Ideas For Posts?

June 20, 2009

I just realized I haven’t done a “responses to fans” post in a while. Gimme some ideas: what do you want me to post about? Suggestions and questions are welcome…




  1. SWATI on January 20, 2010 at 1:29 am

    ooopps,, i meant (not LOL πŸ˜€

  2. SWATI on January 20, 2010 at 1:28 am

    QUESTION ——— Mike! Do u read “all” the comments on & do u also read all the tweets @ u on twitter???? πŸ™‚

  3. DXIC on July 17, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Hello Mike! I’ve got a question. Why the choice on meet & greet is random? There’re a lot of LPU’s fans who have never been to meet & greet. And those who do get there are those people who have payed for Online Only Pass. What is the reason then to buy an expensive PREMIER Pass if the chances are equal?

  4. whyflood on July 6, 2009 at 11:05 am

    i dunno whether you still read the thread, but

    it’ll be awesome if you post some more info anout the upcoming Glorious Exsess show..
    i’m planning my visit to the US now and coming to the GLXS myself is one of the most desired dream of me )))

    so that information would be super-significant )))

  5. khanhduy on July 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    hey Mike i think you should have a section in your blog where fans like me lol can put up our own artworks so that you and us aka the fans can comment on them (and share the techniques, ideas too, or even a hUGE project by fans and you Mike Shinoda too- huhmmm i never think of that!!!!………) Sorry for my crappy English lol, oh anyway , LP and FM are the best!!!!

  6. thegame87 on June 29, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Hi mike from Australia,

    Simple question – will there be a reanimation pt 2?

    This cd changed my life, Imagine all the new songs remixed! Please give any hint on whether this has been spoken about or a possiblity. Obviously you probably cant confirm or deny whether it will happen, but seriously this album was truly brilliant, a new one with the new songs would be awesome!
    Thanks mate

  7. Michael1904 on June 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Hey Mike, when I was younger, I found the LPTV episodes you did in 2003 really inspiring, and I love the DVDs you’ve put out with Meteora, The Rising Tied, and Minutes To Midnight. I like your idea of showing the creation process, instead of just the final product.

    Would you consider expanding on this concept, and show us more of how you work musically? Like, a Day In The Life at your home studio or something. Or maybe show off some of the gear you use, like the Virus TI that you used on Kimmel for New Divide.

    Any more insights into your musical creation process would be awesome.

    Thanks Mike!

  8. MarishkaLP on June 28, 2009 at 7:54 am

    hey mike! i know i’m late with my question, but i’ve just found out about the Hybrid Theory song which is called “She Couldn’t” and don’t really know if it’s really your song.. the style is pretty different from HT but there are your and Chester voices on that track so…

  9. Masterli on June 28, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Hi Mike, I saw that you don’t play on your ibanez guitars since 2006. Why ?

  10. dkleung on June 28, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Hey Mike,

    How about a post about this rare song that is buzzing around the LP news world. “She Couldn’t” a demo from 1998 Hybrid Theory cd? I heard a snippet of it and i LOVE it, i would love to somehow hear a full version of it but chances of that seems pretty slim. So in conclusion, post something up about things that are rare (maybe forgotten by the Linkin Park group) what i want to know is what is the story behind that song? That should sound pretttty interesting, in fact it would sound delicious! haha

  11. theOuiSkey on June 27, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    hi…been long time away from your web…how about idea of global warming…through vdo promotion??

    I was sent to HAITI for project dont know how long i have to b here…heard that you have some project that plean to help here….if there is anything that i can b of your project…do let me also your LPU.

    friends told that u will b in BKK for concert agian…is that true..if yes this time..i miss it…soooo sad….

  12. LpJapanme on June 27, 2009 at 3:14 am

    hey Mike. I was wondering .. how do you you choose the places were you go on tour? ..Malta would be nice too. anyway Iv w got another question, what goes first.. music or lyrics? and what are the steps to make a good song?

  13. ThaCold on June 26, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Hey mike. I’m trying to start rapping, do you have any tips on how to get started? I tried freestyling over some random beats but I’m terrible. Please give me some suggestions, thanks πŸ˜€

  14. sabry_br on June 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Heyy! why don’t you guys come to Brazil someday? It’s a good Idea I think….

  15. Dj_Mp3 on June 26, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Mike, You have to post a video of you MAKING BEATS!! I’ve been studying your methods ( One 808 kick first for your hooks, organic drums, and patterns, etc.) I”m also a producer who have studied your methods and your ear of sound. I love your simplicity but very depth damage compositions. I love the organic drums you put in your mixtape 2 in fast car. I would like to see how you master too. ^ ^. Inspired me to mix down this Master Mix.( ) We got one life to live and to teach, pass it on MIKE! Have a good day Mike and clear consciences for inspirations!

  16. Sher on June 26, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Hey Mike…
    Will Linkin Park ever perform in Hawaii? Although we're consisted of seven small islands, there is a HUGE LP fan base. I was fortunate to attend a concert in L.A., but wish you guys can rock out here! I know we will definitely show you guys our Aloha, and if you have time, please check out our Japanese American Cultural Center based in Honolulu. I know you'll enjoy Hawaii, the food, and especially the people! Thank you for being such an inspiration and keep rocking!!! =o)

  17. hybridkyoto on June 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Mike. I’m really happy to hear about all of the different shows and events you’re participating in with your art, but you haven’t really mentioned Glorious Excess since the (DIES) show was postponed in January. Any news on that, like if you’re working out the schedule with JANM or still working on the pieces themselves? I know you’re busy with the new album, upcoming tour, and upcoming shows, but just wondered what’s up. Thanks!

  18. SalseraShari on June 25, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Hey Mike! As a band, you’ve been together for a while. How has the dynamic amongst the group changed over time? Obviously you are all more experienced and mature, but does it ever feel as though you’re friendships are growing apart? Or have you grown closer over time? Has the stress from the industry, or success of the band changed you as a person? Are there days you ever want to kill each other?

  19. Imri on June 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    HEY DUDE…i just wanted to ask the exact days of your upcoming art exhibition. i would love to attend, but i just need to know the dates…that will make my busy life A LOT more easier. alrite man, ill keep cheking the blog

  20. zyklon on June 25, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I was sorta wondering what your take on “We are the Fallen” is…( if you could post about it that would be great! thanks!

  21. CotaNi on June 25, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Hello Mike, We are a group of die-hard Linkin Park fans in Taiwan, we are extremely excited about the live concert to be held in Taipei in the coming August. To show our support and enthusiasm for LP, we have designed a T-shirt that incorporate the LP logo and our own ideas. The T-shirt is for ourselves to wear only, and will not be sold for commercial benefits. We’re just writing this letter to make sure that we’ll not infringe the copyright of the band’s logo.All we want to do is to wear this T-shirt to Linkin Park’s concert to show our props for the band. Please let us know whether we can wear this T-shirt to your concert, thank you.

  22. B_Keppy on June 24, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Method or madness? How does the progression into your newest music manifest itself? πŸ™‚

  23. Jenn on June 24, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    If you go to this site: , you can type in a website and see how it was almost anytime from 1996 until now. I did it with the lp and the lpu websites. Some of the photos and links are missing when you ‘go back in time’, but it was VERY interesting to see the first lp websites and remembering how it changed. I am wondering how you and linkin park are changing and if these changes will be good for the die hard fans that were there from the beginning. I am also really curious to know if you are going to rap on the next album. Many fans and I are missing this element of LP that has been taken away from us :(.

  24. Elliot_aka_MC_Eli on June 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    My comment or question for you is. knowing that your headlining at summersonic this summer… and that there are going to be vast majority of metal heads at that show… are you guys prepared to drop some ballads like SOTD/LOATR even tho they are singles? Are you guys going to lean towards a more hard rock/ fast tempo set list? i can see you guys doing…. Reading my eyes, a place for my head, with you, by myself, no more sorrow, given up, faint, new divide… lying from you, the little things, breaking the habit.. maybe like Session/cure for the itch for Joe to be more vocal i guess you can say during performances. Maybe the infamous no roads left? haha fans want that angel voice mike haha

  25. msgirl on June 24, 2009 at 2:52 am

    wow..thanks Mikey… my question is why is your new album coming out so late?i am really sorry for asking this.i know that Chester is working on his own projekt.And i know that you are trying to do a good album.but,considering your fans,can you make it a little bit earlier please?You were really impressed with Beatles when you found out that they had released 7 albums in a short Beatles,you can do that.i just want to listen to your brand new album as soon as possible..please!itΒ΄s about 3 years AGO when you released MTM.I know that you are workaholic. :)If you try something,you can complete it at anytime….please! πŸ™‚

  26. XxbrokenangelxX on June 24, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Hey Mike! Just wanted to say your amazing!
    It would be nice if you would update us on the making of the new album or some of your interests like maybe telling us about your fav show or fav soda or something just general, random and fun πŸ™‚
    India loves Linkin Park!!

  27. FCastro on June 23, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Hey Mike, I don’t know if someone else asked this, but…

    when you write demos, it’s like painting a new image? I meant, the same feeling, the same inspiration… can I suppose when you’re painting it’s like composing and vice versa?

    hugs from Brazil

  28. EmKei on June 23, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    So, Mike, I think that everybody wants to know about the new album, it’s progress etc. It would be cool to see more pictures from the studio, you guys in the action!:) Also, it would be interesting if you could write about some funny things that happens to you (among yourselves, or maybe situations you had with fans)… And just one more thing, I have to tell you this:You have THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VOICE I’ve ever heard!!!LOL:D

  29. Lori on June 23, 2009 at 2:39 pm <– dude i saw this on youtube and i feel so sorry for you πŸ˜› i dont know whos worse – the crazy lady at the end or the paps who are stalking you down the st. anyway, i was just wondering if stuff like that happens a lot? it looks awful. i mean the likes of paris hilton need paps because she’s like a walking brand – her life needs to be in magazines in order for her to remain in the limelight and for idiots to buy her crap. how would you feel if your whole life was played out in tabloids?

  30. Melissa on June 23, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I don’t really have anything to ask which I don’t already know (or at least, I don’t think I do) but I do have two comments on previous blogs you’ve made. First one is, you posted a video a while back called ‘Top That’, which I hate you for because I feel that when I get bored these days, it starts playing in my head… (haha, I don’t really hate you, but man it just won’t stop) ;p Secondly, a longer while back, you posted music recommendations and one artist you mentioned was Santogold so I checked out her album and it’s now one of my favourites… so thanks for that… I think that’s it. Keep it going! πŸ™‚

  31. SinisterNL on June 23, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Question; with your art, do you have any person at all that inspires you the most? And second; when will sell another +- $100 art work in your online store?

