Linkin Park Puzzle #2

June 28, 2010

A new puzzle is up at It’s a good one.

I gave you too much help on the last puzzle. You’ll have to ask Chester about this one.



  1. rayman72 on September 25, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    It looks like the lp logo to me.

  2. tos92 on July 6, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Nice puzzle, 2nd August is a good day πŸ˜€ for all of us ^^
    P.S.:Mike, what about bulgarian LP fans? We wait since 2001… how desperate can we be? Pls come to Bulgaria πŸ™‚

  3. rockerstuff13 on July 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    i dnt c it…….

  4. bananagabbana on July 4, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    less than a month for the lead single!!

  5. thelmo1991 on July 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Behind on the image is this:

    The Catalist


    August 2

  6. igrefig on July 4, 2010 at 8:06 am

    is it possible that the first single is the catalyst and its being released august 2nd?

  7. jessietxo on July 4, 2010 at 8:01 am


    “On August the 2nd, 1939 Albert Einstein and LeΓ³ SzilΓ‘rd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon”

    Coincidence? I think not.

  8. redgreeklegend on July 4, 2010 at 5:54 am

    I had to come across with a weird coincidence…my car’s Catalyst had to go for replacement after making some loud noise yesterday early in the morning…

  9. tda99 on July 4, 2010 at 2:23 am

    I don’t think the album comes out 2nd August.

    It’s less than one month and no single is announced. Γ²Γ“

  10. nogodu28 on July 3, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I understand the principle even i don’t know how you do it but leaning my screen and i believe there is another message that the one which you found until now
    i think… isn’t it mike?

  11. neutrinono on July 3, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Hello friend…
    Our new album is
    AUGUT 2
    I wish I could tell
    you more, but I don’t
    want to ruin any

  12. paulapreussler on July 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Why is the Hillary Clinton in the photo??? Is it a pamphlet of election campaing????
    Linkin Park in Sao Paulo!!! LOL

  13. chazy93 on July 2, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mike Shinodaaaa XD You wake up? XD

  14. pushkarb on July 2, 2010 at 4:45 am

    we wait for the al-effing-bum. Get it?

  15. lpnumb10 on July 1, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Alright guys, I think we need 1000 comments to get another clue, so start replying.

  16. vipatart on July 1, 2010 at 4:39 am

    AUGUST 2

    Thank’s Mike!!!!

  17. akono1212 on June 30, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Yes, right. ‘The Catalyst’ ist the name of the first single! πŸ˜€

  18. zzaacc on June 30, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    personaly i think the new picture should be put in a new post, i nearly missed it lol

    This is probably the wrong place to post this but since im here already ild like to ask: is Mr.Hahn directing any new videos? After i saw the seed i wanted to see more of his stuff (of course counting LP videos)

    The seed should be a game πŸ™‚

  19. pfortyy on June 30, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I hope The Catalyst has some rapping on it.. Hoping for a good first impression on the new single! If that’s what it is haha

  20. sagback on June 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    YEAP the CATALYST /// AUGUST 2 the lastest puzzle’s solution :DDD

  21. fenix2exe on June 30, 2010 at 11:37 am

    i can’t really wait for the new album guys i bet is going to be so freaking awesome!!! and also i expect more puzzles they really good!!!

  22. r8ch on June 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

    awesome!!! The Catalyst///August 2 πŸ™‚ that was clever mike! good job!!!!! cant wait for the new album!!!!!

  23. chillmasta on June 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

    The new message with that Clinton Paper is “The Catalyst /// August 2nd”

    Click on the link if u wanna see it

  24. xerotheory on June 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

    You can view the orange water mark by zooming in all the way. Its on the text.

  25. gooner55 on June 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

    guys how can i view the water mark :)?

  26. shinnizly on June 30, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Hi Mike. πŸ™‚ I just saw the message and found out what it says “THE CATALYST /// AUGUST 2”.

  27. lizer1231 on June 30, 2010 at 10:36 am

    There is an orange watermark , which says – The Catalyst /// August 2nd.

  28. myaus2j on June 30, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I GOT IT πŸ™‚

  29. lpnumb10 on June 30, 2010 at 9:10 am

    guys. Linkin park can’t become a christian band because Brad and Rob are Jewish.

  30. neighty on June 30, 2010 at 9:00 am

    The Magic of Christmas Day

  31. neutrinono on June 30, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Has it something to do with catalysis ? Humanity is its own catalyst toward its destruction (loaded guns). So maybe a new ecological message?

