Linkin Park Puzzle Solved

June 26, 2010


In the chat, KATHYxx and NeXus87 just solved the puzzle. Rob Walker and MCRC were instrumental in getting there, and a special shout-out to Alex, whose post also came very close to the correct answer:


Please let me know if you think anyone else was instrumental in getting to the correct answer.

Now, please erase all the stuff you’ve filled your minds with regarding ASCII, double discs, release dates, concepts, Trinities, the Matrix, and FIRIN’ MAH LAZARS!

EDIT: It has been brought to my attention by the fans that the whole LP online community should have been thanked for participating.Β  True; a BIG thanks to everyone for playing our game…more to come…



  1. alexrikelme on July 7, 2010 at 4:24 am

    mike mike mike you’re my god I love you’re rap core how in ”in the end” only want that you respond me one question in a thousan suns you return to this rap???

    thank so much for you attention

  2. asenya on July 2, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Hello everbody!

  3. bradz85 on June 30, 2010 at 11:55 am

    could it be the name for a new album?

  4. saniyakhan on June 29, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    hey mike………..!!!!!!!!!!
    you are too good.

  5. Gamnejects on June 29, 2010 at 10:24 am

    lol we were way off?!?!?

  6. samaa on June 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

    hello i want to ask u if u love the iraqi people??
    pls answer me!!!

  7. AnthonyParker on June 29, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Hi, Mike!
    You have many fans all over the world and second mystery was nice, but not all are equal in English.
    I read somewhere, you sad that:”Algebra has always seemed very logical to me”.
    And mathematics is world language.
    So that, may be you should make next riddle, based on the algebra or on something else of Mathematics? (not on the binary code like the first one)

  8. stoneuncut on June 29, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I hope to see u soon in Ca.
    It is a dream to see u guys.
    Ur music has gotten me through alot.
    Not sure about this site yet.
    Just got it off of twitter but
    already like it.

  9. Vlad on June 29, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Pytt on June 26, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Cool. *puts on sunglasses to look cool*
    +1 =)

  10. 1975 vh rt charger on June 29, 2010 at 3:51 am

    meh, pre ordered, cant wait. hoipe black birds is on it..

  11. Empty Roach on June 29, 2010 at 3:45 am

    hey mike,

    germany wait!
    i think that a thousend suns will be an album. i thinkg the album comes out 011010 at october first or 101010 or 111010

  12. kvent on June 29, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Hi Mike, Ukraine waiting … LP simply the best!!!

  13. Scattered on June 28, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    a thousand sons? what a busy man… no I kid, anyways – this is just cruel to those of us who are lazy curious and after scanning through all these posts still can’t figure how to go about retrieving A Thousand Suns from the binary, unless it is purely ‘oh, that one band has binary on their shirts – maybe its that?!’ which considering the hint was google, could be possible, but that would make my heart and mind a little sad for myself… :/ rawr

  14. Samantha on June 28, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Hi Mike!!
    First I was closed to solved this one but my brain could not think clear
    second You guys rock I love you so much
    third a thousand Suns sounds like the album I canΒ΄t get it like a song IΒ΄m so excited for this album so I hope we get to know the realese date soon and album name!!!!!

    I Also wanna say that you doing good music keep that up

    Samantha From Sweden

  15. Alex on June 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Hy,my name is alex and I can say that im one huge fan since HT,please include a show in ROMANIA,BUCHAREST.everuone is just waiting for u guys to come.METALLICA has been here like 3 times now…

  16. felix elias jaquez on June 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    LINKIN PARK COME TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC YOU GOT A LOT OF FANS HERE COME SOME DAY NOT FAR AWAY xD, plz linkin park come im sure you will be pleased here with our culture we are very nice people so plz come here at least once T_T.

  17. Lerkid on June 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Mike the people at have figure your message out already It’s ‘The CATALYST’ lyrics to that song right?

  18. ChRiZzZ on June 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    New Message :



  19. Edwin Lopez on June 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm




  20. LinkinParkForever275 on June 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    It was a really nice puzzle mike! awesome idea!

    we can’t wait for your new album!
    Let us now as soon as possible if there is something new!
    Here or in the LPU.

    Again, awesome idea! nice game πŸ™‚

  21. Eyes Only on June 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    You’re right lpfan4ever! I love M2M the most too!!!

  22. Ellz on June 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Wait…. that was a Puzzle? πŸ™‚ Congrats to those who solved the puzzle… now onto the puzzle in the Gulf πŸ™‚

  23. LPfan4ever on June 28, 2010 at 11:44 am

    hi mike i dont know why some ppl didnt like the M2M album. i think its great and dont listen to all the ‘other fans’ that only liked your nu metal stuff. even though i loved hybrid theory and meteora thing’s have to change and im sure the new album will be the best yet. oh PLEASE COME TO DUBLIN IRELAND it has a new stadium called the aviva stadium its opening sometime in jly or august CHECK IT OUT

  24. aliki bonataki on June 28, 2010 at 11:09 am

    i think i understand what thousand suns mean..thousand suns means all us that we are crazy about LP, all us that we care about them (lp) and show our love,our powerful energy and that we are going to follow them wherever they go…so all the funs of linkin park are like suns..right?

  25. Taylor on June 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

    athousondsuns kinda sounds like at house on drums

  26. Brad on June 28, 2010 at 7:56 am

    What about if we add the two messages together and they should say a message or something dunno just guessing

  27. mayra on June 28, 2010 at 7:44 am

    ok mike I dont understand what you mean about:’THOUSAND SUNS’ but the explanation of noface is good and I hope you respons my question: why you never response the lot of people aks for something no undertand? ..
    well I think you are awesome and this is my firts time that I write whithout google tradurtor xD bye I hope you read my post!!!!! xD

  28. Kirill on June 28, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Hi Mike! What do you meant by “A THOUSAND SUNS”?

