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LINKIN PARK Live in Russia - June 2014

We are thrilled to return to Russia this coming June for two stadium headline shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Full details below. До скорой встречи! - Mike

Public On-sale for both shows will begin on Monday, February 10th at 10:00am local Russia time (Sunday 10:00pm PST).

June 1st : St. Petersburg - Petrovsky Stadium / Public On-sale links: www.muzbilet.ru and …

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Added by Mike Shinoda on February 6, 2014 at 10:35pm — 3 Comments

RECHARGED ALBUM COVER + TRACKLIST

After Reanimation I told many people I would never put together another album of remixes...but as I began to hear all the amazing reinterpretations of LIVING THINGS, I had to change my mind.  The result, RECHARGED, is definitely worth it.  I can’t wait for you…
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Added by Mike Shinoda on September 13, 2013 at 12:00pm — 112 Comments

A Message From Mike.

The deadline to submit your entry for LPU Sessions is this SUNDAY AUGUST 4th, 2013 AT 11:59 p.m. PT. 



This is your last chance to enter and win this amazing opportunity to come to Los Angeles and record your own original music in the studio with LINKIN PARK. Join the LP…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on August 2, 2013 at 12:23pm — 624 Comments

Linkin Park to Headline Sunset Strip Music Festival

We played our first shows as a band in 1998, on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. When we were approached about an opportunity to play a special show on the strip, we couldn't say no. We are excited to announce that we'll be headlining the Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, CA on August 3. This time we mean it… this will be the ONLY U.S. show for the rest of 2013. 

LP Underground members will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets starting TODAY, MAY 14 at 12:00pm PDT at…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on May 14, 2013 at 7:00am — 908 Comments

DESIGN FOR LINKIN PARK

We're looking for artists, illustrators, painters, and designers. Send us your artwork inspired by the music and/or lyrics from our song "CASTLE OF GLASS." The winner chosen by us will get a cash prize of $1000, and we'll also print our favorite design on a t-shirt and sell it on tour and in our official merchandise store, plus send you a signed copy of the t-shirt you designed. The winner of the popular vote will get $500 and signed 1-off print of their design.

Go …

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Added by Mike Shinoda on April 9, 2013 at 10:00am — 373 Comments

Thanks, Germany



Joe and I just got back from Germany, where we went to the Echo Awards (the German Grammys), and did a bunch of press for our upcoming Facebook video game, called RECHARGE. Good to see our friends and team out there, and great to hang with the awesome Til Schweiger, who has been a great supporter of LP.

I tried a little German on stage, which was fun. I don't actually speak German, but people tell me that, for those who speak English, German is one of the…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on March 25, 2013 at 10:02am — 256 Comments

Center Stage Winners

I would like to congratulate BarnabySaints, Gentleman HALL and Phillip Mangus Hartley for being the first Center Stage winners, a program started by The GRAMMYs® to connect aspiring musicians to Grammy-winning musicians. I was honored to be the first mentor in the Center Stage program and help select these artists.…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on March 13, 2013 at 5:30pm — 49 Comments

Free Linkin Park Song: “Complimentary” by Mike Shinoda for Stagelight

With Stagelight now out for Windows, a number of you guys are checking it out. This week, I wanted to do something special for all our early adopters who are helping us spread the word: I made you guys a song.

This session can be downloaded and opened in Stagelight on Windows 7 or 8. It’s not an audio file and doesn’t contain any audio so (for now) only…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on December 10, 2012 at 1:30pm — 23 Comments

AMAs Win

I said it onstage tonight, but I'll say it again: thank you to our fans for voting for us. We have the best fans in the world.

Added by Mike Shinoda on November 18, 2012 at 9:00pm — 55 Comments

LP Nominated for AMA

Linkin Park has been nominated for an American Music Award for Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist. The winner of the category will be based on YOUR VOTES; your participation is the only way we can win.

To vote, go to http://abc.tv/Ppbf2I. The AMAs air on Sunday, November 18 at 8|7c on ABC.

Thanks!

-Mike

Added by Mike Shinoda on October 18, 2012 at 5:46pm — 33 Comments

LIVING THINGS Acapellas and Instrumentals

DJs, producers, and remixers:

We've noticed all the amazing remixes that you've been creating, and we want to give you more tools to have fun with. We have released LIVING THINGS acapellas and instrumentals for you.

