Subvert Magazine interview

October 24, 2009

Shouts out to Subvert Magazine for the interview, and for being readers of…




  1. Jo_o8 on November 2, 2009 at 4:14 am

    What I love about Linkin Park is that you guys always do your best to give back to your fans. I know you have a really busy schedule but you still make time to read our comments and respond to them as often as you can, and that’s something I am sure all the fans really do appreciate.

  2. Ezza on October 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    the thing is that friends commenting on my work is all well and good but i want other ppls input and the internet’s not giving me any! anytips for getting ppl to look at my stuff and leave comments?…. at the moment its all on and in the pictures folder..

  3. analoggirl on October 25, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Great interview. I like how you’ve become a mentor to aspiring artists – but at the same time, we can see that you’re still hungry.

  4. Dreams_of_you on October 25, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I read your interview .. Yes, you really can learn a lot or show how to proceed in a certain situation. I myself engaged in creative work, and as befits a true artist, it is mine, individual style. Sometimes, I listen to a disapproving criticism, sometimes even a sharp distaste for my work, because they do not meet some standards there … In your example, I’m convinced that it is necessary for something to listen to criticism. And most importantly, I learned from your interview is to remain true to itself, not to change his principles, and not be someone’s copy … thank you ^ _ ^

  5. rockermeg on October 25, 2009 at 10:59 am

    That’s a short and sweet interview
    Nice one Mike

  6. Heydy on October 25, 2009 at 10:11 am

    That is a really good interview! 🙂 It’s funny, you talked about people getting defensive, when someone criticises their work. I actually noticed the same in myself today: my mum is just reading my diploma work on which I have worked for ages and every time she says something negative about it, I do whatever I can to prove her wrong! 😉 Mayby that’s something that is typical to mot of the people… But anyway,thanks for an important lesson and a great interview! 🙂

  7. cincybmxlpfreak on October 25, 2009 at 9:43 am

    That was a good interview. I like how he put the caption of the pic of you painting in your garage as “I’d like to live in Mike’s garage.” It’s true. I wouldn’t mind living in your garage either. Lol. It’s a LOT bigger than my apartment is now. Do you always just use your garage for painting, or do you actually put your cars in there? Lol.

  8. Charlotte_Jay on October 25, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I love your interviews because I always learn some great lessons from you, and Mike, don’t you think you’re a bit late to put this interview on your blog?! I read this about a month ago! but anyway, thank you 🙂

    Take care and have a great day.


  9. boyzdontcry on October 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    People who don’t have the ability was always use their big mouths and weird behavior as their weapon that they think looks cool but they didn’t realize it made them look like losers and shallow .. so , as long as you feel comfortable with something you do, who fucking cares for the other people opinions !

  10. soyuneik on October 24, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Mm. I still have one of those cassettes. It is because you “care” that attracts the sort of loyal fans that can’t get enough.
    I walked by and saw a commercial where the woman explains she caught a mouse, what she say? Something like ‘It kills them automatically and you don’t ever have to see it, just throw it away’ It’s a good metaphor for humanity. They need to be distracted from reality. Drugs, sex, excess, and ..Something they can hope for? argue about? love or hate? I know.
    I appreciate you.

  11. kellz on October 24, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    i seriously enjoyed reading this! it opened my eyes to different ways of how i can think about what i want to do with my future, even if it’s not literally “artistic.” (i think you know what i’m trying to say haha). and aside from the actual interview, i really think i took PaulMcGee’s comments to heart. thanks for posting the link! also, pleassee let us know how the show went tonight! i’m sure it was great 🙂

  12. BlackHawk on October 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks to Subvert Mag for these cool interview , Thanks to Dude Shinoda for put in here and Big Thanks to LPMadman’s Special someone for the Kickass inspiring word , Now I’m ready for my Presentation tomorrow and I’ll show to My Damn Boss that he is totally a loser !!

  13. luckyluck on October 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    A.G.R.E.E !!

  14. LPmadman on October 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Sometimes it sucks when people give a bad opinion to the results of our hard work or every step we make , and it reminded me of someone special , she said the best thing in dealing with this kind of thing is ‘ close your eyes and your ears coz the progress and Good achievement stands above the criticism of others , no matter how much pressure is obtained if you believe in your ability and it was done with resignation and love , time would lead us to an understanding and wonderful results ‘ ..

    and it seems I have to admit that these words are a bit related to these interview !

