responses to comments

October 20, 2008

POSTED BY METAL_VALUE (about lp.com survey)
Did the survey.. But didn’t seem like the questions would contribute alot to the site personally ^^

M: To be honest, when I wrote the request, I thought the survey was going to be more geared towards the site…I didn’t see the questions until all of you did! HA! But thanks to everyone for answering the questions…it’ll be helpful anyway.


POSTED BY EVERYONE
Hey Mike! How’s Chester doing?

M: He emailed me saying he’s recovering well. We’ll let you know when there’s an update.


SIMILAR POSTS BY VV55 / ARIELCAHEN
…i thought it would be nice if you explained how the touring schedule thing works. I say that because now and then a rumor comes up about LP going somewhere they’re not and a lot of fans end up thinking it’s the bands fault or that the band doesn’t want to go to these places, which is not true…I’d like to know why you will not come to Brazil. They were saying that linkin park would come to Brazil on 15 November, but now they are saying you are not coming…

M: FYI, we were never scheduled to come to Brazil in November. I don’t know what went on therel, but I assure you that the band only cancels when circumstances require us to do so (health problems, for example). But sometimes there are nasty concert promoters in the world who will put up false information about a show because it benefits them to have people excited about their concert. The really horrible ones sometimes wait until fans buy tickets, or even wait until you arrive at the show…then they say the band didn’t show up. They essentially trick you into giving them your money. What these people are doing is terrible. Again, the best thing you can do is always check linkinpark.com for confirmed tour dates. It’s only official if it’s posted there.


POSTED BY REZ, WATER: BOTTLE VS. FILTER
Hi Mike. I commend you for all that you and the band have done for the environment. The only problem I have with your entry is the importing of bottled water. We live in a global economy where everything is dependent on everything else. That person making that bottle,tv,shoe,pants, and etc., depend on us for their livelihood. If America and other industrial nations stop importing goods from other countries like China and other developing countries it would be disastrous. You are essentially putting someone out of a job that they need to survive. Mike, you are in a position of influence and a lot of people look up to you. I hope that you will take the time to consider what I have said here.

M: Sorry, in this case, I think the waste and pollution is the bigger issue. If lead paint on toys poison children, you can’t argue that you that we should turn a blind eye to lead paint production simply because it provides jobs to the workers.

Check out the facts:
http://www.filterforgood.com/learn_the_facts.php

mike

mike

Help us out?

October 11, 2008

I have a simple request; check it out here:

http://linkinpark.com/story/News/note_from_mike-4

mike

mike

Hands Held High Unofficial video

October 9, 2008

A shout out to MARTINAC who posted the following, and a huge shout out to ShireRock who made this video from existing footage. As far as I’m concerned, this might as well be the official video for the song; I think it’s great.

POSTED BY MARTINAC
Well I’d love too help where I can but yes I think you your crew would have a better heads up…..now I have to ask ARE YOU GOIN TO RELEASE HANDS HELD HIGH AS A SINGLE. Heres a link I don’t know if I’m allowed to do this but I swear to you I don’t know this girl but shes done a good job and go on spread the word one of the best songs on album http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=JwAGc4aM5q0

Video By ShireRock:

mike

mike

help Us Name The Dvd! PART 2

October 8, 2008

Thanks for all the fantastic suggestions for the title of the new live DVD/CD! Due to unforeseen time constraints, got to give Warner Bros. the name of the DVD TODAY! Help us choose by going to this page and voting (one vote per person, please). SPREAD THE WORD!

http://linkinpark.com/story/News/choose_the_new_cddvd_name

mike

mike

Help Us Name The Dvd!

October 6, 2008

Hey everyone. I’m happy to announce that we are putting together a new live CD/DVD for you guys! We recorded the show at Milton Keynes (Projekt Rev, UK), and we will be releasing it in a DVD/CD combo pack as soon as we can get it done.

However, we’re having trouble naming the album…so we want you to name it!

Please help out by spreading the word. We want as many fans as possible to go to
THIS THREAD
on the linkinpark.com message boards, and pitch in on the discussion. After we get some titles we like, we’ll put them up for everyone to vote on.

