Ask a question. I’ll pick some to answer..
Rana LP addict on December 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm
That 1 was cool ,where the reponses for those people ???:D
haneen mazen jadallah on June 28, 2010 at 3:22 am
hey mike umm, i’d like to ask you a question is that what new concert will come up for this year for the band linkin park?
Yves Zairre on April 13, 2010 at 8:57 am
Hi Mike!~ I got much love and respect for your band and music…u r a true musician and a graphic designer.. 😀
While you’re doing your music are you also doing some other “multimedia” stuff like 3d animation?
Cassie on April 5, 2010 at 8:31 am
Hi, mike. I was just wondering what gave yoiu the idea to write ‘Nobody’s Listening’ and ‘Hit the Floor’?
Louie Sun on April 2, 2010 at 9:04 pm
What inspired you to write “Believe Me”?
Right now it rings so true to my life. I think I’ve lost the respect of close friends, and right now I don’t even know if I can save these friendships. I also can apply it to my father who doesn’t really think I’m going anywhere with my life. It’s quite disappointing when those closest to you turn their backs on your beliefs and want to see you fail.
You are very inspirational to me because you’re also Asian American. It would be really great if you could perform at University of Maryland, and I would totally find funding to bring you to the East Coast!
Arjun Sharma on April 2, 2010 at 12:30 am
Mike do you have any intention of reverting back to your original hairstyle?
And will there be any new edition your DC shoes?
Thanks a lot,
You are a inspiration to us mere mortals
Nik124 on March 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm
Why Linkin Park aren’t coming to do one show in Israel? There is a lot of that waiting for you to come
bluelinkin_182 on March 23, 2010 at 12:31 am
hey mike when are coming back to the San Diego CA?
John on March 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm
How did you meet the guys from Fort Minor? Was it before you made Linkin Park or was it while touring you met them? Ryu is a beast!
Joren on March 16, 2010 at 11:39 am
First: What can a 18 years old student from Belgium do for music for relief besides sending money. We where unable to volunteer during the projekt revolution tour like the guys from like America. Three planting or building houses was also in America. The point is guys in europe (also Belgium) can’t really DO something. Whe just have to send money and hope that you spend the money well but we would like to ACT ourselves by also planting trees, supporting Music for relief during LINKIN PARK’s European and world tour…
Rocio on March 12, 2010 at 7:51 am
Are you ever passing by Houston, TX?…as in touring
Ciel Bleu on March 11, 2010 at 7:48 pm
Mike, i just wanna ask you one thing..
Why is there no Indonesia in the country list in lp underground membership purchasement?
Is it some technical problem? or was it deliberately made that way?
There are huge number of fans of you from Indonesia..
Rodrigo Alceste Sabbatini Squilaro on March 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm
Hey Mike I was wondering if you ever thought of making a film, showing how you arrived to where you are. You could tell a little of your life and how everything was going to make you a band that you are today. I think it would be incredible, show a little in the way you were and what you have in life, some things hard and everything, would be awsome… think about it =)
Ricard Lieberth on March 11, 2010 at 2:52 am
yo mike.. i just like ur rap and the music of course..
a simple question..
what inspires you the most when making the rap especially..?
thanks and God Bless
Mr.LinkinPark on March 11, 2010 at 1:18 am
Hey Mike, could you acknowledge my existence?
I would appreciate it.
I AM LINKIN PARK’S BIGGEST FAN!!! (and i don’t mean weight-wise, lol)
Andreas B on March 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Hello there Mike, i was just wondering since im curious.
There have been some times when you and linkin park were about to come to my country – sweden, but cancelled it twice i think bcuz of sickness. You got alot of fans over here, and we misses you.
Will there be any time?
Cris on March 10, 2010 at 11:56 am
do you read all the mensages?
Yusuf on March 10, 2010 at 12:44 am
Mike, what happens to Fort Minor???
rahul.linkinpark on March 9, 2010 at 11:08 am
when will u come to india ?….there are millions of fans waiting for linkin park ……
SaraBeePrime on March 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm
I just wanna tell you one thing: You ruined my life cuz you’re wonderful, and since I was 12, I’ve been compering all boys with you and now they look extremmely small and stupid and shallow…
Thank you very much xD
Craig on March 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm
I heard a rumor back in either..07 or 08 that you were thinking of having Muse on your Projekt Revolution tour. Would that ever be a possibility in the future?
sumit on March 7, 2010 at 1:22 am
i’m just 14 years old and a great fan of urs mikey. my school band(LP jr.)has performed ur band’s songs on our schools annual functions but we dont get them truely right and i’ve just a simple question for you.
WHEN YOU’LL BE COMING TO INDIA.???
Homero on March 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm
Hello Mike, Well I wanted to congratulate you for being a great singer and songwriter also
but especially for me to be a fan of this band is mega worldwide.
And thank you also because of the song “In Between” which made me and a girl in particular fall in love and my love of the LP it also ..
Well now my question is what you take to change both the style of the band?
is just for ending your work with the MTM was great hope that the next album to be … Thank you so Oh I’m from Brazil sends a Hi once in a while to let us embrace and is ok with God.
ALMAN on March 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm
hey mike, im a young artist workin on my second album. i was wondering how u get ur drum beats for ur songs? its a simple question and u prolly wnt answer it cuz all these ppl, but hey, im desperate and there mite be a chance! thanks!
Irina on March 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm
Hallo Mr. Shinoda, I thank you that you create the band Linkin Park and showed your own talent worldwide, as a artist in music and as in art, but have you enough time to relax and to care of the family? Wish you good luck and a happy life.
PS:I’m sorry if something is wrong. I don’t very well speak english.
Alex on March 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm
As a huge linkin park fan, i’ve kinda got into music myself and wen producing them, people tgell me that my influence of linkin park shines through
therefore, id like to ask,
how did you guys make it into gettin a music career?
can u offer any advise for those who are looking to establish themseleves as professional artists?
and also when is the new album coming out?
I ACTUALLY CANNOT WAIT 😀
GOOD LUCK WID THE NEW ALBUM
lemme know wen u guys are thinking of touring the UK
a lot of questions there
NAMITHA on March 5, 2010 at 3:53 am
Are the questions limited to the “LP World”??
If not,what do you think came first,the egg or the chicken?
If yes,I heard that the new album=HT+MTM.If I’m right,Chester once said that it was gonna be like peanut butter and jelly.
And I don’t think HT+MTM sounds like peanut butter and jelly.
How does that sum up??
lol on March 4, 2010 at 6:18 am
hey mike…i dont know if this Q will annoy u but there`s sth that has been bothering me for sometime…..the Q is this:is chester satanist?!plz answer…and i`m just curious about the answer it wont affect my love to lp…this Q came to my mind after seeing one of his interviews……
wishing u the best
Nico Seno Bascon on March 4, 2010 at 5:44 am
Who composes most of the LP songs????
bruno on March 2, 2010 at 5:35 pm
Mike, chester said that the new album would be a mix of HT and MTM.. heavy metal without the metal, only the heavy sound with MTM is it true?
i just want you to know that anything that Lp does, i might like, love u guys ♥
and come to Brasil in 2011!
Jesse on March 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm
What is the name of that sound you were in that starts out with that lady reporting and the “otherside” by the red hot chili peppers backround in it?
Kyle on February 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Can you tell me anything more about the upcoming LP album?
Nicole on February 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm
When are u coming to Sweden ?`:)
Chaqz on February 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm
Indulge the Bennoda fans among us 😉 have you ever been tempted?
Frankie Hernandez on February 28, 2010 at 10:15 am
Hey mike i was wondering if you were going to sell more surux msdc shoes i bet alott of people want pairs so can you please make more.
Zhenya on February 28, 2010 at 5:14 am
Hi, Mike! Have you ever heard about Kamchatka? It is a very beautifull place. The nature is amazing. I live there in the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski city (Russia). LP, came to us. We’re waiting you!
Daaan.y on February 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm
I really wanted to say I’m a big fan of the band and especially his fan and Chester, like the other songs of you
In addition to being “sung” by the best voices in the world, the lyrics are deep, and whatever else moves me.
I would like to know if you saw in Brazil this year?
And if they do not come when you have seen, has some idea?
I LOVE THIS BAND TOO ❤ '
I am not a day without listening to them
A kiss very very much to all of the BIG BAND;
maYkaa on February 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm
some concerts in Slovakia???,,…
Devy on February 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm
I’m hearing that you backed out of doing a concert in my hometown in July because your wife is due around that time…. I am totally pissed, because I had soooo many people looking forward to it. I’ve been bragging about how awesome LP is to see in concert. What are the chances you’ll reconsider?????
Lena on February 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm
I do not know English.I know the answer most likely I will wait. But all the same I will ask. I was amazed with song Kenji, war, camp, horror easier speaking, really your father the truth it has gone through? I ask not because of curiosity, at me the grandfather was at war, and in camp too, the truth all has come to an end is pitiable.
gabriel on February 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm
mike, I’m your fan.
I wanted to ask you when you return to Brazil.
I went to your show and I loved
and when q will exit the new album of linkin park
I love linkin park
Paul on February 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm
can you visit my side and write a comment ? :D:D
Equilla on February 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm
To be honest I can’t call meself a FAN in the common meaning of that word. I just want to say the lirics of your songs somehow get to me. I’ve also heard you’re in to art and that’s actually what I’ve wanted to do for a living (didn’t work uot though). What is your favourite? Photography, drawing, pintings ( I just LOVE to paint)? I’m now a boring person working for a financial institution with a still young, screaming soul who remembers how it was to be worryless and full of dreams and hope. Your songs sometimes make me cry but mostly put a smile on my face…reminde of old, good days. My real question is if there will be a new album soon (just don’t have time to follow charts)?
Neysa Santos on February 26, 2010 at 6:22 am
Mike I want to become your friend so what should I do?
Arsel on February 26, 2010 at 1:59 am
when you’ll be (and if) designing a next model of shoes, could you release them also in girl’s sizes? cause a lot of girls wear your shoes and often the samllest size is just too big for them (just like for me :P)
yuli (Indonesia) on February 26, 2010 at 1:17 am
since when you put off your piercing??why??thanks mike..love yaaa..
Isamara Anjos on February 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm
Mike has an orkut community (Brazil) called family Shinoda
are people you admire most, what message you
pass to these people?
If you want to step up the link, I’m sure they would love
dolly on February 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm
another LP logo , no nah !! i love this one
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Dominika on February 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Hello Mike! ;D
I am from Poland and I’m your fan is really long 🙂 When U come back to Poland? Please… 🙂
Rom on February 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm
I do not play an instrument or have a sense of music. But in a note to my sound that I did inspired by Linkin Park?
Priyanka Vala on February 25, 2010 at 9:12 am
Just want u 2 know dat the LP fan following in India is just as huge as d population……so…pleeeeeezzzzzz.. PERFORM IN INDIA :)… This is on behalf of all d Indians dying 2 watch LP play!!
n ya just in case u ever read dis ” U GUYS RULE!!!!!!” take care.. 🙂
Ricky on February 25, 2010 at 7:48 am
If you had to pick only one linkin park song (even though they are all outstanding!) as your most favourite of all time, which would it be and why?
P.S Mine would be Papercut after all these years because you can’t be originals and that was the very first time i heard you guyz and you will always be the greatest band to ever live in my eyes! 😉
LP RULEZ! on February 25, 2010 at 4:18 am
Hello, Mike. My guess is that it often comes to spam you about “Mike Come to my country” Well, write the same thing … I know that you’re stubborn graphics and lack of time to go anywhere someone wants it, I’m your fan is really long but I would like to see you with us. in Poland, I did not see you because then you do not know. Please write back, please, no matter whether it is offensive .. Reply. I ask you
Ashley on February 25, 2010 at 2:43 am
Hey Mike!! Are you going to do a projekt Rev. this summer in the U.S.?
P.S.-Download to Donate was a very good idea. It’s a great way to raise money for Haiti and it also gave your fans an awesome new song. 🙂
GetRockMusic on February 25, 2010 at 1:40 am
hey mike i got 3 questions
1. why didnt LP make anymore songs like Faint or By Myself, and Why did you switched from rock to rap ?
2. When starts LP The new tour of europe,asia and america?
3. and when comes the new album out?
chikki on February 25, 2010 at 12:16 am
wassup!!! so i have got one question for u regarding your artwork….. i love painting too so i was wondering at what age did u start painting n wat inspires ur painting the most…..U rock guys!!!!literally…… thnx…
Sam Adhikary on February 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm
Hey mike, im from australia and was wondering whe linkin park was next touring. I have always wanted to see you guys live and have been too young to go, now im old enough and was wondering when you guys are coming next (if ever). Also i know its not gonna happen but just thought i could if you could perform at the shoalhaven entertainment centre, lol, thanks.
princess on February 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm
HIIIIIIIII MIKE DONTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT GO TO BRAZIL PLEASSSE
Isamara Anjos on February 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Hi Mike, I’m from Brazil
I love the LP and started to like you
I would like to know what you liked best in the country of
Luis on February 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Hi Mike I hope you answer this question
have never thought about doing a song in Spanish?
would be great for the fans of latinoamerica
greetings to all Peruvians fan;)
Elizabeth on February 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm
I put my question in the wrong place…oops..I have a question for you, does it drive you crazy that everyone knows almost every aspect of your life, or at least they “think” they do? I bet it is hard not to have any privacy…ever.
Petra07 on February 24, 2010 at 10:25 am
Hey mike, How are you?? I have One question for you :)) I would like to ask it, you think so, you reached everything in your life, which you wanted, ?? ( thenx, your answers onto the questions 🙂 )
chris on February 24, 2010 at 10:10 am
hey mike, i know you dont have much time to answer questions because you must be so busy but i was wondering what your first art piece was..?
Buse on February 24, 2010 at 9:18 am
Why not design a new ” Linkin Park ” logo, for the new album? New album… New style… New Linkin Park… Are you too busy for the desing new logo?
Iza on February 24, 2010 at 8:51 am
Hi Mike! When you and your band come to Poland ???
Nicholas on February 24, 2010 at 8:30 am
Hi Mike, Why don’t you create another your road trip album, like “Live in Texas”? We are come from Asia and LP isn’t coming here often, so we love to see your Live performance in some album..
NEOSHIDA on February 24, 2010 at 7:33 am
Hi Mike… My question is, how does it feels like to makin’ love.. I’m 23 and a virgin… Thanks.
Jeremy Perez on February 24, 2010 at 7:26 am
hey Mike, I’m from Argentina and created a facebook group called “Petition: Linkin Park in Argentina // Petición: Linkin Park en Argentina, and we will collect 20,000 miebros Argentinos, we are now 16,377 members, if you want to see that this is real this is the link of the group:
Greetings From Argentina! ^^
LINKIN PARK FORT MINOR DEAD BY SUNRISE ARE THE BEST BANDS OR GROUPS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
chica on February 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm
i think ive heard chester said he loves u.how much u love him back?
Eliana on February 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm
Is it true you have friends in FRESNO CALIFORNIA???
Adil on February 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm
Will there be an Android version of your LP game?
gin on February 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm
i´m sure that being a father makes you happy, but how much?
Andrew Leezan on February 23, 2010 at 6:12 pm
Rodrigo Ribeiro on February 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm
Rodrigo Ribeiro on February 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm
English: “Today I hear many reviews on the LP, but now you think Mike LP dropped a bit of style? Or only say chaveco opposition? Because in my opinion’ll never fall õ /
Another thing, you think out there in the amazon? Because I live in sao .. and I do not know my city is often neglected in the planet UASHDUASHDUASHD .. be
ilário means more is the truth, if it reads .. agradecido.Continuem would be very well, and thank you for making music that will appeal to our ears. Thank you!(MUITO OBRIGADO)Oh, I’m your fan saw mike! AUEHAUEHUA.
Leticia on February 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm
Mike, how you see yourself 10 or 20 years? (For yourself and your musical career):)
vargas on February 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm
It is my dream to become a musician what would you tell me to do? Follow my dream and chase becoming a musician or forget it and do something else with my life that I know i can do? My parents hate the fact that I really love music and this is what I want to do, so I’m trying to ask someone who has gone through all the struggles and stuff to see if you think it is still possible to follow your passion and do what you love. If so any advice?
kate on February 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm
Hi Mike!!! What’s your favorite song of LP and Fort Minor??? Thanks Mike!!!
Pedro Teles on February 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Dear mike what kind of advise would you give to a “multi-instrumentist” musician that want to enter the music bussines
Alice on February 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm
hi Mike. there are so many (!) Q’s that i could read only the shortest O-o!
(so im sure you know what i mean)
do you draw from nature and have you ever wanted to become a photographer?
more than one line q but i still belive in answer)
dmlp on February 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm
Not Alone will be appear in the new album? and when is release 8-bit
N1LPFAN on February 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm
I have a more serious question…..With MTM you guys evolved, you changed your style,
the way you write….everything. [I love it by the way], but now your talking about going back to your roots, my question is “Are you doing it for the right reason?” It seems that since MTM came out some people are putting pressure on you to “BRING THE OLD LP BACK”
And I hope your not changing again based on opinions of others….As a fan i am going to respect whatever you do with your music…its why im a fan…
linkinaddictionworldmex on February 23, 2010 at 11:56 am
MIKE WHEN LP COME TO MEXICO
THE LAST TIME LP LIVE IN MEXICO WAS IN 2002 FT KORN
mariaLP4EVER!!! on February 23, 2010 at 11:33 am
mike,which is your favorite LP’s song???pleeeeaaaassseeeee answer….<3
Joe on February 23, 2010 at 10:59 am
Can you help the new team that occur?
Felipefox on February 23, 2010 at 10:24 am
Por quê vocês não gravam uma versão de estúdio da qwerty, igual a que vocês tocaram no summer sonic 2006?
Xero on February 23, 2010 at 9:32 am
My girlfriend is an amazing artist, and I heard you are offering scholarships for up-and-coming graphic designers (it may be just a rumor). If you are offering scholarships, how can she apply for them?
Kenji_Poland on February 23, 2010 at 9:30 am
Yo Mike. What did you do with the Polish flag with sings from fans which we gave you in 2007 in Poland 😉 ?
klodian on February 23, 2010 at 9:18 am
vorrei sapere esattamente quanti dischi avete venduto fino ad ora???ho cercato su internet ma davano tt risposte diverse…rispondi pls ciao
Semir on February 23, 2010 at 8:59 am
Hey man, can you give us a little bit more info about the new album??
is it gonna be like Hybrid Theory, or Meteora or maybe something new??
I’m a big fan from Bosnia!
Sevval on February 23, 2010 at 8:56 am
Do you talk with your funs on twitter??
Eveline on February 23, 2010 at 8:27 am
have just one questions actually.
Why doesn’t Linkin Park come to Belgium? I mean, You have so many fans in Belgium! I think that there are more fans in Belgium than you would expect.
I hope we, in Belgium, get an answer
thx for reading
Lipika on February 23, 2010 at 7:53 am
You rock Mike. I loved your rapping in “in the end”. You are just awesome. I wanted to ask you whether you have any particular person as your inspiration?
Lots of luck & best wishes.
P.S.~ Not alone is just too good!!!!
Cystlib on February 23, 2010 at 7:18 am
NONONONOOO!! I missed both rounds! And I wanted to ask just 2 questions, so hope u don’t mind reading/answering.
You have made a lot songs with other rappers like Jay Z and Busta Rhymes and go on. But I wanted to know if LP will ever make a song together with other rock/punk/metal/grunge bands like Rise Against, Seether, Foo Fighters and 30 Seconds to Mars and go on. Most fans would be dying to see that happen. Instant hit if u ask me.
And I wanted to ask you this question: is the real problem you’re facing when making music the fact that you love so much different music styles you want to combine/make all styles and find that impossible to do?
Tomasz on February 23, 2010 at 6:27 am
I’ve got question about Fort Minor possible album. Are you working on it?
It’s good that you have more vocals on new LP album:)
Greetings from Poland
Sergio.P on February 23, 2010 at 5:56 am
Mike knowing that yours is the rap your style hip-hop as that without mentioning to fort minor. Did you decide to mount a group of nu-metal?
RomanaSchm. on February 23, 2010 at 5:52 am
hey mike!!:) whats your favourite song of LP?
Ellen on February 23, 2010 at 5:09 am
I saw u drink ur coffee like I do. With Baileys. And it’s f_ing tasty!
Winter or Summer? And if so, what would be the proper place for a vacation? Not names, just describe ur best place to be on vacations.
(I hope u’ll reply at least in this question, because u’ve never answered to me. When I say never, i mean n e v e r… :-(((( . And I never ever won a competition. So if u’d reply, now that would be like me winning a competition)
Lora on February 23, 2010 at 4:23 am
What’s your favourite food and drink?
Smiley on February 23, 2010 at 3:30 am
Mike i got only One question!! Do You even read this Q’s ? :S
Sofia on February 23, 2010 at 3:15 am
Well, I have understood that you will never answer me at my question about the concert in South Italy… however, I’ll try again…
Now another question: have you ever thought about being able to be an actor?
I think that you would succeed very well there… 🙂
Caroline_PL on February 23, 2010 at 2:58 am
Hi Mike 🙂 simple question ;> Are you happy? ; D
SamLovesLP on February 23, 2010 at 2:16 am
Just out of curiosity were you lying about the new album coming out in 2012?
It’s just i can be pacient but hearing ‘not alone’ made me even more anxious to have the new album with the collection of LP, FM, and DBS.
You rock dude!!!
Sophia on February 23, 2010 at 1:06 am
Luv the music, love the sound.
Just wondering is Linkin Park planning to play in Canada? Specifically Vancouver?
I love to see a live show but never got the chance.
April on February 23, 2010 at 12:46 am
Hey Mike!!! (:
I read that you’re doing more rapping on the new LP album.
I’m happy to hear thatttt(:
Would you say it sounds like the rapping on any of the previous LP albums?
Maybe like Meteora?
Justin on February 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm
I was watching the olympics tonight and a figure skating couple skated to LP’s incredible, “Krwlng” from reanimation. It was so cool to hear my favorite band’s music playing for all the world to hear. You guys are awesome!
-Justin from Sunny SD
Danny Plant on February 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm
Mike… sorry if im asking you some late
that was because i wasn’t on my computer
well the thing is this:
one month ago i guess… i ask you an unusual question
and was this question (Not about LP)
WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY’S LIFE? i mean… the way of how you see the things in your life and around you
if you can PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION, take care mike
Marcio M. Silveira on February 22, 2010 at 9:03 pm
I have three questions. \ o /
First: Do you consider yourself a Gantsta or a rocker? Second: The new CD will sound like a New Divide? Third: What do you think about the band “Slipknot”?
Guilherme Felix on February 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Mike, what kind of movies you watch on tv ?
Do you watch Supernatural on CW ? =D
Mercylyn on February 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm
Hello Mr. Shinoda,
I`m 14 years old and I live in Tacoma, WA. I`d like to convey my thanks to you for making a difference in my life. LP`s music got me through a lot of times. Personally, I`m an aspiring artist and when I heard about you being one as well I had to look up your work. Ever since then you inspired me to continue with my art despite my family`s disapproval. My question for you is; Was there anyone who inspired you? And did you ever doubt yourself at times?
Thanks for reading if you did. Your my Hero :] This year I hope to get into the School Of The Arts in downtown Tacoma. Wish me luck.
Lots of Love, Mercylyn M.
Luiz Guilherme on February 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm
you released the unpublished Cds at intervals of 3 / 4
years. this for you, offers much to the ripening
Sound / Music of the band?
Gabriel Reginato on February 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm
What do you think about the piracy of music on the Internet? And when Fort Minor will return to the charts? Welcome to Brazil always, even Beyoncé and Alicia Keys have been here. (PS: Sorry for english I’m using the google translator …)
Karen on February 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm
hey Mike what’s up ?
so, i know that you busy with Linkin Park but Fort Minor, some new lyrics for it ?
Lyh Shinoda on February 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm
I’m a big fan of lp and fm …
love to hear you playing the piano …
and by the way, I’m Brazilian … \ O /
Steve on February 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm
What do you think of the Scottish ice dancing team using “Krwling” for their routine at the Olympics tonight?
Vanessa Negrete on February 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm
mkay so i was wondering if the music industry (the biz) is still going strong or is it sinking? Since there are artists who are now promoting their music out in the internet (new media). And you mentioned a while back something about the music business…although I don’t recall (since I’m busy in school and work…adv class is kicking my butt! never thought college would be soo hard:( )
Kris on February 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm
How would you feel when you guys finish the album and 2012 really did happen?
Steph on February 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm
Have you played any good video games lately? (besides anything halo related, we already know you love that haha)
shariq khan (ShArK) on February 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm
If there’s ever an opportunity that you like lyrics that fit into a demo that lp has made, would you consider a special recording?
Lori on February 22, 2010 at 6:44 pm
who has been the biggest influence on your life, or work you have done?
Tamy LP on February 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm
I am a big fan of you and I live in Brazil, when the band wants to come to Brazil?
kevin on February 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm
i got a question. Is Brad going to be doing more solos in the new album.
Tatiana Pereda on February 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm
Would you please send me a kiss? it’s me birthday today.
Jorge on February 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm
will you guys do another album like reanamation? and does the new album sound more like meteora or hybrid theory style?
Vinicius on February 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm
Responda essa Por Favor !!!
O Novo Cd Do Linkin Park Vai Ser Mais Pesado Do Que o MTM?
é Na Proxima Turne LP Vem Ao Brasil?
Andressa Peron on February 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm
how was your birthday?
Wikk on February 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm
What kind of chips do you like?
M on February 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm
What inspires you more than anything else?
-Justin on February 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm
Mike i see you and Lupe have done some stuff together. Is there any possibility that there could be a collab with lp and lupe? I think that would be awesome.
Tilidin on February 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm
First of all: Thanks for the great music you and your Band does, because the mood of every song is different and some of these texts help me out through some hard times.
But the most astounding part for me is, that you are so energetic, i can’t believe it. Gratuated High School as one of the youngest students, working on an new album, alongside making some other tracks, collaboration with the iPhone Game to exhibit an artshow, being here and there, got a family life, and so on. Admirable!
Where do you take all that energy? I know you are ambitious, but was it all along your life? I’m not so ambitious, so tell me what is your inducement to carry on with all that stuff??
Ellz on February 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm
For the past several years, you’ve helped out many students by offering and supporting the Michael K Shinoda Scholarship at Art Center. I graduated from CSUN’s art program several years ago and still keep track with the program. Recently, a large portion of many school’s art and music program budgets have been cut. Tuition has risen and more and more students can afford to attend these programs anymore. What do you suggest can be done to help out these students the way you have helped out so many. I myself went to school with help from a scholarship and would love for others to be able to experience and benefit from what I had. Thanks a lot Mike for all your hard work and dedication.
Linkinsteve on February 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Just seeing if you plan to do any tour dates this year?
Jule on February 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm
maybe a stupid question but… what do you really think about ‘bennoda’ and… did you ever read some stories about? there are good ones in the world wide web xD
(sry for this question but… i’m interested in a possible answer 😉
Tatiane on February 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm
Mike, I am Brazilian, and I would like that Linkin Park come to Brazil, in Porto Alegre. Brazil is not São Paulo or Rio… when you come to Brazil? We waiting for this day since 2005… 😦
Joao Henrique Loriato on February 22, 2010 at 12:24 pm
At the Grammy Awards this year for you which was the best performance?, Next year Linkin Park is playing live too? or not?
sara... on February 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm
HEY MIKE. . .
NO QUESTION JUST SAY HOW HARD IS READING UR FANS COMMENT AND COMMEND! CONTINUE 😀
AND PLZ ADD IRAN TO U COUNTRY LIST, LP HAVE LOTS OF FAN HERE
LOVE LOVE LOVE
UR BIG FAN
emil on February 22, 2010 at 12:22 pm
i have this one question that all of us want to know but we never get
Will Ever Linkin Park will bring they music to places they never
been before with the new album?
thanks anyway..we all knid of lost hope but we here will never stop hearing lp..(by the way i’m tallking about israel..)
Mafiosa on February 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Mike, you like the Twilight saga?
_EniX_ on February 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Hi mike !!!
I hope you’re ok 😀
I have just one question for you,
Will you come in little countries like mine ( belgium) during tours ???
Thaysa Bretz on February 22, 2010 at 11:55 am
What is the best part of being on tour? The excitement is still the same as early in your career?
Arash on February 22, 2010 at 11:44 am
Hi big mike,how r u ?,i have just 1 question and hop you answer that.
Mike, are you agree with me that chester’s voice had changed during these years? (I mean after 2006) with lots of live shows and hard screaming,i think he doesn’t have his past voice now.ha?,i really felt that and I’m worry…
Diana on February 22, 2010 at 11:22 am
Hi Mike.. 🙂
How are you??
Just one question…
When will LP come to Portugal again?
Love you guys
vanessa weger on February 22, 2010 at 11:20 am
HI MIKE, HOW CAN I GET THE LP GAME, WHEN I’M FROM GERMANY? SORRY, BUT MY ENGLISH ISN’T REALLY GOOD. LOVE YOU GUYS, VANESSA FROM GERMANY
Sillas on February 22, 2010 at 11:08 am
Mike, I’m from Brazil, first of all, I am a big fan of you and everything you do, my question is this, you (Linkin Park) to come to Brazil, if so, when?
