Nu Metal?

May 3, 2009

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Dear People Who Insist On Calling It “Nu Metal,”

Seriously? You’re so 2004.

Love,
mike

LOL

mike

165 Comments

  1. InsanityRose on May 24, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Honestly, Mike, lol, that is so yesterday. lol.

  2. tacos_on_tuesday on May 20, 2009 at 11:49 am

    You should have said “LP is so 2008 and Nu Metal is so 2000 & late”…..Wonk… wonk… Wonk

  3. yg0r on May 19, 2009 at 9:45 am

    i persionally really liked your dvd in live in texas i think you were the best then. the new style is good but in my opinion the old style is better. in opinion in your concerts the fans are more exited from the old songs then the new ones. i think those are the songs who makes the fans jump🙂. in my opinion in your new album you should have new style and old style songs toghether. i think you were the best when you were heavier nu metal or not.

  4. evanjealous on May 18, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Hey mike you should check out the petition I made for u guys. Its the Linkin Park return to nu metal petition.
    http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?m2msucks

  5. vincenbob on May 18, 2009 at 6:41 am

    im really wondering if mike will rap some more in the new album?:) but ya hybrid theory, meteora, m2m, i dnt care how it sounds they all share something in common and thats LP

  6. Sophia on May 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    i dont care about that, lol

    Nu metal or Alternative rock or so on!

    i just know that LP is ROCK

    and im going to the concert at 13th Aug. in Taiwan! Can’t wait to see u guys

  7. Ni_Ten_Ichi_Ryu_One on May 12, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Nu Metal was just a way of describing the fusion of rock, hip-hop, rap, scratching etc evident in your older material. I can assume they created the one genre to “make life easier”. You’re right it was so 2004: back when you didn’t lose your integrity and go down this generic, billboard rock music route, which I’m afraid to say, we won’t remember in 10 years time like Hybrid Theory. We all miss Mr. Hahn scratching, and raps about “acidic questions” and “monkeys with human traits”. And whilst there is a slim chance you will go back to your roots, at least include the LP soldier, original artwork by yourself [Mike] and Joseph and another “Cure for the Itch” on the new album. Please.

  8. sabry_br on May 9, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    this got me sad :””'(( in my opinion you r always going to be Nu Metal!! that why I started to like you !!

  9. Estelwen on May 9, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I think It’s common knowledge that all bands/musicians/artists evolve. Since their art is a reflection of their own being, the evolution (change of genre/aspirations) is simply normal. Unless the artist is a static person, who never changes or evolves which would make his art void. Evolution enables an artist to explore new possibilities, to experiment new ways of expressing himself as his artistic universe inflates. Now what you need to understand is that eventhough the genre, the course of the artist changes, his very core remains the same. Those who know how to listen will notice that MTM has what makes LP different and so special.Personaly, I’ve never labelled your sound.

  10. Jelly on May 9, 2009 at 7:43 am

    It was not until 2008 that I listened to LP and became a huge fan… And I started with old songs (Breaking The Habit, Numb, Faint…) I specially love you guys with old style, Nu Metal. It’s just unique and… catchy for me LOL. I have to say that I’m still 2001 LOL. I watched Live in Texas yesterday and I imagined that you guys surprisingly appear at the stage with old style on Halloween LOL. It’s a great idea huh =))

  11. Samuli on May 8, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Hmm, Difficult to decide? Alternative music/rock or something else? or Shall we call it LP style? new gendre =) And by the way, Who’s going to Linkin Park’s conserts this summer? I’m going to see one at 25.7 in finland.
    I’m a LPU MEMBER!

  12. LinkinParkROCK on May 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    LP rocks under any genre … Cant wait to hear the new song! N Mike i think you should dye your hair blue again lol =]
    LP ROCK!
    Love you Mike
    x

  13. tpbarbosa on May 8, 2009 at 10:14 am

    So what do you want to be called?
    Alternative rock? Pop Rock? Hip-hop Rock (if it even exists)
    I never really understood wth is worng on being called as a nu metal band.
    Everyone seems to complain about it.

  14. NoMoreSorrowGirl on May 7, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    HAHAHA!well, when you came out to the public you guys are under the genre of “NU METAL”…that’s our local mag says…they invent the genre nu metal for you guys, for LINKIN PARK imagine!?…hahaha!Take care ya’ll🙂

  15. gilovesmike on May 7, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    no matter the name of music gender, LP is the best and always goning to be… continium like this guy, you are owesome!!!!!!!!!!! I love you Mike please answer me! why you don´t come to Argentina TE AMOOOO

  16. Janine1978new on May 7, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    For me is LP NU-METAL of course (also Limp Bizkit, P.O.D etc.). No matter what Genre you name it, it’s still the best music I’ve ever come acsross in my life ; ).
    Youre so 2004 - LOL Chaz and your hairstyle was so great (at this time), but we are all older and adults ; ).
    LP ROCKS

  17. Max on May 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    А я вообще не очень понимаю о чем тут речь))))

  18. arnobv on May 7, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Honestly meteora & hybrid theory are the best and the nu-metal genre fits you guys the best. Old style LP ftw ! I miss the old days and at least once a month I watch again Linin Park – Live In Texas and other concerts. Im still 2000. :D

  19. kavana on May 6, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    I think Linkin Park itself is a genre now, LOL !
    “You’re so 2004” LOL!
    Love you guys🙂

  20. M4LL0RY on May 6, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    You’re so 2004…PWNT.

  21. Vean on May 6, 2009 at 9:28 am

    lol, i agree with Melk

  22. Alexfbi on May 6, 2009 at 6:34 am

    nu-metal and
    meteora win

  23. aravind221 on May 6, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Mike i just recollected the good old days back and i saw the Live in texas today and The place for my head is one sure thing u wont forget and that rock solid song is enough to kick the rest !!!!!!!!!! i wish u guys play once like those good old days again and Mike Nu – metal , rapcore , heavy rock , nu – hard metal , the world can put u in any genre yet “””””” Lp roxzzzzzzz”””””””””””” Lp refreshes each and every second !!!!!!!!!🙂 u rule!!!!!!!!!!

  24. vladpalets on May 6, 2009 at 5:22 am

    lol, linkin parks fresh.

