New Album Math

February 9, 2010

My post from a couple days ago seemed to get a lot of traffic out there on the web.  It seemed that pushing a tentative date back further (tentatively) got the LP fanbase all riled up.  But the 200+ comments and peripheral noise got me thinking: what does it all mean?  I decided to figure it out.  The most obvious way to create logic out of it?  Algebra has always seemed very logical to me…

A lot of you seemed to want us to take our time in the studio, stressing that quality (Q) is more important than release date (D).  Others disagreed, arguing that releasing sooner (D)  should be put above the other (Q).  Next, some argued that Linkin Park quality is multiplied by time (so time is “T”).  Others argued time doesn’t affect the quality (no “T”).  I guessed that the soonest this year we could get an album out would be March(3).  The latest this year would be December(12)…So I believe that makes the equation:

Q(T)/D(12) = D(3)/Q

On the left, quantity and time over the latest possible 2010 release (12th month); on the right the soonest possible release (3, meaning March) over quantity times the LP quality”X” factor.  What I really wanted to know was how much time you wanted us to take (T)

Balancing this equation out (and crossing the reoccurring variables)…you get T/12=3.  That means T=36.

So it looks like you guys figured it out for us.  What you’re telling us is that you want a new album out in December 2012.  That gives us a ton of time.  Thanks for the help, guys.



  1. Saoirse on May 15, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Ha ha awesome Mike love the blog!
    Linkin Park rocks I can’t wait for this album even if it takes 10 years I’ll still be so happy! I think no matter how long it takes I and other fans know it’s just going to be deadly! I guess in a few months I’d most likely be screaming the lycris so I’m happy. LP 4 EVER!

  2. Janine1978 on May 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Hi Mike, surely we fans can not wait to hear new stuff from you. For that we are your fans. I feel personally it is important that you have in your music and your creativity for new stuff a lot of fun, because you shall so long to bring out new things. So do not let yourself rush! Because of the quality, etc. I’m not worried, because your always the best so far (I think) have brought out. LP ROCKS

  3. chrisw443 on May 4, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Hey mike the blog made me laugh. I don’t care if it takes a decade, lp never let me down, and i know the longer the better! Hopefully not too long tho. Oh and if ya can try to put it out on vynl too, i love records! Also, i love the big sound-scape you guys make, especially in reanimation. So hopefully the music continues with that thick fast paced lp sound!

  4. LPBirdman on April 29, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Wow, I hate math but that was cool. I’m sure that the formula was worked out in advance, have faith that the album will be out as soon as it is ready and no sooner. I’ll admit that most ppl will disagree with my opinion on MTM, I liked it. It was a new sound for the band and a lot of ppl don’t like that kind of change, but life is all about change so it is only natural to try new things. I can’t wait until we get a chance to hear the new album but whatever it is I’m sure it will be amazing.

  5. Faith on April 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    TOO MUCH MATH!!!!!! D: anyway, 2012? Well, I guess qualite does matter.. so Take your time, and keep making the music

  6. Aisha on April 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Wow, that’s interesting! I didn’t think we’d ever have to use algebra in something like this, I thought it was just for carpenters and contractors. But it makes some sense, I don’t usually know how to do algebra right though.

    I really can’t wait for your next album but I just don’t want this rushed-up album to come out and I find myself not wanting to listen to it. And if I want that to happen then I’m willing to wait as long as I have to for that. So take your time, nobody can rush art. Good luck with everything and I hope it’s goin down good so far! Love you guys!

    -Aisha; fan since I was this (.) little.

  7. Jan on March 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    lmaoo um NO XD

  8. OutOfSight on March 24, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Out Of Sight here! [LP.4.Evr!]

    Linkin Park is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I really can’t wait for your next album!!!!!!!!
    ALL your songs rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PS. On your LP Underground 9:Demos, Aross The Line is really good! and A-Six!
    I’m surprised that they’re only demos, they should be on your album! just sayin.
    Peace out.

  9. Kel on March 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Lol way to play with peoples minds…

    I would really love it if the album came out this year and be a bit crushed it it doesn’t…but if I have to wait till 2012 so be it I will still be here…

    If you are a true LP fan you will wait, continue to support the band and understand that striving for quality is what makes LP great…

    Luy ya Mike and LP x (take all the time you need)

  10. ADrian on March 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    After MTM was released, I kinda quit listening to you guys. For me the quality of that record was a lot lower that Hybrid and Meteora.

    It takes you guys to make a quality record untill 2012, then by all means do it. But I expect it to be so good that I will have it on repeat for at least 2 weeks.

  11. Потемкин on March 16, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Линкин парк рулит,и этим все сказано.А еще оень хочу автогрофы всей групы =)

  12. Hamza Khan on March 13, 2010 at 2:08 am

    I am LP’s biggest fan…
    Hey guys i don’t think that it will take that much time…i think Mike is playing with us….:D
    But Mike Lp’s true freaks and and fans like me will keep waiting for Linkin Park’s new album….can’t wait for it now man…make it happen as soon as possbile…
    LINKIN PARK…The Best Rock Band..!!!!

  13. Dheeraj on March 8, 2010 at 3:07 am

    @all people who hate algebra

    hey guys i ask u to keep faith in mike and trust him… sure he too hates algebra…..he just wants to equate his rhymes with our connectivity to life so keep COOL…….well mike never mind critics….there will always be true fans like me who will back u up all the way….all r waitin for ur new album 😀

  14. TheUnforgettableSound. on March 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    if i thought i disliked algebra before, i am completely wrong.
    i hate it now. forget the algebra Mike! if u make us wait until 2012 there wont be anymore fans to listen to your music. i mean it from the bottom of my heart when i say that i dont really care if the album comes out in december 2010. as long as its this year, then im cool with it. no pressure. but seriously, keep the algebra out of your release date.

  15. d3kenji on March 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    sou um grande fan do lp desdo do começo.e aprende de certo modo a gostar das espectativas de lançamentos de vários albuns do lp.porem não posso negar,a espectativa principalmente neste album esta sendo maior.talvez pelo fato de tb estar no ramo muical e artistico(sim sou designer e dj)mais tb pelo fato de estar curioso como fan para saber o que mike, chester e & aprontaram desta vez…das outras vezes eu acertei o estilo musical para onde vocês iriam puxar será que agora vou acertar tambem?acho que desta vez vocês iram puxar para o lado eletrônico/alternativo

  16. Kyle on March 3, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Are you serious about the 2012 thing or what? It’s coming out in 2010 right?

  17. EMO on February 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    so baisicly a new album will come out the day of the end of the world!!!!!!!!!!!! w0w!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol n plus that made no sense lol

  18. Emily on February 28, 2010 at 11:55 am

    ok… according to my calculations T=4… not sure though… so… if it’s in 4 months then… it’s on June??

  19. Charna on February 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    My brain just exploded. God damn it.

  20. Sam on February 26, 2010 at 9:27 am

    If I did the math right and remember my calculus from years ago you should get Q(T)/D=6. You would need to assign a value for “quality” and “release date” in order quantify time. Unfortunately life has too many variables to give an exact answer.
    In other words, you guys are the professionals and you know the time it takes to put out a quality album for your fans. My wife and I love your music (one of just a handful of bands we agree on) and look forward with great anticipation for your next work of art.
    Thanks you to you and the band for something my wife and I can share with enjoyment.

  21. yasmin on February 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    im sorry but ur losing a huge part of ur fanbase, i mean seriously u think 2 much about ur song trying 2 make them sound as deep as they can be, dont get me wrong i like that but come on u NEVER had spontaniase song …especially not on MTM and thats why i think u didnt win much awards on that, ppl these days dont look for a song 2 cry on or 2 b educated from, they wanna enjoy it and dance around 2 it, so use math all u want but im sorry ur fans wont wait 4ever ur bound 2 lose some of them

  22. Madelen E on February 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Wow, supersmart to use algebra I think, a new creative way to put it :D.
    Take your time, if you don’t it’s going to be the fans that will be dissapointed. Hihi:)

  23. Hayleigh on February 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hehe, this made my day. I don’t mind when it comes out either (3) or (12) or 2012 it will still be great!

  24. Marina on February 19, 2010 at 7:07 am

    It doesn’t matter if it’s our on 3000 years, I’ll wait. I just hope that you guys shut the mouths of all those “fans” who weren’t that happy with MTM.

  25. SHAHRZAD on February 19, 2010 at 2:11 am


  26. Dheeraj on February 18, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Dude…maybe u should include a song totally on the logic u said above…….it may sound kinda cool if u really get ur head rite[I’m sure u will :)]……..
    plz try to set back d date of release by a few months wont u?…..waitin for ur next album to release 😀

  27. Chirag Shekhar on February 16, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Awwwww……..This one’s about cracking our Brains Mike ???
    Never liked Algebra much….and after this,,,, Don’t think would think about it again !!! EVER !!!

  28. Kris on February 16, 2010 at 6:28 am


    By now,
    I’m afraid of Maths.
    I was allready,
    But this made my head pop.
    Like my brain said ‘KABOOM’

    I’m brain dead. xKris

  29. Shazreen on February 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    My goodness, the algebra was confusing. But quite fascinating though. But, seriously Mike, take all the T you need. Q wins over D. Enough said.

    Anyway, keep up the awesome work, guys. I’ll be waiting patiently now.

    Lots of love,

  30. algeria love ms on February 15, 2010 at 3:24 am

    oh mike..oh mike let this sh**t’s of theory and please i want you to relize that we (the fan’s) love you too much and because of that we wanna see a new song everyday by lp if that possible..we know about you still recording it so take your time honey we have meteora and the other album’s we can hear easier to run..what i’ve done…..until the new album !! but please please 2012 this date is a nightmare for the fan’s !! maybe we’ll die in a earthquake as haitian’s think about this please gay’s we realy expect the best from you and we realy respect you and love you !!

  31. HAZMAT on February 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    If it blows me away like Minutes to Midnight did, I want you to take all the time you guys need.

    Havin’ an eargasm from beautiful music is a whole lot better then…bleeding profusely in pain.

  32. Martha on February 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Wow, that was really friggin’ confusing. I had to read it over like 3 times to get it. How long did it take you to figure that out, huh? pretty creative, if you ask me…

  33. Casey on February 14, 2010 at 9:13 am

    But Mike, the world ends in 2012.
    At least 2011, please. 🙂

  34. keli_21 on February 14, 2010 at 8:54 am

    omg, MIKE!!!!
    u can figure out xDD
    i really don’t expect it …

    don’t mind, just joking ))

  35. Jøse on February 14, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Hah! Somehow i doubt the people contributing to variable (T) were expecting that result.

  36. Zack on February 13, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    you’re breaking my heart mike :'(… oh wells I must admit that I am disappointed about it being postponed, but then again who isn’t? But I’m not the one making the music so I can patiently wait (as I’ve always done) for the next album. Please take your time Mike and ignore all the other people who don’t understand that it has nothing to do with the time or the quality (though both is good) in the music, it is about the emotion and feeling. Just like writing good poetry these things cannot be rushed. People have to wait for the inspiration to strike before anything can be done about it or else it feels like it’s missing something. That is what I believe, so correct me if I’m wrong.

  37. Carlos on February 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I think u guys are the best thing to ever happen to MUSIC, cant wait it doesn’t matter when it comes out as long as it does.

  38. sarah35 on February 13, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Charlie Eppes the II 😀

  39. Khan on February 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Hey Mike,its good to hear from you. I hope you doing well. You know man we fans love Linkin Park so much that we want a new album from you guys every year, but lol i know thats impossible. You guys take your time till the end of this year. In The mean time you can release some demo songs till the album is not released. So even the fans will be happy. You guys can do Covers of Legendry bands like Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and release them. Chester has an amazing voice. You guys should do a Cover of Sweet Child O Mine and record it in the studio and release it. I Can understand you guys need your time to release the album and its not easy to compose music.

    Take Care.

  40. msgirl on February 13, 2010 at 9:12 am

    u must be kidding…oh common….i think i will be dead in december because of my impatience!plse!release it by 7.5!thats the most appropriate time!but dont you know sth?when you postpone sth again and again you dont achieve sth good!just try hard and do it!time doesnt show qualıty!atleast ıt does something little with quality!=) pls!try hard and do it!=) u can! u r LİNKİN PARK!

  41. Mister X on February 13, 2010 at 5:34 am


  42. krash on February 13, 2010 at 2:22 am

    all i can say is that you dont want to rush a new album out. a lot of artists have done that and end up with a album that basically bombs. i have enjoyed every single song that Linkin Park has come out with and with that said, i can wait for the new album. its better if u take your time and get it perfect for the fans to enjoy even more. i support what it is you decide to do.

    Much love from california – krash

  43. [*Nayeli*] on February 12, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Wuaoo. only hope and this disk very soon, and we will have patience to wait for the disk, hope and is not good, not better i just want to be extraordinary yeah..!♥ 🙂

  44. Patrick Kille on February 12, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Happy birthday to the greatest and most influential musician since Tony Iommi!
    I love algebra, almost as much as I love Linkin Park, both of which are made stylished by Mike Shinoda. I think that the Linkin Park quality can only ever be matched by the MIGHTY METALLICA, so the time they take is really only an additive quantity to the quality(Q+D=METEORA, the greatest album ever made. But seriously, they should take all the time they need. MTM was excellent, but METEORA, and genre transitively HT, was better. I know that whatever they release will most definately outdo Death Magnetic, 21ST CEN.BREAK, and whatever else may try and stand in the way of Mike Shinoda, master of math and music!