  32. Toolkit04 on June 23, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Hai Mike… I’m your big fan..
    well i just wanna share about my artwork inspired by you/Linkin Park
    u can check it : (its my gallery)
    i hope in the future u can post “art from your fans” hehee….thx a lot!!

  33. pink_skull on June 23, 2009 at 7:07 am

    hey mike,well you can post about anything that makes you more photos or videos about what’s going on in the studio with you guys.and post….whatever comes to your head((: take care

  34. Stee1baby on June 23, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Hello, Mike!

    I love Linkin Park and I love everything about it – ur music, ur voices, ur lyrics, ur concerts.. I just wanna say Thank u for all what u have done =)

    My answers –

    1) how long do u and other guys from LP plan to work and to make us feel happiness about ur music? πŸ™‚

    2) can u send me ur sign, please…? if u can (but it’s impossible, i think..), i’ll give u my adress.. :-[

  35. Linkaholic on June 23, 2009 at 6:22 am

    I have something for you but am not sure if you’ll like it or not, here’s the link:

  36. nibrix on June 23, 2009 at 5:35 am

    i doubt that you will have a chance to read this since you are a busy person. but to just put it out there… iv noticed that in most of the soundtracks for movies that linkin park has appeard on that another band is almost ALWAYS there with you guys. its disturbed. i was just wondering if you guys have any connections or might appear in a concert together. which brings me to another question. do you choose who comes with you on tour? or is that the recored company? oh and one more question you know how hip-hop artist feature people on there songs.. would a band ever do that. i think it would be cool. Linkin Park feat.Disturbed. (p.s. i know i cant spell)

  37. _EniX_ on June 23, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Mike, for me, you and your band are the bests in the world, your music is really very varied and I find it exellent in words as in sound (with LP like with Fort minor). Hybrid Theory record mixed all styles I like, Meteora was a kind of evolution for me, until Minutes To Midnight which turned to a style of harder rock…
    So this is my question :
    Will the next album get closer to one of these records or will it be completely different that we expect ?
    Thank you and thanks the band for being so exellent !!!
    Love πŸ™‚

    And pleassssssssse come in Belgium !!! ❀

  38. Tip805 on June 23, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Hey Mike.
    I’m a REALLY big fan of yours/ Linkin Park. Your music really inspires me to try to make it in the music industry and pretty much life in general. You and your team are a breath of fresh air compared to other artists out there that are putting out mediocre material.
    My questions concern the upcoming LP album. What kind of style can we expect with this new album; whether it be going back to Hybrid Theory or just sticking with the way M2M went. Are we going to see more songs like New Divide? And who were your influences back when you were still trying to break through?
    It would be amazing if you got back to me on this, once again I’m a huge fan of yours and it would be an honor(:

  39. erippe on June 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Hello,I have a question. My acquaintance..When they were young,he was aiming at a painter. He went to a university while working,actuality dosen’t seem to have gone well. It’s open somehow while working with the gallery now. But maintenance in an gallery is also by the serious state. I think Mr. Mike is one who has got his “dream.” (You’d need a considerable effort to arrive there.) He’s also exerting himself for his “dream” now..If there is advice, please..!

  40. liviap on June 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I’d like to know how is the new CD?! Is it going to be like the old ones? (with a lot of screaming, etc. etc.)
    Was Dave in the ND clip?
    And WHEN are you gonna come to Brazil agaaaain?! ‘Cause I’m really dying to see live.
    Love you! :*

  41. MAGS on June 22, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Mike, thanks for being so close to the fans.
    Question: I’m from Chile, Linkin Park has never come to my country, I wonder if someday you will visit South America.
    Suggestion: You could make an album with instrumental versions of old songs from Linkin Park. We really want it πŸ™‚

    Thanks Mike. There are so many beautiful people waiting for you in Chile.

  42. MS_Ineedyou on June 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Hey Mike, i haven’t been on in SUCH a long time, I just want to know, Are you going to make any more Fort Minor albums ?? I love FM, and miss them. I know a lot of other LPUers, and LPNers .. O.o XDD miss them too, so, are you ?? It’s okay if you don’t get back to me though, cause i’m pretty sure someone already asked you this, it’d just be awesome if you answered ME back XDD Have a nice day πŸ™‚ —Brooke . P.S — my mom won’t let me download photoshop for that LPU contest because it associates with Linkin Park (yet she let me join LPU) .. do you know where i can download a free trial without making an account ? cause i tried but she won’t let me make an account _

  43. Full_Metal_Ninja on June 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    You do quite a bit of artwork,(I know understatement), can you do some artwork for videogame consoles? Kinda like your skateboards(which I bought all 3 btw at the Japanese Museum in LA when you did your art thing), basically a PS3 or Xbox 360 special MS edition, If not, at least convince Joe Hahn to do it! I took a pic with that dude at the Street Fighter 4 launch so I know he likes video games! lol

    Are there any plans of a Linkin Park Guitar Hero bundle thing kinda like Metallica’s? I do understand it would be hard but I think it would be awesome. I can only imagine how complicated it can be just to produce this project tho.

  44. Imsweetlikepoison on June 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Dear Mike
    I would like to ask you if you could post a tutorial of how to draw in japanese style (I think thats the style you draw in, isn’t it??)
    because I draw too.
    Something else that I would like you to post is the piano sheets of right now , and one last question: are you thinking of making another personal record??
    Thank you
    yours faithfully

  45. burningdaylight on June 22, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    hey mike! not sure if this will get to you, but there’s one question i’ve always wanted to get answered: over on the LPU boards, one of the members made a thread about there being a “stigma” associated with being a LP fan. the gist of the thread was that LP fans are stereotyped as “goths” “emos” “kids who cut themselves” etc., and are bullied for it. my question is: what kind of advice would you give to fans who are being bullied for liking LP (or being bullied for their interests in general)?

  46. LpOrcaPrincess on June 22, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I have two questions I am curious about. Both do not involve any music, art or inspiration.

    I would like to know what is your favorite animal? what are your views on Aquariums and Zoos?. (Personally Im cool with them- i worked in one for 9 years, But i would like your opinion.)


  47. PaintedDreams on June 22, 2009 at 11:45 am

    hey mike, i was wondering who your artistic influences were when you were growing up or even your favorites now. as an art education major, you are one of my main influences/inspirations when i paint. therefore, it would be interesting to know who YOU look up to. =]

  48. Kayleigh on June 22, 2009 at 11:44 am

    hi mike πŸ™‚ it would be interesting to know how to find my own style in painting since i really would like to improve myself. how did you come to the skulls for example, is it necessary to have a kind of ‘trade mark’ ? how can i find something which appears in all of my pictures so that people recognize my work (and i don’t mean a signature :D) ?
    greets from germany xD

  49. rockermeg on June 22, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Do you think you’ll ever take your art abroad?
    (PS – just saw Transformers 2 πŸ™‚ music was good…)

  50. lostwithoutwings on June 22, 2009 at 11:33 am

    i have a few questions;; what do you think about the current state of the music industry? where do you think things are headed with labels and record companies? everything seems to be internet orientated. & i feel terrestrial radio is fading fast. i’d love your thoughts and opinions on this. -thanks, jenn. =)

  51. anaslinkin on June 22, 2009 at 11:00 am

    HI MIKE !!!!!!!!!YOU I LOVE!!!!!!!!!

  52. ffmuteki9 on June 22, 2009 at 11:00 am

    How do you think about after watching this? the song called ” The Most Beautiful Face”, saying that our earth is the most beautiful planet in the galaxy. It’s a song of environmental protection, written by a Taiwanese band. I will post the English translation later on

  53. ProFetRudra on June 22, 2009 at 10:13 am

    you could do a WOOSTER like thing,here is one video to start you off i guess,

  54. Ranger111133 on June 22, 2009 at 9:50 am

    hey mike…..this is sorta a really weird question but what size is your head in hat sizes? i want to get u this kick ass hat and give it to u at a meet and greet next year sometime when you guys are on tour lol
    can’t wait for transformers to come out and i hope the new album is going to be amazing

  55. frgtnhvymtal on June 22, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Ok, If you and the rest of the guys in LP had to make a whole movie (You guys have to be in it) what would this thing be about, and who are some people you would invite to be apart of it? David Draiman maybe??? I have a picture of you two as my wallpaper on my computer ^^

    Ok and another thing…. If you had to put everyone in Linkin Park in some kind of peaking order… what would it look like???

  56. Yves on June 22, 2009 at 7:20 am

    hey Mike I have 2 questions:
    1. MS DC:
    Beside the new Xander there’s also a new black MS DC. What can you tell us about that shoe?

    New LP music:
    You mentioned in a interview with the Rolling Stone magazin that Linkin Park wants to go in a more “substantial” direction. I’m really excited about that πŸ™‚ Did you mean with that interview, that we will hear for example some Jazz elements or other music directions we usually don’t hear in mondern Rock music?

    Wish you a lot of fun at the Transformers 2 premiere tonight πŸ™‚

    PS: RS interview:

  57. dutchsoldier on June 22, 2009 at 6:58 am

    I think that there are many LP fans that try to reproduce the sound you guys create to play at home.
    Maybe you can tell us what is the most versatile, good sounding ( in your opinon ) guitar amplifier that we guitarists could buy for a reasonable price? That would be sweet! Even more because when you ask other people about it, the only thinig you’ll get is every freakin time another answer and well, the only one who we can trust on this is you ( and the other guys ).

    Oh, don’t know if this already did occur some other time on your blog, but maybe your favorite Japanese dishes are interesting! ( I love Japanese food haha! ). But pls if you do this one also choose my first Q!

    Rock on!

  58. strawberry on June 22, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Hi Mike =)
    i love you arts and i would like to see them live
    so the next time are you keen on come to europe again? (e.x Germany :p)
    and is it possible to take some arts with me…:D of course iΒ΄ll pay for them
    Have a wonderful week

  59. JanV13 on June 22, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Hi Mike! I think a sneak peak into LP’s upcoming album would be cool. Just like you showed us a glimpse of New Divide in LPTV What’s to Come 2009, you could post a video on the making of the new album! Another good idea would be to post some pics of Xero when you, Brad and Rob were highschool kids!

