…in response (2 of 2)

February 22, 2010

More responses.

Q: “What is the theme of the songs for the new album?” – Kanurachel
M: “Don’t suck”

Q: “Do you like to read? What kind of stuff do you read?” – Patricia, orion wong, others.
M: I don’t read a lot, so when I do, it has to be good.  I tend to read stuff that can help me be creative or organize my ideas or life.  I’m currently reading Chris Anderson’s “Free,” which is incredible so far.  The last fiction book I can remember reading was a teen novel called “House Of The Scorpion.”  Also great (it’s about a boy who finds out he’s a clone who was created in order to harvest his organs).

Q: “What’s your favorite Led Zeppelin song?” – Alex
M: I have a few: “The Ocean,” “Dyer Maker,” “When The Levee Breaks,” “Dazed And Confused,” and “Immigrant Song” are all jams.

Q:” 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?”- Sioned
M: Believe in yourself, be tough on your creative product (to make sure it’s the best you can do), and be open to teamwork and criticism.  Remember to be a student.

Q: “How do you like your coffee?” – Pytt
M: With Liquid vanilla Coffee Mate.  Or Baileys.  DELICIOUS.

Q: “How long have you been playing piano? Did you teach yourself?” – Jim
M: I took piano lessons (classical / theory, etc.) for about 13 years.  I started when I was really little.  But I ended up wanting to go in a direction (hip hop / production, jazz, blues) that my teacher wasn’t familiar with, so I left.  I bought some production equipment and started making beats.

Q: “What made you decide to leave your hair natural color and take out your earrings?” – Rachel
M: HA, well put.  I think it occurred to me that I was getting older.  Have you ever been in the supermarket and seen a old man or woman who dresses WAY too young?  I didn’t want to be that guy.

Nor did I want to be this:

Q: “When will you come to my country?” – Everyone
M: There are fans from all over the world who always ask this question.  There were some of you from South America, the Middle East, and Africa that posted here, asking this same question once again…I don’t know the answer.  But if you’re serious about making it happen, here’s something that might help: show your biggest concert promoters that there will be a massive Linkin Park fanbase attending the (potential) show.   One idea: start a petition.  Make it known to the people who promote the biggest concerts in your area; but keep in mind that there would probably have to be about 15,000-30,000 LOCAL NAMES on that petition in order for it to work.  Then the concert promoters will say, “great, we’ll have a successful show here,” and they would work on making it happen…But if you’re just asking because you didn’t have a better question, that’s fine, too :)

Q: “wow those are a lot of questions. Did you read through all of them?” – jaslene
M: Not all, but probably too many.

mike

179 Comments

  1. icecremsandwich on November 25, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Lalala I’m posting here knowing you will never find me. [evil laugh]

  2. syedvajhi on October 31, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Hello
    I really want all of your group to come to India..!
    There are many fans of Linkin Park here in India!
    please arrange a tour to India..!

  3. harshal210491 on October 4, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Hello Mike,
    I want you all group to come in India. and most important that I can’t wait for new album. I liked yours album “Living Things”. It’s really nice. When I saw that, there is release of new album. I just ran towards that. and finally, I felt good after listening to that. We all fans want new album again as soon as possible.

    Thanks Mike.

    Regards Harshal
    (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

  4. manavrockss on October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Hey Mike I want to be in ur Band Linkin Park as a vocalist ,,,,, I sing really awesome… wt would i have to do..

  5. Eva Hoppe on April 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Hi, i´m from germany…do you speak german ??? xD
    i like your music xD and how old is your son ???please be still so cool <3
    Eva

  6. Danny on April 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Miami needs to LP to show up down here and get that Latin vibe!!! Also mike how much video games do u play?

  7. Krys on March 19, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Hey, I’d be very glad if you could answer me this question cuz I have to create a logo, and I’d like to know… if I ask you “the essence of the music” what does appear in your mind? if everyone of LP could answer it would be great!! but if you can’t ask ‘em, don’t worry, but thx. And anyone on the blog can answer it if you want.
    Thank y’all.
    xXx go on LP and DB!!

  8. Lisette on March 16, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Hey Mike :)
    I really love LP and you too, I like your music .
    I hope that you´ll soon come to Estonia because I really want to see you, Im big-biig fan xD
    I have write to you in the Twitter , but you didnt answered, so, I know youre busy .
    I hope to heard soon your new songs and everything else, I cant live without LP.

    Sorry, my english is not very good, cause im only 13 and i´ve studied english 2 years only,

    With big loves and Hhugs :
    Lisette (L)

  9. NAMITHA on March 10, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Will 8-bit rebellion be available for all kind of ipods??