Sebastian Klöckner on February 22, 2010 at 10:59 am
Hey im a German boy and i have a question.Do You Like football?
And what is your favorite team?
Sofia on February 22, 2010 at 10:48 am
ok! this time you must answer me Mike! Why don’t you have never come in Sicily?????? all want to see you!!! and in an interview you have said… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWBVFe5CpAI
I pray you guys!!
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
We wait you!!
Parks on February 22, 2010 at 10:18 am
How do you feel about the resurgence of folk-Americana music? Examples being The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, The Low Anthem, Mumford & Sons, Iron & Wine, Blitzen Trapper, etc. (By the way, if you don’t listen to those groups you must. High marks all around. I can recommend you some tunes to get you into them)
Yara Lopes on February 22, 2010 at 9:44 am
Here has many Brazilian =D
Just answer one thing, lately, you’ve been working hard on the new CD of Linkin Park, sometimes you have laziness? (kisses from Brazil)
danii on February 22, 2010 at 9:42 am
if you were not music that you would have liked to be?
how it has worked DOWNLOAD TO DONATE FOR HAITI?feel the support of the fans?
greetings from Chile!!
PS: if I do not understand the translator has all the blame hahah
Kamil Armatys on February 22, 2010 at 9:34 am
1.Mayby and is a silly question but who in the NBA fan?
I am a fan of the Lakers
2.When will to promote the new album, you come to Polish? (I come from it);]
LP is the best ;P
Allen on February 22, 2010 at 9:29 am
random facial hair question(s): i’ve noticed that all 6 members of Linkin Park have gone through many different stages of facial hair, has there ever been a point since the creation of the group, where ALL members have been clean-shaven at the same time? also, all members have had beards at one point or another except for Chester and Joe. can either of them grow a full beard?
Vipin on February 22, 2010 at 9:14 am
Hey,I hav 3 requests for u, Mike….
1.I’m really excited about the new album,and its uniqueness but my curiosity is killing me abt how will it sound ? So can u jus try to release a sample or a snippet of any 1 song. But if u think its better 2 keep it a secret then its fine.
2.Can u PLEASE try releasing the Linkin Park Game in other phones coz i don’t think i can afford a iphone.. And i want ti play it very badly.
3. And Finally, Linkin Park never had any tour to India,and I want you guys to come here for the new album promotion at least.I’ve been praying for a long time that u guys have a show over here.PLEASE, You can check out in Facebook, There r many groups abt this…
Luísa on February 22, 2010 at 8:54 am
Hello Mike. They say you will do a tour in September. Is this true? (Brazilian fans await!)
Anam on February 22, 2010 at 8:46 am
1: Are you going to release another Fort Minor album?
2: Are you going to tour in the US this summer?
3: Can you PLEASE come to Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, CA? LOOOOL 😀
Doska on February 22, 2010 at 8:41 am
At what age/time you discover your art talent ??
Lechine Julien on February 22, 2010 at 8:34 am
Is the album will be more nu metal or rock or other style? When did you and brad start to play guitar? When the album is coming out? Please answer.And thank you for your music i hope i will like your fourth studio album i like you guys
Sam on February 22, 2010 at 8:19 am
Hey Mike, You’re awesome !!
Do you rap on the new song from the 8 bit rebellion game?
GREETZ from Belgium (sorry for my bad English)
Andressa Peron on February 22, 2010 at 7:49 am
What genre of movie do you like? (sorry my bad english :X
othaviano on February 22, 2010 at 7:11 am
You think about making an album that somehow return to origins, a heavy rock, smashing his raps, or we expect something more pop ballads? Greetings of Brazil, a lot of creativity to the next song!
Angi L on February 22, 2010 at 6:59 am
Hey Mike~ Will you go on tour this summer? Will you come to China?
Josh on February 22, 2010 at 6:27 am
Mike should I get your name tattooed on me? Would that just be werid? Maybe I should go for your initials ’cause it could be ambigous for MicroSoft, MilkShake etc. Haha! What do you think? 🙂
Kacper on February 22, 2010 at 6:27 am
What album is your favourite? 😉
vanessa weger on February 22, 2010 at 6:16 am
HI MIKE! HAVE YOU EVER DESTROYED A PC?????????????? LOVE YOU GUYS! VANESSA FROM GERMANY PS-PLEASE, GIVE ME AN ANSWER,MIKE SHINODA! ^^
Jessi on February 22, 2010 at 6:16 am
hey mike, whats the names of your dogs?
Dheeraj on February 22, 2010 at 6:15 am
well i have d same question as many fans here in india do…WHEN WILL U COME AND ROCK INDIA
question two wat do u do to chill out during ur free time?
kitty_87 on February 22, 2010 at 5:42 am
mike, when will LP come to Malaysia again? We miss u guys performance here !!!
Mofamike on February 22, 2010 at 5:27 am
Last week i saw a video from a man on a dbs show. He told something about a Linkin Park Tour in July or September?Is this possible? Maybe you come to Germany again, for example Stuttgart or a other city in south Germany.
I looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Saintdanger86 on February 22, 2010 at 5:19 am
Mike, have you ever thought of composing music for movie trailers such as X-Ray Dog or Two Steps From Hell?
Jose on February 22, 2010 at 5:16 am
Mike, Im seriously tired of waiting for 8-bit, when is it coming out or if you can at least estimate and tell me how much longer will I have to wait?
Puppy on February 22, 2010 at 5:02 am
Hey Mike, I want to ask you about the brand of your guitar, the blue one and with your own griffiti. I really like that one with the blue color and beautiful shape. BTW, I’ve been your fan for 10 years, and I am from Taiwan. There are lots fans who like you son much, hope to see you in Taiwan again!!!
Shamik on February 22, 2010 at 5:02 am
Will Linkin Park ever come to a country named India?
Lion on February 22, 2010 at 4:55 am
What do you think are the most important things to produce and compose good music? Study a lot? Learn songs by ear? Produce a lot? Or an “hybrid” fusion of them? I’m from Spain, thank you, Mike.
Egor on February 22, 2010 at 4:50 am
I’m very interesting to know – those songs, that you already recorded for a new album, does they contain Chester’s screaming?
Do you want to perform some old songs on concerts in the future? (Like And One, Part Of Me, Forgotten and other?)
NoFace on February 22, 2010 at 4:09 am
Tell me about the future of the music industry?
Wait, better question: what’s cooler: being a ninja or being a gangstaz?
Also, it would be great if you can let us know what your strongest Pokemon/Nodamon attack is. I chose Mean Look, but some said Hyper Beam. So what’s the real answer?
Well, you know, being nerdz is fun :3
danilo on February 22, 2010 at 4:01 am
sou seu fan de carteirinha
gosto muito da sua banda e musica
principalmente a numb
queria perguntar se pode me mandar
fotos de graça de voces juntos ou separados da banda?
Arezoo on February 22, 2010 at 4:00 am
I know youre too busy 2 answer my Q but plz do it @ first time
First When and where is your next concert? I’d like 2 come with my friends
and the next
what was the name of your first song that u made with 5 other members of lp exactly and who did write it?
Vanessa on February 22, 2010 at 3:47 am
1. Have you ever had a moment of crisis in the band LP?
2. you ever think of your future? we hear you sing more in 60 years?
Pink on February 22, 2010 at 3:35 am
why did you rejected the offer of “we are the world -Haiti when they ask you to participate? any plans to come visit the Philippines again?
SinisterNL on February 22, 2010 at 3:26 am
Yo Mike, Do you have any more hobbies besides painting/drawing and stuff, do you, like, collect stuff, like desinger toys?
davidkyoku on February 22, 2010 at 3:19 am
lol my question was deleted from the other m.board, so I’m doing again my questions
1) Have you read the LPSpain Magazine? Do you like it?
2) What do you do the 30 minutes before a show?
3) What’s the first thing you think when you’re gonna write a song?
Stuart Williams on February 22, 2010 at 2:46 am
How’s it going Mike?
I’m really curious of the art work for the new album, is it going to be your art work for it, or is another artist doing the work like on MTM?
Fab from Germany on February 22, 2010 at 2:33 am
Do you like Brad’s cover of “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman”? Do you think that Brad have the potential to replace you and Chester as a lead singer? 😉
vidhya on February 22, 2010 at 2:08 am
i just want to give u a suggestion,check out india,there r many fans of lp here too.well one questian,consider u were not a singer or a member of a band,what would have been ur alternate profession? hey pls answer.i want to tell myfriends too!!!!!!
Joseph Moore on February 22, 2010 at 1:55 am
Will the 8-Bit game be coming out in the next two months (Feb -Mar)?
aya on February 22, 2010 at 1:33 am
Have you ever felt resentment against music?
If your answer is “yes”, when is it?
Jeroen on February 22, 2010 at 1:28 am
How would you describe the new Linkin Park record so far?
Sofisofi on February 22, 2010 at 1:28 am
Yesterday I was listening to “The Rising Tied”, and I thought that some of he fans of FM might not be fans of LP, so maybe they are waiting for something new by Fort Minor, what about that? Thanks 🙂
Luiyi x on February 22, 2010 at 1:17 am
At the Frat Party at the Pankake Festival DVD did you and chester really replaced the Deftones water with Vodka? hahaha if so did you guys got in trouble?
Julian on February 22, 2010 at 1:03 am
Mike, will you guys plan on making another collaboration record with artists in the future? Cuz the one with Jay-Z was super cool! Maybe this time you can find some artists/bands of different music elements!
LH on February 22, 2010 at 12:50 am
How’s the new LP album? Any details about it?
Are you guys going to Hong Kong in the next tour? We miss you guys so much
karen on February 22, 2010 at 12:35 am
Hy, I’ve no question…
Just say thank you.
bhav154 on February 22, 2010 at 12:34 am
On the Meteora DVD there was a track that was played in the background as an instrumental (I think piano, drums and bass played), can you tell us what it is and if there is any chance it’ll be on a future LPU CD or something?
Oh yea, was at the PR ’08 concert at Milton Keynes, you guys rocked! 😄
Alina on February 22, 2010 at 12:30 am
Thank you for your attention to fans!
I was always interested in songs ‘In Between’ and ‘No Roads Left’. What do they mean for you, what was your inspiration? Will we hear your singing in the next LP album? Most of us would like to hear your vocals again=)
SFNL14 on February 22, 2010 at 12:30 am
Hey! Are you guys going to do anything cool for Hybrid Theory’s 10th anniversary? It would be cool if you release the next album on the same day or you guys could make a DVD documentary about how your last ten years had changed your lives. And one more thing…I know its really tough because of security and stuff but is there any chance of you guys coming to Pakistan?? Ever???
erving on February 22, 2010 at 12:29 am
when are you going to shave your Beard? NO HOMO.
Orange_9I on February 22, 2010 at 12:23 am
1Q. What is the ratio stupid questions and normal, interesting, informative questions on this post?
Maria on February 22, 2010 at 12:20 am
Why do you think time has been twisted?
Jesse Palma on February 22, 2010 at 12:10 am
Hey Mike, I hope you answer some questions soon!
I don’t have a question because anything I could think of has been asked.
I just can’t wait to see what you write.
PS; I hope you can come play in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I never saw LP live and I’m dying to. But if you make it to Toronto I MUST GO!!!
Thanks, bye, Jesse.
Valery on February 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm
What do you think about pop-music?
Mones on February 21, 2010 at 11:52 pm
I wonder if you guys will ever release a DVD like pankakaey (frat party at…). it would be cool if you could make a LPTV DVD or something 😉
xoxo from germany
Shinigami on February 21, 2010 at 11:44 pm
Were you not satisfied with your original style of music? do you plan to go back to it?
P.S. you were recognized just by listenning couple of seconds of the song on radio as Linkin Park, for there is noone with the similar style. And with MTM you can tell hearing the vocals that this is Chester…and only after that you will think “so maybe this is LP…or DBS” (if you haven’t listened to DBS carefully, but you know the thing exists)
Briana on February 21, 2010 at 11:09 pm
Are you ever going to do another album like Reanimation? I enjoyed it immensely and would love to have another like it with some of your more recent songs.
Mister X on February 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm
Who’s your #1 Libyan fan?
Felix Florez on February 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm
Iknow you mention that you tend to focus your Fort Minor energy into linkin park, but would you consider another Fort Minor record someday, perhaps when linkin park is on a break?
Jimbo on February 21, 2010 at 10:41 pm
Playstation Or Xbox?
RPGs Or FPS?
Raven Shinoda on February 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm
hi Mike i want to know if you are planning a new exposition ,i love your art, and i want it to know your favorite artists , i see than you use realism and cubism at the same time and i love it .
Andy on February 21, 2010 at 10:33 pm
on the new album, will it be sounding the same as the first or the second……or maybe all of them at the same time >_>
Guenne on February 21, 2010 at 10:19 pm
Chester recently said that the record is going to be heavy without metal. All I can do is make you remember the crowds at the shows and the rock festivals. Please create music people can jump and form mosh pits to. It will do your band really good. My question: While creating the album, are their songs you write thinking about how a live crowd will react to it?
G-koza on February 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm
Mike,you have a small collection of good looking USBs.Is that true?:)
JoeyZ on February 21, 2010 at 10:16 pm
Why do Linkin Park albums only go up to 12 or 13 tracks? Why not have more on a cd since you guys come up with dozens? Quality music is not something to be stingy with lol
rory on February 21, 2010 at 10:13 pm
hey did you guys find out who got the first LPU 9 demos vinyl???
abi on February 21, 2010 at 10:09 pm
hey mike. my name is abi. first thing first, sorry about my english. i’ve seen your art. im an illustrator myself. i wonder. what is your biggest influence? why your so much interested in drawing skull? who is your favorite illustrator? thanks mike!
Xandro Pontillas on February 21, 2010 at 10:09 pm
Hi Mike! I just want to know how you and Chester take care of your voice, and can you give some tips on how to sing and to take care of our voice?
How did Chester scream without losing his voice?
Did you and Chester practice everyday?
GMAN2887 on February 21, 2010 at 9:41 pm
Been a fan of everything Linkin Park (and side-projects) since the early 2000s. You guys continue to create quality stuff and I appreciate it. You and the band were the ones that branched me out in to the music world.
Looking deeper in to that world, would you, or the band, ever consider pulling a Nine Inch Nails and going “indie,” perhaps even releasing music by your own business template similar to that of Reznor, Saul Williams and Radiohead? Do you believe there’s a future in that and would it free you and the band up creatively if that happened? Thanks in advance.
TRUNG LUU on February 21, 2010 at 9:30 pm
So it has bacame apparent that the forthcoming LP album will due out in December of 2010. Do u think that if Chester didn’t spend as much time doing music and touring with Dead by Sunrise; perhaps the new LP album could be constructed and realease faster?
Tony Retzlaff on February 21, 2010 at 9:14 pm
Mike, During pre production when you hit a road block creatively, What do you do to get over the “hump”?
Leena on February 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Does it bother you when you hear people say that Minutes To Midnight wasnt as good as Hybrid Theory and Meteora? It always drives me crazy and i want to tell the people how stupid they are. I can only imagine how you feel hearing that after all of your hard work.
Dessy on February 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm
Just one question, why Indonesia is not listed on the LPU submission form? Hiks! 😦
Nate H. on February 21, 2010 at 8:42 pm
I really enjoyed the making of DVD’s that came with Meteora and Minutes to Midnight. I was wondering, do you guys plan to release a making of DVD with the next cd? Also, are you guys using the same process of writing and recording as you did on Minutes to Midnight or have you found a new system? Just curious because i like seeing and hearing about the different writing/recording processes, because recording is something i’d like to do someday. Thanks in advance!
Kelley on February 21, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Idk if someone asked this yet since there were like a million post…but are you guys going to be doing anything like HT and meteora? your newer stuff is alright but your original works were masterpieces! You are one of the few bands that i have every album of!
Ryan Stevenson on February 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm
whats the difference between a midi pad and a MPC
Rob on February 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm
Hey Mike. I see a lot of people asking you to go to Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico. I’m mexican, you guys should know here’s a REALLY BIG fanbase. I would like to know if you plan to come again. You should do a Latin America tour. Believe me, you have millions of fans here. Hope you answer to us, I think there are like 100 questions about this. Good luck and thanks.
ADF on February 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BAND’S CREATIVE PROCESS WHILE WRITING THIS RECORD?
You described the process of writing Meteora as if the album were a canvas, being repeatedly painted over and added onto.
During the Minutes To Midnight sessions you radically changed your approach and instead each bandmember recorded Seeds individually.
Have you fallen back on either of these two methods, are you combining these two procedures, or are you approaching this album in an entirely new way?
Steven Saing on February 21, 2010 at 7:53 pm
Will Linkin Park ever track a song/record with Chris Cornell? (would be cool in my opinion)
Will you design some Supras (footwear)?
cpkoenig on February 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm
When you were going through college did you ever imagine you would be where you are today? If Linkin Park never existed what do think you would doing right now? Also, do you think you would still be creating music if Linkin Park never formed, or do you think you would be more focused on graphic design?
Cillian on February 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm
Hey Mike, do you ever get sick of people asking you when you’re going to play in their backyard?
Stephanie DeCesare on February 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm
Hi, Mike. I was wondering if you have any singing tips for people who want to improve their singing, but have not received voice lessons and do not have the time to take them?
Kevin on February 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm
Hey MS, I remember seeing that Chester said the new album is going to be extreme and crazy, kinda like adding HT with MtM. Are there going to be old school LP songs like Forgotten, Papercut, and Points of Authority?
V8V on February 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm
Hey Mike, I really love LP, it’s my favorite band and I know that the new album is going to be awesome, but I was wondering.. Do you guys are planing to come to Mexico someday? There are millions of fans here, I really would love that =), thanks and take care bro.
Brittany on February 21, 2010 at 7:24 pm
Ok… I love linkin park so I was wondering… If your new album is supposedly coming out in late 2010, will you be having a tour in 2011?
AustinW on February 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm
Hey mike, I just wondering if you guys were planning on another remix album like Reanimation, or not. Also, i was curious as to whether you’ll be making another Fort Minor album?
Sparrow Fung on February 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm
Hi Mike, First, I luv your work and Linkin Park!!!!!
Not many people have said this striaght out as a question, but i guess no one has the guts to ask this or something. Someone was bound to ask this sometime, so i’m gonna do it.
What’s the specific date of the new Linkin Park ablum coming out in 2010?
john on February 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm
I went to ur project revolution tour in 2008 at dallas tx and i remembered u guys posting stuff up about World of Warcraft and for the horde! haha do you guys still play?
semptyment on February 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm
1.Why Indonesia is not listed on the LPU submission form?
2.Why don’t Linkin Park come to Indonesia to rock again?
It’s been so long since your first show -13th June 2004-
SHAN on February 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm
Will Linkin Park new nlbum have rap songs??
Kevinn LP on February 21, 2010 at 7:08 pm
I want to know when they come to Argentina
Jorge on February 21, 2010 at 7:06 pm
Mike, why you never answered a question of a brazilian?
Do you have plans to come here from with the band?
Hugs and success.
Chris on February 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm
Will you guys have a song with auto-tune in your new album. Apparently, that stupid thing is so “in” right now. Thanks bro keep rockin!
Julio on February 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm
hey mike….when linkin park is going to do a show in venezuela??
Widya Rahayu on February 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm
1. What’s the meaning of “Drawings” on that working title of “Breaking the Habit” ? Does it mean literally or does it mean something else?
2. Why Indonesia is not listed on the LPU submission form?
erniie riivas on February 21, 2010 at 6:41 pm
hey miike just one questiion? is brad good at the guitar because one of my friiend say that he sucks but i say that he’s good please clear my doubt
Rockstarme-Anstice on February 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm
I always wondered: Why did the chicken cross the road?
TIFFTIFF33LP on February 21, 2010 at 6:18 pm
Hey mike,I love music and art and I wanna do something with that,and Im taking a computer Graphics class too,and I wanted to know what I should do.I mean when someone asks me what I wanna do in the future I always say “something music or art related”.Just need some advice on what I should do or how I should get started in doing that.!!^_^..Thanks mike,you rock!!^_^*..p.s they tell me I should be a music producer,Im like,silly goose’s!^_^*
Bob Smith on February 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm
Are Linkin Park now like the majority of other artists being controlled and used by the industry?
smokin on February 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm
hey mike, i heard in an interview of you and the rest of the band talking about the new album, and that you are trying to re-define your sound, like when you guys did when you were in the process of making hybrid theory
and you mentioned that you are not trying to make it sound like hybrid theory and meteora
what are the rules of making the new sound??
and when do you guys say that’s enough, the album is ready??
sean on February 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm
Im 25 years old now and when I listen through LP’s back catalogue I cant help but be reminded of my past. The good and bad times, people I knew and stages of life growing up that were pretty hard to deal with. Is it hard for you to be reminded everytime you go on stage?
Also do you ever get starstruck by famous people thses days or are they generally more normal than what we all think??
anit lewis on February 21, 2010 at 5:37 pm
who makes the history about the new game ??? hanh,remy, chester, rob, or you
???????’ and who made the idea to do it??? with love anny
Mike Allan on February 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm
Is there any talk of a Projekt Revolution 2010?
Who or what first got you interested in making your own music?
Andressa Peron on February 21, 2010 at 5:28 pm
Did you have any name in mind for the next album? or yet not thought about it?
KaollaShiori on February 21, 2010 at 5:14 pm
Heya. I wanted to know what the environment in Art Center was like when you were there, and if it’s hard to get into the school if you’re a foreigner. Thank you~ 🙂
Nick J on February 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm
How far along is the new album and when can we expect to hear some new music from it (not counting the song in 8-bit Rebellion)? Also, do you guys plan on touring this year?
cincybmxlpfreak on February 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm
Hey Mike. I know you’re kind of a computer wiz and obviously you produce music as well. I’m going to school for music production and want to get a new computer to support pro-tools and all of the extra awesomeness that I am gonna create. Do you recommend a PC or a Mac for optimal production quality?
Thanks a lot! Can’t wait for the new album!
Marco on February 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm
Hi Mike!! My question to you is very personal, i hope you gonna take a chance to answer it. It might be connected to Where’d You Go.
When you are for long periods out and can’t see your wife… how do you repress the desire to hold her and look her in the eyes? What you do to.. dunno, just overcome the missing when you’re not doing a show.
I’d like to know your way, because i am far from my lover since a lot of time (can’t reach her because of money) and it kills me during the whole day, can’t find a way to avoid sadness. Doing music sometimes is not enough to me. Any advice? I ask you because i do respect you as Man, exactly as Artist.
Sillas on February 21, 2010 at 4:29 pm
Mike, first, I’m your fan too and I love everything you do, well, you already have in mind as will be called the name of the new album this year.?
Adam on February 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Hey mike, any chance of releasing any instrumentals of songs that have already been released? (Like, In Pieces, No More Sorrow, Bleed it out, etc.)
Luiz Guilherme on February 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm
you not afraid that this kind of “concept” that the LP
can bring the new CD, can decimate a little
Jacob M. on February 21, 2010 at 4:04 pm
Are you going to answer ‘no’ to this question?
Walder Pinheiro on February 21, 2010 at 4:04 pm
Hi Mike..!I’ve a question..!
What do you think of a partnership with the band Paramore?
…And adding … What do you really think about the band Paramore?
Joel on February 21, 2010 at 4:04 pm
What did you think of the art school you went to? uh. I can’t remember it’s name but i’m interested..
Jan on February 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Hey Mike! Is there any chance you guys will ever play High Voltage live again? It’d be so awesome! Thanks!
bibi on February 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm
you speak spanish??
bessie on February 21, 2010 at 3:32 pm
Is Fort Minor done for good?
Bea on February 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm
I really want to see the art shows you’ve done in USA. There’s anny possibility to see your art shows on spain?
And one more, where do you get the inspiration when your thinking to paint something?
Khrys on February 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm
Hey Mike’s all right? We know that the forecast is for new cd this year
2010 ok. We in Brazil would like to know when would be a new show here.
After September 11, 2004 one of the biggest shows of the band then.how not
Keelan Rantanen on February 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm
This is a question you may not want to answer or may not feel able to answer as it’s so out of scope to the here and now, and it’s sort of two questions but anyway:-
Where do you see Linkin Park going in the future? Your style has evolved and matured tenfold over the years, and do you think there may come a time where the band might “hit a wall” creatively?
kristin on February 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm
Hey Mike 🙂
Who is your role model, if you have any ? And will you(Linkin Park)ever come to Norway? Thx.
Magnus on February 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Hey Mike. Why are some songs pulled back from Download to Donate? There were a song on there I really liked, but can’t remember the name. And thank you for making my life awesome! =)
Jesus on February 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm
My question is, how do you find music and when do you know it is good?. Like, when and how you consider a song/album/band/artist good?.
PD: Thanks for the mixtapes you made, you made me fell in love with Metric and bought “Fantasies” right away.
Eddie on February 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm
Will there be a Projekt Revolution this year?
If so,which bands would you liketo have on it this year?
Ayman Badwan on February 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm
So this is kinda of a question/ suggestion. what do you see the next line up for projekt rev being??? I think it would be awesome to see bands such as Alien Ant Farm, The Urgency, Rise Against, Chevelle, Paramore, INCUBUS!!!! and hip hop acts such as Asher Roth, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, and Get Busy Com.
Alexandra on February 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm
You hold a dual role at the band as creator and performer.While writing you word a feeling that’s been developed, climaxed and relieved by catharsis and the circle closes.As a perfomer you have to regenarate that feeling again and again without falling apart.How can you find the golden section and unpersonalize it without losing any of the genuinty of that starter feeling.
Conner on February 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Are you planning on doing another mash-up album? collision course was a huge success, or at least to me, so i think it wouldn’t be a bad idea to do another one! and on another note, when are you coming to grand rapids michigan? 🙂
Angelo LW on February 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm
what was the moment where you were just knew that linkin park made it, some people say big show and on the radio but what was yours?
Kazi Zhabelov on February 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm
Hey Mike. My question: what music you were playing on gr. piano in the “Making of Meteora” in the dark room? I can’t find it for a long time. Help, pls.
mate29 on February 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm
I wonder if you have interest in coming to Brazil again?
Alex on February 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm
What is your favorite song of linkin park? 🙂
L2 on February 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm
Do you and Anna have any children? I’ve always wondered….
artur on February 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Mike, you already thought of some songs scream like Chester?
and along with millions of requests below
come to BRAZIL plz
dzurdzica on February 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm
Do you miss ‘normal’ life?
Just go out and don’t worry about anything, who could see you fooling around.. Go on trip with 100 dollars in your pocket and don’t know where you’ll end up, where you’ll sleep.. Hang out with ‘normal’ people, have ‘normal’ problems and just enjoy everyday life
Madin on February 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm
Would you like to do a new song together with a other Band or singer
like with Jay Z back then
sorry for my bad English, I`am German
Jak on February 21, 2010 at 2:14 pm
I got a question mike..
If you had a choice between your art and your music which would it be?
Just a random question 😛
A Molecule on February 21, 2010 at 2:14 pm
Will there be more “glitch” stuffs(I’d love to hear) on your next album?
and Why you love adding some glitches on your tunes.
Tom on February 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm
I recently read that when Linkin Park was first signed you handed Warner Brothers a marketing package. In addition to that, you guy’s have had contract dispute legalities requesting more money, more mature attire change for M2M promotional pictures, and forming your music around fans request (swearing & more screaming). Does the band look at Linkin Park as a business, rather than a form of true music? I guess my question is a result of other bands that I follow. Example = Thrice. They left Interscope in order to create Alchemy Index, to follow where their hearts were taking them. They didn’t worry about money, nor radio play. I ask this question with all respect too.
Evan on February 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm
Hey Mike, on a Linkin Park record, would you guys ever feature any outside artists on your record? I know that you’re involved with a lot of other artists, producing tracks for them and whatnot. But, would you ever have other artists on Linkin Park’s tracks?
Paulo Laurence on February 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm
LP will come to brazil again?
Secret fan on February 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm
Hmm, it’s hard to choose questions from 825?:)
Reenzy on February 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm
Is there anything we haven’t asked yet? =) Maybe there is one.. but thats very personal. Or just.. important. For me. Probably you would think that I’m addicted or something but I’m not. But this blog is too public for my question and hopefully its not that urgent yet.. Yeah its a complicated comment.. sorry =) Not that easy to ask anyway.. I wish I could mail you, but I know I can’t.
Richard Solar on February 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm
What kind of shoes are you into right now?
XxJonnyLPxX on February 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm
how many songs are finished yet? 🙂
M2M on February 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm
hey mike, whats up?
im wondering will you ever come to Europe to the Balcan, its south Europe east of italy? Im big fan and im really expectin your concert there.
Did you made any song for new album, did you make the name of album, did you make art for album???
Ruth McCollum on February 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm
were you born creative?!
Pablo Hdz on February 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm
Hey Mike Between Q and A Time Equation could be any taste or sample or something like that about the musik of the new album of linkin park, anything give us to the fans patience and exciting for the release date of the next album this year!!!
Pascal Kamm on February 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm
thanks for the question time.
Why is the LP game “8 bit rebellion” only avalaible for apple products ?
Morinoajin on February 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm
Were u serious about the album math? 😛
Chowpuck on February 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm
What are the blogs you follow?
julidelson on February 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Mike, why is it taking so long to Linkin Park to come to Brazil again? and, what Linkin Park does not put more heavy metal in their music?
