Fan Responses, Tattoo Hollywood Convention

July 30, 2009

Some late responses to a reoccurring fan question…

Posted by nikkiann0100 – Mike, any new info regarding Glorious Excess (Dies) would be awesome. Cant wait to see the show. πŸ™‚

Posted by Madlen – What’s going to happen to your character in your new art show “Glorious Excess:Dies”?

Posted by cuz – 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.

M: As you guys now know, the GLORIOUS EXCESS DIES show is coming to the Japanese American National Museum on August 29th. I’ll be there once again, at the opening, to say “hi” and sign stuff. This week, I’ve been putting the final touches on a NEW BOOK that covers the entire Glorious Excess (Born and Dies) experience, from beginning to end. I’m really excited about it.

There will be images of all the artwork, including some sketches and photos of the pieces unfinished. Shepard Fairey wrote the foreword. I wrote five different texts describing the thoughts behind the show. I think this is the first time the real ideas behind Glorious Excess have truly come into focus, and I hope you all get to check it out.

In unrelated news, a couple friends of mine are involved in putting together the Tattoo Hollywood Convention. (No, it’s not Chester and Club Tattoo) Shouts out to NORM. For those interested, here’s the info. Good stuff…




  1. nillp on August 8, 2009 at 1:33 am

    i’m sure that GLORIOUS EXCESS DIES show will be as amazing as the BORN show.. cannot wait to see the book! πŸ˜€

    are you going to the Convention? if yes, take lots of pictures and post here.. (x

    are you ever going to get a tattoo or you don’t like it? or what?

    take care, dude. β™₯

  2. qianchuan_wen on August 4, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Hi Mike ^=^ I really appreciate and look forward to your book, but it isn’t sold in China I think, so I can’t see it. I’m Chinese by the way. That’s really a pity. Anyway, η₯δ½ ε₯½θΏ, it means wish you good luck.
    Good night. ~^_^~

  3. SnakeCharmer on August 3, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Oh wow, I somehow got it into my head that GE (dies) was going to be in December… but I land in LA on the 27th August. I live in England, and have managed to miss every single UK LP concert in 9 years, so it’s kind of a big deal. I am so there! πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to see your fabulous artwork in real life!

  4. analoggirl on August 3, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Shepard Fairey wrote the forward? Nice! I’m impressed. I’d love to see a Fairey/Shinoda collaboration one day – not that your art isn’t impressive on its own. πŸ˜‰

    Looking forward to seeing the collection.

  5. cuz on August 3, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Oh man, I’ve been asking tons of questions since the beggining of this blog, and you answer just when I’m away from home on vacation so I couldn’t read it and thank you for it before. So: Thank you! This is so cool to have your own time for me πŸ™‚ Great that there will be another art book – I expected it! Can’t wait for the exhibition and book! Thanks for answering my question! Love you πŸ™‚

  6. joana on August 3, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Hi, Mike! First I want to say that Im sorry if I have mistakes in my English.
    So I wanted to ask you something... Yesterday I saw in one Bulgarian magazine that you Linkin Park and one Bulgarian band, named "D2" (in Bulgaria we say De Dve ) will work together. Is that true?

  7. Mimz_LP on August 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    hi Mike,is that true that you were on one stage with the band “D2” (it’s bulgarian band)?

  8. Ana_ on August 2, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Nice! I can’t wait for the new book! πŸ™‚ I bet that it will be brilliant!! Ana.

  9. Maaark on August 1, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I’m excited about the book. Will we be able to buy it once it’s released? Maybe on your online store. I’d definetely save some money to buy it (if it’d be available for the Brazilians, of course).

    About the Tattoo Hollywood Convention, seems to be a nice project. I’d check it out if I were in the US. πŸ™‚

    PS: I’ve so stolen this guy’s pic / HAHAHA! I’m already spreading the word!

    Take care Mike!

  10. Gerardo on July 31, 2009 at 2:22 pm

  11. Curiosa on July 31, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Your book sounds great, I just might purchase 1. πŸ™‚ Hey if I get a chance to stop by & say “hi” to u I will but otherwise (I foresee a long line) I hope u don’t mind if I skip it cause to be honest I’m going to be there to view your artwork. πŸ™‚ I hope u don’t mind. πŸ™‚ R u having fun in Europe? πŸ™‚ Have a good weekend. πŸ™‚

    PS: Check out this awesome travel site w/great travel pics:
    & u might enjoy this article about “10 song about masturbation” lol

  12. lovableFreak on July 31, 2009 at 7:02 am

    WOW… shepard fairey… you’re so lucky, man. πŸ™‚ i love both of you and now, you’re both in one book! GREAT! HUGE! πŸ˜€ i’ll try to order it. and of course, i’m so freaking excited to see you guys rock ferropolis on sunday! see you there. πŸ™‚

  13. zahra on July 31, 2009 at 5:25 am

    i hope u know who nikkiann0100 is!!!Nichole …the lucky girl!! X)