  10. Gosia Pyrek Poland Big Fan But Young on March 9, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Hi Mike ;)
    I love Linkin Park really much and hope that you come up to Poland soon :)
    What are you doing at free time ?
    `. Regards from all fans <> from Poland :)
    Have a good day =)

  11. hala on March 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    hey mike im from da middleeast jordan is da name of my cntry im a big fan of LP i always keepup wid ur work and i like wt ur doin its inspirin i love ur videos they refelct da cuel reality abt dis world so im askin u 2 do a video abt da bad stuff tht happened in Iraq or palestine or lebanon idnt know if u know smthn abt da war in gazza abt a year ago right b4 Obamas inauguration day if ure interested i can send u sme footage and i believe ure gonna be amazed tht u people in america dnt know abt it im tellin dis cz its a very gd cause it’ll open americans minds abt wat da media is doin 2 manipulate ur humanity by hidin bad stuff goin in da middleeast.anywy thnx 4 ur time mike

  12. lisavè on March 1, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Hey Mike, I would like to know what you think about Radiohead……… I think they are one of the most talented bands existing…

  13. chris on March 1, 2010 at 10:49 am

    here’s a story.. i was driving down the highway yesterday, taking my girlfriend to olive garden, (highly reccomend that restaurant by the way) and i had to pull into a jug handle to turn on the other side of the high way, while we are sitting there at the traffic light i look over to my right and i see a sign and im like omg… Lincoln Park! i knkow thats not how you spell the band name but i also know that thats where the idea for creating the band name came from. my girlfriend looks at me and im like what? it says Lincoln Park! best moment ever! haha

  14. shahrzad on February 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    hi mike,dont you have any idea to help iranian people?because of lack of human rights and ….?!

  15. Giuseppe Peperoni on February 28, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Hey Mike,
    what do you think about guitar/vocal covers of Linkin Park on youtube? Some are really good at it

  16. Josh White on February 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Hey Mike, I’m a huge fan of yours…a really big fan you inspire every aspect f my life, whether it be music or art. YOur music saved my life, i was in a really bad spot a few years ago and your lyrics helped me out man thank you so much. You gave me the confidence to start rapping and i hope one day i can make it in music and its always been my dream to tour with linkin park. I saw you guys live with Chiodos and Coheed and Chiodos is from my town and it gave me hope that i could accomplish my dream. You dont have to respond to this, it’d be sweet if you did, but you don’t have to you. You’re simply an amazing artist and you inspire me everyday, thank you for your inspiration!

  17. Timothy on February 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Hey mike shinoda i got an important question for you

    when you guys started xero or hybrid theory were they any drugs
    or alcoholic other then yourself or your band mates did since then
    Because every celebrity has a history behind it and drugs always
    hits every body first,by the way im from Washington.

    peace out

  18. JAY on February 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    @Q: “When will you come to my country?” – Everyone
    Hey Mike,What about INDIA? have u ever thought of coming to INDIA?.There are a lot of fans here .You can check out the album sales in INDIA then you will come to know.You guys always tour Europe or US ..plz come to INDIA.

  19. Rebecca on February 26, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Q: “What made you decide to leave your hair natural color and take out your earrings?” – Rachel
    M: HA, well put. I think it occurred to me that I was getting older. Have you ever been in the supermarket and seen a old man or woman who dresses WAY too young? I didn’t want to be that guy.

    Uhh… Hallo, when did you get old?!

  20. Cristopher on February 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    hello! i new here in you blog mike i like to make a question i live in chile and i think than i be the more big fan in this country of LP and i like to know when if yours can coming to my country because korn defotnes and another bands its coming and my favorite band LP its not come and this a very big problem because i buy all of your cds original version for fans and i have my room all with posters of LP and i like to see one time in live in here pliss this is my more big dream goodbye mike and a hope than do you read this mesaje

  21. James Purcell on February 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    can you please put the iphone game on the new nokias?

  22. Laurent on February 26, 2010 at 10:57 am

    When you come in belgium? What to do?

  23. abraHam on February 26, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Hi.. Mike

    That style will have the unreleased game?

  24. mike huerta on February 26, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Hey mike i have to know if your still playing halo, are you going to get halo reach…. its supposed to be amazing lol. hit me up if you do we can play live

  25. TIFFTIFF33LP on February 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    People of wal mart thats awesomeness I love that!!!^_^*

  26. Charna on February 25, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Hello Mike! I’ve been wondering the artist or any background info on this poster I’ve had for ages? I got it 2 weeks before you came to South Florida for PR 07. I’ve always been meaning to ask- I just keep forgetting!
    http://i50.tinypic.com/jq0vgz.jpg
    And I mean the one in the middle- the one on the left I won from that “Search with Chester” thing, and the one on the right was what you used to advertise PR that year. XP Thanks for looking!

  27. PierreCech10 on February 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Mike can u make the iphone game to another phones too? nokia 5800 for example

  28. Daniele on February 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Good answers! LOL

  29. Noemi on February 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    yo mike, ive just listened again to with or without you (U2) and i was wondering if you found a big source in inspiration in U2 or its just a way to remember you like this band?

  30. N-Crypt on February 25, 2010 at 11:02 am

    man, i’m a (lil) producer… basically doing my thang in my own way… so.. i’m tryin to get my self signed under some record label in malaysia… do u think droppin a mixtape will be fine for that???

  31. Analyn on February 25, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I hope you could answer my question. 3 of 3, please

  32. RomanaSchm. on February 25, 2010 at 9:05 am

    hey mike!!!

    is it true that you become daddy about one year ago??
    :-) :-) :-) :-)

  33. Chmikster Hahn on February 25, 2010 at 8:07 am

    So when is “in repsonse (3 of 3)” going to be written out? :-p Whenever you have the time…that’d be nice.