  29. jovertop on June 28, 2010 at 4:56 am

    hey mike,
    when we will get a new message?
    and what is meant by “A THOUSAND SUNS”

  30. TIFFTIFF33LP on June 28, 2010 at 4:15 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHHA.LMAO.HAHAHAHA thats awesomeness!!!^_^what does that mean?A thousand suns?I will leave the thinking up 2 u ppl^_^

  31. chrisjm89 on June 28, 2010 at 3:04 am

    hey mike its been posted somewhere that the release of linkin park’s new single is August 2nd, not sure if this is true but if we do get a new song around that time then that would be great!!

  32. dronnington on June 28, 2010 at 12:23 am

    “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendour of the Mighty One. I am mighty, world-destroying Time”
    Bhagavad Gita, chapter 11, sections 12 and 32, pp. 256, 261

  33. Clyde Summers on June 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Am I the only who found the Fred Durst entry funny?

  34. Trig on June 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds.

    -J. Robert Oppenheimer quoting the Bhagavad Gita

    I hope LP just finished making such a devistatingly awesome incredible explosive new album that these were the first words to come to Shinoda’s mind when they finished listening the whole complete album through for the first time. Like it is so incredible people’s faces will literally melt off and others who survive will be in such awe of its splendor it will change the world. Such is what I dream.. but if I have to wait much longer the anticipation alone might do me in.

  35. Adam on June 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Please let this new album be more like Meteora or Hybrid Theory. I didnt like the styling of Minutes to Midnight. Just wasn’t the same.

  36. zahralp on June 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    okay whats A THOUSAND SUNS suppose to mean!?

  37. Zac on June 27, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    laser fans πŸ˜‰

  38. Sam Havni on June 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I clicked ‘discuss.’ at the bottom of the message, and saw that someone had decoded the binary, and it was two sentences of several different languages. I personally went in and translated each word, and got this: “If the brightness were to explode, communicate at once air, that would as the splendor come sun strong. It is ma5’ig land destroyer time.”

    It makes a little sense, and the ‘brightness’ is the suns, and ‘come sun strong’ has something to do with suns.

  39. Faye on June 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    A thousand suns means a thousand days,and these days are about three years.
    Accordingly,does it mean the period between the issuing dates of MTM and the latest one!?

    Oops!I couldn’t stop guessing!!!!!

  40. Fred Durst on June 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    GUYS!!!! I figured it out. I finally figured out the puzzle!! It took me 8 hours. Mike, let me know if I got the right answer.

    Is the answer: “2010 THE YEAR OF THE COBRA”

    Am I right?? Am I? Please tell me. Am I close to the right answer?? Please!!!

  41. Shenzi Sixaxis on June 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    A puzzle in a puzzle. Only you could do this. XD

    Also, now that you have your own laser firing animation, you know someone’s gonna hafta make one for the other guys, right? xDDD

  42. Jerome on June 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    A thousands sun …
    It’s a new music style for next album ? πŸ˜€

  43. Helena on June 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    so…that’s the name of the new album?

  44. MarΓ­lia on June 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Mike I am praying every day that I can go on the show here in Brazil.
    Mike, I was racking my brains to solve this puzzle lol.
    much love linkin park β™₯

  45. DiegoDelsonLP on June 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Mike is really you coming to Chile in October.
    A THOUSAND SUNS? Great Name of…. whatever xD
    Mike Greetings from Chile ^ ^ You’re the Best.

  46. Gunner on June 27, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    well Mike said to erase all the stuff about the album, which means A Thousand Suns has nothin to do with their music, it’s just a puzzle for fun XD

  47. SpikeGlueDymaxx on June 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Glad to know some ppl there were true. Your mission accomplished, made us crazy bout it. “Imma firin mah lazor!!! Bahhhhhh!!!” Thats.. Amusing πŸ˜‰

  48. Tom Riley on June 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Hey Mike can’t wait to come see you guys in manchester! be sure to see me right at thge front!! AHHHHHHH so excited! ive loved you guys from day one and i am a true fan! im sure the new album will be just as brilliant as all the others! can’t wait to hear it!
    Thousand suns sounds interesting by the way, gets me all goose-pimplyy!!! πŸ˜€

  49. Anarchy103 on June 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    A thousand Suns is a Band

    their T shirts have binary on them

    1,0’s is binary.

    maybe they have something to do with a song ?

    Lets just hope hes not saying its a thousand days until the release !

  50. calebEOT on June 27, 2010 at 11:52 am


  51. Florencia on June 27, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Hahahaha!!=P I was one of the crazy fan who tought “Trinity” has relation with something of the new album hehe!
    We look foward for more games, Mike!! =D

  52. Scott on June 27, 2010 at 9:37 am

    So what is 1000 suns just another puzzle. Maybe the album name will be something along the lines of a code or puzzle.
    Btw: Mike, is the album fully finished or what? Have you confirmed a name? I also want to know what you honestly think of the album. What will the real fans that like everything think. I need answers.

  53. linkinlayra on June 27, 2010 at 9:29 am

    “…more to come…” <- ooh, can't wait! πŸ˜€ I love that

  54. Chris from Wales U.K on June 27, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Oi…. Mike Shinoda… whats all this about A Thousand Suns? is it the album name?
    ooo you got me excited πŸ˜€
    Give us some news πŸ˜€ im coming too see you guys in Manchester πŸ˜€ can’t wait πŸ˜›

  55. Kaochan on June 27, 2010 at 5:55 am

    I was completely left behind by this amazing puzzle…. Anyway, a thousand suns are hinding in the message and maybe we’ll find out more about them in your new album πŸ™‚

  56. Glenn LP Donoghue on June 27, 2010 at 5:41 am

    is “A THOUSAND SUNS” a single,or what Mike please answer this question.

