My band and I have some very dedicated fans out there (big thank you).  I’m going to be upfront about this post: it’s asking for you to do work, and it’s only for the super-fans.  If that’s not you, skip this one.

 

OK, if you’re reading on, I’m going to hope you might be one of the awesome people who have read or even contributed to my Wikipedia page, keeping it accurate and current.  Firstly, thank you. The reason I’m writing this post is that I just saw the Discussion / Wiki “Talk” page behind my page, where contributors discuss what is and isn’t true on the page, and people submit ideas or questions about what should be on the page. I thought I’d help out by answering a few things, and adding other notes that you might find useful.


TRIVIA:
Regarding the “Glue” nickname: someone in the band called me “The Glue” saying I was the one that “held everything together.”  The other nicknames (Spike Minoda, Cobra Holda) are just funny, nonsensical.


CRUFT / CLEAN UP:
There are some items on the page which I feel are less than noteworthy:
“made an iTunes celebrity playlist” (I’ve made dozens of playlists for many sites), and
“Was interviewed for MADtv” (it was clearly not a standout moment)
…those should probably be removed


GUITARS
I have played PRS, Ibanez, Fender, and Gibson guitars.  I’ve been playing since I was about 14.  I’ve contributed to the writing and performance of guitar on most songs of every Linkin Park record since the beginning; Brad and I both contribute to most songs that have guitar.

ACTING
I have not, nor do I plan to act in film nor TV.


OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST / MISSING ITEMS:
• I scored the MTV VMAs in 2005.  Lil’ Jon also contributed, but we did not collaborate–our tracks were separate.
• I was an honorary parade marshal in Los Angeles Nisei Week, 2005.
• I was awarded the Japanese American National Museum’s Award of Excellence in 2006.
Brad and I wrote and assembled the song and performance for our one-time-only mashup of “Numb / Encore / Yesterday” on stage at the Grammys (2006) with Jay-Z and Paul McCartney, which was an homage to Danger Mouse’s “Grey Album.”  We also won “Best Rap Sung Collaboration” the same night.  As we walked up to the podium, Jay motioned for me to give the acceptance speech, which I did.  I think he wanted me to accept because I had assembled, produced, and mixed all the mashups on Collision Course.
• In 2009, I received an Honorary Doctorate Of Humane Letters (H.D.L) from Art Center College Of Design.  I suppose this could also mean that my name at the top of the page should officially read: Michael Kenji “Mike” Shinoda, H.D.L., but I’ll leave it up to you guys whether that’s appropriate or not.
• EWP honored me with a Visionary Award and dinner in 2010


Again, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has worked on the Wikipedia page (and all the people who were a part of these honors mentioned, which I am very grateful for).

And if you’re not a superfan, and you read this far…why did you do that?

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Comment by Jessy Uppal on April 9, 2011 at 2:37am
Im a superfan but im not good with technology..... AND COULD YOU PPL PLEASE COME TO VANCOUVER!?! PPL HERE SING YOUR SONGS DAILY ON THE SKTRAINS. =)
Comment by dean.capriroli on April 8, 2011 at 1:26pm

great 

and for sure im a super mega fan 4 live :D everywhere i go lp my pocket for money on my car tattoooss <3 t shirts ... everything my live is lp :D thanks to you mike and the other me and my family we love your work :D 

Comment by abba on April 8, 2011 at 1:12pm
lool you!!
Comment by Hiei on April 8, 2011 at 12:25pm
:D
Comment by G-kay on April 8, 2011 at 12:18pm
hey mike…
please check my REMAKE of the Issho Ni track…with vocals and all on it..
I know its too late..but please check it once…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRUqz9DsRKM

Thanks..:)
Comment by Tina S. on April 8, 2011 at 12:07pm
awesome :)
Comment by Robert Zuljani on April 8, 2011 at 11:38am
:))
Comment by Melina Meyer on April 8, 2011 at 9:39am
haha love that !:D
Comment by Jairo Alonso Martinez on April 8, 2011 at 9:10am
wow you only have one limit to break... the outter space man, you are awesome!!!
Comment by jean cebrian on April 8, 2011 at 8:15am
lol!loved your last statement!i've read your wikipage before and with what you have just contributed, it's nice to know you more..i'm proud to say that i'm a superfan of LP!i even bought two albums of ATS coz the first one has the documentary dvd,while i just found out that you've also released a second one with a dvd on your madrid performance!you guys are really awesome,not only with your music but your advocacies as well!

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