New Divide, New Shoe, New Chester, & New Album

May 22, 2009

Here are a couple interviews about New Divide, the new MS/DC Remix sneaker, the new Dead By Sunrise album, and our new Linkin Park album. Enjoy!

The articles are cool…but what’s up with this:

I guess they couldn’t decide between a photo of the shoes or me…so they superimposed the shoes into one of our concert photos? Weird. Next time, just show the shoes!




  1. Sophia on May 30, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    well, u should tell them

  2. Sintia on May 28, 2009 at 10:12 am

    thanks for the post of articles even tho they basically say the same thing. But its good that you keep us posted on updates on LP, yourself, and share random things and videos (fave!!!) I really love the new divide song. Can’t wait to hear new music from Chester and LP. I hope you, LP & your families are doing good & healthy.

  3. numbrocker02 on May 27, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks for posting the interviews. How could they choose between a Hot Shinoda and some bad a** shoes!! πŸ˜‰

  4. anaslinkin on May 25, 2009 at 11:19 am


  5. rockermeg on May 25, 2009 at 5:41 am

    The image looks alright though to be honest.
    Good interviews πŸ™‚ can’t wait for the release and the shoes look awesome.
    Oh I went to an expo in ExCeL in London on Saturday and saw the car from Transformers xD

  6. MrsS on May 25, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Those shoes look hot! And so do you, Mike:) No wonder they couldn’t choose:)

  7. TheLPFreak on May 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    hey mike..i love this pic..from u and the shoes….new didive is awesome..hope the album will be like this song…which is your fav nickname : shinnzle, m.. m.. m.. mike shinoda or the glue……:-PPPP lyβ™₯

  8. ShadowerLiltani on May 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    They honestly did not pick one of your better concert photos, either.

  9. SkyOlker on May 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Hey Mike! Take a look at this :)))) It’s about LP. I think it was made by some crazy LP fan, but it’s very funny. Maybe, that’s how new Linkin Park video suppose to look like. :)))))

  10. Madlen on May 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Already read those….I have to say they made me pretty happy:)You have noo idea how much I wanna hear the new album…and of course Chester’s album.I love every single song you’ve written so far and I think it will stay that way.Btw when I first saw this pic I thought it was very weird…and it’s actually kinda funny:)

  11. dianlucas on May 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Nice articles, thanks for all the links. Wait… you say 100 pairs?! OMG! O_O

  12. tpbarbosa on May 24, 2009 at 10:35 am

    It’s really nice to see that LP will come with more rap stuff on the next album! I hope it also comes with a bit old school feeling, that”d be even more amazing!
    And the shows look very nice! I lol’ed at your commet about them lol :p But you still look pretty Mike =D
    By the way, the new Chaz abum sounds promissing! Can’t wait to listen to it.!

  13. Kalini on May 24, 2009 at 10:09 am

    It sounds quite optimistic! Although I love HT and MTM, I hope you’ll really make a different album, because I know you can do it! KK

  14. Angelic01 on May 24, 2009 at 10:08 am

    hey mike! I just want to say that I totally fell for ‘New Divide’ … and I fell hard ^^
    I’ve been listening to the song like nonstop since monday and the only thing stopping me playing it over and over again was my mother’s threat to kill me if I hear ‘that thing’ one more time ^lol^
    and I can’t wait for dead by sunrise to come out! I just know this will be totally dope! let alone the new linkin park record ^^
    so keep on like this and make me a very happy little girl like you do for almost 10 years now!
    love you, guys! ^kisses to everyone of you^ angelic

  15. SAFQCI1234 on May 24, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Hi Mike,I know that’s not here,but give back to the setlist By Myself,With You,And One and Qwerty.More old songs.These songs are amazing.Do you think that you could play these songs at concerts?Please,answer me.thanks SAFQCI1234

  16. Xyron on May 24, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Hey Mike ! Didn’t exactly know where to post it, so I’ll post it all over your blog then:D

    I wonder if I could ask a little favor from the band and ask you to make another bigger European tour like you did in 08
    I live in Estonia (1 of 3 Baltic countries) and I was in your concert in Riga Arena. I would be really thankful if you would tour again either in Latvia or Estonia because I really really really want to see you guys live again!

    So my email is , let me know whether you’ll do it πŸ™‚ and when πŸ™‚

    BTW New Divide is the BEST!

  17. leiza on May 24, 2009 at 9:03 am

    they should’ve superimposed a picture of you inside the shoe. that’s what crossed my mind as soon as I saw the picture… roflcopter.