  32. tifftiff33lp on June 30, 2010 at 4:05 am

    sounds really kool mike^_^

  33. zahralp on June 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    ummm wow that was fast!

  34. whitepegacorn on June 29, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    It’s great Mike, but don’t turn LP into a Christian band. No disrespect.

  35. jlawliet on June 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I googled ‘the catalyst’ and I found this band from Canada,could it be that you guys would be featuring new artists like them? just a guess though… :l

  36. madna29 on June 29, 2010 at 8:33 pm



    Linkin Park Puzzle #2

  37. eidolontruth on June 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I think it means that Chester is going to surprise the world by showing his Rap skills on this album, right Mike? Don’t let him take the throne Mike! Not the shiny golden toilet bowl!

  38. athurm on June 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Hey Mike, I took these Lyrics(if thats what they are) and put them to some music, haha. I got bored and thought it would be fun, and everyone is getting pissed at me for it. Can i get some kinda backup. Im trying my best to explain that all did was sung the words over a chord progression, but no one seems to understand.

    If you think it would be best for me to just take it off of youtube PLEASE let me know, haha i need your guidance.

  39. alyameteora on June 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Well, i think Mike wouldnt have written a whole new passage of lyrics just to hide a needed word inside it. He could have easily taken any song’s chorus, verse or whatever. So this definitely must be part of new song’s lyrics, no matter if it was included in the new album or not.


  40. Lovemike1 on June 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    omg Mike

    God bless us everyone
    We’re a broken people living under a loaded gun
    And it can’t be fought
    And it can’t be outdone
    It can’t be outmatched
    It can’t be outrun

    And when I close my eyes tonight
    To symphonies of blinding light
    (God bless us everyone/We’re a broken
    people living under a loaded gun)
    Oh/Like memories in cold decay
    Transmissions echoing away
    Far from the world of you and I
    Where oceans bleed into the sky

    this … is … ehhh

  41. Drummer_DL on June 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Ohhhhh, I thought I was being all clever when I found ‘the catalyst’ in the missing letters, turns out it just wasn’t a hard puzzle.

    Or at least it doesn’t appear to be…

  42. [Name Classified] on June 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    yep it’s THE CATALYST but I think there is another message in there…….

  43. killerpuppy on June 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    is it AT THE CATALYST is it a place that you guys perfomed?

  44. Stond Cold on June 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Mike! Read this figure.09 thread!

  45. ammy aybar on June 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    all was say the asnwer -.-” ist THE CATALYST … i came very late i wise the answer 😦

  46. Stephanie DeCesare on June 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    The catalyst

  47. aud on June 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    the catalyst…

  48. kegs on June 29, 2010 at 11:34 am

    mike too easy!!!! Catalyste is the name of the new single i think
    A Sousand Suns name of the album and the message is the lyrics of the new single !!!! is it good????

  49. Jakov on June 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I think “A THOUSAND SUNS” is the name of the album and “THE CALALYST” is the first single, right Mike?

  50. April on June 29, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Ok…”THE CATALYST”…your right it’s too easy….can you give us the “hard” one?…ok! I’m serious…I like the one that really goin’ to explode my brain cells.

  51. Kenny on June 29, 2010 at 10:20 am


  52. cincybmxlpfreak on June 29, 2010 at 10:14 am

    The Catalyst?

  53. Michael on June 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I think what Mike Shinoda is doing here with these mystery puzzles ( I could be wrong ) is he and the band are giving us the names to each track on the album 1 by 1 in order. This will probably continue during the summer and the very last puzzle ( which will be the hardest one ) will give us the album name.

  54. LP Freakification on June 29, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I googled THE CATALYST LINKIN PARK and I found this:

    I dont want to make any judgements.
    maybe there might be something behind the “poem”
    i took a screenshot of it and tried fiddling with it.
    i think it looks like some finger prints? well i dont know.
    cant wait for the next message. πŸ™‚

  55. Linkin_Theorist on June 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

    It’s obviously “The Catalyst” with the missing letters. Shame I was sleeping while people solved it really soon. I’d say it’ll be something to do with the first single off the new album. And Mike, harder puzzles next time. Please. This one was way too easy for a person who knows how words are spelled.

  56. Elizabeth on June 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

    “The Catalyst” as in The Catalyst Nightclub in Santa Cruz, California?