  57. ireneloveschester on June 27, 2010 at 5:37 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA this puzzle is so cute and funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. Lachy Rich on June 27, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Good evening Mike, Chester, Phoenix, Brad, Joseph and Rob! It is currently 10:22pm here in Australia. I can easily say I’ve spent the last 48 hours thinking about all your hints and messages. And I must say, thank you so much for them!!! Without these, nothing in my life right now would be exciting. I thank the whole band for turning this year into something powerful! This album will be the highlight of my pre-adulthood. I’ll see you guys in a thousand suns!!! πŸ˜€

  59. panagiotis on June 27, 2010 at 3:57 am

    MIKE just please tell us … that the puzzles have to do with LP or new LP album… !

    just answer me please if you have time ….

    My Q:Does all these puzzles have to do with the new LP album ? OR just for something about LP ?

  60. Leon Barclay on June 27, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Well done everyone. I’m happy we all got it in the end, although Kathy achieved the Correct answer, alot of us fans, came really close and could have influenced her answer. Congrats. I hope the next challenge is ready for us! I don’t think it is! Let’s go guys. Best fans ever = Linkin park Fans.

  61. Chirag Shekhar on June 27, 2010 at 3:29 am

    MIKE, I’ve been an expert at these just a bit late in posting that !!!…..Amazing learning offered by MIKE SHINODA !!!! All that computing minds love !!!

  62. Cinemamonster on June 27, 2010 at 3:26 am

    I think all these messages together will reveal the setlist of the new album. Look. The first message if you think about it gave us almost nothing , only that more messages coming soon. I think that the first song wiil be just called “Intro”, and the second one will be called “A Thousand Suns”.

  63. The british fool on June 27, 2010 at 3:23 am

    “more to come”
    FFS πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  64. Jo_o8 on June 27, 2010 at 3:21 am

    I am feeling really stupid at the moment. Can someone please explain to me in simple terms how this puzzle was solved?

  65. MAKKA on June 27, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Mike, that’s cool … you’re so cute and funny))))

  66. analisa olanka on June 27, 2010 at 2:07 am

    i love it… chester is so hot…

  67. Zac on June 27, 2010 at 1:58 am

    oh btw is there more to it than 1000 suns?

    whats the whole two sentances in english? someone had a theory bout a binary star or something which feeds on each other, i rekon this could refer to chester and mike OR linkin park and ???
    its probably been answer already but i thought i should post it πŸ˜€

  68. Elias on June 27, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Hi linkin Park When r u going to visit Middle east u got so much Fan’s in her
    you have to come

  69. davidkyoku on June 27, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Hi Mike! I like the way you start sharing things about the new cd, very original. btw I was working yesterday on a remix of Hands Held High, and I’d like to share it with you:

  70. Zac on June 27, 2010 at 12:16 am

    hahaa love the EXTREME puzzle mike, cant wait for more. I posted it on my facebook page for people to try and figure out, giving you and the blog props of course, and they stumped. if only they clicked the link i put to your site….

  71. RONISH BORTHAKUR on June 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    hey,mike whts up dude…by d way any new albums 4m u like d fort minor stuff…

  72. vishal on June 26, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    hey LP when are u visitin INDIA??????????????

  73. KATHYxx on June 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks everybody for congratulating me, though I think the LP community as a whole was the most important.

  74. 2006charger on June 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm


  75. Derek on June 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Mike you dogg. I thought for sure it was image driven since you are an artist and all. Can’t wait for more info! Get that first single out so I, along with the millions of fans, can enjoy some new LP!

  76. Adrian on June 26, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Mike,
    well, at this point we’ re not
    very sure about what ”A THOUSAND SUNS”
    means, and of curse we don’t have any date for
    the album/single relase, so there is were my question comes:
    Do you have the relase date? Or you haven’t choosed it yet?
    Please answer!! ‘ cause knowing that, we could
    stop asking for the relase date (unless you say that you have it)
    until you say you already have it.
    Greetings from Mexico!!!!!!
    We are sure the album us gonna be awesame!!!!!
    Don’t be worried about that! Never be!!!!!

  77. evePARK on June 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    MIKE!!!! EPIC!!! XDDDD

  78. 1795ihsan on June 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    nice idea…..nice to meet you

  79. [LPRODO] on June 26, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    MIke Mike Mike

    That his campaign Viral is very perfect, but the only problem is that I did not discover anything hahahahahaha…

  80. Erdenebat on June 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    kkkkkk. Hi Mike how are you. MONGOLIA

  81. DS on June 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Ah! How beautiful is Kabul encircled by her arid mountains
    And Rose, of the trails of thorns she envies
    Her gusts of powdered soil, slightly sting my eyes
    But I love her, for knowing and loving are born of this same dust

  82. carlos on June 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    please! help us! Venezuela wants to live linkin park! I just ask help with your votes!! not be too much trouble!

    As you all know, Linkin Park will
    a concert in Brazil next October 11 ..

    HOW TO HELP? The company still maintains open Evenpro balloting
    … Bring … … An artist, just
    enter your website,
    write the name Linkin Park in the international gang box, then
    selected Venezuela and ready to vote!

  83. SherrykimLee on June 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Maybe LP is just as concerned about 2012 as sum of us R. “The great sinner is the awakener of God [or Yaweh or the creator or self or the list goes on…] to COMPASSION.”-J. Campbell. I don’t know about U, but I’ve been feeling a little ignored by the fasha. The best way to get attention is to be bad, but there has to be limit to how much compassion is left. Everthing is finite, everything has an end, and then a new beginning.