  60. Stepha on June 22, 2009 at 5:17 am

    how does it feel being my idol?

  61. NuMetalGiady on June 22, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Hi Mike!
    I’d like to know if and when there will be another european tour with an italian date too… You come soooo rarely here to Italy!! =[ I saw you at the Heineken Jammin’ Festival a year ago and I need to see you again! πŸ™‚
    With love, Giada

  62. Carla on June 22, 2009 at 4:25 am

    1) Flashbacks/Back in the day’s would be nice. (especially if they were of prehistoric band moments from your teens, college days, and even from before) But even random stuff like when you mentioned your first car was also quite funny and interesting. Another example would be your interview with Carson Daly talking about rapping in elementary school and not knowing what anything meant lol. 2) Art related, I always love your promo posts but: more tutorials? college experience w/Joe and advice for anyone going into the art world? 3) You wear skate shoes, but did you skate when you were younger? 4) I still want to know your favorite anime series. Seriously.

  63. PippoPappo on June 22, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Your Favorites songs, bands, gear, reviews of gear, everything! Also I think that is a good idea create a official Mike Shinoda’s YouTube’s page.

  64. abbykulyde on June 22, 2009 at 2:27 am

    hi mike,tnx 4 being so nice 2 us..evry1 knows that u r a very talented artist but can we know more about some personal stuff (if it’s fine with u) like when are u planning 2 have a “Little MS”?isn’t that cool..u can teach him 2 rap even inside Anna’s womb;and when u left for tour,how does ur wife feels when ur not around?; do u cook?what’s ur fave dish?hmm(seriously, i want 2 know!;p)
    I’m also wondering if u guys r safe 2 tour even with these Flu threats?just be safe huh! & lastly,do u think it’s a good idea that u perform New Divide live on shows like The View or Ellen Degeneres??my son luvs the song!;p
    PS:ANY PLANS ON COMING BACK 2 D PHILIPPINES??Please do,I’m waiting..

  65. Xavi_Hidalgo on June 22, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Hi Mike!I know that some people want you to do some instrumental songs or beats! I know that you haven’t got a lot of time, but you know that a lot of rappers, producers, singers.. listen to your music. You can do one or some special instrumental beats and put it on the internet to sell it. It could be called “Beat for relief”, like your “Music for relief” campaign. Hundreds of people will be interested in your beats or instrumental tracks and more people will know the “Music for relief” project!!! do you know how many people want to rap or sing in one of your compositions? Please, think it… Sorry for my poor english! i’m a musician from spain…

  66. Wotur11 on June 22, 2009 at 2:05 am

    (1) I wanna know more bout your childhood πŸ™‚
    (2) when will you come back to FM?
    (3)What’s your fav song of LP?
    (4)Image if there were u, a sheep, a lion, a horse and a cow going in a hot desert. u had to leave 3 and keep 1 of the amimals. What would u choose ? πŸ™‚
    (5)Do you think the 3rd world war will happen?
    (6) have you ever felt sick of reading fans’comments and response to them? and have you ever think “im about to close this website” after reading silly comments?
    hey mike i ve been thinking qs to ask u since last night if these ones are annoyin u sorry anyway! forgive me n thanks ! love you mike πŸ˜› have a nice day lol πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  67. Shadow on June 22, 2009 at 12:55 am

    You talked about the monday meetings and stuff already. But how is the process from doing a demo to the finished song? Do you all do demos or just you/Chester? Shortly said: how is the process of writing, producing a song in case of LP?
    Also interesting (I know some people aready asked this) would be “a day in the life of Mike Shinoda and Linkin Park” πŸ™‚
    What is your favorite place to perform live? Big venues or smaller ones?

  68. AmyLynette_91 on June 21, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    hey mike just post up more pics of LP anywhere in studio.. outside just anywhere .. hahaha it will be fun

  69. Ezza on June 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    how u actually go about writing a song/ album. not just hearing a song half finnished and u playing with protools, but the beginning as in do u play an idea into ur pc or write it down on a stave or in tab form?? then how the song comes together. do u experiment with loops or is the whole thing played live straight to the computer?? are ur songs really as complicated as they sound?,….
    πŸ™‚ lol
    and 1 other thing will projekt revolution ever come as far as australia?? πŸ™‚

  70. soaring_man on June 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I think it would be cool if you keep introducing independent artists (like you did with “promote yourself”). It’s a priceless thing for new artists.

  71. JeezyJazz on June 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    hi Mike….its true there are a lot of fans in Venezuela ;)…i’d like to see lp in person being in a concert in 1st line an being washed with chester swet and your saliva at rapping xDDDD….i think you shuld post more info about LP like how many songs will the upcoming album have :D….or some videos about the making off or about the ensay you gave for MFR πŸ˜‰ i really want to see you performing New Divide live (excellent song by the way :P)

  72. LPrevolution09 on June 21, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    mike, why Linkin Park don’t come to latinoamerica? we are big fans of you too, and the greatest wish is see you in a concert =S please answer me
    I’m from venezuela πŸ™‚
    LP Rocks

  73. D3lta on June 21, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Things about music artists that’ve always interested me, is how they actually create music. I mean, I’ve seen your “Making of the Record” DVD special editions numerous times, but I’ve never seen how a song gets started, and then ended. It’s always been just kind of “Here it is almost done……aannndddd, now we’re done, TADA!” Also, if you happen to have backstage footage of tours, or stuff fans don’t normally get to see…set up, tear downs – the part that’s lame, and unglamorous. I’m also really sincerely curious to know…is it difficult to stay connected with fans, yet be able to maintain your distance? I’m sure it must be a weird fine line…

    Thanks for being dope,


  74. JRock4589 on June 21, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I agree with ‘drummerdalziel’, seeing something like a day in the life of mike shinoda would be FANTASTIC….maybe hanging with the band or you guys just being goofy? i would enjoy that a lot πŸ˜€

  75. durg on June 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    i think you should pop in the LPU chat sometimes, just to shaken/liven things up, haha.

  76. DRUMMERDALZIEL on June 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I think something really ordinary, like a video blog of ‘a day in the life of mike shinoda’. you getting up, eating breakfast, kissing your wife goodbye, goofing off with the band, driving around etc. people seem to like that whole ‘celebrities are normal people too’ concept. As for questions, I have none of any intelligence or significance. Story of my life πŸ˜„

  77. shan1105 on June 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    How come no project revolution this year? are you guys too busy with your new album? When will you start touring with the new music?

  78. Virginie on June 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Mike,
    Questions : Why “The little things give you away” is so important for you ?
    What is your favorite song to play on stage ?
    There will be another version of “New devide” video (with flying scenes and … Phoenix) ?
    How do you feel when you’re about to leave home for a tour around the world ?
    Have you ever heard about Jiro Taniguchi (Japanese manga drawer) ?
    Suggestions : Tell us more about Glorious Excess (Die),
    Short video of your new album recording.
    Have a nice sunday, Virginie

  79. Parth on June 21, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    i was wondering about the transformers: revenge of the fallen score. the tracks were announced a while ago, and i only see one with credit given to LP. it says “contains instrumental clips of ‘new divide’ by linkin park.”

    so i was wondering: did you guys even work on that, or did hans zimmer and his team just take clips for new divide? also, did you guys work on any other songs on the score? i was looking forward to hearing what you can do as a score, and i hope that you guys had a part in all of them.


  80. Monika_FC on June 21, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I had never listened to Fort Minor’s “Get Me Gone” until a few days ago. I got a little bit shocked by the beginning of the song. I wonder how you felt, Mike, because I would have felt really awful, probably as if I was just too much in the band. Could you tell us something about that? Anyway, thanks God that you didn’t listen to those fools πŸ™‚
    Also, I’m deeply disappointed because the smaller size of the Xander shoes is huge!! xD Why aren’t we small-footed people entitled to wear cool shoes?? xD
    Thanks!! Greetings from Spain, hope you come soon…. ¬¬
    PS: I missed your rapping in Minutes To Midnight. I ask you as a personal favor to rap a little more in the next album please!!

  81. Jome on June 21, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Mike, what I would really love to hear about is your experiences from around the world. You’ve travelled in so many countries with Linkin Park. What have been interesting, surprising, funny, scary, exhilarating etc. Tell us some stories from various places you’ve been and show some pictures πŸ™‚
    Thanks for an amazing blog!
    Jonas in Copenhagen, Denmark

  82. Celestial on June 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    You were right–The Happening is pretty much one the worse movies I’ve ever seen. That’s saying a lot because I have seen some pretty horrible films including a few by Uwe Boll and one called Ninja Cheerleaders…Anyway, I agree with what I believe someone else suggested. I think it would be good idea to post some movie reviews. I think it would be also good to implement some more video blogs–perhaps more of the band working on the new album.

  83. PankakeMunky on June 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    you should tell us funny stories about anything random that happens during your day. another thought would be for you to create a massive transformers costume out of cardboard, wear it to the premiere of the movie and/or take tons of pictures of it. then have one huge transformers battle go on with other people

  84. Joanie_LP on June 21, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    random stuff about yourself and your bandmates! photos and your fave music

  85. james_elliott on June 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Ooh! You might like doing some stuff with people’s covers, like when you did the xefusioner’s thing. I know that was a huge motivation for me when I did a new divide cover. Like… yeah. πŸ™‚

  86. Satine81 on June 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    IΒ΄ve got one question that I know now. I wrote a letter for you Guys but I am not sure if I should send it. So my question is: Do you read the letters from your Fans on your own or is this to much to read every letter? And do you answer this so that your Fans can be sure that you get the letter and you also read it? So IΒ΄ve got the adress of Machine shop recordings and I like to know if this is the right adress. Oh, I remembered another question that I like to ask you. Do you have on your Concerts something like an autograph session before or after it. Till present I havenΒ΄t any opportunity to go on one of your concerts, but I see this almost always in some videos.

  87. StrangeGirl1 on June 21, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Hmmm, I would like for you to post about sunshine, rainbows, evil carebears, and unicorns. Thank you.

    As for a question(s): I thought it was great LP got to go to Egypt to shoot the ‘new divide’ video. Did you get to do any sightseeing? You’ve been around the world about a bagillion times. Can you suggest a few interesting places to check out?

    I suggest the Mutter museum:


  88. Charlotte_Jay on June 21, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Thank you for giving us the chance Mike, I was wondering if you could give us some more tips on art stuff like painting and song writing becuase there are a lot of begginers here on your site, including me, and one more thing…could you please share some of your expriences about starting a band? thank you again.