  57. Dgd138 on June 29, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Ok first of all, the current puzzle is NOT a poem. Its 100% lyrics. You would not put “/” symbols and parenthesis in a poem… basically the entrance to the chorus of this song, most likely named “The Catalyst”, is going to sound like this:

    Chester bennington:

    When I close my eyes tonights,
    to symphonies of blinding light,

    Mike Shinoda:

    (God bless us every one/ we’re a
    broken people living under a loaded gun)

    …Cause we all know how well they use both their voices in song, or even in the same chorus or line.

  58. AustinW on June 29, 2010 at 9:07 am

    “The Catalyst”

    Mention of Chester

    “Chester was absolutely the missing catalyst..”

    is there actually something hidden here Mike? is there more to the message, or is this all we were looking for?

  59. Meklit Wogayehu on June 29, 2010 at 8:55 am

    yes, the missing letters give us the name “the catalyst” but what does the name “the catalyst” give us?

  60. VickyLP on June 29, 2010 at 8:30 am

    yeah the catalyst!! πŸ˜€

  61. Faty on June 29, 2010 at 8:20 am

    this was so easy! i wrote down the missing letters> H E C A T A L Y S T

    It sounds like “the catalyst”!! is it?? πŸ˜€ OMG i cant believe i did this on my own! usually i suck…

    is there anything more to it!?

  62. Sarah A. on June 29, 2010 at 8:13 am


  63. Schen on June 29, 2010 at 8:06 am


    I still like turtles.


    I wonder what that spells out. O.O OHHH MYSTERY! LAWLZ


  64. rockermeg on June 29, 2010 at 8:06 am

    “The Catalyst”
    I think everyone got that haha.

  65. Stephanie on June 29, 2010 at 8:06 am

    This web link,, mentions that CHESTER was the missing catalyst to the band…. Thoughts?

  66. PinkyLoulou on June 29, 2010 at 7:28 am

    This the FIRST time Chester’s name being mentioned baffles me.

  67. bruna on June 29, 2010 at 7:28 am

    some people got the answer first at your previous post…

  68. Shockwave on June 29, 2010 at 7:27 am

    do you really think the answer is: the catalyst?!
    i think mike wants to say more with this poem! maybe we have to read between the lines again just like in Puzzle #1…but in this moment i haven’t got an idea for a solution.

  69. Dylan H on June 29, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Fred Durst I saw the puzzle you left for mike and I figured it out! Its the lyrics to walking away on the gold cobra album…I’m a genius

  70. Kelsi on June 29, 2010 at 6:58 am

    so the missing letters = “the catalyst”…? Maybe thts a single name or something.. Nd A Thousand Suns culd be the album name…?
    I dunno for sure…?

  71. Glenn...LP!!! on June 29, 2010 at 6:49 am

    That was easy,”the catalyst”,but i dont know what it means.Maybe the album title or a single.Buti think “A THOUSAND SUNS”would be a cooler album title.Whatever it means im sure it wont be a dissapointment when Mike tells us.

  72. Nameless on June 29, 2010 at 6:49 am


    “I want to play a game”

  73. Xandro P. on June 29, 2010 at 6:32 am

    hahahaha…. I think that puzzle is a “BYTE”. Probably a that is a kilobytes…hehehe

  74. Ycstt on June 29, 2010 at 6:31 am




    “Can’t outfought, outdone. Can’t matched, outrun, and close symphonies bless into…..”

  75. Renji on June 29, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I’m waiting to see you like this:

    “I want to play a game…”


  76. musicmae12 on June 29, 2010 at 6:16 am

    oh look! there are already many people who was able to solve the puzzle πŸ˜€

  77. Thomas Jacob Brablec on June 29, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Thanks for the puzzle. πŸ™‚
    This one was pretty easy. Even I was able to solve it.
    Thanks again, Mike.

  78. New York's Pied Piper on June 29, 2010 at 5:43 am

    I got ‘THE CATALYS’ but LPLOVER could be right, go through the missing letters in the lyrics. It is really easy!!!

  79. LPlover on June 29, 2010 at 5:33 am

    It’s really easy !! ” THE CATALYST ” ! maybe the first single !! and maybe those are the lyrics !!

  80. Teagan on June 29, 2010 at 5:31 am

    @Mark Travis
    I don’t think we should compare their new things to any songs in the past. It would be weird if we could just say “That and that song is the new ‘No more sorrow’. And by now we heard a lot of time, that there WILL be rapping, more than on MTM, so I’m hoping for a really badass album.

