am

    OMG, I can’t believe! Mike, you made my day too much happy right now. Will have more songs like In Between? I hope so, cuz it’s so perfect. And Chester looks better. AH, just one more question, do you will come to brazil after this album? Well, I will wait impatiently. Have a nice work, I LOVE YOU GUYS .. very much!

  74. Shinodabestfriend on November 11, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Chester looks so pretty now… he’s wonderful… love the news and your studio.. love you guys…. thanks for existing… you’re the most important thing in my life… you have my heart… thanks for existing… can’t wait for the lovely new album…I love u… kisses.. have a nice… work.. and think on your fans… for us you’ll stay ever and ever the best…

  75. numbrocker02 on November 11, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Mike you made my day!!! This is FANTASTIC news!! I LOVE the art in the background! Did you do it? Chester seems to enjoy what he’s listening too. 😉 Is Chaz all better? I’m so excitied for this new album!! A Linkin Park concept album = EPICNESS!!!

  76. Secrets on November 11, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Wish you guys all the best ^.^, feels like been waiting for ever for your new album yet, its as if MTM was released yesterday, still cant get enough of LP music, you guys are just amazing.
    Can’t wait for your new album, so you know yet if its going to be a different style, or are you going for a similar style as MTM or Hybrid Theory and Meteora?? mmm… I don’t think you’ll answer that ^.^, would you? Hugz good luck.

  77. skindesbous on November 11, 2008 at 9:31 am

    WOOOOOW! I hope you guys do a really big album and enjoy recording it, I’m looking forward to listening to it =) Please, don’t tell us what way the songs are gonna be so we won’t know anything about it ’till we have it in our hands (that will be more exciting =D). Chester looks ok, is he totally recovered?

  78. miKer0cks on November 11, 2008 at 9:11 am

    OMLP!!! yeah!!! You made my day Mike 😀 I cant wait for the new album…I bet it’s gonna be as awesome as every LP album 🙂 I want to believe that there’s gonna be more rapping in it from you and songs like ”no roads left” 🙂 Anyway good luck with the new record 🙂 Btw…I love that poster/painting you have on your wall, it’s really great 🙂 Did you make it?

    PS. I think you will find this video very interesting…One of my friends is making a DVD with LP videos mixed up with music videos and concert videos… It’s really amazing you should check them out… Here is on eof these videos… I hope you like it 😉

  79. Charlotte_Jay on November 11, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Firstly thank you for 700 characters 🙂

    That’s great! I’m so excited and happy to hear this! can’t wait for the new album!

    Good Luck Guys!!

  80. ruru87 on November 11, 2008 at 9:01 am

    that’s very good news, mike. glad to hear the new album is on the way. can’t wait to listen to your new songs.

  81. nemi on November 11, 2008 at 8:52 am

    oh, that’s awesome!! ^^, i really can’t wait for it to come!!!!! =D
    good luck with the new record!!
    btw, i love your studio 🙂

  82. rockermeg on November 11, 2008 at 8:30 am

    YAAAYY!!!!!!!! I can’t wait! This is so awesome! [running around the house screaming]
    Don’t worry I have the house to myself for once and so I do not hide my excitement!
    Well…I don’t think I would have been able to hold it in even if they were here!
    Never ever stop making music and never ever doubt what you write Mike!!
    I reaally can’t wait!
    Good luck!!
    Oh, and happy Remembrance Day!

  83. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on November 11, 2008 at 8:28 am

    hey hey Mike!!!!!!!! thats cool im so exicited 4 the new album!! yayyyy!! =^.^= great work 🙂 oh finally 700 characters i can write wat i want xD i luv ya :):) byeee x Gabry

  84. PekiLinkinFan on November 11, 2008 at 7:42 am

    I’m very exciting about new album.. but the album going to be a continuation of MTM?? I really miss the old LP.. but I love u now.. but I miss old LP.. your work is great .. I love u.. LP 4ever!!!!!! <3333

  85. nataku on November 11, 2008 at 7:40 am

    good to hear those news, mike 🙂 !

  86. Xenith on November 11, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Great news Mike, we are all very excited. Any ideas on whether or not you will guest produce this one?

    I think I speak for the majority of Zero/HT/LP fans when I say that I think we would all love you guys to go about this one solo, just like Meteora. That was pure LP from the heart… Not to go into too much detail but ‘Breaking The Habit to name but one track from that album is simply a breathtaking piece of work and we want to see that spark left inside.

