New Divide making Billboard History

August 19, 2009


From Billboard:

“‘NEW’ NO. 1: Same as the old one, and that lifts Linkin Park into elite territory in the history of the Alternative Songs chart.

“New Divide” leads the airplay list for a 10th week, making Linkin Park just the second act in the chart’s 21-year archives to enjoy reigns of at least 10 weeks with three or more tracks. The band stayed on top for 12 weeks in 2003-04 with “Numb” and held sway for 15 frames with “What I’ve Done” in 2007…”

Great story…now, we just need to figure out why they cropped Phoenix out of that photo…




  1. SLeePyHeaD on September 13, 2009 at 3:20 am

    I feel bad for Dave. : (

  2. Sintia on August 25, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Phi did say that “Bass players need love to” or similar to it, guess Billboard didn’t get the memo. shrugs shoulders
    We LUV Phi!! Bass players ROCK!! Congrats on another record breaking LP. Keep it up!!
    Now off to the next post….peace!

  3. Ezza on August 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    hmm maybe they cropped phi out cuz they have a thing against Rangas( aussie term for red head.. short for orangutan and here everyone thinking it was blue lol) or maybe phi pissed some computer off and it decided to get its revenge by cropping him out and is like i’ll get u bitch lol that’s for joining twitter!!!

  4. liuliu on August 21, 2009 at 7:39 am

    ‘Cuz phoenix’s on twitter….XD

  5. Chaps_LP on August 21, 2009 at 4:01 am

    idiots,that they crop Phoenix out…you should say to them,that they need to fix it…idiots.

  6. Twizzle09 on August 20, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    How dare they crop Phoenix out of the photo.. Aren’t they don’t know if Linkin Park has 6 persons on member?? huufh.. calm down girl Guess it cause of bald-head of Phoenix made their eyes dazzled.. haha
    But Mike, you and your bandmates surely deserve it!!!!! Y’all made another awesome songs.. !!!

  7. linkinladie328 on August 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    lmao! poor dave..

  8. Randomdudeof2010 on August 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    How dare they crop Phoenix out.. It’s because there was too much awesomeness going on, so they were like “crap they’re too awesome, we must lower the awesomeness otherwise our computer will be rocked and self destruct” and they were like “ok fine we’ll crop out this guy” and so that’s the story of how the world almost came to an end……No I’m not stoned

  9. Justbiteme9 on August 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    that’s awesome, you truly deserve that

  10. anaslinkin on August 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm


  11. Lvix on August 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Phoenix is the only one who don’t look to the camera but looks away. Maybe thats why:p
    I can’t give a better reason or the picture was to big and their website would become to slow… lol Thats a joke.


  12. Ness429 on August 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Congrats! You guys definitely deserve it! Glad to tell you we’ve got two gens of LP fans in my house. It’s often I’ll be driving, and my 8 year old son will request New Divide or another LP song from the back. He calls it our ride music. πŸ˜‰ Bummer that Phoenix got cut from the picture. Maybe I should join Tweetworld to show some love…

  13. Charlotte_Jay on August 20, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Congrates! that’s so awesome, well done guys…

    Maybe they just cropped Phoenix out because he was the only one looking the other way in that photo …hehe…but what did they really mean by that?! anyway, I consider this disrespect to Phoenix 😦


  14. Heyyeye on August 20, 2009 at 9:03 am

    oh! LP is awesome!!ahaha Congrats!!!! Phoenix is so poor..XOXO

  15. lp09 on August 20, 2009 at 8:41 am

    The video is great! I like the efects

  16. Maaark on August 20, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Wow, that’s so cool! I’m really happy for you guys. You surely deserve it!

    About the photo, that’s a good question. They shouldn’t have cropped Phoenix out of it. Who they think they are? We want the Phoenix! HAHA!

    Take care Mike!

