Celeritas at SURU, Recap

July 12, 2009

It took me a minute to post this stuff today because we had a band rehearsal (Turkey, here we come)…but WOW, what a great show at SURU last night. Awesome turnout, incredible artwork, and some time to chill with Joe Hahn, John Hensley, Jim Lee, Mark Dean Veca, Jeff McMillan, Stash, Futura, Alex Pardee, James Jean, Nathan Cabrera, and Dr. Romanelli, among others. Shouts out to SURU, John Hensley, and Riders For Health for hosting an amazing event.

Here are some photos, courtesy of Mark Fiore:




Here is the full photo recap, on SURU’s site:


EDIT: More info and a new iPhone pic of my helmet here: http://www.knowngallery.com/gallery/image/2143



  1. leandrobennington on July 16, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    What’s Up Mike! I love Your Arts, Congratulation! Leandro From Brazil! รณ/

  2. pink_skull on July 15, 2009 at 8:13 am

    hey,mike the helmets are awsome i love it,and i’m so happy that the art show worked well,congratulations,again ((: but isn’t mark fiore directed the LPTV episode 1-15?? (; he is a talented man( ; take care

  3. Full_Metal_Ninja on July 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    When I saw these pics, the song “Unsung” just started playing in my head.

  4. Ana_ on July 14, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I never thought that helmets could be so cool!! I loved all of them, but your helmet is the coolest! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ana.

  5. Tom_SynNergy on July 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Wow! That is amazing! If I would be able to go there I would be the happiest guy on Earth, but I wasn’t there so I’m sad. Too bad. Maybe next time. I wish there was an art show like that in Central Europe. Keep it up! It’s fantastic!

  6. lovableFreak on July 14, 2009 at 8:08 am

    like somebody below me, i just wonder what kind of paint you used. is it spray-paint or acrylic or what? if yes, how did you make it look so glossy? argh… when i see art, i’m always like ‘how the hell did they do that?!’ and i wanna know the techniques and everything, cause i’m paining, too. i love learning from other artists and being inspired by them. ๐Ÿ™‚ so, YOUR ART IS F-ING AMAZING!!!!

  7. liope on July 14, 2009 at 12:14 am

    It’s so great!! Everything looks so awesome!! You’re such a lucky man!! I wish i could be there too!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And your helmet looks great too!! Thought if i were you..i would use a brighter color for the background! A red of fire for example!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Madlen on July 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Good job Dr.Shinoda:)I love your helmet…I think my second favorite is Alex Pardee’s…anyway nicely done:)

  9. cuz on July 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks much for photos and links! I love the way your helmet’s shining! Great to see you guys chilling together ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Sintia on July 13, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I luv the display & layout of the gallery! ahh mike, you are a man of many talents, levitating the helmet. however u spell it I like Audrey Kawasaki, Jim Lee, & Jeff McMillan helmets. Thanks to you and Mark Fiore sharing the pics from SURU benefit. I hope you, LP, and your families are doing good and are in good health. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Dori on July 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Awesome helmets! I always wished I could ride a motorcycle… I’d definitely be sporting one of those helmets!!!

  12. lucky_cat on July 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Funny picture, Mike … and Joe looks like someone has taken away his beloved toy, LOL. I miss a picture of his work, and where is Barry McGee ?! Anyway, awesome event for a good cause. 10,000$ are respectable! All pieces are pretty cool.
    EDIT: Ok, I found Joe’s helmet in the Art section … sorry ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s dope.

  13. Shinoda77 on July 13, 2009 at 11:23 am


    When will you arrive here? We want to welcome you guys at the airport ๐Ÿ™‚

    We made a fan video for the concert, here’s the link: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=60141537

    Hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚


    and, your helmet is the best one xD

  14. anaslinkin on July 13, 2009 at 11:13 am


  15. A7XYETI on July 13, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Here we are waiting you Mike!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Man, These helmets are awesome especially yours…

  16. Kalini on July 13, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Lee’s, Kawasaki’s and Alex Pardee’s helmets are great. Nice iPhone pic. The melting colour was a good idea. Well, have a great show in Turkey! BTW, you may like these sand sculptures from Burgas sandfest 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxePk21qurw and also here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfhJcVSWo98 I liked them a lot. K EDIT: When I posted my comment at SURU’s site, I wanted to ask why there was no photo of Joe’s helmet, because he was one of the featured artists, but decided to not do it. Thanks for posting a photo of his helmet on your ART section! It looks great!