  84. yuda yagami on June 26, 2010 at 6:38 pm

  85. Angelique sims on June 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA! You guys are funny! πŸ™‚ lol

  86. Yvy on June 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    How did you know that the answer is A Thousand Suns? I don’t get it ._.

  87. Meryshi on June 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    ahahahahah mikeshinoda ❀

  88. Michael on June 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    The lazor thing, with the writing inside is just a bunch of bar codes, i zoomed into 400%/

  89. Alexis Perez on June 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    yeah, i would have never thought that…

  90. Duragon on June 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    A Thousand Suns.. Well better find my sunglasses then.

  91. crisslp21 on June 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    WOW you are very smart mike, keep doing your work at the new album
    and evade all the people who ask you when the album will be release
    by the way, you are taking so long so i think it will be an amazing
    album never heard before sounds, i’m so excited, thank you for being
    you guys, thank you for exist.

  92. ammy aybar on June 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm


  93. ASees on June 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    More to come? If puzzles then NOOOOOO!!! If more album info, then “yes my lord”

  94. Aberu on June 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Congrats, Kathy and NeXus87. But, what was the hidden message? :/

  95. nillp on June 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    does it mean anything ?

  96. Jason on June 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    That’s the name of the first single!!! A Thousand Suns. I like it, though based on the last album title (minutes to midnight) and this new song title, Linkin Park seem to be drawing a lot of inspiration from Iron Maiden song/album titles…

  97. Daniele on June 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    A Thousand Suns will be in a tour with LP?

  98. zane on June 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    ditto what Derek said…haha

  99. Derek - on June 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    So I see you linked to Jay_Sensei’s “FIRIN MAH LAZAR” pic from our forums Mike. That’s freaking awesome that you’re a lurker on the LPA boards. Hopefully you register to our boards someday. We’d definitely love to have you post.


  100. tanja on June 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    i bet that’s the title of the first single release… they’ve been shooting a new video, right?! sounds kinda cool πŸ™‚ i like it.. a thousand suns..

  101. mike860 on June 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I never knew of this, seems it was interesting.

  102. shan on June 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    come on mike how long to see ur game for the new album!!!!!
    counting days like hell!!!!!

  103. James on June 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I agree with AOK Zone 3: there seems to be something written in the second picture inside the laser Mike is shooting out.

  104. Aaron on June 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    awwww i was close i guessed 999 suns…math never was my thing.

  105. B_Rox2LP_90 on June 26, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Hahninator, if you weren’t allowed to show the name of the new single on LPLive in the screenshot that was posted the other day, what makes you think it’s ok to post it on here? o.O

  106. Rana LP addicted on June 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    THOUSAND SUNS…looks a gdood naME Forthe newaLBUM πŸ˜€ and dgodwsPEECH….but do YOU m ean there iS NO new album ???????!!!!!! :O

  107. SherrykimLee on June 26, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I had a dream I survived an atomic blast by hiding under an unfinished car cover. There were no lead lined refridgerators ala Indiana Jones. I’m close enuff to Michigan that it could have been a car manufacturing plant. I watched as people, places and things melted before my eyes. There were only a handful of survivors in the aftermath. We were at a strip of car dealerships so we each decided to pick out a vehicle and get around MadMax style, just drifting until we found more survivors. What I didn’t understand were the people picking convertables, like they weren’t concerned about radiation poisoning. Maybe they knew they were already dead.

  108. Betty108[: on June 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

    One question answered, hundreds raised.
    Decoding that message was easier said than done.
    Now, we need a more specific answer.

  109. Jesse on June 26, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Ok, does this have anything to do with the Gamo Highlands???

  110. MLYK on June 26, 2010 at 11:30 am


  111. Greg on June 26, 2010 at 11:28 am

    A THOUSAND SUNS? wtf is this? new album title? how they arrived at the answer?
    Mike you are very intelligent πŸ˜€

  112. brinnybee on June 26, 2010 at 11:14 am

    ohh mike we are filling our minds with more questions lol. cnt wait to see you, u guys make us excited!!! x

  113. Gna on June 26, 2010 at 11:03 am

    nice guess guys…. BUT i have 2 questions…



    2ND AND MOST IMPORTANT…. Is that the new album title or what?!?!? WTF IS A THOUSAND SUNS???!?!? =S

  114. Safiya on June 26, 2010 at 10:57 am

    A Thousand Suns…. isn’t that a band?? Mike, your mind is very complex πŸ˜€ ❀

  115. addy on June 26, 2010 at 10:57 am

    u also care about what the world needs
    that is why in u so many believe
    but the harder u work the more u will stay
    in my memory and in everybodys

    but the next thing uve prepared ur hiding it
    the more people wait the more restless they get
    but its only understud that right times not yet
    so i think well have 2 wait for as long it takes(*3)

  116. the funnyjunk man called splan on June 26, 2010 at 10:40 am

    hEHEH SHOOP DA WOOP IMA FIRIN MY LAZAR! funnyjunk or 4chan? who will win. FJ!!

  117. real2454 on June 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Hello Mike my name is Michael .I am from Cracow in Poland .I very very love Linkin Park and I have a question when will be next concert in Poland .Pleas reply on my e-mail

  118. nerahk on June 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

    your puzzle really drives me crazy mike…. i like that….!!!

