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.