Chesterina on February 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm
Hello Mike!! I wanted to know …. you have planned a concert in Italy this year? thanks for giving us the opportunity to ask questions!!!
[Shini] on February 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm
Hello Mike! ❤
hum..When are you going to teach us some paint or illustration tutorials, or maybe some techniques of drawing? but from you u.u for those like me who study arts and design n.n I hope to see it, really ❤
PD: Sorry if my english is BAD.
Greeting for Perú too!
Anjali G. on February 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm
hey! r u guys coming to China anytime soon? like before this july??? plz plz plz… last time i cudn’t go since you guys just went to shanghai and not to beijing!!! :(((
Hoje ouço muitas criticas sobre o LP ,mas atualmente você Mike acha que o LP caiu um pouco de moda ?ou só são digamos que chavecos da oposição?Porque na minha opnião nunca iram cair õ/.
Shayan D on February 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm
hey mike…i really want to know that in the next album what kind of sounds we will hear ?!?!? u know, like in hybride it was a lots of guitars…in meteora you brought a little piano & keyboard…in M2M piano & guitar was so good…but in M2M guitar was not as hard as meteora or hybrid…so how about next album ? how it gonna be ?
Liam on February 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm
What’s good Mike? I wanted to let you know that I appreciate the way you and the rest of Linkin Park create music that pushes it further rather than fitting into a well-defined genre. I’m also a big fan of your work with Styles of Beyond. I’m a dj & I make my own music. I’d like to know what you think of the tracks I’ve got up and see if you have any suggestions artistically or with production. There’s some hip hop and drum & bass. I know you’re a busy man, but if you have the time to check them out & let me know what you think: http://www.myspace.com/disblaze Peace
AxxeS on February 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Hey Mike, i got a question to a show you did few years ago. On one show, i’m not even sure where it was, u let a guy play the guitar part of faint :-).
Would you do this again on a show in the future? If no, what are the reasons?
Say: Ooh! on February 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm
Is chester loosing his voice?
TerryBolger on February 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm
Are you planning to have your art exhibitions in galleries outside of the USA? In Europe or in Russia, for example. What do you think about arranging an art performance based on your creation (a kind of mix of your art & music at one place at time)?
Harry on February 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm
What 3 highlights of your musical carreer have been the most rememberal and why?
Thanks Mike 🙂
Devon B on February 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm
What is you favorite video game of ALL TIME?!?!?
Derek on February 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm
You inspired me to do my first canvas painting having taken an ass backwards direction from graphic design to traditional art. Curious as to what some techniques you use to apply your graphic design skill set to canvas?
I’m far better in Illustrator than by hand and would love to apply some of my Illustrations to canvas but I don’t know of a creative way outside of getting it printed directly onto canvas and then filling in painted elements on top of that.
waldek on February 21, 2010 at 11:54 am
whether you intend to come to Polish to come to a concert in 2010 . I apologize for my mistakes in my question I from poland
sarah35 on February 21, 2010 at 11:54 am
You are feeling a little bored, huh? 😀
I know something about this …
Anyway, You made before post about music which you currently listen to.
Could you tell something about you favourite movies or games (besides HALO 😀 )? What has recently amused you? What were you thinking about when you woke up this morning?
Warm Greetings From Poland
Take Care 🙂
luiz gustavo on February 21, 2010 at 11:48 am
mike sinoda as was the suseco of carosel
Tensh_iie on February 21, 2010 at 11:41 am
“How and if, in which way does the music you listening to, and the music you make yourself with LP, FM and so on, inspire your art side?”
Anonymous on February 21, 2010 at 11:37 am
What specific things stand out so far about the sound of the upcoming album?
Are there any instruments so far that you’ve incorporated into the songs of the new album that you have never implemented in previous albums?
Take as much time as you need with the new LP album. I’m expecting ultra-high quality stuff as usual.
Justin Robinson Jr. on February 21, 2010 at 11:30 am
Hi Mike. My question is how long do you think Linkin Park will keep on releasing new music via albums or singles off of a soundtrack? I ask this because I personally do not think Chester can keep on screaming for another 20 years, no offense to Chester. Another reason is that some of your and Brad’s guitar solos seem pretty complicated, and do not seem that they would be easy 20 years from now. Thanks Mike, and to Chester, Brad, Joe, Dave, and Rob! Come to the Arco Arena again!
SwollenBlackMagic on February 21, 2010 at 11:29 am
Well, I have some questions.
1. What about Fort Minor? Can we expect any recordings? “The Rising Tied” is a real masterpiece of rap music after all!
2. Are you planning any collabos with other rap artists? If so, with who?
3. What do ya think ‘bot Swollen Members?
4. Is it possible 2 see ya in Poland?
best regards ;]
colonna on February 21, 2010 at 11:21 am
Hey mike, all good ”
I would like to know what you think about the criticism of the Minutes to Midnigth
ALLBUTOVER.COM on February 21, 2010 at 11:14 am
Wow lots of responses to this one!
would you listen to my band? http://www.myspace.com/allbutover
katia on February 21, 2010 at 11:10 am
Hi, Mike! I’ve got one Q. When LP will come in Russian in Moscow? thank you Mike!
Nicolas Houghton on February 21, 2010 at 11:09 am
Hey where can i download your mixtapes? they’re amazing.
Lynn Darwin Harris on February 21, 2010 at 11:05 am
Do you have a central theme for the new LP CD coming out at the end of this year? Will you be doing any rapping? I hope you will be doing more rapping 🙂
AD Martens on February 21, 2010 at 11:04 am
Hey Mike, what are you’re favorite chords to use when writing a song?
CHAPS_LP on February 21, 2010 at 11:01 am
did you play God of War 1 and God of War 2 on PS2 ?? I know you are maybe more into Xbox,but God of War is something worth playing!
Now in March comes God of War 3 on PS3…can’t wait for it:D…you should check it out,because game is amazing.
Genevieve on February 21, 2010 at 10:52 am
What inpires your artwork the most?
Zinah on February 21, 2010 at 10:51 am
Can’t believe it takes you zillion years to produce and publish a new album…that means performing in London is not possible until end of 2011 or so? that sucks, always wanted to see you guys live…now my first concert ever is gonna have to be ‘One Republic’…when are you gonna be playing live in London?
Rina on February 21, 2010 at 10:50 am
are you going to give chester a present for his bday? =O and did he give something to you? xD
Uriel Garcia on February 21, 2010 at 10:42 am
hey mike! wat does your hair look like right now??
Ellen on February 21, 2010 at 10:42 am
You want to do something about the fort minor, or it will take some more time for that to happen? Now about Linkin Park how is your expectation for this new album? is a very new experience for you or not?
Vinicius on February 21, 2010 at 10:41 am
Mike When will the tour with Linkin Park? , Will came to Brazil?
Roman on February 21, 2010 at 10:39 am
Hey, Mike. Have kind of serious question to you. I’m a songwriter and sound prodction is my hobby but very often its very hard for me because I study foreign languages at the university and i dont know how to organize my time properly. I love music a lot, but I have to study too. I need your advice, thanks.
EMO on February 21, 2010 at 10:38 am
ok 3things!!,,,,1. can u guys come out with parts of the newsong from the 8bit game since it keeps getten push up for release?? 2. do u think the album will come out in the summer?? 3. every1 will love to know, will you guyz put songs on rockband/guitarhero???!!!!or come out with ur own based game?????
Pauline on February 21, 2010 at 10:37 am
Hi Mike 🙂
When will you come to France for an art exhibition?
ROBERTO LP on February 21, 2010 at 10:30 am
HEY Mike I’m from españa and I would like to know of that style will be your next disc? And if you have passed the flu A? jaja
Daniele on February 21, 2010 at 10:29 am
Mike, check it out. So funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tThVPxJyb0
sam on February 21, 2010 at 10:28 am
hey mike i was wondering when LP going to come back to Atlanta?
thanks for listening
chandan on February 21, 2010 at 10:28 am
can u tell us something about Dead by sunrise’s 3rd single inside of me
howzz the VDO,wen is it gonna release
i read in some article that eminem and his pal 50 cent had planned a concert long back and linkin park and another secret guest were invited ,
it was gonna be the costliest concert evr!!!
so did u get any such offers?!!!!!
Hjalle on February 21, 2010 at 10:27 am
2 months ago you said there where 5 songs finished for the new album, how many is done by now?
LPLPLP! on February 21, 2010 at 10:16 am
Hey Mike! If you get the chance to play in a movie, what would it be? Thanks.
Julia A. on February 21, 2010 at 10:15 am
Hi Mike, well, you are a songwriter, and I too, well, what do you think about the people that copy music, not your music, but any music, of any person?
Sorry for the ba denglish, Im brazilian, and I dont speak english very well.
jimmy on February 21, 2010 at 10:13 am
do u like italian foood or mexican better?????????
JuanCa on February 21, 2010 at 10:09 am
HiMIKE I WANT TO KNOW IF YOU WILL COME TO MY COUNTRY, COLOMBIA WE REALLY WANT YOU TO COME ….. LINKIN PARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brian on February 21, 2010 at 10:07 am
When did it hit you that you are one of the biggest rock acts in the world?
LPU Username – BTM
squide on February 21, 2010 at 10:06 am
check this out 🙂
KRWLNG as the background for ice skating perfomance :))
LI_MOHD on February 21, 2010 at 10:05 am
THERE IS ANY PLAN T TOURING IN MIDDEL EAST??
Debbie on February 21, 2010 at 10:05 am
How do you know which road to follow?
ankit on February 21, 2010 at 10:04 am
mike .. i really expect a symbolising song like in the end or numb ..highlights lp .. will this upcoming album contain any like those ???? why don’t u come to india .. do u know out of my 14 school friends 9 are primary and others r secondary fans of lp .. even we have heard all the songs of grey daze.. we really liked the guitar played by chaz’s friend
skateXstraight on February 21, 2010 at 10:04 am
hey mike, here´s a question from a big fan from germany!
what about fort minor? will there be any new stuff someday?
rikardolp on February 21, 2010 at 10:02 am
When will you awser some questions???
Your the best….
Erisberto Sampaio on February 21, 2010 at 10:01 am
qual será a proxima turne do linkin park
e se ter ela passará pelo Brazil
Zeveron on February 21, 2010 at 9:59 am
+1 To what DOGFAN_LP said.
Xenia Bolotnikova on February 21, 2010 at 9:50 am
=) Hi! I always wanted to ask you what’s your favourite LP’s song?
Ellen on February 21, 2010 at 9:43 am
Hi Mike 😀
how’s the production of the new album of linkin park?
we can expect something very different from mtm?
and the fm never heard you say something new about the band
answer my message
Dogfan_LP on February 21, 2010 at 9:41 am
I’m wondering about what you guys are going to do with the last cancelled show here in Sweden? Linkin Park played a show in the neighbour country of Sweden (Finland)last summer, but NOT in Sweden when you guys got a couple of shows cancelled!? It feels like you guys are ignoring us somehow, it sounds wierd i know, but nobody can answer my question except you.
Are you planning to head to Sweden during the next tour or something 🙂 ?
And I want to wish you guys good luck with the next album! 🙂
LovableFreak on February 21, 2010 at 9:36 am
my question to you: how long does it take for you to read all these comments on here or do you automatically leave out all questions containing ‘when’, ‘tour’, ‘new album’?
(ok, sorry… two questions though… my fault)
Sandy! on February 21, 2010 at 9:33 am
hey mike! i was just wondering i read in a magazine (i think) that u wanted to be able to export ur art to other museums, are u now able to? and if u can r u considering the MoMa in NYC? b/c i’d really like to see ur art not just only through the internet. -greetings from NJ =)
Ramon Fornaza on February 21, 2010 at 9:31 am
Mike, BRAZIL WANTS YOU!!! THANKS
Little' Atlantis on February 21, 2010 at 9:29 am
Have you got an idea for a next art’s exhibition ? At University i had work on an expose about Murakami’s art, and at the end of january I was at Ensor’s exhibition at Orsay’s Museum at Paris, so my second and third questions will be : Were you inspired by them during the conception of Glorious Excess’s exhibition?
Enjoy your day Mister Shinoda !
PS : Hope one day we could see your art at Paris. There are so many people who say that this town is the art’s capital of the world. And yeah it’s true !
PS 2 : Sorry for my english, but… I’m french ah ah !
Jesus on February 21, 2010 at 9:17 am
I hope you are good
Just i wanna ask something…
LP will come back again to MEXICO someday?
Well, that’s all.
Greetings to LP 🙂
LpLover! on February 21, 2010 at 9:15 am
Hello Mike! Thank u for giving us the chance to ask you some questions! 🙂
I am working on painting and I love your art! I wanna follow that trade!
So, Witch are the qualifications for a career with vast horizons like yours?
What can I do in order to be a famous artist like you?
And is it simple to become a professional artist only with your talent?
Hope you will answer! I really want your opinion!
keevbflp on February 21, 2010 at 9:12 am
When will there be a show in Brazil?
We are expecting you with open arms
Brazil wants Linkin Park!
prayash on February 21, 2010 at 9:08 am
can you give me some advice for writing songs? please
BreeBree on February 21, 2010 at 9:06 am
Haii Mike! 😀
do you think you will possibly do another Fort Minor tour sometime in the future?
Lizzie on February 21, 2010 at 9:03 am
What is the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on-stage?
Christina on February 21, 2010 at 8:58 am
Will Linkin Park ever do a show with Metallica again in the United States? They are my two favorite bands and I have not been able to see them togther before. Thank You!
JoannaMarinova on February 21, 2010 at 8:54 am
do you think Linkin Park will change radically after the new album?
zane on February 21, 2010 at 8:53 am
so is the new song off of 8-bit rebellion going to be a unreleased song made for the game or a song off the new album?
Tim on February 21, 2010 at 8:50 am
How far is the album comng along? And when is 8 bit comi out?
Giorgos on February 21, 2010 at 8:46 am
do you like this drawing of linkin park?
rctexas on February 21, 2010 at 8:39 am
What is your favorite Beatle song and if you and Chester are Lennon/McCartney who is L and who is M?
Manny J. Stejskalova on February 21, 2010 at 8:39 am
Red, green or white bedroom? i need help:)
Hariz Rizy on February 21, 2010 at 8:37 am
How do I get started as a music composer? What are the main items that i’ll need? Cause i’m lost.
Virginie on February 21, 2010 at 8:36 am
How are organised LP tours ? I mean who choose the different countries where LP will play ? Does it depend of the number of records sold ? Could you explain that, please ? Thank you and have a nice sunday
burningdaylight on February 21, 2010 at 8:33 am
hey mike! a fair number of lp fans are in college/about to graduate from college, and with the economy the way it is it’s hard to get a job. my questions therefore are:
1. when you were about to graduate, were you nervous you weren’t going to be employed after leaving art ctr? and
2. what advice do you have for kids entering the workforce?
Sara Martins on February 21, 2010 at 8:32 am
how old is your little boy?
Rachel on February 21, 2010 at 8:32 am
What is your idea of a perfect day?
Junior Kenji on February 21, 2010 at 8:32 am
Hi mike okay, my question is: What are the chances of doing a show in Brazil in 2010? Has many fans here and only one show (2004) is very little, but I know the difficulties. Thank you for this opportunity I thank you.
Marinok on February 21, 2010 at 8:30 am
When at Otis birthday?
Lode Geboers (Lvix) on February 21, 2010 at 8:28 am
Mike, a tourmanager and label probably decides in wich country a band plays and wich country not. But do you have the oppertunity to say you want to play somewhere. Or how does it actually works? I mean, for what reasons you guys don’t play in a coutnry for 8 years like Belgium. Same story with other bands. Maybe because it are small countries… Do you know?
I am not asking: “when you play in my country?” I am asking for what reason Linkin Park never came afther 2001. I am trying every year to contact the staff of all festivals to ask for Linkin Park. They always give an answerd: We’re trying.
Another short question: Why does twitter sucks? Do you know?
GavZ on February 21, 2010 at 8:23 am
Do yo listen to METAL?? if so, what are your favorite METAL bands??? name at least 5 bands mike!!!
rock on bro!!!!LP RULEZ!!!!
Sarah A. on February 21, 2010 at 8:14 am
Hey Mike! 😀 I have three questions,
1.How do you get out of a creative stump??
2.Have you ever considered going on tour with Evanescence?(Linkin Park and Evanescence, I think that would be really cool!)
3.What kind of television shows do you like?
Haha well there are my questions and no you don’t have to answer all of them 🙂 Love you!
Cristinaw on February 21, 2010 at 8:14 am
Mike! 😀 mwuah
Q: Since you are a multi-talented person, would you ever consider of writing a book about music or art philosophy in the future?? ^ – ^ That would be awesome!!!!
With Loveeeeeeeeeeeee 😄
P.S.: When will the Glorious Excess poster be sent out to the raffle winners? :O
Mickelillo13 on February 21, 2010 at 8:06 am
Hi Mike! Im from Spain and i would like to know if u have received some offers from Rock In Rio, here in Madrid and if you will come? Thanks Mike you’re the best!
mariya on February 21, 2010 at 8:05 am
Hi Mike! I heard that to you is pleasant Depech mode.Tell me please what songs to you are pleasant more?
Niloufar on February 21, 2010 at 7:53 am
Hey Mike, here is my question: Is a band signed to a major label neccessarily more successful than a band making music indie? why? Thanks 🙂
Mike on February 21, 2010 at 7:52 am
I m a great fan from india… i am a student in US and i attended LP concert in feb of 2008 nyc MSG…. CnC also played there… u guys were aswome and the JZ surprise at the end… one of the best nights of my life…. I was wondering have u ever considered touring india? n if you have … wat is stopping ya…. There are millions of fan in india…. metallica n iron maiden have toured india… what is stopping LP…. hope to see ur reply on the blog.(usually u dont reply on comments requesting u to visit India…lol) good luck on ur next album
Catherine on February 21, 2010 at 7:50 am
my Question : when come to make a show has montreal ?
p.s: i Really Love your Music, Continue guys, you are very good (L) !!
Thanks, Catherine -xxx- (L)
Ali on February 21, 2010 at 7:42 am
Hey Mike What time Come to TURKEY?
Devian on February 21, 2010 at 7:41 am
Which is your favourite Tetris-block? 😉
Nataly on February 21, 2010 at 7:36 am
It is very interesting to me to know. When you in round who conducts the bus?
Gloria on February 21, 2010 at 7:35 am
If you could go back in time, say in 1982, and using the knowledge you have now of every single movie that was made since 1982, which movie would you try to bank in on to Hollywood to make yourself become as rich as James Cameron and why?
igor on February 21, 2010 at 7:35 am
hm, mike what you think of brazil ? you like play here ?
FURLAN of BRAZIL on February 21, 2010 at 7:29 am
Hi Mike! How are u going? Well, LP, the more u than the other members, reported that the next cd serial ineditas group something more “conceptual”, I have been posting on several sites to my definition on what u said. To me Mike, Concept is a cd through the market, right? A cd where their music will play in the Warner series like One Tree Hill, is not it? Or even be issues of great movies. Of course, LP has already sounds in movies, the recetente example was New Divide, however, be something more stylish Oscar! The Concept of u is music for holes beyond the radios? To be played on soap operas, big productions and film series for teens with a tendency to depression or am I wrong? Thanx Mike
Alex06LP on February 21, 2010 at 7:26 am
Hey Mike !
In Nice,France we are waiting for a concert !
A Linkin Park concert in Nice will be so great =)
Thank you !
Freks on February 21, 2010 at 7:23 am
youre the best artist in the world (i had to say it) xD
here the questions…
first of all, i have to ask you this xD where will you come to south america!!!?
and a very personal question…
which are your most influences? and whats the usual way to compose music? you create somthing that have been on your mind? o you just let the inspiration comes?
thank you so much mike, i love your apreciation for your fans, and please sorry for my english xD
Azri on February 21, 2010 at 7:18 am
Can we be friends? C:
Angelica on February 21, 2010 at 7:17 am
Hello Mike, here r the questions:
After the great success of Glorious Excess Dies, any plan for another exhibit of your artworks this year or in near future?
Have you ever thought of writing a book about yourself – “Biography of Mike Shinoda” to share all your experiences and success in life with young people.
Thanks Mike and looking forward to the release of LP’s new album, as well as your next tour in Hong Kong or Macau.
Jerunia on February 21, 2010 at 7:12 am
Hey Mike! Just wanna ask if the new album will be more like Hybrid Theory and Meteora with rap verses or would it be more like MTM or will you mix up yet a new genre? Thanks for making great music! Kudos from the Philippines!:D
ceZAR on February 21, 2010 at 7:10 am
Hey Mike, some news about “White Pegacorn”??
Ps.: Greetings from Peru!
Jake B on February 21, 2010 at 7:09 am
What does it take to get where you are? How do you know if what you write is any good?
Prthvir on February 21, 2010 at 7:02 am
Hey Mike! I’m from India and really hope you come here soon!
Just wanted to ask what’s up with 8 bit rebellion and why didn’t you release the Download to Donate on a larger scale because you guys and the others have worked really hard and I thought it would have helped the Hatians on a larger scale if more commercial(ala We Are The World)
And ofcourse, an album update!
Mike Fox on February 21, 2010 at 7:02 am
Hi Mike, You´ll go to the latinamerica.
Karoline on February 21, 2010 at 7:00 am
Hello Mike. My question for you would be how do you handle being in all the projects your in? I know you have a lot on your plate, but how do you keep it together?? I think everything you do is amazing and I love the music. I CAN WAIT FOR THE NEXT LINKIN PARK ALBUM!! ~ Thank you! ~
Illara on February 21, 2010 at 7:00 am
would like to know about the 8-bit rebellion of course. 🙂
Lucas on February 21, 2010 at 6:59 am
Hey Mike , o proximo album dp linkin park ira ser como do live texas ou meteoro ?
lp1986soldier on February 21, 2010 at 6:58 am
what kind of artwork will be on the next album, more photo like or will it be self made stuff of you and mr hahn? ps is the snes still in the recording room 😄
Zlajo on February 21, 2010 at 6:57 am
Hey Mike, do you guys have a name for the new album yet? cause you said that you are working on the art for the album, and the art should be related to the album title…
fsms on February 21, 2010 at 6:52 am
are you thinking about coming to turkey once again?
Michael on February 21, 2010 at 6:52 am
Hey, massive Linkin Park fan here.
My question is- Will you be playing any material from the Hybrid Theory EP live on your next tour? I really love songs like And One and Part of Me and it would be awesome if we could hear those songs live!
Cajgowitch on February 21, 2010 at 6:51 am
Hi God of producnets 😀 what with fort minor family? demogodz family??…i want listen your new colabo…..with this guys and many more ….AOTP with you :DDD peace
Stef on February 21, 2010 at 6:49 am
Yo Mike, I have 3 questions:
#1: Will you guys play some concerts in Germany this year? (Best would be in Essen or around Essen =P)
#2: Any new updates about the new album? Can’t wait for it ^.^
#3: If you guys don’t have much to do this week… Can you guys play for me a private gig for my B-day at the 26th of this month? Would be so awesome if, then a life dream would come true ^.^ *.* Will give ya my address and Handy Nr. ofc if =P
Sérgio Garcia on February 21, 2010 at 6:48 am
What you feel when you see your style in papercut or one step closer?
Nicole on February 21, 2010 at 6:48 am
My only question that I have is that, ” what is your favorite lp record that you guys have put out?” I am really dying to know! Please answer! PS. When you guys go on tour can you please come out to Charlotte, NC or somewhere near Charlotte? I live out here and I am dying to go to one of your concerts!
M17 on February 21, 2010 at 6:48 am
Hey there Mike. I am from South Africa and I would like to know if you guys are ever going to perform here in South Africa. We have a large number of people here who loves your music. The 2010 world cup stadium in my city is already finish built, and we had quite a few people performing there, including: Busta Rhymes and Keri Hilson. We would really appreciate it if you guys had a concert here, its a wonderful place.
Thank you for your time.
Iel Forfeit on February 21, 2010 at 6:48 am
Mike answer me what is the account number and the agency to help me with the people of Haiti, I’m Brazilian so I wonder if I can help.
pati on February 21, 2010 at 6:45 am
you like chocolat??
sabrina spitzmueller on February 21, 2010 at 6:42 am
i´m from germany and i cant wait to buy the next LP album 🙂
and i would be very exited if you maybe would do some fort minor stuff again, because fort minor is great ♥.♥
my question is why do you and chester don´t sing on the new we are the world song for haiti. i mean even justin biber and miley cyrus sings in that song, so i was wondering why they didnt let you guys sing -.-
but i love the song anyway^^
so hope to see you all guys from LP soon in Germany^^
omar on February 21, 2010 at 6:40 am
hi mike how are u first of all i have three quetions when will the new album be out and how will it sound like 3rd are u guys coming to Egypt allot of fans are waiting here for your performance in egypt u guys came once and that was when hybrid theory came out will u guys visit egypt someday? thnxs:)
uyanga on February 21, 2010 at 6:37 am
İ HAVE GOT JUST ONE QUESTİON!are you going to you rap in your new album? i miss your rapping!=(
Joe on February 21, 2010 at 6:35 am
do u like nachos?….if yes, how do u like your nachos?…
i mean people gotta eat; not just music all the time…
Celiana Maria on February 21, 2010 at 6:22 am
Firts of all I have to say that you are very talented artist. I’m a big fan of you and LP.I chose only five questions. If you can answer at least one I would be very grateful.
1) You have won enough awards and won everything a band can earn, is there anything that you still crave in your career ??? Some goal that you have not acomplish yet???
2) Which song do you most proud of having written?
3) Which song do you like least and which song do you like best???
4) If you have to choose between play guitar or play keyboard what do you choose?
5) Any chance of you guys play Figure.09 again??? (it’s my favorite song…I love the rap part)
Please come to Brazil soon
Lenzlp on February 21, 2010 at 6:22 am
I’m from germany and I’D like to know when will you guys of lp come to europe and play shows this year? I want to know this because in my summer vacations I’m in Wales for 3 weeks in august and I’m afraid that lp will play in germany exactly in august. I’d be happy abour you answer.thank you 🙂
watercolors on February 21, 2010 at 6:16 am
I hope, that LP come to Ukraine some day…..with new album.
I don’t know…maybe this is stupidly 😦
Sorry for the similar on other question =)
Sofia on February 21, 2010 at 6:16 am
I hope just one thing… That one day Linkin Park will play finally a concert in SICILY!!!!!! So, Mike think about it, because I assure you that in Sicily you have a lot of fans… if what worries you it is the mafia nobody forces you to come in Palermo. I desire only to be able to see with my own eyes my great musical idols! LP 4 life!!!! thank you for existing!!!!!! x )
RashenZ on February 21, 2010 at 6:16 am
(Sorry, my english is not good)
Will you come to Thailand this year?(2009 you guys didn’t come because of politic problem) We want to see you so muchhhhhhhhh!!!
from Thailandไทยแลนด์ Fan
Clair on February 21, 2010 at 6:06 am
How did you get the name for the song Figure09 and why?
Денис on February 21, 2010 at 6:04 am
Good afternoon, morning or evening Mike
On me one question: In the near future Linkin Park will be in Russia? (In support of a new album, for example) If yes, what in what city?
Easytuner on February 21, 2010 at 6:00 am
Hi Mike ! Just a few questions, 1# : Will there be new songs on Download to Donate from other artist ?
2# : Does the social context inspire Linkin Park for songs ?
3# : Does the new album contain some of the urban spirit that characterized some of the Linkin Park song before ? ( not doing an other meteora or hybrid Theory but to keep that type of sound )
4# ; what are the band that inspires you for the new album ?
TheNyaSM on February 21, 2010 at 5:58 am
this might sound unusual… but here i go… i saw on some forum a link to a pic with a caption… the writer said something along the lines of “mike shinoda, together with his wife anna and their son, otis”… umm… is it true or not? i was like… :O wtf?! and there were a lot… A LOT of comments and convos between random individuals who were like “yes he is!” “no he’s not!” “yes he is!” “no he’s not!” etc… [MS’s son]. so is he, or is he not? 🙂 if you want to answer this, ofc 🙂 [note: here’s a similar pic to that one: http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff92/lpconstruct/Otis.jpg ] thanksx
[CRO]Spikey on February 21, 2010 at 5:46 am
As we all know, this year will be LP’s 10th anniversary, and we (fans) are curious and want to know if you can tell us, what can we expect.. will there be any special releases like CDs, DVDs or something…
It would be cool if there would be like CD+DVD with shirt in package or something like that 😛
darya on February 21, 2010 at 5:41 am
if you have more spare time , what would you do ?
Sergian_LP on February 21, 2010 at 5:38 am
hello Mike, i from brazil..
Mike, I as a fan, I ask them not to do a record like the minutes to midnight, do something like Hybrid and Meteora, something that made you have thousands of fans …
I love linkin park, but I found the MTM was not like Linkin Park it was.
Do something with beats, rap, rock, do something fierce …
Without MTM, now do something LINKIN PARK …
Lauro on February 21, 2010 at 5:37 am
How are you mike! I just wanted to know if the new album will be like the LP Hybrid Theory which as you know will be a great classic.
What about shows here in Brazil. Any signs?
Anna Luísa on February 21, 2010 at 5:28 am
You play a lot of instruments so is there any instrument that you still want to learn how to play? We from Brazil love you. Anna Luísa
baraquito on February 21, 2010 at 5:27 am
1. If you had to choose one song you had to listen to for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
2. If you wrote a book about your life – what would be the book´s title?
😉 greetz an and thanks
Anna on February 21, 2010 at 5:23 am
Hİ! Mike wanted to know if you’ll come here in Turkey?