  17. Curiosa on July 13, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I love how the helmets were displayed. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry Mike but my favorites would have to be Lee’s & Kawasaki’s. wow $10,000! That’s great! ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you know what the highest bid was? Just curious. ๐Ÿ˜› Glad you had a great time. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow, that girl Rachel looks like an ex-roommate of mine. lol TC ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. rockermeg on July 13, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Didn’t Daft Punk do something?

  19. gaby_ on July 13, 2009 at 6:13 am

    wow !!!! cool !!!!! thanks 4 post that mike ; )))))

  20. Stepha on July 13, 2009 at 6:10 am

    You and Pardee got mad skills, I’m jealous – I’m still trying to find my style. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Shinodabestfriend on July 13, 2009 at 6:06 am

    I want that helmet!! lol gimme that!!
    I’m overwhelmed by all those colors…
    (my gosh, you’re gorgeous.. o.o)

  22. ShadowerLiltani on July 13, 2009 at 5:50 am

    See, before, the colors were kind of bugging me for some reason. Now they aren’t. I’m sorry, I can’t help it, that color theory professor I had was really into it… Just like my sculpture 1 professor who said we’d never look at the human face the same way again. She wasn’t kidding. I’m glad I can see more than one angle and side of it, and I wish you’d put up more pics, because showcasing a three dimensional piece in a couple of photos just doesn’t do. And I do agree with PrincessByDawn, you can tell instantly that the design came from you. The helmet in the last photo is Joe’s, right? It’s got his “choppy” brush strokes.

  23. RyuukaLycon on July 13, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Kewl………. ;D
    But when are u guys comin to INDIA . Billion ppl waitin u know !!!!!!!………..
    You don’t know what entire new world u’re missing here !!!!

    Love n Peace [:D]

  24. Metal_Value on July 13, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Dope motorcycle helmet dude. I was looking at it actually and wondered what paints you exactly used to make it stick to that glossy material on the helmet?

    Great art overall, loved the others too sweet.

  25. Eddie on July 13, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Wow!!! The pics are perfect!!!! The SURU Celeritas was awesome!!!! I have to say that your helmet is the best!!! I love it!!! I’m glad to see phrases like “band rehearsal for the tour” !!!!! I can’t wait to see you!!!! The “Road To Revolution” begins again!!! See ya at July 21st!!! Take care brother!!!

  26. msgirl on July 13, 2009 at 3:54 am

    wow…..Turkey?????i am going to Turkey this september!:( not now! wow,these helmets look cool!wow!

  27. PrincessbyDawn on July 13, 2009 at 2:34 am

    That Helmet look so damn good Mike! You got to bring your style to the helmet in a way that we could recognize that even before to know it was yours hehe… they are all great as art and even better that they helped people ๐Ÿ™‚ Yours would fit really well with my Harley-Davidson!! I checked those links seems it was nice time. Love, Pat

  28. abbykulyde on July 13, 2009 at 2:33 am

    it was so nice to know you enjoyed the show mike.. the helmets are eFing dope! MS helmet deserves that $10,000 man!
    btw, my son’s looking for chester, he only saw you, joe and rob.. and transformer dude..hehehe…

    and oh, goodluck to your band rehearsals..

    all the best!

  29. linky_luvslp on July 13, 2009 at 2:28 am

    hey babyy, your helmet is da fucking bomb its smexxy:) is you gonna come to aus? is there like a list of all the places your going to if so can anyone tell me where it is?
    ily mikee โค mwaah

  30. Hybr1d_7h3ory on July 13, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Your piece was pretty damn suhweet Mike.

    I really liked Jeff McMillian’s too, pretty damn amazing.

    Keep up with the good work Mike…Hybr1d_7h3ory

  31. soyuneik on July 13, 2009 at 12:41 am

    I was offered the opportunity to sell my soul and “vessel” for the money needed to put out my album and get to Cali.
    Of course I declined. But I will crash one of your super fun skull guy parties, you just watch!

  32. gitsalp on July 13, 2009 at 12:02 am

    oh my god!! mike these helmets are f…..g awesome!!! motorcycles are my passion and i would definitely buy a dozen of your fascinating stuff!!! you are great!! keep up the good work!!!

    take care!!

