LP Underground 9 Press Release

December 1, 2009

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: LP UNDERGROUND 9

LINKIN PARK TO RELEASE SPECIAL RARITIES ALBUM WITH FAN CLUB PACKAGE
LPU9 CD SPOTLIGHTS NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD DEMOS OF BAND’S BIGGEST HITS, PLUS A NEW UNRELEASED SONG

AVAILABLE WITH PURCHASE OF LP UNDERGROUND (LPU) FAN CLUB MEMBERSHIP DEC. 3

Los Angeles, CA (November 30, 2009) – Two-time Grammy winning rock band LINKIN PARK has announced a December 3rd release date for LPU9: DEMOS, a special rarities album available with a membership to the band’s fan club, the Linkin Park Underground. The album and membership package can be purchased together at http://www.lpunderground.com and at select Best Buy locations and includes a t-shirt, patch, and other exclusive merchandise items.

LPU9: DEMOS features nine unreleased demo versions of some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Faint,” “Breaking The Habit,” and “Leave Out All The Rest.” Also included is “Across The Line,” a previously unreleased song recorded during the Minutes To Midnight studio sessions. Fans also get “Morning After (acoustic),” from frontman Chester Bennington’s side project, Dead By Sunrise (as an exclusive download).

“Songs change constantly over the course of the creative process, so we thought it’d be cool to share early versions of familiar tracks,” says Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda. “The versions in this collection represent important moments in the evolution of each song: different vocals, music variations, and missing parts. They’re snapshots of our works-in-progress.”

Since its formation in 2001, the LPU’s reach has extended worldwide to form a tight global community. The band has maintained a strong direct bond throughout, and every year they design special merchandise and release music exclusively to LPU members.

Fans first heard the new song, “Across The Line,” during online video episodes (“LPTV”). Originally entitled “Japan,” fans sought out the song for years, but the band had never released it. In response to fan feedback, the band decided to finish the song and make it available as a highlight of LPU9.

“The LPU is a movement,” says guitarist Brad Delson. “Their support of the band is inspiring. So we try to give back to them whenever we can. When we heard that they had been talking about ‘Across The Line,’ we knew we had to make it available for them.”

The LPU has enabled fans worldwide to interact with members of the band, meeting them at exclusive LP Underground meet & greet signings (held at almost every Linkin Park show), or chatting with them online at exclusive chats through the fan club members-only website, http://www.lpunderground.com. In past years, the band has offered free concert tickets to fan club members, cast them as extras in a music video (“Faint”), and flown them out for rehearsal sessions. The site also provides fans with exclusive news, presales, contests, photos, video, and more. The fan club consistently strives to offer more to its members through website innovations, creative content, and engaging contests and giveaways. For more information, please go to http://www.lpunderground.com.

The full track listing for LPU9: DEMOS is as follows:

1 – “A-Six” (Original Long Version 2002)
2 – “Faint” (Demo 2002)
3 – “Sad” (“By Myself” Demo 1999)
4 – “Fear” (“Leave Out All the Rest” Demo 2006)
5 – “Figure.09” (Demo 2002)
6 – “Stick And Move” (“Runaway” Demo 1998)
7 – “Across The Line” (Unreleased Demo 2007)
8 – “Drawing” (“Breaking The Habit” Demo 2002)
9 – “Drum Song” (“Little Things Give You Away” Demo 2006)

Linkin Park is currently in the studio preparing a new album for release in 2010.



mike

72 Comments

  1. FuckLinkinParkHaters on January 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Wow SpraypaintNInkpens, you actually got a response from Mike Shinoda himself. I’m so jealous…

  2. FuckLinkinParkHaters on January 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Btw, I have 4 going on 5 Linkin Park shirts :-)
    I would have more, but they’re rare where i come from.
    Plus i’m not exactly rich, but i always spend my money on Linkin Park merchandise :-)

  3. FuckLinkinParkHaters on January 20, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Hey Mike, i just wanted to notify you of something i found to be funny and disappointing. I was on one of my favorite music websites one day (Jamglue.com), and i decided to make a group on my profile dedicated to all the Linkin Park fans on the site. I wanted to create something like the LPU, so i named it the LPA (Linkin Park Association). I find out like a few days later that you already used that name, so i had to think of another name for my group. I renamed it Linkin Park Alliance, so that the few dedicated members that I had didn’t get confused. Here’s the link if you want to check out my group:
    http://www.jamglue.com/people/fucklinkinparkhaters
    Thanks for your time, and I hope you enjoy the finished product of the new 2010 album :-)

  4. manurung on December 16, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    mike…im poor..im not rich. I can’t to join LPU because it’s expenssive…i really2 want to being LPU…help me mike?? How?

