“LP Featuring You” on All Things Digital

July 22, 2010


My favorite part:

“There is a huge unknown factor and this is not something we would have done five years ago,’ he said of the latest collaboration contest. “But I am not afraid of my fans being good at music, even if it turns out they are better than me.”

Until a winner is selected, here’s a most excellent music video of my favorite Linkin Park song, “Shadow of the Day,” because I wish I had written the perfect and simple line, “Sometimes beginnings aren’t so simple/Sometimes goodbye’s the only way” (maybe some fan will write something as good)

Thanks to Kara for an awesome piece.



  1. moonastra on July 27, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Dear Mike!
    Remix of David Bonk(rock band Panik) is the best.
    I think you should be attentive to this talanted guy. He mast win.

  2. valerie499 on July 27, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Hey, Mike! I wanted to say that the remix of David Bonk (rock band Panik) best.Russian fans of his work are relying on a fair solution.Very sorry that Russia could not vote in the contest:(

  3. evanselle on July 27, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Hi, Mike!! David Bonk”s remix is really the best! Let him to be the first. David is very very talanted guy! He”s worthy to win.

  4. sunshine602 on July 27, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Dear Mike!
    Without a doubt, David Bonk`s(he is from German band called Panik)remix is the best. Please give a chance to the young and very talented musician! His fans from around the world will be very grateful to you!!!
    Thank you)

  5. katyarussia on July 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Hi, Mike! The best remix of DAVID BONK!!!!!! To all my friends and acquaintances like this remix! He’s the best !!!!!

  6. jozzie8 on July 26, 2010 at 4:45 am

    You guys are simply the best.

  7. gabitquman on July 25, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Hello Mike! Please listen my remix!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TknXPaEYc-M

  8. legnahidden on July 24, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Hello Guys!! hope you are reading this blog and if you can check out my version, thanks Mike for this space, hope you like my version of “THE CATALYST”, it has a touch of 80s hard rock style mixed with new metal, very energetic, check it out:


  9. krafty2010 on July 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Could do with some votes, only just got out of the studio! Been working on this the last couple days and I think it deserves a listen.


    Let me know what you think!

  10. pbpeterblack on July 24, 2010 at 10:33 am

    All good stuff! Here is my track – its missing some guitar so if anyone wants to add stuff in.
    I think the drum track was the best stem to play with!

  11. dctuga90 on July 24, 2010 at 2:10 am

    check out my version of “The Catalyst” for the contest

  12. horrorkidz on July 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    :O i heard a couple submissions and i really like this one http://www.indabamusic.com/submissions/show/24173


  13. ammya on July 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    alone three days log out and much pooost!!!!!

  14. markusstorm on July 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    we were working very very hard on a remix too with a singer. I know is against the rules to have a singer, but we don’t care of the contest, we just want people to hear our -different- kind of music, and if you, Mike, could see it, that could be my whole musical life-time dream realized, not kidding.
    NOTICE: this song is not even in the contest page.

  15. lplovei on July 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    You guys are great!! I love how you seemed so focused on it and how you’re keeping us(fans) involved despite messing with us a bit in the beginning, haha. Of course Kara needed an awesome person/people/album to write an awesome article on. 😉 hehe

  16. eldad89 on July 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Hey Mike ..
    Just wanted to remind you that Israeli fans …
    And they want you to come ….

  17. zoelkg on July 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    this is great!!!
    you guys are soldiers of God !!

  18. cincybmxlpfreak on July 23, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Man…I wish there was some way to tell if you (Mike) listened to my contest entry cause that would just be COOL!

  19. travisleake on July 23, 2010 at 10:22 am

    This is not on YouTube, but I hope you like our version of your song, Mike. From all of us at “The SLOT” we want you to know that your music, especially Hybrid Theory, was -the- inspiration for the creation of the band in 2002. After 8 years, we are the biggest nu-metal, rap-rock band in all of the former Soviet Union. We’re doing English now and branching out. We hope you like this variant, and know that your time and energy are precious and understand if you do not reply it is not out of rudeness or because of any bad intentions on your part. Thank you for being awesome for so many years


  20. masaaki89 on July 23, 2010 at 9:49 am

  21. zahralp on July 23, 2010 at 8:29 am

    that was a very nice article i didnt know shadow of the day was ur fav! cool…
    mike i’m sure every thing is possible but ur music will all ways be YOUR music and its all ways been unique,moving,awesome,a gift to help ppl …making sure, that being different is a good thing! and never stop inspiring ,
    i’ve all ways been thankful of u for giving the fans the ability to show there selves….

    u’ll always be my role model ….

    hope u have a gr8 day take care mike (cant wait,8 days left !)

  22. hackiton4 on July 23, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Hey……..Luvvvvv u MIke……..How r u?? Be Fine & Happpy always….

    I hve found an Awesome blog hvin LP’s Boyhood photos…..
    iT’s here… http://newdeworld-blog.blogspot.com/p/linkin-park-boyhood-photos.html

    I wrote it here to Link it to Google…..& You especially.
    Hve a comment there plz so tht i may be Confirmed u read tis mes. & also the BLOG owner will be SURPRISED!!!! shocked…Thnxxxx MIke….

  23. shockwavez on July 23, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Its great that this contest is so popular in the world. I think its a good way to promote single and album in a effective way.
    So here is my version of THE CATALYST:

    and please dont forget to vote for it on:


    Thank you!!!

  24. lizzicloverman on July 23, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Hey i just wanted to post my melancholy kinda remix here. i know i wont win this but i want at least lp to hear it.