  81. Austin on June 29, 2010 at 5:24 am

    DAM I solved it too!!!! Thought I was first. He just took out letters in the poem

  82. Mark Travis [Romania] on June 29, 2010 at 5:23 am

    these lyrics seem to be epic.somewhere in the same gang with the New Divide lyrics.
    hope that 1000 Suns will turn out to be just like Crawl Back In.
    And The Catalyst,well..No More Sorrow πŸ™‚
    i got used to the idea that LP is not about rap never was just about rap,but it was an important part in their early days.
    kkeep your fingers for an 8-track epic!

  83. Harry on June 29, 2010 at 4:52 am

    I was able to solve this one πŸ˜€ !! It’s “THE CATALYST” and you’re able to solve it if you take out every missing letter in the poem in order!!

  84. jovertop on June 29, 2010 at 4:41 am

    very easy ^^
    …just scroll down to “micheal gonzales” he’s 100% right!

  85. Rana LP addicted on June 29, 2010 at 4:20 am

    can’t understand !!!!! sorry little explain!!!

  86. katouche*didi* on June 29, 2010 at 4:20 am

    lyrics!!! XD

  87. Basti on June 29, 2010 at 4:02 am

    I think taht are the supporting acts for the new show.

  88. GREY on June 29, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Revealing the track names?

  89. sarah35 on June 29, 2010 at 3:57 am

    The Catalyst it’s a band … also the restaurant and nightclub at Santa Cruz …

  90. TheGlueLpFan on June 29, 2010 at 3:50 am

    I was actually sleeping when you posted this and people had already solved it πŸ˜€ Better luck next time…

  91. Jo_o8 on June 29, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Okay we have solved the 2 puzzles, but what does it all mean? Mike,if this is your way of slowly revealing some sort of album details to us, I’m loving it. It’s definitely something different and not something that artists do normally.

  92. RashenZ on June 29, 2010 at 3:34 am

    i just come back from school and the puzzle was already solved…. so bad T_T

  93. RandomDestiny on June 29, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I think “The catalyst” is the name of the new track, and this is a part of the lyrics ^^

  94. Kirill on June 29, 2010 at 3:17 am

    “The Catalyst”… I think its name of the new track. Mike,it’s very interesting! πŸ˜‰
    Waiting 4 new messages!)))

  95. LPfan4ever on June 29, 2010 at 3:04 am

    look’s like a poem but seriously i have no clue

  96. orionwong on June 29, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Thats easy. I got “The Catalyst” . but still figuring what it means.

  97. Zac on June 29, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Maybe Chester is the Catalyst?

  98. Nogo on June 29, 2010 at 2:32 am

    What must we do exactly?

  99. KorpZ on June 29, 2010 at 2:21 am

    i think it’s something like forming a religious symbol?

  100. Chris from Wales U.K on June 29, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Why is it all chemistry and physics…
    i really think there lyrics :/

  101. LincolnParc on June 29, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Famous quote by J Oppenheimer / Bhagavad Gita:
    “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.”

    Note the Thousand Suns. My guess is, as Darkstryder said is that the new hints are references to J Oppenheimer, as he was referred to as the catalyst of theoretical physics and is seen quoting a thousand suns.

    Nukes. This can only mean an antiwar political concept album. Maybe a rebellion anthem like Smells like Teen Spirit.

    So now my prediction is the next hint / song name or what ever I’d gonna be “Destroyer of Worlds”

  102. tania on June 29, 2010 at 2:07 am

    the catalyst??do you have fun doing this things?

  103. LincolnParc on June 29, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I think Darkstryder is on to something. Nukes? Is this an antiwar album? Political revolution? Rebellion? That’s the message I’m getting from the lyrics Mike posted an J Oppenheimer..,

  104. Viper619 on June 29, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Suprised how many people found “The Catalist” instead of “The Catalyst” XD it was an easy but fun puzzle and i think its the names of tracks chosen for the new album.

  105. Antonio on June 29, 2010 at 2:04 am

    ehm… everyone found “the catalyst”… but wtf is the catalyst? lyrics, new single, new album…?