    So please, take Rick Rubin’s process (a genius in his own right) but please don’t lose that extra bit of LP genius we all love in this next Album.

    Can not wait! 🙂

  87. Metal_Value on November 11, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Tbh, even though MTM is an incredible album, if this new album is anything like Meteora or HT I would **** myself in joy XD I mean no offense to any of you or anything MTM is brilliant, and I respect the risk to make the change from your old stuff to the new and the hard work you put in. But personally I think HT and Meteora were just something else. Thing that bugs me is when people though say that your new stuff is crap just because you changed your sound a bit, it makes me think “Well wtf were you listening to? MTM has top-notch songs on it” you know.. If LP came onto the scene with MTM, it would get more love than it has been atm just cause you’d be new.. ^^; Good luck on the record!

  88. sweet_girl on November 11, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Hi, the lyrics are about what?
    And what about chester lyrics???

  89. Jynxx on November 11, 2008 at 7:22 am

    😀 im SO excited about this. I really cannot wait to hear this.
    Love the picture of Chester, he looks like hes enjoying what he’s hearing 🙂
    Also loving your studio, its amazing 😀
    Come back to the UK soon, will be awesome to see you guys again 🙂
    Is the new album going to be a continuation of the MTM sound, or something new again? x

  90. Joanie_LP on November 11, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Lots of progress I’ve seen in LP for the past 2 year. Huh, frankly, LP is ONE of the most progressive bands on the planet! Big expectations I have for the new album, hope it will cover them 🙂

  91. LinkinNessa on November 11, 2008 at 7:14 am

    yeah lookin forward to that ;D hey, that painting in the background is awesome, i love it 😀 when did you paint it ? by the way: cool studio!!

  92. Jordana on November 11, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Great news! I cant wait for this album! Love you guys! Best wishes!

  93. Monciukaz on November 11, 2008 at 6:49 am

    YEAH!!!!! Its great!!! I’m so happy!!

    Good luck!!

  94. Aditya_the_warrior_within on November 11, 2008 at 6:44 am

    AWESOME !! can;t wait for it 🙂
    whole earth should know greatness of LP
    hope it even crosses HT 🙂

  95. zimminator on November 11, 2008 at 6:35 am

    i love you guys! an album out nextyear? thats crazy! you are amazing! i heart linkin park…..and im really glad that you dont want anyone to hear the music until you know its ready to be heard. i feel the same way with the things i do too. i hope chester thought up some music too tho! i cant wait!

  96. Umi on November 11, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Awesome! Not just because I’m already curious, how different the new album will sound compared with the other ones (especially MTM), but because that means, you’ll probably be on tour again by 2010 😀 Hope everything goes well and… don’t know, your computer(s) don’t crash/explode simultaneously or something like that -what? always expect the unexpected!-
    Umi 🙂

  97. Linkin_Paranoik on November 11, 2008 at 6:27 am

    hey mike. nice pic. i’m glad you’re working for new LP music. must be awesome. i hope it will be a rock album. i love when it sound aggressive. but i already know there will be a mix of a lot sounds and it will be different from other LP albums. (i miss the old sound honestly.) but it’s ok i’m sure this album will be great cause you are great guys. so i hope to listen to it soon. i can’t wait. you guys are amazing. italy loves you. we can’t forget the concert you made here. it was FANTASTIC. thank you for coming and please come back soon.


  98. colinreid on November 11, 2008 at 6:21 am

    Hi Mike : ). Glad to hear that things are going great so far in the making of the new record : )! I’m sure you guys will be able to pull it off by hopefully releasing it either before or during summer! It will be a big challenge for you guys huh : )? I hope this time that the tracks you have made will sound like that rapping might be needed for them : ). Good luck.

  99. MandoLPU on November 11, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Hey Mike,
    I think its great that you make a new album. But I hope it will not be Pop-Style like MTM. Meteora or HT would be cool but not MTM. More Hip-Hop less quiet ( means more Rocking-Out). Thats what I missed on MTM. I hope youll poste someth. through LPU.
    Looking forward to see you on some Europian shows and hopefully at a M&G

    LPU 4 Ever

  100. rde on November 11, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Yay I’m waiting!! 🙂 And Mike check these out and give your opinion that’d be a dream come true for me!:

  101. PankakeMunky on November 11, 2008 at 6:00 am

    that’s awesome. hope everything goes to plan. i think you just caused a storm of “OMG! LINKIN PARK’S MAKING A NEW ALBUM!” with everyone else. haha.

    in teasing love, i noticed that you repeated “my studio” twice in the same sentence, “Jokes aside, the pic below is from my studio; Chester and I were listening to all the demos I’ve been writing in the past 6-12 months in busses, studios overseas, and my studio.” you must really love your studio enough to mention it twice. lol

  102. Avi on November 11, 2008 at 5:47 am

    hellyeah, I can’t wait for the new album! & one thing you should check out – ( windonezyjskimidolu/)… kicks ass… xD

  103. shcayledka on November 11, 2008 at 5:42 am

    I can’t wait for new album but I know album will be great!