  5. Juliusjay on December 12, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I Baught the “M2M” CD/DVD and I Noticed Listening to “Across The Line” That Chester Was Don Na Nawing It In the making. It Said The Working Title Was “Japan” Rite?

  6. lynndarwinharris on December 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I love what you have done with the LPU9 site!!! I can’t wait to get my package! Until then I am enjoying all the on-line stuff. Thank You!!

  7. WidyaRahayu on December 4, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Mike, I can’t find my country, Indonesia, on the country list. It’s been years. Why??? I can guess some reasons on the reasons why (is it because Indonesia had a bad name on cyber crime? or did LP fans from Indonesia did something bad to LP? or what?), but i need an explanation from LP. You’ve made a great concert in 2004 in our country, there were Indonesian LPUer you’ve met at the meet & greet, but still we’re not officially listed. Please tell me why… We love you :'(

    P.S. It’s not just me been wondering why, but also many other LP fans from Indonesia asking the same question..

    @ zahra & haniyeh641: Iran is not the only country unlisted, Indonesia too…

  8. HB_DiViDe on December 4, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Mike a lot of people are asking and are really wanting to know including me, what is the song at the beginning of the LPU9 Promo Video? This is striking people like Across The Line did! It sounds really good and i’ve heard it in one of your art videos before but only like 6 seconds of was played, can you tell us what this song is?

  9. Nymphaeaceae on December 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Dec 05 09 Sat

    I like Across The Line… it was great, i like the T-shirt & The cover of the Album perfect …

  10. Nikki_LPforever on December 4, 2009 at 5:50 am

    JOINED LPU 9 AS SOON AS IT WAS OUT TODAY! Its AWESOME!Can’t wait till all my stuff is shipped over..AND ACROSS THE LINE IS SOO BLOODY AWESOME! I HAVEN’T STOPPED LISTENING TO IT! And omg MIKE-your voice in the demo of Leave out All The Rest(Fear) is soo amazing! It reduced me to tears. Your just incredible Mike! And i love you always!- Nikki form Dubai

  11. ghostly on December 3, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Love that t-shirt~~~LOL

  12. haniyeh641 on December 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Hi mikey, how r u doing???… I hope u saw zahra’s comment. I live in iran too and i had wrote to u a few times about this problem… it’s so great 2 be a lpu member and i love to be….. but i felt really disturbed when i saw all the countries except mine… :(
    If politic problems between iran and us is the reason, i hope u judge more fairly…everything is not like what it shows and what everybody tell…
    Its so hard that ur fav band does’nt accept u even as their fan :'(
    why????????????????????????????????????????????
    i hope u do sth about it….anyway love u alot……

                       ***** HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2  B.B.B *****
    

  13. highlandpark on December 3, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Thanks for all the info! Also, congrats to all those fans that have been in the LPU for the past 9 years and are still here!

  14. Blaesbjerg on December 2, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    The way you make LPU sounds like, sounds so tremendious. It’s almost kind of scary. I’m a member myself, but wauh xD Sooo big. Reminds of some kind of conspiracy / secret society with you guys as the masters – the brain. I mean you have your back covered by SO many people it’s so insane.. I just realized xD How it must feel I wonder..

  15. lucky_cat on December 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Great stuff, sounds really interesting! I hope you make good progress with the new album and have a lot of fun while doing it, I’m really curious!
    Happy Birthday Brad!

  16. msgirl on December 2, 2009 at 7:10 am

    wow mıkey! that ıs really good news!congrats! and ı am really happy!cuz u r workıng on your new album!that ıs what ı have been waıtıng for almost 3 years! :) have a nıce work guys!your fans are waıtıng for your brand new album!love yah!

  17. mary831 on December 2, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Hi Mike!!! I really want to purchase it but I don’t have a credit card…is there another way? Please let me know!!!
    Good luck for the new album!! hope to see you live in Rome!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to Rome Italy!!!
    By the way who decides the tour dates? (Especially where you performe)
    Hope to have an answer.. love you guys!!!!

  18. analoggirl on December 1, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Great package, Mike! smirks Thanks for your renewed commitment to your fan club. It feels like you guys are just as dedicated to your community today as you were nine years ago. That speaks volumes.

