Linkin Park Live: Photos, Europe 2010

November 3, 2010

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Mr. Mark Fiore has been documenting the tour so far…here are some great ones he just sent to me…more to come.

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10th Anniversary: Hybrid Theory

October 25, 2010

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Thanks for making yesterday a great birthday for Hybrid Theory!  Here are 4 images from my personal stash for you guys to enjoy. The first image is pretty cool…that’s the news clipping from our first show ever (as Xero), at the Whisky.  The others are from those years, leading up to the release of HT…

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LP Live Photos by Stash

September 20, 2010

Our buddy Stash came thru with these awesome shots.

NEW Linkin Park App

August 12, 2010

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As anyone who follows the band knows, we usually have a LOT of stuff going on.  The tough part for us is finding a simpler way to keep you guys up-to-date.  We’re trying out a new solution: the new Linkin Park App, for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.

The app is FREE.  It has all the obvious stuff, like news and tour dates, but also plays all our LPTV episodes and videos, finds other LP fans in your area (if you want), and collects all Linkin Park online activity, all in one place.  You can connect it to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, so you can respond to a blog post or video without opening and closing a bunch of windows.  You can also shoot photos at the concert, and immediately upload them online using the app…and it ranks users based on activity, so if you’re active on our sites, you’ll get recognized.

It currently supports English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, and Turkish.  More to come.

For iTunes: http://awe.sm/595m7
For Android: http://awe.sm/595mD

Also, for those of you who have already downloaded the app, I just created a thread on the message board to discuss ways to make it better: http://www.linkinpark.com/forum/topics/new-linkin-park-app

Thanks!

Guitar Wins

August 23, 2009

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Sometimes, you’re focused so hard on changing instruments that you forget not to hit yourself in the mouth with the guitar.

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Linkin Park Photos by Stash

August 3, 2009

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen Premiere

June 23, 2009

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NEW LINKIN PARK ALBUM IN 2009?

November 10, 2008

We’re working on the new Linkin Park album right now. Will we have a new album out in 2009? Absolutely!

And, of course, by “Absolutely,” I mean, “Absolutely, as long as things go smoothly and the ideas are flowing, and we don’t hit any scheduling problems or massive writers block.”

Jokes aside, the pic below is from my studio; Chester and I were listening to all the demos I’ve been writing in the past 6-12 months in busses, studios overseas, and my studio.

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When we’re out on the road doing shows, I generally keep the music on a safe hard drive, in a format that you can’t download onto your iPod (gotta be careful). I also don’t like playing stuff for anyone unless I feel like I’ve given it a proper amount of love. That means I go for months where I write stuff and don’t really play it for anyone.

This week, we went through about 35 new demos, most of which had only had my hands on them thus far. The process is a little scary; it’s like saying, “here are the songs that I think should make up our next album.” Luckily, nobody hates the songs (at least most of them!), and we’re looking forward to getting started on this album in the coming months.

I just did an insightful interview with a gentleman named Mikael Wood for a piece in an upcoming issue of Revolver magazine. Check for it in the coming months, I think it was an ’09 music preview article.

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Previous related posts:
http://www.mikeshinoda.com/blog/Linkin_Park-In_The_Studio/new_linkin_park_music-1

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New Linkin Park Music

October 25, 2008

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I’ve been making songs on my own at home or in the bus, but hadn’t gotten to work with the other guys until this week. A few days ago, Joe, Phoenix and I were having some fun at Joe’s, and started a couple things. Of the two songs we worked on, one was a heavier, fast-tempo song with heavy guitars and distorted sampled drums, and the other was a little less aggressive, but still dark and upbeat, and had a really interesting chord progression. Joe’s got this new MIDI keyboard-turntable unit, where he can make his vinyl play tones that you hit on the keyboard, and we can scratch them in real time. It’s pretty cool–I think there’s a lot of potential for that thing.

Anyway, more updates to come later. We’re preparing for a more defined studio schedule in the coming weeks.

On a random note, Joe gave me Ableton Live, a program where I can make dope mixtape-mashup-projects…I’m making one that I’ll hopefully be able to post here on mikeshinoda.com soon, which will feature some old songs by other artists that I think are cool.

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PS – I have to call The Phoenix out on the shirt he was wearing that day. The funny thing is, he knows it’s questionable, but he wore it to amuse me and Joe.