    My questions weren’t that important though, just curious ones. But then again you answered some curious ones here. XD

    What I’d truly like from you is some feedback on the poem I wrote, inspired by you. And yeah, you can say anything you want about my dumb anime dream that’s on there too LOL. Link: http://phspopular2002.livejournal.com/230268.html

  34. PAULINA on February 25, 2010 at 7:28 am

    HELLO MIKE I AM FROM CHILE (ARE INVITED)
    MY QUESTION IS THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN YOUR FANS OF ANY GROUP OR SINGER? A FAN AS I REFER TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU CAN NOT LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC TO YOUR DAYS ARE GOOD BECAUSE THEY PUT A SONG AND MY OTHER QUESTION THAT BOTHER YOU FANS YOU SAY THAT YOU LOVE? I BELIEVE THAT THE FANS ARE THE ONE CREATE LACK OF AFFECTION WE BELIEVE THAT LESS MISERABLES OR THAT WE HAVE A REASON TO LIVE …

  35. 2shane on February 25, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Hey Mike i want givw you something…?
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/note.php?note_id=112316019445
    i wanna you read this link,this’s my lyric,i’m the writer.. plzz Mike read this link?

  36. orion wong on February 25, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Thanks for answering=)

  37. ricky parmar on February 25, 2010 at 1:36 am

    mike. what ever happend to machine shop records? you had many great artists on it like styles of beyond and holly brook. will you ever be part of there projects again

  38. ~Orca LP~ on February 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Mike what do you think about the whole “Shamu kills trainer incident” i wanted to get a smarter POV than the media..lol I wrote some things on my blog about it. I love that whale and i knew that trainer. I believe no one is at fault considering the current conclusion.

    ~Rose~

  39. Kees on February 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Sorry for bothering with the ‘when are you coming to …’ (Holland) question, hahah. When I’m done with my exams in three months I’m going to see what I can do with those tips you gave. If you got any more hints and tips on how to get you guys over here, I’m sure everyone’s curious to know!

    Still hoping you’ll slap Chester with a smelly fish. Even if you don’t tell him to ‘cut the emocrap’! (A)

    Kees

  40. Bizzarre on February 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Hey Mike I know that you must be hearing this question all the time but do you planning to go on with Fort Minor Project??

  41. Fatima on February 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    why Joe Hahn is not on twitter! I think it would be great if he make a twitter account! :) please say Hi to Joe and say we’re waiting him on twitter! :D :P

  42. Ghostfreak on February 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Well Mike I love u… :) and say Phoenix that he should stop smoking that pot :P Why come u guys always come to the bigger countries ‘cuz u were in Germany lots of time, but you’ve never been in countries like Croatia,Serbia,Bosnia and Herzegovina…We are Europe too… Love ya Guys

  43. Elizabeth on February 24, 2010 at 11:54 am

    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.

  44. Matias Morales on February 24, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Hey Mike! I’m from Argentina……. in your post of responses, you say:
    but keep in mind that there would probably have to be about 15,000-30,000 LOCAL NAMES on that petition…

    We have 16.385 membres on http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=111963917609&ref=ts

    check it out !!!

  45. brooke on February 24, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Michael Troughton says hi! He would like to get back in touch with you.

  46. Peter.Pan on February 24, 2010 at 8:51 am

    i find a new lost in translation photo, lol, but i dont know how 2 upload the pic. sad, can anyone help me

  47. grace on February 24, 2010 at 3:30 am

    LOL:DDD
    the green hair guy XDDD

  48. Wency on February 24, 2010 at 3:25 am

    UHMM…
    Me too!
    I also like to see you playing live here in the PHILIPPINES!
    I realy realy realy want!
    I can only watch you on youtube and in DVD,the “ROAD TO REVOLUTION”,I always watch that everyweek (friday) before I go to school.

    So when the new album comes up,I hope you guys will go here,I’m will be 100% there!

  49. Priyal Parekh on February 24, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Hey Mike. I’m from Mumbai,India. I read your blog and especially the part about coming to India. I do have a petition on Facebook. We are gathering many people in the group. Will post it soon on your blog once I have a sufficient number. :) Thanks! And please come to India!! :D :D

    Long Live LP! :D

  50. Michael123 on February 24, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Hi Mike, i know my quastion is not in place but i ask you and please for answer. Are you intresting in visit Poland in 2011 for some concert ?

  51. Nadia on February 24, 2010 at 12:35 am

    hi, mike! i aspire to be a graphic designer. what would you recommend as the necessary steps for becoming a successful one? could you tell me if there is any specific country reputed for studying this field?

  52. Eliana on February 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    wow mike!!!..I have that book..we are alike;)

  53. tgeorge on February 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Sony or Sennheiser for headphones? ;)

  54. Malinda on February 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    wats up Mike! i just wanted 2 kno 4 sure if u have a son named Otis cuz i’ve seen sum pics n he looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!