Beto LP on February 21, 2010 at 5:21 am
hi mike wanted to know if you’ll come here in Brazil??
Leon Barclay on February 21, 2010 at 5:19 am
Hi Mike, This is about your upcoming album, you know people ask you if the new album is more like Hybrid Theory and meteora or Minutes to midnight, you always answer with, “you don’t believe it sounds like any of them, it is an original style of music” Well, is it going to be more rapping in this because the ones with chester are really good, but i would like some more rapping, especially since we’ve just heared Dead by sunrise. Anyway, The main question really is, If you had to answer, would you say that it’s more like the old stuff? Or minutes to midnight?
Dasha on February 21, 2010 at 5:12 am
My english is not goooood…how is your son?Mike and Linkin Park will come this year in Russia?
Kenji on February 21, 2010 at 5:05 am
My english is not goooood, but here we go
Do fort minor will have another album?
How many songs the new album of Linkin Park will have?
and, PLEASE, come to Curitiba, Brazil !!!
Good luck mike, bye
Akhil Pavithran on February 21, 2010 at 5:04 am
I’m a big fan mike.. Your songs have been a comfort for a every misinterpreted person in the world including me. More than your song it’s your clean persona that has helped so many understand themselves.. I just want to know how you do it? The reach out and help thing. Until then, I’m proud to say “Mike Understands” to any pretender.. You rock bro!
Денис on February 21, 2010 at 5:03 am
Добрый день, утро или вечер Mike
На меня один вопрос: В ближайшее время Linkin Park будут в России? (В поддержку нового альбома, например) Если да, что в каком городе?
jayozt on February 21, 2010 at 5:01 am
hey mike … linkin park when going to a concert to Indonesia??
hafy1402 on February 21, 2010 at 4:56 am
My simple questions are:
Can u n ur team come to VIET NAM for a concert?
If u do, how can I see u meanwhile I dont have enough money to buy the expensive ticket?
Will LP publish “Grandiose Insanity” album this Jun?
Will u sing if u r 50 years old?
I have many other questions but I think thats enough.
If I have any grammar mistake, just ignore cause Im not really good in English.
I’ll be very very very happy if u answer my questions.
Love u n LP forever
P.S Not Alone is very very good!!!!!!
Monica on February 21, 2010 at 4:51 am
Hi Mike,when will the new LP album?,arrive you to the Czech Republic?…(by the way- sorry for my english 😀 perhaps you understand:D )
Rytis on February 21, 2010 at 4:48 am
Who is your favourite sakteboarder?
Christina on February 21, 2010 at 4:47 am
Hey Mike! what is your favourite artist? What inspires you to paint such an amazing artworks?
Ana. on February 21, 2010 at 4:43 am
Hi, Mike. I have 2 questions to You.
1.What is Your inspiration to make a pictures, any projects or music?
2.When LP come back to Poland to next concert?
Linkinfreak134 on February 21, 2010 at 4:41 am
Did anybody make fun of you or tell you it’s a bad idea when you decided to start a band?
manos_lp on February 21, 2010 at 4:40 am
hey mike whats up, you guys have our love here in greece!!!
question: on a previous Q and A you said that LP changed their syle because you getting older and your tastes have changed and it wasnt’t a Warner Bros issue. it was a dramatic change from the sound of METEORA to the soubd of MTM. assuming that you guys are 4 years older from writting MTM and that the music label doesn’t push you to do something specific, how dramatic would that difference be in the new album and what you guys expect from the lovers of the 2 first albums to think and feel about the new sound?
iMacce on February 21, 2010 at 4:39 am
Hey Mike, I got a question: How long is the gametime in 8-BIT Rebellion? Thank you! – iMacce
i'mced on February 21, 2010 at 4:20 am
Haha, Mike, I think you would into a trouble.
Cause here’s almost a thousand of comments,
How could you read all this? 😄
BTW, I’m still one of the person causing your “injury”
I wanna ask mike, how could you find those idea of creating the new album?
Well, maybe that’s a petty silly question, BUT I just wanna ask.THANKS mike!
As a matter of fact, ENGLISH isn’t my mother language.
If I have any grammar mistake on my comment, I would offer an apology to you all.
Granit Gjevukaj on February 21, 2010 at 4:14 am
How are you doing? My queston is: Will Linkin Park come someday to play a concert in Kosovo??? 🙂
Leconte on February 21, 2010 at 4:11 am
My question: How often do you feel that you are too exposed to the public?
With best regards 🙂
Smarky on February 21, 2010 at 4:11 am
What have been your greatest life lessons and what life lessons and wisdom could you past to us all from your experiences that you have had?
Flo on February 21, 2010 at 4:07 am
Hi Mike When Linkin Park will go back to France?
Chris on February 21, 2010 at 4:07 am
hey mike! my question: I really liked the fact that there were some nice guitar-solos on minutes to midnight. plus, i like it when you use unconventional song structers (e.g. little things give you away). Is it likely that the new album will have more of that kind of songs? Because we all know it’s not hard for you to come up with “typical” linkin park songs. Greets from Germany, you are an inspiration!
Gabriel Fin on February 21, 2010 at 3:58 am
Mike when fort minor is coming back?
quLf on February 21, 2010 at 3:53 am
Q:is linkin park broke up? or you have changed the name of the group?
Sunil Mistry on February 21, 2010 at 3:51 am
Hi Mike, i wanted to ask what artists have inspired you while making the new album, and also what genre’s of music you would say produce the sound of the new album?
Patricia on February 21, 2010 at 3:51 am
Hey Mike, I have 3 questions: #1- Do you like to read? Do you read as a way to find inspiration to your music or to your art? If you do, what kind of stuff do you read? and #2- Im a kinda of ‘trendy hunter’ of graphic desing and illustration to few people that work with that and many times I send links that I think you would like by my twitter; do you use to read what people send to you? If you read, do you check out links or stuff you think should be cool? and #3- when will you gave to us the chance of to send links with our work to you check out and recomend? I lost the last one and Im waiting for the next chance hehe… Love, Pat
ThE BlaCK HaWK on February 21, 2010 at 3:50 am
Hi Mike, thanks for giving us the chance to ask you…great idea!
My question is:
Do you think there is a chance that Linkin Park would do a mash-up album with other artists (rap or rock) like the Collision Course after your upcoming album??
robroj on February 21, 2010 at 3:48 am
Hi Mike!! Please can u tell me if you are going to do LPU TOUR in Europe like u did in US in 2003 ???
Its the best present for LPU members 🙂
Love from Czech republic !
Abhi on February 21, 2010 at 3:45 am
Hey Mike, wen will v see u guys in India ???? Almost all major artists from Beyonce to Iron Maiden have performed here, but u guys still don’t come around here…Apart from dat i also a picture of the Hindu godess of Music ‘Saraswati’ in one of d studio pics which u posted(d one where chester’s arm seemed to vapourise’….So i guess, u guys shud definitely visit India
Slave Master on February 21, 2010 at 3:36 am
do you like Red Hot Chili peppers
jože on February 21, 2010 at 3:24 am
in what way you guys pick places where are you going to play?
Uzma on February 21, 2010 at 3:20 am
How are ya?I’ve got a few questions which i’d really like you to answer..
your opinion and maybe the others opinion as well.
1- What do you guys think about the Illuminati?(Please tell me you don’t follow them!)
2- What do you think about these 3 religions: Islam, Christianity, Judaism (Please answer as truthfully as possible)
3- Will you be dying your hair again? i don’t mind.. both ways are cool
4- Do you think when you go out for Tour.. when you come to Australia.. that maybe you’se can visit a few High schools.. Like the one i go to ?!?!?! LOL
Im running outa characters so thanks for listening.. hope you answer my questions.
easytessel on February 21, 2010 at 3:13 am
what does the new album gonna sound like?
more like the old music or like the new music?
and when do you guys come to Holland?
Santosh suryawanshi on February 21, 2010 at 3:11 am
Hey mike… Did you read all these comments? 🙂 🙂 Pls don’t lie.
Josh on February 21, 2010 at 3:06 am
1) What’s the weirdest thing a fan has ever done to you? 😀
2) Will the new album feature songs like ‘New Divide’, cause let’s face it, there’s nothing that sounds quite like it. Awesome tune 🙂
3) Download Festival, Milton Keynes or Sonisphere, Knebworth?
Cheers, you legend!!!!
Meta on February 21, 2010 at 2:57 am
I was wondering if there’s any chance that we can here you play With You live again? That song really sounds great live and we miss it a lot!
I miss Forgotten and And One too XD.
Have a nice weekend 🙂
MarieShinizzle on February 21, 2010 at 2:54 am
will you ever play songs like by myself or with you live again?…or the wish cover? it would be so cool if there were sometimes some more older songs on the live show 🙂
thanos on February 21, 2010 at 2:49 am
…are working in the studio now?
MARI_SABEL on February 21, 2010 at 2:41 am
Mike,will you include Russia in tour-list again?))) Russia is waiting for you)))))
Jo_o8 on February 21, 2010 at 2:37 am
Mike thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions. What else do you enjoy doing apart from your music and art. Also how do you come up with ideas for your music? Do you start off with a melody first then lyrics or vice versa?
Flemm on February 21, 2010 at 2:36 am
Why do you not come to Bremen or Hamburg? They’re great cities. It would be nice when you give some concerts there. Other question: Do u have facebook or MSN? Greetings from Bremen, Germany
Black Days End on February 21, 2010 at 2:36 am
My question is:
How much will the 8 bit rebillion game cost?
Please check out the following link:
Thank you so much!!!!
Ravok on February 21, 2010 at 2:30 am
In your opinion, why do you think there are Youtube users who gain popularity by staring at the screen for 5 seconds? Is it because they are attractive? Or is it because the minds of the human race are not as complex as they once were and simplicity is “user-friendly”? Thanks for your time, Mike.
Shane Hsu on February 21, 2010 at 2:22 am
What do you want to accomplish now except that finish the new album?
xKreySx on February 21, 2010 at 2:20 am
1. Hive (“100 Degrees”?!)
4. Catharsis (used in the LPU9 video trailer)
vanessa weger on February 21, 2010 at 2:19 am
Hi Mike…the question is really important for me…! Is it true, that Fort Minor have a song for Chester? Can you wirte something about Fort Minor? Please Mike, give me an answer!!! PS: You’re so cute and cool and Chester,too!! Love, Vanessa from Germany
LoveMike1 on February 21, 2010 at 2:19 am
Yo Mike ;D
My question is:
How do you take ideas for songs?
My second question is:
How to be famous????
Giacomo on February 21, 2010 at 2:17 am
hello,mike i’ve some question 4 you.1 can you come this summer to the summer festival at Lucca(italy)??2 i hope that the new album will be finish at the end of the year,but i’m curious:how many track? i know that the new album will be “the album of the decade”!good luck
Kanurachel on February 21, 2010 at 2:15 am
Why your concerts are always in the same cities?
StaticXero on February 21, 2010 at 2:04 am
Hey Mike, is Mark (Fiore) also in the 8 bit revolution game?
Kanurachel on February 21, 2010 at 2:02 am
What is the theme of the songs for the new album?
cuddle on February 21, 2010 at 1:48 am
My Question is
[To what style the new album will be based? for example it will be something like MTM or Hybrid theory?]
I wish u guys come in Latvia Again
J.M on February 21, 2010 at 1:46 am
Hey Mike just wanted to ask when you guys will tour in the States again? like northern California? I’ve never had a chance to see you guys in concert.
Kevin on February 21, 2010 at 1:40 am
What kind of a new lyrics experiecne will have the new Album ?
How do you write lyrics ?,
how do you find lyrics ideas ?
what is your inspiration ?
Emily on February 21, 2010 at 1:39 am
I’ve just got one question :
1) Where’s Fort Minor ?
Gabriele on February 21, 2010 at 1:38 am
hey mike, what do you feel before to get on the stage with thousands of screaming fans in front of you?
greatings from venice, italy 😉
Gazz on February 21, 2010 at 1:38 am
My question is regarding the 8-Bit Rebellion Track.
Is the track featured in 8-Bit Rellion from the Minutes To Midnight recording sessions, or post Minutes To Midnight? I know you cant reveal too much but maybe a song title hint??
Martin BG on February 21, 2010 at 1:37 am
When you are goin’ to release your new single (the forerunner of the new album) and will you add Bulgaria to your 2010 tour list?
Eve on February 21, 2010 at 1:37 am
Wich kind of music will be on the next album, more like “Minutes to Midnight” or like the old stuff?
Kalista on February 21, 2010 at 1:31 am
okay Mike.. I’m here want to ask you a question, and I know that the possibility of you answering my question is so small, like 0,0000001%.
but I should try.. so this is my question :
WHEN WILL YOU GUYS COME TO INDONESIA? WE’VE BEEN SO MUCH WAITING FOR LINKIN PARK 🙂
*sorry for using the caps lock, it’s just for make you notice this :))
warbear on February 21, 2010 at 1:30 am
Hi Mike ! I want to ask you if Linkin Park will ever play in Romania. There we’re some rumors that you would be playing in 2008 but that never happened. Would you guys consider to come to Romania ?
mirriadel on February 21, 2010 at 1:28 am
this is going to be pretty random: if the whole band got a chance to star in a movie(all of you being the main actors), what kind of genre would it be? (sf,horror,comedy…etc) and what exactly would the movie be about?
Chanti on February 21, 2010 at 1:24 am
Hey Mike 🙂
When are you touring in Germany again?
We’re miss you guyz….
vickyLP on February 21, 2010 at 1:20 am
when are u going to cut ur hair? u look better with short hair!
defriza on February 21, 2010 at 1:15 am
Hi Mike! I want to ask. When the album linkin park published? Thank you Mike.
Rheena on February 21, 2010 at 1:13 am
-whether the new album that will come is still carrying on the theme of humanity as a third album minutes to midnight?
SpikeMinoda on February 21, 2010 at 1:13 am
At which country do you like to play most?
which was the best concert you’ve ever been to and why?
is there a chance to hear some older songs at the next tour, like songs you haven’t played for a while?
if you could make a collab with an other band you haven’t worked already with, which band would it be and why?
Vitaly Kamensky (Russia) on February 21, 2010 at 1:10 am
I’d really like to know one thing.
What are you proud of?
QELV on February 21, 2010 at 1:07 am
Hi Mike I’ve got a few questions for you
1 Will the new album have more rapping from you?
2 What about the artcover of the album??
3 When the game will come out??(i can’t wait)
4 The new album will have any solo from Brad?
thank you Mike for your time!!!
and please come back to Greece we love here!!
Heidi on February 21, 2010 at 1:07 am
Thank you for this great opportunity to ask you questions! I see people have gone wild with it… 😉
Quite a few of your songs have been heard in different movies and TV-series, but as far as I’m concerned only “New Divide” has been specifically recorded for the movie. How did the writing / recording process of this song differ from the one’s that were originally intended to be heard only on the album?
Hope you have the energy to go through at least most of the questions here! Have a great day! 🙂
Cory on February 21, 2010 at 1:04 am
Hey will your ever consider coming to Belfast in Northern Ireland to play?? Im pretty sure you guys would sell the odessy out (:
Jess on February 21, 2010 at 1:02 am
Mike,do you like Chinese Kung Fu movie? Donnie Yen is just so cool, check out Ip Man starring him!
Wong on February 21, 2010 at 1:00 am
Hi Mike, just a few questions to choose from (WHICH ARN’T TO DO WITH THE NEW ALBUM!)
– Wondering if you could detail some of your song processes in a video, such as “Creating Figure .09” for example?
– What are the origins of the song titles “Figure .09” and “A.06”? Just random working titles which were kept in the end?
– And finally, which do you prefer- Linkin Park’s image when you started (the baggy clothes, coloured hair etc) or Linkin Park’s image now (hats, ties, natural hair, smarty dressed etc)?
Thanks 😀 Hope this proves as a nice change from “But when is album released and genre and do you like this and that band”…-_-
Zara on February 21, 2010 at 12:56 am
How is the artwork for the new album coming along?
Do you like music from the UK? (if not try out Kasabian)
I wish I could answer some of these questions for you.
Dasika So-da on February 21, 2010 at 12:56 am
How long do you think to take us wait a new album !?
LinkinJoze on February 21, 2010 at 12:48 am
Hi Mike! What’s the difference between the recording process of this album and the others? Chester said this album will be MTM meets HT, what can you say about this? your least favorite song to play live with LP, Does Rick Rubin influences a lot in the recording process? what are the chances of having a PR this year? do you think that nu metal will come back someday, if that happens, would you like your band to go back to their nu metal sound? you should describe a new song man, give us a name? could you have a interview with our fansite? LPLive.net contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin on February 21, 2010 at 12:44 am
What is your go to beer? Or favorite beer?
And if you don’t drink beer, alcoholic beverage?
And if you don’t drink…soda?
Take care, man.
Nadya Sorockina on February 21, 2010 at 12:40 am
I looked through some of the questions addressed to you and I had a question about English grammar. Names of their own written with a capital letter, is not it?
Denizcan Çevik on February 21, 2010 at 12:39 am
Hey Mike! Thanks for giving this chance to us 🙂
In fact mine isn’t a question, please say get a twitter to Joe Hahn!!i’m really serious, i’m wondering his news, what is he doing or feeling and want to see him on there^^
it’s great to see Dave, Chester and you on there..So please..
Ali on February 21, 2010 at 12:22 am
Sorry if this is a repeated question, didn’t have time to read them all.
Mike, who do you think has played the most important role in your success?
(Besides yourself of course :D)
Chris McCoy on February 21, 2010 at 12:21 am
Do you and the band like the way your music has evolved over the years? I know I can speak for all the true true LP fans that we are very grateful for evolving, and not being like other bands that every song, on every album sound alike. Thanks you guys for the great music overs and many more to come!
ALP on February 21, 2010 at 12:11 am
Hey Mr Shinoda,
Just wondering if you guys are ever gonna hook up with Dub FX to do some touring?
Also is there any chance of you doing some more work with SOB in the future?
Jake Housman on February 21, 2010 at 12:04 am
This is really cool that you are doing a Q&A btw. You don’t see many bands be so active with the fanbase and thats cool to see.
My question is in regards to the actual recording process. I’m an aspiring musician myself and have a home protools rig. Just wondering if you would be able to share any tips or secrets that you use while recording at home either pre or post production. Thanks for your time!
Dori on February 21, 2010 at 12:03 am
Aside from LP or DBS concerts, what is the best, or are some of the best concerts you’ve gone to?
German Ray on February 20, 2010 at 11:57 pm
do you know RAZOR RED NOISE?…he is a amazing ONE-MAN-BAND…
he sounds like LINKIN PARK and DEAD BY SUNRISE Together…
MY Question: What do you think about the German Fans?
I hope you answer my question…If not than thanks for the chance…
I LOVE LINKIN PARK
Wency on February 20, 2010 at 11:57 pm
WOW! DO YOU MEAN IF I ASK A QUESTION,YOU WILL ANSWER IT?
MY QUESTION IS…
WHEN DOES THE NEW ALBUM COMES OUT?
AND WHEN IT COMES,WILL YOU MIND TO GO HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES?
I REALY REALY WANTS TO SEE YOU GUYS!
I HOPE YOU WILL ANSWER THAT MIKE!
THANKS FOR GIVING US A CHANCE TO ASK SOMETHING TO YOU…
TP on February 20, 2010 at 11:55 pm
hi mike i like some of your art [inspiring] bye xo
Devin on February 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm
Not sure if you’ll answer this, but it’s worth a shot. I’ve seen some stuff online that says a tape of a live Xero show was sold on the internet. I’m not asking where to find it, but I am asking if a recorded Xero show is true. It’s said to be in 97, so can you confirm it and if so, what was the setlist?
AlineB on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm
I don’t know which quetion I should ask,I have so many…
So I ask this:
What’s more important for you when you listen to music, the Lyrics or Beats?
I hope you answer my question, but if not,thanks anyway for giving us the chance to ask you something!!!
Open Your Eyes on February 20, 2010 at 11:33 pm
Will you ever have anything new for FM?? haha
You’re the only hip-hop artist I’m into…
I’d like to here something new =]
ShadowThanatos on February 20, 2010 at 11:31 pm
My questions are:
1. When can we hear the first single of the album?
2. Can you explain these things which Chester said on his Twitter: HEAVY WITHOUT METAL
3. Will Mr.Hahn return to his DJ job like scratching? Will you rap more? Will we hear more Brad’s Guitar Solo and Rob’s Drum solo in the album?
4. Do you guys already have a name for the new album?
I care a lot about the new album…….
I don’t know if you could but please explain the question 2…MOST of LP’s fans in my country are worried about that (HEAVY WITHOUT METAL)
bill on February 20, 2010 at 11:31 pm
well, this phase is starting to disappoint me. Chester and you always say that this new record “will be amazing, cool, mix of two previously albums, freakin’ insane and genre boosting”…We have NO updates of the album and we all assume that it will be released this year- My question is:
When Linkin Park turned into U2?
Alexander on February 20, 2010 at 11:26 pm
Hey mike I want to know, how do you hold the studio sessions with the stinky BBB¿
Kim on February 20, 2010 at 11:21 pm
Was there ever a point in your life where you questioned your career choices as a musician and as an artist? Were you scared if you would make it or not? What motivated you to get through the doubt?
Tommy GLXS on February 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm
mike i wanna ask u.. 1.are u have a concert in indonesia ? 2.mike i wanna ask u.. u know my full life influence by u. i will get my design college.. this year i wanna tell u i’m not really good with drawing but i want to learn what r really u’ve been learnt at all so i chose design college.. now what ur reaction.. thx mike
by Tommy august
ur opinon bout this will really change my life..
SEBNEM on February 20, 2010 at 11:15 pm
yes you’ll come when Turkey???
Sevval on February 20, 2010 at 11:10 pm
You know, there are many funs from Turkey. When will you come to Turkey again?? Do you have a plan? Waiting impatiently.
Matt Carpenter on February 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm
Hey Mike, In the beginning, back when you were like 15, 16, how did you start to get the band more attention?
Pr3mium on February 20, 2010 at 11:01 pm
Like VOEPS asked, What is the chances you’re going to tour in 2010? I really need to know this. 😄
Frannie on February 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm
Hope your brain works well after this blog post..
Why did all your concerts tours are in the countries that you’ve been playing before? Why don’t you come and concert on some countries that you haven’t gone before like Dubai, India, Middle Easts?and who chooses when and where you guys will goin’ to perform?
Thanks for your time. Keep rockin’;-)
Joanna on February 20, 2010 at 10:50 pm
Has the evolution of Linkin Park effected the way you perceive your own personal remixes? Such as, the remix of your own beat for Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode. Would you perceive any of your public remixes to be an influence from Linkin Park/Hybrid Theory, or your own personal thing (eg: like how Chester had a big say in his music for DBS)? btw, I love how you remixed it. I honestly do not think that anyone else could of done a better remix than you. You have such great talent.
adam on February 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm
Okey, something random.
Would you consider yourself a big gamer? If so, what are your favorite games?
Ryo on February 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm
#1 will i be seeing Linkin Park touring at any point this year??
#2 also, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. LP, as of yet, has never covered a song to be recorded and put on a studio album. I would really love to see you guys take a song and put your own spin on it. what do you think?
Kevin on February 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm
Will you and the band feature Mark Wakefield on vocals in the next album? Please? xD
Casey Mosley on February 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm
this isnt really a question..more like a request =)
could u try and persuade brad, rob & joe to make a twitter plz?
Bladeshade on February 20, 2010 at 10:45 pm
Hello Mike I’m 13 and far from Bosnia and Hersegovina..You have many fans there even tho you will never play there.We’r all heated up for new album so we all wanna know realese date and ofcours possible album titles…Also We are all intersted to tell us a genre will it be more rock more rap or even nu metal metal?Anyways keep up the good work looking forward to seeing rebbelion ..
Se ya Later..
Yurico Haruka on February 20, 2010 at 10:37 pm
wow, 570 comments, well Mike, I hope you wouldn’t get headaches reading through all of this. And thanks for giving us a chance to ask a question and be answered. Ok, so this is bothering me for quite some time. What are your religions? I think brad and rob are Jewish and most of you are christian, I’m a christian too, by the way. But, really, what are your religions? because my mother said that some bands are actually masons and some of their songs (back-masked) promotes evil. I find that hard to believe because you guys are just so nice, and the music for relief thing. Maybe she’s talking about other bands. I hope you will answer my question here, because I would really appreciate it ^_^
Victor R on February 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm
Hey Mike! I was wondering if LP is ever gonna do some more ARENA shows when ya’ll tour again! I want to see you guys when ya’ll come down here In Orlando. And my other question is, Which type of venue would u prefer to perform, AMphitheatres, Arenas, Outside, Small Venues, other..
rafael on February 20, 2010 at 10:27 pm
just 5 questions, if you could answer all, it would be nice!…
1. when the new album will be released, or you hope it’ll be released?
2. do you like radiohead, muse?
3. why don’t you do a type of mash-up, like you did with jay-z, why don’t do it with radiohead or muse?
4. when you will come to Mexico city?
5. could you help me to draw like you, or like Mr Hahn, or like Mark Ryden?
Thanks mike i hope that you can answer almost all the quotes, we will wait for the new album and for taht you will come to Mexico City, and if you could open several concert days and left that the Lp fans in mexico libe ogether with you guys, so i hope your answers…
Valentina on February 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm
Hey Mike! thank for give us the opportunity to ask you …
well, First of allIm an Exchange student From Chile and one of the reasons to choose USA it was cuz I have more opportinuties to see you guys…
ok, im going to my point.
Why you always preffer make concerts in Europe than in South America. I know that you went to Brazil in 2004, but why only there? Are you going in your next tour to South america?
Another Question, whats happend with Fort Minor? are you going to continue after the new LP cd?
Well I guess that those are my questions I hope that you can understand me im still learning english LOL
Have a good night 🙂
Erinlouise on February 20, 2010 at 10:23 pm
im having trouble transferring my sketches on to canvas How do you transfer your sketches? and what kind of marker do you use to do it?
Alan Lim on February 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm
Mike, do you have any personal quotes?
jimmy on February 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm
hey mike whats your intake on proposition 9?????????
Adjie on February 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm
1.Do you plan to Releases All the unreleased Demo’s that never been heard before?
2.Please Explain About new Genre of 4th upcoming Album guys? Because I heard the single such as not alone, etc contain many beat likes fort minor.
3.I like your art on Reanimation Album Guys, Can You Make an exclusive art in upcoming album?
Jace walker on February 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm
Will you tell us more about linkin parks beginings? Please!
Natasha Lopez de Arenosa on February 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm
Hi 🙂 Hope you guys are doing well. Would you ever be able to do “How to” videos for painting and such? It would be great.
Ron on February 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm
Out of all the songs you have written as a band which one are you most proud of?
Brendo on February 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm
MIKE qual fooi sua maior imfluencia /idoolo ?
EduLP on February 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm
LP has been almost 10 years on mainstream but has played just once in South America. Why is so hard to play in this continent?
KansasKnight on February 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm
Any working titles for the upcoming album yet? 🙂
Dre on February 20, 2010 at 9:38 pm
Hey mike! How many songs have you guys completed on the upcoming album? (no names or hints, just an estimate of how many you’ve completed that’s all) And how are all the guys in the bad doing?
Carlos on February 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm
My question is how do I stop receiving e-mail alerts from this site!?
Jamie on February 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm
Hey Mike, I heard that Team Sleep did a remix of My December for Reanimation, but it didnt make the cut. Is this true? and is there any way we could hear it? because i can’t imagine how awesome it would sound.
Na on February 20, 2010 at 9:26 pm
mike, kapan lo dateng ke jakarta …..
amaury on February 20, 2010 at 9:26 pm
Hey Mike! Hope you all guys are Ok and working hard on the new album!
here’s my question:
how is like to run a record label? what do I need? thanks Mike.
Nicholas on February 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm
EY mike rememeber me?? well i got a few!! 1) when are you coming to south africa?? 2)what type of PRS do you have?? and how much did it cost? and will you ever (like greenday) pick a kid from the stands and then let them sing?
Ramik on February 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm
Hi Mike. Tell this year there will be 10 summer anniversary Hybrid Theory, you have already thought up that you will make this anniversary? For example execute all album Hybrid Theory at any concert, or it will be that that another?
Anna on February 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm
MY QUESTION is something crazy that U did 4 love?
Matthew on February 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Well ill just be straight forward about it lol..
Are you willing to tell us the name of the new song on 8 bit rebellion?
xavier vanguard on February 20, 2010 at 8:58 pm
hey whats up mike…big fan of LP and Fort Minor…i was already informed about another lp album coming soon but i been wondering about Fort Minor….so basically my question is…Will There Ever Be Another Fort Minor Project?
Michael Gonzalez on February 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm
Hey Mike, I was wondering how did You, Chester and Michael Bay come up with how “New Divide” would sound like for the movie? What makes him a good director? I’m working on a new film and I hired this band (friends of mine) and I’m trying to figure out how to pitch what I want it to sound like. Just thought I could get some advice from a pro. Thanks!