  45. YeezyDude on February 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I don’t think, that it’d be released this late. But we want some good songs, and that they shouldn’t be rushed bro. And maybe also songs like the old stuff back from Meteora and Hybrid Theory. But lol nice blog! 🙂

  46. august rosen on February 12, 2010 at 2:55 am

    happy birthday mike!!, didn’t you gyes started to work on the album after Road to Revelution, like at august 2008? so you have workt whit it in 1,5 years, I personaly think that mike shinoda is one of the best musican in the world, he is the brain behind Linkin Park, PS please come to Sweden

  47. Kelly on February 11, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    okay. enough of this crap. just keep working and give us a month’s notice please!

  48. tyler elmergreen on February 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    i think the best thing to do is to just not tell the fans a specific date. I guess you didn’t really by saying what year the album is coming out haha, but theres going to be these picky fans that will hold everything to you and if you don’t give them what they want when they want, they’ll either become uninterested or even more picker, like, “this is what took 4 years??”

    Everybody knows this band is a group of perfectionists. If we want the best material from them, its more important to wait until LP loves their songs. if they spit out an entire album and don’t love it, the shows wont be the same, the interviews wont be the same, nothing will be the same. lets just show support!!!

  49. BraedenVA on February 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Can you perhaps release one or two of the songs you have finished early? I’m kinda dying for new material to dissect and obsess over for the next while. You guys do incredible work, but I suppose its like a drug, because I need more of it and can never get it fast enough. While I totally agree that taking your time to make the album as good as it possibly can be is a huge and important thing, but keep in mind that teasing us with a few new tracks will be a sweet way to promote your new album. And the fans will love it.

  50. nitin on February 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    can’t wait for the new guys are amazing

  51. Studmuffin on February 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I agree with the people that say you guys should take your time. You really should. I want an album from you guys that has a good, powerful message to it. You should work hard on it so that the quality of the album is the best it can be. I also think you should have more of Mike’s raps in the new album. The songs with just Chester singing aren’t as good as the ones with both Mike and Chester singing. I like Chester’s singing, but I think that your best songs have had both Mike’s raps and Chester’s singing in it. You two together make awesome songs. With the raps and the screaming combined really make it ‘Linkin Park Style’.

  52. kelly_wilson on February 11, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Do your thing man.. you inspire

  53. Caleb Bozeman on February 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    thanks for the tip mike, now I remember why I didn’t like Algebra…

  54. claudio on February 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    hola mike soy de ARGENTINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cuando va a venir LINKIN PARK????????????????????????????? contestame si podes tu fan admirador Claudio Mendieta

  55. Gabriel on February 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I am from brazil and i think u guys have all the time and the important thing is not make an album fast but a good album like u guys always do.
    Linkin Park Brazil Wants You!!!

  56. KeyKey on February 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Why are people so eager to have another record like HT or Meteora. M2M was very good. people change, bands change and that’s what music is(artistic expression) and If you want to listen to the same songs over and over again it’s your loss. For years I’ve been preforming R and B music because it is what people expect from me,but classic rock is my thang. I love it and there is nothing better than hearing a song a group/ musician puts their heart into what they do . If LP believes they put their all in it so should we. I would wait a lifetime for a good record!!!

  57. Aaron S. on February 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Everyone who keeps telling them to push the album for a quick release needs to shut up. Making an album shouldn’t be rushed. Writing and recording music is a delicate art, and everything needs to be perfect or the sound or message that the Artists (In this case Linkin Park) will not be properly heard. It takes time that’s why it’s an art. Be patient, and you will be much happier with the end result.

    Do you guys really think that by telling them when you want the album to be released that it’s going persuade them to release it at that time? No. They’ll release it when it is ready.

    Happy Birthday Mike Shinoda.

  58. Justin on February 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Happy belatted birthday mike. I’m so stoked for the new LP record!!

  59. Todd on February 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Happy Birthday Mike!!!! I heard he album would be out on Chester’s birthday. But please hurry up! We cant wait any longer, I mean we all appreciate the quality and that’s very important, but we’ve waited almost 3 years for this album! Please have it come out in march! And dont worry the worlds not gunna end in 2012. But hurry up! LP forever!

  60. Mike Allan on February 11, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Personally I would rather you guys take until December so the album is at it’s best. As long as projekt revolution comes around to Bristow this summer I’ll be happy and all others in the U.S. would too

  61. Thomas Jacob Brablec on February 11, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Haha! Release the album earlier so that we can all enjoy the music before the world ends! 🙂

  62. Nemesis101 on February 11, 2010 at 9:45 am

    woahh…didnt know it was your birthday dude !!!
    Ny wayz…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! 😀 😀 😀
    Pardy Hard !!!!
    note: I just want the album out by this year september !!!! So i’ve given u 7 months now…..make the most of it !!! 😛 😛
    Oh….do come to India this decade atleast for a concert !!!! 😛 😛
    cheers !!!
    have a blast bro !!

  63. Laura on February 11, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Take the time wich you need for the album!!!

  64. Sanjana on February 11, 2010 at 8:55 am

    hey mike!!!!!
    happy b’day!!!….
    hav a rockin n amazin year…have fun….love u loads
    hav a year filled with love n more amazing muzic 😉
    take care

  65. NoFace on February 11, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Happy birthday, Mike!

    Oh noes, Michael. The answer would be T=36/Q2.

    That means, the shorter the time (T) is, the better the quality (Q) will be, and vice versa! I guess I should be happy about this? ;))

    Somewhere, your old algebra teacher is sad, Mike.

  66. Andrea / Squishy_ho on February 11, 2010 at 8:49 am

    a) December 2012 = apocalypse. good end of year and universe, but Minutes to Midnight has already been taken as a title

    b) t=36 should be calculated since the last release date, a.k.a. may 2007. so it’s 36 months since then, which puts it back to may 2010.

    good algebra, but your basic maths FAIL.

  67. Jermaine on February 11, 2010 at 8:20 am


  68. Guilherme Lucas Rodrigues on February 11, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I’m from Brazil but I am a big fan of you and all members of linkin park acompnhar look for all your work and am trying to get money to enter the fan club guy you admire you chazy chaz, the Brad Delson, the fenix, Rob , joe hann, and finally can not wait to buy his new album by lp.
    please answer my message I deeply am a fan of you and me do not have training Banda better than linkin park

  69. prashant689 on February 11, 2010 at 7:30 am


  70. Ayers Rock on February 11, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I don’t understand all this complaining. In my opinion, M2M is perhaps the best of your albums released so far. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to make the new album, it’s the quality that is more important, but then again, it’s hard and probably impossible to make a completely perfect album. Anyway, keep up the good work and don’t worry about any complaints! Happy Birthday Mike!

  71. viki23 on February 11, 2010 at 6:33 am

    i would wait for your new album forever….i think that people who hurry you up are not very good fans and they obviously don’t know much about music. respect you guys and good luck….p.s. come to Croatia 🙂

  72. nesreen on February 11, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Happy Birthday Mike!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! And I really hope that the 2012 release date is a hoax.

  73. simone on February 11, 2010 at 6:31 am

    pls…realese the new album soon as possible!!!!!!

  74. Stefan from Croatia on February 11, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Mike,on my opinion,your last album M2M was the best album ever,not that I want diss all of your other great albums,but M2M it’s so special,cause it’s a combination of softness(stuff like In Between,Hands Held High or Little things give you away) and hard rock(stuff like given up and bleed it out) and thats why it made M2M so cool! I wish that you will sing more on new album,like you did on a song No roads left! 🙂

  75. linkinparkette on February 11, 2010 at 5:53 am

    the two comments i have seen so far is that they dont like m2m. a lot of fans have came and few has gone for that cd. the songs was too soft or whatever. didnt you guess read that this one will be different. it might be like hybrid theory or it might be like meteora. we dont know.. and waiting for 012 for new cd.. i guess i can wait with the other fans .. painfully. and if so what the new cd is like m2m. its not u guys making it, its lp so .. i dont want to be mean. but deal with it or go >:3 im staying

    happy late bday dave and happy bday mike ^.^

  76. Razan0snow ashes on February 11, 2010 at 5:47 am


  77. Alisia on February 11, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I think that quality is more important, but if you’re planning on releasing the album in 2012, we will be expecting one hell of an album!
    Anyway, Happy Birthday Mike. I wish you a sea of love and an ocean of friendship.

  78. razvan on February 11, 2010 at 5:28 am

    If LP will release in 2012 ,another type of record like M2M then it’s gonna be the biggest waist of time ever…i don’t believe that the next record will be as omg and freakin’ different and hardcore as no one can make it,but us LP;because the same thing happened after releasing Announcement Service Public track and QWERTY,and when M2M appeared,everyone was shocked…we expected something else…just my 2 cents opinion

  79. Yurico Haruka on February 11, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Is this real? or true? I mean, Mike, you are as funny as usual. I love the humor. By the way, Chester is doing a tour with dead by sunrise, right? I have an accout in, I just send him a message. No reply, even now. LOL, just kidding, I know you guys are busy. But, just one reply, please. I would really appreciate it. And from you too, ^_^

  80. Paradisewolf on February 11, 2010 at 3:14 am

    I wonder how do you let disappear the two “D”s and two “Q”s on both sides of this equation……Anyway, take your time mac, I prefer “Q”.
    Most important……Happy birthday, Mike, happy forever!!!!!!!

  81. ShenziSixaxis on February 11, 2010 at 1:12 am

    What the…?

    Quit pulling on our legs, Mike. lmao

    Also, happy birthday. Just happened to look at my computer’s time and date, and according to it, it is currently Feb 11th, 1:11am. XD

  82. Luiyi on February 11, 2010 at 12:46 am

    uh oh! but mike!…2012 is when the meteor will hit earth remember?! and i could almost bet my all my (not much) that it will be before december! that is the last month of the year afte all *yikes* i guess no new Lp Music for us 😦 haha

  83. ortal b on February 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

    mikey mike I think that you know the right answer for that question but I wait for L.P. the best music ever hope you will come one day to Israel
    love you ortal .b.

  84. Olivia(Regina) on February 11, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Hello, Mike!
    Well, I read your message… And I think, that I understand your feeling – it’s not comfortable when everybody require from u new album as soon as you can. We understand you. But… Try to understand us – we sooo love your music – LP music – sometimes it’s what for we wake up in the mornings. And… as for me – I will wait as long as it’s necessary. I wish you interesting ideas and great album!

    Happy Birthday, dear Mike! Best wishes for you and wonderful day of joy and surprises 🙂

  85. Dori on February 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    By nature, I’m not a math person lol… I’m left-brained like you (as far creativity is concerned.) I get what you’re trying to explain though. I’m very much looking forward to the new album, and am saddened that it won’t be out as early as you predicted… MTM is one of my favorite albums, that took about five years to be released. Keep it up, and don’t let impatient fans stop Linkin Park from doing the best you guys can possibly do

  86. Ashley on February 10, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    No new LP album?? 😦 but…but…but… Mike….I didn’t even do anything.:( I hope you are kidding. But please don’t kid like that anymore. 😦 I look up to you and you hurt my feelings.

  87. saif on February 10, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    why are you even trying to make us hate you mike…

  88. Jason on February 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Mike, even if I had to wait till 2022 for another album from you guys, I would do so without complaints. Keep doing what you’re doing by not rushing it. I’m sure it’ll be INSANELY great. I only have 2 requests:

    1. Please turn Phoenix’s bass up in the final mixes. My friend was surprised to find out you guys even had a bass player

    2. I went to the LP message boards once, and I will never go back again since most posts are titled “Who’s your fave LP member” like you guys are some sort of boy band. I blame it on your teenage girl fans. Please make sure the new album will eliminate them from your fan base. You deserve smarter fans.

  89. Andrew on February 10, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    No, I will not wait till 2012. Now what?

  90. E_dott on February 10, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    … think you read into that a lil too much, lol

  91. Monideepa on February 10, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Happy Birthday Mike!!! 😀 May God grant all of your wishes 😀

  92. r.a.d on February 10, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    LOL mike
    ma li’l elementary skool sis had problems with all that math
    i quote her: “mike is sooo impartial..he explained the release date to all the big kids, he doesnt want me to get it !! humph !!!!!”
    she seems pissd that i am not able to make anything out of ur math either 😀
    she demands a bottomline 😛

  93. TIFFTIFF33LP on February 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    AAAAHHHH so mutch math,I hate math,no offence mike.^_^*LOL

  94. Sam on February 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    hahaha you go mike!

  95. lilidechaz on February 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    heii‼ you i want tO talk to u, im from mexico city my email is i love LP i love chester and love u lol =] i hope u answer me please =]

  96. LíviaPereira on February 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I have to say: you got me laughing sooooo hard! But hey! Don’t you know the world is gonna end on December of 2012? Can you please release it before December 21th? At least I could be happy with LP’s latest CD in my hands on those final days…

  97. Jefferson lopes on February 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Hey Mike!I think i understood everything you were trying to tell us….In my opinion you will release the album sooner than people can imagine.It´s like to create an expectation..i hope that my thoughts are really right…This year can be the return of the New metal bands…I want to turner the radio and listen to LINKIN PARK,evanescence,Red hot chili peppers and all the other bands that has made my life change in 2004….Brazil loves you and you are my biggest musical and personal influence…My biggest dream this mounth is to open your blog and see the new single of linkin park and know the date of release.Only you can make this dream come true…….I love Linkin park

  98. ben moon on February 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm


  99. Steven on February 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    You broke your constraints Mike. How can you end up in 2012 when the constraints hold it to 2010. You can take fans nagging to seriously. Of course everyone wants music faster. That is a compliment. That means they love linkin park and want new music.

