Delson speaking at UCLA

June 7, 2009

Looks like Art Center isn’t the only college with impeccable taste in commencement speakers. Our own Brad Delson has been chosen as UCLA’s keynote speaker at the Letters and Science commencement ceremony. An excellent choice; we’ll be looking forward to seeing what Mr. Delson has to say to the young graduates.

On a related note, the information got picked up by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, whose comment was short and, of course, ssssassy. He said, “We’re sure the kids in this year’s graduating class are thinking, ‘Wait, what’s Linkin Park?'” LOL. I wasn’t surprised that Perez made a snarky comment about it…I was surprised he was so out of good celeb news that he had to resort to posting about Linkin Park. Or so out of good celeb news that he had to make a joke that UCLA was so out of good celebs…wait, what?

This post reminds of this SNL clip:

Anyway, congrats to Brad, and to UCLA’s graduating class!

PS: Googlefight knows what’s up



  1. Madlen on June 16, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Perez Hilton is just a little brat who doesn’t have anything else to do besides write mean girlsh comments about people…i’m really happy for Brad:)

  2. HJP007 on June 14, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Brad’s speech is up on UCLA’s youtube channel. He was hilarious!!

  3. rockermeg on June 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    …That guy is an idiot.
    Seriously-running low on “good” celebrity news.
    Yay for Brad!! Wanna watch that… πŸ™‚

  4. Lidiam01 on June 10, 2009 at 7:38 pm



  5. numbrocker02 on June 10, 2009 at 10:18 am

    That’s cool about Brad. I bet he’ll do a great job. Can’t wait to see the video.
    Oh and I loved the video! πŸ™‚ What a moron that guy/girl is.

  6. linkingal007 on June 9, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Dudes, did you see PerezHilton’s Twitter site? His post are so attention gaining, what’s his business that Adam is ***?! Iguess he wants to get recognise from those twerp posts~

  7. teena39 on June 9, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    YAY! Being how Im a part of the UCLA graduating class…I cant wait to hear his speech!!! Im so excited, Im sure it will be awesome!!! Ill make sure to record it and share it with you all!!! πŸ˜€ LP rocks!!!! wooo!

  8. StrangeGirl1 on June 9, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Well, “news” on Paris and Lindsay has been kind of quiet lately…. or maybe he’s just totally jealous that he hasn’t been picked to do a commencement speech. Oh my I can only imagine how that would turn out. LOL I’d like to hear Tina Fey as Sarah Palin do a speech =P

  9. Sharisse on June 8, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Congrats to Brad for being asked to do the commencement speech at UCLA. I hope a video ends up here so that we can see it.

  10. sizedude on June 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Put “James Franco” and “Linkin Park” in quotations (i.e will search for those two words in that order) and the fight changes completely:

    Perez Hilton probably has the biggest “love or hate” thing with people going on.

    I’m looking forward to his speach!

  11. dianlucas on June 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Blooood! o/ Anyway, congrats Delson.

  12. tinkerbella26 on June 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Yea, the other day I read about BBB speaking at UCLA because Franco pulled out. Good luck and congrats to BBB..It sounds like it was short notice. I’m sure he’ll have an exalting effect on everyone…What’s the deal about Perez?? He’s a douche. Not just because he made a remark about the most awesome band in the world, but just because I said so( and so do most people). I never liked him.. Wait, what’s Perez???

    rolls eyes

  13. TaylorKenjiLP on June 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    so a guy on KROCK in my area was just talking about brad doing the commencement speech. too funny! this is big news huh? =P

  14. Kalini on June 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Good luck Mr Delson! I’m sure you’ll prepare a great speech! KK

  15. RYU_08 on June 8, 2009 at 11:18 am

    congrats 4 u BBB πŸ™‚

  16. Curiosa on June 8, 2009 at 10:44 am

    lmao So you’re saying Brad isn’t a good celeb? lol Dude you have me rofl w/that last sentence! lol

    “had to make a joke that UCLA was so out of good celebs…wait, what?”

    PS: I don’t know what it is but lately you seem a bit more genuine than you did before. πŸ™‚ I like it when people are genuine. πŸ™‚
    PSS: Can you believe twitter actually has a limit per reply per hour?? I found out on Fri. (twice) & I will make Cheap into a twitter whore yet. Muahahaha! πŸ˜‰ Later. πŸ˜€

  17. Sintia on June 8, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I thinks its just funny how he has nothing really realistic to blog about esp. being negative about people he doesn’t even personally know. Hey,,,to each of their own. I am proud of Brad being asked to speak @ UCLA. If you happen to get it recorded like yours did, can you please post it?! I am very interested on what he has to say. I hope that you, LP, and your families are doing good and are in good health. : )

  18. nikkiann0100 on June 8, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I guess they do have impeccable taste in commencement speakers. πŸ™‚ Tell Brad congrats from all of us. Im sure he will do great. Hopefully we can see a video of the speech.

  19. davidkyoku on June 8, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Someday I will meet you Mike, promised.

  20. Strec on June 8, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Just saw this on the net, thought i’d link it if anyone is interested.