  18. Ace on May 24, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Hi, I have a question for you Mike. Is it going to be any scream from Chester on the new album, like “Given Up” for example? I hope you’ll answer on that question somehow. xP

    Regards, Armin

  19. soyuneik on May 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    LOL! I think they were trying to make it look like you were pointing out like: ‘Buy my shoes now &*%$^’. …OR I’m just way too creative. Hovering shoes and ET fingers, I like it. Rawr.

  20. tinkerbella26 on May 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Dude, WTF is up with that EW interview???? The questions were weird as hell..And why the hell would he ask you about Fred Durst?? What a douche (the interviewer and Fred)…. And I’m not even gonna talk about that pic.. WTF?!? BUT I will say that I’m glad to hear that everything is working out for you guys.. New Divide is awesome!!!!


  21. 786khadija on May 23, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Dr Shinoda are you checking to see if we are alert ? Coz you posted the same article by Gary Graff twice, Reuters and News Daily !?
    FYI: My 8yr old son Xander, approves of the new shoe, he said “there all white, I like them” LOL.
    If anyone is having trouble getting New Divide on itunes in Australia, I got it from on Thursday.

  22. xomusicmaniac94 on May 23, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I’m loving the last interview…More specifically, the details given about Linkin Park’s new album. More rapping? YES! As long as there’s still a touch of rock in there of course. I get that it’s not going to be another Hybrid Theory (although i can’t help hoping it will resemble it some) and it’s not going to be Minutes to Midnight…so i am left wondering just what sound exactly we are going to be hearing from LP? I am extremely curious and more excited than ever about the new album. Too bad we have to wait til next year. Nevertheless, keep up the awesome work Mike! Can’t wait!

  23. Maaark on May 23, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Nice articles, but I gotta be honest: I didn’t like the second one. Pardon me if I’m wrong, but seems like the interviewer was trying to shit talk Michael Bay’s work or something like that. Then I saw you making fun of the picture they posted together with the interview and thought “well done Dr. Shinoda”. Ha! By the way, I laught so hard at “he’s either being secretive about it, or it’s way over my head, so he’s just skipping the explanation”. I’m pretty sure the videoclip is going to be great. I hope the Brazilian music channels get it. We need some good music videos over here!

    Have a nice weekend Mike, take care!

  24. Umi on May 23, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Dude, this photo is just hilarious XD and, as much as I may like seeing u, but there were sure plenty of better photos of u taken ^^’ (and as much as respect ur whole designing, I don’t really care about guy’s shoes or white shoes at all – make ur female fans happy and design some shoes girls/women can wear – maybe ask ur wife for advice or sth if u need help, she has a nice taste ;P)

    But thx alot for the interviews πŸ™‚

  25. NeneLP88 on May 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Gonna read them tomorrow! πŸ™‚

    However, at a first glance I was like: “why is mike holding a microphone behind the shoes? O_o” haha, stupid me πŸ˜›

  26. AleksandroAraujo on May 23, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Nice articles, I haven’t read them yet
    I just loved “New Divide” and the part you said about it >>> (I feel like “New Divide” is the beginning of a new phase for our band. We’re hoping to release things a little bit more often.)>>>
    I can’t wait for MORE!!

    ps. nice pic! πŸ˜€

  27. cuz on May 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks for pointing out, those were great to read! Can’t wait for New Divide video, Dead By Sunrise and LP’s albums. And your shoes kick ass, ha!

  28. Ash75 on May 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    wow, these shoes ARE AWESOME! But, they’re in too big size for me 😦 Make smaller one, Mike! Remember, that you also have girl-fans! ;D

  29. liope on May 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Interesting interviews! I have a question: In one of your inerviews you said: “The musical themes ended up being placed in a lot of important scenes in the film.” and on KROQ you said that the song plays all most during the whole movie. Does that makes you worry that people will think that this happens for commercial reasons? And by the way, some people believe that with your last album MTM, you have became a commercial band! What would you answer to those people?

