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 Chris on April 7, 2011 at 8:15pm

no way i could listen to anything else. i had to write a music report, about the music i listen to, i couldnt think of anyone other than linkin park.

 

Keep rocking on and producing GREATNESS!!!

Comment by Wency Cunanan on April 7, 2011 at 8:02pm

 

I read this one because I'm one of those you are calling "SUPERFANS"!

This is the first time I knew all of those informations from you, some of them are missing piece of the puzzle for me 'cause...

Example, the "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."

 

I already watched the performance in youtube, when you perform together with Jay-Z & Paul McCartney, also the announcement of your success in the “Best Rap Sung Collaboration” title, there I saw you are the speaker of the group.

At first I thought YOU & JAY-Z played the biggest work in mixing the tracks together, with also the rest of the band.

I read in WIKIPEDIA that you first worked it together through chat, but now I know that you are the one who played the biggest role in mixing the entire Collision Course, if what should be the format of the lyrics and instrumental part of them.

 

Wow!

YOU'RE REALLY REALLY AMAZING MIKE!

You're the best!!

 

                                                                                              wencycunanan@*********

Comment by zaher balbisi on April 7, 2011 at 7:57pm
what i have to say m big fan and u r great guys your bombing!!
Comment by Crystal Elizabeth Sutherland on April 7, 2011 at 7:15pm
i read it all because it was really interesting! I love you guys! you're my favorite band. and congratulations on everything you've accomplished in your life. it was all worth it :)
Comment by Steven Flores on April 7, 2011 at 4:34pm
u heard SUPER FANS ONLY 
(bitches)
xD
Comment by PinkyLoulouLP on April 7, 2011 at 2:36pm
"For Super Shinoda Fans Only" would be a legit title for this one, I think. Even though I'm not a 'super fan' of yours, it was interesting to read.
Comment by skye sheth on April 7, 2011 at 2:32pm
hi mike i going to say some of my favorite songs by you are, hit the floor, papercut, nobody's listening, wretches and kings, when they come for me, a place for my head and whole bunch more with you and chester
Comment by Ana on April 7, 2011 at 2:26pm

Mike I say: I am a super, hyper, fan merga
Love you and your work
linkin park forever

[analice-Brasil]

Comment by pandobox on April 7, 2011 at 2:21pm

I'm a HUGE fan but I didn't contribute to the wiki page though.

 

But I can correct people sometimes, anywhere online or offline.

 

I did so much school projects about you, Mike :P

 

This only gonna make people less ignorant :D

Comment by Paulo Emanuel Palhares Miranda on April 7, 2011 at 2:00pm

And A Big ''You're Welcome'' FOr The Awesome Songs That you give to us (LP Fans)

I'm not in USA But If I'll Go There I'll Be A LPU Member!! :D

 

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