    Lastly, thanks for sharing the press release. What can I say? I’m a Communications geek. :p

  19. KingTroy on December 1, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Cool Tracks .. CONGRAT !!!

  20. Vamp09 on December 1, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Linkin Park is currently in the studio preparing a new album for release in 2010 ..

    absolutely .. a good news for everyone !!

  21. RurouniKenshin on December 1, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Can’t wait for the results of your hard work !! stay focus and passion, dude !!

  22. linnibby on December 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Hey Mike I drew a picture of Fort Minor. Well the album cover. Can you tell me what you think of it? Thanks.
    http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/xBanana_01/DSC04258.jpg
    Love ya Mike!
    Can’t wait till the next album (:
    – Linda
    & Happy Birthday to dearest Bradford (:

  23. DemonNoir99 on December 1, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    We hope there will be a great surprise in the next year, have a great studio day !!

  24. colinreid on December 1, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Mike. Hows life keeping you?
    Was just having a theory there after getting to hear Fear & Drum song which are sick with you singing on them man.
    Was just wondering if you actually sang WID & SOTD also during the MTM procsess too? I think that would of been sick.
    You think we could ever hear those some day posted on your Blog or even LPU10 w/ more demos again if thats possible?
    We really appreciate what you guys have done this year everything is epic! Dont think it would hurt to do same thing again next yr maybe?

    Take care -m

  25. MichelBeats on December 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    What up Mike,

    I was wondering if the package could be also available in The Netherlands since the America can purchase it at Best Buy ?
    I really want to purchase it, and don’t have a credit card and hopefully there’s a other way of purchase the actuall package.

    Hopefully i’ll get a answer.

    Good luck in the studio crafting more songs with the band!

    Peace!

  26. bec on December 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    wow 9 years already! I feel so old!!!!!

    But when is the LPU gonna realise that the LPU is 70% women and do a girls fit t-shirt? I really don;t need another nighty!

  27. RicoRodz on December 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Cool info and speaking abt Across The Line , that song is very surprising and beautiful, totally unexpected !! Stay Focus Dude and thanks for sharing ..

  28. Myyr on December 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I’m SO getting it! i’ve been doing the countdown for a week now… :) Getting it from my parents for my Perthday :D
    Oh & make sure to wish Brad a happy perthday from all of us! :D

  29. SkullzTatz on December 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Awesome .. keep busy Dude , can’t wait for the new album !!

  30. MobzSean1 on December 1, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    My Eye turned to the preparation of LP’s new album next year .. very good information for us !!

  31. ShimizuAiko on December 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I can imagine you’ll be quarantined for some time in the studio with no contact with the outside world .. LOL . it must be very fun , but I’m sure the results will give us a big hit , next year.!! ( btw , I’ve listened FEAR ( totally made My heart pound ) , and when I send that song to one of My best friend the song immediately successful made her sobbing LOL , so .. Me & My husband has decided that the song will accompany the birth of our baby !! wish me luck ..)

  32. aussieChazz on December 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Awesome stuff !!.. can’t wait for the new album ..Keep Focus dude !!

  33. _Tiff_Tiff_33_LP_ on December 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    WOOOOOO-HOOOOO YAY I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!I LOVE BEING AN LPU MEMBER,IT’S SO AWESOMENESS,I LOVE IT!!!!!!OOOOOOOOOH SPEAKING OF FREE CONCERT TICKETS AND BEING IN LP VIDEO’S CAN YOU GUY’S DO THAT AGAIN FOR THE NEW LPU MEMBERS THAT HAVE JOINED RECENTLY?????I THINK THAT WOULD BE NICE,JUST AN IDEA OR THOUGHT!!!!!^^*……HAPPY B-DAY 2 BRAD 2DAY!!!!!!!^^*

  34. rockermeg on December 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    So excitiiiiing
    Happy Birthday Mr Delson!!!!
    xxx

  35. miKer0cks on December 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    OMLP!!! can’t wait!!! 2 days left! I think it’s the best LPU ever :D Love the songs on the cd and generally I love the whole consept :)

    HAPPY PERTHDAY TO BRAD!!!!!

  36. Madlen on December 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Like I’ve said before this is going to be the best lpu cd since Hybrid Theory EP…it’s nice to see that you guys actually listen to us:D Btw today I had to explain in german why you’re my idol:DI don’t think my teacher knows who you are but she was quite happy with my answer:)

  37. anaslinkin on December 1, 2009 at 11:41 am

    * IS AWESOME !!! GREAT SONG´S DRUMS SONG IS LOL AND MORE!!