  100. steve on February 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    smartass. that hurt.

  101. lori on February 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    that was funny!
    i think alot of people are gonna keep their comments in the bag now!
    well hopefully
    everyone got the message! 🙂

  102. John on February 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Ouch…. did someone say “treated”, I think so….

  103. Ellen on February 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    u actually sit and read all these messages?
    this is so annoying. u never answer to me.. 😦

  104. jess rosales on February 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    nooo!!! please don`t do it Mike

  105. Melisa on February 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I get what you mean Mike, a lot of people dont understand the hard work that goes into making an album they just want it now, and then if the album is rushed and doesnt sound good then people want complain and its not right, people dont see that you guys have personal lives and families and expected things come up I mean you’re only human you can only do so much at a time. I dont want a rushed album I have faith that LP will release a great album when the time is right, everybody just needs to be patient.

  106. Jana on February 10, 2010 at 11:46 am

    haha, i think your math is wrong..and the equation too. but you see, all equations are 100% true only in an isolated system, in lab conditions. so it doesn’t matter if you’re right or i am 😀
    lol, and thanks for reminding me i have physics homework to do xP

  107. Asel' on February 10, 2010 at 10:59 am


  108. ranger111133 on February 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

    so…..i’ll pretty much b super pissed if it comes out december XD please don’t make us wait that long lol

  109. MAGS on February 10, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Mike! you was so sarcastic! but i understand you.
    Don’t worry by T variable! I hope Q value will be infinite!

  110. CAT H on February 10, 2010 at 10:32 am

    lmao amazing!
    Mike.. despite whatever is being said out there… there are a ton of us who are willing to give you the time you all need to take to present us material that you are all comfortable with. So everyone just needs to calm down and stop getting all hyphy and be happy that Linkin Park is continuing to give us music and other material<3

  111. Mr Random on February 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Hahaha well a 2012 release should be a double album then! heh

    Or maybe in the meantime have Joe Hahn come out with more movies!

  112. Pablo Hdz on February 10, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Hi Mike im totally agreed about your ecuation sistem about the next album of Linkin Park i don’t like the maths but i understand the time, quality factors is important for you guys to make what only you can do with your musik, so take your time but thinking than i and all fans wants a new record soon as posible, at least im so glad with NEW DIVIDE, DBS and YOU’RE NOT ALONE track is a taste of what will come… Thanks Mike and Lets make more musik

  113. Melhirchens on February 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I got t =4

  114. swollenblackmagic on February 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

    haha awesome joke xD

  115. Danny M. on February 10, 2010 at 8:10 am

    This made sense to me……..thus making me a nerd……but if I’m a nerd for understanding your equation……this makes you, Mike Shinoda, a nerd as well, for creating it!!! Hahaha.

    This was awesome, way to go Mike, you guys take your time with the album, it is YOURS after all not the fans’. It will be “grandiose” I’m sure lol.

  116. Cystlib on February 10, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I think it’s all better if none of us have expectations about the new album and just be patient. Just suprise us Mike! We beleive in you!

  117. Sarah A. on February 10, 2010 at 7:03 am

    I always did love your brain. Some of you guys on here really owe Mike an apology. He can make jokes if he wants and he can take as long as he wants on the new album. Love you Mike!

    p.s Can you help me with my Pre-Cal??? 😀 😛

  118. tauseef on February 10, 2010 at 6:39 am

    hi mike….
    it is very difficult to wait for LP new album…i m over excited from the time when u said bout those junk foods and MacDonald things in an interview…i m just goin crazy….the new genre breaking album…damn coool man!!!!!
    a brand new metal, my ears jsut wanna hear in the news that “lp developed a new genre of metal “METAL-TRANSFORMED”….

  119. Andreina on February 10, 2010 at 6:32 am

    I don’t know why but I’m sensing that most fans are being way too sensitive about this, it’s a joke, Mike wants to have fun, laugh people, come on! I am a die hard Linkin Park fan and I’ve followed them since HT but I just don’t seem to be bothered about the time they take making an album, you know why? Because I think it’s gonna be awesome anyway. And, you guys don’t have other bands to listen to while you wait for the next LP album? I do, and that’s how I’ve kept my sanity so far (Disturbed, The Rasmus, Eisbrecher on 2008, Rammstein, DBS and Kelly Clarkson on 2009 for example and Lostprophets this year). Listen to other music people and calm yourselves down! Let the geniuses work!

  120. Sandy! on February 10, 2010 at 6:18 am

    i was never good at math lol but ur logic makes sense to me somehow! i have one question though, why not release the album in late May of this year?

  121. AlineB on February 10, 2010 at 5:16 am

    i think it doesnt matter how long the making process of the album is!!!
    the most important thing is that the album is perfect, but that needs time…
    i hope your not under pressure because of some guys, who think quantity is more important than quality…

    keep on rockin with Linkin Park

  122. JuL on February 10, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Hey Mike!
    Don’t you know that Linkin Park’s Music saved my life. I don’t really know where life would lead me to if I hadn’t seen “Hybrid Theory” and “Meteora”. I was, am and always will be inspired. Your Music enhanced my life for the better ages ago, now along with changing my life for the better.
    This is my first post on your blog and I just want to say thank you for relief. Hope your new album release soon, at least on time as you said 😀
    JuL LeVi – LPSoldier

  123. Sanjana on February 10, 2010 at 4:38 am

    hey mike december 2012 the world’s gona end 😉
    so how about u do a couple of albums and win a couple of grmamies b4 dat…..evryone dies happy….lol!!
    wat say????

  124. A0K Z0N3 on February 10, 2010 at 4:38 am

    I don’t care when you release the album(well, 2012’s kinda pushy!), but I think that you should maybe release a little more info on the album, like, the album cover/title, or maybe even a single. But hey, im not linkin park. Whatever you do, I know you will make you’re fans happy with the music!:)

  125. Teo on February 10, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I do have math skills, but this equation of yours heats up my brain. So I did my own math. your fastest release would be March (3) and your latest would be December (12). My guess is that the release would be at the half of that period. That means the sum of 3 and 2 divided by 2(equals 7.5). That would be the half of July. But you said that you want to make music faster. So I think that the release would be between the 1st of May and the 15 of July.

    PS: this is just my opinion.

  126. Casey Mosley on February 10, 2010 at 2:21 am

    wow u were bored…lol how long did it take u to come up with this equation??

    why u multiplying march and december tho? lol (3×12)

  127. Jersha Grace on February 10, 2010 at 2:00 am

    U r smart arent u ???? But December becomes too late….. Still, i guess v all shud wait….. Quality is important. I believe u guys shud take ur time & do ur best. Afterall, its not fair if v ask u all 2 put up somethin with which u r not happy. Do somethin different Mike…… somethin which no one has ever heard before….. Blow us away like this post of ur’s.

    Out of all the MS blogs…… This one is for sure the best !!!!

  128. lode from belgium(lvix) on February 10, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Haha!! you’re amazing.
    I think it’s normal everyone wants a new album “right now”… Me to!
    But if I realize you can’t use magic and it really needs time and concentration… I’m not stressing because the album is taking to long.
    When I see you guys are working in studio, I’m happy.
    But even if you don’t, you guys are humans like the rest and have the right for taking days off and have some chill time, smoke time and sex time… (No? That’s just me?) :p
    So actually Mike, I can make plans for going on vacation in July because when there is no album, there is no tour and I will not miss a Linkin Park performing in my country when I’m in another country.. I trust you in this. :p

  129. Kevin Bernatek on February 10, 2010 at 12:32 am

    that’s pretty funny mike…but I want you guys to take your time, i care more for quality rather than timing

  130. ruru87 on February 10, 2010 at 12:21 am

    nice work, mike! you must have put a lot of time on that!

  131. Ryan Stevenson on February 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    i reckon it should be out around june (my birthday) hahaah.. >:D

  132. Margherita on February 9, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    It isn’t funny Mike!!!!

  133. Ale on February 9, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    You are GREAT!

  134. Luke Williams on February 9, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    omg – i think that would be the funniest post ever by mike !
    that was so confusing, my brain is just all over the place. I cant wait for the album.

    Mike, i believe that you should take your time on the album. Creating amazing music takes time and i respect that. I respect your decisions. But most importantly is that you, and the guys have fun making the album. Have Fun

  135. William on February 9, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Mike, a lot of fans think that you guys should make an album that sounds like hybrid theory or meteora, but I disagree, I think that you guys should do something new in a way that only you know, MTM was a good album, the older stuff was great but now I think that what you need to do is chill out and try make your self’s and your fans happy, don’t do something you’ve done, make it new and make it good:):):):):):):) thanks MIke,
    my regards to you and the band!!!!!

  136. THETEAM on February 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I think Mike is just testing us, to see how many believes on the doomsday date wich is not even true. :O Anyways, i’m sure the album will be done this year.^^

  137. Nick on February 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Most epic post by Mike Shinoda. Ever.

  138. Mike W on February 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I have no clue how that makes any kind of sense, but I’d rather have a really awesome album with a wait attached to it. Just my opinion.

  139. Matthew on February 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    LMAO! my bad mike!!
    As much as alot of people are being impatient, alot more are being patient and thats all that matters. You guys always make great music and thats what counts!!

  140. chandan on February 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    HEY Mike we have waited this long ,so a few more months wont matter but december is too late[:d]
    i m just a 2 years old fan so i still have some patience left!!

    but hats off to the people who have been down with you since hybrid thoery or even b4. Their amazing support makes me feel proud bcoz they have always supported your band through out this decade ,hunting down some good music

  141. Alec Altus on February 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    haha, this is awesome. and i like the guy that said “this is idiot”

  142. Aditya_the_warrior_within on February 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    you got a little error there. it would be Q^2(T) = 36
    so with the 2 time exponentially the quality we should get the album june 😀

  143. Louise on February 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Do all the b*tchty math you want but it took less time to plan D-Day than it does for LP to release an album. Just sayin’

  144. Crmson Wife on February 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    This is idiot

  145. Victoria_LPF on February 9, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Haha!! That’s hilarious!! All I have to say about it is quality rules over all. People should know that for something to be good, time is needed to improve it and make it the best. =] (Though, I’m sure anything you guys put out will rock no matter how much time is spent!) But, you guys take as much time as you want, us LP fans will wait. We know it’ll be worth the wait so no rush. ❤ But, I have to add…can't wait for the album to come out!! :3

  146. ceZAR on February 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Hey Mike, I think that the real equation is:
    Q²(T)=36, so, “stressing that quality” increase the double (it doesn’t disappear). but don’t worry, it will be our secret 😉

    Ps.: We know that you are making a great job!

  147. Tim on February 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Mike, Its not nice to make your fans’ brains hurt

  148. Wotur on February 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Bad Mike >(( LOL.
    You d better be a algebra teacher. “Professor Shinoda, could you help me solve this math problem??!” xD xD

  149. D3lta on February 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I didn’t check how you got to the last portion of the equation – but if it is T/12=3 then since we’re solving for T (time) the answer should be 40 which would actually mean that 40/12 = 3.3. So assuming we’re all OK with a 3 tenths margin for error then it really means you’re pushed back until May of 2013.

  150. Exia_7(Maia) on February 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    mike you have officialy lost ur mind. anyway, keep up the hard work because it is always aprreciated!

  151. rubyred on February 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I wouldn’t normally say this, but this time I must.

    I love you.


  152. AustinW on February 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    It’s been almost 3 years since Minutes To Midnight came out, and seeing how amazing that album was, you can bet that your REAL fans will wait, no matter how long. If it takes you until 2012 to put out the greatest album EVER, then so be it. You guys are doing great, keep on rocking 😉

  153. Anam on February 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Goddamn Mike…way to pwn everyone! LOL. I have absolutely no idea what you just said but that’s no surprise considering my math skills (or more accurately, the lack of.) HAHAHA wow! I’m speechless…

  154. Jessica on February 9, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Ma ma

  155. numbrocker02 on February 9, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Mike your so awesome! Way to respond back! I don’t know why some people are b*tching since we’ve had more music released in between albums then before. I hope you know that you have fans who know that a quality album takes time. 2010 or 2012 your real fans will be happy whenever it comes out.

  156. Gus on February 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I laugh at how many a lot of you people are thinking that the album will be released in 2012. Come on guys I am sure he is just messing with us. I am anxious for the new album but I am staying as patient as I can. Hey Mike just wanted to say I am big fan of LP especially you, you are the reason why I fell in love with LP. Was never into rock until you guys came onto the scene. Don’t listen to these impatient fans, do whatever you gotta do just don’t disappoint us with very little rapping, like you said from the singing, rapping, screaming, Mr. Hahn, the electro stuff, etc. is what makes LP. Patience in a virture and you won’t disappoint!

  157. nicole on February 9, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    funny stuff.
    anyway, take all the time you guys need to make another ground- breaking record!!=]

  158. Steven on February 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Well played, my good sir. Well played indeed.