  30. BrazenEntity on May 23, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Dan took away my credit card… My vision is so blurry, I can barely move… He might come by today, and I will try to get it back from him…ugh, whenever the phone rings, I can’t um, answer it, but at least Saint Shinoda is keepking me compay… I am really dizzy, and all I can think about is you… Tell Kristina that I’m really excited about our .49 price tag from Vietnam… I really love the hair on my legs, and all I can think about is our calendar… I’m really sad… but, at least I have oatmeal. I really miss you, baby… I”m sorry I got cursed by Benji Madden and gave you away. I wonder what he did with my napkin? I’m so sick of suffering, Mikey… and the world is too… I love you

  31. JessY87 on May 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    The Interviews are great and the Photo looks like ” Buy the Shoes or something happened to you !” Haha πŸ˜€

  32. mike_n_LP_4ever on May 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    AH !!! There’s rapping on it !!! Whoo !! πŸ˜€ I screamed out loud when I read that ! x) Rapper Shinizzle is commin back ! πŸ˜› I seriously gotta get those shoes too ! They are sexy ! πŸ™‚ And those people put a bad photo of you . πŸ˜›


  33. PinkWater3 on May 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    LMAO @ the photo. I’m sure if it had been a good photo, you wouldn’t have said a word. I received the shoes a few days ago. They’re great, I love them. I think my other Xanders are jealous.

  34. redwoman on May 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    no Mike this time I CAN’T agree with what you say! next time if they have to chose, please a photo of your stunning face!
    p.s. hope in next L.P. album you’ll sing at least 5 songs! I love chester’s voice, is awesome, but when I hear you singin’ (no roads left for example) I shiver!

  35. Ana_ on May 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Great interviews! πŸ™‚
    Indeed, the mix of the photo wasn’t the best choice… lol
    Can’t wait for the new album and it’s cool to know that there’ll be more rap on it. πŸ™‚

  36. Hawaii_LP_fan on May 23, 2009 at 10:44 am

    That’s great Linkin Park’s new single is creating a buzzzz! Love the interviews. So sensei is also a master origami-er? Paper artwork that’s razor sharp precise. If the corners aren’t lined up, the pointy-points dog-eared then your end result will look picasso-ish. Haha, wondered why my cranes transformed (no pun intended :p) into ducks. Speaking of the movie, I finally had the chance to listen to the WHOLE song, “New Divide” and I love it! It’s a major keeper on my iPod! πŸ™‚ susie P.S. Love that you will be breaking loose your FM side on the new album! No one can rhyme smoothly like you…guess i’m just partial to your style. Keep on rockin’.

  37. Morn_Ling on May 23, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I still don’t get how to buy the shoes…I mean there’s “Billing adress” and “shipping adress”.So that means I get a bill to the adress I write and then pay it? How do I pay it? -.-‘

    Btw:YAY more rap πŸ˜€

  38. _MiHaRu_ on May 23, 2009 at 9:19 am

    hey..talked a lot lately hadn’t you? πŸ™‚ nice interviews!!..the so nice!!you don’t look your best!! used to do origami!ahahah wow that’s so nice!I love Japanese culture (apart from origami obviously :P) in fact next year at university I’m going to study japanese language (and I’m italian so yea..a bit difficult) and culture!!!than I’ll talk to you in japanese!!!even if you don’t speak you???kisses

  39. todraw on May 23, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I’m just happy to hear that there’ll be more rap than in MTM ;D i need to get the shoes xD

  40. Thom_ on May 23, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Sorry if this has been asked recently:

    I assume ‘cos LP is so busy there won’t be a Projekt Revolution in the UK this year, I was wondering if it would still be happening in America?

    And could the UK possibly see it again 2010? I literally overdosed on happiness last time.

  41. linkinparc on May 23, 2009 at 7:34 am

    they should have atleast used a pic of you from 09.

    can you control which pictures the news,websites,reviews and etc. use when they report about you, LP, FM or anything?

  42. ThaPark on May 23, 2009 at 7:09 am

    can I get you? πŸ˜€

  43. PankakeMunky on May 23, 2009 at 6:50 am

    for the next LP promo pics, you guys should incorporate the shoes in them just to make things consistent next time. lol. you have to admit, that picture of you and the shoes is almost classic. anyway, thanks for updating about what’s going on in LP land and DBS world.

  44. ThePrincess on May 23, 2009 at 6:10 am

    HAHAHAHA.. OMG … Sorry I couldn’t keep laughter when I read your comment about that Pic !! .. uhm Don’t worry i Thought you were far more handsome than … the shoes !! ( Yes that was a compliment !! ) .. anyway cool interview (especially Fred Durst part !! πŸ™‚ ) .. And shoes too ( woow .. i love the color very stunning ! ) ..
    have a nice weekend .. Doc !!

