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Linkin Park

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Band to take break from studio for January 11th show in Los Angeles

Linkin Park will headline a benefit January 11th at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia to raise money for victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines. LP, who’ve become leading philanthropists in the music world with their Music for Relief organization, will be joined by the Offspring and Bad Religion, as well as special guests, guitarist Brad Delson tells us.

Tickets for the intimate show are being given to those who raise funds for the victims, with 500 tickets earmarked for those who raise a minimun of $250 (with all proceeds going to the charity). VIP packages are also available for those that raise more.

Linkin Park are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2012’s Living Things. But as Delson explained, having just been to the Philippines to play a show a few months ago, the sextet had to find a way to help. Delson talked to us about his experience there, playing with both Offspring and Bad Religion and the group’s festival plans in 2014, including playing their breakthrough debut, Hybrid Theory, in its entirety.

What made you put this show together?
For starters, we were just in the Philippines. I extended my stay there and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Asia mainly because the people of the Philippines are so warm and generous of spirit and I just loved it. And when the guys saw what happened, we just felt such a need to want to help and certainly Music for Relief’s mission is to raise awareness and resources to respond on behalf of victims of natural disasters.

How will the proceeds from this show be distributed?
We’re so pleased that all of the money raised from the show, all of it, will be going to Music for Relief’s partner in this case, International Medical Core. We vetted all the potential partners and determined they were the best first responders if you will, they are already there on the ground delivering emergency medical response and they do long-term disease prevention.

How did you put together the lineup?
Our band responded immediately and we just started making phone calls. We got a lot of responses from groups that couldn’t do it for a lot of reasons, like someone might be on tour. A lot of those groups have donated items and experiences to an auction we’re gonna do, so beyond the Offspring and special guests we have committed for the show there are a lot of groups, like Dave Grohl was super generous in donating something, Thirty Seconds To Mars as well, Green Day, Chili Peppers were really helpful, Rick Rubin was helpful, there are a ton of people to make this thing work. That’s why it’s called Music for Relief, because it’s really a response for the entire music community for this important cause.

Have you ever played a show with the Offspring before?
We’ve been on festival bills with them and Mike [Shinoda] and I were just talking about it yesterday. When you see their show it’s incredible the depth of their catalog. They’re one of the few bands where when they play a show you truly know every song they play. We’ve always enjoyed watching them and listening to their shows on festivals, but I don’t believe we’ve ever organized a show with them and for them to step up and want to lead the charge on this speaks to their character and how sweet those guys are. We’re really grateful to them for being an integral part of this and we just got a confirmation from Bad Religion, so they’re gonna be on the bill as well. I’m really excited to have those guys on the bill.

Have you ever played with them before?
We played like festival-style shows, I believe we’ve been on an Acoustic Xmas or something and again we haven’t really had the opportunity to organize something together as bands and as friends. So to have them on this is just incredible. Both of these bands are bands that we have looked up to growing up and love their music and respect them as men.

You guys are also doing the Rock Am Ring festival in Germany with Metallica, Kings of Leon and Iron Maiden.
I grew up listening to mostly heavy music for a long amount of my formative years and to be able to share the stage with some of these bands it’s just epic. And we always appreciate the opportunity.

You are playing Hybrid Theory in its entirety at the Download Festival. Will you be doing that anyplace else?
Right now that’s the only place we’ve announced we’re gonna do that. Since 2000 we’ve never played Hybrid Theory in its entirety. And even then I don’t know if we played the whole album as an album and this is gonna be quite a special experience for fans who are in the U.K. for the Download Festival.

Are there songs from the album you are excited to play again after a long absence?
It’s funny, we were joking, because there are a few songs we do incorporate in our set so we probably have half the boxes checked and the other half will definitely require some revisiting in rehearsal to sharpen the tools. There are a couple in there that are like, “I think I remember how to play that, but I shouldn’t be overconfident about it.”