  25. pkleck on July 23, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Sadly, I had to opt out of this contest. It’s an awesome opportunity, one that I hope you will do again in the future, at least in some form. But I just have too much going on to really put in the time to make a decent song. Oh well, maybe I’ll still do it and release it super late 🙂

  26. jazzminshroom on July 23, 2010 at 1:28 am

    this one, (日本語を読めなくてもかけないけどれど、日本語で書いてあるほうがもののほうがかっこいいから、弟がこれを日本語で通訳してくれた。)

    it is better like this if you don’t mind.


  27. shawnlegrand on July 23, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Hi Mike,
    I wanted to ask you something !
    Can Linkin Park make a new dvd with all the Music Videos from Meteora to M2m or even A Thousand Suns ???
    That woul be cool ’cause all my favourite Videos are in the album Meteora ^^ !!!!
    Think about it please !
    See you in Paris

  28. unleaver on July 23, 2010 at 12:48 am

    back to oldschool
    C4TLST Reanimation version

  29. gaganlp on July 23, 2010 at 12:46 am


  30. eddygdetroit on July 22, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    eddy g the catalyst,,,,,youtube or vote for me

  31. Gurikanwar on July 22, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    please vote if u like…

  32. fatimalp on July 22, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    It’s great! You guys are great! 😀
    Thanks for all! Can’t wait for the new album to comes out and for August 2nd to hear “The Catalyst” and it’s almost my birthday, so the new song from Linkin Park it’s like the best gift for my birthday. 😀 yay!

  33. frequentc on July 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I’m taking a risk … My obsession with LP is hinging on unhealthy … I’m going to lose my job if I don’t stop following the contest so closely. While I’d hate to see my dream turn into my nightmare … nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Please vote for me here: http://www.indabamusic.com/submissions/show/24173

    Or if it’s after the contest has ended and anyone needs Web Developer/Web Designer/Video Editor/Motion Graphic Designer/Flash Programmer/Musician/Producer/etc … please post job offers! lol

  34. riyah09 on July 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    You guys are great!! Lots of loves!!

  35. shelmmusic on July 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    wow! this is cool!

    Thanks, Mike, what have posted my remix. =) I’m very grateful!!! ))) People I need your vote! I’m counting on you!!!


  36. thesupremekaidbz on July 22, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Linkin Park “The Catalyst” featuring thesupremekaidbz


  37. evooba on July 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Read it this morning. That’s why you guys are different from all other bands! You do care freaking much about the fans, which we appreciate a lot, and you let us take part in everything. Album, art, suggestions regarding almost all things and has awesome! 🙂

  38. caroo123 on July 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Mike please when they come to chile please pass through regions’m a fan of you but I have no money to travel to Santiago, where they pass through regions may be porke I would have to go through iquique pass through regions mike please make a tour chile T-T

  39. souneik on July 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Captains Log: Stardate 222010, have infiltrated sub division of unknown Linkin Parkonian territory.

    I think I might have one I might like. LOL I’m almost afraid to listen to it again in case I change my mind. I need Ruben to teach me that NOTMYSONG Jutsu. Where he can listen and believe he’s hearing it for the first time. Can you do that? …Yes I am insane now. Your contest made me insane. I just denied cold beers and fun to go obsessed frantically over the tone of this guitar sound. I can’t get the other sound out and I wanna fight that tiny half crackle puff in one of the kicks. …lol aww That was a good article.

  40. slowlearner32 on July 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    That’s why LP is different from other musicians, that’s why LP never lets us down, and that’s why I love Linkin Park!!!

  41. lode1989 on July 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    If I was from America, there was a chance I could win… If I had the riht material. I can’t mix, only write and produce music… But still, not good at mixing and mastering.

  42. Rana LP addicted on July 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    this is great! You’re so great to Your fans …..i wish i was talented and and over 18 😦 but i’ll meet you someday …great album is coming on the way ..YAY!! mr.Shinoda You’re the best!!!

  43. thegluelpfan on July 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I read that earlier today…I just want to say that I really appreciate what you’re doing with this album and how involved your keeping the fans.It’s nice to see that you care about our talent and out opinion and stuff.So thanks:)

  44. theyactuallymakemylifebetter on July 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Awesome Mike…
    This proves that you love your fans… And it’s really great for us know that. When the winner will be announced? I’m very curious.
    BTW… why that was your favorite part? I read a little of the interview and I agree with you, that’s the part you say something about us, and was a pretty nice thing to say. Thanks Mike. 😀

  45. EpicLinkinPark on July 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Nice article, thanks for sharing this Mike. Hope all is going well :]

  46. fenix2exe on July 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Yeah that’s sweet!!!
    By the way i have the same question Chester tweet that and i went to check LP.com and i didn’t found anything!!!?

  47. lpfmfan on July 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Already got it this morning ;D xDD

    btw you were supposed to help make #AThousandSuns a trending topic! D: I’ve worked so hard >.< lol, just make all the guys tweet about it and motivate us maybe we'd get it up there..like your birthday was a trending topic, lol.

  48. mes1995 on July 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm


  49. jenjithesnail on July 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    The interviewer.

    She speaks the truth. 😀

    Can’t wait for new album! Linkin Park rocks my patchwork socks! ^¬^

    I’m loving the new Linkin Park sound 🙂

  50. mtreants on July 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Yeah, I wish I’d written that line too. 😦
    Awesome though, Mike.

  51. gnaa93 on July 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm


    hey mike i have a question…. chester tweeted this like a few hours ago:

    Hey everyone. The new linkin park record. “A Tousand Suns” is available for presale @ linkinpark.com today!!! Yeah!!
    about 7 hours ago via Echofon

    but i dont see anything on linkinpark.com about it =S

  52. luki9875 on July 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm


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