  159. Dre on February 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Hey Mike I get what you mean. But I hope sarcasm isn’t getting the better of you. I prefer quality and you guys should take all the time you need. But you said a month or so ago that you already had a batch of songs done and you were working on the other batch. I’m estimating you guys are almost done with the new batch. Oh well I guess, I was really looking forward to the new CD sometime soon. I’m not whining though. Besides you guys made a promise that you’d distribute more music and you have so even if making the new CD were to take until December (2010) we’d all have some music to listen to and hold us off. I still feel you guys are capable of making an awesome CD sooner. : )

  160. Xandro Pontillas on February 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I don’t understand it!!!hahahaha

  161. Co on February 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Algebra has NEVER seemed logical to me… well, you just confirmed my thought.
    Thanks for the help, Mike. 😉

    (and screw algebra)

    PS: don’t forget that the world will end in December 2012 so you’d better release the album earlier…

  162. Andrew Leezan on February 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm


  163. jvelasquez10 on February 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    What up Mike no doubt the wait will be worth it but at least dont say “Dead By Sunrise” and the few beats youve released can take place of a new LP album I feel thats what your sayin but either way im down for LP to take their time with the new album ill be there jammin out at your shows keep up the good work.

  164. Hybrid911 on February 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    You took the best part of four years to plan/write MTM and that divided the LP community as to whether it was a disappointment or not. So whatever the algebra I don’t care about the time you guys take I just want to hear an album that lives up to the highest standard LP set back in the day and I want it to actually be worth the wait this time! People are getting riled about it cos we’ve already waited longer than most fan bases ever would. Other bands have proven they can write FANTASTIC albums in a far shorter period of time and they’re not as good, so why can’t LP?! I’ll trust your judgment, but I hope it’s worth the pain staking wait x

  165. chris on February 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Mike, quality sure does matter, the fact is linkin park is the best band out there hands down, the thing is everyone is so itchy to hear more of you guys because of how good you are, but please put some rapping in it, your so good at it, to me rapping isnt about if you can put words into a beat, rapping is saying what you feel inside, you are real about it

  166. angelic on February 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    ^laughs till she cries^
    ok first off: I studied maths so I know a little about equations and such things ^^… uhm… I don’t know if it is just me but it looks like you twisted your equation around until you got something out of it that was… well… like this… didn’t you? ^giggles^
    honestly, you wouldn’t want us – your beloved fans – to wait another 3 years now would you? even though I’m all for quality I’m starting to get a little itchy over here because I’m dying to get a new record in my hands to hunt my environment with it ^lol^
    but take your time… I’m sure everyone will love you again and some more whenever you release the album – promise ^grins^

  167. Andrew on February 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I consider myself good at math, but that just blew my mind.

  168. Skyzlmt on February 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    LOL I think if T=36 that means T should start the day M2M came out. May 14, 2007 * 36 = May 14th 2010… You’ve got 3 months! Or else!

  169. Steephiih on February 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I Loved this math *–*

  170. Bre on February 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Why cant we rate your blog entries with shiney little golden stars like we used too? This one would definately get 5 shiney little golden stars! ; )

  171. sergiordz on February 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    past comments of you & chester got me really excited about the new material… i’d wait the time u want for the release, cause i know it’s not going to disappoint us… thats why ur taking all this time, am i right?
    Mike just relax and forget about offending and annoying comments about a “LP new album delay”, keep up the good music u guys can make, and i know that at the end we’ll all be amazed by the awesome music you’re creating in these right moments

  172. beamer87 on February 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    That better be the greatest album of all time…in the history of music.

  173. Muhammed "Mister X" on February 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Hmm…nice maths.

    But c’mon man, every great scientist know that maths equation can not be applied in real life due to several circumstances that may appear.

    I prefer that you use algorithm more than maths equation.


    In this case you’ll be able to take all your time, but at the same moment we won’t wait for too long. Just one last thing I want to say, algorithm based on “Odds of” but we want the guarantee on the quality on the album.

    TakeCare Mikey.

  174. Rach on February 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    That was pretty funny!!! haha way to make algebra fun!

  175. chester7890 on February 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    hey you can be my tutor!!!! lol

  176. ammy aybar on February 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    is a joke right?? do not throw the album already! 😛 no not well relax and choose the time you want is not obliged 😀 so I buy last year who did not get to buy xd hahaha but please do not put the album maths …. THE LOVE LINKIN PARK ROOCCK WE ARE THE BEST! I would also like asiiii have your album with hands held high, ;P

  177. CHAPS_LP on February 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    man,o man…I think this is some sort of violence on math.
    I had to go 2x through your equation Mike,just to understand it and I still think that something is strange
    I get it how u got ur solution,but I think the answer would be 4…which means fourth month(April).(maybe it’s just me or the fact that u r musician :P:P:P )…anyway,coming from a hard day at school and maybe I got it wrong,which is very possible!

    Anyway,I agree that we can also wait until December 2010. YES 2010! 😀
    Since it is already February and time is passing by so fast,that December will be here soon.And with all your foucs on Haiti,8-bit game and other stuff,we can wait for LP album for few more months.

  178. segz on February 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    So not ONLY is Mr. Shinoda a wonderful emcee, producer, mixer, song writer, composer, pianist, graphics designer, visual artist, key boardist, rythm guitarist, and a hottie, he knows Math, too! Awesome.

    On topic: Take as much time as you need ❤

  179. murry on February 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Mike, did you ever see the Lemon Lyman episode of The West Wing? The Internet is the cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Pay us no mind.

    Really, though. If you didn’t pay any attention to this whining you’d save yourself a lot of aggravation, and you wouldn’t lash out sarcastically at the people who are most likely going to be the people waiting in line when the album comes out, whenever it comes out. Trust me, it’s like this every time and we always get over it.

    But it really needs to drop before Dec. 2012, because I have plans to be on a boat with John Cusack that month.

  180. Kelsi on February 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I’m in Algebra1 now, and I’m in 8th grade, I could’nt follow that…
    Anyway, that would really suck if the new album came out in 2012, but since LP rocks, I would totally wait that long… Any other band probably not…
    I think Quality is more important than the release date, but if the album came out faster that would be awesome!

  181. Kevin on February 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    LOL?!! But isn’t ‘T’ supposed to be from the time when MTM was released? (May 07 if I’m not wrong?) so if T = 36 months shouldn’t the release date be May 2010?

  182. V8V on February 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    ohh mikee! y only want the new albumm this year.. just before september.. that would be nice i think, and btw what is like the song from 8-bit rebelion? is it explosive? calm? or crazy ? or strange? xD

  183. Juan Mtz on February 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm


  184. Conner on February 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I think that a release by June or July would be good for all of us. I mean, it’s not that far off, and if you’ve been working on the album for quite some time, then it should be great quality songs. really looking forward to the album, mike. best of wishes to you and the band.

  185. waffles1020 on February 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Okay so why must you taunt us like this Mike, you promised early 2010, which I was happy with, then its late 2010, which I was okay with if you wanted quality, but now its 2012? Come on man, enough delays.

    Oh and does Q stand for Quantity or Quality?

    Lets aim for a balance of about… before June please =]

  186. Diego From Argentina on February 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    What hapen if the next album isnt so amazing??? 4 years waiting to “a normal album”… Yeah, all we hope is a fantastic album and Im ok with “take your time” but if its not so fantastic??? 4 years is to much to me…. no matters how great it will be…. TIME DOES NOT MEAN QUALITY. Talent = quality (and you guys have a lot)
    fans, stop pretending be agreed ! I want the album soon. Dont you?

  187. Ogi Lasica on February 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Hey mike, I asked this question in your last post but didn’t get a reply, so im hoping you can reply here, or maybe include this in a “Response to fans” post or something.

    With all the time you guys take to make your albums, the technology for recording changes and new equipment is always on the market. So how has the technology used in this albums recording differ from that of others? And Has it played a big role in the sound of the new album which you guys are trying to achieve? (NOTE: I am not asking how the new album sounds, for that, I shall have to wait and see.)

    Please reply or something 😛

    PS: Keep working hard on the new album, I’m sure it will be GREAT! =]

  188. amaury on February 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Haha! very funny Mike Shinoda! xD
    Seriously, like many fans had said, it must be before december 21, 2012, remember the Mayans & Nostradamus!
    Anyway, I tried to make my own equation, kinda difficult, but here’s my solutin:

    You get T, we want Q, but in the middle there is D, so you would release it before 12, but we would like it in 3, so we take the F.09 factor plus the MTM factor, and like said in the Hybrid Theory; “in the end, it doesn’t even matter”! so, here is it:

    [(T+Q)D(12-3)/(F.09+MTM)](HT) = Release it when you feel it’s the time, we’ll wait. But please, keep us updated on the progress!
    (…& please come to Mexico!, 6 yes, I know, my math sucks! xD)

  189. Ajay on February 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    hmm. lol, got it. december 2012. wasnt the world supposed to end then?

  190. FernieG on February 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    LMAO!! Your awesome Mike! Keep up the good work, I don’t mind waiting till the end of the year for the album. All I know is that every album you guys release may have a huge time inbetween but you guys make the albums worth the wait!!!

  191. Taylor Frink on February 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Mike, I love you but you’re such a c**t sometimes…

    Nonetheless, as long as the new LP album comes out this year, you’re alright!!

    Long live Linkin Park!

  192. Julien Bouchard on February 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Damn! You’re really intelligent. But lost me while the equation.

    You should take your time for the album but, PLEASE, release the album before 2012, it’s all I want…

    I love you Mike,

    An LP fan since 10 years

  193. Rebecca on February 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Hah. Yea, take your time, I am not one of those who wants to stress you, but 2012 is a looong time to whait… Ok, I know that you guys dont use that long time. I want the album, but I want a good album. I say; give it out in June<3 That would be the perfect month to giv it out in! Hah. Guys, use your time!

  194. zaneroks94 on February 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    HAHAHA…Love’ya Mike

  195. Skywalker on February 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Hahaha! That means LP will release new album right before end of the world! :))) Make sure, that we hear it before apocalipse.
    What are you doing, Mike? :))) Some people take it too seriously. Now mass hysteria will start. 🙂

  196. Atlantis on February 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Ah ah ah, I don’t know if i have all understood in your theory with the equation for the new cd (because i’m just french), but, it’s sure that, all that i have understood, makes me laughing. I hope that your result of the equation is wrong of course, because 2012 is far… But all i know is, that i prefer to see Linkin Park for long time in the studio, and after listening to the new CD, just say : “OMG their new record is so good !”
    So take your time, linkin park’s fans are patient, we will be always here for listening the next album.

  197. Michael Gonzalez on February 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Dang, that’s hardcore and hilarious.

  198. MF on February 9, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    You are way too smart… 🙂 Just keep doing what you’re doing, it never disappointed before.

  199. Flor_xoxo on February 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    haha….Mike u r funnnnyyyy.

  200. Mordor on February 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Lol Mike, a slp in the face for all of those, who don’t want to wait for the new album. For me, it was really amusing to read this. It’s not like I don’t want to hear new LP stuff, but I can wait. Please… take the time you need and don’t listen to those, who think that they need the album here and now.
    I think, when you think the album is ready to release than it is ready to.

    Have fun in the studio!
    Martin from Germany ^^

  201. Jessiexo on February 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    NOOO haha

    But I do agree with the longer it takes, the higher the quality is expected 😉
    Just do your best guys. 😀

  202. Charelle on February 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    We ain’t gone be alive then, remember? LOL.

  203. lampros on February 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    MIKE PLEASE READ THIS!mtm was generally a good album,but compared with the previous ones it sucked.postponing the release of the record is fine under one condition.don’t take the wrong direction again.constantly experimenting is not always beneficial.i am sure that everyone wishes the old lp back. just look at the youtube video comments after the mtm dissapointment,i am not sure if the fans can take one more.if i were you i would make a record to please my fans.your fans like rapcore,nu metal style music.try to use this fact.please don’t take the wrong path.if the next album isn’t epic not only me ,but the majority of fans will leave you.i don’t give you orders.just keep this in mind.

  204. Phil on February 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Just make sure it’s released before 12/21/2012 (doomsday)! I want to at least be able to hear it!!!

  205. Aud on February 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    hahaha mike, ily! 🙂

  206. Jane (Zenixuz) on February 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Please Please Pleas Pretty Pleaseeeeee… let it be befor the end of this year atleast *puppydog eyes*
    And… Algebra??? 😮 Math is great and all that but… ALGEBRA ? You lost your marbles completly or something? (joking)

    Am so looking forward to the new LP album =)
    Thank god I got DBS album to keep me company ’til then :-p

  207. TheGlueLpFan on February 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Math in general is not really my favorite subject…so instead of trying with algebra you might want to try the theory of relativity.It gives a lot of interesting insight in cases like this one:)In my opinion quality is definitely very important so if I have to wait for the new album I’ll wait.

  208. Pascal on February 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    perfect :D:D

    The new record should be avalaible when its ready not before !!!

    Sorry for my bad english :D:D

  209. Aiman on February 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Ma-ma brain hurts.

  210. kristin on February 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Hahah, nice 😀

  211. Chris on February 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Man Mike you are on a pwning streak. Seriously people need to stop being so impatient and let them do what they do best. The album will come out when its ready, whether it be in March or December. It has to be frustrating for Mike to read comment after comment about people complaining about waiting longer than when they thought the album would be released. Also any time frame that the band has talked about was always tentative. Mike I have faith in both you and the rest of the band and if I really have to wait until 2012 for the album to be finished so be it, I know it will be worth the wait! =)

  212. Razan0snow ashes on February 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Mike whats up I;m razan form palestine and i’m a big fan of LP

  213. martahhh on February 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    AHAHAHAH! I really love doing algebra in this way! however there’s no problem i can wait until december 2010.. maybe before the 21st because personally I don’t beleve to what they say abou the end of the world but you never can tell xD Mike you’re always the best! 😀 😀

  214. LP_marcia on February 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

    OMG Mike!!! That was the worst result of all equations that I resolved in my life !” You know… LP can’t release the album only in 2012!!! Take your time, it’s true, but don’t take a lot of time, all fans want a new album, we want listen more wonderful songs from the best band ever! Please Mike don’t be hungry with us… we just want to say what we thing about it… and, a part of us can’t wait more time for the new album… but other can do it, because you need that time… but, i’m sure of one thing… we all want a awesome album!!! And it will be, for sure! :] …Be patience with us…

  215. Christian on February 9, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Awesome logic, give the people what they want. 🙂 Since it will take 10 more month let me know if you need an assistant. Looking for new challenges.