  119. Person on June 26, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I dont get it.

  120. Blake on June 26, 2010 at 10:24 am

    It would be cool if it is the name of the album, but I say it will probably be the name of the first single

  121. Berkut on June 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Coool! Now give us the next message ^^

  122. JOELET on June 26, 2010 at 9:49 am

    *i’m all about the 3 stars & a sun but a thousand would be good. more power, you guys* ^^,

  123. PurplePride on June 26, 2010 at 9:48 am

    For anyone confused about how we got a thousabd suns out of a bunch of 0s and 1s go to lp association

  124. Alex on June 26, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Special shout-out for me Mike ??!!
    thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank youuuuuuuuuuuuu , I’m really happy at the idea of being in one of your post, thank you again and linkin Park forever =DDDD

  125. gercar on June 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

    maybe they will sing with them

  126. AkashLP on June 26, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Hey guys, A THOUSAND SUNS is a band and they have something to do with binary πŸ˜€ so i dont think its to do with a new album name at all

  127. EpicLinkinPark on June 26, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Congrats Nexus!! and Kathy! =D
    Nice team work.

  128. Iva LP on June 26, 2010 at 9:23 am

    it’s not the name of new album you realy think that he would say it that easy after all those messages ??? :/

  129. Devin on June 26, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Shoop Da Woop! πŸ˜€

  130. LisaD82 on June 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

    A Thousand Suns? Hmmm. Do I expect more puzzles in the near future? Hope so. It’s fun tryin to figure everything out. haha.

  131. A0K Z0N3 on June 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

    hey guys, look inside the lazer in the second pic. theres a message in extremely small lettering.

  132. hakim on June 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

    the message don’t mean a thing, just to put away our thought of their new stuff. becoz we all not patient enough, mike gives us a task to solve. haha.. brilliant!

  133. Silvano_D on June 26, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I guess its 1000 “0” – I didn’t count them actually.
    The thing is: It kinda doesn’t fit to what we saw on the first message, does it…? :S

  134. AustinW on June 26, 2010 at 9:09 am

    alright Mike, but what does the 1,000 suns mean? Is it the album title, the name of a single, a definition of the album artwork, or what? πŸ˜›

  135. swati LP on June 26, 2010 at 8:53 am

    i dont get it mike……. is it the name of the nu album? A THOUSAND SUNS?

  136. James CHESTERβ„’ on June 26, 2010 at 8:52 am

    *very confused* how did you come up with a thousand suns on that picture? can anyone explain??? please??

  137. Matthew on June 26, 2010 at 8:52 am

    So the answer is a thousand suns??
    wth is that supposed to mean?? lmao

  138. Thomas Jacob Brablec on June 26, 2010 at 8:36 am

    For those who don’t know the answer: “A Thousand Suns.” It’s in the post.
    I would really love to know how they solved it. I don’t get it.

  139. andydlp on June 26, 2010 at 8:33 am

    A thousand suns…I like it!

  140. Mike W on June 26, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I know that it’s a random nd funny youtube video with stick people that fire lasers out of their mouths!!!! But I can’t remember the name of it…I’m gonna find it!!!

  141. Andressa Peron on June 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

    hahahaha you’re amazing! πŸ˜€ love you ❀

  142. Brian on June 26, 2010 at 8:23 am

    what exactly is the answer…?lol

  143. jadesloth on June 26, 2010 at 8:21 am

    oh goodness. That really makes my day. Even if this is just pointless, it still makes me quite happy.

  144. DimDam on June 26, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I think a thousand WTF could be good too, haha.

  145. Linkin_Theorist on June 26, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Congrats to the really smart people who solved the puzzle. They’re worth major respect. Now what’s up with “a thousand suns”? A title of…something? LOL I knew that I would have NEVER solved that puzzle.

  146. AdamB on June 26, 2010 at 7:54 am

    A THOUSAND SUNS, the album title maybe ?

  147. JaySensei on June 26, 2010 at 7:52 am

    HAHAHA Omg mike you used my pics in your post XD

  148. 1...........1 on June 26, 2010 at 7:51 am

    cool……..i mean its awesome!!!!>…….:)

  149. Paolownd on June 26, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Does anyone see what I see?
    What are those black dots in the IMMAFIRINMAHLAZAR gif. ?
    Maybe a hidden message!? =D

    Mike, you guys rock!

  150. Joseph Corso on June 26, 2010 at 7:47 am

    hahaha Mr. Shinoda knows The Lazer Collection! sweet! hey Mr. Shinoda, which was your favorite of the lazer collection videos? personally mine was the third!

  151. Mark Travis [ROMANIA IS WAITING] on June 26, 2010 at 7:46 am

    100 suns is the name of a 30 Seconds to Mars song..

  152. Alfred Borden on June 26, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Awesome, glad to see all the hard work of paid off. Those guys were really all over this message. It’s awesome to see using images from the LPA too, Mike, lol.

  153. Dylan H on June 26, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I heard the new single would be released end of june-beginning of july. Guess we’ll find out if a thousand suns is the new single or album title

  154. Eabs on June 26, 2010 at 7:25 am

    possible album name/single name….. if this is the album name and based on the the context of it coming from a quote from Oppenhiemer, i’m just guessing here that album art may be a nuclear explosion or lots of them?

  155. xGuy on June 26, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Haha Wow ..I never saw t hat coming .StiL nice ..You know we all want to know more about the Album : ) So don’t keep us waiting ..Oh yeah nice GiF …LAsHEr πŸ˜€ :..Hope new album sounds cool ..And is it just me or something is written in that gif in the laser..Dunno : )

  156. Jesse Palma on June 26, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Okay now the million dollar question remains.
    What the hell is “A Thousand Suns”?
    I liked it better when we didn’t know the answer 😦
    It gave us hope!