  106. MargaretPyrekPolandFan on June 29, 2010 at 1:56 am


    God blees us every one
    we’re a broken people living under loaded gun
    and it can’ T be outfougHt
    it can’t be out outdonE
    it Can’t be outmAched
    it can’t be ouTrun

    And when I cLose my eyes tonight
    to sYmphonies of blinding light
    (God blesS us every one/we’re a broken people living under loaded gun)
    oh/ like memories in cold decay
    transmissions echoing away
    far from the world of you and I where
    oceans bleed inTo the sky .

    Big letters give us ‘THE CATALIST’

    Greetings from Poland πŸ˜‰

  107. linkinparkbelgiummanager on June 29, 2010 at 1:40 am

    I think Michael is right, now we know the titles… We just needs to know when the releases are. Greetz, Lode

  108. ChRiZzZ on June 29, 2010 at 1:15 am

    When we have to ask chester in cause of this puzzle i think there are 4 puzzles left after this, i think at every puzzle we have to ask one other band member

  109. The british tea pot on June 29, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Linkin park track names

    #1 A Thousand suns
    #2 The catalist
    #3 ?
    #4 ?

  110. Darkstryder on June 29, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Did anyone notice that when you google “A Thousands Suns” and “The Catalyst” all together, you still get to J. Robert Oppenheimer bio ?
    “In so doing, he became the catalyst for the emergence of American theoretical physics as preeminent in the world.”

    Is the new album all about the story of this (very interesting) person ?

  111. RiotFaerie on June 29, 2010 at 12:42 am

    I’m pretty surprised a lot of people found the word ‘The Catalyst’… but you asking us to ask Chester that bothers me… something’s up…

  112. LOL on June 29, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Boys are going to party! Catalyst is Nightclub in Santa Cruz California :’D hahhah, lol

  113. NickyLP on June 29, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Please,stop it!!!I’m so sick of solving your Puzzles!!!!Please,have mercy!!!!!!!!!

  114. Hamid Reza on June 29, 2010 at 12:36 am

    that was so easy mike. I expected more from u!!! “the catalyst” is the answer. a piece of cake.

  115. Coala BΓ€r on June 29, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I really think this one is easy… I think by making up these puzzles, they wanna show us the names of the new songs..

  116. Mr. Hun on June 29, 2010 at 12:18 am

    yeaaah it is ‘THE CATALYST’

  117. M4LL0RY on June 29, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Say Mike, WHATCHA BEEN DOIN??! Diggin’ (fangirlin’) meteora’s outta Chester’s EER?!

  118. Miranda on June 29, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Ok I’ll ask Chester….just for fun haha

  119. Fenne on June 28, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    “the catalist”

    ohmygod… stupid timezones, these messages are always posted when i’m asleep >.<

  120. ASees on June 28, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    There is nothing that I would love more than an album update on the 3rd of July (my birthday) or earlier : )

  121. Misi on June 28, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    easy one
    the timezone is killing me…

  122. AlexRednex on June 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Every have solved this one so fast O_o
    The Catalyst…
    I really hope these are part of the lyrics in the song.. You guys have diffently stepped up your game with these lyrics..
    So far its sounds like this is gonna be some kind of Concept album, About somthing like War/Peace, Maybe a speciel War period?

    Cant wait guys! See you in Denmark!

  123. Scattered on June 28, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    YAY! I knew how to figure this one out for that’s the best part of a puzzle – knowing how to reach the end! We’ll learn what the results mean eventually πŸ˜€

  124. Olla Chaz on June 28, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Considering the previous message, we’re having an anticlimax here. This one is pretty umm.. simple. So, why Chester? On this particular message? Hmm?

    Hope the next message is coming up soon. I bet the next one will be much more difficult, yes? πŸ™‚

  125. MajiksMonster on June 28, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Rearrange the letters of ‘The Catalyst’ and you can get ‘At They Castle’. Just a thought.

  126. Uzma on June 28, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Ahahaha! This one is easy! It spells “The Catalyst”
    OH snap.. someone’s already figured it out. Damn… i just came back from school and I jump onto the computer ASAP…. and answer this puzzle in like 1 minute…. to find out someone’s already answered. Oh well πŸ˜€

  127. vishnu babu on June 28, 2010 at 10:38 pm

  128. JanV on June 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I got the latest message: “THE CATALYST”
    I think its the name of the new single πŸ™‚

    Waiting 4 new messages!

  129. EvoOba on June 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    “the catalytist” nice…That was way too easy to find! Can’t wait for the next one πŸ™‚

    And what’s with some people posting a comment on their language? Guys! Mike speaks English for God’s sake! He can’t ubderstand what you’re saying!