  21. Eddie on June 8, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Congratulations to BBB!!!! Mike if you get the video of the speech please upload it if you can! Damn, I can’t view the video, it’s for US only… 😦 In 1 week I’m going to buy Mike Shinoda DC Pride shoes!!!!!! I’m so happy!!!! Oh, and Perez Hilton, YOU SUCK!!!

  22. MentalisFun on June 8, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Lol…Brad is uber cool! Bad news though about Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Don’t know if you heard, but they were both sentenced to 12 years hard labour. North Korea should get that bloody stick out of their arseholes :/

  23. matty4u on June 8, 2009 at 3:31 am

    Guess perez hilton needs to visit linkinpark network to find out for himself/herself who does’nt know LINKIN PARK!!!!!
    so please sir/madam whoever u are!! when you do get the time do the needful!!maybe then you won’t underestimate a band that’s sooooo ROCKIN!!!!I love linkin park & know people from different parts of the world who love them tooooooooo!!

  24. Lvix on June 8, 2009 at 3:11 am

    I can’t watch the vid.
    It’s only for United States.
    Why the heck is this all time? Europeans aren’t good enough for watching video’s on the internet:s

  25. CuteWhiteBunny on June 8, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Congrats to Brad! Will you put up a video of his speech?

    I loved how “impeccable taste in commencement speakers” linked to your speech.

  26. zahra on June 8, 2009 at 1:31 am

    NKorea sentences 2 US journalists to 12 years jail,just got the news….:(……assholes!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! anyway the video was blocked!!! i mean i’m not in the us soo i cant watch it!!!post another link!!! and Mr. Delson????!!!! BBB!…. awwww thats sweet……lol!!! and the google fight!LOL!KOOL!!! i didn’t know about that site!!……and such a loser!!! how could he ask such a thing!!!WHATS LINKIN PARK????!!ugh????!!!what the hell???!!!!!OMG!!!

  27. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on June 8, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Hey Mike XD
    The last part you wrote made me so confused :S like i had to read it twice XD
    I can’t see the vid anyway :@
    And congrats to Brad πŸ™‚
    “Wait, what’s Linkin Park?'” OMG XD
    Take care man πŸ™‚

  28. linkinladie328 on June 7, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    oh sweet. i’ll have to try and sneak into the ceremony πŸ˜›

  29. Dori on June 7, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    “Impeccable taste in commencement speakers!?”

    The Googlefight thing was pretty awesome, but…. Did you rig it!? LOL LP has a TON more wins than James Franco, who is an amazing actor! lol

  30. abbykulyde on June 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    oh my, another grad speech..=) i think chaz will be next..
    can’t wait to see it..
    congrats Brad and good luck on your speech..

  31. durg on June 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    oh my, so much college grad speeches going on eh?
    that’s pretty awesome about perez commenting on brad- just because his comment doesn’t make any kind of sense.
    go brad πŸ˜€ can’t wait to hear what he says.
    & a new transformers commercial i haven’t seen yet is on right now! coincidence? i think not.

  32. Wotur11 on June 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    oh good job Mr delson so proud of ya :X send my love to Brad and LP too love you too mike :X

    ps:hey mike in the making of ND video, at 2:08 you guys can see a quite big hole on Joe’s Tshirt :)) hahaha mike tell mr hahn to buy a new one ;;)

  33. Anstice on June 7, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Mike, they finally gave the results of the Laura Ling/Euna Lee trials. I thought you ought to know if you didn’t already. I’m heartbroken. We can’t give up.

  34. ThePrincess on June 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I’m very busy at this time but this makes me annoyed !! .. “Wait, what’s Linkin Park?” !!! ( OMG .. i can’t believe that words come out from the men who use pink layout for his blog LOL !! ) seriously who the hell is Perez Hilton anyway .. so ‘she’ :p … make a stupid comment like that !! .. but i think ‘she’ :p .. just jealous .. no one will care..everybody know who linkin park is !! well i just want to say that I’m so proud of you Mr Delson !! .. yes we love you !

  35. scarcasm on June 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Congrats to Brad. here’s an interesting result which proves LP far greater than prez. Google fight never lies.

  36. KATHYxx on June 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    lol @ all the fans correcting Perez on his blog comments.

    Ah. That was too much pink for me to handle. I don’t think i can go back.

    EDIT: FUCK YOU, North Korea.

  37. Joanna_Fan_From_BR on June 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Congrats Mr. Delson!

    And dude, Perez Hilton Sucks..¬¬

  38. Melissa on June 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I don’t get that guy, he just seems really obnoxious and yet loads of celebrities kiss his ass… I’d rather be a celebrity and have him talk shit about me than be a celebrity and sit up his butt to avoid it.

    Actually, I really couldn’t be a celebrity, no matter what. Haha.

    Congrats to Brad πŸ™‚

  39. ninguem on June 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    my question is: WHO IS JAMES FRANCO? i never saw anything about this guy oΓ•
    and mike, you and your band will never need be in perez, because he only posts about subcelebrities (this reminds me the guy from glorious excess) and one person who calls the lady gaga from “new madonna” isn’t able to talk about lp

  40. analoggirl on June 7, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Congrats to Mr. Delson! It’s nice to see UCLA recognize his talent, success and philanthropy.