  157. an yee on June 26, 2010 at 6:43 am

    MARTHA % LPMAX *_*

  158. Andrea on June 26, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I’m just gonna go with that’s the new album title, that makes me happiest πŸ˜€

  159. darktuner on June 26, 2010 at 6:35 am

    “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one.” and “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” That’s beautiful but what’s the link with the Linkin Park ?

  160. Shugah Colby on June 26, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Umm… Okay. Mike, i dont think any of us really understood that.. ^_^ please post a blog explaining it πŸ™‚

  161. schultzy949 on June 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

    um, okay

  162. ????? on June 26, 2010 at 6:20 am

    ok……sooooo………now what?????

  163. Poushali.. on June 26, 2010 at 6:03 am

    😦 😦

  164. Chewtoy MeMe on June 26, 2010 at 6:02 am

    I think LPMAX has a good theory.

    But Thanks to the peeps that solve the puzzle.
    We almost gone crazy Mike! haha but we had fun. πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait for the new album πŸ˜€

  165. ChRiZzZ on June 26, 2010 at 6:01 am

    When will we get our next puzzle to solve , can’t wait for the next puzzle and can’t also wait for the Album.

    I hope we will see soon what A Thousand Suns have to do with the Album

  166. Alexandra Nofi on June 26, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Which Alex are you referring to? There’s a ton of people named Alex who comment on this blog and hang around the LP websites…

    Also, GO KATHY!!! I love being friends with a smart person ^___^

    And the face thing reminds me of Domo. BTW, I ❀ Domo.

  167. Thales on June 26, 2010 at 5:40 am


  168. Colin Reid on June 26, 2010 at 5:38 am

    I’m still confused Mike…Is “A Thousand Suns” the title for the 1st single?

  169. Ritko on June 26, 2010 at 5:35 am

    The album title? Name singles? A line from the words of songs? Title song? Cover?

    Do not keep! πŸ˜€

  170. JustBiteMe9 on June 26, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Is that the name?… hmmm… well, to be honest, even if you name it Frat Party at the “Cupkake” Festival again… I’ll be glad to have it finally in my hands. But please, DON’T.

  171. abraHam on June 26, 2010 at 5:26 am

  172. Joe on June 26, 2010 at 5:23 am

    is “a thousand suns” the name of the new album?

  173. adam on June 26, 2010 at 5:17 am


  174. Karkolo on June 26, 2010 at 5:12 am

    its a code bassically wchich means something if you translate it… thats the easiest way of tellin ya about it i can think of! anyway – is “a thousand suns” the name of the new album? sounds like it!

  175. xxspuckxsorrisxx on June 26, 2010 at 5:07 am

    Wait… What?
    Isnt Firin mah lazor from impossible quiz? and What?

  176. Teo on June 26, 2010 at 5:00 am

    one question…WTF???

    Can you guys explain to me how did they get that answer? if not, I’ll die from stupidity!!!

  177. Sofisofi on June 26, 2010 at 4:58 am


    I love the firin’ mah lazor ahahahah

  178. LPmax on June 26, 2010 at 4:43 am

    a thousand suns…maybe it means the number of sunrises (1000) from minutes to midnight until the new album?
    if it means that, the new album would release in august.
    just my theory…

    see you in frankfurt (germany) on november 2nd!! πŸ˜‰


  179. Alexander on June 26, 2010 at 4:40 am

    … I cant believe this… ITS UNDER NINE-THOUSAND!!!

  180. Caboose on June 26, 2010 at 4:12 am

    im guessing it will have a gothic type of theme, seeming as though you guys went from awesome to ownage.
    though, with your song blackbirds (on my samsung in mp3 format)
    i would guess that yous are trying for death / soul and pretty much ownage,minutes to midnight pretty much summed that up. the haiti earthquake may have also pulled an idea out of you you have gothic / darkness and depression-nessnessness in your songs, and what ive done, haveing plannet issues in it, id say yes, the world matters and thats what your aiming for, btw, i already have the album pre-ordered and am awaiting new news and song from yas, btw, it would also be great if it was released august 2nd

  181. Lovemike1 on June 26, 2010 at 4:11 am

    omg i kill Nexus XD
    Lucky … πŸ˜€


  182. Niroshan on June 26, 2010 at 3:59 am

    1000 Suns? a collaboration with 30 Seconds to Mars I hope. If you guys teamed up that would be effing amazing! Jared Leto + Mike Shinoda… The world would be complete. (BTW 30STM has a song on their latest album called 100 Suns…maybe this is the next step taking it to another LP? 10x more with 1000 Suns!)

  183. Marques on June 26, 2010 at 3:55 am

    fellow fans i’m glad this is over LMFAO


    I can’t wait guys and my parents aready said the day it cmes out i’m getting it no questions asked!!!!

    ps life it good, feels good to be a fan c:

  184. Miya Hayes on June 26, 2010 at 3:52 am

    I never would’ve got that. I wonder how they did. πŸ˜› Cool though! ^^

  185. COrPixXeL on June 26, 2010 at 3:46 am

    so it was a thousand suns ha?

  186. AnthonyParker on June 26, 2010 at 3:23 am

    A thousand suns…Sound’s like a Robert Jungk’s book.

  187. Martha on June 26, 2010 at 3:19 am

    After staying up for two days straight here is what I’ve been figuring: Linkin Parks 1st 3 albums were 1.HT 2.Meteora & 3.MTM. The 1st album was based off the theory of hybridism, this was used to understand the origin of species. The 2nd album was inspired by the Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The title of the third album is representative of the Doomsday Clock. So, after “searching” I came up with: a. Paradox & b. Quantum Theory. ATS corresponds with MTM. Meteora corresponds with Paradox because, the antonym for orthodox is paradox. And, HT corresponds with QT because, the Q. Theory to understand the fundamental properties of matter. Am I getting at something..? or, am I crazy?