Enjoy,

-Mike

No right or license, in copyright or otherwise, is granted or implied to create derivative works…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on September 24, 2012 at 9:30am — 33 Comments

LOST IN THE ECHO *INTERACTIVE* VIDEO PREMIERE

Today, LOST IN THE ECHO premieres on lostintheecho.com. This is not a traditional video. It is an interactive piece designed to draw you into the world of the song. The best ECHO experience is the one at that site.

Please encourage everyone to go there, not to video sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Video-site versions you find today will be a.) not approved by the band,…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on August 29, 2012 at 11:00am — 98 Comments

National Weather Service declares Linkin Park first “StormReady” concert

In their words: “This means that Linkin Park has taken exceptional precautions in ensuring the safety of their concert goers at each venue.  It’s about knowing what to do before a storm hits, not waiting for the storm to hit and scrambling to figure out a plan.  We hope that many other bands will move to become StormReady, and we will…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on August 28, 2012 at 10:57am — 22 Comments

THE RAID: REDEMPTION NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

I got a phone call about a year ago, asking if I would score "a little Indonesian action movie." It had a lot of promise, and was starting to get noticed in the independent film circles where it was being shown. The movie was made on a small budget with a lot of heart, and featured the Indonesian martial art form, Silat. The guy on the other line said, "The director and I really like your remixes and Fort Minor stuff; we were wondering if you'd be interested in doing something like that."…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on August 11, 2012 at 9:24am — 55 Comments

Linkin Park SOUNDWAVE Transformer

Linkin Park and Hasbro are collaborating on a super-limited LINKIN PARK EDITION SOUNDWAVE. It's a new and exclusive model based on the original 1984 toy, the one I grew up playing with. It includes Lazerbeak, Buzzsaw, and Ravage. There will only be 2000 units, available at SURU and comic/hobby shops.

Hasbro is currently showing a sample of it,…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on July 12, 2012 at 9:37pm — 65 Comments

Dell's Linkin Park Edition

We are proud that we have teamed up with Dell to create a special limited Linkin Park Edition PC. This special Linkin Park Edition features exclusive, custom-made Linkin Park Sounds, the full version of Open Labs’ Music OS software, and high performance Dell XPS 17 laptops and 2320 All in One devices.



With the Music OS software, musicians can create, perform, and share their own songs, including: Hundreds of sounds, loops…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on July 2, 2012 at 8:00am — 56 Comments

RECAP: #LIVINGTHINGS TWITTER LISTENING PARTY

A few weeks ago, I challenged the fans to hold off listening to the album until release day. I had suggested the fans create their own listening party, and share with us on Twitter. As it turns out, one group of fans scheduled a big online "listening party", celebrating the release in the U.S. I…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on June 27, 2012 at 10:28am — 25 Comments

Living Things Is Here; Twitter Release Day Listening w/ Me, Tomorrow at 1pm

 

(image courtesy of @Moniics)

Our 5th studio album, LIVING THINGS, comes out in the U.S. tomorrow. Elsewhere in the world, it has already arrived. We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who is listening, however you're doing it. For those who took the Release Day Challenge, we salute you.

Tomorrow, I will be doing a Twitter release day listening party at…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on June 25, 2012 at 5:30pm — 70 Comments

LIVING THINGS RELEASE DAY CHALLENGE

Imagine opening your birthday presents by yourself, alone. Imagine having no one to look in the eye, sharing the excitement of each new thing.

Now imagine opening those presents, surrounded by the people you love. There’s something better about sharing an exciting moment with other people.

Growing up, when one of my favorite bands released a new album,…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on June 6, 2012 at 12:34pm — 50 Comments

Linkin Park Teams Up With Lotus F1 To Create "Linkin Park GP"

We have teamed up with the Lotus F1 Team to create
"Linkin Park GP." This is more than just a racing game for your iPad. In
"Linkin Park GP,"players drive a Lotus E20 F1 car and interact with a 360° environment to create an original remix of "BURN IT DOWN." As you accelerate and move through the app, audio tracks and live effects are mixed in real time to respond to your actions. This allows users to actually zoom into sections of the song, even into individual…

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Added by Mike Shinoda on May 21, 2012 at 11:51am — 19 Comments

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