Random Bits, GBC Mixtape

December 2, 2009

Just a couple random things today: First, Happy B-Day to Mr. Delson (it was yesterday). Today, I’m heading over to the Grammy announcement event. A couple of the guys and I are presenting a category. In case you didn’t know, they’re making a mini-event out of the award nominations (not the actual awards, it’s the announcement of who is nominated). Check online for clips of that today.

One other thing I wanted to mention is that we’re in the process of re-designing linkinpark.com and mikeshinoda.com. I think ms.com will be done first, because it’s a less complicated site. For those of you who have a password and LPN account, we’re going to be asking everyone to create a new account. I think it might be an opt-in system, so you can keep your existing name and password if you like. The good news is: we’re working on making the sign-in system a lot easier, so you don’t have to keep clicking on stupid stuff (I know this was annoying to some of you). There will be some other minor changes that might be useful for you; we’ll talk about those later.

Last thing: Get Busy Committee is on the music page at MSN: http://music.msn.com/music/listeningbooth/.

And by the way, do you like free music? The GBC MIXTAPE is also out (by DJ CHEAPSHOT)…Get it FOR FREE, HERE:





  1. Charlotte_Jay on December 7, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Happy Belated Birthday to dear Brad. Mike, redesigning LPN and MS.com is a great idea, I think it’s time to give a fresh look to your blog, but I have a little suggestion for you: I think it’d be better to put a sign up and login only for your blog not through LPN, so when someone wants to become a memeber of your site, they wouldn’t have to be a member of LPN, too, that’d be cool πŸ™‚


  2. analoggirl on December 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Happy belated birthday to Mr. Delson – and thanks for the link to the mixtape! Only Cheapshot could mix The Cure, Wreckx-n-Effect and GBC.

  3. lynndarwinharris on December 5, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for the link for Cheapshot’s mixtape! It is awesome! Happy late birthday wishes to Brad!

  4. vaaleLP on December 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Happy B-Day To BRad!!

  5. xandro on December 4, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Hello Mike can you please tell Mr. Delson that Happy B-day to him and may God bless him always. Thanx

  6. Taigali on December 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Know what’s funny and maybe unrelated? I JUST made this LPN account. I am furious. And I am furious in the sense that I am sitting here thinking of myself sitting in a huge chair, in a robe like in Edgar Alan Poe’s The Raven, calmly saying “I am angry…and I shall be happy again…never more” Nah but really i’m not mad lol.

  7. Lupi on December 3, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Hey Mike, are there any plans on putting the FMMB up again? Some of us were still active and have friends in there, it’d be nice if the site didn’t die haha. Anyway, I’m really excited about renewing my LPU this year πŸ˜€ Also, I can’t wait for the album. Keep up the good work and good luck with everything!

  8. deadzeezorn on December 3, 2009 at 6:06 am

    hi mike
    did u ever heard about any band that influenced by ur music and they make it to the elite??? And win an EMA award ??? how would u feel if u heard that ?? and wat thoughts might pass through ur head?? Im trying to imagine .. coz the Turkish band maNga did win the EMA award for best European Act and they influenced by LP and other Alternative bands
    check this cover for POA by maNga and Dorian

    I love Old days πŸ˜€
    Zee/ the only fan from sudan

  9. Tom_SynNergy on December 3, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Awesome news! I can’t wait for the re-design πŸ™‚ By the way: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD! I wish you lots of success, luck and health!

  10. Illara on December 3, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Great news, Can’t wait. πŸ™‚ looking forward to new changes. πŸ˜€

  11. Jo_o8 on December 3, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Well as long as you keep the music that we can hear when we sign out, I’ll be happy.

  12. Morinoajin on December 2, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Good to know! πŸ™‚ LPN would be more awesome πŸ˜€ Btw does phi actually HAVE a blog?????

  13. CuteWhiteBunny on December 2, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Happy belated Perthday to BBB!

    I’m looking forward to the site redesigns. Hopefully the automatic logout thing on the LPMB will be fixed.

  14. Aditya_the_warrior_within on December 2, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    great ! thanks a ton ! well the LPN pages is still showing LPU7 that gotta be taken care of … well except for the idea of creating an account again the rest is cool.
    wait is that valid even for LPUers ?

  15. lostwithoutwings on December 2, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    i like ms.com and lp.com just the way they are. ah, but a small voice in sea of raging fans. but creating new sign ins? urgh. oh well. -jenn

  16. Wotur11 on December 2, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    aw i really appreciate that idea looking forward to seeing new look of those sites… aww i think LP is a rock band right, and all of us know that black is rock’s symbol so it would be great, mythic and stylish if you add black onto those pages’ bg… and another color perhaps neon green or red, in order to contrast with black… red and green lines or patterns are ok πŸ™‚

  17. KingTroy on December 2, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Damn Shocking !!!!!

  18. aussieChazz on December 2, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I can’t wait for more information about β€œ some other minor changes that might be useful for you β€œ … so keep update about that dude !

    Ps’ What the … Ohh Great !!