  14. soyuneik on July 31, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Among other things, I’m gonna try to make your show. There’s nothing I hate more then not coming through with my word. Even for legit reasons…Yea and it doesn’t matter if no one cares, I do..and thats about as to the core as it gets. Complete strangers are my friends and my friends are complete strangers. I think that after you’ve had one one-sided conversation with a stranger for a certain amount of time that the “stranger” status turns to “friend” anyhow. Or maybe its the “crazy” status turns to “crazier”? whadevah

  15. erippe on July 31, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Hello!During being busy, Thank you for your post..The Tatoo Hollywood Convention is very interesting!(There is no carved courage)And, it’s a Japanese performance soon..Please come carefully!!:)

  16. msgirl on July 31, 2009 at 12:02 am

    wow,i am really glad that you r making your glorious excess dies finally…;) but it’s disappointing that i can’t go…i think asian fans are really unlucky….i am the unluckiest..hehe……but i hope i will see you next year…because i am going to USA next year just for holiday…and that time,you will make some art shows,won’t you???

  17. aussieChazz on July 30, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Tattoo Hollywood Convention and the GLXS ( DIES ) opening !! damn , why do I still pipe down such as losers in the battlefield , when there’re two great events are waiting LOL !! well, I only just said Good luck guys and have fun !!!!

  18. luckyluck on July 30, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Hei .. is that Steve Boltz ??!! tha’ best fucking tattz artist in the city !! cool , that Dude ROCK !! ..uhm, I really want to come , buy some GLXS stuff ! and say β€˜hi’ to πŸ˜‰ .. you , for sure !! but on that date , I β€˜ll be stuck in Borough , .. Bloody Hell , London suck !!!

  19. LcatP on July 30, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Sweeeet can’t wait to see you at your art show.. last year I couldn’t go to your opening.. will definitely be there this year πŸ™‚


  20. Joanna_Fan_From_BR on July 30, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    The book will be avaliable only at the gallery, I’m right? Unfortunately I’m here in Brazil and I’ll not be there to say ‘hi’ and ask you to sign stuff. That’s pretty sad. 😦 Can you sell the book by the online store, please? And can you come to Brazil on the next tour? ^^

  21. ShadowerLiltani on July 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Hello… No offense Mike, but, the repetitive questions get on my nerves a little bit. A ton of people come on here asking some very interesting stuff, and instead, you have to spend time answering questions that were answered a long time ago. Are you planning on doing another blog answering some of our questions soon? Anyways, something about the line “say hi and sign stuff” is really cute to me. I’m determined next year that I will get to go to an LP meet and greet. So, f you see a five foot tall chick with long brown hair, most likely wearing something Foster’s Home or LPU related, be warned, cause you will be hugged ;D

  22. LorenzoErr on July 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Hey Mike, I tried to ask you this question at Glorious Excess (Born) last year but the security guard didn’t let me hear the answer as he kept the line moving. But, How do you feel about your fans getting your artwork tattooed on them? I have a passion for art and i love your work. I hope you can answer.

  23. aleruss06 on July 30, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    MS!Please, read it!
    Good day, Mike Shinoda! We are the russian rock band Death Limit and we do love Your music(Linkin Park)! So we would like to record a cover to one of Your songs! Do we have a chance to get the permission for recording a cover and/or what should we do for this permission? Thanks a lot and good luck!

    Yours sincerely, Death Limit

  24. dianlucas on July 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    ‘to say “hi” and sign stuff’ – Hi.

  25. Tom_SynNergy on July 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I hope you will post some photos from Glorious Excess: Dies for the people that didn’t or don’t have a chance to go see it in LA. BTW I can’t wait for the book πŸ™‚ I gotta buy it. Can you tell us what the price range is going to be ( of the book)?

  26. Madlen on July 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks for posting my question up there I feel so damn special:)Can’t wait to see the new book…I loved the Glorious Excess (Born) one but I bet this one is going to be even better.If I have to be honest the Glorious Excess (Born) show really changed my views about some things and I’d like to thank you for that:)I’m looking forward to getting some new perspective from the new show:)

  27. durg on July 30, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    mike πŸ˜€ last night i got the email about the lpu9 logo thing (its supsupxxdurg), & if you read this i just wanna thank you guys so much for picking my design πŸ™‚

  28. Fabienne on July 30, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Thats great! i cant wait to see your new art work! =D too bad i cant be there “live”, but i wish you good luck and a lot of succeed! =)
    beside that i wanted to say thank you for the awesome show at the 28th in Zurich! there was a lot of energy and you enjoyed the show too, i guess, you had a lot of fun in the crowd! =D you will always be welcome in Switzerland! cant wait for the next concert.;) Have a nice day and also good luck for the next concerts on the tour! take care Mike and greets to the other LP memebrs! πŸ˜‰

  29. rockermeg on July 30, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Awesome, can’t wait to see some images πŸ™‚
    For fans not in that area, can we buy that book online after the show like before?
    Everything cool happens in LA :/ but I’m going to the Banksy show in a couple of weeks πŸ˜€ can’t wait!!!
    It’s OK I haven’t heard of any of those people anyway…LOL