    You’re very caring about your fans Mike πŸ™‚


  89. Thom_ on June 21, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Mike as someone new to producing music remixes it would be brilliant if you could post a small video of some techniques you use when you want to produce a new mix. Whether you were to talk about how you obtain the neccessary tracks (I assume you are able to purchase studio tracks from actual artists somehow? I like many others basically grab whatever instrumentals / acapellasI can get!) or effects you use to transition between songs, maybe something on musical key, or finding tracks that go together… maybe even something on the legal complications of producing a remix, or just walk us through how you’d create an original beat! Some of your Fort Minor backing tracks are simply outstanding.

  90. danielpsoad09 on June 21, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Hey Mike, I have a question for you.

    You said many times that in the process of making M2M, you were cutting songs almost every day. So at the end of the process, you just recorded 17 or 18 songs.

    Well, you released 12 songs on M2M, plus No Roads Left which was a bonus track.

    Now my question is, where are the rest of those songs (for example the one with the working title ‘Japan’)?
    Why don’t you release them?

    I’m sure they’re good enough to be heard.

    Greetings from Chile !

  91. missdunno on June 21, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I’ve just a little question about the new divide video ( which is awesome, btw ) : why phoenix isn’t in the band performance scenes??

  92. DJ_Libyanhead on June 21, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Hey Mike, if u were invited to go to the middle east (I mean in amazing countries like U.A.E, Qatar etc..), would you accept that invitation?

    its because im american who moved to the middle east, and i really liked it, its good for a summer vacation πŸ˜›

  93. Lidia on June 21, 2009 at 9:52 am

    hi mike..I have just a little (probably stupid!)question..I think that you work a lot,day by day..don’t you get bored or tired about all that work?or you love your work even if you have a lot to do???

  94. Zuzaca on June 21, 2009 at 9:15 am

    “lol. hey mike, could you like, teach us more art techniques?”…ou good idea kimCHEE πŸ™‚
    Hey Mike, you could give a rap lesson too πŸ™‚
    My idea was, that you could write something more about Art Center College of Design in Pasadena…I know, that this collage have website but I think itΒ΄s better, when someone (who attended this collage) write something about it :).
    I want to attend this collage, hence I write you. Thanks Zuzaca πŸ˜›

  95. Smarky on June 21, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Write more stuff that we can all learn from. You have had a lot of interesting experiences in your life from the success of LP and other projects and a lot of kids look up to you. Your graduation speech was great, more stuff like that please. More about the creative process, how to deal with things, personal philosophies even everything down to managing everything you find interesting, projects, time yourself etc. I think a lot of people could learn a lot from you and you have the position and the platform here to make an impact.

  96. waie_91 on June 21, 2009 at 8:42 am

    I’ve planned a lot of question but after i read this post my mind was blowing freely (means i’ve forgotten) but here are some of the question. [1] what does the song “hands held high” mean? I made a lot of research on it but still found nothing so i hope you will answer me because i want to erase some confession in mind pls XD. [2] will mike do a lot rapping in this new album, because your rapping was one of the pieces from original lp (definitely serious, man!) . [3] i am suggesting that you (mike) to form back your side project “fort minor” because i love your song like “where’d you go” and i love to collect lp stuff. Sry for my english. TQ πŸ˜€

  97. Marie14 on June 21, 2009 at 7:47 am

    hey mike…I always love the posts about whats goin on with LP…
    hm…i’m really wondering if or when you’ll make a new fort minor record…?!
    but its very cool that you ask your fans for ideas for posts πŸ™‚
    you rock!

  98. akira_loves_shinoda on June 21, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Hey guys never think of coming back here in the Philippines?
    if you answer this..i’ll be the happiest!!XD….thanks..–akira

  99. kimCHEE on June 21, 2009 at 6:22 am

    OOO OOO OOO answer my question! πŸ˜€ lol. hey mike, could you like, teach us more art techniques? im totally dyin to learn from you. ahaha. and is it possible that you guys , as in LP, would star in Transformers 3? some reports out there said that there might be a possibility that you guys would be on the third one. well, hope you could like, take a look at mine? i’d be dead happy. thanks! you the man! haaha

  100. ruru87 on June 21, 2009 at 5:18 am

    hi, mike. i have a question~ your band do a lot of shows every year. do you guys feel tired of all the tours? i feel it’s just impossible for me to sing almost the same songs everyday or travel from country to country. although i’d like to go to your shows as much as possible and really excited about the shows, i just want to know your feelings about it. thanks. :))

  101. Philly_Willy on June 21, 2009 at 4:50 am

    As a bit of a gamer what do you think about the new “Natal” project by Microsoft for the Xbox 360

  102. PinkyLouloulp on June 21, 2009 at 4:43 am

    I wanted to know if New Divide is a continuation of What Iv’e Done. I’m asking this because a lot of people seem to think that the sound is very similar and since you guys wrote it for the second Transformers movie it seems like a sequel. Thanks for the opportunity. πŸ™‚

  103. YourConscience on June 21, 2009 at 4:33 am

    You can ask Rob if he wants a pregnant nerd by his side at the Transformers premier, then post his answer? smiles hopefully

    Hmmm, how about you post some “making of Glorious Excess (Dies)” pictures? Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make the art show in August, so I’ve been hoping for something to feed my art cravings. =)

  104. deih on June 21, 2009 at 4:23 am

    tell us funny stuffs about the band members, we dont know. and tell us how ur first kiss was(hahaha, just kidding).
    but tell us about ur life. i think ur life is sooooo interesting( Kenji- fort minor). ur song and the story are just wooow
    and so real…

  105. HarryHeadbanger on June 21, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Hey Mikey ! I hav the most basic question…Did you ever took any kind of training in music before LP ? Or you have learned everything by your own ? I wanted to know this since like 6 years…I really hope you’ll answer this. Thank you so much !

  106. qwertz on June 21, 2009 at 3:23 am

    well, i have a few questions, but they’re pretty… random.
    1) what’s up with the radio polls on LPMB? and why have they stopped? we barely even scratched the topic – we listen to a lot more stuff than just that!
    2) it seems there was an entire day of footage scrapped while making the New Divide video. how so?
    3) how are the tours planned? do you get a say in where you tour to?
    4) what does Brad think about Britney’s latest album? πŸ˜„ <—before anyone flames me for this
    and yea, knowing where you get your info about all this exciting art would be a useful thing to know.
    (does Apocalyptica ring a bell to you?)

  107. kavana on June 21, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Dear Mike,
    I appreciate successful musicians like yourself and the rest of the members of Linkin Park for lending a helping hand in Charity.
    I would like to hear more about Music For Relief because you’re efforts help in bringing a lot of people around the world together to support the cause. Thank you for your the music and your efforts to create a better world πŸ™‚

  108. Alexa on June 21, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Hey Mike, i’m Alexa, i’m from Bucharest Romania and i’ve been a Linkin Park fan since 1999, i grew up with your music and i love it. I was just wandering if you have any plans of playing a show in Romania anytime soon.
    One more thing:it would be very nice if i could see some new Linkin Park vids on your blog (or anywhere else).
    Thank you and have a nice day.

  109. zahra on June 21, 2009 at 3:13 am

    HAHA…i usually have a million of questions to ask u but i dont know why i dont feel like asking anything today… i just hope i get a M&G pass one day to ask my stuff in person…^.^…have fun mike, take care .. :) friend is killing me to ask uto come to DUBAI!!!! mike plz ///trust me u have soo many fans there!!!

  110. Talha on June 21, 2009 at 2:53 am

    I dont want to ask much but (hmmmm the way u do it) ROLF do update with Fort Minor scene, ty. πŸ™‚

  111. dwarf on June 21, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Hey Mike! Will there be some singing from you on the new album? πŸ™‚ just a little bit??? πŸ™‚ (maybe one or two songs) i think your singing is AWESOME and you should do it more often !!!!! πŸ™‚ Really. I love it !! Don’t be too shy πŸ™‚

  112. TheLPFreak on June 21, 2009 at 2:25 am

    hey my mike….why isn’t that stuff that u showed us in “What’s come to”..where ur flying…i love new divide …ur so hot in this vid chester too<3….visit my site and make pls a comment..then i’ll be happy…is anyone else in twitter except chester, talinda, elka, dane, sam….pls write me back…sry if my english isn’t very good but i’m sweet 16 and a german girl who loves LP…and english isn’t my best subject i’ve got a 3 (C) in it..Xd lol pls mail back..ur so fucking love you xoxo

  113. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on June 21, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Hey Mike πŸ™‚
    Thanks for givig us this chance =)
    I have a question. i read a LP intervew yesterday about Minutes to Midnight and yall said “The little things give you away” is the most important song in the album. I was wandering why is that song so important for you? Is the song meaning for someone in particular?
    Thanks πŸ™‚
    Take care and have a great day.

  114. teejay_92 on June 21, 2009 at 2:05 am

    Hihi Mike ^__^
    I was wondering with the new Linkin Park record will the sound be more of the Hybrid Theory , Meteora stage or more like Minutes To Midnight? Or will it be completely different from the previous albums?
    much love xox and greetings from Australia (:

  115. Mark86 on June 21, 2009 at 1:49 am

  116. Cintya on June 21, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Hey Mike, I have a really old question….I was part of the lucky LPU fans that got chosen to be part of the Faint video. That was both a great and exhausting day, I still can’t believe you guys do that! I have never jumped and screamed so much in my life! Anyways, I remember there was a guy or two taping the events of that day, did that footage ever make it anywhere? I would really love to remember that day, and see some old friends. Also, I remember you announced that we would get something in the mail for being so patient that day, did you or the guys know that nothing was sent? I ask this because, I wonder if there are things that your bosses do that you don’t know about?

  117. TheParanoid on June 21, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Hey Mike, this is a really good idea. I am young and love Art, so I want to know more about your Art. What are your inspirations?
    And with what kind of material do you work?
    I am from Germany and was at your artshow last year and it was so great!
    Most people love your art, but I think you could talk more about it. Where do you get the ideas?
    Thanks for your reading. Nice greetings, Denise.

    PS: What’s with Fort Minor? Let us know, if you do some music like that πŸ˜‰

  118. MARIALENAKI on June 21, 2009 at 1:45 am

    hey mike!! i think it would be nice to upload some photos from your childhood!! if you have, though… thanks n take care!