  130. AXX_TH_HYBRD!!! on June 28, 2010 at 10:02 pm


  131. papa on June 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    really liking these lyrics i gotta say

  132. Aditya_the_warrior_within on June 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    is there a reason why this one was so easy? (chester?) πŸ˜›
    well what does it refer to?
    and is that lyrics of a new song

  133. B_Rox2LP_90 on June 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm


  134. SOULFLY0199 on June 28, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    The Catalyst
    sounds very epic πŸ˜€

  135. Betty108[: on June 28, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Yeah this one was easy… Too easy.
    Even I solved it! That says a lot, since I was useless with the previous puzzle.
    I don’t know, I’m thinking it might be updated?
    I guess I got paranoid from the first message.
    I was literally going crazy trying to decode it.
    Only to find out that nothing was ever there, until it was updated.
    Nonetheless, I’m pretty hyped up! Bring on the next puzzle/message!

  136. Acid on June 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    C’mon, Mike. That was way too easy. It was solved in like minutes. πŸ˜›

  137. Parth on June 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Very easy Mike …. the missing words make “the catalyst”….

  138. tanja on June 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    finding the missing words was far to easy!! why bothering chester with it mike??

  139. James CHESTERβ„’ on June 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    arrrgggghhh.. its already solved… darn…. i wanna try to answer the puzzle…. mike next please? πŸ˜€

  140. Ben on June 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Haha Chester got the easy one!!!!!!

  141. Zac on June 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Maybe this puzzle is a catalyst to the next or previous puzzle? as in the answer to this puzzle will make the previous and/or next puzzle make sense?

  142. Fred Durst on June 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Hey Mike I got a puzzle for you. It’s a difficult one. Try to see if you can solve it.

    down in a hole there are so many ways
    to find yourself some light
    it’ always the miracles
    keep waiting all you like
    ain’t got no time to waste
    i know the end is near
    and if i run away
    i’ll always end up here…

    walking away
    from the things i adore
    telling the truth
    for once i’m sure
    it’s always a sign
    when you feel yourself bleed
    i’m walking away
    from all i need

  143. JoshWeaver on June 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Easy one Mike! THE CATALYST. Seems like the track name. Also im digging these lyrics. Can’t wait for the next puzzle or even the new single release date.

  144. dbslpfan15 on June 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    The Catalyst is the hidden word. My theory is that that is the name of the new single, and the message is the lyrics to the new single. PLEASE tell me if I’m right or if I’m close.

    Thanks Mike!

  145. Randall on June 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Could these (The Catalyst, A Thousand Suns) be names of bands that are opening for LP on the upcoming tour?

  146. Flyingosound99 on June 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm


  147. SHU on June 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    is it cheat salty? thats what i got

  148. Tommy on June 28, 2010 at 8:11 pm


    i’m not sure about the answers, just my opinion πŸ™‚

    Tommy august.

  149. kourtney kay on June 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Okay im not the best at puzzles at all
    but everyone is getting the catalyst and saying its to simple there must
    be more to it but I think we should all just play around with everything even if we know its all wrong because it gets our minds thinking and so maybe instead of taking the missing letters together we could put the unfinished words together they are; can’be -it- outfougt outdon an’t mtched ourun nd smphonies bles -loadedgun- -away- ino ; the ones with the – – is what i thought looked like the spacing was off maybe it was only the picture i also want to point out that there is no space with some words like outfougt but there is with out mtched

  150. Vladi on June 28, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    he already said we were correct with ‘the catalyst’

  151. sean on June 28, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    ok so a catalyst is something that sparks a reaction or in this case I think the catalyst will reveal our answer. Mike said to ask chester, and I noticed that mike has linked GOOGLE-ANALYTICS to this message which means he is tracking data of somekind. I think maybe once a specific amount of tweets to chester or hits on chesters twitter link maybe the catayst???

  152. chilibilly on June 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    there must be something we are missing @_o??