  25. Melk on May 6, 2009 at 4:52 am

    I guess that i’ve bad read… Some people here pretend that they are “fan of old LP” but there isn’t old LP and new LP, there is just LP. Mike raps…good, Mike sings…good, Phoenix sings in TLTGYA…good, it’s always LP ! You must just realize that LP make the music that they want !! So, Why you grow up ? Why your temper change ? It’s just The normal Evolution !! LP grew up at the same time that their music !! I don’t understand how you can say :”MtM was just good”!!! It’s impressive !If you haven’t love Minutes to Midnight just because the sound is new for you : Sorry but you aren’t a fan of LP…Don’t come back on the website of MS realized for the REAL fans of his music…That’s all.

  26. SkyOlker on May 6, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I’m reading these comments and laughing my arse off. :)))) This topic is awesome!

  27. DJWillias on May 6, 2009 at 2:24 am

    (Icannot wrote a newmsg):
    haha melk, i’m not a LP fan? how can you judge me? I’m not an old fan, I’m a fan, I love for example Road to Revolution Live, LP creates always incredible stuff, but everyone have a taste, if i’ve become a LP since 2001, it’s because they come with a new style, a new kind of mix with many styles, Linkin Park are the best for that…
    Well, when you say that i’m not a LP fan, it’s because i’ve said that MtM is just good? C’mon… You can’t judge that, it’s just like I’m saying that you’re the type of person who wants to be in the last trend… IT’S JUST AN INSULT…
    Leave everyone have an opinion… Today if I play guitar is because i’ve heard HT.
    Friendly, Will.

  28. B_Keppy on May 5, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Mike, its just another example of people trying to label something they don’t understand or can’t get their head around.

  29. pepper on May 5, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    HAHAHAHA “Like Dude you guys are SOOOO NU METAL DUDE!!!” lol jk. Although I loved 2004 LP just as much as 2009 LP, no matter what Genre you name it, it’s still the best music I’ve ever come acsross in my life =)

  30. zeeahpark on May 5, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Hi deaR dear Mike, well, let me tell you something, much fans was waiting very happy Minutes to Midnight and when it arrived much much much fans felt confuse and bad cause it ws a radical change nu metal to alternative rock after this you lost much people and like you know all fans love you for old songs all people meet you for old songs like in the ends for example really we love you and i love you 4 ever! but think it we love you much when you Mike rap in songs and when your music have this rhyme, rap and metal is very very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Linkin Park Rulez!!!

  31. YuN_RoCks on May 5, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    hahaha everytime I read about that stupid label they give you, all I can think about is “shut the fuck up, you don’t know a damn thing about what you’re saying dude!” LP has no label, it’s just LP. that’s it. bitches!

  32. Sintia on May 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I agree with (Neem) – You can’t expect LP to stay exactly the same in their music. I believe that LP are great musicians that like to explore different types of music & grow. To me that is what true musicians are. How can you not keep an open mind to diff. music out there (even the new music) and not explore your creativity to make it your own but still stay true to yourself. That’s the magic of LP- they’ve evolved through the years to grow, explore, and be creative. Well that’s my 2 cents.
    Mike, I hope you, LP, and your families are doing good. : )

  33. Diana_LP_adicted on May 5, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    ISN’T LINKIN PARK A NEW METAL BAND?? SO WHAT IS LP ??? I’M CONFUSED NOW anyway lp rocks !!!!

  34. Chimo on May 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Hahahaha! WTF!? xD

    Outlawserenade: Not emo… more like Alternative rock or Rap-metal or something, not that sure… But one thing I know for sure.., LP is so not emo.. ;P

  35. MS_Ineedyou on May 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    XDD what are you then ?? XDD people keep saying “omg!! linkin park is soooo emoo!!! eww!!!” I’m like “EAT ONE” XDD so what are you ?? i always thought it was hard rock, nu metal, or alternative .. O.o what is it XDD Love, Brooke .

  36. outlawserenade on May 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    soo… we now emo?

  37. Lvix on May 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I comment for ULTRAMAN_MEBIUS:
    How can MTM be bullchit?
    An artist can make what he want, if people gonna like it or not…
    That’s not his problem.
    Right Mike?

    So don’t blame it to Mike;) or to the artists… If you really want they fall down just don’t buy their records and don’t talk about them… Because how more bad things a fan hears about his band… How more motivation he will get to support his band… Who’s fault is it you think Tokio Hotel got so much succes? The haters of course, how more haters, how more the fans gonna love the band and support the band:p

    It’s just psychologicy, can’t help it either.
    Greetz,
    Hybrid Theory lover to MTM lover
    The only real one Lode

  38. YourfreakingDananess on May 5, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Dear Mike,

    Why does it get to you so much? People will have labels for everything, right?

    Love,

    Dana

  39. Ultraman_Mebius on May 5, 2009 at 6:43 am

    news for you mike, the 60% of people around the world prefer the old LP, because the nu metal is awesome, but now LP
    have been sold commercially, and MTM is the worst thing that has drawn in his career, and yes, im still in the 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999… now for you bullshit of MTM i prefer another band, Iron Maiden, do you hear this band? is awesome, you know?, you can take example from them, and ideas… (mmm… Cookies)…

    Mario

    PSD: you promise a tour with LP to America Central & South America, but, you dissapointed me… i think that you are different of the others, but i see that no!.

  40. JohannesK on May 5, 2009 at 6:04 am

    to me your “Nu Metal Rap Rock whatever” music was a lot better than the new stuff.
    The old songs show more courage to try something new. Most of the new songs sound good but like someone said in the LPU board:
    I like the new style, but if you always had had this style I wouldn’t know you now.

    greetings from Germany (explains grammar mistakes ;))

  41. Mr_Huhn on May 5, 2009 at 2:54 am

    linkin park is a genre now = )

  42. gaby_ on May 5, 2009 at 2:39 am

    ummm yeah u were nu metal…..u were….but im very confused…what the hell are you now????

  43. Wotur11 on May 5, 2009 at 1:34 am

    ^^ haha those people are outdated and silly🙂 they just cant tell a band and a genre apart😀😀 so dun worry Linkin Park is just Linkin Park and you guys are loved :XX ps : through the pic you guys seem already to rush forward som1 who called u nu metal LOLOL :DD

  44. Neem on May 4, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    That’s the magic of LP- they’ve evolved through the years and tapped different facets of this wonderful phenomemon called music, enriching their repertoire. Mike does have a point, it’s vexing to be pigeon-holed when you have diverse interests.