  216. Cathy on February 9, 2010 at 11:41 am

    hey mike!
    U have shocked me for some minutes!!!!then I realised that it is sarcasm……..that after a long day of hard work!!!
    Take ur time, do the album well and put it out with really good quality!!!that`s important and that nobody left the Band or get sick!!!!!(hope that doesn’t happen!!!/ *Knocking on wood*)
    love ya <3333

  217. ME2 on February 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    why you don’t acept my comment? i’m not unknown
    i’m wait ur reply mike


  218. Colin Reid on February 9, 2010 at 11:30 am



  219. Johnny on February 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Hey Mike! I´ve followed your music since i was 9 and I admire all your work. Its not the only reason but you where one of the reasons I make music today, Maybe you didn’t realize but you have been a great example for me and a lot of people (I might sound like those crazy fans now^^) But I know your stressed know so I joust wanted you to hear a good comment out of this. Joust thnx again 🙂

    Your fan,

    Johnny Bärnreuther

    Madrid, Spain

  220. Nazgulinou on February 9, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Your first equation is wrong: it is not homogeneous ^^
    So the result is wrong too, from which it follows that the new album won’t be out in December 2012.
    QED xD

  221. Jacrid on February 9, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Oh common people… that was just a hilarious post!

    When LP do something good, people (even those who call themselves “fans”) don’t like it. You people might think what mike is saying now means something like “f**k you” or the same as him showing you the middlefinger – but the fact is that you show less respect to the band by thinking you know how it is to be a musician. Constantly complaining about them, telling them what they could do better (in some way trying to change them)… what’s your problem jeez…

  222. Maria on February 9, 2010 at 11:27 am

    i got T=1/4…

  223. Sharisse on February 9, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I’m looking forward to the new album. I know that all of you guys have been busy with all of your other side projects and I’m excited to hear what you have been working on. Don’t let us fans pressure you to put out an album that you’re not happy with. I think the fans tend to forget that you guys are human – you have family, friends, and a life outside of Linkin Park. Keep doing what you do.

  224. Steph on February 9, 2010 at 11:27 am

    You mad. We got it. I got an idea, how about you channel that emotion there into some music?

  225. Johnathan on February 9, 2010 at 11:26 am

    JanV is right.. your math sucks. Nice attempt though.

  226. Meen-Neko on February 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

    interesting logistic *don’t really understand what you mean*
    … But if you guess you need the time, so take your time. ^^

  227. Dustin Shaw on February 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Mike! you cant release the Album in 2012 man! do it in 2010! unfortunately your math does not please the fans! we are not happy!

  228. KATHYxx on February 9, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I tried to look at the equation too hard and now my brain hurts.

    You’re horrible.

  229. Kelly on February 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Why don’t you just give us a few more middle fingers? Between you and Phoenix’s tweets we’re really feeling the love here…. oh and yeah that was sarcasm but I’m sure you could tell that right? Jesus.

  230. RoD on February 9, 2010 at 11:10 am


  231. M Shuk on February 9, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Mike, at the expense of seeming really annoying and pretentious, I got a different answer than you (math minor). No matter how you solve it, my answer has two remaining undefined variables, but you and the rest of Linkin Park know the values to those. Not that it matters, but I am cool with you guys taking as long as you want. I agree with the millions of other hard-core LP fans who say that they want a high quality album. If it takes until 2012, that’s cool. I don’t anticipate the world being destroyed then. It’ll be hard to wait and the anticipation will be killing a lot of us, but it’ll be worth it. Good luck with the rest of the album!

    • M Shinoda on February 9, 2010 at 11:42 am

      Lucky for me, humor is not a math equation.

  232. Calliope on February 9, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Here is what you can do for the impatient fans..release those 5 songs you finished in those little and cute CDs and named it “Linkin Park’s new album Part 1” 😛 And with this way we get music and albums more often! Brilliant right?? :P:P

  233. Francamente Franco on February 9, 2010 at 10:58 am


  234. RV on February 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

    [[MIKE, since when are (we) your boss? It has always been like this with every band, fans being anxious about album release. You guys are in charge of YOUR MUSIC. This is pathetic. Mike please take your time and stop listening to anxious people, who at the end if done as they say, will be arguing about the quality of the album. You should consider restricting yourself from giving us anymore information about the album. THAT SHOULD DO IT.]]

    • M Shinoda on February 9, 2010 at 11:41 am

      I never said you guys were the boss. Bruce Springsteen is The Boss.

  235. Danny on February 9, 2010 at 10:52 am

    (my english is not the best)
    quality is more important.
    Nice to see that the arguments of your fans are so important for you = )
    I’m so excited to listen to your new songs

    so greetings from germany

  236. Jaxx on February 9, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Damn that’s some sexy Maths right there!

  237. TedM on February 9, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Do you watch The Big Bang Theory??Cause if you do, then you must a lil bit affected…:D..On the contrary, if you don’t, Science has just lost one more great mind…:P

  238. anit lewis on February 9, 2010 at 10:36 am

    heyy so the album will out in 2012 or in 2010 i cant understand your plans well because all the fans like me , are waiting the album in this year but i hope that is really good for the wait and your problem of algebra i been never seen before well is nice care you so muchhhhhhhhhh bye

  239. s3fr on February 9, 2010 at 10:32 am


    have faith in u guys, do what u feel best..


  240. Rob on February 9, 2010 at 10:30 am

    This post wreaks of arrogance.

  241. Vecel on February 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

    You got the hardest job in the world. Best wishes and dont take this thing too seriously, sometimes its good to be waiting something awesome

  242. linkinaddictionworldmex on February 9, 2010 at 10:23 am

    michael kenji shinoda you broke the dreams of the people aaaaa i don´t thing that will be a problem your fans can wait , but the 2012 is a lot time are sure you want do the people wait more, they want the new album in 2011 maybe

  243. Nici on February 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Sis Mike! toying with everybody 😉 looks like someone has way too much time on their hands.. ^_^

  244. Antje on February 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Hehehehe… I like that….but my brain hurts… 😉

  245. ivan_astahov on February 9, 2010 at 10:18 am

    it’s just before the End of the World 🙂 i hope, it wil not be AFTER 🙂 i want to hear the sound of new album before we die! 🙂
    p.s. Greetings from cold Barnaul,Syberia,Russia 🙂

  246. shan1105 on February 9, 2010 at 10:16 am

    i just want to see you live. Will there be project revolution this summer?

  247. pati on February 9, 2010 at 10:15 am

    that genius, no one would remember to move these things and then puts them in an equation, funny.
    However Mike 2012 is a long time, I think you should take as long as they want to do the album to make it perfect, but as fans we look forward to seeing your work and show after the song “Not Alone” we are more anxious and impatient (the music is excellent congratulations love the voice of chester in music) so I think 2010 is a good date to launch the new album (if they can do) if not, I think it is taking so long is because the album is getting very good!
    Bye pati

  248. Jean Carlos on February 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Sorry only speak Spanish
    December 2012 ??? creo que estas asustando a todos los fans jajaja.
    Espero que saquen el album a finales del 2010.
    Saludos desde Costa Rica

  249. ChesterDEAN on February 9, 2010 at 10:10 am

    And you just broke my brain, thank you LOL

  250. Santosh suryawanshi on February 9, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Oh my god…2012..!!
    Ok mike, Can you do one thing? Those songs which you guys have already completed.Could you release those first so that we can enjoy those songs till 2012 🙂 🙂

  251. LI_MOHD on February 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

    IT MEAN IT WILL BE OUT IN 2020\2\20

  252. Nemesis101 on February 9, 2010 at 9:56 am

    LOL ……i can see you are really bored !!! Dude…u actually created a math problem out of this !!! I’m guessing that u guys are hoping to have the album out in the next 5 months….I really am looking forward to see how different this album is !!!! Hope this album has alot of energy in it like the 1st 2 !!!! But MTM is my favorite album…but you can’t keep making slow songs!!!! And if there are slow songs….i hope its grammy material !!!! Like i said….really looking forward to it !!!!
    Cheers Mike !!!!!
    greetings from India !! 😀 😀

  253. ~Orca LP~ on February 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I would wait forever for a Linkin Park Album, But The sooner the better. As i do understand, Time flies especially when your working/changing and setting up an album. Seriously- People need to settle down and breathe. People seriously Its always better to wait a bit because en the end the quality of the music will be worth the wait.

  254. Jim on February 9, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Well I haven’t understand a word that you’ve said:P but I really don’t want to wait till 2012!!!:P
    One more thing, algebra never seemed logical to me:P, that’s why I didn’t understand a word you said.:P Although I am not good at maths I think that your result is wrong:P It should be something like this:

    If (D) is the realease date and (T) is tomorrow, then:

    D=T 😛

    Just kidding, you guys take your time. I;m sure the new album is gonna be just great.:)

  255. Fred Bassett on February 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Hey, great algebra skills…I’m glad that some people othere than me actually like math. I am fine with anytime between 3 and 12, I just wanna hear that album.

  256. arpit on February 9, 2010 at 9:50 am

    i’ll kill u !!

    i want an LP album dis year…sooner or later…but dis year !

    NO 2012 !

  257. Lera on February 9, 2010 at 9:49 am

    In 2012???? Well there will be I impatience to wait!!!! I hope this album me will amaze!!!!

  258. Stephanie on February 9, 2010 at 9:49 am

    All rigth in december 🙂

    se respeta 🙂

    (quisiera saber ingles para decir otras cosas bonitas 🙂 )

  259. easytuner on February 9, 2010 at 9:47 am

    But if you released it in 2012, it has to be the best music album ever made, because if it’s a bad LP album ! you’ll have trouble ! and people will think that you’re just shiftless ! later it is, better it has to be ! quality is an obligation when it take time !

  260. JennyK on February 9, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I kinda got confused at the end; I think I may need to refresh up on my Algebra. Well, at least I’m already in Calculus, lol. But, I do think you guys should take your time just not until December. Maybe more like you should release the album over the summer. That would be the most perfect time to release it. :)But do remember to release it this year so that we can go t see the tour for a couple years before we die (2012.. lol) I still think that movie was AWESOME!! 😛 So when will the game be released- February? I a really excited for it!! The LP game and I get the chance to play it among many others, haha. Well good luck with the game and new album. Can’t wait to see both! 🙂

  261. CD on February 9, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Wow…..joke or no joke that’s just not even right….

  262. Andrew on February 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Bro as long as the music is good, I want you guys to take as much time as needed. A few leaked tracks along the way never hurt anybody though ;). Just hope this is the best [LP] Album to date(whenever that date may be).

  263. kis on February 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Hahaha 😀
    It’s amazing!

  264. EriolVlad on February 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I think…the album will come out when he has to do

  265. lpfmfan on February 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Awesome…so when we’re all dead you’ll release it? XD The whole 2012 thing, lol. 😛
    Anyway, we’re just anxious to hear the new album! 🙂
    I say take all the time you need, I’ll try my best to wait patiently XD.

  266. Fiorella on February 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

    You’ve refreshed my algebra knowledge from school, thanks Mike 😀
    Don’t worry, i belong to the group that thinks you guys should take your time (probably not december 2012, maybe the world’s already ended by that time :P)to record an amazing album as always!

  267. Jeffrey aka The Broken Toy Soldier aka Jay Sensei on February 9, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Nice math skills Mike. I wouldnt mind the wait at all, as long as we had some new stuff every once in awhile, in which you have given us XD. And to those who keep whining about there not being a new album out yet, get over yourselves. Just because there isnt a new album yet, doesnt mean there isnt anything else you could be listening to! There is soooo much music out there, and all your worried about is how LP hasnt had a new album out in the last couple of years. Just remember, they are humans too, and as humans, they have lives besides there work, which happens to be the most badass job in the world!

  268. Vince Clark on February 9, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Take all the time you need mike. You guys are the best at what you do.

  269. Micha_GER_LP on February 9, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I never was a big fan of math…

  270. Tommy glxs on February 9, 2010 at 9:17 am

    i’m still waiting til the album release.. but i hope this longer time will really resulting an extraordinary album from my Extraordinary Linkin Park . still supporting u guys.. expclly u mike.. btw i’m can wait for ur birthday(02/11/2010) SPECIAL DAY ! 4 me.. tmorrow.. i hope i’ll b the 1st give u greets , arghhh comp fully online 4 ur blog.(n btw post something 4 ur blog bout ur B’day coz i wanna embed to my blog.. thx mike u r my best inspirator),Always..^^

  271. LP_Freak_ on February 9, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Ha, your arithmetic is just amazing but please don’t let us wait so long, please not!! 😀

  272. Meteora20 on February 9, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Oh My God! do you wanna kill me? stop with algebra please 😀
    well nice to see how it goes but honestly i unterstand nothing. i hate maths! ^^ 😀

  273. Saeed on February 9, 2010 at 8:46 am

    ive waited so long and got so Far but In The End it doesnt even matter …

  274. Teresa on February 9, 2010 at 8:42 am

    You’re such a nerd Mike! Whenever it comes out, this year or December 2012, as long as (Q) is there, I’m all good!