With all these tour dates announced in summer does this mean the album will be done by then?
We’re in the studio almost every day working on our album for next year, so it’s a very fun time for us and very creative. It’ll be out when it’s ready, we’re working very hard toward that end and it’s been a really fun process so far. Right now we’re still in the early phases of everything so everything’s really nebulous, we’re just trying to capture an initial inspiration and see where it leads us.

Source: Rolling Stone

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US rockers Linkin Park formed in 1996 and their debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’, released in 2000, was a big moment in the nu-metal movement of the early noughties, selling more than 4.8 million copies in its debut year – making it the best-selling album of 2001. The band are now returning toDownload Festival, having last headlined Donington in 2011, to play it in full, including the four hit singles it spawned: ‘Crawling‘, ‘Papercut‘, ‘In The End‘ and ‘One Step Closer‘.

Linkin Park released their fifth studio album, ‘Living Things‘, in June of last year and are believed to be working on their follow up, tentatively set for release in late 2014.

Yesterday, Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie were named as the first two acts for the 2014Download Festival line-up.

Download Festival 2014 takes place at Donington Park, Derby, Leicestershire from 13-15 June.
Download Festival tickets are available now at early bird prices for a strictly limited time. They will remain at the cheaper rate until 9am Friday 8th November 2013, before they increase to 2013 prices for a limited amount of time.

Ticket Prices until 9am 8th November 2013
Weekend Arena Ticket                                               £150 plus booking fee
Weekend Arena Ticket & 3 night camping                    £175 plus booking fee
Weekend Arena Ticket & 5 night camping                    £185 plus booking fee

Ticket Prices from 9am 8th November 2013
Weekend Arena Ticket                                               £160 plus booking fee
Weekend Arena Ticket & 3 night camping                    £185 plus booking fee
Weekend Arena Ticket & 5 night camping                    £195 plus booking fee

Click here to buy Download Festival tickets.

Source: Virtual Festivals

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Enter for a chance to win a limited edition Linkin Park Transformers action figure signed by Joe Hahn. Contest ends November 22.

Read more at loudwire.com

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USA Today uploaded a video in which Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn talk about how they had to switch from their Apple Mac’s to Windows8 for their most recent Music Video “A light that never comes”. They also talk about their online game “Recharged” on Facebook.

 

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Some of you might have seen it already, but FINALLY the music video for “A light that never comes” has dropped, and of course, we have it for you.

Watch it here

If you can’t watch the video there, make sure to check out Mike Shinoda Clan’s post about the video, they have a full list for several countries with links.

 

There’s also a small “Making Of”. Enjoy!

 

It seems like there’s a video for “A light that never comes” in the making. Joe Hahn posted a few images, as well as an video, on his Instagram account, as well as a little video. It also seems like they’re teaming up with Ghost Town Media once again, who also worked, alongside LP, on Video’s like “BURN IT DOWN”, “Iridescent” or “Waiting for the End” and others.

 

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According to news from Hong Kong Records & @linkinparkhk the video was supposed to come out on Oct 8, but so far nothing has surfaced.

New LPTV – Making of   “A light that never comes”  part 3

 

 
 
 
Also Mike and Steve did two interviews in which they talked about the whole process of coming together for “A light that never comes”, but also about Mike’s experiences for “Reanimation” and the difference to the working process for the the new Linkin Park album “Recharged”. Just listen to it.

 

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Mike and Steve Aoki will be on Saturday Night Online with Romeo for an Ask Anything Chat on 10/12 at 8 PM EST. Go here to send in your questions: http://bit.ly/1fQ6uf6

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In the Linkin Park world, multi-tasking is the norm. Even when the band is not on tour or working on an album, things are moving at a hectic pace behind the scenes. The band currently has a new video game,LP Recharge, which includes the hit single “A Light That Never Comes” (with Steve Aoki), and the upcoming remix albumRecharged.

Rolling Stone caught up with the band’s Joe Hahn at his L.A. store Suru recently, where he was celebrating the band’s limited edition Transformer, Soundwave. That conversation led to talk of the band’s new album, frontman Chester Bennington’s collaboration with Stone Temple Pilots and Hahn’s upcoming headphones launch with Skrillex.