  55. dylan thomas on February 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    hay mike, im stuck on a homework question mabye you can help me….

    its a long one so ill post it a bit at a time.. :)

  56. Andizzle on February 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Ok I missed the Q&A session by like 2 days (work gets in the way) but you were talking abut books and I was wondering have you ever read Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey? Its part fiction, part historical, part fact all about LA. Granted ou probably know it all already, but it captures the diversity of LA really well.

  57. cuz on February 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    You are so right about the petition! In 2007 few LPUers including me (ha!) started a petition for a LP show in Poland. Advertised that on internet, newspapers. I was so busy that wasn’t sleeping for two weeks! Didn’t make it back then, but one year later we (the same LPUers) tried again and thet ended up with Szczecin Rock Festival with Chris Cornell, Limp Bizkit, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and some polish bands. Again – no LP but maybe next year? That was supposed to be

  58. dolly on February 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    jajaj i prefer mike without earrings and his hair natural color

  59. Pytt on February 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve always wondered how you liked your coffee. Haha. Thanks for the answer!

    ~ Pytt

  60. gdeegan on February 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks so much or taking the time to answer yor fans’ qustions. Although I never asked a question, it was nice hearing your answers. Im dfinitely glad that there will be rapping on the new album!!

  61. patrycja_poland on February 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    fajnie, że są tu też fani z Polski :D Pozdrawiam !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P

  62. Priscilla on February 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    U really answered.
    That’s just awesome.Unbelieveble!

  63. rockermeg on February 23, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Ha. Nice.
    I didn’t ask a question because I couldn’t think of one…but now I can and I’m kicking myself because it seems you’re finished. I’ll take a shot in case you see it and if not I’ll wait ’til next time.
    I’m studying Jazz/Blues at the moment, who’s your favourite artist?
    x

  64. TheGlueLpFan on February 23, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Well I’m a little bit heart broken that my question didn’t get an answer but I hope I’ll have more luck next time…when is that going to be? lol

  65. Tina on February 23, 2010 at 11:37 am

  66. sarah35 on February 23, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Great answers and I’m glad that I’ve got to know something more about you.
    Informations which I won’t read anywhere. You are unusual person and it’s worth get to know you better. Thanks for opportunity :) Mike and I have one more matter. If I ever said something hurtful to you what insulted you, I really would like to apologise you. It might by strange to you but I have all the time such feeling… I just want to have clear conscience. Greetings

  67. Gloria on February 23, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I’m glad you survived this round of answering questions even though 75% of the questions were asking if LP would go to their country. Great answers for the questions.

  68. Ailina on February 23, 2010 at 10:45 am

    great answers mike.i’m glad u don’t dye ur hair anymore.i think u look best when it is the real mike

  69. Alexandra2960 on February 23, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Hi Mike, your answers are really hilarious…
    That question about your readings is pretty cool, I had never heard of that book, but maybe I’ll check it out :D. That kind of posts (with a “space” to do our questions) are awesome because we can ask what we want and expose our doubts. And a good advice: ” Remember to be a student”. Thanks for your answers:)

  70. JaySinkie on February 23, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Thanks for answering all of these questions Mike, I really appreciate that you take the time to do so. I do have a question myself though: for those of us that don’t have/can’t afford an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, will there be another way for us to be able to get the 8-Bit Rebellion song; such as iTunes? Thanks.

  71. Oliver on February 23, 2010 at 10:26 am

    no question, but i just want you to check this awesome video out!

  72. LP_MOHD on February 23, 2010 at 10:11 am

    THANX MAN 2 ANSWER MY Q

    I UNDERSTAND OF UR ANSWER LINKIN PARK NEED ALOOOT OF FANS IN ONE LIVE SHOW ???BUT NICKELBACK WAS N DUBAI AFEW WEEKS AGO AND IT WAS AWSOOME SHOW
    I ADMIT THERE WAS NOT 15000 FANS BUT WAS AGREAT NIGHT FOR FANS WHO WAS WITHING 4 THIS BAND
    AND I’M SURE LINKIN PARK HAVE MORE FANS THEN NICKELBACK

    SO WE R WAITING 4 LP

  73. Swollenblackmagic on February 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Thanks Mike.
    However, what about Fort Minor? ;>

  74. Maxim on February 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Q: “wow those are a lot of questions. Did you read through all of them?” – jaslene
    M: Not all, but probably too many.

    But answered in 5-7 percent :( :( :(

  75. Calliope on February 23, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I’m surprised that you actually read books! :D Thanks alot for taking the time to do read those questions!

    PS. Some of us have a small problem. The menu doen’t appears correctly, it looks like this http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc333/liope_photos/photos.jpg I have tried other broswers but all of them shows it with the same way. Can you please do something about it?