  45. ThunderStrike on May 4, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Random post huh?
    Nu metal or not, Linkin Park will always be Linkin Park and my most favorite band. And that pic makes it seem that you guys are mad at everyone that calls you “nu metal” xD

  46. po2ja on May 4, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Hee hee, you guys look so angry in that picture, esp you Mike, you look weird. Nu-metal or not or whatever, we still love you guys…. tc🙂

  47. analoggirl on May 4, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    LOL – Nice post.
    There’s a misguided blogger who refers to LP as “testosterone-fueled aggro rap rockers.” (http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2009/04/linkin-park-writing-transformers-2.html) I’d love to read your open letter to them. LOL
    Lastly, for everyone who thinks that Mike’s post was arrogant – check out the picture he posted. Mike’s just as willing to laugh at himself. 😉

  48. nillp on May 4, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    haha.. you’re the best dude.. u’r just TOO right.. it’s annoying and outdated.. i can’t stand this anymore..! ¬¬

    i really LMAO with this post.. you’re a badass! x)

    take care, xoxo

    mk’nil

  49. Southpaw on May 4, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    But Nu Metal kicks ass, and so did Linkin Park back in 2004.

  50. phill715 on May 4, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I miss the good ole days.

  51. leiza on May 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Wow. people are being way to serious about this. I’m assuming you were joking about how nu metal is kind of a dead genre, judging by the ‘LOL’. And I DID laugh!🙂
    take a joke, you sad, sad people.
    p.s, the people raise a good point. you’re doing a good job of not being too arrogant… keep it that way.😉
    Le!ZA

  52. Maaark on May 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    HAHA people stil try to label you? They should get a life. That’s all.

  53. Wello on May 4, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    LOL Brad looks like a mobster in that picture.

  54. rubyred82 on May 4, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Ahh nostalgia🙂 I always just said I loved your music, didn’t much care what people referred to it as.
    And for all you defensive angry people, I politely request for you to please get over yourselves.
    P.S. LOL at NoFace’s comment

  55. nataku on May 4, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    what? i’m 2004?! how dare you?! i’m 2007. lol i’m still on your concert in poland, in chorzów. MUAHAHAHAHA!! okay. shut up. i can’t here the music.

  56. Rez on May 4, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    The pout factor in that pic is through the roof! Also, you guys looke like the Joker’s henchmen or something.

  57. Curiosa on May 4, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Wow this is the 2nd weirdest post I’ve read tonight right after opening up a page (1st 1 on fmmb). Umm….are you drunk? lol I still remember when you drunk posted on fmmb. :)~ lol Good times.🙂 So who called you guys “nu metal” this time?🙂 TC

    lol this just turned into an “arrogant Mike” thread. & yes I think there are times when Mike tends to be a bit arrogant & it shows but what does 1 expect from some1 who lives in LA where people are constantly kissing his butt. I heard an LA interview a few yrs back & u could really hear the dj kissing Mike’s ass. Made me sick to my stomach.

  58. mike_n_LP_4ever on May 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    LMAO !!! Seriously ! Like, Korn started it back in like…1998 or 9. Then everybody did it . It’s dead like a bitch !😛 I was listening to Hollywood Undead the other day, and my friend was like, “They’re so Nu-Metal.” Then I said, “…They’re rock.” Just cuz Charlie Scene, Johnny 3 Tears, and Funny Man rap…doesnt mean it’s Nu-Metal. Same goes for Lil Wayne…idk what the hell that man’s doing, but he thinks he’s rock just cuz he has guitars in his songs(stupid). Stick to rap honey! I love that pic by the way…especially you. lol In that picture, its tha evil you, with blue hair…sexy ! x)

    -Cati

  59. fallsogracefully on May 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Hey, Mike, could acknowledge on here if the twitter accounts are actually you and Chester?
    I mean, it’s not that difficult for some random person to make accounts called “TheRealShinoda” and “ChesterOfficial” and throw some photos into photoshop and add some text.
    Thanks!

  60. Carla on May 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I LITERALLY LOL’D AT THIS POST. Hopefully anyone can agree that being labeled or categorized in any way sucks. It’s not nu-metal, it’s just Linkin Park. I think in LP’s case especially, it’s like: “Forever and ever, you’ll be known or remembered as this…” even if they weren’t trying to be, which is basically what LP have been explaining in their career all along! It may be only a simple “adjective” to describe them, but would you like to be called something you never were/never wished but just happened to be due to the circumstances at the time? Maybe other bands were flattered by it, but obviously LP hasn’t been ever since. It’s just funny how they still need to clarify that.

  61. Virginie on May 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    If there is one comment to keep, it’s HOLDEN one.
    BTW Mike, what is the real goal of your post ?
    Virginie

  62. xomusicmaniac94 on May 4, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    LOL. And to think that not too long ago i was trying to explain to my parents that Linkin Park was in a genre called “nu metal, N-U METAL” and they both looked at me and said “there is no such thing as nu metal.” I kept on insisting there was, but they wouldn’t listen. My dad even said “nu metal is a genre that some bored person who had nothing else to do but make up a genre for linkin park came up with”. Haha

  63. Hybr1d_7h3ory on May 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    No joke I still have the poster version of this still hanging in my room (the same pic but its all red with a Linkin Park header on it). Whatever you want to call it whether Nu-Metal or not I still enjoy it thoroughly. LP is pretty much a gift to all man-kind and woman-kind alike. It is crazy to see how all of you guys have grown up so much in the last 9 years. I look forward to another 90 hopefully with the modern advances in medical technology, if not we can just place your heads on android bodies like in the “Pts of Athrty” video.

    Keep up the good work Mike…Hybr1d_7h3ory

  64. Bluzuk on May 4, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Oh Mike, you’re oh so cool… Seriously? What’s so bad with the term “Nu Metal”? You should just be happy and proud with what you reached. Don’t you have other problems? I bet you would be happy about ANY term if you weren’t that famous.

    It’s sad to realize that you have become really arrogant meanwhile.