  17. rockermeg on August 20, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Nicely done…very nicely done
    And we want Phoenix!!! That is just mean
    (PS-We love you Phoenix…apparently Billboard doesn’t so much)

  18. Shinodabestfriend on August 20, 2009 at 7:53 am

    yes, we know LP is the best band. u_u
    I’m disappointed! I want Phi! xD

  19. cincybmxlpfreak on August 20, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Congrats!!! That’s awesome. I can’t wait to do that someday. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› That’s shitty. Poor Phi. He’s always left out, it seems. Lol. Let him know that the fans love him anyway, whether he’s in the picture or not. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

  20. Kufuffelupagus on August 20, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Congrats, guys!
    I’m pretty sure they cut Phoenix out because Brad’s hair is too big. XD

  21. Eddie on August 20, 2009 at 5:02 am

    That’s great!!!! I’m so glad!!! But you’re right…. Why they cropped Phi out of the LP picture…..??? 😦

  22. Marie14 on August 20, 2009 at 2:11 am

    gratz! xD

    pour phi πŸ˜€

  23. Illara on August 20, 2009 at 2:10 am

    OMG! Poor Phoenix! O_O

    and Congrats guys πŸ˜€

  24. msgirl on August 20, 2009 at 1:17 am

    hahahahaha……..poor Phoenix…=) yeah!that’s pretty interesting!why did they crop Phoenix out of this photo?????maybe Phoenix was too beautiful to be displayed in this photo!=)

  25. zahra on August 20, 2009 at 12:57 am

    HAHA I didnt notice phoenix cuted out till u said sooo thats SOOO WEIRD!!! and Congrats !cant wait 4 the new album!its going to be BIG!

  26. bec on August 20, 2009 at 12:01 am

    By croppig out Phoenix it draws more attention to whatever Rob is doing to Chester –
    Where is the drummerboy’s right hand (notice how he looks a little evil) and what is he doing with it to cause Chester to pull such a face??

  27. miKer0cks on August 19, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    yay!!!! Congrats guys πŸ˜€ Always the best πŸ˜€

    Poor Phi-Phi 😦

  28. LcatP on August 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    In response to LPBOT_001 : Phoenix got hurt during the video you idiot . And just because he wasn’t in the video doesn’t mean he didn’t contribute to the song, he’s part of the band .. and plus this is Billboards talking about top songs.. not video!

    Anyways.. thanks for sharing MIke, and Congratulations!

  29. Curiosa on August 19, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Umm…did Phoenix forget to tell u he went solo, is making 3 times the $ amount that u guys r making, brought world peace, got rid of world hunger, delivered a few babies along the way, & oh yeah, I’m his manager. πŸ˜‰ That’s why they cropped him out. πŸ˜› lol

    Oh & he said don’t forget to have someone fix that problem over on fmmb cause the amount of visitors keeps going up. πŸ˜‰ Thanks & good night. πŸ™‚


  30. abbykulyde on August 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    well that’s a great news guys.. even my son cannot overcome his New Divide fever, haha! it always seems new to him..

    @KOBSHI poor PHX, must look at the cam next time…;p

  31. Linkinlady06 on August 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    poor phoenix man they need to talk to whoever put the photo up we still love you phi phi πŸ™‚ congrats you guys!!!! love ya mike πŸ™‚

  32. LPBot_001 on August 19, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Phoenix wasn’t in the new divide video anyways

  33. p_lane on August 19, 2009 at 8:55 pm


    Why would they cut Phi outta the picture?!? This make me sad, poor guy. . .I still love you and I’m sure Mike does too.

  34. KOBSHI on August 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Ummm, I know! maybe the reason is, Phoenix is the only one hasn’t focus his face on camera. XD

  35. I_B_Long on August 19, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    cant spell bass without “ass”…. πŸ˜‰
    poor phi phi.
    hope he knows we all love him πŸ™‚

  36. Iris on August 19, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    oh plz,Mike,don’t show this pic to Phoenix !!!! He must be soooooooooo depressed….I hope u six guys can be together 4ever!