  188. jonas27 on June 26, 2010 at 3:19 am

    2nd August will be a great date πŸ˜‰ i want a new lptv episode!!!!

  189. on June 26, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Man how something so simple becomes something so complicate yy guys are awesoem by the wqy i was so psych imagining date for the new album, next single and such lol!!! LPrulez!!!

  190. Schen on June 26, 2010 at 3:09 am



  191. Alex on June 26, 2010 at 3:06 am

    It’s under 9000 so…
    It needs 8001 more suns.

  192. TheGlueLpFan on June 26, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Interesting…could be a name of a song or the album or something that has nothing to do with music.Will we be getting more messages?

  193. Alexander on June 26, 2010 at 2:54 am

    A THOUSAND SUNS… Hmm not sure what it refference to, but it is very cool, maybe it has somthing to do with the concept of the album?
    It reminds me of Tool for some reason

  194. Hybrid911 on June 26, 2010 at 2:54 am

    he doesn’t say to forget the idea of album/single names… just saying haha x

  195. linkinparkbelgiummanager on June 26, 2010 at 2:48 am

    I waited so long for this moment and now… I regret I waited for it. :p Greetz, Lode

  196. emma on June 26, 2010 at 2:38 am

    woo haha that shinoda gif awsome

  197. CHAPS_LP on June 26, 2010 at 2:38 am

    I feel like we’ve all been punk’d right now :D…. at least in a way or two πŸ˜€

    but that can’t be,right? that show is over πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  198. alit on June 26, 2010 at 2:32 am

    w00000000000000000000000000000ts (:

  199. RiotFaerie on June 26, 2010 at 2:28 am

    I was suppose to be there to solve it with them, but I went out on a day date. ^w^ Congrats to Nexus and KATHYxx! I wish I could have been there to solve this with you guys.

  200. Alex on June 26, 2010 at 2:26 am

    *pats your head*

  201. dvengenz on June 26, 2010 at 2:23 am

    LMFAO mike you left me speechless you clever man.

    IMMA Sh00T MuH LazeRZ!!11!!!!!

  202. mauriceloeff on June 26, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Hmmm.. ‘A thousand suns’ ey?

    Referring to the father of the nuclear bomb.. well thats real heavy stuff! Anyway it sounds cool already whatever it is.

    Don’t have time to hunt for the solutions to the riddles, but i’m always excited to see that the riddle is solved!



  203. xenith on June 26, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Can anyone tell us how they managed to get to this “worthwhile” conclusion?

  204. Stef on June 26, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Wtf?!… Somehow I missed the joke. I more feel like being fooled, being given some kind of hope for something new etc. and all I get is some retarded unfunny laser… Somehow I can’t see the joke in that. The first hidden message joke was good, you know, but this is just rediculous. I hope at least this thousand sun thing means actually something.

  205. Matt S on June 26, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Dude… a thousand suns… I hope that isn’t the album title… be original man!

  206. tazy james on June 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

    a thousand suns? Seriously? Like (question marks) .
    you’re lucky that i love you shinoda because if i dont, im going to slap you right now.

    oh well, you still rules no matter what. Go Shinoda.

  207. Smarky on June 26, 2010 at 2:01 am

    What does this mean? More searching on this topic? Or wait for next message?

    What is the reward since you said it would be rewarding… lol

  208. Marieshinizzle on June 26, 2010 at 1:58 am

    so…a thousand suns… Is that the album title or what?

  209. Terry X on June 26, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Oh what? no double discs? -disappointed-

  210. chilibilly on June 26, 2010 at 1:53 am

    actually i was close….i said 999 suns 😦 but never mind lol

  211. masshysteria95 on June 26, 2010 at 1:53 am

    I guess that “I thousand suns” is the new album’s name. Am I right?

  212. nina on June 26, 2010 at 1:48 am

    yeah cool but can someone explain to me how did they got there? i mean wtf is a thousand suns?

    • M Shinoda on June 26, 2010 at 10:13 am

      Good question.

  213. NickyLP on June 26, 2010 at 1:42 am

    you must be killed,shinoda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you litterly ate my brain!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  214. tylerwwe on June 26, 2010 at 1:28 am

  215. April on June 26, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Bah!-ah-ah-ah!…You look like SpongeBob…hahahaha! Good job to those who crack it!…it was like forever! *sigh*

    It’s so funny that everyone was tryin’ to crack it and there’s this all languages from different places and all that stuffs ’bout atomic bomb…hahaha!It ended up A Thousand Suns! DAMN!

  216. Faty on June 26, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Ok… A 1000 suns… Is that the name of the album? It sounds to me like u’ve going from playing dark stuff to playing bright rainbow gay stuff right? U havent fully xonverted to pop amd started singing songs about what a sunny day it is right? Lol kidding but seriouslu dont do that ._. (btw the puzzle reminds me of “papercut” and “forgotten” and “shadow of the day”- “the sun goes down”, “and it’s dark again”, “and the sun will set for u.” what is this, an epiloguing sequel? PLEASE SAY UR GONNA SING UNTIL U DIE Cuz i havent gone to any pf ur concerts yet but will be in a couple of years when i get the money and everything… D; )

  217. Steve on June 26, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Mike, you need to check this out! On LPL, it is the most amazing thing you will ever read regarding Figure.09! It’s breathtaking!

  218. Miss Murder on June 26, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Good lord, this will never end…been following the discussion on LPA until the thing was cracked literally half and hour ago….and it’s nearly 4 am in my lonely little corner of the world, wake me up when something important happens…zzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzz……

  219. larisa on June 26, 2010 at 12:53 am

    a thousand suns, i think of chinese fortune stories
    am i right mike?