  119. shinoda_fan on June 21, 2009 at 1:35 am


  120. Steff02 on June 21, 2009 at 1:15 am

    hi mike, i would like to know why you wrote the song in between ? nice greetings steff

  121. alxnilam on June 21, 2009 at 1:13 am

    there’s one thing i’d like to know. you have a lot of artwork you like, so where do you look it up? do you have some particular sites or do you just follow exhibitions?

  122. Tozcano on June 21, 2009 at 12:53 am


    First of all, Thanks.

    Now as for the topic for discussion perhaps informing us on particular music software you like to use. I know thanks to the episode of LPTV you really enjoy PRO TOOLS. Have you used Reason or Logic? Any other software? And maybe spend a little on how you use them with each album. Do you use one software for a whole album or do you use several? Thanks again.

    Also here is a link to some instrumentals I’ve created. I would appreciate feedback . Thanks.

  123. LockjawGroudon on June 21, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Hey Mike,

    I was wondering if you were going to be doing more singing or more rapping in the next album?

    Can’t wait for the next album, and keep up the good work!

  124. spraypaintNinkpens on June 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Mike please post a topic about Fort Minor. I’m a little confused what’s going on because at the end of the making of The Rising Tied, you said “you’re still hungry” implying another rap album by you was in the works. Four years later, FM fans are still wondering what’s going on. I understand you’re busy with LP, your artwork and other musical productions here and there but I think true FM fans just feel a little lost about what we can expect in the future. I apologize for being so upfront about the Fort Minor subject because you seem to not want to talk about it but I’m sure you know how it is when you’re just literally dying for your favorite band to make that next record.

  125. drshinoda1 on June 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Do u think if chaz album be a hit and have awrads will he leave lp and make his own albums?

  126. ChesingMinoda_Belson on June 20, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Hey Mike, I have asked you this in an earlier post a while ago.. I plan on painting my guitar. i noticed that u have a couple guitars that u painted. i have looked on youtube for vids.. but i really like ur texture.. Let me know man…



  127. p_lane on June 20, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Have you seen Star Trek? And if you did, who do you think is hotter Chris Pine or Zachary Quinto? I have a $25 bet with a friend on who you would say, so choose wisely good sir.

    Oh, and did watching those two hot GQMF’s make you want to watch Princess Diaries 2 and start watching Heroes? Cause I know I do. . .nom.

  128. Curiosa on June 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    SdwOTD forgot one thing: “9:15 am, had to take a dump, a really big dump, & it was stinky.” πŸ˜› lol Or does your poo smell like roses? πŸ˜› lmao

    How are you doing? πŸ™‚ How’s SOB’s music coming along? I know Ryu’s been busy. Hope you’re having a good weekend. πŸ™‚

  129. vitamin_n on June 20, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Would You Ever Collaborate with Avenged Sevenfold? I believe that would be awesome (and so would other people)! Thanks Mike.

  130. mikechan on June 20, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    hey mike, i was wondering about the glorious excess:dead, there hasnt been much info on that, could u please post some information on that like when its going to happen, so i know when i can fly down from seattle and check out ur artwork.

  131. Lyra on June 20, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Mike~yea ive got some questions 4 u..PLZPLZPLZ answer…
    1)Can you give me some suggestions for learning guitar?i just started and sadly i just can’t get the hang of it..and it even hurts to type right now…:(
    2)What do you think of those Disney teen stars? (i know it sounds childish..just curious..)Like Miley Cyrus?i don’t like em,but many of my classmate LOVES her..God!!it’s like being in kindergarten…
    3)Any suggestions on hoe to sing rap?
    well..thats all…Hope you answer it.. πŸ™‚
    Nice day Mike..:)

  132. Aiman on June 20, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Who is singing back-up vocals on New Divide? At some points it sounds like Chester while others it sounds like you. Also, who does the production credit go to?

  133. FlipShine on June 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    What about getting signed?

    I’m in a band and we just finished up recording our demo album which will be up online soon. do you think you could give any advice on how to proceed from here? I’ve done some research but I was curious if you have any really important pointers.

  134. deadbyke on June 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Mike,voice from China!i wonder if LP would come to mainland of China or not…you know that last year,due to Chester’s injury,LP cancelled the show in ShangHai…all the guys who bought the ticket for it felt deadly disappointed…but we believe that you and other five would come back again…these days,we keep talking about this in our LP’column..some of us say “yes ,LP is sure to come”..but some of us are negative….so,Mike,can you give us an answer???
    also,i am not a LPU member but i really like the t-shirt that LPU attaches,can i have the t-shirt in another way without joining the LPU????/because my parents won’t allow me so much money to spend on it…peace and love

  135. epicsend on June 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Are you going to bring back some songs this summer you didnt play the last few years such as Forgotten By Myself
    P5hng Me A*Wy Figure .09 ect.

  136. Leilu14 on June 20, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I’d appreciate another post about art (drawing/painting). I’m a beginner so anything you’d like to share would be helpful. Thank you!

  137. SdwOTD on June 20, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I was thinking about this and thought that ‘A Day in the Life of Mike Shinoda’ would be fun. You know, like a log. 9:00am – Woke up, 10am-12pm – watched TV, 1:00pm – went to work on the CD, 1:10pm – decided that the CD can wait, etc.
    We often forget that your a normal person, and its always nice to be reminded of that. =)

  138. Blackout4500X on June 20, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Hey Mike I was wondering, if I make my own version of music videos using Linkin Park songs will you take the time to watch them? I want to do it because I am a filmmaker and thought making my own videos using LP music would be fun. I have a few ideas and going to join using “One Step Closer”. Thanks. Take care.

  139. ThePrincess on June 20, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    How if a little explanations about ‘New Divide’ single ? it is related to the changes of image your music genres ? If yes,how you make it not so surprising for us coz many of us are more like LP songs with a touch of rap,Apparently will be better if you first see how the response from all of your fans Before taking a step to the new phase right ?

    NOTE : June 28th is my B’day and on June 22 I will get the best B’day gift ever (I will meet the men who made me lose my mind for almost 9 years LOL !).. so wish me luck daddy ! ( shh .. don’t tell my evil boss about this Or he will fire me ! )

  140. AndreaLinkinParkFreak on June 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Mike! I have a question, i really want to know about a tour in Southamerica… Please come! you’re welcome in Colombia, hope to see you here soon..

    I Love You!,
    Take Care,

  141. lp_fm_fan on June 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    What do you think of the iPhone 3G S, worth it or no? I personally think it’s not because it’s just one step closer to the 4G (I hope!) I might as well wait, but what do you think? With the few updates they made is it really worth it?
    (can’t really think of suggestions but here are some random questions! lol)
    What was the weirdest question someone asked you (here or anywhere!)?

    How’s your summer? I just made a music video for my class….Sober by Pink, I got an A and 98 for my individual part (which was editing) it was SO fun, I’m trying to convince my cousins to help me make another one!

    It’s good that you’re interacting with fans! Not many bands/artists do. πŸ™‚

    -Ana A.

  142. Lidiam01 on June 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Hey Mike!
    i just wanted to know if u guys would ever collaborate with any artist that u would normally NEVER think of??
    somebody like : Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers…stuff like that?? =D

    o yeah and as weird as this sounds everytime i listen to “leave out all the rest” it reminds me of Jeffrey Dahmer idk y??(kinda creepy i know)
    i wanna know what u guys were thinking of when u wrote that song? or any song? what do u think of??

  143. afteriwake on June 20, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I would love to know how you come up with ideas for the fake titles of your songs while you’re recording so we don’t know what the actual titles are. Also, what’s your first memory of you creating art?

  144. Mondreus on June 20, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    (1) Why Phoenix wasn’t in the New Divide performance footage.
    (2) If you guys are going to be at the Transformers 2 premiere.

  145. vladpalets on June 20, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Talk bout the upcoming album such as album art and whether therell be a worldwide tour, including back to Australia πŸ™‚ Oh and maybe something about Styles Of Beyonds album, its been hanging round for ages now :S

  146. phill715 on June 20, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Hey Mike, this is a question that I have been wanting to ask you for a very, very long time. When you released lockjaw to the LPU (I know, it was a while ago), there was a lot of argument over whether or not to share the song, and those who did (youtube, etc) were pretty much hated by their fellow LPUers for sharing an LPU exclusive song. What is your stance on sharing music, especially LPU exclusive music?, since it is made solely for LPU, not youtube.

  147. linky_luvslp on June 20, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    hey, mike. im not to sure maybe just shit that you like doing and how your albums going πŸ™‚ or just post about fuck all lol…come aussie soon plz πŸ™‚ i love you xx

  148. daryl on June 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    what use do in your spare time and what is it like to play live and is it hard

    thanks and are use ever going to come to nothern Ireland

  149. Jaraldoaz on June 20, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    During last years Projekt Revolution Tour I won a backstage pass wih Joe and Brad before the show (Mansfield, MA 7-16-2008). I had asked if there were anyplans to do another Reanimation type album. I was told there would be something “similar, but completely different”. I haven’t heard anything else about something like that. Is it still (or was it ever) being produced?
    (Also in the little booklets that were handed out with the line-up and a mini-bio for each band Joe’s name was missing from the members of Linkin Park.)

  150. Elliandria on June 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    This may be, you know, terribly audacious and foolish of me, but I would really love a touch of insight into the lyrics of “The Hard Way.” I really adore the lyrics to it – in fact, it’s my go-to song when I’m either in a horrible mood or needing a bit of creative encouragement. I know it’s sort of an unofficial rule to not talk about what goes into the lyrics of your songs, but if you’d be willing to give us just a hint of what inspired the lyrics, I’d be incredibly appreciative!

    Also, thanks for just making this post. It’s such a nice thing for you to do. πŸ™‚

  151. lpcarwasher01 on June 20, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    U know what I want to an actual HD quality version of your new music video “New Divide”….all of the versions I’ve seen so far kinda have a low quality to them…and yes I do realize that some of the scenes in it are meant to b like that but still some scenes that look fine don’t have any high quality to them whatsoever….I was slightly disappointed just saying

  152. bec on June 20, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    suggestions of things you can talk about:

    1) Your personal life…haha only kidding!

    2) Besides Transformers what summer blockbuster are you looking forward to? Will you be in fancy dress to see Harry Potter?

    3) Having to live on a bus with lots of other men – please shatter the delusions of the fangirls and describe the smells!

    4) What do you think of fan-fiction? Can you say Bennoda peaked in 2003 and if you were gay you’d prefer to hook up with ___?

