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 Lexx on April 10, 2011 at 2:14pm

I have noooooooo idea how to write something in your Wikipage...

But anyway, I'll stay a fan  (ha!!! tough luck for you)

 

xD

Comment by Giovany Lezama Huerta on April 10, 2011 at 11:45am
once, one guy change a lot of things in the Linkin Park spanish wiki page, for example: 
the information about MInutes to midnight and meteora and he put his name in the places where says ''Linkin Park'' and ''Mike Shinoda''
i wrote his name and i try to find him on facebook but, i can`t find him
so i edit your page with the correct information and forget the incident
That happened around July 2010 so i lose the name of that guy and i can`t remember which was, sorry.
Comment by Edenor on April 10, 2011 at 11:23am
YOU MADE ME
Comment by BIA BENNODA on April 10, 2011 at 11:22am
ok
Comment by NicolasLP on April 10, 2011 at 10:08am
well... I don't know how to contribute in your wiki page , but... I am a great fan of you, and is not bad that i want to know some facts of you, right?? =)
Comment by Kasia on April 10, 2011 at 4:11am

It means that I'm a superfan because I know most of these facts :)  Mike,best regards for YOU, Kasia.

Comment by Gianluca Bisso on April 10, 2011 at 3:46am
i wrote in your Wikipedia Italian Page !
Comment by Raymond Cronin on April 10, 2011 at 1:12am
I would man, but unfortunately I can't get online as much as I want. :/ Too Busy.. But to spice it up a bit. I would enjoy helping others on this trek. Guys who are helping Mike, it might be helpful to cite some quotations from Linkin Park's "Making of Meteora" or DVD commentaries alike. It spices it up a little bit to envoke humanism on the reader.... Facts are fun, but spice it up a bit.
Comment by Naveen Handa on April 9, 2011 at 8:45pm
guys do listen to this song plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz plz here its our first song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRUqz9DsRKM..the song is called " ISSHONI"
Comment by Naveen Handa on April 9, 2011 at 8:45pm
guys do listen to this song plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz plz here its our first song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRUqz9DsRKM..the song is called " ISSHONI"

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