  220. Martha on June 26, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Oh my god. Well, at least I was learning while being incorrect….

  221. addicted to LP on June 26, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Good job for the ones who solved the puzzle. thanks:)))

  222. ira on June 26, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Congrats for Kathyxx and Nexus87 πŸ˜₯ (Applause) lol!!
    can’t wait for anotha message…

  223. cstebila on June 26, 2010 at 12:43 am

    thanks for keepin in touch with the fans, absolutely lookin forward to the new album, and if the title is a thousand suns, well then, thats just a win. πŸ˜€

  224. orionwong on June 26, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Together we made it!~ woohoo~

  225. minuteforce on June 26, 2010 at 12:42 am


  226. lyra on June 26, 2010 at 12:41 am



  227. Michael Gonzalez on June 26, 2010 at 12:40 am

    I woke up to be more confused than I was before. Now, I can’t sleep because I have no clue what this means or has anything to do with. You are driving my brain insane, Mr. Shinoda. I applaud you. Very nice.

  228. EvoOba on June 26, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Yes!!! Together we made it πŸ™‚ Could it be a song title or an album title? Hmm *thinks*

    Shout-out goes also to all the kids at the Greek LP fan site ( who helped too πŸ˜€

  229. Tommy on June 26, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Dizzy me

  230. Slowlearner32 on June 26, 2010 at 12:37 am

    I got it!
    That is what I saw on the background lol!!!!

  231. ASees on June 26, 2010 at 12:36 am

    But I can’t erase the album questions from my mind:

    can we please have more album details

  232. Lukas on June 26, 2010 at 12:35 am

    i dont really get it still but well done anyway haha

  233. NoFace on June 26, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Congrats, Kathy and NeXus87.

    For everyone who goes ‘Oh I mentioned it before!’, well, a lot have done that. I myself have talked about this ‘a thousand suns’ thingy too. The thing is, Kathy GOT it. The message is exactly like the original text, save for the ‘de var to’ part, which parallels with the ‘a thousand suns’ part, and Mike said something was MISSING. The missing part was the right answer.

    Interesting. I have been off the fandom for a while, but this is cool. I surely will take part in the next challenge! Thanks Mike!

    • M Shinoda on June 26, 2010 at 10:12 am

      Correct. And by the way NoFace, I saw you in the MBs working hard to figure it out, too. A lot of people got really close, but never said “this is it.”

  234. TDA on June 26, 2010 at 12:33 am

    But I still think when you look at the picture from distance you can see the HTEP baby..,

  235. Nexus87 on June 26, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Thank you MIKE !!

    P.S That Evil laughter is AWESOME.

  236. Evel_K on June 26, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Wow… Congrat to the people who solved it… Mike, when the next message?? ;D

  237. M4LL0RY on June 26, 2010 at 12:28 am, Mike.
    I guess you’re just too smart for me.

    Good to know /someone/ solved it.

    LUV FROM PETORIA!!!!!111one

    PLZ COME TO PETORIA!!!11oneone



  238. lpfmfan on June 26, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Dude you woke me up, seriously. It’s 3:25AM here and my phone went off, USA plays today and that seems more exciting, lolz.

    Congrats to them! I’ve spent almost the entire day working and reading about history I hope you’re happy, LOL. Haha it was good till I couldn’t think about anything else except that. >_>

  239. Trickian on June 26, 2010 at 12:26 am

    If the radiance of a thousand suns
    Were to burst at once into the sky
    That would be like the splendor of the Mighty one…
    I am become Death,
    The shatterer of Worlds.

    Robert Oppenheimer used this quote, originally from Bhagavad-Gita

    I was just 10 minutes too late 😦

  240. SMW on June 26, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Lmao, omfg that .gif. . .wut is that i don’t even.

    but A+ to whoever made that *right-click save*

  241. Fatima on June 26, 2010 at 12:25 am

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Congrats everyone who figure it out!!

  242. VickyLP on June 26, 2010 at 12:24 am

    wow…a thousand suns…amazing! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ congrats to all the guys who found the answer! πŸ˜€

  243. Gan on June 26, 2010 at 12:23 am

    if only people would have read what I wrote on LPA about A Thousand Suns sooner.. but cool beans none the less. πŸ™‚ Congrats everyone πŸ™‚

  244. Julian on June 26, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Wow…I just don’t know what to say to this. I wonder what do a thousand Suns have to do with the new album, since now that’s so much ‘rewarding’ that the puzzle is solved.
    Btw Mike, you really put fans together with this message of yours, very cool!

  245. SAwithdesperation on June 26, 2010 at 12:23 am

    nice one mike πŸ™‚

  246. EXC355UM on June 26, 2010 at 12:22 am

    GG guys. =P

  247. Genaro on June 26, 2010 at 12:22 am

    just as a friend of mine is talkin ’bout the sun. lawl.
    congraz to those who solved the puzzle

  248. LostInHollywood93 on June 26, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Haha, well I didn’t even try cuz I aint good at shiz like this. Congrats to the ones cool enough to figure it out.

  249. aZies on June 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

    You be crazy ! :>

  250. Maria on June 26, 2010 at 12:20 am

    WTF I’m going back to sleepp

  251. abby on June 26, 2010 at 12:20 am

    hahaha! congrats you two! πŸ˜€

    so, what’s the whole “message”?

  252. gunslinger on June 26, 2010 at 12:20 am

    A THOUSAND SUNS….. what?

  253. Pytt on June 26, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Cool. *puts on sunglasses to look cool*

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