  104. Aqua101 on November 11, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Mike, do you hv any idea “how exciting” all yr fans (including myself) on the LP coming new album? YAAYYY! I can’t wait to hear another good stuffs from LP. Pls make its sound something like yr reanimation album, something unique I mean. And thanks for letting us know that you do always “gives a proper amount of love” to yr music as well as yr arts I believe. I think u r a kind of person who is so dedicate when u do yr stuffs. And Mike…I love that painting on yr wall…its awesome! Wish I could steal it…he-he-he (kidding). Peace & take care 🙂

  105. eleni1997 on November 11, 2008 at 5:14 am

    ooo!…i can’t wai for the new album Mike!…

  106. LoveYou on November 11, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Hey Mike !! Hope you’re fine 😉
    First thanks for all you give to us
    Waiting dvd and new album it’s soooooooo nice:)

    I’m french, and i was in milton keynes. I went there just for the show….
    Maybe you can take a look here : :p
    The best experience of my life, and you were fucking awesome… Always

    Love you guys

  107. drpd1 on November 11, 2008 at 5:11 am

    great news.. can’t wait for the new album… Chester looks good………….:)

  108. AsN on November 11, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Awesome news…. Can’t wait for your new album… Till then …. BB!!!

  109. Deftones06 on November 11, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Great news!
    But I’d like to say something…I know you’re in the early stage of the process, but it would be powerfull if you put more than 12 songs on the new album. I mean every records of you guys have got approximately 12 songs, but it’s boring to wait during 2 or 3 years to listen to 40 minutes of music. For M2M, you had written 150 demos and so you had the possibility to put more songs on the album…but no, only 12 songs…
    It’s not a criticism, I love your work Mike but I’d like to know what’s the reason to make short albums when you can make them longer. So why?
    Anyway, good news and nice pic 🙂

  110. missdunno on November 11, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Glad to hear things are going well. I’m very excited, I want to hear this new stuff you’ve been working on! Hopefully I will within a year, I’m gonna wait, anyway I can’t do anythig else… Btw Mike, your studio looks so cool, it’s amazing!

  111. Meteora20 on November 11, 2008 at 4:52 am

    wow, awesome news. I can’t waiting for the new Linkin Park album. that all sounds good. and i see chester getting better.
    thanks for the info mike.
    take care everyone.

  112. xico_nunes on November 11, 2008 at 4:34 am

    It’s very exiting news for me and all other fans in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Do you had chose the producer for this next album?

  113. Kalini on November 11, 2008 at 4:32 am

    I’m very glad to see the work environment of an artist, who “gives a proper amount of love” to his artwork and music – instruments, a painting on the wall, a creative atmosphere. Just perfect! Krassie K.

  114. ThaPoet on November 11, 2008 at 4:29 am

    Very exciting news! Thanks for the update Mike.
    With that new thing that Joe has, it would be nice to have a few tracks just by Joe, just like from the old albums, (Session, Cure for the Itch), and also songs like ‘Nobody’s Listening’. Just a few ideas, I know for a fact what ever is released, its gona be freaking awesome!!! Good luck in the making! Thank you for great music!

  115. Jelly on November 11, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Damn cool! But it’s hard for me to get a real album! Almost CDs in my country are fakes. It’s not worth buying them at all. I had to download LP songs (gotta mention that they are totally free in my country) For me and maybe a lot of people, it’s the normal way to enjoy music. You know what? Whenever I listen to LP songs, I feel that every tune is the combined efforts of you guys (although I can’t get all meanings of your songs) I really respect all things that you guys have done! I found it worthwhile to buy real CDs (or listen to the songs in the right order:D) I asked my uncle, who has lived in the US, to buy LP albums for me. And yah I got them ;)… Aww I gotta ask his favor again! =D

  116. Jen1983 on November 11, 2008 at 3:45 am

    Hello Mike. Long time reader, first time comment poster here (thought I’d finally gather the courage haha)! It’s great to hear some news about the new album straight from the horses’ mouth as it were 🙂 Is it right that the next album will be a concept album? If so then I’m really looking forward to it, although I’d be pretty damn excited whatever it was! Really looking forward to the Milton Keynes DVD being released in just under 2 weeks, what an awesome show it was, can’t wait to see it all again! I’m also gonna repeat a question a lot of other people seem to have asked-IS that your artwork in the background of the photo?

