“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.


Shinoda Nerdist Interview

April 6, 2010

I recently met a cool dude posing as a nerd.  His name is Chris Hardwick, and besides hosting “Web Soup,” he runs nerdist.com, doing podcast interviews with interesting folks.  I was clever enough to trick Chris into thinking I was interesting, and he agreed to do an interview.

And BTW, the Nerdist theme song isn’t all 8-Bit in honor of our new game…that’s just his theme song.  Which is I believe is more than a mere coincidence.  Destiny, thy name is Chris Hardwick.

Here’s the podcast.


Larry King

January 20, 2010

I’ll be on Larry King Live Tonight…I think! Tune in to CNN.

The piece came out great.  Two notes:

1.) Although I was joking around about Enrique being late, we actually weren’t waiting around very long.  Blame the satellite 🙂

2.) Although I was told Christine Emerson Reed was an actress…now I’m not so sure.  I think she was a Santa Monica City councilwoman.  Here’s our park:



Shinoda Spin Interview

December 27, 2009

My interview with Spin magazine came out recently…




Random Bits, GBC Mixtape

December 2, 2009

Just a couple random things today: First, Happy B-Day to Mr. Delson (it was yesterday). Today, I’m heading over to the Grammy announcement event. A couple of the guys and I are presenting a category. In case you didn’t know, they’re making a mini-event out of the award nominations (not the actual awards, it’s the announcement of who is nominated). Check online for clips of that today.

One other thing I wanted to mention is that we’re in the process of re-designing linkinpark.com and mikeshinoda.com. I think ms.com will be done first, because it’s a less complicated site. For those of you who have a password and LPN account, we’re going to be asking everyone to create a new account. I think it might be an opt-in system, so you can keep your existing name and password if you like. The good news is: we’re working on making the sign-in system a lot easier, so you don’t have to keep clicking on stupid stuff (I know this was annoying to some of you). There will be some other minor changes that might be useful for you; we’ll talk about those later.

Last thing: Get Busy Committee is on the music page at MSN: http://music.msn.com/music/listeningbooth/.

And by the way, do you like free music? The GBC MIXTAPE is also out (by DJ CHEAPSHOT)…Get it FOR FREE, HERE:




LP Underground 9 Press Release

December 1, 2009




Los Angeles, CA (November 30, 2009) – Two-time Grammy winning rock band LINKIN PARK has announced a December 3rd release date for LPU9: DEMOS, a special rarities album available with a membership to the band’s fan club, the Linkin Park Underground. The album and membership package can be purchased together at http://www.lpunderground.com and at select Best Buy locations and includes a t-shirt, patch, and other exclusive merchandise items.

LPU9: DEMOS features nine unreleased demo versions of some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Faint,” “Breaking The Habit,” and “Leave Out All The Rest.” Also included is “Across The Line,” a previously unreleased song recorded during the Minutes To Midnight studio sessions. Fans also get “Morning After (acoustic),” from frontman Chester Bennington’s side project, Dead By Sunrise (as an exclusive download).

“Songs change constantly over the course of the creative process, so we thought it’d be cool to share early versions of familiar tracks,” says Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda. “The versions in this collection represent important moments in the evolution of each song: different vocals, music variations, and missing parts. They’re snapshots of our works-in-progress.”

Since its formation in 2001, the LPU’s reach has extended worldwide to form a tight global community. The band has maintained a strong direct bond throughout, and every year they design special merchandise and release music exclusively to LPU members.

Fans first heard the new song, “Across The Line,” during online video episodes (“LPTV”). Originally entitled “Japan,” fans sought out the song for years, but the band had never released it. In response to fan feedback, the band decided to finish the song and make it available as a highlight of LPU9.

“The LPU is a movement,” says guitarist Brad Delson. “Their support of the band is inspiring. So we try to give back to them whenever we can. When we heard that they had been talking about ‘Across The Line,’ we knew we had to make it available for them.”

The LPU has enabled fans worldwide to interact with members of the band, meeting them at exclusive LP Underground meet & greet signings (held at almost every Linkin Park show), or chatting with them online at exclusive chats through the fan club members-only website, http://www.lpunderground.com. In past years, the band has offered free concert tickets to fan club members, cast them as extras in a music video (“Faint”), and flown them out for rehearsal sessions. The site also provides fans with exclusive news, presales, contests, photos, video, and more. The fan club consistently strives to offer more to its members through website innovations, creative content, and engaging contests and giveaways. For more information, please go to http://www.lpunderground.com.

The full track listing for LPU9: DEMOS is as follows:

1 – “A-Six” (Original Long Version 2002)
2 – “Faint” (Demo 2002)
3 – “Sad” (“By Myself” Demo 1999)
4 – “Fear” (“Leave Out All the Rest” Demo 2006)
5 – “Figure.09” (Demo 2002)
6 – “Stick And Move” (“Runaway” Demo 1998)
7 – “Across The Line” (Unreleased Demo 2007)
8 – “Drawing” (“Breaking The Habit” Demo 2002)
9 – “Drum Song” (“Little Things Give You Away” Demo 2006)

Linkin Park is currently in the studio preparing a new album for release in 2010.


Subvert Magazine interview

October 24, 2009


Shouts out to Subvert Magazine for the interview, and for being readers of mikeshinoda.com…



TheArtCollectors Review

August 31, 2009


Glorious Excess (Dies) got a glowing review by world-class art collector and critic, Ronnie Pirovino today. Here’s what he had to say:

“LA’s Japanese American National Museum is now hosting a prodigious art exhibition by Mike Shinoda entitled Glorious Excess (Dies). The massive creative effort is a pivotal point in the career of the young artist, as he establishes himself outside of his work in music. Shinoda’s adroit use of all types of media to channel his voice is remarkable. The show signals the artist’s ability to create his vision in a plethora of mediums, including digital platforms. It’s clear that the concept of the exhibition has been thoughtfully embedded into each rendition. It’s not too early to opine that Glorious Excess (Dies) provides one the year’s most memorable moments. On view until October 4.”

There are a ton of great images from the show on theartcollectors.com. A special thanks goes out to Ronnie for coming to the show.

Check out the review here:



GLXS (Dies) Opening

August 31, 2009

Just wanted to point you guys in the direction of my three favorite pieces on the art show so far. Great pictures!




edit: one more…http://thegluttony.com/2009/08/30/glorious-excess-dies-mike-shinoda (The words over the photos aren’t the actual paintings’ names FYI)…and shouts out to KOGI for bringing the food. So good.


Shinoda Customized Honda Motorcycle

August 30, 2009



At the show, some of you may have noticed the crazy Honda roadster on display with the hand-painted “additions” in pink…that bike was donated courtesy of one of the show sponsors, Honda. The motorcycle is actually being auctioned off for charity (JANM) this week. The bids started at $18K US, and ends in 5 days. If you want to buy a motorcycle designed and hand-customized by me, now is the chance. (I even signed it in hot pink Krink)

Here’s where to bid:

By the way, photo credits go to thehundreds and notcot…thanks to those guys, Juxtapoz, Known Gallery, Hypebeast, Freshnessmag, dailydujour, thegluttony…and all the great sites and blogs who have covered the event. The images and reviews have been stunning…thanks for checking out the show.