  275. Julia on February 9, 2010 at 8:39 am

    LOL. As long as we can listen to Linkin Park while the world ends, sure! ♥

  276. Illara on February 9, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Wow, you guys didn’t even give a chance for us to enjoy your album.
    HAHA! Thanks for messing my mind up, Mike.

  277. c on February 9, 2010 at 8:32 am

    seriously mike, why the band are taking so long to do a simple album? 3 or 5 years, no matter to be a good album, i rather a good album recorded in 6 months than a bad album recorded in 3 or 5 years
    you are making the fans fool wating for this record, don’t do this, i don’t want call sayid or jack bauer to torture you to make this album faster! 🙂

  278. p_lane on February 9, 2010 at 8:22 am

    The sarcasm that comes from you and Dave combined makes my brain go on over drive with happiness. For my sake, I hope no one else adds theirs in cause my brain might explode.

  279. Alex on February 9, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Im not sure i truely understands this. is it a joke?

    1) why would you rant about the fans’s responce to your album release? The most people supported u guys, so it wouldn’t be nice of you, just to sit back in the chair and relax will millions of fans cant wait to hear your new album, weil you keep pushing the realese dato to 2012

    2) If this a joke then its all allright, but i really hope that your next album is before 2012, even through im a big fan and would give you as many time as possible

  280. Gabi - ARGENTINA on February 9, 2010 at 8:18 am


    is a long time waiting for the cd, please do not, and we expect in an upcoming tour of Argentina!

    es mucho tiempo esperando el cd, por favor no, y los esperamos en una proxima gira por argentina !


  281. Vincenzo on February 9, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Hey , I thing that it is better when the release from the new album is december 2012.
    Because then you guys have more time to make the music better .
    Often people forgett that music is an art too so they will just buy it and hear it and when its bad don´t hear it,
    but art is for the artist too who will make his art perfect … So I find that LP will take all the time that they need to make a perfect album for the fans and LP

  282. LinkinLauren on February 9, 2010 at 8:12 am

    If I could high-five you right now I SO would 😀
    I love you (hate math but nicely done!) LOL

  283. Trippiic on February 9, 2010 at 8:10 am


  284. Minority; on February 9, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Oh my…
    Mike, I hope you were joking… This means that we should wait a lot of time… Noooo please! You told that the album will be relased in 2010 and it must be relased in 2010! xDD
    Of course I’m joking.. Even if I can’t wait to hear some new stuff!
    Greetings from Italy! 🙂

  285. Alpent on February 9, 2010 at 8:03 am

    What´s happening with you guys in Linkin Park?

    This is the type of answer we are going to get when we enter in your blog and suggest to you what´s the best situation for the band and for the fans?

    I´ve learned that in the consumer world…the best customer is the one that complain (he wants to continue) and the worst is the one who just stop buying with the company without any type of warning.

    I think you are now in a position where you can just stop carying with the ones who complain… I never thought it would happen with LP but… I think this is just the way music business goes…

  286. cincybmxlpfreak on February 9, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Kickass! Btw…I love math and that equation just made me giggle. Lol. Ohh…I get it…makes sense. December 2010 sounds good. I’m all for High Quality music being made in a sufficient amount of time. w00t! 😀

  287. Marco Jimenez on February 9, 2010 at 8:00 am

    you guys can make a song in a few days and it comes out great( EX: not alone). so you guys can make a whole album in a little less than 6 months and all your fans will love it. most of the fans say that they will love whatever you guys make so that doesn’t limit you exploration range. just make songs however you want. just keep making song after song. if you guys don’t like one then throw it out but if you have too many then put some on later albums or on other underground albums like you guys did with splitting the DNA. you guys already have a good enough fan base and reputation to do what ever you want so I’m positive that whatever you guys do will already be backed up by the fans.

  288. adam on February 9, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Well played, Mike.

  289. Lokkia on February 9, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I have to say.. Nice equation! I started to laugh at how complicated it was. It was a great estimation even though I got lost after you posted the equation.. I understand that a lot of fans are demanding a new album from Linkin Park. If it just gets done. Doesn’t matter what year. At least the fans will like the album!

  290. FlipShine on February 9, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Hey Mike,
    I just wanted to let you know that your dedicated fans will wait till 2012 to hear a new album if that’s how long it takes. However, I can say that you guys still make AWESOME music even if that means pushing for an earlier release date than you had originally planned. Just take “Lockjaw” as an example. I know that it was more of a promotional thing for ProTools 8 but you STILL made it sound awesome and personally it’s one of my favorites!

    I think everyone is just eager to see what you guys have coming. I don’t think I’m the only one to say that MTM was a big surprise! A good surprise that is and I really hope that the next album KNOCKS THE SOCKS off of MTM!

  291. Kanurachel on February 9, 2010 at 7:55 am

    2012!!! And if I have anymore space for your album on my iPod???

  292. alex on February 9, 2010 at 7:50 am

    if you want lp music than listen to that – – it bridge the time gap till the new album -))

  293. Mark Travis on February 9, 2010 at 7:44 am

    if it gets out before 21 dec 2012 it`s ok with me

  294. Freks on February 9, 2010 at 7:44 am

    All You Say Mike Is Alright 😀
    i preffer the quality 😀
    You Rock Man

  295. Roz on February 9, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I personally would like a good quality album within a reasonable amount of time. It’s been three years since Minutes To Midnight, and although Chester has released Dead By Sunrise (of which I am a huge fan) it’s a Linkin Park album a lot of fans want. And after the hiatus between Meteora and MTM (which wasn’t explained properly until recently) you must see why we are inpatient! Rant over; we still love you!

  296. PinkyLoulou on February 9, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I hate algebra. It doesn’t even make sense. Although I can understand that Mike is pissed, I would be too if I had a thousands fans spamming my blog and bitching about the new album. Totally with you there Mike.

  297. Sofisofi on February 9, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I just can’t stop laughin… cause it was a joke, wasn’t it?

    In my opinion you should push yourself to an unknown limit to see what happens.
    But just once.

  298. rena shinoda on February 9, 2010 at 7:20 am

    well. some fans say that waiting for the new album till the end of the year is tiring and boring. but new divide and not alone are great chances to enjoy your music except albums. i think an album is more inportant and needs more work on it. releasing is sooner will irreparably hurt, in my opinion, the quality of the album. to sum up, the quality of the album is more important than the relerase date, and none of the fans will enjoy a draft album that is released sooner than an elaborate album that takes its time.
    so take your time to the studio with ur album, but give us a chance to enjoy your music with own tracks or sinles.
    by the way, youve got a great sence of humour!

  299. burningdaylight on February 9, 2010 at 7:18 am

    ok – i didn’t understand the whole math equation (i’m terrible at math), but i’m excited for the album (whenever it comes out….hopefully not 2012 though)!

  300. Sepol on February 9, 2010 at 7:18 am

    That is very clever, indeed. BUT, I’ve developed your math and came to a different conclusion.

    Long story short, according to that math, Linkin Park will release the album either June 2010 or June 2009 (yes, in the past) and will be responsible for the end of the world. The Mayans were right, the world will end in 2012, and it’s Linkin Park’s fault… this math, the name ‘Minutes To Midnight’… the evidence is everywhere!

    You can read the whole theory here »

    (it exceeds the 700 character limit, lol)

    Keep making great music and blog posts! =)

  301. Melhirchens on February 9, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Please before then…….

  302. Arakito on February 9, 2010 at 6:58 am

    this jokes are allright when you’re starting to record the album, but after 3 years without a new album and more and more delays they’re not funny…

  303. Maria on February 9, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Well, exactly.) but take as much time as you actually need. It means that you have plenty of time. As a secret, if the album will be out in 2012, you are going to receive a big bonus. )))

  304. Xaero on February 9, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Hey mike,

    Really nice response to the people’s whining 🙂 i really enjoyed it. Don’t take seriously what most of the people say, we’re your fans, we obviously love your music, and we’d just wanna enjoy it asap. And – spend all the time u need, the album can be released in 2020 as far as im concerned,as long as it will bring back(hopefully) some of the ht / meteora sound, i will gladly and patiently wait for it. Not to offend anyone, but you had such an amazing, uncompareable sound that none of the bands could achieve, but with Mtm you got to the “green day” lvl ( meaning commercial, money music) and that’s not what we,fans were used getting from you.

    Greetings from Poland, Xaero

  305. Maryam on February 9, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Nice one Mike! I’ve been a total disater in maths from the time I ever sniffed the subject, but I know where you’re getting at. LOL. I love your sarcasm. I’m patiently waiting for the next LP record because I’ll just have to be the first one to get my hands on it. I CAN’T WAIT!!! And it’s needless to say, ’cause this album is gonna be B-I-G. All to LP, LP to all. Preety lame, sorry. 🙂 And oh, can you please try to release it latest by the 25th of August ’cause that happens to be my birthday and I’ll so LOVE it if you do!!

    All the best to you guys!! Love you! 🙂

  306. NiKmaN on February 9, 2010 at 6:49 am

    haha, I had to laugh a bit ^^
    just take as much time as you need, it’s still you’re music and not our. don’t take those “oh noes the album will be out 3 month later?? OMG WTF I’m dying”-people too serious, most of the fans who really enjoy your music won’t take anything above the quality of the music.
    I’ve been writing songs for years now, there’s no reason to rush the creative process. Especially not because of greed of some people (meaning fans and labels). But I guess that’s just the way it goes if you have success.

  307. dronnigton on February 9, 2010 at 6:48 am

    T=36, but it mean not months, it mean weeks,it’s 8,5 months, that we get album in September, if it’s really all will be OK. Mike how your business? How work in studio?

  308. Roger on February 9, 2010 at 6:48 am

    lol The world can’t wait so much… XD

  309. Tammy on February 9, 2010 at 6:46 am

    OK Mike…..the math is quiet confusing…..I never liked math in school and still hate it:) Really…..that is a joke, right:)I do prefer “waiting” for an awesome record even though I don’t believe LP could really ever put out anything bad anyway, rushed or not:D Hope it has “Meteora” quality though! The best of all worlds!!! Any LP will always be good even if everyone doesn’t agree that it is their fave:) So rock on and do what you guys do best!!! Much love to all of U:D

  310. Egor on February 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Mike, If you really think that record will be cool, Linkin Park must make it as cool as it CAN be. Forget about time and set release date on december). I expect new greatest hits and I will be patient.
    P.S. Greetings from Russia)

  311. Josephbenny98 on February 9, 2010 at 6:33 am


  312. Inkornate on February 9, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Good stuff Mike Im not sure if anyone else caught onto it, but I caught the bit of sarcasm and aggravatedness, because some fans can just never be pleased, so I know it may make you angry a bit, and I dont blame you. But man you do what you do and when you feel its the right time to send it, then you let it go to the world! Keep it real!

    Anyways to all, 2012 is not the ending of the world, just something drastic is supposed to happen, or maybe its hype like Y2K was. The book says no man can predict the end off the world, and there will be a 27 year war before the antichrist comes back, watch the “Nastrodamus Effect” so get all your little quitcases unpacked, and enjoy some new LP

  313. v0m1t on February 9, 2010 at 6:29 am

    end of september
    oh wait this isn’t gotfrag

  314. Nicholas on February 9, 2010 at 6:28 am

    BUT 2012 is the END OF the WROLD!!! so at least we die with some linkin park 😛

  315. LINKINPARK1990/CHAZCHAZ1990 on February 9, 2010 at 6:24 am

    u all are so not being cool mike take as long as u wont on the album to me the long the better and hay and as long as u are working on add more rap and more of chester kik ass voce we miss the raping it what made u guys fans miss it i know i do

  316. LTAndros on February 9, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Hi Mike,

    The Math is wrong, but it did like the attempt. I’m with JanV in this one! 🙂

  317. Adhav on February 9, 2010 at 6:17 am

    I think it will be out in September.
    I will be Patient

  318. Reenzy on February 9, 2010 at 6:16 am

    wtf o.o whatever.. March would be very crowded.. 15th, 16th, 20th.. oh and 17th.. thats my bday.. >.> : D so.. whenever the album comes out, we’ll be happy ^^ I didnt understand the algebra thing tho o.O

  319. EvoOba_ on February 9, 2010 at 6:15 am

    As much as I love algebra, I definetely do not like this equation! 😛 I’d prefer it if it went like this: (D)=12-3=9 That (D) would work for me xD Anyways nice thought of you. It was really funny LOL

  320. Steven Miller on February 9, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Dude, if you don’t come out with a new album until 2012, then i will burn out my copies of hybrid theory ep, hybrid theory, meteora, MTM, all the lpu’s, live concerts, fm and dbs and without them who knows what crazy state of mind i might be in. I may be forced to listen to Hilary Duff or Britany Spears. Ok now that will never happen, but if you could have some LP by christmas this year, it would be an oh very nice christmas present to us LP 4 life fans! You the man mike, got my head spinning with all your crazy numbers. All I know is LP=#1.

  321. Natalie on February 9, 2010 at 5:58 am

    If ur last album is anything to go by… 2012 is highly likely

    i wonder why it take u guys so long to make an album these days. Meteora as made in a timely fashion and it was awesome.

    sometimes u can over think things yano (M2M is a perfect example of that)


  322. Zermi on February 9, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Mmmm 3=march. 12=December. (12+3)/2=7,5. In the middle of July! Just for my bithday!