  76. Stephanie on February 23, 2010 at 9:39 am

  77. Yara Lopes on February 23, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I really enjoyed this last question. Here in Brazil was organized a major campaign to bring Linkin Park here again, with videos of people from all over the country, I learned that more than 1 million people sent in videos (I had my =]) .. the organizer of the campaign said he would send the video to you (LP), do not know if they carried, the videos are the fans saying “Linkin Park, Brazil wants you!” .. At least now, you (LP) know that if they come to Brazil will have a huge audience waiting for you! ..
    Hugs from Brazil.
    If you do not understand, the fault is not mine but the Google translator! =)

  78. Jesper Villadsen on February 23, 2010 at 9:34 am

    yo mike:D dunno if ure gonna read these aswell. But I just wanna ask if you know if Joseph has made any scrath jammings that you may upload?:) love Cure For The Itch

  79. Ksenia on February 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

    hahaha) what a really nightmare!))

  80. Kenji_Poland on February 23, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Yo Mike. What did you do with the Polish flag with sings from fans which we gave you in 2007 in Poland ;)?

  81. mushroom on my head on February 23, 2010 at 9:28 am

    just tell me i can hear ur rap in new album >8<

  82. Ritko on February 23, 2010 at 9:13 am

    hahahahaaa … what a nightmare! :D

  83. Berfu on February 23, 2010 at 9:11 am

    What’s your favorite movies? Can’t you get to us more information about the things you like? And i really wonder your playlist, if it’s possible please publish(:

  84. Patryk95_PL on February 23, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Hi Mike
    When I heard the song Announcement Service Public (GREAT SONG ;)) reversed I realized that you could do the same thing with other songs so I started to listen few songs reversed ;). Actually, I didn’t find anything interesting except one song – Numb. In about half of the song Chester sings very clearly something like: “You are really scared, some of us, who’s against, now that what you’ve heard” (I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEAN IF IT MEANS ANYTHING ;p)
    And here is my question: Did you do that on purpose or is it just pure coincidence ?
    I don’t believe you’ll pick my question but I can always try ;)

    GREETINGS FROM POLAND

  85. Edu on February 23, 2010 at 9:07 am


    It’s my first comment, just wanted to give you this track. Hope you like it.
    It’s pretty deep and aggressive but I’ll leave that to you.

  86. Pablo Hdz on February 23, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Hey Mike could be any posibility of participation of some artists in the new album of LP any featurette maybe Jay-Z again, Korn, or any friends of yours in the hard rock music bussines…It would be Great one o two songs in a colaboration in this next record dont you think?

  87. Semir on February 23, 2010 at 8:56 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!

  88. linparkin on February 23, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Where is Q?〒_〒

  89. Arthur Lopez on February 23, 2010 at 8:04 am

    she’s just a small town girl, living in a lonly world , she took a midnight train going any where

  90. Steven A. on February 23, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Mike, any 2010 U.S. tour dates possible?

  91. LoveMike1 on February 23, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Hehe ;P
    Yo Mike :D

    You liked our questions?

    She said “Some days I feel like sh*t,
    Some days I wanna quit, and just be normal for a bit,”
    I don’t understand why you have to always be gone,
    I get along but the trips always feel so long,

    I like to sing it … Hehe :)

  92. Diamond on February 23, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Hey Mike! Do you like vampires? And what are your views on the “Twiligh”?

  93. Sarah A. on February 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

    You should try reading Eragon(unless you already have) :D

  94. YANA on February 23, 2010 at 7:13 am

    THX for responses. What a Masya you are! :)

  95. algeria love you ms on February 23, 2010 at 7:10 am

    hey mike what’s up !! you are awesome man;) i love you so much and you know what !! my friends here in algeria call me mike shinoda because i talk about you all the time :) please answer me the next time <3

  96. Thomas Jacob Brablec on February 23, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Awww… I’m too young to start a petition. I wouldn’t even get that many people for it, because no one cares about a little kid. Maybe if I actually got someone older to do it, it would help. Can’t wait for the new album!

  97. Cystlib on February 23, 2010 at 6:49 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. 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?

  98. NEOSHIDA on February 23, 2010 at 6:15 am

    To AARON LEWIS, in my opinion, some song in Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory DO have a similarity to Limp Bizkit song BUT hey, it’s Nu-Metal… How much different can two band makes when they in the same genre? Try to compare Metallica and Megadeth or Slayer. Well, every kid in the early millennium (including me) listened to Limp Bizkit, no doubt about it. But you don’t need to go and tell the whole world that you was a Bizkitboi some time ago didn’t ya? I’m sure Mr. Shinoda had a reason for not response to those question. I love both Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park. But i also love Nine Inch Nails, the main reference of both bands. Respect!

  99. Zermi on February 23, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I’d like a Mike with long green hair, very professional!

  100. linkinparkette on February 23, 2010 at 6:12 am

    :O nooo never to old with getting hair dyed. :D

  101. EvoOba_ on February 23, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Hahahaha! These pics are hilarious! LOL Thx for taking the time to read all of these comments :) I hope there’ll be another post like this in the following…months ^^

  102. zzzzzZAHRA on February 23, 2010 at 6:05 am

    hahaha COOL MAN,,,,u dont need to color ur hair its cool the way it is..hahaha

    a question: what do u wish u had right now ?what would really make u day?

  103. Amy on February 23, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Don’t you think there should be a big LPU band-meet&greet sesh in England? :D

  104. Dani on February 23, 2010 at 5:58 am

    You read House of the Scorpion? Nice =D
    I read it about 4 or 5 years ago and it was fascinating.