  117. christella on November 11, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Thanx for letting us know what you are working on, wish you good luck with this process! It is good that you already have demos and now you’ll naturally move on next, even more exciting level of album making process.
    One note, the description of this photo made inside studio says in Photos that it was taken in nov 2009…

  118. GraiggyLand on November 11, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Hey Mike, Nice shoot from your “home”-studio … can you tell us more about your gear (brand, computers – even if i recognize a MAC Keyboard – guitar, drums, …) and where you bought it… Do u go yourself on a shop (like Guitar Center) or do you call some pro … and whose that iPhone on the table … Chester ?? (i’m an iPhone addict – you signed mine in France in January..)

    Take Care and let us know about the recording process …

  119. liope on November 11, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Oh!! so good news, you make my day!! Hey, in this interview: Chester speaks about the new album and he says that it’ll be a concept record (which sound really cool to me!!) so i’m asking again..are you and Joe will do some artwork for this album or you will leave it to someone else like you did on MTM??

  120. crystalrussianla on November 11, 2008 at 1:14 am

    hey mike happy to here the new album is comeing along

    and happy to see chester is o.k

    love ya GB

  121. Hawaii_LP_fan on November 11, 2008 at 12:33 am

    That’s GREAT news Mr. Mike about the new LP album in 2009. Can you hear your fans cheering globally? Sendin my YAY from the big “H”. But holy canoli (sorry Food Network freudian slip) 35 demos? Wow! Mr. Chester looks like he’s in a chilllin’ mood. Good to see that he’s (almost?) back to normal! Sounds like you were busy as a bee from what you’ve shared. I’m sure it’s normal for you! :0) Keeping your fans in the loop, writing songs, mag interview, home stuff, painting/sketching, & probably a lot of other stuff on your busy agenda. I admire the dedication, focus, & passion you possess. You even put a bit of love in what you create before anybody can sample it. Mr. Chester’s smile says it all!

  122. Dori on November 10, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Very insightful, indeed (your post)… So, you have’nt written with Chester yet? I just thought you two normally write together, or does that come later on in the process, after the music is put together? Being a MAJOR fan of the drums, I noticed a set in the pic… Do you play, or are those for Rob to jam with when he comes to visit?

  123. BrandiCottrell33 on November 10, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Hey Mike! Luv the news on the new album, cant wait! Im not sure how this works, but how long after creating a new album does the group go on tour to promote the new album? Every tour, Im there! Every song, every album, sum how hits home. Good days & bad days & all in between Linkin Park Is what I scream lol! Im still looking for the new live cd/dvd to add to all my other LP cd’s! Much love to you, Chester, Mr. Hahn, Brad, Phoenix & Rob!
    Brandi n Kentucky

  124. Astat on November 10, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I think I speak for every gear head LP fan (and there are a lot of us!) when I say you should totally take some pics of all the equipment in your studio.

  125. Noda89 on November 10, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Yay! Chestah! Lol, back on topic…(my cousin says he’s loves your studio btw)
    I bet creating songs is like giving birth to a baby huh? (weird way of putting it) so if the others say they don’t like it , that’s like you going up to Chaz and being like, “I don’t like your kids…” though i doubt you’d do that. 0_o’

  126. ZU13KA on November 10, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    3 things: 1. YAAAY!! cant wait for the new album. been in anxious anticipation for the next 1 ever since m2m so this is great news. but all said and done even if it takes 3 yrs 4 d new 1 2 come out we the fans would stil be majorly excited… 2. awsome studio n love the artwork on the wall, if its not yours u should do a post on the artist… 3. wonderful 2 c chester alive, lookin well 😀 Give him our best wishes… dats all good luck with the process, we will be holding thumbs for next year…

  127. MS_Ineedyou on November 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    WOO ! Thats really exciting news !!! ;D Mike !!!!! Thanks for changing it back to 700 characters btw 🙂 I still feel it might a bit much though …. because i would love for you to read my message but 140 was RIDICULOUS !!! Did you paint that painting behind Chester ? How are you doin’ btw ? And, Mike, i have been hearing A LOT of different stories…. but i’m going to ask you knowing your part of Linkin Park 🙂 Is it 20$ a year for the LPU or 20$ a month ? Because i REALLY want to join.. but… idk what the REAL price is 😦 !!