    And NO, I never wanted to say I want the old LP back. It’s less the thing with Nu Metal, it’s the whole LP-thing nowadays. You aren’t seen as a real fan if you are not in the LPU, it’s the thing that it is a dead sin to call LP Nu Metal, all that make Mike and the whole band arrogant to me. (And that there are so many hardcore fans who can’t cope with any critism about their “gods”)

  65. Hawaii_LP_fan on May 4, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I find it amusing that people like to put labels, borders, pegs, on something unique. OH snap, thought Linkin Park’s music coulda been categorized as elevator music. Can you imagine if they played LP music in elevators? Haha, it would seriously help the mood in elevator rides. Everyone groovin to your rapping & head banging! oh yeah! ;P I read the comments below sharing their honest feelings about LP’s new sound and I got 3 words: “Change is inevitable”. Staying the same makes things stagnant. Without going into a philosophical tangent about it, I think WE all need to see the humor in life & let our hair down once in awhile. Seriousness 24-7 can plug you & be a downer. Keep it real Mike!🙂

  66. Holden on May 4, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Haha Mike! Seriously people need to stop separating music into genres. Every single band has there own sound. Saying 2 bands are nu-metal is saying they sound the same. They don’t sound the same and will never sound the same. Linkin Park wanted their own sound when they first began. They didn’t want to be rap and rock, they wanted to be hybrid. Every band has their own unique sound. I laugh when people say LP is nu metal and that they hated MTM. I loved HT, Meteora, AND MTM. MTM was lighter than the HT and Meteora, but it still had that Linkin Park sound. Linkin Parks new sound.

  67. Madlen on May 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I don’t believe in the existance of Nu-Metal:DLOL seriously all i care about-is the music good or not.And in your case the music is more than good…it’s amazing:)Sooo I don’t really wanna label you,I just wanna love you like I always had:)

  68. mack on May 4, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    what matters is quality music! 🙂

  69. NataliaForgotten on May 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    HAHAHA, OMFG! I laughed out loud here! HAHA! I mean, I think I’ve got what you said. Seriously, I use my time listening to the music more than trying to creat labels for it. I listen because I like. People really need to learn a lot. I love LP so fucking much, wherever you guys are making good music.🙂

  70. asianotter on May 4, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    How can anyone who created/creates music that they believed in with all their heart and that was completely different from anything out there, back in the day, that a new genre needed to be created be called useless and arrogant!?!
    That said . . . Wow! Some people cannot take a joke! Lighten up! HA!

  71. Wiz on May 4, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    When I watch this picture, I think to the old time. LP has never been a ‘nu metal’ band, but LP was a ‘sound’, and this sound disappeared. I don’t like MTM, and I’ll never like it. I understand that you need to change your music, to evolve, because you are getting old, of course you’re not the same right now and when you were 22, and that’s probably a good thing ; but I think your music doesn’t evolve in a ‘good’ way. However, I believe in you, I think you are able to do something different than the ‘old sound’ and really better than MTM, and that’s why I read your blog and write this comment. I think you can make great music if you don’t only want to do it for success and money.
    Wiz

  72. LPFan on May 4, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    It’s pretty amusing..all the smart arses below pointing out that Mike’s arrogant. Hahaha. Mikes a human being, he’s not god, he’s not perfect. And thing is, at the bottom it says ‘LOL’ making the point that he was joking. LP are the best band around and all their music is amazing. The lyrics rule. Thing is right, no one can go on the whole of their life, listening to the same style, writing the same style.

    3 words to all you fake ass fans who want the ‘old’ Linkin Park back as their new style isn’t good enough for you.

    Get a grip. : )

    Mike you rule and in my eyes you are god, hahaha i’m contradicting myself now.
    Oh well : )

    xx

  73. JanekZech on May 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Sorry Mike, I’m an LP fan and all – but this was just useless and arrogant. See, there are still people out there who like Nu Metal. So what? Seriously, that’s my opinion and I don’t care what you say about this point.
    The message of this blog entry was that you do the music that people are buying at the moment (cause Nu Metal isn’t “cool” any more), right? Please correct me if I’m wrong.
    thanks, Janek

  74. NeneLP88 on May 4, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I have to agree with your ending: LOL😄

    You know, in my opinion, people (or better, journalists or whoever) are just lazy. I mean.. It’s way too difficult to put a damn cd in and realize that styles changed over time. Once you’re labelled, you’re done >:)

    How do you feel when looking at a blue haired young Mike?😛

  75. Nescafe_Man on May 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    lol I don’t understand why people got so stirred up about this😛

    I mean LP have moved on… I think people need to realise that they ain’t going back🙂 ‘Nu Metal’ had it’s time and now it’s time for wateva LP has lined up in their new album😀 Just cus Nu Metal has fin doesn’t mean LP can’t stop churnin out awesome shit😀 M2M was awesome and so was their previous albums🙂
    So don’t call Mike arrogant or wateva… cus a) it was a joke and b) it’s his music… LP do what they want ^^
    Appreciate them for what they are… KICKASS😀 WOOO KICKASS!

    LP FTW!

  76. NJMikai on May 4, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Mike
    I don’t know all music styles and genres… and that’s why I don’t call these labels when I talk about LP or about other bands. And I agree with people who said that Linkin Park are unique🙂

  77. lp_fm_fan on May 4, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    That was an amazing post. Made me laugh in front of lots of people. Lol.

    5/5

  78. Shinodabestfriend on May 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I love you guys whatever you’ll do.

  79. Deftones06 on May 4, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Dear Mike…I’m a fan of Linkin Park because of your old-school sound, do you know that? And I really think the Linkin Park of 2004 was way better than the pussy Linkin Park of now.

    “It’s sad to realize that you have become really arrogant meanwhile” ; sorry, but I have to agree with that.

  80. jenshinoda88 on May 4, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I do not find it fair to label a group is limited! The Linkin Park are special, have a style all their own, it is not easy to label it as “Nu Metal” … And it was so also in 2004 .. I think so! You are Unique! I love u Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!🙂

  81. pat on May 4, 2009 at 10:56 am

    HI MIKE!!! those people that you still call “nu metal” even as late in history, you (LP) are simply and only you, are different and why it has so many fans that you really like, because you are not like other bands (which always sounded the same, unimaginative and not criactividade) never had the success we have had, have and always will …. LP 4 EVER ROCKS

    LINKIN PARK WE LOVE U

  82. LaKennyLP on May 4, 2009 at 10:56 am

    not even in 2004…but i miss this old LP, tbh.😦

    okay, i understand you have to change, but…i miss this sound and your look like.😦
    i forgot ur rapper side mikey, but i’ll always love you LP! FOREVER!
    love…

    -mary (spain)

  83. MartaH on May 4, 2009 at 10:40 am

    if I have to be completely honest, I think that LP couldn’t be called “nu metal” not even in 2004.. well, I’m saying that LP is LP.. ok you played music closer to nu metal in 2004 than now.. but LP has a personal style.. so it’s just Linkin Park, and fuck all the other rubbish!😄 love you mike, love LP! kisses

  84. antje on May 4, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I am complete with Xana_xD…. just make YOUR music with love and soul like always…. who cares what people may say….