Eric Negroni on February 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm
Hey Mike, hope all the work you guys are doing is going well. I was just curious if we’re gonna get a projekt revolution tour this summer? Not having you guys around since summer ’08 is sucks ass and if you guys are will you play any new music or old songs?
DJ Intensity on February 20, 2010 at 8:33 pm
Please tell us… When is 8 Bit Rebellion coming out…?
Nick Six on February 20, 2010 at 8:24 pm
Hello Mike! I would suggest you to do one exclusive show with music that you no longer play it live, for example: Forgotten, With You, Easier To Run, High Voltage, etc.. And also suggest you make the playlist of the show including songs that were never played live.
A playlist of this show could be chosen by you (or even for us, the fans) and then be placed in poll here on your blog to us fans choose.
PS: sorry for my bad english lol
Kees on February 20, 2010 at 8:21 pm
I have more of a request for you, instead of questions…
Could you slap Mr Bennington in the face, royally (or with a big, fat smelly fish) and tell him to stop the emocrap (Dead by Sunrise)? And maybe videotape it and put it online? ;D
And, will you guys pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaase come to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), cause I’d really like to meet you guys or at least be able to see you live.
Either (or both) would be awesome and thank you very much if you do! 😀
segz on February 20, 2010 at 8:15 pm
What’s with the answering machine messages on the Reanimation album? And you should like, just randomly go on linkinpark forums and start chatting sometime :3
LinkinCarlos on February 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm
Hello Mike! Please PLEASE answer my question please!:
Are you guys coming to Puerto Rico? When is it possible? We have been waiting for such a long time =(
And if you can answer this, Mike:
The new album, you guys have a tittle for it now? and When LP 8 Bit Rebellion is coming out?
Thanks Mike. I’m one of your biggest fans. I adore Linkin Park! Best Bnad Ever! ^_^
Heidi on February 20, 2010 at 8:10 pm
You and the band have done sooo much already.
Is there something that you’ve always dreamed of doing but haven’t had the chance to do it yet?
Have a great day!
Jason on February 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm
I was wondering if you could explain how you and Chester record vocals:
1. Could you explain a little more about adding a whisper track? For example, in the chorus of Crawling you hear Chester sing, but you can hear an audible whisper track in the chorus which adds to the raspy-ness.
2. Do you autotune backing vocals?
3. I know Chester has an amazing scream, but what additional effects do you usually put on it in final mixes? (I’m thinking of Faint and Given up with this one)
*Non-Vocals question* If your next record was in the dictionary, what would be the definition next to it?
arie saputra on February 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm
hi Mike Shinoda ….
I have some questions about linkin park
1. I feel confused when using the pro tools 09 to raise the quality of the sound into a higher bit rate, but there are some mistakes that I do not know why? pro tools could make the sound quality of 09 reached 500 per second bit rate?
2. and what guitar effects yourself when you use the live in texas and the making of the album minutes to midnight??
3. me as Indonesia was very impressed when linkin park provides assistance to victims of Haiti. I personally also have a band here that has a flow and the same musikalis linkin park. one time I wish to send my band’s demo songs to linkin
Terry X on February 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm
For the upcoming Linkin Park Album. Will you guys do some artwork for the cover? Like Meteora/Fort Minor?
BennOda on February 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm
Hey Mike!When LP arrive in Russia?
orion wong on February 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm
What kind of books do you read or love most?
Echa Chazy Chaz on February 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm
Hi Mike how are U?I hope u fine
Mike,when new albums LINKIN PARK lounching??? I hope soon…..
Tanjil on February 20, 2010 at 7:28 pm
Hey Mike my question is this: Where did you get the idea or what inspired you to collaborate Rock/electronic/hip hop etc together to create one unique sound?
jaslene on February 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm
wow those are a lot of questions. Did you read through all of them?
MyWorstEnemy94 on February 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm
How is writing this album helping you to evolve as a band?
StevenV. on February 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Hey mike. quick question. do you jam out to your own music while traveling?
Valentino on February 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm
At first I want to say that you guys saved my life. I had a really hard time I was going trough and you guys saved me from suicide myself.
And I’m really, really thankful for that. Now my life seems to get better.
Your music is so intense, there is no other band with so hearttouching and life-fitting songs than yours.
Okay, now my question:
Your DC Shoes are really great, but they are so expensive. Mainly because I have to order them from the USA, and I’m from Germany. So at first the shipping costs alot for me and the price of the shoes also. Is there any shop in Europe or in Germany, where I could order them? Actually I should spent that money for medicine, but I want that shoes *_*
Mike's Dagger on February 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm
1) Being one of the greatest rappers of this generation, who do you think was your best and favorite rappper inspiration?
2) I know how you mentioned that this new album will have a totally different sound. Do you mind releasing some more demos of these new songs?
3) WHERE DID YOU LEARN TO SING? YOU ARE AN ASTOUNDING SINGER!
Studmuffin on February 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm
Hey Mike, what happened to the ‘Music’ tab? Also, is it possible you could tell me how I could own those remixed songs you had on there? I really like ’em.
abby on February 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm
wow! 524 comments?? well here’s my question that i was supposed to ask when you were on Loveline:
Mike, do you allow kids on your concert? as in kids below 7 y/o, I just made a promise to my 4 y/o son to take him with me “if case” you’re having a show here in the Philipines.. 😀
Hannah on February 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm
I was wondering why you write songs. What kind of impact do you hope to have on your fans? What do you want us to take away from your music? etc.
btw: which is easier for you to write, music or lyrics?
Astat on February 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm
1) What kind of work schedule does the rest of the band follow when Chester isn’t available due to Dead By Sunrise-related stuff? e.g. Chester just had about a 2-week break between DBS tours, do you focus more on vocals while he’s around and instrumental stuff when he’s not, or do things continue in more or less the same fashion either way?
2) I noticed that you’ve been triggering more samples from your keyboard during live performances since MTM came out (The “bass” part on Leave Out All the Rest comes to mind). Between you and Joe, how do you work out who plays what?
3) Did Xero happen to work with a drummer named Scott Belsha prior to Rob joining the band?
Victoria_LPF on February 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm
I heard a rumor that LP will start touring in September. I don’t normally believe in rumors but I was wondering if this one was true?
nonamegirl on February 20, 2010 at 6:47 pm
we’re waiting for ur answers ^^
Michael on February 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm
I collect watches, can I ask you what your favorite watch is?
Dusan on February 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm
There’s only one question in the world that really matter right now, so I’m gonna have to ask you Mike:
What the hell is going on on LOST?
Nemo on February 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Hi Mike,the music in the album Fort Minor it kind sound Arabic music so if you do it to sound like that “What is your Inspiration to do that kind of music?” And “When you’ll come to Egypt By GOD Willing?” and the last thing I heard this on you tube and sound sooo good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY4aCAyP2OQ&feature=related So I Hope you do collaboration together in the new album By GOD Willing Thanks :).
Skyzlmt on February 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm
I think you’ll hold off on another art show until after the new album drops. You still planning on a New York show? I’ve collected 3 decks, 3 books and a print from each of the 3 shows, but I needz moar!
PS I’ve got my fingers crossed for a 17 track album. GOGOGO
Wotur on February 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm
do you think your music has really been making some miracles? for example saving a(or some) teenager(s) from commiting suicide? Sounds weird but for me, yea, it has. LOL im honest..
somehow it sounds no longer a question, but i still wanna ask, do you think so? 😀
Anyway still waiting for the new record!! Keep rocking man! 🙂
Sioned on February 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm
My question is actually about the making of your albums. At first when you were being rejected by all different record companies, what gave you the inspiration to carry on, stay determined? I’m currently writing a book and I suppose in a way, I’m in the same position. I’m worried about whether I have the talent to get published, so pretty much – how did you keep so determined?
Lena on February 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm
I admit, I from Russia, on it my knowledge of English are equal to zero.
It is interesting to me, you have learnt to draw or only develop talent?
Good luck in record of a new album, I wait not to I am waited new songs of groups Fort minor and Linkin park.
Falch Falconicaters on February 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm
1. When we can enjoy LP 8-Bit Rebellion and when launched?
2. And when we can enjoy Linkin Park’s new album studio (estimate)? (I wish you’ll launch it and get a lot of appreciation!)
3. How long chester screaming? 😀
Chelsea on February 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm
Just letting you know, your music saved my life, and I owe everything that I am right now to your amazing band(s).
My question: is it annoying when all the fans pressure you? Whether they’re constantly asking about tour dates, or the new album, or they’re just ranting on about how they miss the “good old” Linkin Park (songs like One Step Closer, etc.) You always say that fans are important, but
how do you keep them happy while trying to stay true to the band? And honestly, don’t we ever get annoying? 🙂
aditya dh on February 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm
hey mike when you realase new album for your band(fort minor) and when lp band realase new album in 2010 . please come to indonesia THANK YOU VERY MUCH I LOVE LINKIN PARK FOREVER
Thiago on February 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm
If LP make another Tour, will be possible to visit Brazil again?!?!
Brike on February 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Hey Mike! How’s you? I hope you’re great 🙂
1) Do you have a favourite song you listen it from your childhood?
2) What songs are you currently listening to?
p.s. COME TO TURKEY AGAIN!!!
Exia_7 on February 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm
hey Mike, how is the album going and when is the last you think the album will be out? Were there any songs that you wrote that made it on the new album unchanged? Is there going to be a projekt revolution this year and is Chester going to bring dead by sunrise? And lastly can you guys try to Alice in Chains on the next projekt revolution?
Doomguy13 on February 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm
Do you think you might ever do any more work with DJ Green Lantern?
Fábio Alves on February 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm
Hi Mike how r u today?I’ve a question for u,why phoenix didnt appear on New Divide’s video,cause i saw yesterday the making of new divide,and on the day 2,he didnt appear in the studio with the rest of u (the band)???
LinkinPark215 on February 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm
First of all, you are the greatest =]. I am a huge LP fan, member of the LPU, LPST…every site!
I am also from Western Australia. So, i was wondering, when you were here last you guys said it would’t take so long to come back, so when abouts can we expect you back down under?? I cannot wait to see you guys!!
Good luck with everything!
moniku on February 20, 2010 at 6:03 pm
How do you keep yourself from getting really sick on tour? Since there’s a lot of ways you can easily catch something or strain your voice, I’ve always wondered how you (and also Chester specifically) keep your vocals in a pretty stable condition each night. I’m pretty sure all of guys have days where you feel under the weather and perform regardless, but rarely does LP cancel a show when one of the members is sick. (and LP is awesome for that!)
Jon Moore on February 20, 2010 at 6:01 pm
Is Linkin Park going to come back to Iowa?
H!@gO_LP on February 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Hello Mike, There is a possibility of you doing a tour in Brazil this year?
Andrew Leezan on February 20, 2010 at 5:59 pm
I JUST NEED YOUR ADVICE, MIKE. ADVICE ME SOMETHING WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN MY LIFE IS SO BLACK SO I CAN’T FIND AN EXSIT, WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN EVERYBODY IGNORES YOU AND ACTING LIKE YOU DON’T EXIST, WHEN I’M ALL ALONE AND NO ONE HELPS ME! IT’S HARD TO FEEL ALL OF THIS GETTING WORSE EACH DAY. I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!
Tom on February 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm
I have 2 questions (horrible cheater)
Will there be a Projekt Revolution this year?
Which of the songs from your setlist do you think you’ll drop to make room for songs from the new album?
PabloR on February 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm
you are happy?
Nicholas on February 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm
So you guys are getting a crap load of questions about the new album, but I’ll ask anyways. Do you think theres going to be more of a rap/rock mix in this album? Another words is there going to be more of you and Chester together on songs? The last album limited that to Bleed it Out, my favorite song off that album. I don’t think its so much that fans want the new music to sound like Hybrid Theory or Meteora rather they enjoy the mix of you and Chester on songs, it really brings that Linkin Park essence to it. Regardless, I enjoyed Minutes to Midnight and can’t wait to see what you guys have done with the new album. But I was still curious to know. Thanks Mike.
Revenga on February 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm
how do you like my tattoo idea? Your answer would mean a lot to me, because it’s one of your Glorious Excess (Dies) artworks:
I arranged an appointment on march 5th. I’m pretty nervous but also damn sure that this should decorate my body til doomsday =)
SamuraiBob on February 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm
MIKE! I was wondering…When do u believe the release of the lead single from the upcoming album will be? Also, when’s 8 bit rebellion coming?
Tamiris Gomes on February 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
Mike, I know each concert has a kind of different emotion, but I really want to know what did you feel in Brazil? (that was an incredible show)and your fans are missing you here!
Mitch on February 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
What is the most valuable guitar you own?
Anne on February 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm
hey, when Linkin Park return to Brazil? answer me, please Mike. kisses
Luke Williams on February 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm
When is your inspiration at its peak? Morning, afternoon, evening or night?
Johnny on February 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm
I know that you are hard at work on the new LP album and that the band is working on a new sound for the future. Can we expect to here more from you in terms of vocals such as the No Roads Left track from MTM? I feel like your great vocals throughout MTM was what created the new sound that was different from the previous records and it seems like your decision on how much a role you will play in the new album’s vocals will be a big part of what LP’s new sound will be. Thanks and can’t wait for the new album!
Mike Melendez on February 20, 2010 at 5:22 pm
My question is how long have you been drawing art and who are your favorite artist(past and present)
irbin flores on February 20, 2010 at 5:22 pm
many people have said that you are an mc that talks about relative things. much like lupe fiasco. which i agree with. then how is it that most of the people you worked with are not up to par with you? like you are repping GBC. and most of there songs are just like everthings else. sex, drugs, ect… my question is why? (no disrespect to GBC.) =]
Denise Rashidi on February 20, 2010 at 5:22 pm
I want to know, if you guys are going on tour this year?
Because you said, that the new album will be released in 2010.
Or is touring delayed this year because Dead by Sunrise is touring a little bit?
And I want to know, if you guys planned something very new for the live shows.
Andrew on February 20, 2010 at 5:15 pm
This question applies more to your artwork. You’ve had several shows in LA, but do you think you will try to have shows in other states?…Like say maybe the midwest area? *cough* indiana or ohio *cough*
Patrick on February 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm
So, is there any talk of another projekt revolution anytime soon? I went to the one back in ’07 and it was amazing. Im really looking forward to another one sometime soon.
brandon on February 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm
one of the people on lplive said he spoke to one of dbs and linkinparks
security guys about linkinpark 2010 tour on phone he said June/July then said but now it’s likely going to be in September?
Joao Henrique Loriato on February 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm
Hey Mike I wanted first of congratulations on your work, what is your biggest victory in these last years of Linkin Park?, Fort Minor has projects?
Keira on February 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm
Why does Linkin Park sometimes not communicate whit the public in a live concert?
(I was at 2 concerts in Switzerland, and there was a minmal communication from the Band. The one in New Zealand was much better in this point. Is there a reason?)
Greetings from Switzerland=)
Jim on February 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm
How long have you been playing piano? Did you teach yourself?
Bibi on February 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Pretend your life was TV show and you were murdered. Which TV show detective would you want to solve the case?
I would want Magnum 😀
Some random Guy. on February 20, 2010 at 4:54 pm
Batman or Superman?
Trent Reznor on February 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Are you ever going to admit your a sellout? Ripping off Limp Bizkit and U2 is just despicable. Come up with your “own” sound. You feel proud of winning all those grammys don’t you. When the truth is you and your so called band are nothing but Warner Record’s puppets. Don’t u guys have any pride as musicians? Don’t you have any “integrity”? Rather than making music THAT APPEALS TO THE WIDEST AUDIENCE POSSIBLE, make something original, and less commercialized. I listened to your song GET ME GONE. You’re nothing but a hypocrite. You really have been benched and now you just play keys. “Maybe you guys should just be a rock band”. Well its happened. PS. GFY
Laskas on February 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm
when are you touring europe again?…love to see u back to greece
Chmikster Hahn on February 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm
Would you mind describing A Day in the Life of Mike? Like, how much busier is your life in general for you now that you’re a father?
Also, how flexible are you in making this next album with Chester doing the Dead By Sunrise tour?
LíviaPereira on February 20, 2010 at 4:48 pm
What did you like the most here in Brazil? When are you planing to come here again? How do you describe yourself in one word? (lol) Is this new CD more like Meteora?
Aaaah! Is the war “blog x twitter” still on?!
Okay, finish with the questions. 🙂
Love you, Mike.
Camila :p on February 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm
HEY Mike would like to know when Linkin Park came to Brazil I am very anxious to see a show of you and if possible meet Julien-K
THANK YOU! 😛
deepak nair on February 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm
mike do yu knw hw much yu hav ur fan followers in india….y dnt yu do a show in india here dey praise linkin park…indians have the rights to attened ur concert plz tell me y dnt yu come in india?
Jumpman93LP on February 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm
do you guys from linkin park have finished with the “old style”(hybrid theory, meteora and especially reanimation)?????
I would love to hear some old styled songs on the new album!!!
And it would be awesome if you could do an art show in switzerland, your art is just great!!!
Best wishes from switzerland!
Nathan on February 20, 2010 at 4:40 pm
I just wanted to know when 8 bit rebellion will be out.
Hopefully you read mine, considering there are SO MANY!
LOL GOOD LUCK
Hachy13 on February 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm
Hola Mike..Se que te somprenderas que es en español, se ingles pero me gustan los retos.. Como te sientes acerca de los cambios que ha hecho LP en la musica? y LP Cres que ha madurado musicalmente o piensas que falta mas tiempo para madurar?.. Y si volvieras para atras, lo harias de nuevo?.. Se me olvidaba, Feliz Cumpleaños atrasado jajaja.. Lo ultimo, vendran a Puerto Rico? Tengo muchas amistades que estan super emocionadas si LP viene .. Puerto Rico tiene muchos fanaticos de LP..
Espero que estes bien y escuchemos de ti pronto..
Thank you so much for you music >> LP ROCKS..
Love, Hachy13 from Puerto Rico
Keanu on February 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm
hello! so how’s life? not too much stress?
Ree_Ree on February 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm
Mike – Recently you did a post about your Top 5 Linkin Park moments. I know many people enjoyed reading that.
Do you think it would be a good idea for Linkin Park to maybe release a book with pictures, memories, favourite show moments, rare facts about shows etc?
It would be an amazing way to mark Hybrid Theory’s 10th Anniversary.
Sebastião Jailson on February 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm
Meu jovem ,teria como a banda gravar as músicas fazendo um making of do ensaio com as músicas ja prontas e lançando o que seria o cd em forma de Dvd seria muito interessante a gente poder acompanhar como é feito todo o processo de seleção das músicas e gravação como foi feito no Meteora ,só que essa gravação seria ao vivo ,a banda ensaiando antes do lançamento no mercado ,desde ja grato [:)]
Paris on February 20, 2010 at 4:28 pm
Well.. This is a bit of random, but: I noticed an orange head at one of your videos. Are you going to use it in he album (experimenting with different sounds). Is something special/new on this album which should we expect?? And: something that we, the hardcore linkin park fans, like is you playing b-sides/unreleashed, more undergorund songs of you at all live. tha means, we like you playing QWERTY, Step Up, Reading My Eyes. Is this going to continue happening at live shows of you (besides the Points of Authority intros/outros? Thanks a lot. 🙂
aberu on February 20, 2010 at 4:26 pm
– Do you have plans for another art exhibition after the launch of the new album?
-Mike watch our video made by fans for fans and give us your opinion http://bit.ly/NewDividePeru
– What do you think that the song “Remember The Name” is in the soundtrack of the remake of Karate Kid? Will there be a special presentation by Fort Minor?
– If there is the possibility of another LPU Tour include South America? (Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Etc.)
Cristian on February 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm
Will you ever consider having bands like rockabilly, psychobilly, or punk rock to play at projekt revolution?????? i see that you guys already colaborated with hip hop artist. but why not start going with like pennywise, rancid, three bad jacks, social d….jsut to name a few. A new change of pace….plus it would bring a heavier pit!!!!!!!!!!!
Jen on February 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm
I’ve got a question about your art. When you finish a painting, is there ever a time when you wish you could go back and change something? If so, what would it be? Thanks, love your work man =]
Ajay on February 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm
What’s your favorite song? What’s your fave Linkin Park song?
KeyKey on February 20, 2010 at 4:18 pm
Hey!! What song are you the most proud of? And what song is your favorite to play? What is the best thing about being a rock star? The worst? Thanks!!!
Giulia on February 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Hey Mike! 8-Bit rebellion is going to arrive soon: you said it will be only for iphone and iPod touch.. will it arrive for iPod or for other video game consoles? Thank you so much!
MARIA on February 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm
What is your inspiration in your work? By that I ask all….
Eddie Himself on February 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm
How’s the whole band? Did you have a nice Christmas? I had it very nice. Got an iPod Touch as presented so now I can see your music videos in high quality. Congratulations on your gift mike. A final question is whether you have been listening to HIM’s new album? I think it sounds like a classics HIM album and it makes me really happy. If you / the band did not know, Deftones releasing an album soon. Can not wait. Have a great day Mike Shinoda and rest of the band.
JamesM on February 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm
A few q’s for ya:
Will there be heavier music on the next album, i.e. faster beats, more screaming, etc.?
Will the album be similar in content like HT or really diverse like MTM?
Will the lyrics still be full of teenage angst or will you guys be able to move past that?
Once you’ve found your style, will you guys be able to make albums a bit faster?
Thanks a lot.
jlucas on February 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm
Hey Mike, what each member of the band change in the process of the record between Minutes to midnight and the new album? When Linkin Park will return to Brazil?
you are fan of any team footbaal?
Jorge Lucas from Brazil
Kingshinoda on February 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm
does the band still remember the show in brazil?
rock in rio 2011 will be here again, do you think it’s possible that lp finally comes back here in 2011? or even before that, with the new CD world tour?
thanks. The Brazilian fans are waiting for you 😀
LI_MOHD on February 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm
why lp never come 2 arabic gulf to make alive show?????
like bahrain,kuwait and dubai
Fatih on February 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm
Hey mike, are LP come to Turkey in 2010?
Gordon Li on February 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm
I’m actually writing a report on Linkin Park and on their future directions. Where do you see Linkin Park ending up and has there been or will there ever be a reason for Linkin Park to split up? And if so, how? Finally, how would you define the sound of Linkin Park apart from AWESOME!!!!!
PPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE answer this, this would be BEYOND helpful!!!!!!!!!
lpftw on February 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm
Will Linik Park be coming in the summer of 2010????
LP Freak 23 on February 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm
Hello mike, just wondering how the album making process is going? HOw many tracks are on the album so far?
LinkinLauren on February 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm
Question about art:
Hi Mike, I love art and am hoping to one day have a job in art and sell my own. At the minute what I find so hard is just developing a unique style, I often find myself almost copying someone elses style which can be so annoying. You and Greg Simkins would definatly be my favourite artists because of your unique style of art. What I wanted to ask is how did you develop your own style and do you have any tips on how to develop a unqiue style? 😀
AzK09_LP on February 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm
Is it possible to see ‘Linkin Park’, ‘Dead by Sunrise “and” Fort Minor “in the same show? And if so … Will it be soon? This year?
Thanks Mike 😀
Pappy on February 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm
How do you guys come up with such great songs? Do you start off with lyrics first? or? I want to be just like you and the rest of Linkin Park! 😀
ceaZer on February 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm
how did u came up wid da trak BLEED IT OUT???
Your Conscience on February 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Pretty sure you don’t remember me, but I met you last June while seven months pregnant; my question is when do you want to meet my son? =D
Hehe. Just kidding. =) I’ve been wondering if Music for Relief plans on having more events for people to volunteer for when you guys aren’t on tour, and if any of them will be more kid-friendly. I know lots of people who want to be more actively involved in helping year-round and/or who can’t make it to concerts to help at the booth. Also, have you guys considered offering another opportunity for a fan (or a few) to build a house with Habitat for Humanity by your side?
PinkyLoulou on February 20, 2010 at 3:44 pm
There are a lot of rumors regarding 2010’s tour. Others said that you guys won’t tour this year, others said that you will in September, but not during summer. Does the fact that no new album is out affect the touring?
curtis on February 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm
hey mikke!!! my question is is how do you guys come up with such good lyrics?
Ego on February 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm
If you tour in Europe again you could come to Croatia. I would like to know:
What genre will new album be? Whent will 8-bit rebellion come out?
Are you going to make some new songs?
Anyway, Keep up the good work 🙂
Philan Policar on February 20, 2010 at 3:37 pm
1) hey mike, I love the ‘melodic’ synth loops you’ve been using on recent songs (ie. LOATR, gold guns girls, and not alone). Is it safe to say that that is now a ‘trademark’ of yours and are there more songs like that in the pipeline?I love the dance/rock fusion!
2) I’m putting together a home studio based on Logic – what’s a good cheap headphone? Everytime I go to forums they recommend me these $1000 ones – i just want a good basic model that gets the job done…I do rock stuff
3) is it safe to say that there’s more rapping this time round compared to minutes?
4) hard one – of you were to put a percentage on the completion of the new album, what would it be?
Henrique on February 20, 2010 at 3:37 pm
1. Do you have plans with Fort Minor? If so, which singers would the new Fort Minor’s album feature?
2. Will Linkin Park return to Brazil?
3. After releasing the new album, do you have in mind only the tour? Don’t you have any plans for another thing, like releasing a Remix album or a Greatest Hits one.
4. This new album will have a track like Hands Held High or Kenji?
5. Have you ever named the new album, or do you have some names in mind, or you didn’t decide yet.
Misi on February 20, 2010 at 3:31 pm
could you make a painting of chester ?
Thomas Jacob Brablec on February 20, 2010 at 3:29 pm
Hey Mike, here are my questions:
1) I’m a real fan of your art and I would love to know how you start with everything. Would you be able to make a video showing how you draw or just start with your art (doodle or anything)?
2) Will you be touring Europe this year? If yes, will you come to the Czech Republic?
3) Will you be performing “Not Alone” or “Across the Line” on any live show?
4) Do you think the next Linkin Park album will be as famous as/ more famous than Minutes To Midnight?
Thank you Mike!
Johnathan on February 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm
Does your music come from experience? If so, how do you manage making music people relate to? You have been all over the world and experience so many cultures, yet you make music that people with limited knowledge about the world can still relate to so well.
F1st3R on February 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm
Hey Mike! Here are some of my question and I hope you answer them 😉
1.) Is ”Not Alone” going to come out as a single?
2.) In the 8-bit game we are gonna hear in the end a brand new LP song. Is it gonna be on the next record?
3.) Is the game going to come out this month? I just can’t wait to play it : )
Andrea / Squishy_Ho on February 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm
do you think the current political situation in ouzbekistan can be compared to the fall of the Atlantis during the Great War?
maanuu x) on February 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm
miiike, im your fan since i was 9, and im 18 now, what you think about it?
Danibg on February 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm
1.What`s happen with Tak from SOB?
2.Will you perform Across the Line?
Afit on February 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm
Well, my questions are:
1.) Do you have any plans to release an instrumental demo that was played in an LPTV episode called “The Writing Process” at about 06:54(Remember?)? Probably on LPU10?
2.) Can you explain us about “Brad’s Yo” ringtone? Is that something new that you guys made?
3.) How’s Mark? Do you still on contact with him?
4.) Where’s the new LPTV episode? It’s been a month since the last one.
KATHYxx on February 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm
Is the 8-bit songs only gonna be fore iPhone users only or do the rest of us get to hear it too?
KarlaLP on February 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm
Hey Mike! That’s good to see finally a Q&A time 😀
My question is: Recently some rumors appeared about the next tour which, as they say, would start on September… is it true? If not, have you any ideas of when the tour will start??(obviously in relation to when the next album will be released!)
Hope you guys are fine! Never forget that Rome is always waiting for you!! LP FOREVER ❤
Kevin El on February 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Why aren’t Linkin Park, Dead By Sunrise or Fort Minor almost promoted in France when their album are out? I think that Warner doesn’t make well his job for you. If we aren’t a fan, or if we don’t go to the websites, we don’t hear anything about you, even on the radio, I hope that the new album will be great, will be out before july and will be promoted this time.
Moepi on February 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm
Might be a wierd question, but what do you think of fanfiction? I found a few about Linkin Park recently, and especially a pairing named Bennoda (Bennington/Shinoda) is pissing me off, I just can’t understand why ppl write such things.
anjeejk on February 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm
If you release the new album later this year, will you be touring next year?
John on February 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm
Hey Mike i´ve one question.
How can i donate for music for relief without credit card?
Is there any possibility, cuz i want to donate but i haven´t a credit card.
Flor_xoxo on February 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm
Im a such a fan of ur Art,ive been to both GLXS shows & had the pleasure of meeting u both times 🙂
i was just wondering,
Have u at all,started coming up with/thinking of ideas for a new collection?
is too early to say?
Noelia on February 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm
In the future will you be more available for your fans outside the states, french ones for instance? You seem so unreachable, how can i be sure you get to read this? On the opposite it seems you are close to your local fans. Anyway waiting for the new cd, take care.
remeteora theory on February 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm
I want to ask if You guys have some ideas for the new album cover theme.. i mean like this grafitti art theme in meteora. Hybrid theory winged soldier cover.. And in mtm You put less effort ine this (or its just me) meteora art day was awesome! cant wait for the next album!
Christian on February 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm
Since you here a whole lot of questions about LP and the new album let’s focus on something different. I am 24 year old full time business consultant/ part time producer.