    —Brooke .

  128. Squishy_Ho on November 10, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    album in 2009? cool stuff

    but HELL i love the piece of artwork you put on your wall. fucking amazing. wish i had enough space on my wall to put it up… and enough money to buy, but details, details…

  129. ms_shock on November 10, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    YEAH!!!!!! You made my day! So happy to hear this! btw cool pic on the wall xD Chester is so happy here – i’m sure your demos are amazing! And wanted to say – plz take more pix from studio! Or video 😉 10x for all!

  130. Rez on November 10, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Hey Mike. This is exciting news. I’m looking forward to this new concept album. I remember reading somewhere that the sound of the songs so far in their current form are experimental and too out there for you guys. I seriously hope that you guys decide to keep that rawness and not “refine” the sound of the album too much. Also, is this going to be like NIN’s Year Zero type concept or something totally different? I’m sure you won’t answer that now, but maybe you can clue us in from time to time. Lastly but not the least, are you a fan of Mark Rothko? He’s my favorite abstract painter and would like to know what you as an artist think of him and his work. Thanks!

  131. VW_LP_GOLF on November 10, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    I can’t wait for the new LP album!!!
    btw mike, sick show in Montreal man!! i could of never afford a lp ticket whenever u guys came, but i finally went and it was the sickest show!! And i kno this is completely off topic, but ive been posting this everywhere to get ppl to vote! LP is up for the 2008 fuse video of the year! and they made it to 2nd round so keep voting ppl!!
    Its very easy! no signing up, just vote!! LP #1!!

  132. ritzifying on November 10, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    What’s Chester doing there? Enjoying a Coke, some leftover Halloween candy and YouTube? It seems like the upcoming album is greatly anticipated by all your fans. I, myself, can’t wait to download it from LimeWire someday. hahaha Just joking.

  133. Jaclyn on November 10, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Zomfg! It’s too damn cool! Happy to read such kinda stuff on your blog! Thanx god Chester’s alive and kicking and you all together hit the studio ❤ Nice to see a piece of your home. Keep on rocking…and rapping bb!

  134. ArielCahen on November 10, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Take your time, Mike and LP. I can only speak for myself, but I think everyone understands that art and creativity are things that cannot be scheduled. We’ve seen what you guys can do, and I’m sure that everyone that truly loves your music will wait for as long as it takes.
    I wish you guys the best of luck in this new step! We can’t wait to see tomorrow, with you!

  135. KATHYxx on November 10, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Much love for the news 😀
    Also, the second paragraph read my mind.

    That is a kickass studio. Is that your art or did you buy it from another? (it doesn’t look like your style)

  136. Stepha on November 10, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Mike, I can’t even begin to explain to you just how eager I am for another album. You are one talented musician and I am impatiently waiting to see what you and the guys dish out next. I don’t assume to know how difficult the process of putting it all together is, but I’ll be praying for “absolutely” (as in definitely, certainly, totally, completely undeniable, utterly no question about it, entirely positively and beyond doubt) will release in 2009!

  137. Wello on November 10, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Lol. Seems Chester still can grow some hair. It’s funny, he seems very content in that picture. :3 Either your demos are very soothing or awesome enough to bring a smile on. (My face is usually scrunched up in confusion when i’m listening to something new XD)

    Can’t wait for the new album! It’s gonna be awesome no doubt! ;D

  138. Treviun on November 10, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Even if you took another 2 years to make an album, I would still wait for it. I’m sure I’m not the only person who thinks this. As long as you’re all happy with it, and it expresses your thoughts, then it will be an amazing album. Course, I’m sure you knew that. 😛

    On another note, that is an awesome setup you have there! I’m still a newbie when it comes to recording, so all I have is my computer, my guitar, and my software…and inspiration! Also, is that a painting or a painted sound absorber in the background? Looks interesting!

    Finally, keep up with the music industry posts – always enjoy reading those and taking away a message!

  139. ThePrincess on November 10, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    WOOW.. good news..thanks a lot for the update, Prince SHinoda! Can’t wait for the album! and thanks too for back to 700 character…u’re the best hottie….HOLD ON..heii..Is that FUTURA’S “STRATEGIC SYNCHRONICITY “ PHOTO BY STASH on your studio wall ? i have one in my bedrooms too..

    see its similars…and i posted about his amazing artwork on my blog too !!