    BTW: Can’t wait for the new album…. HURRY UP, MIKE!!!!!!;))

  85. RazToritsuki on May 4, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Yo… hey… dats ryt… Y ‘Nu-Metal’?!… hmm… truth b tld… i neva new wah nu metal was in da 1st place until i lookt it up on wikipedia ^^…
    aahhh… da days of the BLUE hair… well Doc… im sure ur… umm… faaaar 2 dignified 2 dye ur hair wacki colours deez days init?… err… NOT!! LOL!!… if it means dat u dye it secretli n… i dno… wer a wig wen ur hangin out wiv da guys bu take it off jus 4 us lot here… oooohhh we wudnt mind… n well shut up bout it 2😉 ;)…
    jowkin… naaahhh on behalf of… wah… da entire universe? we luv ya jus da way u r😉
    as 4 NU METAL… ahhh fuk it… hu cums up wiv deez terms neway?? ^
    _________^
    Raz…

  86. Merecy on May 4, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Hi Mike

    You are unique that’s all … Everybody here already said it …. and it’s true ….
    M/Merecy

  87. Alba84 on May 4, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Nu metal? Rapcore? Alternative rock? Reggea? Flamenco?
    I hate all kind of labels!

    IT´S JUST LINKIN PARK…

  88. biiia on May 4, 2009 at 9:58 am

    2004 makes me think of numb, and ‘frat party’. good times! and seriously, it must have taken you seconds to type this post, and i’ve laughed about 5 minutes over it, and this pic. awesome! goooooooooooooooood times

  89. zimminator on May 4, 2009 at 9:53 am

    mike…….dye yer hair again!!!!!!!! please! just for fun!! and chester should wear jewelery again. please dye yer hair tho lol it was awesome! abd yer never too old to do fun hairstyles🙂

  90. miKer0cks on May 4, 2009 at 9:53 am

    That’s one of my fave pics😀 Blue-haired Mikey😀 hehe!😛
    Your style is NOT nu-metal! For god sakes! Everybody is telling me that LP are nu-metal but I yell at them and say noooo!!! LP are unique! You have your own style🙂 It’s called ”Linkin Park”😀
    Btw Chester said in twitter that you’re gonna be playing the new Transformers song in your summer tour🙂 I hope you’ll add it to the setlist ofr Greece🙂 I can’t wait for the new record🙂 Btw why don’t you join twitter too? It’s fun🙂

  91. felipeintheend on May 4, 2009 at 9:39 am

    How the hell i miss this old LP! all you guys with a different hair cut, yesterday i’ve talked with Chester, and i asked about his hair cut, and he said ‘i’m too old and lazy now’ but not! Its never too late.

  92. Tatty on May 4, 2009 at 9:23 am

    You are unique!

    The style is certainly not “Nu Mutal” but Linkin Park! I confess that I liked most of linkin Park this season! : (
    I like the minutes to midnight,
    but neither seemed to Linkin Park I knew … was a disappointment (but okay) I love you too, and I like the album! But with hope that the next would be the true LINKIN PARK ..
    Because what I was hearing was Linkin Park, U2 seemed!
    A sound slow, and that had nothing
    of Linkin Park!

    Finally you will know what to do,
    I do not hold one more disappointment …

    We fans are anxious and full of expectations!

    Kisses … Love you!

  93. Xana_xD on May 4, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Hi, Mike. Don’t worry about what people say… You saw the fans expressing themselves when the bought the minutes to midnight or other album… Here in Portugal it was the third in Top 30… We simply love LP music… Cause music came from the inside and express LP feelings. Linkin Park music just give freedom and when i start to listen LP music i can’t stop. You guys are awesome. I just have one wish that LP NEVER STOP DOING MUSIC LIKE YOU GUYS DO

    Bye
    Xana_xD

  94. Eddie on May 4, 2009 at 9:15 am

    My opinion is that the world (and me too) call(ed) LP “nu metal” band because of the mix of metal/rock and rap sound. I have seen what Joe said at Frat Party “I see it as a new type of fusion”. I remember the 1st song I heard was “Lying From You” and that’s how my ADDICTION begun (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/150931/dragonballzbrolyfight/) TELL JOE TO SEE THIS!!! The fact is that “Linkin Park” whetever is Meteora or MTM, is a label from itself!!! You listen some songs and you say “I know it, it’s Linkin Park”!!! You have something REALLY UNIQUE!!! In 700 words I can’t write what I want about this, but I think you got what I think Mike!!! I listen LINKIN PARK, not a label stuff!!!

  95. Charlotte_Jay on May 4, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Haha! I think your music is unique and is absolutely your style and genre.

    Very cute photo, I love your blue hair man!

    Love you Mike, take care🙂

    NiloufaR

  96. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on May 4, 2009 at 8:54 am

    heyo Mike.. well i dont like when music of a group is defined by a name, that music is a particular union of different sounds and keys, so… LOL😄
    Take care and have a great day Gabry

  97. mshcooper on May 4, 2009 at 8:49 am

    ahaha xD this picture is just funny xD sorry, i can’t help it, but it’s like: blue hair! NOO xD ahaha.. love it, just joking. but as for the “Nu Metal” just forget it.. u guys are great and have lots of fans who love u, so why are u worry about what people think? they’re just jealous.. like Kalini said: we listen to LP, not nu metal or stuff like that ! ^^ take care! =)

  98. Zephran on May 4, 2009 at 8:45 am

    You guys look so gangsta

  99. _Bianca_ on May 4, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Dear Mike Who Insists On Not Calling It “Nu Metal”, Seriously? Just release a new album, we’ll happily invent some new labels to put on you guys ;P

  100. Ranger111133 on May 4, 2009 at 8:41 am

    haha i think i liked the old mike better….u need to dye ur hair some random color again lol

  101. zahra on May 4, 2009 at 8:35 am

    ooooh mike,,,,did u talk to mr.A again???!?!!! I CALL IT: REALLY GOOD (BEST EVER)KINDA MUSIC !!!! AND I LOVE IT!!! AND NOOO its not nu metal its every thing !! it s alll mixed up !!! and I LOVE IT!(again)….lol……keep on rockin!!!!…. and dude!! whats with the love ms??!!!lol..
    love”
    zp🙂

  102. Lidiam01 on May 4, 2009 at 8:28 am

    what is “nu metal”? i just call it Linkin Park Music!