    5) When you watch porn do you prefer straight or lesbian?

    6) I realise I’ve said some pretty obscure things to you over the years, can you make me feel better and tell me the worst/most offensive thing said to you at a M&G?

  153. lucky_cat on June 20, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    On a bunch of interviews you gave recently you said about the new LP album you’re trying to make it “genre busting”. So well, provided that I take that seriously it brings up a lot of questions. I’ve started to think about it, but the questions that come along with it seem to be unlimited. Unfortunately my characters are not … So, I would like to know more about your (and the bands) thoughts that are involved. What are you trying to create and most of all: why? Also, what do people think what “genre busting” could be?
    (If it wouldn’t ruin the entire surprise, then I guess I have to wait until next year though πŸ™‚

  154. anthonykerrigan on June 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    i think as a lot of people look up to you and as you’ve become something like an idol to a lot of people, you should talk about being true to yourself and about making decisions, doing the right thing etc etc
    people like to relate to people and you definitely have something to say
    you can heavily influence people!

  155. thefly on June 20, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    would love to hear you elaborate a little more on your work on the actual score for transformers. the score album doesn’t really feature any original material from you guys, just one track that had obviously parts of new divide incorporated into it. I found that a little disappointing, would have loved to hear more original music by you guys, especially among this “remote control” garbage that jablonsky and I don’t know how many other zimmer clones “composed” (sorry, but this stuff is unbearable for “real” film music buffs)… is there more music from you in the film? did you actually provide additional music, or did jablonsky and co. just take new divide and take it apart?

  156. ryo_ortega on June 20, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    hey whats you’re biggest regret? i know it’s not good to dwell on regrets, but its refreshing to know that even stars such as yourself still feel the same ups and downs as the rest of us. are there any things you’ve done in your life that you’ve just never been able to shake the guilt? have you ever let someone slip away from yourself and you were never able to get them back? that kinda stuff

  157. ReeRee on June 20, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    since the summer tour is coming up fast maybe you could ask fans to post up what songs/medleys/mixes they would like to hear and vote on it?

    Also you know how you did that hip-hop medley a few years ago, maybe you can do another medley? because i would LOVE to hear a pushing me away (HT) /pshing me away(reanimation)/ pushing me away(acoustic) MEDLEY. i dont even know if that would be possible to do lol but us fans like the way you guys mix up certain songs and give it an new twist.

    also chester said he would do “easier to run” ACAPELLA!

  158. Diana_LP_adicted on June 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF LINKIN PARK!!! AND SOME STUFF ABOUT YOUR FAV. BANDS AND MOVIES ETC… (i would love to see you performing with metallica!) metallica and lp -> best bands EVER!!!!!

  159. Stefanlp on June 20, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Hey Mike, i would like to ask you if you can do a Balkan tour, like in: Macedonia,Serbia,Bulgaria,Albania cause that would be cool, linkin park has many fans here, and for the blog you can post about your album progress, maybe give us some pictures and ect

  160. ALUST86 on June 20, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    MIKE! You have to check out my Linkin Park/Bitter Sweet Symphony video
    that i made .. You guys are Deadly that was a great show in Dublin last year.. GUWON! ill let you put the video on your site.. Cheers

  161. Poci on June 20, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Hey Mike, here i come….
    What do you think about fan sites? Are you visiting fan websites often? And what do you think about the appearing of informations on these? I guess some of these are refreshing very quickly, and gives useful information. I do a site as well on
    Thx if you read it, and more thx if you answering it! πŸ˜€

  162. NoMoreSorrowGirl on June 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Hey! Are you ok!? Haven’t got any fever or what!?

    OK! Heres mine: You’re one kind of a so busy guy from your arts, to studio, to Fort Minor to whatever,have you ever considered of having a time out and getting into sports!? What was your favorite sports!?

    And last do you mined if you’ll goin’ to share to us your facial scrub secrets?

    Take care:)

  163. Ruben on June 20, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Polyrhythmic signiture: Ever thought of making a song in another time signature? I like TLTGYA, From the Inside and Wake for having 3/4. 4/4 time is just so common. I would love if you made a song in like 5/4 or 7/4 time. Dave Brubeck – Take Five had a 5/4 time and the Japanese singer Akeboshi with his song Winds had 5/4. Pink Floyd had a 7/4 time with their song “Money”. I think they really sound great.
    What happened to the song “JAPAN”(‘nananananananaaaa, the pieces of your secrets’…..)? It was catchy, but i can’t find any info of the song since the DVD of MTM.
    Are you (LP) trying improve your skills in your musical instruments?

  164. kementari on June 20, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Mike, would you talk what you are listening now, new bands, old bands, recommend some music to us, thanks
    and talk about movies too

  165. Doomguy13 on June 20, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    A question I have is would you ever consider dropping being a musician for a while and just settling down or just start hanging in the background as a producer or mixer.

  166. Ivyy on June 20, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Hi… I have a question: what do you feel and what you think when you are on stage in front of a big crowd which sings and shouts? Thanks…

  167. LPkillz123 on June 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Hey Mike! LINKIN PARK ROCKZ. You haven’t really been doing anything with Fort Minor and Rising Tied was an AWESOME album, when are you guys going to make another? Can’t wait for the new LP album next year. Mike you’re the best rapper EVER. LP4EVER

  168. JohannesK on June 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Mike,
    I have a question but I don’t know if you can/want to answer it.

    Many of your songs have very untypical lyrics like for example Dedicated (my fav LP song) or By Myself that deal with problems of the ‘inside’ and feelings.
    My question is, how do you get the idea to those lyrics? Do you really have felt feelings you’re rapping or singing about or is that all fictional? Because on the one hand you don’t seem to be a person who had to deal with things like bullying but on the other hand the lyrics describe the feelings very exactly and correct.

    I hope you can answer that because I’ve thought about that for a long time =)
    Greetings from Germany,

  169. PrincessbyDawn on June 20, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Lots to ask..I know you have one place to people post their links/sites/blogs about their music and that you check them out and post opinions; could you do the same about writings? I mean lyrics and poetry? I write about desire, wish and those are full of images, a beautful work honestly and I would love to know your opinions about so where could I post this to you read, if it was possible? Other than that, I would like to know about writers and poets you read now or in the past; I would like to see more about you’re Artworks and your vision about art, and pieces that you write, like poems, lyrics or things like that. Love your work, Pat

  170. A7XYETI on June 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Hey Mike, we ( have prepared a trailer video for your upcoming show in Istanbul, Turkey @ Rock’N Coke festival!!

    You can check it out by clicking here:

  171. nikkiann0100 on June 20, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Mike, any new info reguarding Glorious Excess (Dies) would be awesome. Cant wait to see the show. πŸ™‚

  172. leticiaykeda on June 20, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    global warming and the question of the moment, please share your vision!

  173. Madlen on June 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    What’s going to happen to your character in your new art show “Glorious Excess:Dies”? Does it bother you when people keep calling you nu-metal despite of all the stuff that’s been said or done? Who’s your favorite artist? What’s the most exciting part in the whole process of writing a record? What’s your favorite color (lol)
    You could post about music you like…you haven’t done that in a while…

  174. Fox on June 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    I would love to see a post aimed at those interested in recording. Not everyone can afford (or, run in some cases) ProTools and some of the other professional recording softwares out there. I’d love to see reviews of cheaper (or free) software, tips on how to get started and ideas on how to set up studios when you don’t have a lot of space or money. It would also be neat if you did this once a month. Put up an open forum and let us ask you questions.

  175. JohnLP89 on June 20, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    How about a lyrics contest? BTW, on Monday, is LP watching the transformers movie with the people who won the contest, or just playing the show and leaving?

  176. linkinallica on June 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Will Linkin Park ever do another show with Metallica in the U.S.? I can’t make it to Finland this summer. Linkin Park and Metallica are my 2 favorite bands and it would be great to see them in one show.

  177. Meteora20 on June 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    hey Mike

    i think everything is great what do you post here. but i would like to see more stuff about you’re Artworks or Artshow. that’s really interessting. i like you’re artworks.

  178. shu on June 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    yo mike what up i was just wondering if you ever got tired of making music or spending time in the studio. have you ever wanted to try something different on your time off?

  179. LPRox3 on June 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Finally i thought you forgot bout us.. LOL… seems like everybody already asked what i wanted to ask. But have a great weeknd MIKE. Ohh i have one, do you have any tattos if so how many and where, what would you like to get tatto’d on you. because it doesnt seem like you dont have any.

  180. _Constantine_ on June 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Hey man, –
    1) Can you tell us a few artists you (LP) would/maybe like to collaborate with at some point in the future?
    2) What do you think about music “heavy-weights/legends” like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Rolling Stones etc.
    3) Can you guys consider letting the fans vote for the setlists/or a few songs in some of your concerts?

  181. EpilepticChickenScratch on June 20, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Hey Mike =) Okay, so, questions. What questions actually get you to pay attention? 1.) I always wondered what the worst injury you ever had was. 2.) I gave Chester a binder for all of you when I hung out with you guys on Wednesday. Did you guys get a chance to look at it? 3.) I also gave you a book when I met you in August of last year. Did you get a chance to look at that? 4.) Do any of the guys of LP snore and if so, who is the most annoying/loudest? I guess that’s it…?? Thanks =) -Jade

  182. NightmareJunior on June 20, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    What about your thoughts on the “Freshman Class of Hip Hop” a.k.a. Kid Cudi, Big Sean, B.o.B., Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Drake, Asher Roth, and so on. I feel like their actually really showing promise in a genre that’s been lacking substance since 2000. Who do you wanna see really shine and who has to step up their game in your opinion.

  183. nike91 on June 20, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    mike, actually a lot would like to know obout yourself, i mean that when you pulled out the MTM record in a lot of onterviews you sad that you had changed in the last 2-2,5 years. Mostlly i would like to know obout Mike Shinoda in the period of HT & Meteora and Mike Shinoda know MTM to reacentlly now New Divide. Its interesting now to know youre views on music now and if youre personality maintains that Mike that was or is it still the same somehow. But not only you mostlly now the band.

  184. Lisa_Valley on June 20, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Mike, I’m going to be at the concert in Germany, Stuttgart and it would be soo great if you guys could play songs like QWERTY or No roads left, could you? πŸ˜€ Okay, I understand your explanation about the Noroadsleft-thingy, but QWERTY would be enough, I think… . So I haven’t checked if anyone else had asked this before, so sorry for repeating, but I didn’t want to read all of them πŸ™‚ SEE YOU IN A MONTH!