Please help us name the new live CD/DVD!

-mike and LP

http://forums.linkinpark.com/showthread.php?p=448488#post448488

mike

show cancelled

October 5, 2008

OFFICIAL STATEMENT:
Los Angeles, CA (October 6, 2008) – Linkin Park has been forced to cancel tonight’s concert at the The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, as lead vocalist Chester Bennington has sustained a back injury and is under doctor’s orders to rest. Linkin Park sincerely regrets this unavoidable cancellation and apologizes to fans for any disappointment caused.

FROM MIKE:
We’re bummed…Chester hurt his back, and is in quite a bit of pain. Please think good thoughts for our friend :)
mike

mike

wikipedia

October 3, 2008

Don’t worry, its nothing difficult. My Wikipedia page needs help, and I’d love it if you could help me fix it.

1.) Busta Rhymes feat. Linkin Park “We Made It” (co-produced with Cool & Dre and Timbaland) — incorrect: Timbaland was not involved in the track. The track was produced by me + Cool & Dre.

2.) It says, “In 2003, Mike was asked to be featured on Evanescence’s single “Bring Me to Life,” as stated by fellow band member Chester Bennington in a magazine interview. In the end, Paul McCoy of 12 Stones recorded the vocals instead.” I don’t remember this being said, but even if it was…I was never asked to be on any Evanescence music. Even if Chester said it, this part isn’t true (we all make mistakes)!

3.) Do we have any good writers here? the best writer should help update the section about my art :) It’s a little outdated.

mike

mike

new comments rule, yoskay commission

September 25, 2008

go to yoskay’s blog to see the piece finished, in progress, plus some of his other work (including his LP projekt rev poster)…

http://yoskay.blogspot.com/

here were some of the others:

http://www.mikeshinoda.com/blog/all/limitededitionlpposterspt_2

mike

mike

music for relief + hurricane ike

September 17, 2008

MUSIC FOR RELIEF IS CONTRIBUTING TO THE RECOVERY EFFORTS OF DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL

Direct Relief International is preparing additional emergency medical material assistance to assist health centers and evacuation shelters serving those affected by Hurricane Ike, which made landfall in Galveston, Texas Friday evening as a Category Two storm.
Four sites received specifically requested materials today via overnight airfreight, generously donated by FedEx:

* Amistad Community Health Center, Corpus Christi, TX
* Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) Distribution Center, Austin, TX
* Primary Health Services Center, Monroe, LA
* United Community Health Center, Eunice, LA

Since September 1, Direct Relief has supplied its medical safety-net partners in Texas and Louisiana with nearly $400,000 in medical material aid to assist their response to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
Two members of Direct Relief’s domestic programs team are in Louisiana surveying evacuation centers and clinics throughout the week. Many evacuation shelters set up for Gustav are now serving those affected by Ike.

SITUATION IN COASTAL TX & LA:
At least 100,000 homes were inundated by surging waters in southeastern Texas as a result of Hurricane Ike, the city ofGalveston and other coastal communities were devastated by floods. As of Tuesday 9/16 more than 30,000 evacuees are still living in nearly 300 public shelters, and roughly 2 million people in Texas alone are without power.

SITUATION IN HAITI:
Four storms – Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike – have hit Haiti since mid-August, killing over 600 people and affecting hundreds of thousands more.
Severe flooding and lack of infrastructure have made it hard to deliver relief to many of the worst affected places, including the port city of Gonaives. Aid workers said tens of thousands of people were huddled in shelters with no food, water, sleeping mats or latrines.

Donate Here: http://www.musicforrelief.org/donate

mike

mike

busta leaving projekt revolution

July 27, 2008

busta rhymes has unfortunately had to leave projekt revolution. we were all extremely disappointed to see him go; we enjoyed the energy and personality he brought to the tour, and we looked forward to playing “we made it” on stage with him each night. his departure was due to a number of complicated business matters that were out of anyone’s control. we hope to cross paths with busta again soon!

mike

mike