    PS :THAT IS MR BENNINGTON!! BUT WHERE ARE YOU?…I MISS YOU SO MUCH..please mike put some pic of you!!

  140. MissNatalie1984 on November 10, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    it’s good to see Chester looking so happy (and not injured :P) in that pic.

    and of course, it’s awesome to hear about the new album.

    thanks for the update Mike!

  141. JRock4589 on November 10, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    I’m so excited about the new album – each album shows how you guys have developed over the years and 2009 can’t come soon enough…because that means a new tour, and that means I will see you guys AGAIN!
    Your dedication means a lot to your fans…keep going and let that creativity flow…LP ’09! Love ya Mike!!!

  142. NataliaForgotten on November 10, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Cool, this thing of a conceptual album make me feel so excited, I really wasn’t expecting it! And looks like Chester is better. o/ (Awww, your studio is so cool… I’m a poor drummer who only have 5 drumsticks.)

  143. ffmuteki9 on November 10, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I’m happy that Chester can act freely(?) now,unfortunately that he broke his back just weeks ago so that you guys couldnt come to Taiwan. It’s getting colder here. And RTR DVD will be released in Taiwan on Dec. 2 by Taiwan Warner, though it’s much better for me to release Taiwan’s gig in 2007. haha.

    wish Chester dont get injured next year! he gets hurt every year, it’s really horrible..

  144. mike_n_LP_4ever on November 10, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    I bet Mike got that piece of artwork in the back of the studio, from Futura’s art show!!!! c[= LoL Totally off topic! But anyways, Chester’s looking great! I’m happy he’s ok. =D And Mike, what’s the genre of most of the demos? I would really like to know (and many other people would too). But, I’m not one of those people who dis’ shit that’s different, such as M2M, because M2M is actually MY second favorite CD from you guys aka LP. c[= WoW! Again, I got off topic (sorta Ha). Peace.

    -Catiana C.

  145. Hybr1d_7h3ory on November 10, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Suhweet!!! I am sooo excited for you guys, and a new album. I really like that painting in the background. That is quite the little lair you have got going on right there, and Chester looks so happy. Glad to see he doing better. 35 demos, that is a good start. Im gonna go make the jump for that article, but I can already guess that it will be pretty amazing. Keep up the good work, and keep us posted.

    Hybr1d_7h3ory signing off…Ps I am stoked for the LPU8 cd, and this uniqueness that you speak off

  146. Terra on November 10, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks Mike for keeping us updated on the procedure. We’re just dying out here to hear the new album already. So, do you think you might have a song out by early next year? Oo
    And I really hope you guys tour next yr. to promote the new album whn it comes out! I saw you guys this summer in Dallas, and it was AMAZING!

    anywho, keep us updated on your the concept album and much love to the band.

  147. withyou on November 10, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    that’s really great news, I can’t wait to hear new LP!!!

  148. Giffy on November 10, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    GOOD NEWS xD thanks a lot Mike!
    1. Chester looks very happy in the pic, he really makes me smile though
    2. u keep ur music in a format that no one can’t d/l onto the ipod?? LOL good job! u r a smart ass! xD
    3. u don’t playing stuff to anyone who u don’t feel like u’ve given a ‘proper amount of love’ ?? would u mind if u ask u why ‘s that??
    btw, can’t wait for the new album, u guys always put a surprising on ur records.. ^^

  149. Girl_X on November 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    This time you can write about Anna and Chester can write about his Playmate!

    This will become funny, boring!

    I look forward to it! (last sentence is a joke!)

  150. Mycophycophyta on November 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    I know you are very early in the album writing process, but I have one question. I was hoping you wouldn’t have a song Like No Roads Left that basically the only way to get it was to preorder the album on iTunes, I am fine with rare songs but really don’t like that it was available and now it is impossible to get. If you have a reason for doing this could you please explain?

  151. soyuneik on November 10, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Hey we’re gear buddies XD! I can’t tell if that’s the s900 or the s950. But the Juno 106 is one of my favorite pieces. Yea, I feel ya on the writer’s block and love/perfectionism. I have a ton beats no one will ever hear. Right now, I’m trying to replicate this particular sound I hear in my head. If I can grasp, mold and shape it right, it might turn out to be a completely different style of beat. Which in theory sounds cool, but, I’m gonna need to find someone with an exceptionally versatile cadence to pull it off. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing your new stuff. Chester’s expression screams: Trying to act normal while holding back laughter.