  37. yangxinwei on August 19, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Congratulations!congratulations! mike you are very handsome !i like ,i like linkin park!

  38. KATHYxx on August 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    LOL Phoenix.
    Bass players don’t have feelings, silly rabbit.

  39. Aiman on August 19, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    phoenix wasnt paying attention in that picture anyways lol

  40. TheBlackEmber on August 19, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    aww i feel bad for him

  41. Rex on August 19, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    great song, congrats!!! yea and why is phoenix censored?

  42. UncleManson on August 19, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Congratulations! I love linkin Park ! By the way,the show on Agust 15 in Shanghai is amazing.Although I’m not been there. My friend call me when you singing “Somewhere I Belong”. I’m so happy! Honestly, I was crying that moment. Anyway,Congratulations once more.

  43. Peryman on August 19, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    “Great story…now, we just need to figure out why they cropped Phoenix out of that photo…” OMG that made me laugh so hard. that made my day!

  44. ghostly on August 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Oh that’s so cool!!Congrats!
    BUt about our poor Phi..haha~I guess that’s just an accident~So,don’t care,dear Phi~

  45. Wotur11 on August 19, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    awwww congratulation!!!!! NEW DIVIDE TOTALLY ROCK THE WHOLE WORLD m/
    poor Phoenix 😦

  46. PinkSoldier on August 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    New Divide TOTALLY deserves this, it is such an unique song!! and the charts are the reflex of that, congrats to you guys! Hopefully they don’t cut off Phi the next time :/
    I’m from Peru actually, and even tough i’m on the LPU i’m also on the official fan club there, the Bleeding Soldiers. A short time ago we made our own version of the New Divide video, and we’re really proud of how it came, we would love and appreciate if you take a little time to watch it, it’s really funny!
    here’s the link:
    I invite everyone here to watch it πŸ™‚

  47. niabai20 on August 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Hi mike why is phonix out of the picture.
    But oh okay.
    You figer out mike.
    I hope linkin park came to arizona soon.

  48. Elsie on August 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    OH NO POOR PHIPHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Er….any way,congratulations guys!!!we chinese fans will supporting you 4ever!!
    ——————-with love,Elsie from China

  49. mshinoda20PERU on August 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    The song and the original video of New Divide of Linkin Park were the inspiration to create this Version that has “intended” to capture the main essence of the video, but emphasizing on the funny sequences. ENJOY! <<<

    Ps.: This video does not try in any sense to mock, to the contrary, we like the video and the song so much, that we tried to do our own version, but with a funny feeling.

  50. SkyOlker on August 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚
    Not good about Phoenix. They should change the photo.

  51. aLLey_beNNoda on August 19, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    So,what did the writer say? Did he/she apologize? It’s rude to crop someone off the photo,ya?rite?

    Anyway,YOU GUYS ROCKS!keep on making great musics for us okay?

    P.s: shave ur beard that photo ur beard looks much…sorry.but i still love you,honey face.xoxo.

  52. Madlen on August 19, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats!That’s another proof that you f*cking rock!:DBut we already knew that…Anyway poor Phi.I guess the person who wrote the article wasn’t paying attention at all or something like that.

  53. nataku on August 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    poor phoenix ):

  54. AnnaMLP on August 19, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    OH this is an awsome news, congrats guys! Poor Phi, maybe they don’t like him, but don’t worry we love him and we know that he was there.

  55. mike_n_LP_4ever on August 19, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Thats not nice! Poor Phoenix! πŸ˜› First it’s traffic, now it’s this! God…what next? lol That’s cool, but they never play New Divide on any of my radio stations 😦 Thats why i always listen to KROQ on my iTunes πŸ™‚


    PS – Well anyways, on Myspace, Linkin Park’s profile posted a bulletin about your art show with the headline: “Mike Shinoda: Glorious Excess (Dies)” and almost everybody read it the wrong way! XD They thought you died. LOL funny… πŸ˜›

  56. PinkWater3 on August 19, 2009 at 4:15 pm


  57. shu on August 19, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    why do people not care about the bassist!!!! phoenix i feel your pain haha but that awesome that new divide is on top!!!