  38. SoUneik on December 1, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I found my original LPU card the other day. I had to use it as a key at one point so the edges are a little banged up. I should make a collage or oh! a wind chime out of them. Best B-day Wishes to Big Bag Robobrad.

  39. boyzdontcry on December 1, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Great offers !! thanks for the info .. btw , Stay focused and busy in the studio dude , coz we’re waiting for the best results from your !!

  40. Ellz on December 1, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Love the cover. I’ll pick up a box set on Thursday…..Good stuff. Can’t wait

  41. Aiman on December 1, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Hey Mike can you take the watermark off of the cover picture? :)

  42. ShadowThanatos on December 1, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I hope next time if LP release an LPU with demos. I wish “Song Q” (HHH demo) would be there. I love this osng so much and I don’t know if the lyrics was different from the official ones.
    Brad doesn’t have his own website? ya? If he can read these words:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD DELSON!
    BEST WISHES FOR YOU!!!!

  43. PinkyLouloulp on December 1, 2009 at 8:19 am

    I wish our package could be delivered in this packet and not in a yellow folder. Anyway, second year in the LPU here I come! The t-shirt is killing me!

    P.s: Happy Birthday to Brad from his fans! We love you!

  44. linkinladie328 on December 1, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Happy Birthday BIG BAD BRAD!!!!!!!

    can’t wait to renew my membership! :DDD

  45. lp_fm_fan on December 1, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Nice! Btw, Happy Birthday to Brad!!! :D

    Oh and back to the LPU9 package, I wish you would put that at Best Buy the only shirt size available is large, since….it’s out in most Best Buy stores already…I’ve been at 5 Best Buy stores searching for a smaller size… _

  46. zahra on December 1, 2009 at 7:39 am

    First HAPPY B-DAY TO BRAD SECOND ,AWESOME!!! ITS OUT IN 3 DAY!!….3ERD THE BRAVERY HAD A NEW ALBUM?!?!i didnt know, i just saw it on itunes downloading it at the moment!.^.^.and OMG I CANT WAIT TO HEAR THE TRACKS ON THIS CD!!!!cant wait to get it!!!!X).nice info..take care mike have a gr8 day!
    PS:I really hate the new rule on the meet and greet its soo not fair! i mean only 10 ppl?! hey and i just wanted to remind u i’m the only LPU member in IRAN!!at the moment …my friends are killing me to show them a way to get in (they think u guys wont post there stuff to iran )is that true?!cuz u didnt even have Iran in the signup list! even 4 LPN! why?!

  47. EvaBennoda on December 1, 2009 at 7:23 am

    OMLP!!! I cant wait to renew my membership!!! This time im gonna buy the premier pass package!!! I cant waait ! The package is AMAZING ! Thank u soooo much..! All of u !!

    P.S.: Happy Perthday to Brad :) We (the Greek fans) wish him all the best !!! We Love U,guys!!! Take care,Mike ^^

  48. spraypaintNinkpens on December 1, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Best lpu package to date, especially the cd portion. Thank you for allowing us to hear some lp demos!

  49. Lvix on December 1, 2009 at 6:40 am

    “Across The Line” sounds great! When I heard I was like: OMG! They still got it!
    I must have this cd! LPU6, LPU7, LPU8 and now I will become LPU for the 4th year!

    Greetz,
    Lode

  50. Tom_SynNergy on December 1, 2009 at 6:37 am

    How come many people on the internet already have the Demos even though they are supposed to be released December 3rd? I heard a little part of “Across The Line” and a short part of “Fear”. They sound fantastic! I didn’t hear any more of the Demos but I can’t wait to buy the package. It is going to be my first LPU package ever!! Thanks for the post, Mike!
    P.S.: I didn’t expect you to sing :)

  51. Princess_MuzikChik on December 1, 2009 at 6:34 am

    This years package is FANTASTIC!
    This is also my fave LPU T-shirt design :)
    Can’t wait till I recieve the package!
    Dances

  52. Shinodabestfriend on December 1, 2009 at 6:15 am

    YOU WERE SINGING!!! -

  53. TheDarkPrince on December 1, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Can’t wait for a Huge explosion next year !

  54. jeffryLP on December 1, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Sounds great , and the Tracklist is also cool !!
    can’t wait to see the result of your hard work in the studio … stay focused dude !!

  55. luckyluck on December 1, 2009 at 5:57 am

    So now you’ve officially been in the studio to prepare a new album ?? Awesome ;D !! Yeah , it is a great info .. Thanks for the update dude ! can’t wait for the new album ..

    Note : Cool Stuff btw !