  152. JayRod13 on November 10, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    WOW. Thank God!!! Mike, i look very forward to the new concept album. you guys are the best and will forever remain my favorite band.

  153. dereklp on November 10, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Please tell me that this album will feature, in some way, shape or form, some original artwork by you guys. I miss that aspect.

  154. Illara on November 10, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Cool news! awesome! thanks for the update, Mike! Can’t wait for the album! and Chester definitely looking good! ^^


  155. Fishgoingwest on November 10, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    It’s really a surprise that another album is on the way!!!Can’t wait for that!
    Keeping all the songs secretly is not easy, you’ve done pretty well and hopefully,no one will be able to steal any songs.
    The live of Milton Keynes will be available just this month, Chester’s album is going to finish and you guys are working on a new album for the band.Notthing can be better than this.
    By the way,I like the paint on the back and Chester seems enjoying the music.

  156. lp_fm_fan on November 10, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    First: THANK YOU SO MUCH for putting the blog post on the top above the comments box!!!

    Second: YAY, I can’t wait for some new music!!! I am definitely excited.

    Third: My local radio station talked about “Barack Your World” they played the video and they commented it, one of the radio announcers liked it! And they laughed at the randomness! They said that YOU were neither denying nor accepting to the fact that you were part of it. Haha, made me laugh. But totally made my day today.

  157. Stevie on November 10, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Looks like Chester is doing much better.
    What do the demos you wrote sound like? Is it more HT/meteora style, more MTM, or something whole different?
    I can’t wait till the new CD comes out 😀
    good luck with the writing process!!

  158. Carla on November 10, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Oh gosh! This makes me feel 100x better considering I’m sick in bed right now! Like damn, I’m so excited for the new album. Great to see Chester alright now, looks like he’s feeling fine. Keep us updated and keep up the hard work!

    Also, whatever that artwork piece is in the background, it was actually the first thing that caught my eye. (Artist?)

  159. isadora on November 10, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    heey that is so amazing 🙂 i love it !
    i agreed with “danielpsoado9 ” !
    Come to south america, we are wainting for you guys
    take care Mike

  160. amp101 on November 10, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Best wishes for the new album! Hopefully, as you mentioned, all will go well “creativity” wise. Since you’re not prolonging the time between releases, the band must be enthused about making new music. This is great for us fans to hear! The continually updates on progress are also great to hear, and I think I can speak for many fans when I say I truly appreciate it. 🙂

  161. burningdaylight on November 10, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    that’s awesome!!! i’m crossing my fingers things work out well for you guys in the studio (which i’m sure they will, but…knocks on wood just to be safe)

    ps: yay!!! chester’s better!!!!

    pps: yay!! you’re doing great too!!! had to give you some love too lol

  162. danielpsoad09 on November 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Cool news ! Well, I’m really excited about your new album. I hope you release it next year.

    Mike, when you were in the studio recording MTM in 2006, you took a little break did a mini-tour in Japan , playing a few shows there.

    I’m wondering if is there any chance to do the same next year, but coming to South America ?

    You did a WORLD tour to promote MTM .. but … you played concerts everywhere but not in South America …

    I hope you can answer.

    Keep doin’ that album !

  163. cuz on November 10, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Amazing! Thanks for keeping us updated! Chester is looking happy, I guess he’s all fine now, isn’t he? Have a great time working on great new music! BTW, cool Futura stuff on the wall. Love you all 🙂

  164. Mafiosa on November 10, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Mike, you’re the best!
    I’m so excited for the new album!
    I hope this album is as good as all the others!
    You and all members of Linkin Park are really competent!
    I’m very excited because the album out in 2009!
    You are incredible!

    Chester Bennington is incredible!
    I love you Michael!

  165. Dillon on November 10, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    That’s great to hear you’re working on a new album already!
    That looks like a pretty sweet studio setup.
    What kind of keyboards do you use? I’m looking to buy one.

  166. Zara on November 10, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Im glad they didnt hate (most) of your work, keep up the good work. I think we know by now not to expect an album by a proposed time until you give us an exact release date. Thats a nice piece of art in your studio back there. Will look out for the magazine.

  167. LPfan4life721 on November 10, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I am so excited for the new album. Keep up the good, hard work! I know this album will be amazing. Thanks for continuing to write music and being so caring about the fans. I cannot wait for more news on the writing process!! Thanks again! You guys are awesome!