  105. OwnSummer on February 23, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Hey Mike, have you listened the brand new song from Deftones, Rocket Skates?

  106. patrycja on February 23, 2010 at 5:23 am

    hey Mike, do you like metal ??? some metal bands ???

  107. Shayan D on February 23, 2010 at 5:02 am

    even though u didn’t answer me but tnx for your responce ;):D

  108. chester7890 on February 23, 2010 at 4:55 am

    wa

  109. swati LP on February 23, 2010 at 4:49 am

    OOHHH!!!!! Damn,,,,,, I missed it :( ………
    WILL U EVER REPLY ME MIKE????? :)

  110. Puppy on February 23, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Hey Mike, though you didn’t answer mine, I’ve known the answer. Well, still say thanks to your answers. I really like your answer “Remember to a student”!

  111. Ellen on February 23, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Don’t suck :D LOL*-*

  112. Farrah Mae on February 23, 2010 at 4:24 am

    MIIIIIIIKKKKKKKKEEEEE!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    your answers are hilarious! :D

  113. Xandro Pontillas on February 23, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Hi Mike! you know what? since you have your official website and began posting your blogs..i already asking you about how do you take care of your voice? and can you give us some tips on how to sing and how to take care of our voice?hahaha

    I think this time you will not answer me again!!haha

  114. Angi L on February 23, 2010 at 4:08 am

    I love Baileys~But I’ve never add it to my coffee….I’ll try it sometime this week~

  115. Mark Travis [Ro] on February 23, 2010 at 4:00 am

    did you get to read the question about HT`s 10th anniversary? ..posted at 11:37 AM or so

  116. ThE BlaCK HaWK on February 23, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Well, although my Q was not answered, but you had picked interesting questions, thank you Mike for doing this!

    And I think you were still young enough [at least for the earrings and the goatee] when you left those…For example Phoenix & Chester still wear earrings, and Joe had the goatee until about a year ago I think! YOU ARE NOT AN OLD MAN, Gangsta! :D

  117. lode from belgium(lvix) on February 23, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Thanks for the question about what we have to do to get you here in Belgium. :p
    It looks not easy, belgium is small so…

    I am trying to get linkin park facebook requests for Belgium.
    Probably that’s the way! :d

  118. xKreySx on February 23, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Q: “What is the theme of the songs for the new album?” – Kanurachel
    M: “Don’t suck” – MegaLOL))

  119. lyra on February 23, 2010 at 1:55 am

    “Q: how about u guyz tour with My Chemical Romance again when d record somes out? any thoughts on that? i’d love to see my 2 fav bands play together:)”
    me too..it’s sweet that you invited My Chem Mike..~
    but seriously..i don’t think that will happen again..srry..:(

  120. keineahnung on February 23, 2010 at 1:52 am

    again: great questions/answers :) thanks for answering

    I think that’s a great theme for the songs, but maybe you should put a “please” in front of it ;p

    @books: you should try terry pratchett’s discworld novels…they’re hilarious (or at least read SOULMUSIC!!! it’s awesome, it’s kind of a parody of that whole rock’n’roll business and stardom/fandom)

    LOL @people on the pics…they’re really scary ;) …but, awwww “getting older” sounds so bad, maybe you should just call it “(finally) growing up” or whatever ;)

  121. L1nk1nPark on February 23, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Hey Mike…..

    What makes you think you’re old???? Your hairstyles were so cool!!!

  122. Andrew Leezan on February 23, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Like 90% of all asked questions were stupid, idiot questions. I wondering what douchebags could ask those questions! Like “Can you give me your earings?” and so on. I’ve read 20 questions and i’m about to fall asleep on my laptop. ToDraw suck!

    *AndrewL*

  123. Teo on February 23, 2010 at 1:15 am

    That’s more like it. I don’t mind the fact you didn’t answer mine. I get that there’s a lot of work here. But this is wayyy better then the 1st part. You picked some pretty good ones. And I’m sure there are a lot of other good questions to answer , so keep your yeys open please!!!

  124. mariya on February 23, 2010 at 12:59 am

    READ ME……READ ME……READ ME……READ ME……READ ME……READ ME……Q:Mike! You would like to play cinema? What genres of films are pleasant to you? What film the most favourite?

  125. Hariz Rizy on February 23, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Mike, how’d you got started making music?

  126. shima on February 22, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    ughh i’ve been sick n havnt got on as much so i didnt kno u wer doin this:(

    Q: how about u guyz tour with My Chemical Romance again when d record somes out? any thoughts on that? i’d love to see my 2 fav bands play together:)

  127. Alexandra on February 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    wow, woman looks like old and fat Lada Gaga :)

  128. hosam_misery_solider on February 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    hey mike,i have never got an answer from u,ha i have no luck,well ,i am sad,broken and every1 every frnd ignores me becuz i am caring,from around all the world greece,croatia,italy etc.. i am just 15 thats not fair i mean i am alone and suck, is it for me better to die or live? even if i didnt get an answer thats would make it just more perfect to be more broken.