  323. Tommy on February 9, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Dude, i think the New album(N) because the fans can’t Wait(W)! so how about W=0 and we flip it and get O W, and you release the N =0W? :3 okay, now is a bit too soon, but at least BEFORE 2012? x’D

  324. Ali // allucha on February 9, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Lmfao, wow!

    Brilliant. The next Linkin Park album’s gonna be so good that it’s gonna send the world into a series of events that result in the end of life as we know it.

    But if it involves a new album, bring it on! Amazing use of algebra, there.

  325. LPδα on February 9, 2010 at 5:45 am

    wow! a wierd and special way to say it.. But yeah we got it..Actually, talking only for myself i can’t wait…but i know that the more we wait, the more great the album will, take your time you know we ‘re with you guys..Love you Linkin Park

  326. Frannie on February 9, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Most of the comments concentrate on the “2012” numbers…LOL…it’s the end of the world!…do you believe in that!?…and there’s a hidden equation…

    2012=end of the world

    end of the world=end of LP


    *keeps thinking it’s not the end of the world*

  327. Josh :) on February 9, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Haha! Well, I’d rather not wait till then but as long as you’re spending a decent amount of your time and effort on the album then I’m happy 🙂

  328. andreas215 on February 9, 2010 at 5:33 am

    When will we see the tour dates?

  329. 2012 on February 9, 2010 at 5:32 am

    The Maya Indians have predicted the end of the world somewhere in fall 2012 ;O It’s also written in the Bible… if you guys are planning to realese the album in december and this “end of the world”-story is true, then were never going to hear the album…-__-

  330. Pyro on February 9, 2010 at 5:31 am

    NOOOOOO, dnt leave it till 2012 lol!
    this year please! march or december, either one is good (preferably march).
    but having to wait till 2012 will destroy me and a lot of other people….not that we’d have much choice at the end of the day…
    i guess we should all be grateful to the fact that there is an album on the way full stop.

    nehoo, thnx Mike ^_^

  331. Ego on February 9, 2010 at 5:30 am

    I’ll wait as long as I need. Take time Mike.
    BTW You could help me with maths.

  332. Morinoajin on February 9, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Haha love your logic ❤
    I Don't really care if you guys really have it out on 2012;; As long as I know it will be out 😛 I graduate high school in 2011 so I might find time to see you guys on tour XD

  333. peppee on February 9, 2010 at 5:27 am

    lol you best be kidding mike. Im horrible with math, so Im quite impressed right now lol but album in 2012? we all know you guys can work way more efficiently than that!

  334. Raiden on February 9, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Cool, an album for the end of the world =D !
    Couldn’t except more from you guys !
    What will be the title ? “2012 we are coming” ?? Just kidding, keep up the good work, (Sorry for my english, I’m French, but Lp helped to learn english a littel xD)!

  335. zonaheera on February 9, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Yay another algebra lover!! 83 Ahh I love you man!!

    Well, of course take your time with the album, the more time you spend on it the better it sounds, and plus all of you guys will be pretty chuffed with it. Thinking (after you all finished the album) “damn, I did not just make that”

    Loved the fact that you used algebra to work it out. 83 Loe you man for that!

  336. Dobrinka on February 9, 2010 at 5:18 am

    I don’t mind if it comes out in December 2012 (seriously). But if there’s something that I hate that’s Algebra. The last time my teacher in Maths gave me a problem to solve it turned up that I had been studying the whole weekend in vain, because I didn’t solve the damned problem!

  337. Catadechocolate on February 9, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Demons! i hate the algebra but i understand (: aish my Dear Mike i think that you guys can release your album when that be finished… but, REALLY i Hope that is a Joke )’: then tomorrow i can say ‘oh! super good joke ROLFMAO’ ahaha but the 2012 according to the mayas, the world is going down ahaha, so we cannot listen the new album hehe

  338. Julian on February 9, 2010 at 5:15 am

    I figured out this equation of mine which I’d like to share.
    M= number of months before album release e.g. 3M = 3 months from now = May
    T= Amount of time you guys spend on the album
    Q= Quality of the new album e.g. 1Q = best quality
    Now, I suppose you guys use about one third of your time working on the album e.g. 1M =(1/3)T (reasonable, right?)
    I also suppose the time you spend on the album equates around 3/4 of the final quality produced e.g. 1T =(3/4)Q.
    So we get 1M =(1/3)T =(1/3)(3/4)Q =(1/4)Q, meaning you’ll have a quarter quality produced if set to release in March.
    To have best quality, 4M = 1Q, June would be the perfect month!
    Just for fun, do what it’s best for you, Mike!

  339. Ellen on February 9, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Yes! December! You have to take some more time to actually do something great. And furthemore, enjoy the proccess of making the album. All the joy of making it. To gain the feeling that u actually have worked on it quite a Huuuuuge time.!
    Uh, I don’t care if the album comes on December. All I want is to hear the best sound u’ve ever had in all these years. To overcome urselves.
    Best wishes for the best album and not only 🙂

  340. Sherwin Diaz on February 9, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Advance Happy Birthday Master Mike!!!

  341. Katrina on February 9, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Hey Mike,
    Awesome post xD, i suck at math but you made me smile, have a great day.
    Btw, take as much time as you need with the album i know it will be an awesome album no matter when you release it, it doesn’t matter what other people say and, again have a great day xD

  342. Eric on February 9, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Why wait 3 years for a song like “Wake” when the band is capable of writing “QWERTY” on a single plane ride? Please contribute more vocals this time, and thanks for the maddening updates Mike!

  343. lyra on February 9, 2010 at 5:06 am

    oh geez..:O
    lol @ that….
    anywayz..December is birthday is in December…give me a
    im gonna do yoga…exercise my patience../jk
    i can wait..according to C the album is going to be pretty awesome….hmm..nice day Mike 🙂

  344. DANNY on February 9, 2010 at 5:00 am

    mike i cant wait for new music…i cant wait for the app…just being a huge fan i do tend 2 get greedy….and want things now…as im sure u get the same way when a new movie comes out…or a cd u want…but we all want the best good luck making this album..and us the fans will judge if four years was worth the weight…not 2 be disrespectful 2 u at all….thats just how things work right…anywho have a good 1…i cant wait for new stuff from u guyz…and if the rumors are true…december 2012 we would all be screwed…and wuts worse then dying would be not hearing a new lp album …lol..peace

  345. Rockstarme-Anstice on February 9, 2010 at 4:59 am

    I think, perhaps, the commenters are more focused on the fact that the world is apparently supposed to end in December of 2012. That could be the reason your answer reflected that time period.

    Or, I could be dead wrong, and you guys have all the time in the world to work on the album. And I mean that literally…because…the world is supposed to end…in 2012…

    *walks off mumbling something about the apocalypse and cheese*…

  346. Alex on February 9, 2010 at 4:45 am

    People are greedy and too lazy to explore other artists whike they wait.
    Mike, the only people controlling the outcome/release date of the next album is your own band. Don’t listen to anyone else.

    P.s. tell Joe Hahn to do a side project. Instrumentals/collaborations. It’s his turn. =D

  347. orion wong on February 9, 2010 at 4:44 am

    more time –> better quality
    i believe that this album is going to be super x]

  348. Joel on February 9, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Meteora -> 2 years.
    Meteora -> The best album.


  349. LuisJs on February 9, 2010 at 4:41 am

    But you don’t need time for quality, look at Lockjaw.

    Anyway, good sarcasm right there, I’m just hoping I can listen the new album still this year 🙂

  350. Sunrise_Ashes on February 9, 2010 at 4:37 am

    See ya in 2012 then with that new album!

    I’ll definitely wait until 2012 if that’s what it takes, but believe me you’ll be adding pressure to yourselves, because with that amount of time, I would be expecting God-like music that saves lives and cures diseases. Forget regular quality, with two extra years I want perfection!

    Anyway, thanks for making me smile and don’t let other people dictate to what you wanna do.

  351. Rina on February 9, 2010 at 4:36 am

    thats funny xD but i agree, an awesome album in december is better than a good one in march

  352. Amit Valand on February 9, 2010 at 4:35 am

    I always hated Math and that just confused me even more! LMAO!!! You are too hilarious Mike!! I say release album in your own time, when you all feel that it is ready. We fans complain about T, Q and D issues, but in the end it doesn’t even matter what we really think/want, because when “a” album does get released fans still complain.. they are never satisfied! So I say all in your own time. I am not going no where and you will always have my full support.

  353. Ayça on February 9, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Hi Mike,

    Firstly I want to say you’re pretty good at Math..:)

    well..All of LP fans know that what you can do ,so don’t get stressed..only do that you do the best:”LP Music”..I know that you’ll show ” LP quality” like everytime do..

    and thank you to share

    Loves from Turkey(we want to see LP in Turkey again:))

  354. Kage on February 9, 2010 at 4:24 am

    funny how maths can help to explain things, huh? 😀 Love the post, Mike ;D you made my day (:

  355. Matt S, UK on February 9, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Just release the album when you want to… i assume you didn’t feel like you had to hit a deadline with Hybrid Theory, and that for me, was the best album I have ever heard in my entire life! so throw all this algebra aside, and just release the album when it’s ready… the fans have no authority over you whatsoever.

    So just be cool. And make the best damn album ever… again! 🙂


  356. Amin on February 9, 2010 at 4:23 am

    ok mike.i hope it will release before the end of the world in dec 2012.:D
    don’t you see the 2012 movie?or forget about that?

  357. widya rahayu on February 9, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I got a traumatic experience with Math, and this.. well, at least you don’t mad at me if i don’t pass this blog. Anyways, what did BD, RB, CB, PX, and JH say about this LP fans discussing about this Q and T etc. a LOT?

  358. Alex on February 9, 2010 at 4:22 am

    need your formula for the new album cover mike please 😀

  359. Pink on February 9, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Mike my dear,
    it only means that the we are waiting for the new album whether it be sooner or later it doesn’t matter as long as it would be release…anyways, waiting is all we can do…the reaction is just a reminder we are looking forward for the new album and that we always be here to support you guys…

  360. Farrah Mae on February 9, 2010 at 4:07 am

    errr… LP album in December 2012? hmm.. i can wait 2 years moore. that`s how much i love you guys! i, like all of the people here am craving for new music from you guys but i understand if you wont be able to release it sooner, because you want to give your best shot in this album. i would rather listen to an album spent years of making than a rushed one. sorry if my english is bad >.< HAHA!

    btw, please tell phoenix happy birthday and advance happy birthday to you mike!

  361. JanV on February 9, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Hey Mike~!
    I liked your attempt at algebra; but i think you should leave it to aspiring actuaries (like me) 🙂

    Firstly, Q ∝ D. So, Q/D = X factor (constant).
    So, Q = DX & D = Q/X

    Since Q and D are functions of time,
    f(t) = QD = (Q^2)/X or (D^2)X

    Now, if we fix f(t), we get 2 new relations b/w variables:
    Q∝√X & D∝1/√X

    In conclusion, ↑Q causes ↑X whereas ↑D causes ↓X (in the long run)

    In English, Quality determines the X factor; but a lot of Delay will eventually bring down the appeal of the album. So, a release date around Fall 2010 sounds appropriate.

    Hope all this wasn’t too tough to understand 😉

    Thanks for everything~! 😀

  362. Bella on February 9, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Hey Mike!
    Thx for the awesome post =)
    Well, my opinion to the ‘New-Album-Release-Discussion’ is quite simple.
    Just go on recording and do the best u can.
    I’m sure u guys really try to release the new album in 2010 and so I’m really looking forward to it =)
    Don’t get stressed 😉
    But in the end, there’s just one thing u should know: as we know in 2012 the world ends – as Linkingabo told us again (btw, hey there 😉 ) it would be really fantastic if the new record comes out before this happens 😉

    Take care and have fun in the studio =)

    Greets from Austria

  363. JoannaMarinova on February 9, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Mmmm yeaaah, never been good in maths but i got the bottom line.. and i didn’t like it. 😀

    As for Linkingabo’s comment: I prefer they call it “Minutes to Apocalypse”. 😀

  364. Freddie on February 9, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Dude, whenever it’s released, please no more pop songs like the ones in M2M. How about having guitar solos, or something different.
    Good luck for the album guys. Hoping for a kick ass record!

  365. Swati (LP) :D on February 9, 2010 at 3:59 am

    LOL 😀
    Mike,,,,,, that’s awesome man!!!
    U think so much !! & u r very good at mathematics, i must say 😉 ha aha ah hahahaha

  366. Kasmira Stockton on February 9, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Wow. Wow. That totally looks like something I’d do.

  367. bored on February 9, 2010 at 3:56 am

    mike you got us there! lol
    I’m excited to hear the new music and I hope this will destroy “satanic” pop and rap stars! Linkin Park is on top of the music chain!

  368. alyeska39 on February 9, 2010 at 3:50 am

    I love it when you’re nerdy and funny at the same time! Oh, that was too good! Keep it up!

  369. JoeyDC on February 9, 2010 at 3:48 am

    You lost me as soon as you mentioned the word Algebra LOL. Anyway, I thought it was pretty funny how you made an equation. I’m pretty sure you got some fans all confused now and they’ll start discussing that “Mike said the album will be out 2012” without even reading the whole post or understanding it. For my part, I’m very excited about the new album, but I do know it takes time. I don’t care about quantity but quality! You can’t force creativity nor can you pressure yourself to write qualitative songs within a period of time.