Are you looking for an assistant or different, do you have a job for me? I am looking for a new full time forfilling job.
Chris on February 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm
Hey, LP is the best band ever!..in the future are you guys going to have other artists featured in your songs ?
Katie M on February 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm
When you aren’t touring and your at home with your family, do you miss the bus and going to different cities?
NicoBelgium on February 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm
I have no questions. I just wanted to say I am a big fan of your Mike! I wait the LP’s new album with eagerness!
Wendell on February 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm
Mike,the new album will be like as Hybrid Theory or Meteora?
Maria on February 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Just in general, how is the progress for the new album? :]
BlackFireDevil on February 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Before I ask my questions, I wanna say that I am thankful for LP’s music. LP is my favourite band. I love the music and the lyrics. It also helps me calm down when I am really angry and upset.
1)When is the music video for Not Alone gonna be released?
2)Are you sure that the new LP album won’t be released later than 12/10?
3)This one is a bit randomn, but if LP hadn’t changed their name from Xero to Hybrid Theory, do you think that you would still be Xero today?
Thanks for giving the oppurtunity to us to ask these questions.
Julie on February 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm
Once you guys finish the album, and head out on tour, any bands you’d like to take with you? I know last time around you mentioned Muse (maybe) Muse is good!!! ;D
iamsatan on February 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Do you ever have doubts about the art or music you create? If so what do you do to pick yourself up?
I’m a freelance graphic designer, sometimes I have a ridiculous amount of anxiety when I’m staring at that blank white sheet of paper.
Berfu on February 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Hi Mike! The Rock’n Coke Concert was perfect. Unfortunately, the one who catches your jacket was next to me, there were just three people between us. Do you have any plans about coming to Turkey again? You must come here after the new album, there’re lots of fans here and we love you! And Mike, you’re wonderful! You works about Haiti are great really, thanks for your sensitivity.
Ginny on February 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm
When is the next Atlanta,Georgia show going to be?
JustBiteMe9 on February 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm
Is there a chance that you’re comming to mexico?… PLEASE? I know I always say the same, but I’m getting frustrated and I have the feeling that you didn’t liked when you were here in 2005, am I correct? (honestly please)
Ayça Arda on February 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm
I’m from Turkey. I’m your huge fan!
I’m interested in your music for long while. And I know you guys have the most fans… I check some bands sites only LP has that much fans like a large family. It’s not a coincidence that we all love LP’s music… I’m asking :
How do you get inspired to write those great musics and how did you get the chance to have those fans?
Raul on February 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm
hey mike, will you guys be playing “No Roads Left” in the near future?
Abhu on February 20, 2010 at 2:16 pm
I was wondering when i watched your video about Glorious Excess Dies and you showed a bunch of different versions of a picture on your computer that were edited differently with paint drips ect. What program did you use for that?
lprussia on February 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm
Always wished to ask you this question Mike!
When you wrote the first record, bad men from Warner Brothers constantly offered you not sing RAP and simply to play on keyboard and to sing on back vocal. But you in group with it were not agree (even a fort minor devoted a lines about it) and on light has appeared Hibryd Theory. But in the future to what you have come, namely MTM just it has appeared that that from you and the management achieved. That is it turns out all the same they were right?
joey125 on February 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm
Any chance of a tour in Australia in the next 3 years?
Duda on February 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm
For you, what would be funnier:
A) Brad – bald
B) Phoe with de Brad’s ex-big hair?
Ok, I know that was a stupid question, but I tried my best. ;P
I love ALL the guys from Linkin Park.
You guys are the best! ❤
furkan on February 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm
Hey mike ,
We like you ..in turkey we love you so much … we want to see you again in turkey in 2010 … you’re fantastic ..
Christopher Colon on February 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm
I’ve been a fan for the longest Mike! I have to ask you, when will your remix on Leave Out All the Rest be available for the masses? I’m literally always on the band’s MySpace page just to listen to it.. Ohh, and will you guys ever do a remix album like Re-Animation?? Your music is beyond words bro so let me know what it do, I need my fix! Shout out from Texas!
Junior Chester on February 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Who will the next LP member be chatting on LPU after ROB?
Jéssica on February 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm
I do not understand, you say you would not have twitter, please confirm that the @m_shinoda is you, just say yes or no, please!
Gabriel Reginato on February 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Mike, When Linkin Park will return to Brazil?
iStreetSoldier on February 20, 2010 at 1:57 pm
Hey Mike.My name is Rolando i’m from Peru.Some short-term plan to come to South America?
Joana on February 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm
hey Mike 🙂 first of all, congrats on your excellent work 🙂 could you tell us if linkin park is going on tour this year? after or before releasing the new album? i would love to see you again at portugal summer festivals 😉 thanks 🙂
Reece on February 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Chester recently said that the new album is a “mix of Hybrid Theory and Minutes to Midnight” you’ve probably had alot of time thinking about this lol but what would you describe the new album as?
SlimQ on February 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm
When you listen to music, do you feel colors for songs?
Kind of when I listen to Given Up – Red, One Step Closer – Dark Green, Lockjaw – Oceany Blue, By myself – Dark Green, In The End – Orange and etc. 😉
Jp on February 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm
when the band coming to Brasil and what is in your opinion the best song of LP?
allumerlefeu on February 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm
Hi guys, love you very,very much.And i want to ask you just one question, will you ever come to Ukraine.Please guys, I want so much to look at you not just on a screen(((sorry for my english).
Alexandra Nofi (Shaowder_Liltani) on February 20, 2010 at 1:44 pm
In regards to the upcoming LP album, you mentioned that it’s a journey. So, as an individual, what are you searching for, specifically?
Ogi Lasica on February 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm
Well I have asked this question 2 times before, and was hoping and am REALLY hoping for an answer this time.
You guys have been in the studio for almost a year and a half now, and it has been almost 3 years since an album, technology MUST change over this time. How has this change in technology affected the way you guys approach making music, and affected the overall sound of the album? Has it played a big roll, or a small one?
Laura on February 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm
HELLO MIKE OVER HERE 🙂
1) At which age did you start to compose songs ? Did you have to study how to compose ?
2) Have you ever played MINUTE WALZ on piano ?
David Stubbs on February 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm
-What is the average day/week of Mike Shinoda in the studio?
-What are the roles and contributions of each LP-member on the forthcoming album?
-Does the band have a long-term plan or do you just go from album to album, tour to tour?
andreas215 on February 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm
When can we see the tour dates?
ben moon on February 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm
Don’t hesitate to answer this… i know you always want to surprise us, but… What genre is the album? or at least what doesnt it soudn like… industrial-techno? rap-metal? CLASSICAL? loollol
Gustavo on February 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm
I`m from Portugal, When LP come here?
And the date for the new album?
two for the price of one 😛
Gustavo Gonçalves GG
Best Regards for the rest of the band and you of course
Raiko on February 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm
Any favorite movies and/or actors?
Alex on February 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm
Has Joe Hahn ever thought about doing a solo project of his own? Instrumentals/collaborations?
What’s your favorite Led Zeppelin song?
Rach on February 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm
who are some of your favortie bands of all time??
MartaPortugal on February 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm
I know that you guys (LP) love to play in Portugal and you love our crowd, my question is simple: What’re your favorite place to play?
Tomo on February 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm
I have 3 questions, I hope it’s not to much 🙂
1. Do you have a Twitter acc? (You or LP)
2. What do you prefer more, guitar or keyboard?
3. Which one is harder to write to you, melody or lyrics?
vanessa weger on February 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm
hi mike, how many cd’s ,and music videos have linkin park and fort minor? is it true,that a song for chester (of fort minor) is? sorry for my bad english. love, vanessa from germany
DML on February 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm
I Want More news of 8-bit rebellion can you tell us when the release is?
Michelle on February 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm
hey…was just wondering the title of the new song for 8 bit?
Ti-Pat on February 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm
Hey Mike:P I’d like to know if there’s going to collaborations on your next album (I’d like one with Avenged Sevenfold or Hollywood Undead or Metallica).
Thank you, and I just want to say that you’re the greatest band on this earth!
Karen on February 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Are you singing much on the new album? You have an amazing voice… No Roads Left is my favorite. 😀
Ryan on February 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Hey Mike, my question is: What you do to keep you breath on stage while you rapping or singing?
Do you make some breathing exercises before or after the shows?
And if have some plans to be an actor someday
Andre on February 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm
(I guess 90% of all the questions you’ve received are about the future new LP’s album, especialy when it will be released…)
By the way, are you guys thinking about preparing an specific material to divulgate this new album? I mean, promo viedos, singles etc…
shakabraw on February 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm
Can you please rap some more in the next Linkin Park album than in Minutes to Midnight?
mel on February 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Will there be more rap and screaming in the new album like in Hybrid Theory and Meteora..please!!!! i miss it!!!!
Zane Brough on February 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm
Anymore News On 8 Bit Rebellion?
qwertz.. on February 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm
Do you remember your first guitar (or your first whichever-instrument-you-love-the-most)?
If so, tell us about it 🙂 Did you get it as a present or did you work to save the money for it, was it new or second-handed, is it even alive today?
Also, when you were first starting off as a musician, were you certain that you’d be playing music till you retire or did you have your doubts about music being a major part of your future?
Ruben91lp on February 20, 2010 at 1:20 pm
What’s your approach/focussing point to your music on the next album?
Is it new sound(samples?), song constructions, melody, harmony/chord progression, something else??
Any chance on having: four-note chords, odd time signatures, aucoustic guitar/piano accompaniment, seeing your best piano skills (not only beat/keyboard driven beats), instrumental virtuosity, afterbeat,
Is this important to you? If not, why? Already tried?
Do you think a great song has to sound great even if it’s brought back to like 1 instrument? (aucoustic version)
That the line-up isn’t the most important thing that makes a song great, but the chosen chords/melody/rhythm?
AnnRunSmih on February 20, 2010 at 1:19 pm
Do you like dancing? 😮
Rebecca on February 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm
Why aren’t you singing live? Just wondering, never got a god answer on this questinon before, so figured I chould ask!
unleaver on February 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm
When your inspiration is at its peak? Morning, afternoon, evening or night?
JOSE AGINGXD on February 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm
which kind off art u like..XD beside ur own..XD
AKONZ on February 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm
ARE YOU GOING TO BE AT ROCK AM RING THIS YEAR OR NEXT? YOU ALWAYS GO AFTER A NEW ALBUM HAS BEEN RELEASED
AnnaLPsious on February 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm
Well,you said some days ago that new album is half way done..you mean new ideas but still not recommended or half recording work done?
AggelosLP on February 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm
LinkinPablo on February 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm
Would you like to be in a movie like Chester in Crank 1 & 2?
Ben on February 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm
I have an interesting question for you. How do you feel or what do you think when you see an old picture of yourself? I mean you (and also the hole band) looked very different, your hair, your style…and you used to wear earrings. So what do you think about it? You changed a lot. Isn’t it a bit strange for you now that: “yeah I’m the guy on that picture with earrings and red hair” 😀
Best wishes from Hungary
Joanna Lis on February 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm
You’re listening to Vampire Weekend and Absofacto.
Will Indie Rock influence the LP next songs?
I would like. =]
Martina on February 20, 2010 at 12:59 pm
I have few questions…
1)What do think about your fans?
2)Are you listening to any European bands? For example, Apocalyptica, Ska-p, The Prodigy?
3)Do you plan to do an album with funny lyrics?
4) What do you think about your last concerts in Czech republic?
Thanks and more greetings from Czech republic! 🙂
Andy on February 20, 2010 at 12:59 pm
Do you plan on a concert in Czech republic again?? LP already been in Prague and Brno. And what about Ostrava?? 🙂 Or the other town in Czechia?? 🙂 I would like to see you.
Thanks and kisses,
Orlando on February 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm
Random question: In the handsome boy modeling track you said, “Seems like there’s too much ‘Pac we don’t need it”. My question to you, are you anti-2pac or anti-2pac wannabes over-saturating modern rap?
Oh and any chance AOTP joins LP on tour???
Vitamin_N on February 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Would you ever consider collaborating with the band “Avenged Sevenfold”?
todraw on February 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Hi Mike, would be nice if u could look over those lyrics i wrote for Hive and A.06.
I’m working on recording them but it doesn’t really work out well.^^
Here’s the link:
chester7890 on February 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm
hey Mike everyone asks whats the new album going to sound like but no really asked about aggresiveness is the album going to be intense,mid ranged or mellow?one step closer and qwerty being heavy!across the line and new divide being mid ranged and not alone ,leave out all the rest being mellow!???love ya!
lars on February 20, 2010 at 12:53 pm
who is the craziest (in a good way) person you know? What do you want to do before you die?
RONALD on February 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Hybrid Theory and Meteora were lyrically based on anger, pain and frustration.. Although you have seen considerable success, and your music is now highly diverse, do you fall back into that old zone sometimes? As in, do you feel like taking out your frustration like you did before?
nataku on February 20, 2010 at 12:49 pm
you probably don’t remember but on one m&g, when there was a whole band present, i gave you a gift: a pink pony, an artist, like you! just wondering what happened to that toy? did you at least took it of the bag? just wondering… to be honest when i have an opportunity like this to ask you a question, my mind is empty. well, like always (:
Vini Feijó on February 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm
Hey Mike! In name of fans from Brazil, how many songs are ready for the new album? We love u guy’s! tnxs for all.
Sarahhhhhh on February 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm
What is your advice for a young aspiring artist? =]
feelthless on February 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm
Will there be more rap by you and more screams by Chester or you will try something completely different?
rde on February 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm
There was a mention in lplive.net that you are planning to do a tour in Sebtember, is it true? I was afraid you might not tour this year in the middle of recording your new album, but that rumour just got my hopes up!
And as a lover of shoes and clothes I’m asking you: Are you planning to participate any other clothing projects like the DC shoe projects?
PS. I’ve read you worked in a graphic design office before your music career: was it a nice place to work in? Just asking cause I’m applying for a graphic designer school this spring! 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity to ask questions!
-RDE from Finland (thanks for signing my shoe last summer!) 😉
Jenn on February 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm
You’re probably sick of all the tour/album questions, so I won’t ask that.
What do you think makes a good song/album?
Do you feel a lot of pressure from fans? A lot of people don’t like Minutes to Midnight and that really bothers me. I hope you continue to write music that suits the band and not just those pure-hard-rockers out there.
ERIC on February 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm
How are you ?
Evan Etheridge on February 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm
Do you have any idea as to how many tracks you all are targeting for the new album? And how long do you think the standard music album should be? (either in number of tracks or overall album duration) Hope all is going well, thanks.
Dax on February 20, 2010 at 12:40 pm
Hybrid Theory and Meteora were lyrically based on anger, pain and frustration.. Although you have seen considerable success, and your music is now highly diverse, do you fall back into that old zone sometimes? As in, do you feel like taking out your frustration like you did before?
Chris on February 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Okay,here’s my question…
Mike,some people think that LP is popular practically only among teens…
SURELY,IT ISN’T SO,but how do U feel about it?I mean,would U like to have some influence on teens or no?Maybe this assertion offends U?
Thanks a lot!:)
Alisia on February 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm
What do you like doing in your free time, when you’re not making music or painting?
Chris Gill on February 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm
Helloo Mike :).
Just wondering If Linkin Park were gonna do a UK tour some time after your new album is out? & If you did would you go all over the country to places like Leeds?
Damla on February 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm
hey mike, firstly thank you for giving us the opportunity to chat with you. my question is what about collaboration with eminem? it’d gonna be legendary just like collison course!
i want you to know that the collaboration with jay z in 2004 made me meet with linkin park. btw did you remember the banner here in turkey concert?
did you liked it? hope you liked. greetings from turkey 🙂
André on February 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm
When will 8-Bit Rebellion be available??
Will the new music be available for download??
William on February 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm
Do you like Brazil? When are you coming here again?
Sandro Bourdon on February 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm
You can tell us about the new’s LP album?
Vic on February 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm
I’d like to know..
Will LP someday, come to Mexico?.
Alvaro on February 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm
Will you do a worldwide tour for your new album this year or maybe wait to tour untill 2011? and if you do would you visit new places like latinamerica? cause lots of great groups have been coming receantly. Well greetings from Peru and we will wait for the new album and the 8 bit rebellion game =)
Bri Ross on February 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Hey Mike! Thank you for being so loyal to your fans! I have a lot of questions, actually. How has being both a musician & artist changed you as a person? Do you feel you are the same person now as you were before becoming famous? What is your favorite quote? Do you regret anything? What is one moment you would like relive again? What is your favorite song to perform? Can you go into more depth about the song “Slip out the Back?” Are there days that you wished you lived a “normal” life? (Without being recognized everywhere you go, etc) What would you do without music or art? What do you want to next accomplish in life? Thank you so much!
Serious Person on February 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Are you interested in listening to hip-hop and such from foreign countries? If so, do check out Epik High and Druken Tiger JK.
Juliya on February 20, 2010 at 12:17 pm
Will we hear your singing in the next album? No Roads Left is great!
what happen with Fort Minor?
When you return to Russia?
and how you spend your birthday? =)
Jack Hardy on February 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm
I was wondering, as a teenager, what bands influenced you to make your own? Also, why did they influence you?
Yegor aka The Innovator (DJ/MC) on February 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm
Is it possible to remix some of your tracks (Fort Minor or Linkin Park or both)?
If it is, how can I connect with you about that question?
The Innovator (Yegor)
Natalie on February 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm
I think you as a famous star reached almost everything you ever wanted to reach.
BUT do you still have a lifetime dream which haven’t come true yet? when yes, what is it that you want to do before you die?
Sabino on February 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm
When the game 8bit rebelion will be released?
Pytt on February 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm
Question: How do you like your coffee?
Jackie on February 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm
i want to know if u could release any of the bands ur going on tour with
& do u feel that chester’s side band DBS and ur side band fort minor has postboned the new upcoming album?
PAULA!!♥!! on February 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm
It´s Possible That You Can Give Concerts In A Place where you had never been before? Like Latinamerica? 🙂
Connor G. on February 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm
I know it’s a little early to think about album artwork at this point, but are you and Joe considering doing the artwork yourselves this time? Both of you guys are far too talented to not design the cover/booklet art.
Mattheus Alves on February 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Hi Mike, I am from Brazil and I want to know, what is your motivation to compose songs? I really appreciate your job in Linkin Park and Fort Minor.
Kanurachel on February 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm
What is the theme of the songs for the new album?
Oisin017 on February 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm
What was your favourite band or group as a teenager?
Jefferson lopes on February 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Hi Mike Shinoda!My main question is:´´Are you gonna realease a brand new song on the 8-bit rebillion game?And when?“…I´m not gonna ask when linkin park will release the new album because you´re not gonna tell me.But I´d like to know if you consider to play ´´She couldn´t“´,´´With you“,´´No roads left“,´´Across the line“,´´Not alone“ and ´´Easier to run“ on the new tuor…..In my opinion you should play live the song ´´She couldn´t“ this year because I think this is one of the best linkin park old songs.I hope you release the new album as faster as you can.I need new linkin park songs.I love linkin park and also Brazil loves you!
Ksenia on February 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm
Mike, as you arrive in St. Petersburg this year?))) Well, please))) and more … You watched “Winnie the Pooh”?=)))) by Ritko and Ksenia
felipe on February 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm
Hello Mike, I’m felipe, from Chile.
I’d like to know..
When they come to latinoamerica ?..
Tina Löfgren on February 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm
I have a q about all the lptv episodes, lpu clips and all that stuff. Last year you mentioned in the chat that you were thinking about making a dvd out of it all, then you said kinda like “why buy it when you can watch it for free online?” and dropped the idea. But honestly I think that’s a great idea, it’s easier and more social to watch them on a tv screen. And then you’d have them all collected in one place. So, my q is: would you reconsider the idea of making a dvd out of all the episodes? /Tinnituss
Kyle on February 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm
I liked the direction yall took on the LPU cd but I was wondering if we can see something similar in future LPU cds. Or is it possible yall can release some instrumentals in the future? I absolutely LOVE yalls music…the lyrics and the actual music are amazing! So I would definitely like to hear some instrumentals. Thanks for your time!
Daniel on February 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm
Hi Mike, My question is:
Have you ever considered to Linkin Park like “Nu Metal” genre or “Rapcore” in some respects?
That’s all, Mike! Thanks!
Argentina is waiting for Linkin Park
Terrorqueen on February 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm
Yesterday I found a Video on Twitter, and a person (I´m, not sure but maybe a Security Guard from DBS? ) said, that u probably come on Tour in September… is it true? (That you have planed anything like that)…I know you must be sick of questions like this… sorry…
Is there a chance, that you can come to Europe (maybe Germany) with your Art? I´m really interestet to see it! 🙂
Do you have any new plans with Fort Minor?
Are there any Bands, who you like to performe with one day?
Have a nice Weekend! Bye from Germany, we love LP! 🙂
MB on February 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm
Hi Mike! I’ve been listening to Linkin Park since I was a teenager. Your music helped me to go through some serious and not so serious problems in my life. But now my life kinda has come to normal and I’m happy with it. I still listen to LP and enjoy all the songs, but there are times when you want to hear something positive and joyful. If you think about it there is no LP song about being happy or content with life… I wonder why? Do you never feel this way? Will there ever be? 🙂
(I know there’s “mmm… cookies”, but it’s not quite what I mean, lol)
Thanks for being so kind to your fans!
Veronika on February 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Hi, Mike! Here’re so many questions for you!
My isn’t ordinary one…
ARE YOU HAPPY?
Rodrigo Sabbatini on February 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Hi Mike how r u?
well long time I wanted an opportunity to ask you something!
what do you think of bands like Justin Bieber? And wanted to know if you and linkin park do not think of a project to find new celebrities in the music world, new things and something else? Or something like that…
Numbrocker02 on February 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm
The band said in the past that this album will be different in the way you release it. That was said quite a while ago, but I’m wondering if that still might happen?
Numbrocker (Texas misses you!)
Aiman on February 20, 2010 at 11:57 am
Hey Mike, do you plan on posting those string/ambient-esque tracks that were on LP.com around MTM’s release? Also, it seems that track 3 from your VMA score hasn’t been posted. Thanks 🙂
Helena on February 20, 2010 at 11:55 am
LINKIN PARK COMES TO CHILE?
please answer!! 😀
noel on February 20, 2010 at 11:55 am
if you were to release a 2nd fort minor album who would you collaborate with and why? would you collaborate with bishop lamont? gbc? busta? jay z?weezy? eminem?
Chris R on February 20, 2010 at 11:55 am
I’m a long time fan from Michigan and I wanted to ask if there was to be another Fort Minor album, who would you most want to collaborate with on it? Also, when you are writing an album and hit a wall, where do you look for inspiration?
Thanks a lot for giving fans a chance to talk to you. 🙂
Margherita on February 20, 2010 at 11:54 am
Hello Mike, I’m Margherita, from Italy.You’ve asked us a question, and even I have much to do, I must do just one .
I am a little curious, because you are sources of inspiration for many of us, including me.
I’d like to know what is it that triggers in you the desire to create (music and pictures), and what is it that inspires you?
Thank you for this opportunity.
Hremalack on February 20, 2010 at 11:54 am
Hi Mike!! My name is Rodrigo, i from of Brazil (sry my bad english)
I wonder if the next cd will be more and more rap guitrarras because in Minutes to Midnight really miss.
tkxs. we love you!
lordaymio on February 20, 2010 at 11:54 am
hi mike how are you and the band my name is jeferson I wonder if this year you will do with hip hop music to tell chester longed to do more music with screams
Faith Thompson on February 20, 2010 at 11:52 am
Your artwork is a big influence on me, I was wondering what artists are an influence to you ?
Thanks, Faith, England.
cup of tea? 🙂
Mike on February 20, 2010 at 11:49 am
do you accept artwork from fans, since i received a piece of GLXS:DIES, I kinda wanna do something to my original poster and send it back, but will you guys even accept it? thanks
tracey on February 20, 2010 at 11:49 am
when you going to come to scotland 🙂
Cyril on February 20, 2010 at 11:46 am
Greetings, Mike. I know that you guys select five songs you like for the new album from groups of nearly 15-20 songs. I have two questions:
1) How many songs have you finished by now or how many groups of 5 have you chosen to work with?
2) Will we ever hear the songs that you left behind while working on this album?
P.S. I’m sorry if there are any mistakes in the message, I’m from Ukraine.
aksi on February 20, 2010 at 11:45 am
What do you like to draw or sing more?
Alina on February 20, 2010 at 11:44 am
I was always interested in songs ‘In Between’ and ‘No Roads Left’. What do they mean for you, what was you inspiration? Will we hear your singing in the next album??? Most of us would like to hear your vocals again=)
Ritko on February 20, 2010 at 11:44 am
Mike, hello! Have you watched “Winnie the Pooh”? ))) 😀
Aervu on February 20, 2010 at 11:44 am
Hi Mike, how is the ambience in the Studio :)? My Q. is: I live in Switzerland and my parents coming from India. I have also many relatives in India and my Cousin’s there are Hardcore LP Fan’s ^^… Can you visualize an Aisa Tour in India? I know many Indian’s questioned you this question, but can you answer this for all-time :)? Hope you guy’s have a nice Day and wish all the best <3!
Drummer_DL on February 20, 2010 at 11:43 am
Mike, my question is are you guys planning to do any shows in the UK this summer, e.g Download or Sonisphere Festivals? And how’s the hear growing going? 😀
LP and Pie on February 20, 2010 at 11:43 am
Hey Mike…first before i post my question I just hope the best with all your work on the new akbum and I can’t wait (like every other LP fan) for it to come out lol.
With the scheduled album releases of former mainstream nu-metal bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit, Disturbed, and obviously you guys all releasing new albums in 2010.
What do you think are the chances of a nu-metal come back? And could it affect the type of music you guys write to more of a hybrid theory/meteora style again? Maybe not necessarily on this album, but if nu-metal picks up again, maybe your follow up album?
I just think it’s interesting that so many former nu-metal bands are making comebacks.
shelly on February 20, 2010 at 11:43 am
hello longtime fan!!lol when are u guys gonna be up in the new england area? im from vermont.. thanks for havin an awesome band!keep it up.. superkit40 ( twitter)i follow u on twitter b the way……:)
Miguel on February 20, 2010 at 11:42 am
I’m Miguel from Mexico..
I wanna know if there’s any chance to get the DSP’s that were supposed to be out on january. will they be sold only for LPU members?
Bap`NesS on February 20, 2010 at 11:42 am
underpant, boxer or boxer short ?
just kidding 😀
Helena on February 20, 2010 at 11:41 am
iam wondering what u mean or what to tell,to explain,to point with :,,The things I want to say to you get lost before they come. The only thing thats worse than one is none”.( between, album: M2M) This part is so inspiring to me, even I dont know what its really means, such a riddle. Plaese answer me; thanks
Josh :) on February 20, 2010 at 11:41 am
Mike your so good to us 🙂
I’d die for a reply, you legend!
1) Did Dead By Sunrise have fun last night? I thought it was pretty incredible 🙂
2) This one is a weird one. Have you ever been to Bourne near Peterborough in the UK? It’s a tiny boring town I live in and rumours say you’ve visited a while ago.. I’d love to know the truth
sckofelng on February 20, 2010 at 11:41 am
Hey Mike, you’ve been performing with The Roots and i saw the video where you wore a cap. Do you consider wearing one at shows again?
Greets from sckofelng of LPLive.net
kati on February 20, 2010 at 11:38 am
I’ve got a Q. what’s your hotmail or msn mensseger??
And will LP come to Switzerland???
Jay Sensei aka The Broken Toy Soldier on February 20, 2010 at 11:38 am
hey Mike, My question is – On the track you did with Cypress Hill for their new album, did you sing or rap on it?
Smoth on February 20, 2010 at 11:38 am
how you spend your birthday
Mark Travis [Ro] on February 20, 2010 at 11:37 am
Yo,Mike.This is Mark Travis.
In Oct it will be officially `One decade of HT`.Are you going to do something special about it?Being in the studio a lot,and also,over the past 3 years adding intros or outros to the 12 songs of HT,i thought,maybe,that you would re-record [not re-master] the whole album that changed your lives,I reffer to adding intro or outro segments to the songs and make the quality of the sound better.I mean,compare the sound quality of `A Place for my head` to `In Between`.I know they are like opposite to eachother,but i hope you`ll understand me.So,what do you think?Is it possible to re-record HT,adding intros and outros,even piano versions as for it`s 10th anniversary?
Erik Zarazua on February 20, 2010 at 11:33 am
How are you? I have a quick question do you guys plan to collaborate with any other artists?
Thanks and keep up the great work.
Gabba on February 20, 2010 at 11:33 am
Hi Spike Minoda,
When will Linkin Park come to Lithuania??
How are you? We miss you..
Bye Mike, we love you 😀
Karina on February 20, 2010 at 11:31 am
There’s like A LOT of questions I got for you. But suddenly none is coming to my mind:/ I could make thousand and million questions about you or the band,but I just wanted to ask you one thing.
Well, it is known that if you want to gain something you have to work hard and fight for it. After a huge affort, after a lot of fightings, after working really hard..sometimes the final result is not what you expected to be initially..or the things just go wrong and you can even lose what you had.
I’m sure that you already had to face this. So I wonder, how you got through that moments? When you think that there’s any hope left..that everything is gone..but still, you found strength to move on?