    Hopefully you’ll be able to post a video on your blog as I’d really love to hear his speech. (I bet he opens with a James Franco/Pineapple Express/pot-smoking barb. lol)

    And for the record, I can’t stand Perez or the world he represents.

  41. murry on June 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hey, don’t you even worry about that little bitch, Perez Hilton, okay? From now on, if you’re wanting to see how you rate amongst the celeb gossip fans, you go to ONTD. We love you there.

    It’s gotta be a tough break for Brad to come in after they were all ready for James Franco, even though a lot of people were petitioning against Franco doing it. But I’m sure he’ll knock them dead with his rapier wit.

  42. Celestial on June 7, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    LMAO! James Franco came to my college recently. Us art students got to do a Q&A with him and he mentioned how he’s ashamed of every single movie he’s in. I don’t think Brad would be ashamed of every single song he’s created. He’s a true an hero. Also, what’s a Linkin Park? =D

  43. Philly_Willy on June 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    “Googlefight knows what’s up” yes they do

  44. Vixenla on June 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I’m very happy and proud of our BBB! I’m sure he will give a great speech.

  45. PrincessbyDawn on June 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Those kids at the UCLA are so lucky! Im sure that will be such great speech and those people will love it.
    As you brillant said, “I was surprised he was so out of good celeb news that he had to resort to posting about Linkin Park” heheh …This guy is cuh superficial person, doesn’t add nothing good to our lives, nothing dense or deep.
    I can’t watch the video because it’s for US residents only but for sure that will be on sometime on internet πŸ™‚
    Love, Pat

  46. Sonia_LPrnway_ on June 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Perez is a twat that thinks Lady GAGa is a music genious, ’nuff said.

    congrats to Mr. Delson! πŸ™‚

  47. Maaark on June 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Hey Mike. I’m so happy for Brad. I bet his speech will to be amazing. Those kids at the UCLA are so lucky! Unfortunately, I can’t watch the video because it’s for US residents only. I’ll try to look it up on Youtube later.

    About Perez Hilton, he’s such an asshole. His life is basically that: shit talk celebrities. Sometimes I even feel sorry for him, because if there’s anything bad going on the celebrity world, if everyone’s working and staying out of trouble, he wouldn’t have anything to talk about.

    I’m sure you don’t care for this ‘celeb’ status and you sure don’t need that. You’re talented and your fans love you. Can’t say the same about Perez.

    Take care Dr. Shinoda!

  48. mano_lprx on June 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    LOL Linkin Park OWNS! xD Dont need googlefight to know that anyways πŸ˜›

    Congrats to Brad! =]

  49. Craig_McC on June 7, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Linkin Park may win against James Franco.

    But lets see how you do against your own.Haha.

  50. nataku on June 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    of course. the video can be viewed only by U.S. residents. as always ):

  51. Latinadesign on June 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    This is really great for Brad. Poor Mario aka Perez..maybe he is upset that NYC never asked him to speak at their commencement.

  52. Ruben on June 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I can’t watch the vid. But great for Brad! πŸ™‚
    Maybe this insulting post of Perez can inspire you to make an angry rap ? πŸ˜‰

  53. miKer0cks on June 7, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Well I can’t watch the video but yeah cingrats to BBB πŸ™‚ I read about him giving this speech a couple days ago…Seems like LP are in everything! Music, art, knowlegde, charity…You are a multi-tasking band! Ha! πŸ˜› You’re all soooo great ^^ Keep rocking…o.O and btw if there’s a video with BBB’s speech maybe you can get it and share it with us? Thanks

    Have a nice sunday Mike…I’m off to bed i’m too tired and I got to study for my exams tomorrow :/

  54. Emiily on June 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Can’t watch it in Ireland, Ill have to pretend its good πŸ™‚

  55. EpilepticChickenScratch on June 7, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I can’t wait to see a video Brad giving the speech =). Brad always struck me as the “speech” type. I’m not really sure why, hmm. So, you always give us clips of stuff that you like. What’s your favorite commercial on TV right now?? That’s mine. “Do you want whipped cream? :/” His freaking face, lmfao.

  56. cuz on June 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I heard about that just today and thought that was cool! The students will definitely have a great time! I’m really interested in what Brad’s gonna say. Would be great if we have a video of it… I also read that Perez blog and he seemed just too stupid for all those “university things” πŸ˜‰ It’s just so different that who’s-dating-who and best-dressed issues. He spends too much time looking for celebs, not artists. But I think students don’t have that problem. The SNL clip can’t be seen outside the US, someone post alternate link or what it’s about at least, please. Googlefight knows who’s the winner too, ha! Have a nice day Dr. Shinoda and the rest of guys as well πŸ™‚

  57. Joie on June 7, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I wonder why do people listen to this guy!I don’t think he has anything interesting to say.Anyway,I guess it was such a nice surprise for BBB.I hope we’ll find his speech on the Internet πŸ™‚
    1st comment, I’m honoured!!!

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