  103. Kalini on May 4, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Dear Mike, I expected it to be a boring discussion, because I don’t listen to styles, I listen to artists, who have their own style or brand identity. I saw that some people here don’t know what to say when they are asked what kind of music they listen to and just say LP. EXACTLY! Why do you need a music style? Isn’t it boring to listen to bands who sound the same way? What do you think the U2 fans say, when they are asked the same. They just say U2. Try to compare these songs to each other and tell me their style: Sunday Bloody Sunday; Discotheque, The Sweetest Thing; Elevation…. The best thing you could do is to try to support the unique artists like LP. Love, KK

  104. lucky_cat on May 4, 2009 at 8:10 am

    What ?! Wait, are these the “… band made up of 6 somewhat awkward guys that made it in mainstream and ‘shut up when I’m talking to you’ and flailing around on stage with dyed hair and spiked bracelets…” ? LOL

  105. nwk96 on May 4, 2009 at 8:03 am

    MIKE!!! hey no matter what genre you guys are in…we the fans will still love you guys cause you guys are too damn awesome!!!! hope to see you guys soon in singapore…take care😀

  106. ParkParkPark on May 4, 2009 at 7:21 am

    wow

    hi, Mike:D Finally I joined in LPN!!!(Past time, there were some errors…T_T)
    I think it’s cool that I can write a comment to U

    Your fans luv U cuz LP is LP. Nu metal or not, I love all of your songs😄
    So please don’t care what other people say, and just make your own music!😀

    p.s. You know what, my last name is Park so I made nickname “Park X3” LOL

  107. vampki55 on May 4, 2009 at 7:19 am

    hear, hear!!!!! just another genre created by the media dude

  108. NoFace on May 4, 2009 at 6:59 am

    You guys looked like a bunch of hobos, LOL.
    Come on, admit that it was nu-metal. I mean, what’s with the ‘K’ in your band’s name? Did Chester call himself Khester? I bet you got pissed when people called you Michael and you insisted them calling you Mike, just for the sake of the ‘k’ too! And nu-metal died way before 2004.
    Blue-haired Mike and baggy clothes. O good ole time. Looking back at those pictures, have you ever felt old (like I do?) >.>
    Please don’t get twitter :3

  109. Alexandra1984 on May 4, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Is that a flashback?Anyway we shouldn’t fall into this trap of putting labels because it’s all relative.Even what each person considers good or bad in our case regarding to music, is clearly subjective and it’s the final result of a very complex process of filtration by inner mechanisms unique to any individual and all these through the prism of each ones experience.Therefore, this categorization can only harm the diversity which moves this world forward.

  110. linkin_gear on May 4, 2009 at 6:47 am

    with respect 2004 nu metal

    I was so nu metal in that time.hahaha

    and now who am I ?

    I’m still nu metal 2009….LOL

  111. nikkiann0100 on May 4, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Yeah really, what is nu-metal anyways? lol

  112. Ash75 on May 4, 2009 at 6:41 am

    I agree with KOBSHI. Who cares what is the name of the music you play, we just love it.
    And I like that pic. Ahahaha, blue hair Mike? xD Cute
    Yup… 2004… I was…. 10 back then, lol. Hey,… So that’s the year I started to listen to LP! I have just realized. lol
    Whatever.
    Can’t wait for your new album!, Love, take care🙂

  113. PinkyLouloulp on May 4, 2009 at 6:36 am

    I really miss that style. You all look so young and rebelious. For the ”Nu-Metal” thing i think that whatever you guys play whether it’s rock or metal or anything you still sound awesome and nothing can change that.

  114. KOBSHI on May 4, 2009 at 5:36 am

    HAHA, I love your sarcastic tone. yup, you’re right, I think nu metal is faded out, they probably gotta go back 2004 if they want to listen nu metal.
    Well, “nu-metal-man” giggle you know what, pop? rock? punk? hip hop? R&B? nu metal? alternative? I don’t care at all. Coz I love a song/music just because I love it, not because of what music style it is.
    then you should prove to everyone who LP are via upcoming 4th album!!! I know you are innovator not rigid guy : )

  115. cuz on May 4, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Mike, you are so sweet🙂 Even if you disagree with someone.

    I think, all this categorisation is pretty useless. OK, there are some differences between country, metal and dance but creating so much subgroups in not that necessary. Nu metal, trash metal, death metal… Let’s just call it all music, right?

  116. durg on May 4, 2009 at 5:05 am

    one of you guys said you did one of your first photoshoots in pittsburgh once & i always wonder if this is it :p
    & i like the hair, muahaha..
    oh & you should get a twitter like chester😀😄

  117. Lobby on May 4, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Ahahha Mike with BLUE hair…😀 That’s funny. I’ve got another poster on my wall, that’s from like… Ugh, 2000? Chester has blonde hair like in the “One Step Closer” video… There have been speculations about what is LP’s music genre…. Truth to be told, noone knows.

  118. Melissa on May 4, 2009 at 4:43 am

    Aren’t you guys the only band that survived that were dubbed Nu Metal by the media? Either that or you’re the only guys who are still going strong because I never hear from the other ‘early kerrang’ bands! Ugh I don’t care to label the music I listen to, if I like it – I’ll listen to it. People are just way too critical about it when there’s really much else going on in the world. Anyway I haven’t ben here in ages bcause of work/college… time to catch up!🙂

    P.S I’m pretty sure I had that poster up on my wall when I was 16 or 17 but it had a red backdrop? Ahhh 23 now! Bet that makes you feel old… muwha ;p

  119. rockermeg on May 4, 2009 at 4:39 am

    LOL, that was random…
    Ahahaa you said “LOL” x]
    Yeah totally…get real people.
    God don’t you guys look cool? Brad just looks cold, Mike you look evil (Hehe blue hair) and Phoenix is standing at the back a little too far away xD
    Yeaah you should come up with a new genre for artists that don’t want to be defined. That sounds really stupid and contradictory but you don’t have to make it like a typical ‘genre’; it can just be a name for artists that says “we don’t fit into any categories and that’s how we like it”
    It could be called “Cállate” which is Spanish for “shut up” =D
    Well keep fighting it! We’re all behind you
    xxx

  120. ThePrincess on May 4, 2009 at 4:33 am

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT ???? I liked “Nu Metal ” .. Although you changed your haircut And and your ‘weird baggy style’ plus you’re played a different musical current .. for me LP still “Nu Metal ” Band .. so what ??? .. beside that according to you should i call LP with “OLD METAL” band ??