  19. Vamp09 on December 2, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    WOW !! .. These info must be Very great coz it can make Our Shinoda’s Magnifique Art out of the Nest πŸ˜€ … Awesome !!

  20. BlackHawk on December 2, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Agree with ShadowerLiltani !!

    Ps’ Whoooaaaa ???

  21. ShadowerLiltani on December 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Your site needs a serious re-design. The current one is cool, but it’s already been around too long. Anyways, as far as linkinpark.com is concerned, please for the love of god, give us the option to TURN THE BACKGROUND MUSIC OFF!!! I can’t watch music videos, LPTV, or even videos on your site because of that background music. Edit: In regards to what Phoenix said… Don’t take him seriously. This is the same man to plots the band members against each other to TP each other’s hotel rooms.

  22. ThePrincess on December 2, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Asking Everyone to create a new account.??? .. AWESOME Mike , Thank’s for the update By the way !!
    .. And Have a Good time with The Grammy announcement event .

  23. TheDarkPrince on December 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Indeed very amusing when I was more attentive to this free download link .. Yeah , I’m not a saint anyway LOL !! Thank’s Dude ..

  24. luckyluck on December 2, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Re-designing linkinpark.com and mikeshinoda.com .. totally support that !!

  25. jeffryLP on December 2, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Yeah , sometimes it was annoying if we have to keep clicking on stupid stuff so Re-designing linkinpark.com and mikeshinoda.com is a good way to improve the system , I guess !!

  26. MobzSean1 on December 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Re-designing site ! .. information that I’ve been waiting .. Thank’s for the explanation , I strongly support the major changes of that !

  27. RurouniKenshin on December 2, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    No offense , but .. β€˜Asking everyone to create a new account’ , that’s what I call annoying Dude !!

  28. LPROCKS on December 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Hey guys Phoenix is saying there is a hidden new track somewhere in here, not sure if he is … lying. But, worth a search I guess. πŸ˜‰

  29. SkullzTatz on December 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Cool info .. Support that !!

  30. ShimizuAiko on December 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Great Info !!

  31. boyzdontcry on December 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Re-designing the system ?? Well, as long as there is a link for free download .. it doesn’t matter to me , hehehe ..

  32. DemonNoir99 on December 2, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    There are three important info here , well it seems the words β€œ Happy Birthday to Brad Delson ” should come first here , although a bit late ..still my best wishes for you BBB !!

  33. LPHooligan on December 2, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Free Stuff ?? Thank’s .. btw about Re-designing thing , It is a great way to update the system even create a new account is a waste of time but you’re the chairman Dude , so we just followed what must be executed in here !!

  34. girlaloud on December 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    β€˜I think ms.com will be done first, because it’s a less complicated site’ => please explain in more detail to us about it !!

  35. PankakeMunky on December 2, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    happy belated birthday to brad. that’s awesome that you’re goinkg to redesign the site. i support you 250% on this idea. want to give us a hint on what the new LP.com and MS.com will look like? i will give you tons and tons of cookies as a bribe

  36. LPmadman on December 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    To make a better system !! …. Fiuuh , finally .. YES , I totally support that !!

  37. RicoRodz on December 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I strongly agree with LVIX , but if you want to re-designing Your site for me it’s not a big problem especially you say ms.com will be done first coz I’ll always will find information on the LPN site , so if it is to make a better system …. create a new account or not will not provide any changes for me !!

    Note : Thanks For the link !

  38. Xenith on December 2, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Really happy Sparkart are updating the usability of the two sites Mike, I must admit the current process does put me off posting as much as I used to.

  39. ShadowThanatos on December 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    ….willl the new design of LP.com will show us something about the new single? =)) I wonder πŸ˜€

  40. SoUneik on December 2, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    (You gotta love my accidents) I accidentally made this account, but I was hoping it would magically transform into my old one.
    I knew it! Your a psychic! What am I doing RIGHT NOW?

  41. Lvix on December 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    For those of you who have a password and LPN account, we’re going to be asking everyone to create a new account.
    => This sucks, but no problem. For a better website!! I love it. Because linkinpark.com (I mean the network part.) sucks.
    To post a comment to someonnes page takes a long time. Lets hope webmasters do great job.


  42. Justbiteme9 on December 2, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Woho! The stupid sign in thing being fixed!!! BTW, I agree with RACHAELLP “… after the 1472nd time it’s a bit annoying”

    Hey Mike, does Phoenix have a blog? Because I thinks he’s making fun of all his followers… like me…>.< haha

  43. Sintia on December 2, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Tell BBB a happy belated BDay for me & woohoo on getting the login fixed too!! But hate making a new account…knowin me i’ll do it ne wayz. Enjoy the Grammy Nominations tonight. I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good & are in gr8 health. Take Care πŸ™‚

  44. durg on December 2, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    yay for brads birthday & the login crap being fixed :D!

  45. another_lp_fan on December 2, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Whoa, my birthday was yesterday too! cant wait for new sites, but im not really looking forward to creating a new account, but i dont like how i have to go to linkinpark.com to sign in to this site. im torn :/ Congrats on the grammys btw.