  153. dani on June 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    soy mala para esto
    porque todos dicen THE CATALYST?
    lo dicen porque lo creen o porque vieron que alguien mas lo dijo?
    bueno Mike intentare encontrarle sentido a esto , esperame unos minutos XD

  154. rahulLP on June 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    is it THE CATALYST? ….that was quite easy
    there must be something else…

  155. Max on June 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I got “The Catalyst” just like everybody. Maybe it will make sense if you combine it with the first puzzle. “The Catalyst” and “A Thousand Suns”… I still don’t get it…

  156. Austin on June 28, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    By definition, a catalyst is a substance that initiates or accelerates a reaction. Catalyst applies this principle to communications, using the creative arts to initiate and accelerate impact and response for global issues and concerns, as well as for humanitarian and advocacy organizations, community and housing development groups, medical facilities, corporations and other businesses.
    does this describe something about the new single maybe,,doesent really sound likely,,but it does describe there last LPTV episode

  157. Martha on June 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm


  158. Michelle on June 28, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Oh I c it is The Catalyst lol my bad >_>

  159. Michelle on June 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Heat list?

  160. Marissa on June 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    All i can think of is lyrics…..but i’ll read it more carefully.

  161. Jes" on June 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I Love You!! Ms”

  162. Evan Etheridge on June 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    is it “the cataclysm”?

  163. Shinoda Twinβ„’ on June 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    A Catalyst Heat?
    Or something to do with Arizona….I still have my thinking cap on haha. That’s the closest thing I got thought was A Catalyst Heat

  164. Zara on June 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Did Chester piss you off or something, and your revenge is getting us to spam him?!

    And I saw you lurk. Helping is good, itll give you euphoria.

  165. Jen on June 28, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I think the answer is TIME.

  166. lpfmfan on June 28, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    The Catalyst..apparently it’s NOT that simple. Okay Chester is getting SPAMMED with tweets. Nice going, Mike. Make him tweet more, excellent plan.

  167. chad on June 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    CATALYST is the change in rate of a chemical reaction due to the participation of a substance called a catalyst. Unlike other reagents that participate in the chemical reaction, a catalyst is not consumed by the reaction itself. A catalyst may participate in multiple chemical transformations. Catalysts that speed the reaction are called positive catalysts. Catalysts that slow the reaction are called negative catalysts, or inhibitors. Substances that increase the activity of catalysts are called promoters, and substances that deactivate catalysts are called catalytic poisons.

  168. KATHYxx on June 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I SAW j00 LURKZ.

    wha Chester? Is he really gonna respond or is this a clever way of saying no hints.

  169. kelly on June 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    are we playing 8bit right now mike? haha

  170. JayCee on June 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I had, “The Catalyst”, like many people, considering the missing letters of words. lol.

  171. Helio on June 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    THE CATALYST”? is it about a song?

  172. Cassie on June 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    is it chester’s favorite song or poem?

  173. [name classified 2] on June 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    well the missing letters supposedly spell “a the catalast” according to LPA, but not sure if its right. mike you have some pretty bad spelling, but a lyrical genius.

  174. Lauralexis on June 28, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    God bless us every one
    we’re broken people living under loaded gun
    and it can’t be outfougt
    it can’t be out outdon
    it can’t be out mtched
    it can’t be ourun

    need when i close my eyes tonight
    to symphonies of blinding light
    (god bless us every one / we’re a broken
    people living under loaded gun)
    Oh/like memories in cold decay
    transmissions echoing away
    far from the world of you and i
    where oceans bleed into the sky

  175. Stephen on June 28, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    it’s obviously simple to spell out what the missing letters are but that definetly isnt the puzzle…..theres something more too it :/

  176. JustBiteMe9 on June 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Mike, PLEASE, answer my Tweet @Miniki

  177. Alexandra Nofi on June 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I didn’t look up LPA or the discussion thread on LPN, got “The Catalyst” right after opening the message.

    That’s way too easy. Something about the lack of spacing between some of the words makes me wonder if it was accidental or intentional, and, what can I do with it?

  178. Michael Gonzalez on June 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Missing words spell out: THE CATALYST Perhaps name of the first single and A THOUSAND SUNS is the album title.

    • M Shinoda on June 28, 2010 at 7:33 pm

      Easy one…yes, “The Catalyst” is correct. Michael, do you have a user name on If so, let our moderators know, in case we want to contact you…Same goes to the user who posted under the user name “The Catalyst,” below…

  179. The Catalyst on June 28, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Maybe this time we won’t need any help πŸ˜‰

  180. Slowlearner32 on June 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Alright, I’ll ask Chester. But it looks like a lyric, and it’s already cool!

  181. Ray on June 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Lyrics maybe? Lol iwanna meet the band so bad

  182. Gna on June 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    seriously??? but is chester online or what???

  183. Julien-K Arg on June 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    other background?

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