  121. Lyra on May 4, 2009 at 4:20 am

    yea..it’s REALLY a random post..surprised me..man..i have NO IDEA y u wrote this Mike… 😄..but i love it..HERE’S A WIERD IDEA Mike….y dont u name a new kind of music..u know..mayb that will end that..’gerne’ kind of probelms…anyway..nice day Mike : )

  122. SalmonSushi on May 4, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Linkin Park is Linkin Park you could even play …dunno… nu-country . it would still sound great .(or lol whatever) cause you can create this great (surreal or sthO.o) world with ur music xD❤ and I love this pic ur blue hair and baggy clothes were awsm ToT

  123. Piro on May 4, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Mr. and

  124. Senzaikyuu on May 4, 2009 at 3:27 am

    It is better to let songs define the sound of the band.In my opinion , hybrid-sound bands like Linkin Park have songs with stronger elements than others.For instance , ”Nobody’s listening” sounds more than hip-hop than metal.On the other hand , ”From the inside” has stronger metal elements than hip-hop.However , i believe it’s lame to put bands in categories.Everything is music.You can just create a line and separate the good music from the bad music.(Some of you might say music is something subjective.I don’t mean that.I am reffering to low quality music or too pop.)

  125. D3v1L50Ld13R on May 4, 2009 at 3:26 am

    I was reading a previous post and i agree… when people ask me what kind of music i like, i just say Linkin Park because i don’t know what to classify you guys as, the music is just so different than anybody else’s, especially Meteora, it’s a work of art. I think that is great and you guys should stay unclassified because your music is beyond classification. (possibly album title? eh? lol jp=P). however, if you guys want to classify yourselves as a certain type of music, i think this album is the album to do that. While everyone is trying to figure out what type of music you guys are, you can come out with a bang and show them with this album. I hope you guys hear me out. Peace,youguysrock

  126. Frerard on May 4, 2009 at 3:11 am

    or so 2001.

  127. Kirstie on May 4, 2009 at 2:54 am

    urgh…. people still going on about how they are NOT Nu-Metal!

    Seriously? You’re so 2007!!!!

  128. Raspberry on May 4, 2009 at 2:50 am

    when i was a teen it was Thrash metal, Heavy metal and Soft rock .. that is all we needed🙂

  129. soyuneik on May 4, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Wolverine was sick…and holly shit, Deadpool!! Nah, THAT is what you call random. Drunk? Wrong? Don’t make me rip off my PG-13 tongue clamp.

  130. KATHYxx on May 4, 2009 at 2:11 am

    WTF.

    Is it Old Metal now, and old metal is now old old metal?

  131. bec on May 4, 2009 at 2:03 am

    awww don’t you all look so young wearing clothes 3 sizes too big for you!

    And wasn’t nu metal more of a 90s thing?

    Yes LP sort of fit into the ‘nu metal’ genre when you first came out, probably taking/appealing to the fan base of nu metal bands already established – and the reason you fit into the the sub chategory: you were labeled “one of the boy bands of metal – radio friendly music that appealed to kids” and you all dressed the part!

    By 2004 you’d all moved onto tighter clothing of more neutral shades and wearing hats and certainly not looking ‘nu metal’.

    Fashion aside, the nu metal thing was over before you guys came out – at least they aren’t calling you ’emo’!

  132. Sharisse on May 4, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Oh my…that was just too funny. Love the randomness. Seriously, though, I never did understand what “nu metal” meant. I honestly don’t feel as if LP’s music fits into any one category.

  133. Dori on May 4, 2009 at 1:47 am

    You ok there, Mike!? lol hugs

  134. Illara on May 4, 2009 at 1:26 am

    classic random reply, mike.

    xDxDxD

  135. alyeska39 on May 4, 2009 at 1:20 am

    OMG, this is so just what I needed to get me through the next week and a half of finals! You have me cracking up at 3am!

  136. Babankilla on May 4, 2009 at 12:47 am

    You know, it doesn’t matter. Nu-metal or rapcore-band – its all bullshit. LP has a great immortal music, with many hits – and thats cool! I love LP))) And now…
    Mike. I write music. I need your advise. I have only laptop and speakers. And 2 stupid proggrams wich are called – Kinetic 2 and Fruity Loops. I know, that i have great melodies, but i think it sounds AWFUL. Maybe problem in Mastering, maybe in programmes. I don’t know. But I wanna be beatmaker. And i should keep going. But i need your advise: what should I have? Programmes, suond card, WHAT?! Thanks…. Russia with you broth! Привет из России!!! =) Sorry for mistakes, i’m only student in a university😉

  137. bojkic on May 4, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Love these random posts, Mike!:D Or they just look random to us:D I guess someone “stepped on your blister” calling you numetal, didn’t they ?! F’ck them!😀

    But the more you think of that and the more you get aggravated and let it show, more ppl will use it just to piss you off. What’s important is what you think and how you feel. I don’t think you lack self-confidence, but sometimes it seems like you don’t realize how great your music is😀. These things shouldn’t get you at all. I think it just shows how down to earth you are and how much you are protective of your work. Don’t give in, but don’t let everyone annoy you.

    Just relax, take it easy😀 Bojan, Serbia

  138. liope on May 4, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Haha!! Mike i think that you should give them a name for your music or they will keep calling it like that!!😛

  139. redwoman on May 4, 2009 at 12:03 am

    well everytime someone asks me “what kind of music do you like or listen to”? I never know how to answer, so I simply say Linkin park ’cause you can’t be classified in rock punk nu metal and so on you are unique, never heard something like your powerful music and Mike when I listen to no roads left well man what can I say….it’s heaven on earth!

  140. LPfeather on May 3, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Some people call LP “emo band” too. That’s rather 2007-2008? Dunno. But more and more people say that.

    And this pic is so old school. You guys weren’t fashion victims yet! The clothes seem so cheap haha! LOL at Mr Hahn’s coat.