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Responses to comments

October 25, 2008

POSTED BY JNUDDA (on downloading music, similar post by ECETIM)
The music industry is moving onto the internets, and the record labels will be left in the dust if they don’t change their business model…the last two NIN releases (Slip and Ghosts)…that that kind of distribution is the future of music…

M: It would be great to be in the situation that NIN and Radiohead are in–being independent and selling direct to the fans would be really interesting. We’re currently in a contract with WB, and that relationship essentially requires us to do it a more traditional way, which is fine for now. Some day, that contract will be over, and we’ll be looking into other options. At that time, we intend to explore all viable possibilities.


POSTED BY TACOSONTUESDAY
Re: Re-prioritizing – I think that there needs to be a better way of indicating what is quality music. The worse musicians or entertainers are geniusly marketed to the point that the general public spends $ regardless if the product is inferior. Anytime dollars are the measure of success or failure, greed inevitably lurks. We are fed images of lap of luxury existence & we realize -That dude does not need my 99 cents more than I do…

M: A little convoluted, but I think you’re making some good points. Here’s what I think: since “quality” of music is totally subjective (you could easily argue for and against it on anything from Wu Tang’s “36 Chambers” to Fugazi’s “Repeater”), it’s all about “what do I like?” Look, sometimes someone in the ‘burbs wishes they was in da club dazzlin da bitchez wit they iced-out chain and buying da bar out so dey can take sum dime pieces back to da crib. But don’t hate on them because they’re making money. Instead, hate on them because their music doesn’t interest you, and their message is shallow and contrived. Besides, if they’re flashing money in their video, chances are they don’t really have any anyway.


POSTED BY THENEWLINKINPETE
Hey Mike, I find your comment on the downloading issue interesting and I quoted you to make some conversation on the MB and put my own opinions there: http://forums.linkinpark.com/showthread.php?t=9958&page=4 Also I´d like to ask if the famous quote “We support free music. Go ahead, download that shit!” (or smthng like that) is yours? Cause for example on youtube people seem to use that as a justification to put up your songs. Peace -Petri

M: I do support “free music.” For example: QWERTY (Live) was free. My FM mixtape was floating around, free. When Tim Fite or NIN gave away tracks, or Radiohead let you pay whatever you wanted, I thought, “that’s a great way to do it.” But if the artist says, “I want you to pay X amount for it,” then it’s a different story. The bottom line is: if you like the song and band, I would say you should buy it. If you don’t, your options are: DL it, or leave it alone.

Again, for a more in-depth look at this story, go here


POSTED BY HYBR1D_7H3ORY (on downloading music)
Mike, Those were some really great questions, and even better responses. I totally support your opinion on understanding what your money is going to, and thinking critically about how your actions affect other people…If you wanna talk further I opened a new thread… http://forums.linkinpark.com/showthread.php?p=455402#post455402

M: Great! Feel free to continue the conversation there, I’ll pitch in if i have something to say.


POSTED BY REZ (on water bottles v filtered)
Hi Mike. Thanks a million for responding to my comment regarding the bottle water issue. …I agree with you 100% that we have to do something. But we must act responsibly…We have to come up with solutions that will make our environment more sustainable for future generations, but at the same time we must work to improve social and economic conditions. Like I mentioned before, everything is connected to everything else…Thanks once again Mike and keep up the good work!

M: Agreed! It’s all connected…Wouldn’t it be great if those people you are concerned about got jobs producing energy-efficient eco-friendly products from recycled material? Both problems solved.


POSTED BY SQUISHY_HO (similar question by EAMER)
Do you think you could give out tips to people who just started painting? Cause it’s my case, i try stuff but i feel it doesn’t work out right. Could you give out “where to start” tips and like do’s and don’ts? Or a book recommendation, cause you seem good in that, too :p
thanks a lot =)

M: Great idea. I’ll put one together.


POSTED BY LOL2MELP
you know mike, you might keep in touch with your lp fans, but what about your fm fans?they didn’t disappear with fort minor.they’re still there, waiting for you.so if you do get the chance to swing by and say hello, it would be much appreciated.

M: In an effort to keep things more streamlined, I’m really spending most of my “posting time” here on mikeshinoda.com. I totally appreciate all the fans who are on FM.com, LP.com, FMM, LPU, etc., but I hope you guys don’t mind just coming here to get the direct word. Bouncing around everywhere to post takes up time that I could otherwise be spending on writing music or making a worthwhile post here.


Thanks for posting,
mike

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