  168. faiintx on November 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    YAY =] i cant wait til the new album, mike!! thank you SO much for updating us constantly. no one else cares this much about their fans, except for linkin park. you truly are the best =] and i love the picture too. chester looks so relaxed– glad to see his back is okay. anyway, i CANT WAIT!!!
    and, btw mike, ur my IDOL!
    – Pallavi

  169. beamer87 on November 10, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I cannot wait

  170. MarishkaLP on November 10, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    that’s GREAT!keep working,i know you’ve got lots of ideas!PS:Chester looks nise as always:)

  171. ErbseLP on November 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Yeah, can’t wait!! =)
    When you’ll come to germany, please come to hamburg or the first time to bremen… .__.

    Btw. the first of what I’ve seen on the photo was the painting and i have thought “wow, how cool ._.”. ^^°

    Do you have painted this painting?

    (I must learn english… -.-)

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  174. LPFreak1286 on November 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Awesome! I can’t wait Mike. I know you guys are doing a conceptual album but do you think its going to have more of the original Linkin Park sound, or more what you guys did with Minutes to Midnight. And by that I mean is it going to lean more towards the mainstream pop. Thanks Glad you guys are working hard 🙂 Cant wait!

  175. ninguem on November 10, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    omg!!! im so happy to know about the next album, thank you mike to makes me smile again!
    i was so sad because a frustaded job on saturday =/

  176. tyrhiujn on November 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    i feel deep love after what i have just read. dunno why, though. i don’t care about the next lp record that much.
    it’ so nice your house actually does have walls and doors and all this stuff – just like mine! i’m beginning to think you also have a washing machine. now, that would be amazing.

  177. Sammy on November 10, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Absolutely! sounds great !!

  178. keineAhnung on November 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    YEEEEEEEES!!! can’t wait to hear the new stuff!! 😀 …by “absolutely” you mean summer 09 or will it be more like “late 09”?…would be awesome to see you at some summer festivals like rock am ring again!!

    edit: WTF is wrong with the comments? it says “error: limit reached” but I’ve only posted once?

  179. Bajannez on November 10, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Is Chester getting better? Looks like he’s in a good mood.

    When I approach the guys in my band with new meterial, I usually get really pissed if they don’t like it. It’s not that I’m ignorant or anything, but letting go of something I’m really excited about is just… terrible. Looking back at some of those songs, they were bad, I just couldn’t see it. What do you do to avoid those angry feelings and really listen to what your bandmates are saying? Cause in my band, they’re always right, when it comes to it.

  180. durg on November 10, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    squeeeeee 😀
    i might go & dance just because of this. 😀

  181. pepper on November 10, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Mike, you have no idea how much we love you for keeping us so updated on all this! It makes me sooo excited!!!!!!!!!!
    I can not wait for the new album, it’s hard to believe I’ll be in college when it comes out! Weird.. At least we’ll have road to revolution to keep us busy while we wait =)

    Thanks for being such an incredibly hard worker and for being so loyal to your craft. You are truly an inspiration for all us fans and musicians alike, and certainly one of my personal role models. Keep up the AWESOME!

  182. Mickey on November 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Very cool. I can’t wait for everything…the DVD and the new album. And thanks for the nice picture, heh, too bad you’re not in it, as well, though 8P.
    I wonder what Chester’s looking at that’s making him look so….pleased, for lack of a better word.

  183. YuN_RoCks on November 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    so cool, thanks! I already said everything I had to on the MB, so I’ll just say that it is great how much effort and time you’re putting into this new album, it’ll be great! I agree with you on the “not-playing-the-new-stuff-for-others-if-you’re-not-sure-of-it”, I find it a wise and right thing to do. after all, you gotta do your best, right? though I’m sure you guys could make a shitty song look really fabulous. anyway, keep updating us, we’re dying here!! ❤

  184. tacos_on_tuesday on November 10, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Hypothetically -Let’s say your band mates weren’t feeling your songs..would your instant reaction be to crawl under a rock in the fetal position for days or would it invigorate you to push harder? Do you watch them as they listen or do you leave the room? That’s probably what I respect most of all artist, you can spend so much labor of love and then BAM!! you’re just out there and there is really no going back.

  185. ixabel_LP on November 10, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    GOOD LUCK 4 U guys !!! U make my day =D

    Kisses 4 U ^^

  186. HJP007 on November 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Thats great news man! Good Luck!

  187. Raspberry on November 10, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Wow thank you for sharing this with us, keep working hard and i’m sure we will love your new material. Here’s praying you have no problems and everything goes smoothly! ooh and nice piccie btw! Is that sweeties on the weird shaped bowl? what do you like to snack on while working? hehe Love Maria x

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