  141. thenewLinkinPete on May 3, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Hah, this truly has been an ongoing debate. I think people that don´t know LP now (or don´t realise it´s been almost 9 years since HT) still connect you with that word=P Then metalheads can complain that you´re trying to be metal and you´re not, and some other ppl something else (my MB-post was once quoted on this page called “metal sucks”, so I think they said you are metal. Anyways, they just mocked me and I couldn´t avenge! lol) Then there´s rap-rock or rap-metal. Anyways, I am one of those who are really looking for the new stuff and the direction you´re going to. The old albums are classics, but I´m more in for MTM and this new era of LP.

  142. keineAhnung on May 3, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    ROFL…one should think you’ll be used to that be now…if you had to put your music in a category, what would you call it? or how would you describe lp’s sound to somebody who doesn’t know you?

    btw, there are things worse than that thinks of your time with fm and stuff I read on MTV news (it was like they’ve never even heard of lp -> quote: the new single remember the time by former linkin park dj mike shinoda,…ROFL, THAT was bad)

  143. pink_skull on May 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    right i always hear this”nu metal”on tv. the pic is nice,hey why don’t you get back to the blue hair again?

  144. 786khadija on May 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    So here is the thing, I have been an LP fan for many years now and I only heard of the Nu Metal tag last year. I was like, what is “Nu Metal” ? and the person said “your a Linkin Park fan you should know” ! I was like “Huh? what are you on.. LP are just LP get over it” … They insisted so we agreed to disagree. Oh and on agreement, I’m with you Miharu just look at Chester ! He was so cute as a geek freak, now he’s got the whole Rockstar sex symbol thing going on… Boring.
    Can’t wait to hear the Transformers track and the different arrangements of it. 🙂
    …Oh and the Reggae beats on “In Pieces” are total Nu Metal LOL !

  145. SprayPaint_InkPens on May 3, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    haha! mike this is so random! thats why LINKIN PARK is unique! hehe! : )

  146. NashoShinoda on May 3, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Mike, my name’s Nasho but my alias is ‘Nasho Shinoda’. Man you are my favorite band since hybrid theory and i admire you guys specially you man you’re my fuckin’ hero man. Well i heard that you and the band are asking us the fans if we want you to back to numetal and that the new album must sound different, to be honest we, the latin american fans, were not too happy with minutes to midnite, so we ask and beg you to back to your begining, take your time to listen the tracks from Xero, Hybrid Theory EP and Hybrid Theory: that albums are awesome. Please keep tryin’ to new sounds and instruments but we want to see something from LP old school, take care guys and good luck with the new album

  147. _MiHaRu_ on May 3, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    LOL,,,this is SO random!! 😉 anyway who insist on calling your music ‘nu metal’?I’ve always hated this label someone put on you..bah,,
    ps..you guys look all so cute in this pic..you had blue hair!!!and look at Chester!OMFG I miss old LP style!!(I’d like to know how you fell when you look at those pics..) 🙂 love ya

  148. DrywallTherapy on May 3, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    I agree with you totally on this Mike. I was describing my band the other day as “electronica/rock” and some dude was like “just admit it and say you guys are nu-metal…stop trying to cover it up”

    Needless to say I tore him a “nu” one! =]

  149. lostwithoutwings on May 3, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    lol. yes, i agree. 2004 was a good year. but seriously though, are ppl still using the term ‘nu metal’? its just like this whole ’emo’ thing. ‘member when back in the day we would just call the weird kid who sat in the corner a goth? stupid labels and stereotypes. sigh.

  150. todraw on May 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Funny anyway LP has his own subject xDD

  151. ManBearPig on May 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Hey, 2004 was a good year: PR 2004 was good, LP won the MTV VMA for BTH (lol acronyms), Creed officially broke up… Nothing beats random updates, however. A+ for that.

  152. pandora426 on May 3, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    y do ppl insist on put a genre label on music? so stupid… as WONDERG says linkin park is linkin park… nuthin else

  153. WonderG on May 3, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Linkin Park is Linkin Park!

    Haha!

    I kinda miss the Meteora LP…
    But LP still kicks ass!!

  154. KYO on May 3, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    NU METAL OR NOT

    LINKIN PARK IS THE BEST BAND EVER!!!

    AND I DON’T KNOW WHY HATE THE TITLE “NU-METAL” I THINK IT’S COOL AND THE LOOK IN THE 2001 AND 2000 WAS MORE FUCKING GREAT

  155. CuteWhiteBunny on May 3, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    IMO Linkin Park is not Nu-Metal.

    Linkin Park has created it’s own genre.

  156. Ezza on May 3, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    i feel that u were never ‘nu metal’ in the 1st place u guys are just different. u guys aren’t trying to be something your not, which is the thing i love most about ur music🙂

  157. VampirePrincess on May 3, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    haha that is pretty funny..okay I need a little bit of clearing up on a subject. Is it true that Chester is now on Twitter under the name ChesterBe? Because I do know that there tend to be a lot of people impersonating people like you, and I got into a debate with this one guy on there who told me that another Chester was the real Chester on there. If you could clear this up for me it would be amazing! Thanks.

    -VP

  158. iina on May 3, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    LP was great music in 2004. Still is.

  159. spraypaintNinkpens on May 3, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Mike that pic is from like 2001. I agree though, you all look so different now haha. Don’t let people stereotype your band; rock and rap can both coexist.

  160. Paused on May 3, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Really? I would date that back to 2002.

  161. MusicIsHealthy on May 3, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Hey Mike. LOL
    It’s so annoying that some people still think that.
    She should listen to your last record and then they would know that there’s no “Nu Metal”.

    Love ♥

  162. p_lane on May 3, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    More like 2000 or 2001. But who cares about the specifics, what’s important is that I love you for saying this.

  163. LPsarah17 on May 3, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    LMFAO! This made me laugh sooo hard! It’s 1:11 a.m. here and I’ve been up all night(listening to LP/FM:)) working on a social studies project that’s due technically today, and have been really frustrated and couldn’t focus.(I procrastinate ALL the time) I’ve been checking mikeshinoda.com all night hoping you would post something funny and now that you have, it made everything easier! Thanks!(: -Sarah

  164. numbrocker02 on May 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    lol Your so random Mike. What brought this on? And anyone who really knows you guys, knows how much you hate the “nu metal” title.

  165. EpilepticChickenScratch on May 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    LMFAO. I adore you. What the heck was that about?? Are they still calling it nu-metal? You kill me. You should visit us on the LPMB. Better yet, the LPU chat. We’re bored and you’re online.

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