    Ps’ Thanks for the nice word 🙂

  15. RicoRodz on October 24, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Awesome !!

  16. pepper on October 24, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Good interview, I really enjoy reading your interviews Mike cause I actually learn something, you have a lot of wisdom its cool to hear the advice!

  17. Morinoajin on October 24, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Just read the article; I really appreciate ur thoughts it’s starting to help me out now with school ❤ ❤

  18. jeffryLP on October 24, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Cool interview , I agree with the words ‘ we made the album we wanted to make ‘ And on that you’re very lucky , I saw there seemed to be an emotional bond between you and your fans so you’ve high level loyalty and commitment fans which always ready provides support for all your work even when you’re in a time interval to make an album and it was totally amazed me coz I think it is one of the most important thing that makes you survive from thousands of pressure and certainly can make LP still exist until now.. well apparently I got a valuable lesson today , Thanks dude ..

  19. ShadowerLiltani on October 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    It’s not until we sit through a critique in an art class for a whole semester that we learn to wear a thick skin. Even today, though, Mr. Shinoda, you take what people say to heart. And it’s understandable, not just because your an aquarius through and through, but because our art is a piece of us. One time, someone pointed something out, and when I asked for advice on how to fix it, she said she didn’t know what to do about it. I couldn’t help it, I had to ask her why the hell she even opened her mouth. Some critiques are very fair, and others are just really ignorant. I had a friend in the same class who would only listen to what I said… I felt bad for our teacher because of it…

  20. NYCBabe on October 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    This was very intriguing and the interview has a lot of good insight to it. I must say that I’m in the same boat with the main topics of the interview which makes it especially special to me.. Thanks for sharing Mike. Side note, so excited to see the new art piece in person for once. Heading to the show later 🙂

  21. NataliaForgotten on October 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Another good interview, I’ll try translate so I can read it more clearly. And… no Hybrid Theory post this year? D: I’m still expecting a big emotional post, haha! Congratulations and thanks for this amazing album. 🙂

  22. cuz on October 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Interesting, thanks for the info. I’d like to live in your garage too, haha!

  23. Mimz_LP on October 24, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Mike , that’s great interview! By the way – happy international LP day ! I hope to have many of that in futur!

  24. GreenPheonix on October 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    what a grate incite, thanks mike. that’s tort me a lesson. When people criticise my art work, i think i’d like to see you do better and i guess it’s a good thing that you get feed back of people. Your defiantly my idol. The thing’s you do and the thing’s you’ve achieved make me wonna work harder and do thing’s better in my work? your truely a great guy mike?

  25. thenewLinkinPete on October 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Who wouldn´t love interviews =) On a side note, no mentioning of the 9th anniversary of HT this year? I know next year will be bigger.. what´s your take on ppl calling this the Linkin Park day? I´m not sure how official it actually is..

  26. exia_7 on October 24, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    that’s cool mike, good interveiw

  27. KATHYxx on October 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    That’s a great interview.

    That website is so weird though. I think they take making it big too seriously.

  28. Madlen on October 24, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I’ve read that interview…it really gives a good inside of what you should and what you shouldn’t do as an artist.I’m not an artist or an6ything but I guess I could really use your advise for any kind of projects that I put my creative energy in:)Btw happy birthday to Hybrid Theory:)It’s been 9 years since you started changing people’s lifes officially:)

  29. PankakeMunky on October 24, 2009 at 11:48 am

    I definitely agree with what you had to say about how you learn to drop your ego at the front door when your work is being critiqued. In my art class I faced my class & teacher to have a critique on my artwork. It took me awhile to understand that the point of a critique was to get some advice on how to improve. Part of how people are successful is to see outside of the box and work with different ideas to make an even better one. I also met a band who thought they were everything and who were stuck up and thought they were the greatest thing ever. Have you had the nerve to tell new bands to just be themselves and stop trying to show off and focus on what’s in front of them?

  30. miKer0cks on October 24, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Great interview Mike 🙂 Couldn’t agree with you more on everything 🙂 And I thought that being critised for your work was bad…Well seems like it’s not! Next time, when someone critises my work, I’ll give it a deeper thought 😉 Thx for the tips 🙂

    PS. How’s NYC? Have a good show tonight 🙂

    PSS. Happy B-day to Hybrid Theory and Happy International Linkin Park Day! 😀 This day is dedicated to you! Thx for making me feel I’m not alone, thx for everything! You guys rock 😀

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