  56. BlackHawk on December 1, 2009 at 5:52 am

    A good news to hear that you got busy right now , We hope you’ve a great time in the studio , so you can really work on a new album and prepare That , with the maximum concentration !

  57. Morinoajin on December 1, 2009 at 5:49 am

    I’m joining probably on the 27th!! :P on my B-day lol
    Mike please say happy B-day to Brad for us!

  58. LPHooligan on December 1, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Who can resist this tempting offer with great Track list in it !! .. Awesome .. and I’m very relieved to hear That LP new album will be out soon .. can’t wait !! thanks for the info and keep busy Dude !!

  59. allhailmike on December 1, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Thanks Mike. Might keep me at bay from the usual ‘when’s the next album going to release?’ questions. Good one. By the way, i like the figure.09 demo better than the original one.

  60. LPmadman on December 1, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Cool Stuff , Cool Tracks and Cool Info .. Thank’s !!
    Btw We’re so glad to hear you’re focusing of preparing the new album, I hope there’s a lot of progress !! .. Ok , Keep Focus , keep buzy and keep the good work !!

  61. AnDY on December 1, 2009 at 5:34 am

    The song Across the line is very beautiful! I think you should release it in your new studio album.

  62. Eddie on December 1, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Can’t wait!!!! I will buy the Premier Pass again!!!! Last year’s LPU8 plaque ROCKED and this year’s LPU9 vinyl will be AWESOME!!!!! The cd is going to be GREATNESS!!!! Thank you for this awesome LPU package!!!! And say happy birthday to BBB!!! All Greek fans wish Brad happy birthday and best wishes!!!! Take care bro!!!

  63. girlaloud on December 1, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Thanks for the info but if I’m not mistaken “Across The Line” was circulated in many sites and can be downloaded for free ( a very great song with touching lyrics btw ! ) Well , can’t wait for the new album !

    NOTE : Happy B’day To Mr Brad ‘ Sexy Hair ‘ Delson !!

  64. v1c70r on December 1, 2009 at 3:07 am

    hey mike! wish a happy birthday to brad @ linkin-park.es ;)
    we miss u here at Spain!

  65. Eibx on December 1, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Amazing!

  66. denvatricky on December 1, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Why do you release OLD demos? We have all heard demos from Hybrid Theory and Meteora before, so it’s really unnecessary to release OLD demos!!! I think it’s great that you release previously un-released demos or songs, like “Across The Line” and “A-Six”, but I really think you should’ve released more stuff from the “Minutes To Midnight”-sessions and recordings, or newer instrumentals, like “Lockjaw”. LPU is a great project, and I am a member, but I’m getting tired of demos from Hybrid Theory and Meteora. I want something new, and I hope you release something NEW next year, in LPU10.

    And I also want to say that the design for LPU9 isn’t great. It’s OK, but it could’ve been better.

  67. Kaeru on December 1, 2009 at 2:10 am

    damn LPU T-T
    its so unfair for all true fans who cant become a member!
    kenji-kun even if i read someting like that i become sad
    can you stop put someting online like this? i wont brake down because of this lpu shit again
    when ist from lpu put it only online on LPU!!!

  68. Fatima91MS on December 1, 2009 at 2:04 am

    awesome!!!!I’ll be in LPU9 :) :)

    Happy Birthday to Brad :)

  69. Xris24 on December 1, 2009 at 1:55 am

    hey mike! the LPU9 package looks awesome. just one question. i´ve been a member of LPU8 since this september. so, so as to get the LPU9 package, i´ll have to wait till my subscription is over?
    and is it true that you´ll be chatting with LPU somewhere in the near future? :)

  70. sassi_lp on December 1, 2009 at 1:48 am

    two things:

    1) It’s Brad’s BDay so HAPPY BDAY BIG BAD BUSHMAN BRAD!!! Hope you have a great time:)
    2) It’s also world aids day, ms.com should turn red today:)

    all the best mike! Can’t wait for my LPU package to get across that big lake entitled Atlantic Ocean haha:)

  71. abbykulyde on December 1, 2009 at 1:30 am

    heard of Across the Line and it was great!

  72. navee on December 1, 2009 at 1:19 am

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I love the cover, look dope, i have never bought one of the LPU cds i think i will now, did you read the comment i left you about that ALL MY CDS AND CAR STEREO WERE STOLEN 2 WEEKS AGO!!!?? that means I only got the boxes left in my room and “0” cds, sucks but the package look like its worth it, dont like the tshirt.

    http://naveobeso.blogspot.com

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