MeryShi on February 20, 2010 at 11:31 am
Hi.Mike Shinoda, I am Wedmery from Venezuela. My question is… Have you thought to make a concert in any other place you have not ever been like any country in Latin America, we (Latin Americans) are excited and anxious to see you here soon!!! Please ANSWER THIS QUESTION TO ALL OF US… apologize for my spelling mistakes jijijiji english is not my language. Kisses 😄
xefuzion on February 20, 2010 at 11:31 am
What gear do you have/use in your home studio?
kellz on February 20, 2010 at 11:31 am
my question is simple: how do you choose questions to answer? no seriously, i want to know haha
Zermi on February 20, 2010 at 11:29 am
Hi Mike, why don’t you come in Italy for the next European Tour?
Venice is perfect!
rhcp14 on February 20, 2010 at 11:27 am
Hey Mr Mike!!
How are you?? How old were you when you’ve begin to play guitar?? I want to play guitar and I want to know if I’m too old to begin to play guitar because I’m 18 years old and I think I’m very old to begin to learn!! I’m very sorry if I’ve made some fault in what I’ve write because I’m french and I just have 18 years old!! Good luck to your futur!!
Antoine B, your best french fan!! lol
Iki Ali on February 20, 2010 at 11:27 am
Hey, got a question. How would LP’s latest album sounds like? You guys better kick my bouncy ass real hard on that material, or it will be the end of MY world as I know it. 😛
Oh yeah, one more Q; when will LP come back to Malaysia again? I REALLY wanted to take a picture with you, Mikey! 😄
One more thing; it’s not a question or anything, but I just wanna share something. I chose the lyrics from Meteora as material for my adaptation assignment.
Rock on, MS! And LONG LIVE LP! 😀
LPcelio on February 20, 2010 at 11:27 am
do you plan to make another Fort Minor album?
Fort Minor are so cool .
Effy on February 20, 2010 at 11:26 am
Hi Mike, would want to know when they will give tour by suramérica.
More indeed when they will return to Argentina, there is much people here who are anxious to see them (including to me).
Well I hope that you read this and you let know your answer ! ! ! ! !
Kisses and greetings…
Jordie Verstappen on February 20, 2010 at 11:25 am
When will Linkin Park or Fort Minor be in Holland?
Because we really miss you, guys!
Greatings from Holland.
GunSam on February 20, 2010 at 11:24 am
Is Linkin Park ever coming to Norway?
alyeska39 on February 20, 2010 at 11:23 am
Have you ever thought about delving back into classical? You’ve said your initial training was in classical piano, and I was wondering if you would ever go back to it on its own (not just the influence it’s had on LP music). If you ever had a traditional recital, I’d totally support you (and go, if I could).
TheGlueLpFan on February 20, 2010 at 11:22 am
Is there a difference between the things that inspired you before and now and did your writing change since MTM?Also what is more important to you-the music or the lyrics?
Chad .D on February 20, 2010 at 11:21 am
Hey Mike! I was wondering if there will be anymore song’s like Bleed it Out and Faint on the new album. I love those “in your face” type songs
Caitlin on February 20, 2010 at 11:21 am
I have some questions, maybe there’s one you can answer^^
1 Do you guys already know when the new tour comes and with which bands it will be or just something about the new tour (I think I can be sure that there will be one after the release of the new album)
2 Is there any chance you will pick up Fort Minor again after the release of the new album?
3 You said that Linkin Park will release more music more often. What kind of songs will it be? will it be more instrumental tracks or just songs you guys made between touring or redone B-sides… ?
FEYZA on February 20, 2010 at 11:21 am
Is there anything that you said ” I wish I didn’t do this ” in these ten years. for example red hair , a behaviour in concerts or something you said in the interviews, a video clip , maybe a song etc.
( sorry if my english isn’t good enough)
Yara on February 20, 2010 at 11:20 am
In a possible tour of the new CD of Linkin Park, this tour you can go to Brazil? For the last time Linkin Park was in Brazil was in 2004, and was one of the shows that the LP had more public. Brazil hopes Linkin Park again.
Kisses from Brazil.
Brian on February 20, 2010 at 11:20 am
do u think u guys could release the album in june?
Analyn Hilado on February 20, 2010 at 11:17 am
Hi Mike, a very good and fun weekend to you. I’m a big fan of yours and I would like to know if do u have any art shows somewhere in LA that we could visit to? I really wanna see ur artworks. You are such gifted and talented artist and musician. Thanks.
TedM on February 20, 2010 at 11:17 am
Hey mike what’s up??Greetings from Greece!!I hae a question for you…I’m gonna buy an electric guitar..It’s gonna be my first one…Do you recommend anything specific for me to start with??
Giannis_LPU on February 20, 2010 at 11:16 am
Hi Mike from Greece!!! Thanks for giving the oportunity for a chat with you outside the LPU (i’m actually a LPU member!!!) So i have some questions for you!!!
First of all i want to know if the songs you have written For the new album are more like MTM or Meteora or Hybrid Theory or they are almost different with a new style. Also i would like to know if the new album is going to be more electronic or with more instruments. My final question is What did you do with the shirt the Greek LPUers gave you this summer and if you liked it! (if you saw it!!!!).
komornik10 on February 20, 2010 at 11:16 am
Have you ever spoken to any Pole (Polish citizen ^^)
When have you decided to become an artist? 🙂
Come to Poland! We need you here…
Julia on February 20, 2010 at 11:15 am
First, I was wondering if you saw or heard about a couple of ice skaters in the Vancouver Olympics that danced to an awesome piano/classical/something-like-that arrangement of Numb! I wanted to know if that actually was an official Linkin Park version and where I could find it.
And second, do you have a favorite Linkin Park song? It can be just a recent favorite or one you like a tiny bit more than others. I know it must be hard for you guys to choose, haha.
ShizzleLPNutBall on February 20, 2010 at 11:14 am
How did the PX get so phenomenal at bass (and awesomeness)?
Mantvydas on February 20, 2010 at 11:14 am
Hi Mike, what do you think about Limp Bizkits reunion? Will they change something in music industry?
Silva on February 20, 2010 at 11:13 am
I have my ESB (English Speaking Board) coming up soon and I’ve decided to talk about your art work. ^-^ If you could spare a moment, I have a couple of questions.
Is there a particular artist that has influenced your style of work? I think it’s quite unique.
What are your plans for the future, will you be doing any more art shows?
Also, ignore Fred. It irritates me when idiots actually take time to leave hateful and pointless comments.
Good luck with the new album and I’m curious, haave you heard of somewhere called Guernsey? ^-^
Theleaaa. on February 20, 2010 at 11:12 am
If given the choice to go back in time, is there anything in your career (as both an artist and a musician) that you would do differently?
Are there any plans on maybe making some kind of artists/painters/illustrators collaboration for Music For Relief (or any other nonprofit organisation, of course)?
Arturo on February 20, 2010 at 11:11 am
Hey Mike I was wondering what places do you like to go to in LA. Me and my friends never know where ever go in LA.
marco on February 20, 2010 at 11:11 am
you make some extremely good mixtapes. can you make downloadable or put them on an exclusive underground CD?
Giannis_LP on February 20, 2010 at 11:11 am
Hi Mike from Greece!!! Thanks for giving the oportunity for a chat with you outside the LPU (i’m a actually a LPU member!!!) So i have some questions for you!!!
First of all i want to know if the songs you have written For the new album are more like MTM or Meteora or Hybrid Theory or they are almost different with a new style. Also i would like to know if the new album is going to be more electronic or with more instruments. My final question is did you done with the shirt the Greek LPUers gave you this summer and if you liked it! (if you saw it!!!!).
Aud on February 20, 2010 at 11:10 am
Can anyone else in the band besides you and Chester sing (well)?
freak_yellow on February 20, 2010 at 11:10 am
Whats up Mike, theres a question that troubles me for a couple of time. How do you feel about poeple saying:” Linkin Park died with MTM, they were better before”. Are you insensitive to the fact you probably lost tons of fans with that album or you just keep looking forward ? I know its probably a harsh question but I really want to know how you guys feel about that. By the way its not my case, I love every single one of your tracks since your begginings.
– Love from Quebec.
Pathoffman on February 20, 2010 at 11:08 am
Have you guys considered who you would like to tour with after the new album is finished? I would love to see you tour with Rise Against and Thrice personally.
pati on February 20, 2010 at 11:08 am
when you started to learn to play guitar, right from the beginning you tried to make your own music or you played music from bands you liked?
I’m learning to play guitar but I can not make my own songs lol
good luck for the new album!
Alexandra on February 20, 2010 at 11:07 am
what movies do you like (and do you like movies at all)? who is you favourite film director? and do you have any books which made you the person you are?
NataliaSpain on February 20, 2010 at 11:05 am
Hi Mike..my question…hum. Well… What things you think that make Linkin Park where when is? I don’t know it I write it well…i think that no. Sorry for my English…and other thing: What is ur advice for the people who have the dream of becoming artists, musicians, painters etc.? The last question: You believe that dreams and illusions are worth anything?
I know it are 3 questions, u can choose the question you like more. ^_^
Thanks for your time.
Jared Azulay on February 20, 2010 at 11:05 am
Do you think you guys will ever put together another Reanimation type album?
Jaime on February 20, 2010 at 11:02 am
DUDE! Avenged sevenfold lost a drummer and it sucks cause they where a good band, my question is if you guys lost a band member (God forbid ) would you guys still finish the album with a replacement like avenged sevenfold plan to do
A0K Z0N3 on February 20, 2010 at 11:02 am
will you be having a single to the upcomming album?
Caleb Bozeman on February 20, 2010 at 11:00 am
I got two questions. First, Is “Pictureboard” a real song? And Second, Will you guys ever release it?
Thales on February 20, 2010 at 11:00 am
Hello Mike. I wonder if the new album will have enough participation
of mr.hanh and have the screams of Chester!
Valery on February 20, 2010 at 10:58 am
Is it true, that LP are gona start tour in September?
I hope, LP visit Russia in 2010=)
M Shuk on February 20, 2010 at 10:56 am
How successful has Download to Donate been? How much have the artists and fans been able to raise for the people of Haiti?
Harry on February 20, 2010 at 10:56 am
This is my first post :D. Linkin Park helped me get through a lot in my life, so first of all, I’d like to thank you for that. My questions to you are…
1) If the album is going to be out in approximatley December, when are you planning to release a single?
2) Do you have a date for when the iPhone/iTouch app is coming out?
TheShadow93 on February 20, 2010 at 10:55 am
Will you LP come in Italy in 2010?
You are the best!!
Giuseppe on February 20, 2010 at 10:54 am
Hi Dear Mike,
Everyone’s waiting for you in Italy, is there a chance to see Linkin Park in Italy for the next European Tour? Venice was unbelievable! Is this probable? We’re all optimistic…
We look forward …
Barry on February 20, 2010 at 10:53 am
will Linkin Park or Fort minor ever do a show in newfoundland, canada?
Oliver on February 20, 2010 at 10:53 am
Any Chance for another fort minor album?
Chiara76 on February 20, 2010 at 10:52 am
Hi Mike, thanks for your willingness… How do you choose the songs for the mixtapes what is the procedure? Love from Italy
Rico on February 20, 2010 at 10:51 am
first I am sorry for my English. So my question is: Are there any news about your and the band’s album? Is it coming to be in stores this year or the next one? I am very excited about it because there are so many rumors about it…
Thank you for your time, Mike!!
arpit on February 20, 2010 at 10:51 am
are there ne chances of Linkin Park visiting INDIA ?
Selena on February 20, 2010 at 10:51 am
Hey, Mike! I heard “Remember the Name” is gonna be in The Karate Kid. -high five-
Anywho, my question is: Does writing music affect your art, or vise versa? Or, what I mean to say is, do your artistic talents and your music ones shape each other, or do you approach them separately?
mayra on February 20, 2010 at 10:51 am
that’s what you
encourage you to study drawing?
is, that’s what you
attracted to this profession? 🙂
Bahri on February 20, 2010 at 10:51 am
Hi Mike it’s bahri (barry) from Algeria
my question is why you dont have a kids!! you are maried since 7 years or more!!
where is shinoda junior lol
have a good weekend
Roman on February 20, 2010 at 10:50 am
When are you coming to Germany???
LINKINPARK1990/CHAZCHAZ1990 on February 20, 2010 at 10:50 am
hay is there any new art u are working on or planing on in the near future
Waldeck on February 20, 2010 at 10:46 am
WHAT ABOUT A COLLABORATION WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ?
Elliot on February 20, 2010 at 10:43 am
How well do you think your guy’s sound has evolved over the years? How much do you truly think it has changed? In the HT and MET stage, have you or the guys ever imagine making the type of music in MTM or the music in your newest album?
FabioIT on February 20, 2010 at 10:43 am
Hey Mike!I have no interesting question because the most interesting/important question of the time is “when the new single/album will comes out?” or “What genere is all about?”. But I hope u will answer me in the same way. 1.Would you like to release a Greatest Hits Package Nowadays?
2. I read in this blog that you were preparing something for the anniversary of Hybrid Theory. What is this? Did I miss something or is yet to come out?
3.Many artists release their own version of a song. You or the whole band what old song would u like to play? Thanks!
Man From Finland on February 20, 2010 at 10:42 am
When the new Linkin Park- album coming to the stores? Is there a rap-songs in the new album? I hope there would be rap songs! I Waiting a album!!!!!!!
Michael on February 20, 2010 at 10:42 am
Did you and the guys planned and LP tour and when and in germany ?? i hope to germany ^^
ZAHRA on February 20, 2010 at 10:41 am
u talked about moving ur next art show out side LA …u said theres a chance u’ll be in newyork ..i wanted to know if thats still in ur mind and when do u think its gonna happen!?
J. Smith on February 20, 2010 at 10:41 am
Hi Mike. Did you make a conscious decision to transition your style from more of a hip hop/skater look to now more of a rocker look? Is your musical evolution impacting your style evolution as well? Also, you look great after all these years. You look trim and fit. How did you do it? Stricter diet? Harder work out routine? Please share your tips. My girl thinks I should copy your style, along with losing more weight! Haha. Thanks.
Colin Reid on February 20, 2010 at 10:39 am
Is it true you guys are gona start touring in September time?
If so could you guys please come back to Glasgow, Scotland its been 6 yrs….
LP_marcia on February 20, 2010 at 10:38 am
What you thought of Phoenix when you saw him for the first time?
(and as a lot of people asked) Will LP be on tour in Europe this year?
mmmm… and more… I’ll have biology test on wednesday… Can you wish ”good luck”? hehe 😀
PS: the important question was that of phoenix… (if you don’t want answer the three questions) =P
btw, this post was a good idea!
Monica on February 20, 2010 at 10:38 am
so.. what or who inspires you to draw?
Monica on February 20, 2010 at 10:37 am
first of all: thank You for Your music and for all You do in that industry!!!
and my question is: looking from the perspective of time- is there any lyric You would like to change?
PS. Poland is waiting for Your visit;)
xomusicmaniac on February 20, 2010 at 10:36 am
This is greedy but I have a few questions. I’d be really pleased if you answered any one of them (I hope they aren’t too intrusive)…
First, did you ever anticipate or even dream of the kind of fame that Linkin Park would receive? How have you come to cope with it and has it affected your every day life a lot (fans seeing you on the street and that sort of thing)?
Do you predominantly write the songs for Linkin Park?
Lastly, you are one of my idols because of your work in music and art, so I was wondering if you had any advice for an aspiring artist/designer? I’m still in high school and dream of going to an art college, but have no clue what field to go in.
luiz gustavo on February 20, 2010 at 10:34 am
vem cá quando vc vai faser live in brazil ri de janeiro
Daniele Rodrigues on February 20, 2010 at 10:34 am
How is the process to write songs? Do you choose the subjects, the words and rhymes? Do you do this only with Chester? Let us know.
Peace from Brazil! We’re excited waiting LP play live here man!
Nick on February 20, 2010 at 10:34 am
First: Will this year your Exhibitions of art?
Second: When exactly will the new album? (Spell Month)=)
Calliope on February 20, 2010 at 10:32 am
I was wondering how do you feel when you hear/ read all those comments from disappointed fans (for example the comments about the album which will be delayed) and how you deal with it? Does that can be a brake to your creativity?
Bec on February 20, 2010 at 10:32 am
1) It’s apparently a fact that 1 in 6 men enjoy wearing womens underwear – so?
2) Why did you grow the beard?
3) Have you ever read something about yourself on the internet and found your self hiding under the stairs, rocking back and forth saying “aaarrrgggghhhhh”?
4) If I got a tattoo of the Hybrid Theory soldier being chaced by deathbats would you be offended?
peter on February 20, 2010 at 10:32 am
hi mike, just a short question:
can you give us the working title of NUMB and WAHT I’VE DONE?
greetings from MEXICO!!!!!!!
Diego Bandeira on February 20, 2010 at 10:31 am
In 10 years of life, Linkin Park has never been a South American tour … Despite having done a show in Brazil in 2004!
What is that so? the Brazil awaits again .. =)
Sorry for my English!
Nicolas on February 20, 2010 at 10:31 am
I’m from Chile, when r u coming here ?
and when r u going to release ur next album ?
that is it
saludos desde Chile 🙂
Micosa on February 20, 2010 at 10:29 am
Hi Mike. I’m a beginner in art and have a problem like losing idea what to draw. When I got one really good idea I can realize it only in one work but cannot continue and make it series. Can you advise me how to catch the idea and turn it into a couple of works ?
Ceratosauria on February 20, 2010 at 10:29 am
What do you think bout Limp Bizkit´s comeback?
cycogreenmonkey on February 20, 2010 at 10:28 am
Weeds or dexter?
Andressa Peron on February 20, 2010 at 10:27 am
After recording the Linkin Park’s new album, you have a plan for the Fort Minor? i love u, kiss from brazil! 🙂
Yersi Fanel on February 20, 2010 at 10:27 am
Hello Mike, thanks for this space.
My question: Do you have a particular trend for the songs to come (whenever they do) as in musical or lyrical sense or are just what you guys get in a moment of inspiration?
Also, Is there any chance you could count Mexico in a World Tour to come? It’s been a very long time since you where here.
Teo on February 20, 2010 at 10:26 am
I have 2 questions.
1. ( not necessary to answer) Will you ever come to romania?
2. I was thinking of some songs for LPU 10 and I was wondering if you can put some more M2M demos including No More Sorrow ( ebow ) or Or Given UP ( 21 stitches ) or even No Roads Left ( patiens ) or In Pieces ( pictures ). Is there any chance you can put them on LPU 10 ?
Almir on February 20, 2010 at 10:26 am
Ok, I don’t know if you gonna have time to read this question cuz there’re some really good ones already asked but I have actually two or three of them 😛 :
1. Since I’m playing piano too I wanted to get a new one so I just wanted to know which one do you use…I know it’s a KORG?
2. Any possibility of you guys having a concert anywhere on the Balkan(Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia or even Serbia) cuz I live in Bosnia and the last good band that played in our country were U2 back in 1990(a year before I was born :sigh:) if not than I hope to catch up on a show in Germany(time to save money whohoooo).
Thanks for reading I hope I’ll get an answer 😀
Keegan on February 20, 2010 at 10:24 am
Is there going to be another Fort Minor Album, once the new LP album gets released?
Will you guys release any more singles before the LP album release?
Cathy on February 20, 2010 at 10:23 am
how do u and the guys decide which song will be a single or be even on the record? and which movies are u watching (when u have time 4 it)
go on with blogging!!
(maybe I’ll meet Chester next week in Cologne. I’ll give him maybe when i can some Photos of ur shows in Cologne 2008 and in stuttgart 2009. 2 show u how great it was and the view of ur fans)
love ya ❤
William on February 20, 2010 at 10:23 am
Hey mike, i would like to know if the new music so far has a lot of rapping, or screaming, or maybe some solos or anything that you guys haven’t done before? thanks. P.S (what did you do to the t-shirt greek lpuers gave you at the meet and greet? did one of you guys keep it did you throw it away???) c ya…
YeezyDude on February 20, 2010 at 10:22 am
When will the first single be out? And do you guys plan on collaborating with other artists? Like a rap artist again?
p_lane on February 20, 2010 at 10:22 am
How much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
What makes Mike Shinoda tick? Like, is there something someone can do or does that just make you want to curse them out?
R0ushu on February 20, 2010 at 10:21 am
Whats Up with FORT MINOR? I realy liked the first album!! What do you see in the futur of FM?
Matt Hollen on February 20, 2010 at 10:21 am
Mike, I’ve been a large LP fan since Hybrid Theory, and a lot of the songs you have written from both LP and Fort Minor got me through some tough times as the music corealated with what was happening at that present time. I was wondering if you base a lot of your lyrics on personal experiences in your life and what fueled you to chase the big leagues of the music industry with both LP and Fort Minor?
Rachel on February 20, 2010 at 10:19 am
What made you decide to leave your hair natural color and take out your earrings?
ranger111133 on February 20, 2010 at 10:17 am
When the band Hollywood Undead released their debut album, they also released a small EP a few months later, it contained all the b-sides that they thought of including in the initial album. Do you think you guys might do that for the new album?
lp_indonesia on February 20, 2010 at 10:17 am
is the new album more like meteora?sorry if my english is bad…
JasonLP on February 20, 2010 at 10:16 am
I want to know something of the new album.
Do they have plans to do songs like old songs?
Surely you know that is what his fans expect from you.
Or simply add more rap songs, I sincerely believe that their greatest hits were songs in duo, as in the end or faint. Really, Your voice sounds great in combination with the voice of Chester.
Polina D. on February 20, 2010 at 10:15 am
Hi from Russia Mike! Have you thought about art for new album yet? You said the music would be ‘genre busting’ so will it be reflected in the art? 🙂
Bella on February 20, 2010 at 10:15 am
Thx for taking time to answer a few of about thousands of questions, I guess.
Well, many ppl are asking about the new album and what it would be like.
I’d like to know what u guys think of your album.
What’s your feeling when u listen to the songs u already finished?
Are u proud of what you’ve done so far?
Do u think this album will be as successful as the last ones?
Well, I know u wouldn’t put the songs on the list, if you don’t think they’re really good and I’m sure they are awesome as always but I’m really wondering what you feel about your new songs and the upcoming album.
Thx for reading! 🙂
Hope, you and the guys are fine!
Splendid River on February 20, 2010 at 10:14 am
RV on February 20, 2010 at 10:13 am
[[FIRST OF ALL, thanks for communicating with us your fans..you fckng rock. Here’s my question. Would you sell me your old earrings? All my life I’ve tried to find some like those, but I can’t find any. I swear, I promise, I will not sell them anywhere.I want them for me! I’ll sign a contract if you want too! so, yeah?? Answer the following question if you want too. In the last tour, remember you guys CANCELED some shows which included the one in Albuquerque, NM and EL PASO, Tx…cause Chester got sick? remember? My real question here is why did you guys schedule another show for Albuquerque and NOT FOR EL PASO? that really broke my heart Mike.I had meet and greets pass and everything.]]
Péricles on February 20, 2010 at 10:11 am
Some time ago the singer Alicia Keys said she would love to work with Linkin Park. Have you ever thought of doing a song with a singer like Alicia or that has nothing to do with the band.
PS: Linkin Park is the best band in the world!
shan1105 on February 20, 2010 at 10:10 am
IS THERE GOING TO BE A PROJECT REVOLUTION THIS SUMMER?
alex_lp on February 20, 2010 at 10:09 am
I’ve got two questions for you Mike:
1. Can you guys come to Romania this year?? please.. you have lots of fans here
2. Are there any new news about the 8-Bit Rebellion and that new LP song?
xxspuckxsorrisxx on February 20, 2010 at 10:09 am
Do you plan on having a tour this year in the summer? Projekt Revolution? Summer Sonispher? World Tour? US tour? Philidelphia Tour?
Steph on February 20, 2010 at 10:09 am
Is there going to be a summer tour?
What’s new in your art world?
I’ve been asked to design a logo for a local band – When you were starting out as an artist did you do anything of the like for anyone you knew and did you charge them 🙂 lol I’m flattered with the chance to get my art out there just broke as well. lol
ai :1 from JP on February 20, 2010 at 10:09 am
Hi Mike 🙂 I hav a few questions.
1) @LPU chat, 1 of LPU member asked about live show for only LPU members.
Dont you forget about it ???
2) When do you check gifts that u got @M&G from fans?
and do u use some gifts in real life???
Why changed M&G style? I want all of your autographs 😥
I dont care when a new LP’s album is released, I just hope you guys can do best for making a new LP’s album 🙂
So, take your time 😉 xoxo
Gabriel on February 20, 2010 at 10:09 am
Will LP come to Brazil again?
João on February 20, 2010 at 10:08 am
Why Linkin Park leave Nu Metal? I think that many of fans would like to know.That was not right with the fans. In my opinion was a commercial attitude.
Nook777 on February 20, 2010 at 10:08 am
I really like remixes you did for Metric, Julien-K etc. The same goes for LOATR one. Have you ever considered releasing a non-hiphop solo album? That would be really awesome.
VavourasLP on February 20, 2010 at 10:07 am
How would you describe the new album with 5 words?
(btw I’ve been in both of your concerts in Greece.thnx for the awesome experience)
Pinksoldier9 on February 20, 2010 at 10:07 am
Hey Mike! Well, i absolutely LOVE your music recomendations, but everyone’s got a dark musical past, so could you name 2 or 3 bands or songs you’ve listened and liked (or loved) in the past but now you don’t really like or even regret listening to them? Greetings from Peru 😀
Stevez83 on February 20, 2010 at 10:06 am
When did you first start learning how to use studio eqipment? Did u learn more once lp was already big?
Chris on February 20, 2010 at 10:04 am
hey mike!! i wanna ask you something..
what about Fort Minor??
will you make another record or something???
will LP come to Mexico??? =S
well, hope you answer ^^
greetings from mexico!!
McGloney on February 20, 2010 at 10:04 am
Well where do i begin..
Will there ever be a come back for Fort Minor?
When i first heard Remember the name it blew me away. Then hearing Kenji , that was just amazingly good.
Going off topic of Linkin Park and Fort Minor. Wonder if you can put your views on a UK band called Missing Andy. Tell me what you think?
wiiesel on February 20, 2010 at 10:04 am
you posted the VMA tracks but the third one is missing. Could you upload it?
William Vasiliou on February 20, 2010 at 10:04 am
Evan on February 20, 2010 at 10:03 am
I would like to start doing music, and yours is a real inspiration (New Fort Minor album, please!)
Can you please advise me on where to start musically? I am looking to learn piano, but should I go with learning classical? What about software? Should I start trying to learn songs I like on piano? I’m looking for advice on how to start being as amazing as you are. Appreciate the time if you choose to answer anything.
Ryan on February 20, 2010 at 10:03 am
I was just wondering about Project Revolution. I know that you don’t know when the album will be out, but will there be a Project Revolution 2010? Thanks Mike.
Schoellnacher on February 20, 2010 at 10:03 am
I wanted to asked this question now for a long time: Did you know that reversed “Numb” still is a song with comprehensible lyrics? Seriously, this question is so dumb but it’s freakin’ around in my head ever since I first heard it. What do you say about this whole reverse thing? And no, I don’t intend to say that’s some creepy sh*t behind it, it’s just fascinating!
Silvia on February 20, 2010 at 10:03 am
come back soon in Italy? you liked when you came to HJF?
Alex21 on February 20, 2010 at 10:02 am
Hey Mike. Hope you and the band are all alright. i have a several questions..
1.Any idea on when 8-bit will come out or how much it will be?
2.If you are having a tour soon or anytime, where will you guys be playing at?
3.Any new art shows around D.C. area?
One last one…..
4.Any new album news?
thanks mike and i hope you answer mine 🙂
Akhil on February 20, 2010 at 10:02 am
Will you ever play India??You wouldn’t believe the fanbase that you have in this country…there is an army of kids who are crazy over LinkinPark..including me!!
Ana on February 20, 2010 at 10:01 am
Do you guys think of coming back to Brazil on the next tour? *-* Your brazilian fans can’t wait for it! ^^
smile225 on February 20, 2010 at 10:01 am
So mike I have the same questions but don’t ignore it.
first one – gossip about September’s tour. is it true, just vague plans or simple false (joke)?
secondly we (fans) want to know more about the game, you tell us about it nothing last time,
and of course about album. maybe it’ll be unclear but…still
hope you’ll be able to read a lot of this flood(comments)take care and good luck
Kelsi on February 20, 2010 at 10:00 am
I’m not sure if you big on reading, but who’s your favorite author?
And isnt Anna writing a book? When is that gonna come out?
Fred Felipe on February 20, 2010 at 9:58 am
Mike, When Linkin Park will go back to Brazil ?
Rosh on February 20, 2010 at 9:57 am
It’d be real cool if you answered my question, but I totally get it if it gets trumped by the 700+ here, haha. Guess my question would be:
Is there any particular reason Phoenix isn’t used more? I would love to hear more PHX base-driven songs from LP. I particularly enjoyed Given Up for that aspect, but would love to see him show off his skills a bit more on the new record. Any chance of that happening?
Thanks for the time, Mike. Good luck on the new album!
Utkan Kaynak on February 20, 2010 at 9:57 am
Hi Mike, how many minutes will new concerts be? are you working on new stage design? if you are, what does it look like?