  129. Hosam_misery_solider on February 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Hey mike well i want to ask u smthn haha i never get from u an answer i have no luck,man i am 15 i am just so sad,nthn fair with me,no body cares abt me,even cant get gf! I wrote 45 lyrics just abt my feelings,i mean wow imagine that u can write 45 songs abt ur sadness,even frndz ignorin me,around all the world,greece,croatia,italy…Etc ,tell me is it better to live or die? Even if i didnt get an answer u will make it perfect ha

  130. Miss Kauro on February 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    So you admit that you are older now!?LOL

    mmmm…your coffee smells good..

    LOL @ pic.

    You read books too!

    So did you eat some ice cream after you drink coffee?

  131. fsanchez91 on February 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    When will the APP come out I can’t wait!!! Seriously!

  132. noel on February 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    i just wanna know if you’ll collaborate with bishop lamont in the future. that would be awesome

  133. TAUQIR AHMED on February 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    You recently posted a video of you performing with The Roots. This got me wondering if you would feature with hip-hop artists/crews on albums in the near future. Also, do you see yourself producing more hip-hop beats?

  134. pepper on February 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Mike, some skaters from scottland just skated to krawling on the olympics! i got so excied, at first i though the music was just coming from my itunes but no!!!! lol ok this was a random and pointless comment, i was just super excited :)

    -when they use your stuff for figure skating, that’s when you know you’ve made it XP

  135. RV on February 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    [[HEY MIKE, do you miss Chester's scream-singing, rough-low note vocals? Is there going to be some of that on the new album? or just "Not alone" type of singing? Remember, one of the things Chester was known for was for that type of singing]]

  136. Valentina on February 22, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you Mike for answers the quesstions.. I was asking about when are you coming to our countries… well, when ill go back I will ask about it .. the fanclub in chile are waiting for you guys… thanks for answers…
    Im apprecate…
    Good night

  137. Danny Plant on February 22, 2010 at 9:09 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

  138. Melisa on February 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    haha mike i can kinda see you walking around walmart with a green wig on that would be hella funny XD and im watching the Olympics and this couple is skating to Krwling!!! finally some real music when it comes to ice skating lol

  139. Guilherme Felix on February 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Mike, what kind of movies you watch on tv ?
    Do you watch Supernatural on CW ? =D

  140. lpfmfan on February 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    you know Linkin Park was a trending topic on Twitter! some figure skaters were skating to it at the Olympics and everyone was tweeting about it! but it’s died down…and its only trending in Chicago, Boston, and Houston now, lol.

  141. Xguy on February 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    xD it’s obvious he won’t answer any of the album data : )…….You mean jack torturing us ….:@

  142. Jace walker on February 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Couple ice dancing in the olympics for Scotland just danced to cr4wling. From reanimation. AWESOME! The announcers said it was risky when applying to an older crowd

  143. Kevin on February 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    In the HT days, your voice was hihger than now. Did you go through puberty late?

  144. Black_Knife on February 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    well.. If you still want to answer late questions…. will Rob shave his head again like before? :)) well… that’s all. Like your answers and nice picture \m/!!! LP forever!!!

  145. Jessie on February 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    MIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Sinead Kerr & John Kerr used KRWLING as their soundtrack for FREE DANCE! Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K39tA_8zjXQ&feature=related

    Hope you like it!

  146. Chocolate Starfish on February 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Mike…do you hate Limp Bizit or something??? A LOT of your fans listen to Limp too…they…like Korn or Deftones or even Linkin Park are a big influence and inspiration for too many people…you just can´t ignore them…for too many years you made the same music style that limp bizkit, obviously both bands have musical differences…but Forgotten sounds like a Limp Bizkit song…
    are you one of those Limp Bizkit Haters?…they are a lot around the world and they are proud of that…please say the truth…the unquestionable truth…

  147. Amanda on February 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Lol. The green hair is amusing.

    Anyway, I can’t think of a question that hasn’t already been asked. So, I’m just going to let you know, I hope things are well for you and going like you hope. And good luck with everything. =).

  148. JanV on February 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Hey Mike~!
    You didn’t answer my question :( I’d asked ‘What importance do fans have in your life?’ Maybe it was too serious a question; I’ll try asking a more random one next time! :) I don’t blame u though, there were like a 1000 questions to choose from! u must have been MAHA-busy (Indian slang; u’ll get it only if u come to India once!)
    Btw, where did u get ur awesome sense of humour from? :D really love it!
    Thanks for everything~!

  149. Lena on February 22, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    That the person does wants. It paints hair, does not paint, what difference. The person remains former.

  150. Brian D on February 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Hey Mike,
    I don’t know if you were watching the Olympics but I’m watching it right now and the British Ice Dancing pair just did a free dance to the reanimated version of Crawling. It was pretty cool. You can probably find it on youtube or even on NBC’s website since they have all the rights to olympic related stuff. You should check it out incase you missed it.

  151. SoUneik on February 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    OnTvnow>>Olympics>>IceSkating>>Playing LP>>Krwlng.

  152. Chris on February 22, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    haha mike doing my physics homework and some ice skating team in the olympics is dancing to the reanimation version of crawling in the other room

  153. SamuraiBob on February 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Here’s a question Mike…y the hell u didnt answer the questions WE REALLY WANT TO KNOW. douchebag.