  45. miKer0cks on May 23, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Great interviews Mike πŸ™‚ And thx for sharing πŸ™‚ I can’t wait for the new album! I hope you can put as much rap as you can in it! It’d be cool to see some tracks like Lying From You, In The End, A Place For My Head and maybe High Voltage and Forgotten πŸ™‚ The thing that caught my attention was how many pairs of shoes you have! I mean ok, I knew you have a lot but 100?!? OMLP Mike! Sneakers is my second love! (the first is LP of course). Anyways I guess that 70% of them are DC, 20% Nike and the other 10% is other brands like Vans! Hihi^^ I’d love to see your collection! πŸ˜€

    Well all interviews are great and the pic is cute too! It’s always good to look at your sweet face and smile πŸ™‚

  46. thenewLinkinPete on May 23, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Great to hear about new stuff! Looking forward to rocking ou with Chaz! I wonder if itΒ΄ll ever happen that LP will be putting albums out faster=P But I wouldnΒ΄t tell you to hurry just for the sake of that. Nevertheless, really looking forward for the new one. So youΒ΄re saying youΒ΄re like harnessing all that experimenting and new style of writing from MTM? I think there will be a lot to it. But on interviews, IΒ΄ve been thinking whyyyyy do they always ask you the same stuff the other interviewers already asked a thousand times!?!?(like about Rick Rubin with MTM) But you are always so polite and answer again and again. And that photo is hilarious. Now, get back to the studio! Peace.

  47. raggy on May 23, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Haha, you look sily on that photo ;D

    shoes look awesome btw!

  48. mano_lprx on May 23, 2009 at 3:13 am

    New, new, new… one of the good things is, I didn’t spot the word “nu metal band” anywhere :] yay! lol.
    I’m like, super hyped up about Chester’s DBS album!!
    And its nice to know the next LP album is on the move; Its a delight to find out we’ll be hearing more rapping on your part! xD I missed that.

  49. Marie14 on May 23, 2009 at 2:54 am

    wow…it’s great to hear that the new record will have more rapping from you inside πŸ™‚ i really missed it at M2M ^^
    can’t wait to see the video to new divide!
    hmm..i wish i could buy your shoes but it’s to expensive to buy them in the US because I’m from germany…I really wish that they’ll be available in germany someday πŸ™‚

  50. Angi220 on May 23, 2009 at 2:52 am

    I really think the photo is brilliant, Mike~
    May be you can try ‘Mike wearing Mike’s shoes ‘ next time~

  51. Lobby on May 23, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Do you realize, that you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf on that picture?

  52. NoMoreSorrowGirl on May 23, 2009 at 1:48 am

    So, that’s for sure that we can hear you more on the next album!?…wow!

    Mike! You don’t even know who Fred Durst is!?…where have you been this days!?…Hibernating in a cave in Egypt!?…LOL

    @ the pic…looks like your want that shoes to rap with you!…hahaha!

    Can’t wait to hear the new album! πŸ™‚

    EDIT: I love to do cranes and samurai helmet too!:)…and they say that if you can make a thousand of cranes and wish on it would be come true!…japanese style πŸ™‚

  53. Eddie on May 23, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Thanks for the news Mike!!!! I’m so happy!!! The articles are SUPER GREAT!!!! And the photo too!!!

  54. Wotur11 on May 23, 2009 at 1:35 am

    yeah yeah right right Mike continue rapping and rapping πŸ˜€ you know this summer my mom will buy me a new pair of sneakers and i hope my new ones will be as your beautiful ones !!!!! i ve read the articles and im waiting for your all new transition and Chester’s debut album πŸ™‚ keep rocking and love you guys πŸ˜€

    ps: you look so baby in this pic πŸ˜€

  55. bec on May 23, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Don’t you get tired of saying the same things over and over and over again? I know as a fan I get tired of reading them – by the time Minutes to Midnight was released I was ready to strangle the next person I heard saying the word “organic”!

    However you just went up 10 points for saying “…it’s not as bad as Jar Jar Binks” – I actually did LOL…okay chuckled but I’ve just woke up.

    Also, love the superimposed picture idea – you should do that on all your posts, photoshop yourself into every situation…though I’d find a different picture as on this one you look like you’ve lost all your teeth and you’re telling the shoes to go kick the attacker!


  56. Shinodabestfriend on May 23, 2009 at 1:13 am

    wow so many News.. lol Mike, I hope that those interviews say that you’ll sing, rap or whatever… if you don’t, I’ll rip you beard when I see you!!! already said..