Jordan Waite on February 20, 2010 at 9:57 am
1. Any details on the new album?
2. Will Mr Hahn be more prominent in the new album? Not much of him on M2M!
3. More guitar solos from Brad on the new album?
Basically, any info on the new album would be nice, lol!
Cheers Mike 🙂
Juliano on February 20, 2010 at 9:57 am
hi,Mike millions fans wants know .. when linkin park will come to Brasil ?
LP_Freak_ on February 20, 2010 at 9:57 am
Will there be a tour this year??
Priyansh on February 20, 2010 at 9:55 am
Hey mike plz include INDIA in ur next world tour…there r some mind blowing fans right here..i m sure that LP concert tickets would be sold as it is announced no matter what the cost…
Jeff on February 20, 2010 at 9:54 am
Hey mike i was wondering what kind of sound you were hoping to produce in the next album and if you want it to be nothing like MTM.
kristaps on February 20, 2010 at 9:54 am
When you were in Latvia, did you like it?
DXIC on February 20, 2010 at 9:53 am
Hi Mike. You are not going to release the disc MUSIC FOR RELIEF: DOWNLOAD TO DONATE FOR HAITI???
mtreants on February 20, 2010 at 9:52 am
Hey Mike 🙂 Hope all’s well with you.
Anyways, rumor’s been going around the Internet that there are no planned LP tour dates until this coming August. Will you guys be touring this year, or do you plan on dedicating as much time as possible to the new album?
Brandon on February 20, 2010 at 9:52 am
Hey Mike! Thanks for taking some questions.
I’ve wondered, has Linkin Park ever considered putting out an EP on iTunes of some b-sides or other unreleased material as another means of putting out more music? We’ve been getting more music from you guys recently (thanks!) and that seems like another good way to get stuff out.
amaan on February 20, 2010 at 9:50 am
What is your idea of a good holiday?
if you like sandy beaches and islands you should come to maldives and say hey to me while you’re at it 😀
neorevolutions on February 20, 2010 at 9:49 am
Oye Mike aqui van unas cuantas preguntas rápidas con posibles respuestas cortas…
1. ¿ Cuanto tiempo has dedicado a la creación del videojuego 8-Bit Rebellion y al nuevo album?
2. ¿ Te has planteado alguna vez en cantar una canción en inglés y español por ejemplo?
3. ¿Que es lo que te gustaría lograr en tu vida a nivel musical?
Hey Mike here are a few quick questions with short answers possible …
1. How long have you devoted to the creation of 8-Bit videogame Rebellion and the new album?
2. Have you ever thought of singing a song in English and Spanish for example?
3. What do you like to achieve in your life to a musical level?
Pallavi on February 20, 2010 at 9:49 am
Where do you think are the best places to perform??
Josh Butler on February 20, 2010 at 9:48 am
Now this is probably a question more suited for Chester, since he made the statement, but was he being serious when he said Linkin Park, Fort Minor, Dead By Sunrise, Julien-K, Orgy, Circuit Freq, and JK-DJs were going to do some sort of concert, maybe perhaps a small tour? Or Was it Chester being Chester? One more thing: Say something funny about BBB?
Anna on February 20, 2010 at 9:48 am
Although there’ve been several others on here having asked about those LP-tour rumours in September, I’ll give it a try:
Since you guys haven’t toured the US last year, everybody’s expecting those rumours would just refer to a US tour.
Does that really mean there’s no chance to see LP live in Europe 2010 or is there in fact anything true about those rumours? And in how far would a tour, in case there’ll be one, have an effect on the process of the new record?
Keesha on February 20, 2010 at 9:47 am
Mike my 21st birthday is today and it’s going terribly. Wish me happy birthday and make me feel better?
LPwithme on February 20, 2010 at 9:46 am
How do you do Mike?
It is rumored , that Linkin Park tour gonna start in September.
Apparently u heard about it, if not here is the link http://www.twitvid.com/7A82D . So here is my question – Is it at least a lil bit of true in the statement that this guy on video above did? I mean could u answer plz , does ur tour begin in this year or can u announce an average date of ur tour or smthng.
Thx a lot.
Ur diehard russian fan!
Josephbenny98 on February 20, 2010 at 9:46 am
Hey mike,when will u guys gonna perform in india?and if u guys are coming to india,which place wil u guys perform at?and when wil the new lp album gonna release?
Laura on February 20, 2010 at 9:45 am
Mike did you hear about Laura in an orkut did you do?
EvoOba on February 20, 2010 at 9:44 am
Hey Mike 🙂
A really random question: Since it’s 2010 and it was a great decade in the music industry which albums/songs would you consider the best of the decade?
Greetings from Greece
Leo on February 20, 2010 at 9:43 am
Will you answer this questions by video message? 😀 😀 PLEASE!!!
JanV on February 20, 2010 at 9:43 am
I really appreciate the fact that you make it a point to communicate with your fans time and again. So, my question to you is:
WHAT IMPORTANCE DO YOUR FANS (and their opinions) HAVE IN YOUR LIFE?
Thanks for everything~!
PS: Another question (if you got the time): Have you checked out my Birthday girt to you yet? If not, here it is: http://www.twitvid.com/52FD6
Marco Masis on February 20, 2010 at 9:42 am
Hey Mike , my question is iff the new album is going to have that hybird theory and meteora type of sound and songs, i would be great, the scratches and distorion drum machines, that new innovation you always have but wiith that touch, and would LP have a concert in Puerto Rico? It would be a great succes. Please would love u to answer
Corey Threet on February 20, 2010 at 9:42 am
Hey Mike just wonderin if you could check out some of my poetry and tell me if you like it. I’m also into music but I’m 16 so I’d appreciate if you read one or some of my poems on poemhunter.com/corey-threet/ please I’d appreciate it greatly.
FlyingR on February 20, 2010 at 9:42 am
are there any plans to make an art show outside LA?
any plans for an Projekt Rev in Europe this year?
Alex on February 20, 2010 at 9:41 am
HI mike… scusa la domanda ma vorrei sapere… quanta passione bisogna mettere nella musica…è giusto sognare o è meglio rimanere con i piedi per terra?
Scott on February 20, 2010 at 9:40 am
Hey Mike, I was just wondering how the band’s doing and wanted to say thanks for song for Haiti. I wasn’t able to donate any money but I did put the widget onto my facebook. I think you contributed to a great cause, just like you guys did in 2004 with the hurricane.
Laura on February 20, 2010 at 9:38 am
Is it true that Linkin Park will go on tour on September? If it is are you going to Finland? Here is thousands of fans waiting for you! We have sent some e-mails to promoter guys and we hope that Linkin Park can hear us. Sonisphere Music Festival or Provinssirock wasn’t enought so please come back. Thank you.
Ian Madden on February 20, 2010 at 9:37 am
After three albums, remixes and mash ups you have grown not only as a musician but as a producer. Having a more production oriented approach as producer do you find it harder to capture what made you unique before you started or do you enjoy spreading your focus into all areas of your music?
Red-Zero on February 20, 2010 at 9:36 am
1. Any new info you could give us about 8-bit or the song at the end of the game.
2. Can we expect a new album update soon? Last good one was last month with the first band meeting of 2010. Can’t wait to hear how it’s going.
Nathan on February 20, 2010 at 9:35 am
Have you ever thought of doing a fully instrumental album? Maybe even collaborate with some post-rock/metal and instrumental hiphop artists?
dwyane3xixi on February 20, 2010 at 9:35 am
Hey,Mike,hmmmm,I just want to ask when u guys can give us ur new album,and will u guys wound like to have an concert at Holland?hahha I am at Holland now,and its juat about the new album and hope this can be answered,I am lisitening to ur music now,lisiten to LP is one of the most awesome thing to me:)take care,all u guys,love u.
Adrian on February 20, 2010 at 9:34 am
hi mike, i really hope you’ll take just a minute to answer my question, because this is the only one way a can have any contact with you, i`m mexican, and, is very difficult here to join to the lpunderound, so i would like you to answer this:
which is you favorite lp song?
when you were doing NEW DIVIDE and NOT ALONE, they just came? or u was doing that sounds for your next record?
and, can you give us at least one working title of the new record?
i hope you have a nice day, work hard, and take your time, we all know, the new record is gonna be the best.
thanks mike, for take some of your time to read this, bye
PaulSeymore on February 20, 2010 at 9:33 am
do you develop an idea before you paint or do you just kind of “go” and then build on whatever iinital subject you decide on? annnnnnnnnnnnd pro tools hd or le? i know hd technically is bigger and better but i’ve heard and know from experience that the le is a lot more user friendly.
David on February 20, 2010 at 9:33 am
What synthesizers do you use?
ThisJustin on February 20, 2010 at 9:33 am
Are you working on another Fort Minor project? & Why was “The Rising Tied” so heavily slept on in the hip hop community? I believe it was a classic album.
Hybridsoldier on February 20, 2010 at 9:32 am
Hi Mike! I have a question about Not Alone.
Did you really make the song at short notice? Otherwise, was the song ready already?
Slim Shinoda on February 20, 2010 at 9:32 am
Hey Mike, Chester tell us about new album:
@justinmabee I myself. Promise that the new LP is fucking insane. Complex. Heavy without metal. Strong hiphop. Mix HT and M2M. Melodic
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) February 8, 2010
@justinmabee I myself. Promise that the new LP is fucking insane. Complex. Heavy without metal. Strong hiphop. Mix HT and M2M. Melodic
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) February 8, 2010
It really will be like a mix HT and M2M?
And LP is really planning a tour in September? (if you confirm it, that will be a good oportunity to listen something new? And with a digital souvenir pack?)
Tina on February 20, 2010 at 9:30 am
if I may ask this:
what do you use for computerprograms for your music?
Sunny on February 20, 2010 at 9:30 am
Is LINKIN PARK ever gonna come to INDIA…. I assure you there are more than many fans of LP around here…… Please tour this part of the world…… We are waiting!!!
Mafiosa on February 20, 2010 at 9:30 am
Mikeee, tell me, according to Linkin Park, the next album will be conceptual, but you wish not to leave the roots, some fans think you will do some songs in the style of albums Hybrid Theory and Meteora, you really do?
And you go back to doing raps between songs and in Points of Autorithy, or you sing entire songs alone, as in Hands Held High?
Sammeh on February 20, 2010 at 9:30 am
Hey Mike, what do you think about DBS? I think it’s a weak band.
Matt on February 20, 2010 at 9:30 am
can you post some old pictures or video from the Xero time period? 🙂 thanks.
Nessa on February 20, 2010 at 9:30 am
Have you ever sold one of the lyrics written by you to anyone? If yes, to whom?
Gabriel on February 20, 2010 at 9:30 am
Mike when are you touring in the brazil again?
hovat on February 20, 2010 at 9:29 am
What advice would you give to unsigned hip hop artist in terms of getting their name out and trying to get signed? I myself am currently working on my first mixtape and it seems like if you don’t live in a big city or know somebody, that it is extremely hard to get people to listen to your music. I linked my music in the website box for anybody that wants to listen. haha
Nindy on February 20, 2010 at 9:28 am
Will you/LP ever tour to The Netherlands in the upcoming years? You were the ones that got me into music when I was 11 and got me through some hard times, I’ve been an LPU member when I had the money, I’m 20 now, it would be great to see you live sometime..
Dylan Acosta on February 20, 2010 at 9:27 am
As bad as i want to ask about the upcoming album, i wont. So my question is could you guys release a single soon? I understand the hard work and long hours you guys put in…and that’s why i say “LPST” for life!!!
Stace on February 20, 2010 at 9:27 am
When will Linkin Park do another fan video like Faint? That’d be way awesome again… Include all us LPUers…… Hopefully…. =)
lpfmfan on February 20, 2010 at 9:27 am
I heard you were going to collaborate with Ron English, his art show is supposed to come out this year, doesn’t it? That’s what I remember, how’s that going?
Are LP going to be included in the Kings of Leon Remix album?
Did you finish recording/producing song(s) for Cypress Hill’s Rise Up?
Any idea how much the 8-Bit Rebellion game will cost?
Umi on February 20, 2010 at 9:26 am
– Are the rumours about a LP tour in September true? 🙂
– Do you like melons? Like, the vegetable watermelon? My friend and I have devious plans for Meet&Greet presents but need to know this detail first 😀
dronnington on February 20, 2010 at 9:26 am
Mike I asked about it earlier and now one more chance: Do you work on new album with David Campbell? It’s really interesting, ’cause TLTGYA was awesome and NRL was incredible. I hope you give the answer)))(Amen…)
PS. One more, what do you right now)))
Ash on February 20, 2010 at 9:25 am
Hi Mike! I have a couple questions, I hope you can answer one. 🙂
Are there any plans to release Not Alone as a CD Single to benefit MFR, or perhaps a CD compilation of Download to Donate?
When can we expect to start hearing singles from the new album on the radio? (Not a specific date, like Summer or fall or whatever)
And finally, who is talking in the High Voltage reprise?
V G on February 20, 2010 at 9:24 am
G’day Mr. Shinoda :]
I heard rumors of LP collaborating w/Timbaland, I just want to know why? LP has such a unique sound,& in doing so, do you think you would lose some of the fan base?
p.s I’m looking forward to more shows! Seen you guys the past 2 years! Took my little brother to Epicenter09, and he LOVED it!! Love & respect to all you guys
Andy on February 20, 2010 at 9:24 am
Mike- Are you working on any new styles of art?
Ariel Cahen on February 20, 2010 at 9:24 am
are you familiar with Salvador Dali’s work? one of his paintings (can’t remember it’s name) has this elephant with long and thin legs like the ones on the video for Somewhere I Belong and In The End. Your paintings, and also your friend’s James Jean often remind me of Dali’s work.
Anyway, come back to Brazil. It’s been almost six years and we miss you guys more than you will ever be able to imagine. ha!
Much love and respect!
Cristina on February 20, 2010 at 9:23 am
Hello,Mike!Hope you are fine.I’m fine because of you.And I’ll be much better if you say a huge YES to my Q:European LP-tour in this year?Please say YES.And please come to Austria.I’m not Austrian.I live in Hungary,and I was there in Graz last year.YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING.
Oh,and another Q:why didn’t LP release Across The Line earlier?I love that song.
Have a nice day,Mike.
Keli_21 on February 20, 2010 at 9:23 am
i’m really interested in your art (paintings).
are u working on any project now?
rena shinoda on February 20, 2010 at 9:23 am
well there are so much questions i want to ak guys but im focusing on three:
will you be touring around europe? if you do, will you come in greece?
when you think the new record will come out?
and what kind of music are u going to make in the new record.
hope that i didnt comfuse you. thanks, rena from greece.
Sarah on February 20, 2010 at 9:23 am
-What bands have you been liking recently?
-Someone else asked this and I thought it was a good question: What are your favorite apps on your iPhone?
michelbeats on February 20, 2010 at 9:22 am
What up Mike!
A While back you selected artists from myspace and gave like a small review on each artist. Is there a chance you’re going do it again ? and since you been involved with producing is there a chance your might reviews producers too ?
maybe give them some pointers.
linparkin on February 20, 2010 at 9:22 am
How Many Songs in the new album that that take so long time to wait！
Ok…When I click in…There Are just 13 Comments，but Now…can you see that ，mike…
And here ，A link for you
Erik on February 20, 2010 at 9:20 am
How many hybrid theory ep’s were printed? I’ve read like 2000.. Do you still have a copy for yourself?
simplis on February 20, 2010 at 9:19 am
Any plans to do an instrumental album?
Conner Lukes on February 20, 2010 at 9:19 am
Hey Mike two questions: When will the new Linkin Park album be out(and will you be rapping on it, because i love it the hybrid theory style), and will there be a new Fort Minor project?
AmSh on February 20, 2010 at 9:19 am
What is on you playlist apart from Get Busy Committee and the other artists you have posted about before? Did you listen to Angels & Airwaves (a supergroup which is fronted by Blink-182 singer, Tom DeLonge) new independently released record which is called LOVE and is available free for download?
chloe on February 20, 2010 at 9:19 am
What was your favourite book from your childhood?
And which painter is the most inspiring to you?
Kyle on February 20, 2010 at 9:18 am
Have you been working on any new art pieces lately? Any plans to open another exhibit in the future?
HIBB83 on February 20, 2010 at 9:18 am
1st question, why do use never come to Belfast, Northern Ireland? 2nd question, how many more albums do u reckon LP will make?
ghostlyz on February 20, 2010 at 9:18 am
May I ask when will you have a haircut?? LOL~
And will you guys come to Macau or Hongkong on your next tour after the release of the coming album???
Thank you, mike~~~~~
PETAPAL on February 20, 2010 at 9:16 am
If you could have equal success, but could only choose one for the rest of your life, would it be music or art?
Michelle on February 20, 2010 at 9:16 am
You designed a Munny vinyl figure once, do you have any favorite designer toys and designers?
Helly Grace on February 20, 2010 at 9:16 am
What’s the most played song in your player?
And what was the last movie you saw?
Jen on February 20, 2010 at 9:15 am
Artistically who would you say are your biggest influences? And do you ever plan on showing in any cities outside of Los Angeles, say San Francisco?
I was one of the 140 lucky winners of the hand vandalized prints from the Glorious Excess show, and I wanted to thank you for that. Mine was left plain, but I am hoping someday I can be at one of your art shows and maybe have something done to it.
alcohol120% on February 20, 2010 at 9:15 am
why i don’t know then?
Tosh raynor on February 20, 2010 at 9:15 am
When is the new LP CD coming out?
Tasia Wong on February 20, 2010 at 9:15 am
How do you feel about fans getting LP tattoos? My husband and I met through the LPU Chat and on our honeymoon we got LP tattoos. You guys are amazing! Can’t wait for the new stuff!
Lera =) on February 20, 2010 at 9:14 am
I know that you have son Otis, it is the truth????
And how old is he???<3 ❤
someone on February 20, 2010 at 9:14 am
what about – september, tour..?? nobody knows
Jenene on February 20, 2010 at 9:14 am
hey mike! i love your art work. every think you’ll make poster prints? cause i’ll never be able to by one of your real painting.
suzidil on February 20, 2010 at 9:14 am
i wanna see otis.. pls mike put a photo =)
Carolina on February 20, 2010 at 9:13 am
Hi Mike, Will Linkin Park consider Latin America for touring? I live in Ecuador 🙂
Pyro on February 20, 2010 at 9:13 am
Will there ever be a Linkin Park+Fort Minor+Dead by Sunrise tour? like all of u play together.
Possible names for the new Linkin park album?
hope ur well!
take care Mike x x x
Walmikey on February 20, 2010 at 9:13 am
Hi,Mike.I have question.What your favorite song or music album for a few month?
Baf on February 20, 2010 at 9:12 am
When will the next Fort Minor project happen?
Deidre on February 20, 2010 at 9:12 am
i’m an artist, and my body is my canvas, what tattoo do you think i should get?
and what were your thoughts on when Jimmy “The Rev” died? i currently have one tattoo dedicated to him, it says FICTION. (replica of his piece done on his chest.)
Fatima on February 20, 2010 at 9:11 am
Mike, I wanted to ask you about your art. When will you do next art show & where? do you think about to do a exhibition in Europe?
I really love your style and other good artists ( btw, have you seen Minjae Lee artwork?, he is very interesting artist)
Jermaine on February 20, 2010 at 9:11 am
Hey Mike, I was at the 8-Bit testing in LA. I’m just wondering how that game is coming along. Have you guys added more green blood!!?
Ivan Romanov on February 20, 2010 at 9:11 am
Why you’ve chosen WordPress? 🙂
xehpuk on February 20, 2010 at 9:11 am
Will you do more of the singing (not rapping) parts in the future direction of LP?
Silmara on February 20, 2010 at 9:11 am
Hi Mike! You came to Brazil in 20
04 for LP concert what do reme
mber about this trip? Did you have a special memory? Come back to Brazil soon, we are missing you! Love.
Starr on February 20, 2010 at 9:11 am
What was ur craziest fan experience?
tylerwwe on February 20, 2010 at 9:10 am
xero-pictureboard we all want it
Claudia M. on February 20, 2010 at 9:10 am
Hey Mike. LPLive has recently posted a video about some guard before the DBS show at London yesterday saying that you guys will do a tour on September, is that true or false?
Shaun on February 20, 2010 at 9:10 am
What’s your personal favorite Linkin Park song?
DS_insomniatic on February 20, 2010 at 9:09 am
When you will give a show in Greece ??? I couldn’t come to the previous two 😦
Shannan on February 20, 2010 at 9:09 am
Hey mike when will u guys come to india???
mikeh226 on February 20, 2010 at 9:08 am
hos your favorite new talent ?
Walter Lacayo on February 20, 2010 at 9:08 am
do you like Dream Theater? 😀
daya on February 20, 2010 at 9:08 am
heh Mike….any plan of INDIA tour?????
Kasia on February 20, 2010 at 9:08 am
Any plans for Mike Shinoda’s solo album, I mean, like ‘The Rising Tied’? 🙂
and probably one of the most weird requests: could you draw a dog? 😀 I always ask my talented friends to draw a dog, and I’m collecting their works;D so now it’s your turn! ^^
beephobia on February 20, 2010 at 9:07 am
Collaborations are so popular these days. We know that you and other LP band members have worked with other great artists. To be different, might there be any we can expect on the upcoming album?
Leila on February 20, 2010 at 9:07 am
Okay…when you come to Russia?
JAY RODRIGUEZ on February 20, 2010 at 9:07 am
Mike, I received one of the posters from your last show in the mail, wanted to say thanks. Second, my question is, what program do you use to make the beats for linkin park or fort minor? And how do you like the Axiom pro?
ellen on February 20, 2010 at 9:07 am
what do you think about Alex Pardee?
Andie on February 20, 2010 at 9:06 am
How do you and your family deal with you being gone all the time? I am trying to learn how to handle my dads new job, but with him gone it is really hard. It seems like I never see him anymore and I was wondering if you had any tips.
Sabi on February 20, 2010 at 9:06 am
Hi Mike, did you record some live strings in new album? I love tracks with strings especially Breaking The Habit and Krwlng, I think it’s great to hear it in rock songs… peace from Slovakia 🙂
irem on February 20, 2010 at 9:06 am
it was said that LP tour is going to be on september, is it true?
Vladimir Júnior on February 20, 2010 at 9:06 am
when do you will come to Brazil?
Danny Shinoda on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
Hi Mike, is it true that you will tour from September?? Kisses 😀
murphyLP on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
Will you sing in the next album?
Paddy on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
will you design some dc shoes again?
Alexandra2960 on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
Why did you decide to use stuff related to space for the videoclip for Linkin Park’s music “Leave Out All The Rest”? Are you thinking in another album for Fort Minor?
eleonora heles on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
Glad to find u on twitter…n glad to listen to ur music since hibrid theory! Now…this is my answer:is it possible to see you in italy?thx xoxo
Meteora20 on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
Will LP making a tour this year? in september?
greets, Meteora20 🙂
MMMinor on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
Can you upload missed VMA track on your soundcloud page?
Parker on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
yesterday, at DBS’s concert, your guard said you are planning a tour ion September. how should we understand it – you are having another tour or you are going to release a new album before September and then (on September) you are having a promotion tour?
Fred on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
Q: Why does your band suck so much?
Pls answer this question Mr. Shinoda.
linkindude on February 20, 2010 at 9:05 am
Q.You guys are planing to tour in September (LPU or Festivals) this tour will be after album release or just a small studio runaway tour.?
Esthela Gómez on February 20, 2010 at 9:04 am
Linkin Park will someday come to Venezuela?
We love u guys! xxx
Flying on February 20, 2010 at 9:04 am
Hey niño Mike.
Me pregunto si entenderás español.
¿Han rechazado alguna propuesta de productoras de América Latina en los últimos años?
¿o piensan tener en cuenta, si es que hay algunas propuestas, a América Latina en su proxima gira?
Es como para saber si tenemos que estar ilusionandonos o no.
Obviamente cuando digo propuesta me refiero a contratarlos para que vengan a tocar. Tengo entendido que la banda, en parte, tambien decide.
PD: Alguno que lo traduzca.
talontedgirl on February 20, 2010 at 9:04 am
What’s the best way to cure art block?
*artistically, not musically
Marques on February 20, 2010 at 9:04 am
Hey do you plan on doing another Fort Minor album? If so, will you bringin back the same cast? (Styles of Beyond, Holly Brook, Kenna)
Ailina on February 20, 2010 at 9:04 am
will u be singing on the new album?
Dinda on February 20, 2010 at 9:04 am
whats up with Fort Minor?
Maria on February 20, 2010 at 9:03 am
I got an iPhone because you had one and am glad my contract is up and i changed to a different phone as i didn’t like it. Have you ever got something because someone said it was cool and regretted it?
Lechine Julien on February 20, 2010 at 9:03 am
Is the album will be more rock,metal or an other genre
Maya on February 20, 2010 at 9:03 am
What are your favourite bands ever? & when did you get your first guitar?
Scott on February 20, 2010 at 9:03 am
I have some album questions.How is the one your working on related to the others? I know it is probably going to be unique but in what way? Is there a name you’ve thought of? How many tracks are you estimating there to be? It seems like there are always unreleased songs. Why not just put them on your records? Last of all is the song that is going to be on 8-bit rebellion just going to be on the game or will it be able to be purchased another way?
Daniel Coogan on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
how do you decide upon the direction of an album? and how does this direction effect the sound you want to create? or is it the sound that effects the direction?
Ali // allucha on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
Which member of the band finished 8-Bit Rebellion first? (assuming that the story mode is complete)
Hybrid911 on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
When are you coming back to the UK?
Raquel Sakuyama on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
Will you guys release 8-bit rebellion for other videogame like PS?
Amanda on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
How did you figure out to choose music as your career path? I know you studied art, so I always wondered what made you choose music?AN ANSWER WOULD BE APPRECIATED!-thanks mike, come back to the game NOW!
Genesis Garcia on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
Who’s your biggest influence?
YANLI on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
Best memory from a concert?
May or may not be a Linkin Park/Fort Minor one.
c on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
hey mike, my question is: do you sleep?
and other is what is your favorite iphone’s apps?
asdQD on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
I’ve got a question: Which pickups Brad used most for Meteora in studio?
Ziya on February 20, 2010 at 9:01 am
Do you wish Linkin Park went back and created more rap/rock songs or do you prefer singing?
Also, please check out my rap/rock band I’m sure you’ll appreciate it.
Thomas Leone on February 20, 2010 at 9:00 am
hey Mike….the last song for haiti was excellent…can we look forward to similar songs for the next LP album?
RindinS on February 20, 2010 at 8:59 am
Mike,what’s up with Machine Shop Records? Are you going to produce any new projects?
Nick Duffy on February 20, 2010 at 8:59 am
What were some of the earliest Fort Minor songs that were written that made the cut for The Rising Tied?
Maxim on February 20, 2010 at 8:59 am
Mike, are you taping SBD Live Audio from Live In Saint Petersburg 2679????
I was on a show, that was soooo great!!! But only fan-made videos released now… Quality is terrible(((((( Do you taped this show? And do you preforming in Saint Petersburg at this summer?!?!?!
jehsta on February 20, 2010 at 8:59 am
1.How many rap songs will be on the album/Can you describe the second 5 songs(who sings…?)
2.Are you planning to release some unknown songs this years(i think Ryu told something about over 100 unreleased LP songs/demos)
3.What about Fort Minor(The Rising Tied is awesome!)
r.a.d on February 20, 2010 at 8:57 am
instead of a “intellectual-yet-awsome” equation, give us an estimate of when the new album is coming out 😀
nico on February 20, 2010 at 8:55 am
What do you think about the cover from Madison we’ve just made?
Hope you like it 🙂
Zac Harrell on February 20, 2010 at 8:54 am
I know you have answered this before, but what would you say to any aspiring musicians, wishing to do what you do? I just bought an M-Audio 25 keyboard and I know Joe uses M-Audio pads, but doing this stuff is so hard. How did you learn how to do it? And what advice could you give a musician like me?
Raiden on February 20, 2010 at 8:54 am
Mike! What are your favourite apps on your iPhone? Are you guys planning a CD+DVD combo release for the new album?
Baste on February 20, 2010 at 8:54 am
When will Rob Bourdon cut his hair?
linkinlovprk on February 20, 2010 at 8:53 am
What inspires you personally to write the lyrics you write? I really like them, and I’ve been curious to what makes you write them.
Ingrid on February 20, 2010 at 8:53 am
Will LP come to Brazil again? Is it possible come to Porto Alegre next time instead of São Paulo?
Lukas on February 20, 2010 at 8:53 am
How do you feel about releasing another record? are you still stressed or feel more confident about it? also… in how many % is the album finished at this point? can you give us a rough idea? thanks Mike
D3lta on February 20, 2010 at 8:53 am
When Linkin Park first started out, did you guys find it difficult to explain what you were doing to your friends and loved ones? As in, “hey, I can’t go to (insert place) I’m working on some music with the band, or getting ready for a show”? Sort of difficult to justify time away to other people on what seemed like a crazy dream.
Voeps on February 20, 2010 at 8:47 am
on a scale 1-10.. what are the odds of a Linkin Park US tour in 2010? Thanks Mike!
LTC Knight on February 20, 2010 at 8:46 am
Any news on a possible release date for 8-bit rebellion?
Lucas Maffra on February 20, 2010 at 8:43 am
what is Mike’s hotmail or windows mensseger??
Jordan on February 20, 2010 at 8:43 am
When are you touring in the UK again……
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