  46. big_bad_lukas on December 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    does that mean ms.com will be closed then right? how long? you will need to keep us updated somehow πŸ™‚

  47. Dori on December 2, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Cool! Kinda sucks that we have to make a new account, but, oh well…

    I know you said that you’ll get to other issues later, but I wanted to draw your attention to something. I think it’s been said before, but after you press “submit” there is still a notice saying that you went over the character limit. The whole comment does get posted tho…

  48. RachaelLP on December 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Would actually be amazing if you could get all the sites sorted! Whenever I sign in now, I get the LPU advert music playing constantly. Don’t get me wrong, the ad is great but after the 1472nd time it’s a bit annoying.
    And I just read that NIN are selling a signed guitar to go towards Chi Cheng’s benefit fund πŸ™‚ Twitter is good for some news y’know!
    Happy birthday to Brad as well!

  49. rockermeg on December 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    That’s a lot of information for one post…

  50. KATHYxx on December 2, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    So glad to hear there’s progress on the website, Mike. Hopefully it will be less buggy, then them Sparkart folks can get to adding back the filters and forwarding back into LPU squirrelmail.

    Wish a happy Perthday to BBB.

  51. DisjointedHeart on December 2, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Yesterday I was wondering when LP.com would get a new design. Guess I got my answer (: Are the Fort Minor Message Boards also being redesigned? I really hope so. I loved going on there. And if not, can you at least let us know so we don’t have to keep our hopes up.

  52. Eddie on December 2, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    First of all, (I wrote it yesterday too) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BBB!!! πŸ™‚ Best wishes Brad from all the Greek fans!!! Secondly, congratulations Mike for the Grammys!!! Third, re-designing linkinpark.com and ms.com??? AWESOME!!! It will be cool to make the sign-in system easier! Also Mike MAKE THE LPU BACKGROUND PROFILE CHANGE FOR LPN PAGES. All of us who had purchased LPU8 and had also purchased the LPU7 package, we still have the LPU7 background at our LPN pages. It will be great if our LPN background changes with the release of the new LPUs in the future! And last a HUGE THANK YOU for the GBC mixtape! Thank you for all the news brother! You’re the best! Take care! πŸ™‚

  53. Madlen on December 2, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Trying to watch it online…anyway does this mean that we have to create totally new accounts and all of our comments and friends will be lost?I hope not…
    p.s Gotta check my email for the mixtape:D

  54. Curiosa on December 2, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Already heard about u guys presenting a grammy category. πŸ™‚ Congrats. πŸ™‚ Can u get me LL Cool-J’s number while ur there? πŸ˜‰

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see the new designs & what new features u guys will add. πŸ™‚ Sooo….is this what ur doing to the FM message boards (redesigning it) & making it our Christmas surprise? πŸ˜€ Yes?!? πŸ˜€ This is where u nod ur head. πŸ˜› lol Some of us really miss getting on there. 😦 PS: u may not want 2 see the twitter comments we sent u. πŸ˜› lol

    Cheap! I love Cheap! He’s too awesome! Oops, forgot this isn’t twitter & there’s no trending topic on here. πŸ˜› lol Downloaded it when it 1st came out. πŸ˜‰ Hey, like my twit pic? lol Take care & have fun tonight. πŸ™‚

  55. Fatima91MS on December 2, 2009 at 11:44 am

    it’s all great,Mike!:)

    this mixtape by DJ CheapShot is cool & others too!I heard it.I love GBC πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    Wish you have a great day!!!

  56. lp_fm_fan on December 2, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Awesome, I’m recording the Grammy thing! I don’t think I’ll miss it but you never know.

    Any colors in mind for your blog? Would love to know. XD

    Yay about the login thing, at times I would be logged in and it asked me to login again, funny stuff. πŸ˜› XD

  57. miKer0cks on December 2, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Oh yeah I read about the Grammys! I think it’s gonna be broadcasted live from CBS so I’ll stay up late to watch you guys, since my school clossed today cause of the h1n1 virus :/

    Well, I think it was about time to re-design LPN πŸ˜‰ About everyone making a new account, I hope it’ll work cause I really don’t wanna miss all my friends! It’d be so hard to find them all again πŸ˜‰ I don’t know about your blog tho…I really like it! And ICON is my fave piece of your art so it’s really cool as a bg πŸ˜‰

    The GBC record is simply awesome! Well done to the guys πŸ™‚

    Anyways, have a good day and have fun at the Grammys nominations πŸ™‚

  58. Shinoda77 on December 2, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Yeah, downloading now.

  59. Catadechocolate on December 2, 2009 at 11:30 am

    oooh congratulations for the grammys πŸ™‚ wooh i hope and i think that your new site is too beautifull :3 oh greetings and a big hug for BBB<3 Happy B-day Braddie, WOOOW! the mixtape, DOWNLOAD NOW!

  60. MichaelFromGermany on December 2, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Fiiiinally…signing in is annoying …and I totally forgot that I requested the mixtape and it was in my email account..downloading: NOW

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