  154. Aaron Lewis on February 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I’m surprised you avoided answering most of the difficult questions. Why is it that whenever someones asks you a question about Limp Bizkit or Fred Durst, you just evade the question. I remember in an interview you said “I don’t know who fred durst is. I’ve never met the guy.” I know in your earlier music you guys were “strongly influenced” by Limp Bizkit. And yet you guys have never had the decency to admit you listen to them. Show Fred some respect he’s the one who popularized the nu metal genre. You guys wouldn’t be signed to a label if it wasn’t for Limp.

  155. LíviaPereira on February 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    “There are fans from all over the world who always ask this question. There were some of you from South America…One idea: start a petition.” Yeah, we’re already doing this with our #BrazilWantsLinkinPark :D I really hope it works. :)
    And you know that the biggest difference, for me, between the “young” Mike and the “today’s” Mike was your pants?! I mean, I had never seen you in jeans before. I guess THAT told me you were getting, not older, but mature. But I kind of miss the coloful hair of yours. Just a bit.

  156. Vladimir Júnior on February 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    …and Brazil???? the biggest Linkin Park show in 2004… no more??? Brazil wants LP so much…PLEASEEE Michael Kenji Shinoda…listen me…pleaseee

  157. Alexandra Nofi (Shadower_Liltani on February 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I knew I should’ve asked you the one I thought of first, about “imagining you are a chocolate candy, what kind of filling do you have?” BTW, my mother loves coffee mate, ESPECIALLY french vanilla. And how dare you call yourself old! Just for the record, IF you actually did shave the beard (which I am not suggesting you do), and died your hair red or blue again, or even just spiked it, you’d look 95% as young as you did ten years ago. See, when you’re young, a baby face can be very damning 9I know this from personal experience), but as you get older, it really works it’s magic XD

  158. Devin on February 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Random question here, but I know you must have seen Avatar, would Chester and you ever think about making a song just for the sequel that James Cameron has talked about?

  159. shan1105 on February 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    it seems lots of people asked about project rev, why are we avoid answering this mike? lol

  160. Lori on February 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    So if i started a petition in utah, and did the whole shabang, linkin park would most likely come and perform??? i think its a done deal, maybe lol!

  161. keli_21 on February 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    good answers and a picture just LOL

    i literally fell down laughing =)
    u always show us good sense of humour )) that’s why i like this blog

  162. Jim on February 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I have also taken piano lessons for many years (mostly classical music), but now I have come to the point where I want to create my own products. Even though I have been playing music for so long, I have absolutely no clue how to make something up. I don’t know whether I am missing some important concept or I just lack creativity. Were you always able to create your own music? Any tips?

    Btw thanks for answering my question :)

  163. Manny on February 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Hey Mike have you guys ever thought about doing a Concert in Mexico City? Or somewhere in Mexico? Im not from Mexico City but thought that would be the best place to have a concert since its a pretty big city… I know for sure that Linkin Park has alot of fans in Mexico and was just curious to know why you guys have nevere had a concert there… I live in Chicago but for sure would fly out to watch you guys play out there. You guys are amazing, and one of the Biggest Bands if not the Biggest and im sure most known around the world. Me and my twin brother have been huge fans of you guys since Hybrid Theory and will continue be HUGE fans of Linkin Park… Thanks Mike for your time, Manny

  164. Mary on February 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    You know what’s the best? When people in your business actually take the time to do something personal like this for your fans. Very cool. Rock on, Mike.

  165. BB on February 22, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Is it true that you asked Muse to join your Projekt Revolution 2008 tour and they refused? If you get a chance will you ask them again?

  166. danii on February 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    hola!
    Habra un 3 de 3????
    porfavor es muy entretenido leer tus respuestas xD
    SALUDOS

  167. Rachel on February 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I started bursting out laughing when I saw the answer to my question! The picture is sooo hilarious!

  168. Andressa Peron on February 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Oh, you’re not old Mike!

  169. Jordan Firari on February 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    There’s never to old for Mike Shinoda to look cool!

  170. Andrew Leezan on February 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Mike what music means to you, it’s a business or way to earn money, or something more. What? Still can’t understand that music business, it changes people and thier attitude toward music. If for one man it was like an air to breath when he was making music in his garage, but when he succeeded and became famous it’s not an air anymore, it’s a business thing, and he starts making music not for pleasure but for money!

    AndrewL.

  171. Kelsi on February 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I asked about your reading too….
    But I also asked about the book Anna is writing…
    Just wondering when thats gonna come out…
    Whats it about?

    LOL
    ~Kelsi

  172. cristinaw on February 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    OMG! OMG! Mike is here!!!!! XD :D :D :D :D :D

  173. mayra on February 22, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    hahahaha!
    mike!
    you’re the best!
    no matter that you have not
    answered my questions!
    ah! and by the way I write
    songs!
    if you’re interested in reading some let me know!
    if you please?

  174. Arturo on February 22, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Hey mike on the gangstometer how gagnster is the new album =)?

  175. LTC Knight on February 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Can’t wait for new album!

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