  58. fallsogracefully on August 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    yeah, when i first came to the page, only the photo loaded and I was like “is this a ‘Phoenix left the band’ post?”

  59. Anstice on August 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    On the topic of GLXS, Mike; I work as a journalist for a blog. We’re planning to do a piece on GLXS as it comes to a close and we have a favor to ask of you. If you’d take the time, we’d appreciate it if you could take a look at this and think it over: Thank you in advance =)

  60. lp_fm_fan on August 19, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    You know what’s funny? I was gonna check TODAY to update the MSC ( but didn’t, lol I had a feeling there would be news there! Ha

    Poor Phoenix! BASS PLAYERS NEED LOVE TOO! lol.

  61. merve on August 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    they should have cropped Joe out not Phoenix!!XD..By the way congrats!!!

  62. xXLEOXx on August 19, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    LMFAO! :DD Maybe the editor was an old devotee of Phoenix and she got the mitten of him! And that was the revenge for it! πŸ˜€ Phi should think about his past… maybe he can reminds on somebody! πŸ™‚

    Well.. but more important is: CONGRATULATION! Well done, guys! I knew you are the best!^^

    P.s.: DonΒ΄t be piss of, Phi! We all know that you are this obscure black stripe on the right side!The life goes on! xD

  63. Shinoda77 on August 19, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    That’s probably because phi almost wasn’t on New Divide’s music vid πŸ˜› jk xD

  64. cuz on August 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    First I thought that was you who cut Phi off. Oh man… But that’s a great news! More records just after you’ll release next album!

  65. denvatricky on August 19, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    lol. that was my thought exactly! why on earth have they cropped phoenix out??? xD

  66. WeaselWithAGun on August 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Act like you’ve been there Mike. O wait you have.

  67. antje on August 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Congrats guys…. :))

    Ohhhh, poor Phoenix….

  68. Full_Metal_Ninja on August 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Phoenix should throw his bass at them!

  69. Wello on August 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    BLASPHEMY! How dare they do that to Master King Phoenix! D:< They should be crying right now for the shameful act they have committed!

  70. ninguem on August 19, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    because five guys fit better than six in this pic πŸ™‚

  71. Lobby on August 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    New Divide is also on MTV’s charts here in Europe. I think its Euro top 20’s No.1 song right now. Anyway, maybe they thought Phi wasn’t involved with New Divide as he wasn’t in the video either? Now we know he hurt his wrist but they obviously don’t. I feel bad for Phi. =/

  72. Aud on August 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Phoenix got kicked out of the band, but nobody wanted to tell Mike. πŸ˜€

  73. ShadowerLiltani on August 19, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Punks. I’m not surprised, interviewers are always cropping out Phi. Even your photographers shove him in to the back, sometimes they do it to Joe, too. By the way, I have the black and white version of that hanging on my bedroom wall. But, don’t you guys ever say anything about the way they have you pose for the pictures? They are YOUR pictures after all. (And, this isn’t that good of a picture, to tell ya the truth. I got the poster as a gift…) Anyways, congrats on being on the charts so long. I’m relieved that New Divide has done so well.

  74. Smarky on August 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Haha Gutted. Phoenix takes the article home to show his proud family but oh no….. where has Phoenix gone! Haha!

    Perhaps Phoenix was living inside of brads hair!? Maybe that’s why Brad finally got it cut, to keep Phoenix out!

  75. Raspberry on August 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    They had to make room for Brads hair somehow! Well done guys πŸ™‚

  76. Gwendolyn_Filia on August 19, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    πŸ˜€ This is awesome. Poor Phoenix though 😦

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