  33. miKer0cks on July 12, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Mike to be honest your helmet is even more awesome that I thought! ๐Ÿ˜€ Wow! It’s sooo cool! ๐Ÿ˜€ Congrats!!! Seems like it was a hell of a show! All helmets are great ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh you started rehersals for the tour? Yay! 8 days till you’ll be rocking the show here in Greece ๐Ÿ˜€ Can’t wait for round 2! Last year was just amazing!

    Thx for sharing the photos from the show ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS. Now that you mentioned iPhone, any news on that iPhone and IPT (iPod Touch) apps?

  34. vladpalets on July 12, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Wow, now i can see wht u meant in ur other post, the helmet looks fucking sick in this shot, i couldnt rly feel it in the previous post, but fuck, well done.

  35. LcatP on July 12, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Sick a$$ helmet Mike! Turn out super tight! Is that you in the background of the green helmet picture.. I noticed the shoes lol. Anyways, I wish I would of been able to have been there, but I’m glad you brought back some pictures. Congrats though ๐Ÿ™‚ ! How long did it take you to do it?
    Take Care,


  36. girlaloud on July 12, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Good job Dad !!! .. those helmet are very fantastic! .. but i like Audrey Kawasaki Helmet most ( sorry i can’t help it !! ) btw i didn’t know that Rob will come ! .. oh i wish i was there .. he’s so hot !! thanks for sharing anyway..

  37. Illara on July 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Mike! that was awesome awesome Helmet Designs! yours is totally awesome, my favourite is Audrey Kawasaki’s! probably would love to own them all xD too bad it was charity event. LOL, anyways great job on the artwork ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. Maaark on July 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Hey Mike! Thank you so much for sharing the photos, the helmets are amazing! My favorite one (besides yours) is the green one. I’m sure it was great!

    Have a nice week and a blast concert in Turkey, still waiting you in Brazil man. Take care!

  39. Wotur11 on July 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    i like the orange one in the first pic and the MS one too ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s cool to hear that you have great time at the show…. lol mike your pic on SURU’s site makes me laugh so hard, you kinda funny and optimistic guys lololol yay and Rob was there too i really like the pic of you, joe and rob ๐Ÿ™‚ LP 4EVA ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. JPkaukonen on July 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    thanx for taking the time to post the pictures and links! looks like an awesome event and oh, was I in heaven when I saw them!! so kool. it’s these kind of things that makes me feel like I’m on cloud nine. art matters! thank you mike ๐Ÿ™‚
    take care homey, see you soon in pori!
    love, jp

  41. LPmadman on July 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    That Helmet look so damn good dude , I wish I have a Harley or something so I can use that !! Saw all the stuff and cool ppl that you were named earlier , no doubt , that must be the Great show ever !! ( yeah , I had met Alex Pardee several times ) well enjoy ur Band rehearsal !!.. thanks for ur time and thanks too for save me from the emotional hell with not put ur pic in here , ( yeah kinda bit jealous to u man !! LOL )

    Edit : Ok , off topic this is for the Hot lady at first comment ^^^ โ€™ if you want to .. I will be very pleased to invite you go to Turkey baby ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Victoria_LPF on July 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I was just there too. Too bad I couldn’t stay in LA for just a couple more weeks, I could’ve seen this. I visited SURU when they were remodeling. Wish I could see your art show too this year, looks like I’m miss it again. =[

  43. mike_n_LP_4ever on July 12, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Aw! I love your helmet! It looks so nice. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like Jim Lee’s and Jeff McMillan’s too. And Rob and Shia LaBeouf were there also! ๐Ÿ˜€ But all together, it really did look like a great show. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish I cud’ve gone. And it says that your helmet’s already sold. ๐Ÿ™‚


    PS – Aha! It wuz funny how Chester scared you! ๐Ÿ˜› lol

  44. ThePrincess on July 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Oh Mike i want that MS cool helmet sooo much !!! and i’m happy for you coz u have a fun time at SURU celeritas show !! thanks for sharing with us !! well good luck for ur band rehearsal ( i’m not kidding .. i’m soo jealous when u said Turkey,here we come.. coz i can’t be there ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

    NOTE : cool pic but where are you ?

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