How did this action figure come about?
We met with this guy from Division Agency and he’s working with Hasbro and working with cool collaborations. We always said if we ever did a Transformer collab we wanted to do it with Soundwaves. We grew up with Transformers, and the reason we worked with the movies was we had the nostalgia for all that stuff.

Are you working with Rick Rubin again on the album?
I think so. We’re just in the studio, we’re at the beginning.

How did the single with Steve Aoki come about?
Mike [Shinoda] has been on this EDM kick for the last year and he’s been hanging out with different EDM guys, like he did a day with Avicii, and he’s been sending stuff back and forth with Aoki. This is the one that really stuck. He fleshed it out, brought it to the guys and we were into it. And it coincided with the game and also the album we’re putting out, which is remixes of Living Things.

Are there any remixes on Recharged that really stood out to you?
Mike did one of my favorite ones, a hardcore version of “Victimized.” Then Money Mark did something pretty crazy with “Until It Breaks.” Rick Rubin actually did one ["A Light That Never Comes"].

Are you an EDM fan?
Yeah. The funny thing is today it’s called EDM, but back in the day it was house, and now there’s dubstep, which sounds nothing like what dubstep originally sounded like. Everything is crossing, which is cool, and now it’s being widely marketed. I think it’s interesting. We always combine styles of music and that’s what everyone is doing now. It’s fun to see.

Are there DJs you’d like to work with?
I would love to do something with Sonny [Skrillex]. I actually have a headphone I’m putting together, and the first edition is going to be a limited edition with Skrillex. That’s in the works right now – hopefully at the end of the year, but most likely beginning of next year. I’m more involved with the actual design and sound. I really want to work with cool people, musicians and non-musicians, and do collaborations and keep it tight. I’m not trying to use a record label to market or a headphone company. It’s just something cool I want to do. When you actually see it you’ll know where the inspirations came from, especially after today’s event. There’s a transforming element to it.

That’s another trademark of Linkin Park, everybody working in different areas.
The band is successful because it’s a culmination of the six of us. We all bring different things to the table. But it’s the life experiences that we have individually, and the more stuff we do individually the more it empowers the individual, which everyone benefits from. So when Chester did Dead by Sunrise and Mike did Fort Minor, they did really cool stuff which they wouldn’t be able to do with the band necessarily. They got a lot of stuff out of their systems. But then when they came to the studio, they were fresh and had new ideas.

But Chester fronting STP is a totally different thing – that band is so established. How do you feel about it?
In high school we grew up listening to Stone Temple Pilots. For us these are the deities of rock. They’re up there, so if someone asks you to do that, you just do it. Chester is such a great singer and for him to have the opportunity to go and sing with other people, we’re appreciative of them for asking Chester to do it. I think on a spiritual level it works in so many ways, where it’s not even about there being a benefit, it’s just something that feels right, especially for Chester.

From the benefit standpoint, he is getting to work with two great songwriters in Robert and Dean DeLeo. Are you seeing new skills in his songwriting?
Especially recently, Chester’s songwriting has been incredible. He’ll come to the studio with some stuff where we’re like, “How did that happen?” For him to flex that with Stone Temple Pilots or whoever, he’s definitely a person that has a lot of stuff inside of him, and you can tell by watching him perform it’s there and it needs to come out. You can’t do that on one album – those 12 songs in two years.

How is all this stuff keeping you excited?
Mike and I went to art school together, so from an early point we understood that the creativity is not just one thing. And I think even stylistically in our music, you see back when we started that was a little different, but now it’s normal. Everyone does it. Every genre is incorporating everything. When it comes to the visuals, I shot a film called Mall, and we’re shopping that to the festivals next year, and everyone was really supportive of that.

Who was in the film?
Vincent D’Onofrio, Cameron Monaghan played the lead – he’s from Shameless – this kid named James Frecheville, who was in Animal Kingdom, Gina Gershon. Mimi Rogers had a little cameo. A bunch of people – Peter Stormare.

What are your release plans?
We’re looking for one of the first quarter festivals. Let it find a home, and hopefully after that people will get to go to a theater and see it.

Source: Rolling Stone