  30. Lvix on July 30, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Hey Mike,
    I sended a mail to Adam today and asked him if you wanted to have the album of Johnny Berlin. (Johnny Berlin is a band you featured on your blog.) The Johnny Berlin guys gave me a cd and are hoping i get a chance to give it to you. I gonna watch your show in Sonisphere. But i don’t have the chance because it seems i have no Meet And Greet this time. So i asked Adam if you wanted to have the cd and if you want to have it, you need to send someonne out who i can give the cd so he can pass it to you. Or the LPUHQ had to give me a Meet And Greet so i can do myself:p

    I hope i’ll get an answerd, because i don’t want to feel guilty if you don’t get it.

  31. tacos_on_tuesday on July 30, 2009 at 11:01 am

    you will love this. 20 Hip Hop albums in legos:

  32. Dori on July 30, 2009 at 10:32 am

    So, does this mean you’ll be sporting some ink at Glorious Excess!? lol Are you planning on making any new merch this time around, or will it be the same stuff as last year? I’m definitely getting a skatedeck! My walls have so much shit on them, that I’m gonna be hard-pressed to figure out where to put up the deck, since I can’t physically skateboard… lol

  33. jeffryLP on July 30, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Honest , after too busy with all this damn pprwork , I need to spoil my eyes with something well-turned , occasionally .and I think ur enormous east style art is the best solution πŸ˜‰ .. who knows I get Luck , so .. hell yeah .. Colorado In !!

  34. Sintia on July 30, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I wish I’m able to make it out there for your G E (Born and Dies) : I know you’ll post us links & updates for us to check out. I think it would be cool if you & other artist’s do an ART Tour. You would take your art work to some major cities/countries for a day or 2 then go to next city. Or you could add an art show on tour with other fellow artists. Have certain amount art work for each location to showsell along with books & other things that you have @ art shows. I know it sounds crazy/dumb but I just wanted to just throw that out there. I hope you,LP,& your families are doing good & are in good health. Take care on tour!

  35. LPmadman on July 30, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I feel so excited too dude .. but with a different aim for sure !! .. so , I’ll be there with some friends .. Cool xzibit and awaited dainty predestination !! I swear , I’ll never throw up this valuable moment !! .. oh, shit, i’m gonna come !!

  36. tazizzle on July 30, 2009 at 8:34 am

    hey mike. how r you? hope you r doing well.
    im wondering, do you have a twitter account? because i thought you have said that you will not going to sign up 4 twitter.
    but there r this man who claim to be you and said tht he is going to post in this blog about his twitter account because alot of people did not believe him.

    so my question is, that man is not you, am i right?

    keep up da good work. ur the best. tc.

  37. miKer0cks on July 30, 2009 at 8:30 am

    OMLP OMLP OMLP! Yayyyyy! I can’t wait to see the book! I can’t come to LA to see the show itself but I’m hoping for some pics of the show taken by you πŸ™‚ I believe the book will be available for purchase in your online store, right? I really wanna get it! I love going through the process of your art pieces πŸ˜‰ I cant wait! Really! πŸ™‚

    Have a good show tonight!

  38. ThePrincess on July 30, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I certainly came !! .. well , I hope the time that I’ll spend on the plane for 30 hours more and the awful jet lag that I’ll get later, can be replaced with your “hi” and sign πŸ˜‰ .. thanks again for still have time for us .. see you there Mike !!!

  39. nikkiann0100 on July 30, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Thanks for answering. Im really excited for the show. Looks like I will be in town for that tattoo convention since I will be down for epicenter so I will check it out.

  40. NJMikai on July 30, 2009 at 5:46 am

    I can’t wait to see your GE [Dies] art works on… You’re really great artist!

    PS: Thank you and all Linkin Park for AMAZING show in St Petersburg! πŸ™‚ It was so COOLl! Thanks for Hands Held High, for piano outro Numb-Breaking the Habit, THANKS FOR ALL! Come to Russia again! πŸ™‚

  41. niabai20 on July 30, 2009 at 4:09 am

    Mike i love your drawing.
    And i can wait to the rest of the dead art that you did.
    I hope that linkin park can came to arizone
    because i have never been to a concert of linkin park.
    What anime have you heard of or atich on the tv or your computer.
    I hope i get to see mike your fan nia bailey

  42. gurlindah93 on July 30, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Good luck for your art show, Mike..Unfortunately i couldn’t see that show coz i’m so far away from USA..
    PS: would Linkin Park comes to Indonesia again Mike..?? your fans are waiting for you here…

  43. DinaraLP on July 30, 2009 at 3:06 am

    wow! I’m the first)))
    I’m looking forward to see your new works! I’ve been waiting this xzibit since january
    and now I know how to be the first person to write a comment: I’m from a country where now is afternon when in USA people are in their beds)))

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