  370. ThE BlaCK HaWK on February 9, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Well, as I can call myself a math student, I want to inform you that your equations are based on pure sophistry lol…but you have a great ability in mixing things together, like Rap and Rock, Logic and Literature, Painting and Music, etc…

    But I doubt Phoenix helped you get to this conclusion, he’s a master of sophistry himself, as I’ve known him from his tweets! He knows how to mess with logical statements very well!!!

    Say Happy Birthday To Him…

  371. Joeizzo on February 9, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Hi Mike! the new album is very mysterious and probably make nervious to lp fans. Please give us more information. In the process of making of Minutes to Midnight you and the band give us a lot a information. This is very complicated.. Think about it.

  372. Sheba on February 9, 2010 at 3:34 am

    hey I need a maths teacher very badly………….Mike I think you should start teaching maths online . That’ll help the LP fans who are weak in maths 🙂 but anyway take your time because we want the new album to be as good as the other LP albums and it will be .;)

  373. linkingabo on February 9, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Miiike….December 2012 is the end of the world…what will you call the album? MIDNIGHT? 😀

  374. Magdalena on February 9, 2010 at 3:29 am

    this whole “algebra” thing made me really confused just because mathematics isn’t my friend;) for me (from a philosophical point of view) we meant that we want you guys to focus on the quality of the album (that means we don’t expect you to finish the album during one year) and at the same time release it as soon as everything’s ready in 100% (and that probably will take 2 years or 3). I can’t wait to hear new LP album so the vision of me waiting till December 2012 is killing me;)

  375. ME on February 9, 2010 at 3:28 am

    i like that mike, but i don’t like hackers or fakes that can’t let you talk with anyone

    i like not alone

    i’m not stupid


  376. Victor R on February 9, 2010 at 3:26 am

    You are a funny guy! I did my equation, the way that i’ve learned algebra in school i think you did it wrong because you canceled the Q’s then one was being multiplied and one divided. I got Q=The square root of D36/T.

  377. patrycja on February 9, 2010 at 3:19 am

    this is joke?

  378. rex on February 9, 2010 at 3:12 am

    December 2012? Thats a sensitive issue. I smell a conspiracy. The Mike Shinoda Conspiracy.

  379. TheRealHSheldon on February 9, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Yeah it would be good for LP to play us (the world) out when it ends in 2012

  380. Marcela on February 9, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Hey Mike,
    Probably you won’t read this, but at least I did my part =)
    We, the LP fans can’t wait to hear the new LP record, but the truth is that we want Quality other than Speed, so guys, take your time, you got all our support,

    MS (hell yeah I can sign as MS too :P)

  381. Sotiria ( LPrnway) on February 9, 2010 at 3:00 am

    huh..? O.o

    i always hated algebra, lol 😛

  382. Alphie on February 9, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Hahahaha! Nice one! 🙂

    Take you time, but not forever of course..

  383. Zane Brough on February 9, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Haha Nice Mike, But Seriously Do Whatever You Want, Quality Not Quanity!!

  384. Lukas on February 9, 2010 at 2:50 am

    hahaha nice one
    release it faster before 2012 tho so we can actually listen to it *sarcasm*

  385. Teo on February 9, 2010 at 2:50 am

    I don’t mind having the album in December. And judging by how we know you guys, you could make a 2 CD album in that time. And I’m talking about good quality music. I don’t agree with the hurry part. Take all the time you need. I just think you don’t need that much time because you said it yourself that the album is coming together fast. You had time for 8 bit rebellion and download to donate. I’ll be waiting patiently because I know that you will not dissapoint.

  386. ALP on February 9, 2010 at 2:48 am

    hahah that is so legendary
    good on ya mike

  387. Erinlouise on February 9, 2010 at 2:47 am

    hahaha now i know why i studied calculus at VCE… it has another purpose other than buildings XD… funnily enough isnt that the month the world’s supposed to end?? O_o u meant it didnt u smartarse! XD ur awesome

  388. richardd on February 9, 2010 at 2:45 am

    that was actually one of the funniest blog entries ive ever seen.

    you totally lost me at “logical” though haha

  389. ADAM on February 9, 2010 at 2:40 am

    oh my god… mike, you’re god!!

  390. Fatima on February 9, 2010 at 2:29 am

    yep, december 2012….great!!! lol

    Thanks, Mike.

  391. Maruthi on February 9, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Well all i care about is ∫(Q) (integral of quality) …. and i would put an upper limit of infinite to it. And i dont care if T=∞. So take your time. Just give us good music.

  392. Micosa on February 9, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Oh my god, there’s too much of math. Just write an album as long as it necessary. Take so many time how you guys need. Fans will be your fans always. We’ll try to take all this time easy. We love LP and we love your quality. The quality needs more time. So, we’ll wait we just don’t have any way 😉

  393. keineahnung on February 9, 2010 at 2:22 am

    ROFLMAO…well done dr. shinoda!!! (eventhough you could have fitted in one or two integrals 😉 )

  394. mtarkhov on February 9, 2010 at 2:18 am

    too many math in one post, hah! hey Mike can you tell more about upcoming ressurection video? and what about the song w kenna from MSTSMF Outtakes?

  395. Unknown on February 9, 2010 at 2:11 am

    New Linkin Park- album have to come out in 2010 and there have to be rap-songs! I´m waiting the new album!

  396. Jo_o8 on February 9, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Mike, back in my school days, I was pretty good with my algebra. But you have seriously lost me with this equation.

  397. Crmson Wife on February 9, 2010 at 2:07 am

    So I was wrong again? Well, seriously, you’re going to see me in shackle or something?

    Thanks anyway.

  398. linkindude on February 9, 2010 at 1:58 am

    i don’t care about (T), i want the (Q) to be 100%.
    btw i have my maths exam tomorrow. thanks for the revision.

  399. Oisin017 on February 9, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Yep december 2012 sounds good.

  400. Jen on February 9, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Mike, you crack me up. I don’t understand why people are being so pushy. You can’t hurry creativity and people don’t understand that. If it takes you until 2017 I will be a loyal fan and not complain and be happy that you are still making music and haven’t sold out. Its great that you guys take the time for other things going on in life: music for relief and volunteering in Haiti. It inspires others to get out and help too. You care about bettering the world and not just yourselves. I respect that and others do too– if they don’t they should.
    Thanks Mike!

  401. neorevolutions on February 9, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Jaja LOL “EPIC FAIL”

    Espero que el nuevo album salga este 2010 y mi mente me dice que será para Septiembre/Octubre.

    Mike Shinoda lo que sería cool es ver rapear a Chester y tu cantar a gritos XDD!!!!

  402. Mickey on February 9, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I think it’s so amusing how people sound like you need your fan’s approval to take whatever time you guys need, to make an album.
    I already commented on this, to you, on Twitter so I’m not gonna go on a ramble, here.

  403. Janni on February 9, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Thx for that Mike.. Finally something us math-people can use in real life! Helped a lot.. -.-‘

  404. jehsta on February 9, 2010 at 1:33 am

    just wanna have the album released in 2010.i’m sure it will be great.just read chester saying the album will be a mash up from HT and my opinion this would go in the direction of Meteora.i love all your songs,but for me,the “perfect album” would be a mash up from Meteora and the new divide style(direction of “bleed it out”).when i remember right,you said that in the first 5 songs there is just one song where you rap the verses and chester is singing the chorus.will there be some more in the next 5?
    i know you wrote a lot of rap demos…
    by the way i`m rally excited about your cypress hill track.

  405. Yorkie on February 9, 2010 at 1:32 am

    I think you guys know when it’s “ready” so if you guys are happy then the lp fans should be also !!

    Looking forward to seeing you on the road again …

    Sheffield — England

  406. Alan on February 9, 2010 at 1:29 am

    New LP cd the sound of that makes me happy. take all the time u need to make another kick ass cd. Will this album have any feature?

  407. Gadmutiara on February 9, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Hey that’s a useful way of using math in life.
    Now I know I don’t learn algebra for nothing (:

    Point is, I rather wait for an album knowing that you guys put your heart and soul of music into it, by committing the time into it. Instead of expecting an album made in a rush and comes out at the end of year and falls of people’s expectations.
    Quality over anything else! And don’t stress! Haha (: (: (:

    we fans aren’t asking for a miracle, we’re just waiting for it to happen with your music (: Thanks mike for everything you’ve been doing so far, I’m supporting LP all the way no matter what (:

    (thanks for keeping us updated too)

  408. SoUneik on February 9, 2010 at 1:23 am

    (S)ouneik (M)ath (P)oo (A)liens (S + M)(P*A) = 😛 [Please excuse my dear aunt sally] -She apparently farted. I found my Hybrid Theory cds (yes plural)…and i realized my brain associated the smell of A and D ointment as well as some other nostalgic smells. Tattoo, The plastic cd case, vinyl stickers, permanent marker? I like the HT logo. I’m gonna make my shiny own logo…

  409. Nue on February 9, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Oh yeah, that would be a great death ..
    Listenin’ to the new LP album before the world ends .. 😀
    Arrw, wonderful.

    You just made my day.

  410. Dewi on February 9, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Sounds crazy but I’m with the whole ‘release it when it’s finished’ so don’t rush it dudes!
    Go for a Sept. release, then the fans only have to bear through the summer only. Please don’t wait until December 2012 LOL. That’s just nuts!

    Get crackin’ LP and surprise us all!

  411. Jen on February 9, 2010 at 1:22 am

    December 2012…isn’t the world meant to be ending then? lol =P

    But in all seriousness, I reckon you guys should take it easy with the new album. Although I’m eager to hear what you guys have been doing, it’s best to delay it so the album can reach it’s full potential. =]

  412. DJ Intensity on February 9, 2010 at 1:21 am

    He’s joking everybody, he’s probably tricking us all so he can release it next month and everyone will be like “OMG PEOPLE KILLED THEMSELVES OVER NOTHING!”

    lol, keep up the good work Mike.

  413. mFreeze on February 9, 2010 at 1:20 am

    I hope it’s a joke xD But, Russia loves LP anyway with any release date of next album!

    Thanks Mike, hope to see LP show somewhere in Russia this year.

    Mikhail I. Freeze

  414. nave obeso on February 9, 2010 at 1:19 am

    according to the mayas, 2012 is the death of the 5th sun and we will get screw for the nexts suns revalations and stuff like that that wont be so dramtically (hopefully) like the movie, but it will be bad, touring will get a little dificult if we base on the mayas predictions, can you get it a little earlier?, just kidding, I hate algebra, thats why I study Lenguage translation and literature, take your time.

    have you talked to chester? he was kind of making weird questions on twitter, like he wasnt happy with dbs record sales results, got me worried.

  415. Van Le on February 9, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Oh my God you made me laugh a lot. So listen, just take your time. I can wait for it no matter when it will be released.
    I love you guys.
    Sorry for my bad English.

  416. Shannan on February 9, 2010 at 1:17 am

    lol…. how much time did u spend on this equation?!! (Q) is the most important for me… take ur time mike… as long as the new record kicks ass!! Cheers!

  417. Ryan on February 9, 2010 at 1:16 am

    I could hold out that long if neccessary for another album. So long as tokio hotel either man up or die slow, painful deaths.

    Whichever comes first.

  418. SamuraiBob on February 9, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Wow nice way to be a jerk Mike. I come onto your blog pretty much everyday hoping that you’ll say something new regarding the album and you come up with this. All of us are highly anticipating the album since all you and Chester do is praise it, saying how kick ass it is and how insane and omg wow it is. So what do you expect? We aren’t going to be happy to find out that its delayed. All of us are craving new music from you guys. So dont be a jerk like that…anyways still love ya lol.

  419. abby on February 9, 2010 at 1:15 am

    oh man! i really enjoyed that equation Mike, bringing me back to my high school days… so is that your final answer Mr. Shinoda? LP album on Dec2012! yey!

    btw, get some sleep now.. goodnight!:D

  420. James on February 9, 2010 at 1:14 am

    That is definitely a wau to look at it, lol.
    Take your time guys this album will be amazing anyway

  421. Smartflight on February 9, 2010 at 1:14 am

    So I was actually laughing before I even finished this…you guys can take as much as time you want..but do make it by 2010 [Yes, that’s the value of ‘as much as you want’], just so you can tour it out and we can listen to it for two years before [Variable IF] the world ends in December 2012!


  422. trekkerguy on February 9, 2010 at 1:14 am

    That. Was. Amazing. Keep up the good work and don’t listen to anyone. Just make an amazing album.

  423. Bahri on February 9, 2010 at 1:13 am

    if new album dont out in 2010 i will comming in LA and i will kill you

  424. Andrea on February 9, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Har, har, Mike.

  425. ZAHRA on February 9, 2010 at 1:10 am

    haha u go man do what every u like we just like the rthought that its gonna come out some day!!..i dont care about the time i just care about geting a nother awesome amzing album!!!!! X))) U ROCK …tell phoenix HAPPY B-DAY!!!! lots of love from iran…HOPE U HAVE A AWESOME DAY! x)

  426. Kathy on February 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Oh! So when I used to ask my teacher for algebra when I would ever need to know how to do this, guess this is when. Damn, definitely should have paid attention. lol

  427. JustBiteMe9 on February 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

    That really made me laugh.

    Well, I support that because quality is definitely more important and I know you would never dissapoint me, so I would wait until 2012 if necesary… actually that would be awesome because by then I would be able to afford the LPU membership and a travel to anywhere just to see you play… yes!!! And then I would never have to wait for you to come to Mexico… HELL YEAH!!!

    Ok, I’ll be waiting as patiently as now… even more!



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