  185. Blaesbjerg on June 20, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I really love to read about the movies you have seen resently, like “the dark knight” and “The crappening” hah, hillarious title you gave it xD Your opinions are always fun to read.
    Also I like to hear your opinions about different art πŸ™‚

  186. wjudson on June 20, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I was wondering myself, how much work it would take to organize a non-profit organization concert with big name bands like yourselves to raise money for philanthropic causes. Also, how to get sponsor’s attention for a good cause to help fund anything necessary involved with the project. The goal would be able to achieve something like this on a college campus and get as many people involved with it.

  187. SergSlim on June 20, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Hey Mike, you already posted lyrics to Reading My Eyes, and songs by other bands. How about posting correct lyrics to other songs from XERO tape, and other songs that were not on any of the studio albums, such as QWERTY, New Divide, BARACK YOUR WORLD, and songs from LPU albums, cause they don’t have a booklet with lyrics to those songs. etc? Just make one post with all those lyrics, so we don’t have to guess words in those songs.

  188. WKNS on June 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    i really would like to see you guys play some covers this summer or doing a special thing like a “sit-down-laola” and talking more to the public. I think you’ll like the “Beatsteaks” ( http://www.myspace/beatsteaks). The german people will go crazy if you play one of their songs.

  189. petiterocker on June 20, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Hi Mike,
    I think it would be really cool to learn more about Machine Shop, I mean we know you guys own it and part of LP is signed under MS, and SOB and Holly, but other than that we don’t know much about it. Maybe it could also give us a bit more insight about the music industry. And maybe some cool and/or totally random stories from back in highschool or something with Brad and Rob? You know, something all of us can relate to, that in the end, is what LP is all about right? Hybrid music and relating to eachother?
    With love from the Netherlands!
    PS will you guys some back to Dutch grounds some time again? I know a lot of people for whom Germany is too far away.

  190. MastodonPark on June 20, 2009 at 11:54 am

    It would be cool if you made a post about what you think the old Linkin Park would say about the New Linkin Park. Like back when the Hybrid Theory EP was released way back then when you guys were playing like 1st or 2nd slot on the second stage of a show, what they would think of New Divide and all the effects that were used on the video and how you guys are headlining huge shows. And then what you guys think now of the stuff that you did back in the late 90’s and the way you guys were when you were writing stuff like Reading My Eyes or Stick N Move or Fuse.

  191. joze9diablorojo on June 20, 2009 at 11:52 am

    What was the most weirdest thing that happened to the band while recording an album?/ Why you dont want to sing No Roads Left?/ What happened with the other 3 tracks that didnt make it in to MTM, why they were taken off?/ It’s true that you already have chosen a producer for the new record? why you are not the only producer? you can handle it we all know it! you did a great work in HTEP & Reanimation/ Mr Hahn said in the LPU chat that he does a lot of scratching but someone just bury it in the mix, why? the band is not happy with scratching? maybe you guys think that scratching it so 2001. JozΓ© Rdz from Mexico =)

  192. Synyster on June 20, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I don’t know about anyone else but as a long time running member of the LPU and after these past years “LPU” CD I’d really like to start seeing more exclusive content come our way. I’d like to be able to download the mix you made for Leave Out All The Rest as well as other things that the band does. Maybe get some of Chester’s first before everyone else does. Having access to a website is cute and all but if there isn’t really all that much more to it then what’s the point? We’ve had the same track available for awhile now. Let’s mix it up! As always, keep up the great work and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the new album will sound like. New Divide kicks ass!

  193. Lvix on June 20, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Mike, i think its a lot… First of all:”Tell us what happend with Busta Rhymes album “Blessed”. I can’t find “We Made It” on one of his Albums. Second: Joe said in the LPU chat:”I’m in charge of everything.” You agree?:p The band you liked on your featured artists… If you had the chance? Maybe you will play in one of their towns… Would you like to meet them? I know the members of Johnny Berlin, actually i posted about them on your blog her. Tom Sir Downing, the guitars is an amazing LP fan. Everytime he see me on their show he comes to me and says “thanks” again. Now “New Divide” putted their song down in the rockhitlist here in Belgium. Don’t know if there angry now:p


  194. MaggotTheory on June 20, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Maybe search the magical world of YouTube and find all the YouTube remixers who are unnoticed to you guys. (But thanks to the always kind Warner Music Group, you can’t find the BEST remixes)
    C’mon. I promise you some remixes are good.
    In fact, my friend xOoPaddyoOx is hosting a remix contest of New Divide. I made a decent entry…

    You all are great. Love the new video.

  195. Maaark on June 20, 2009 at 11:21 am

    That’s a great idea, Mike. I’d like to know how involved LP is with MFR. Do you get to decide about MFR’s upcoming projects and stuff like that? I asked the same question on that chat with Phoenix but the mods didn’t pick my question. 😦 Oh yea, you’ve talked about the music you like. What about the music you don’t like? What do you think about these singers like Lady Gaga who’s pretty popular (and creative, can’t disagree with that) but can’t write a song with good lyrics? You could also talk about the movies you like. Last question: can we expect a live performance of New Divide on a show like Jimmy Kimmel or Ellen DeGeneres? Hope you like my questions!

    Have a nice weekend!

  196. Ana_ on June 20, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Yes, it’s a good idea! Post something about cinematography, like what type of movies you like to watch and why. Also, what type of books do you like to read (in your Kindle 2). :p Ana.*

  197. DinaraLP on June 20, 2009 at 11:18 am

    you always post about other people. Maybe you should write something about yourself? It maybe news from your family because, I hope other fans are interested in Anna’s life too… I just wanna say that your blog looks like commertial place for advertises but not looks like a diary. I don’t see here your conversations

  198. LP_Fan on June 20, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I’m really interested in how your lyric-writing process is like. I’m trying it myself, but I’m not really good at it, so getting an advise of one of my biggest songwriting-idols would be totally awesome!

  199. Eddie on June 20, 2009 at 10:58 am

    It would be awesome if you post some stories, memories, from LP’s early years, Xero era, Hybrid Theory stories etc. Also I will be soooo happy if you post something about your guitars! You know, pictures, videos with all your guitars or posts about how the ideas for your personal painted guitars came and stuff like that!!! I personally DIE to hear or read how you thought and made the “LP blue” guitar that you play, the one at “Somewhere I Belong” video and also the brand/model of the guitar!!! It’s my favorite!!! I wish I could hold it for some seconds… I’M ADDICTED WITH THIS GUITAR!!! Also I would like to know your favorite color/s? And what you prefer blue or red? Thanks Mike!!!!

  200. Hybr1d_7h3ory on June 20, 2009 at 10:56 am

    After watching the MTV movie awards I noticed that several artists were “lip syncing” . I know you guys (LP) have done the VMAs and i was just wondering if MTV put any pressure on you to lip sync?

    Also, do you think it is easier to be a good behaved rock star while on the road, as opposed to trashing hotel rooms and being under the influence 24/7? I have just noticed that Linkin Park is a very well mannered group and success has followed you guys around the past few years. I would think that other groups would see this and they would realize that they could get a much longer fan base if they weren’t so trashed all the time.

    Catch ya later Mike…Hybr1d_7h3ory

  201. Marii on June 20, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Yea, I also agree with NJMikai, you could tell your opinion about cinematography. And you could tell your favorite movie and so on. Or sth about your favorite sport or which team you support. ( I like LA Lakers πŸ™‚ also because Sasha Vujacic is in the team and he’s from my country =) )

  202. bluesteal13 on June 20, 2009 at 10:47 am

    i know your working hard on the next LP album and your upcoming art show in which i will attend again :)but have you and the guys had any thoughts about another Reanimation CD and/or another Fort Minor?
    Keep up the great work but make sure having Fun is a Big part in it.

  203. thompson on June 20, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I think a “typical day for Mike Shinoda”, a tour of your house, your favorite video games, favorite superhero, or allow artists (pencil, paper, that sort of artist) to post links to their work and you critique it.

  204. Mickey on June 20, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I have a more personal question for you, Mike. Normally, I honestly don’t really wanna know about your personal lives and I’ve always respected the fact that you all keep your personal lives just that; personal.
    However, when your commencement (is that the word?) speech was published, someone, somewhere mentioned that you were introduced as ‘Mike Shinoda, musician, artist and father’ and I was like ‘wtf?!’ just as a lot of other fans, so…a simple yes/no question: are you or are you not a father?
    (And yes, I know this is most likely to get ignored by Mike and I’m okay with that.. but you can’t blame a girl for trying, right?)

  205. MCA on June 20, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I would personally like to hear about Xero. You never talk about it. Maybe you could post some old pics of back in those days! Thanks Mike!

  206. ChesterDEAN on June 20, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I agree with NJMikai, you’ve talked about music and art, but we certainly don’t know anything about your likes and dislikes on cinematrography. I think a post about it would be cool!.

  207. ninguem on June 20, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Mike, how many hours of your day do you spent in studio writing, playing, and doing things related with lp?
    i always had curiosity about this, thanks

  208. liope on June 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Hey Mike! Here is my suggestion: Today is the opening of the new Acropoli’s Museum and Greece will have the chance to ask the Parthenon’s marbels back! All those year Englanld didn’t return them because they clamed that we don’t have the right substructure. Now we do but for England the greek marbels are a very thriftily and it’s believed that they will turn down the call again. I’m just curious to see what you and the LP fans believe about that. If you were asked “Where should the Parthenon’s marbel stay? To England, to Greece or it doesn’t matter? ” what would you anwser?
    PS: I’m not trying to pass any nationalistically messages, consider my question as a clean philosophic question.

  209. NJMikai on June 20, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Hi Mike! Please post about movies [but not about Transformers =) ] – what your think about cinematography? What’s your favorite film genre? πŸ™‚

  210. Janela on June 20, 2009 at 9:55 am

    hi mike! I am just curious, iIs it true that you are already a father? ..You’re one of a kind mike, keep it up!!!!!

  211. iamsatan on June 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

    You did a basic guide to painting. How about a basic guide to beat making?

  212. skindesbous on June 20, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Could you do a post to continue the one that you did about how to start painting? And I’d like you to recomend us some artists and musicians, I always try to find some new music, but most of the times I don’t like anything :/ And the last thing, this is just an idea I had… you’re going to play in Sonisphere Festival, sharing stage with NIN, could you do something to play a cover of Wish with them? It would be amazing πŸ™‚ Thanks =D!