  57. shakil_wave on May 23, 2009 at 12:28 am


  58. zahra on May 23, 2009 at 12:08 am

    weird pic!!!^.^ and ooooooo mike plz give out ur art show dates and ur touring(in US) dates FAST! I NEED TO PLAN!!…..ooooo are u going to play new divide live in the shows this summer!!!?????..(about the new,album,we alll love how lp makes differences! thats the whole point of the band!!! to sound as nothing before….and its all nEW,,,. :)…excited 4 every thing….just want time to pass me by a little faster!!! i cant wait πŸ™‚ tc mike ,have a great day bye πŸ™‚

  59. rocksylvie on May 22, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I thought is weird, too. I was wondering what happened to you because this isn’t you at all. I haven’t been here for a long time. I got a job and I couldn’t find time to do most of the things I like. I decided to write you these words just to let you know that I’m still your fan. I wish you all the best. Bye! I got to go! Lav ya!

  60. Celestial on May 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Definitely feelin’ those colors for the new Xander style, but I’d prefer low tops instead of high tops. Especially when I’m wearing shorts to avoid heatstroke and hot flashes that may occur because of the oncoming summer weather. In my opinion, it would look weird (much like that photoshopped picture) wearing the Xander style with that. I’d be pumped to learn that the Pride style were coming out in those colors as well. Hopefully that will happen when I can afford a pair of $150 sneakers. Friggin’ recession. xD

  61. DianneMaeS on May 22, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    HAHA you’re pointing at those shoes. That’s what they wanted.

  62. RazorbladeXtreme on May 22, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Take me to old times, when your metal shined. Shinoda please do some rap-rock in your next album and please us through a variety of you soul.

  63. Keres on May 22, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Glad to hear you’re working on rap verses. I missed hearing you in Minutes To Midnight. One of the things I love about Linkin Park is the vocal balance between you and Chester. The chemistry between the two of you comes through in the verses (as well as on stage) and that gives Linkin Park songs an unique feel. At the same time however, I would love to hear you singing lead more. You have an amazing voice. Why not try your hand at some more…intense vocals like Chester. I bet you could give him a run for his money πŸ™‚

  64. ReflectionistBaz on May 22, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Could you be anymore vague in those interviews, lol. I hope the new album is more electronic feeling like new divide. Minutes to midnight just feels dated to me anymore. Don’t write yourself out of this album and just do something completely new. I’m sure everyone will appreciate and embrace the risk you guys take.

  65. Carla on May 22, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I just embarrassed myself in front of my family because I LOL’d at the photo edit you posted. (and I’m at a party too!) Thanks Mike. >:’D But, the articles make me smile again.

  66. spraypaintNinkpens on May 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    The more Fort Minor influence/ rapping on the next album the better. I’m a little more excited for the record now.

  67. alyeska39 on May 22, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    That’s a lot of new stuff, lol.
    Also, I agree, that picture is very weird. Funny though. πŸ™‚

  68. kavana on May 22, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Hey Mike, I’m looking forward for the next album from you guys in 2010 and Chester’s DBS album this year. Regarding the shoes, they look awesome!!! Brilliant choice of colours. ‘New Divide’ definitely is one of your best works and i love it πŸ™‚ And about the picture, you’re right it is weird LOL but you and the shoes look great though πŸ™‚ Take care Mike.

  69. waie_91 on May 22, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Ye! another rapping by mike in a new LP album! I can’t wait for it. About the shoes the pics it look silly (LOL). I don’t know either there were promoting the shoes or mike’s new face but i guess both r rock picture! XD PS: new divide was awesome

  70. KOBSHI on May 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    No! I think “Top That” post is related to this post, don’t you see relationship between YouTube clip and Mike-shoes-photo? both funny.

  71. Sharisse on May 22, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Looking forward to your guys’ new stuff. I’m just glad that DBS is coming out this year so I have something to listen to while waiting for the new Linkin Park album. I’m really excited to hear the new music.

    I love the new shoes, but unfortunately they’re not in my size. I notice that the smallest size that is normally on your store is 8. Do they even get made in smaller sizes? Love the picture, though. =)

  72. MS_Ineedyou on May 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I’m really excited for the next Linkin Park album!! Mike … since you said in one of the interviews that you think there will be more rapping on the next album because you said …. you had like .. a FM outburst XDD Is there going to be another Fort Minor album Mike ?? I miss FM D: —Brooke .

  73. lp_fm_fan on May 22, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I’m so excited for next year. πŸ˜€

    And this year for the DBS album! ANNND I still love ND! Heard it on the radio! I loveee it, the radio announcers were like “this song is growing on me” I just got excited.

    And Lol @ the poster. πŸ˜›

  74. LPLibrarian on May 22, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Between this post and the “Top That” post you have been crackin me up.

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