  213. SalmonSushi on June 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

    omg! responses to fans! how about this?
    Hi! waits for response
    jk xD

  214. Raiden on June 20, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Hey Mike! I was wondering, do you change your iPhone 3G, to the new iPhone 3G S ? Is it worth it for speed? And what about the upcoming Linkin Park App for iPhone and iPod touch?

  215. Zephran on June 20, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I was gonna ask you something, but I totally forgot what it was about..

    But anyways, I always appreciate getting an “inside look” on the music industry, either if you’re talking about your own experiences or giving tips on what people can do to “get out there” or whatever..

    Ye.. ehem.


  216. Sophia93 on June 20, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Good idea Mike!!! πŸ˜€ Seriously, thank you so much for your availability and gentleness with us (your fans)!!! However, I would like to ask you a question. Have you ever thought about writing a song in another language??? for example in italian? πŸ˜„
    Oh! thanks all the band for your fantastic music!!! “New Divide” is a fabulous song and the video is better still!!!

    P.S.: You are too much nice Mike!!!!!! even if I don’t know well you… πŸ™‚ but I’m sure that’s like this! sorry for my english… πŸ˜„

  217. Joie on June 20, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Hey! On Monday you have the first show for 2009 and in a few weeks you’ll be on tour again πŸ™‚ How did u guys feel during the first rehearsals and what are your thoughts about the this year’s live shows? I’m sure they will be even better than the awesome 2008 shows?You can’t stop getting better… πŸ˜€
    Thanks for this post, I’ll see you in Athens πŸ˜›

  218. WaffletownUSA on June 20, 2009 at 9:11 am

    u should post more new artists up, look up Gigasythe on youtube he is awesome and has a CD out that could help if u post sumthin about him

  219. melancton on June 20, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Hi Mike,

    I, and I figure a lot of other fans, are interested in the ‘proces’ and the progress of some new LP stuff.
    For example, I liked the ‘album’ update in which you talked about the codenames you guys have for certain numbers and how you rate them. I believe ‘Robot Boy got a 8.75 etc., that stuff is pretty cool to know. What I’m particularly interested in is the fact that there’s some material from MTM that you guys are clinching too and will hopefully release in some way or form. Maybe with LPU9 or something?

    Another question; Will you guys be playing some cool new stuff that’s not going to be on the new album during your next tour?!

    Keep it up! Grtz from Holland.

  220. GianaMarie on June 20, 2009 at 9:03 am

    heyyy mike =)..i just wanted to know when Linkin Park will play New Divide live..oo ughh..btw im ur biggest…oooo and New Divide ROCKZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  221. pat on June 20, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Hello mike:) could respond to more comments from your fans, talk about the lp (recent news, for example, has run as a recording of the CD, plus videos of lp (lptv’s) are very cool I am not tired of seeing me Ahaha so fun, fun .. other videos to find the net … I do not have much imagination lol so I can not help more lol take care for all lp ^ ^

    ps: Remember me something, some of your fans play any instrument as guitar, could by the chords of your songs is that there are sites wrong, at least here had agreed that was correct

  222. anaPHX on June 20, 2009 at 9:03 am

    hey I have a question about new divide:…………………………………………………….
    On the full band shots, Dave (Phoenix) is missing! Where’d he go? I mean he is part of the band why don’t he show up on these sequences? I got a lot of emails asking if Dave quit the band!!……………………………

    Thank you for wearing my I heart PHX shirt in Germany ;)…..

  223. Anika on June 20, 2009 at 9:01 am

    everytime i watch an interview of you guys, i start to think: everyone is asking you the same questions…how do you deal with it?! i mean i would say something like “take a look at the last 10 interviews i did!!!!” … i mean youre in this business like 10 years… it must be so nerve wracking..idk…what do you think about it?

    love & respect from good old germany -Anika

    P.S. sorry for all the mistakes…my english is baaad laugh

  224. J_Flex on June 20, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I would like to know how far could the limits of Linkin Park go? are the instruments you are playing limiting you to go a completely different way or is the LP identity limit your frame?

    Personally I would love if LP eperimented more in electronic (maybe for Transformers 3 soundtrack) πŸ˜‰

    Best regards,

  225. ms_shock on June 20, 2009 at 8:56 am

    How about more piano solos and sounds in your music? (just listened Muse – Space Dementia and really liked it). Piano is cool!

  226. miKer0cks on June 20, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Hey Mike πŸ™‚ Well would it be easy to tell us a bit more about the process of your art? I mean you start with sketches first and then what? How do you decide which sketches are gonna make the final cut? Tell us about one of your pieces of art and how it got to the final phase (like you did in one of the episodes of LPUTV) Thx…Oh and one last thing: Any tips or pieces of advice to make our art better? In what should we pay more attention to? Thx Mike for giving us this opportunity πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see GED!

  227. linkinparc on June 20, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Yes mike i have a question! (well i have a ton but well)

    A: Why does Phoenix not appear in New Divide during the Band full shots?
    B: Do you check LP fansites?
    D: could you check mine:
    E: when would you art exhibition end? because I will make it to LA in August and Id love to see your art

  228. cuz on June 20, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Hey Mike, tell me how Glorious Excess (Dies) is going? Are you still working on the pieces or you’re done? Let us know anything about it. I loved the Born art show and can’t wait for the next one. I know there will be some info in LPTV but I just can’t wait. Good luck! Hope you’re having a great time πŸ™‚

  229. htx2m3bc on June 20, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I’m new to your site. Perhaps,if you could please share with us whats inspired your art and music. I’ve seen you art and listen to your lirycs. Loving it.

  230. MusicIsHealthy on June 20, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Hey Mike!
    Last year on Projekt Revolution you guys played “Reading my eyes”. Will there be some old songs on this summer tour again?…Greetz πŸ™‚

  231. Felidae on June 20, 2009 at 8:43 am

    art ! or something funny, something to laugh…^^

  232. big_bad_lukas on June 20, 2009 at 8:41 am

    maybe try and post a few more picttures from the studio ?

  233. yanTyan on June 20, 2009 at 8:33 am

    What happen to you recently?

  234. ShadowerLiltani on June 20, 2009 at 8:24 am

    This is one of those moments, where you finally get to mention something you’ve always wondered about, and you can’t remember what it was. It’s the ultimate brain fart for me, right now. Is your life really this boring? Hey, wait, you like comedy! You should make a post of videos of your favorite comedians, (excluding Bernie Mac though cause you already posted about him). Edit: Those comedians do not have to be super famous people known for being comedians. They can be anyone that’s really funny, to tell ya the truth.

  235. sweet_ash on June 20, 2009 at 8:18 am

    i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see more videos of you and the guys in the studio or where ever being funny. especially brad…ever since i saw the graduation speech i just wanted to see more videos of him…….so please if u can….get more videos of the guys.

  236. kram38 on June 20, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Morning Mike! So, obviously you have an xbox 360, but do you own the other gaming systems as well? If so what do you play? Perhaps some Mario Kart? Or are you a 360 “fanboy”? I personally love all the systems and consider myself a “fanboy” of video games in general. By the way thanks for always updating us (fans) with breaking info and random stuff, we love it!

  237. bz4822 on June 20, 2009 at 8:11 am


  238. lpcrazygirl on June 20, 2009 at 8:10 am

    I would like to read something about your glorious excess dies art show or rather if you will make a glorious exess born/dies art show in another country like maybe germany.
    That would be amazing and I think that many fans will go and see your art show, because it’s incredible!

  239. ereh_n on June 20, 2009 at 8:09 am

    take and post more pictures of the boys working in studio please;)

  240. KOBSHI on June 20, 2009 at 8:07 am

    O I love your idea as always.OK,hope my Qs are not suck (1)I always wonder how LP choose the countries/cities to tour,by random,by sales volume,or depend on WB? (2)How LP decide the setlist? subject to Chester’s condition,or just a preference setting? (3)Actually this’s my suggestion: Would you consider to allow the fans to choose wht songs most of us wanna listen in concerts via voting? (4)Would you intend to have FM World Tour again? (5)Do you love Chester? I mean he always said”I love u man”,”u’re so talented”at concerts,but you rarely say similar things to him.You two are like blood brothers,you know him well,he understands you well,so I’d love to see a post about your feeling on him πŸ™‚

  241. Hahninator on June 20, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Mike, Mark from I have something by you guys that I’d like to release but is not currently released. If this sounds sketchy, please contact Adam R (LPU HQ) on the matter as I’ve emailed him with the full info about it. It’s along the lines of Plaster (One Step Closer demo)…except 10 times more epic. We like to have the band’s approval on things but if you can get in touch, it’d be appreciated. Thanks man.

  242. CoLOrBLiNd on June 20, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Hi Mike,
    I just found out about the LPU performance in LA three days ago, I live in the OC but I’ve been out of town since last Sunday so I can’t see the show. Why did you guys announced this show at the last minute?

    Suggestion: It would have been nice if you guys announce this show sooner rather than later so people like me could get an early heads up and I’ll plan accordingly so I could come see the show.

    EDIT: When is your next art show?

  243. itoen on June 20, 2009 at 7:57 am

    hey mike, check out this artist named ” Yusuke Nakamura “. he does album artwork for this japanese band i listen to called ” Asian Kung-Fu Generation”. if you want to see his artwork in motion, you can see it here… it would be great if you could post your opinion about this artist! enjoy!

  244. Wong74 on June 20, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Hey Mike, good job on all your recent efforts, was wondering if you could break down your art process (similar to when you told us about you and the guys choosing songs)? Like do keep you a sketchpad with you on tour/ draft ideas for painting on guitars straight onto guitars/ generally enjoy painting skulls (:P, admittedly they are awesome with a slight poignancy to them).

  245. EmperorSakic on June 20, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Hey Mike,

    I just got my B.A. in Art, and want to apply at a bunch of different video game producers as a concept artist, except I need a portfolio. How do I go about doing this? They never taught us in school. Thanks!

  246. BlackEagle2006 on June 20, 2009 at 7:39 am

    cool idea mike πŸ™‚ i got two question. do you want to play ‘New Divide’ live on the tour? and could you post some more pictures of your guitars? iΒ΄m a big fan of your self painted guitars πŸ™‚

  247. JoeyG on June 20, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Don’t know if you answered this already Mike but any more Fort Minor albums to look forward to? Oh and thanks for the great music and keeping up with the fans.

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