Posted on March 26, 2015 by Derek
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What Is the LPA Monthly Mix-Up?
LPA Monthly Mix-Up is an ambitious concept intended to showcase the massive amount of musical talent currently unheard among the Linkin Park fan community. Every month, we will be challenging fans to compete and show off their musical skills, using any and all tools available to them to create their entry. At the conclusion of each competition period, our staff will then go through each entry submitted, and pick our absolute favorite to be featured on the site as the "Winner Of The Month". To promote fairness, runner ups will also be shown, but only one lucky Linkin Park fan will walk away with the honor of being featured as the "Monthly Winner". Now that we have that out of the way view this month's theme below.


Our official theme for the month of April 2015 is:

POLKA - OR - G-FUNK HIPHOP

Some people thought we weren't serious. Some thought we'd never do it. But after over three years of remix competitions, it's time for: Linkin Polka. Since Polka music has many different styles and varieties, it's likely best to just refer to the official Wikipedia article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polka

GENRE SAMPLE:


We also, are allowing remixers the choice of doing an alternate genre: G-Funk Hiphop. Made famous by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Geto Boys and the biggest thug of all time Brian Williams, G-Funk "incorporates multi-layered and melodic synthesizers, slow hypnotic grooves, a deep bass, background female vocals, the extensive sampling of P-Funk tunes, and a high-pitched portamento saw wave synthesizer lead." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-funk

GENRE SAMPLE:


We will open this to DBS, Fort Minor, and even A Light That Never comes as well. Extra points for anyone who successfully combines the two genres.

Deadline is April 30th 2015 11:59 PM PST.

Good luck. Please note that since this is not a free-for-all month, mashups will not be allowed this round.

**PLEASE NOTE, THE PREVIOUS MONTH IS STILL ONGOING, AND WILL CONTINUE TILL March 31st 2015 11:59 PM PST. I AM SIMPLY POSTING NEXT MONTH EARLY, TO ALLOW ENTRANTS TO GET AN EARLY START**



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Posted on March 25, 2015 by Kevin
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Linkin Park has just been announced to headline this years Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. This will be the bands first visit to the festival, but Mike Shinoda played at it back in 2005 as Fort Minor.

The band will play at the festival on August 20th and tickets will go on sale on April 15th. For tickets and more information go to the Pukkelpop website.

Will you be attending the show? Come and discuss in our forums.

Posted on March 25, 2015 by minuteforce
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As revealed in this linkinpark.com news post, Linkin Park band member Brad Delson will be attending 2015's Rock The Night as a special guest. Rock The Night is an annual fundraiser organised by a group called Connecting To Cure to support the research of cures for Crohn's disease and colitis.

Rock The Night, now running in its fourth year, will take place on April 18 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. The event will feature live music performances, as well as "a silent auction, good food and lively cocktails", according to the event's official page on connectingtocure.com, where tickets to the event can be ordered.

Source: linkinpark.com via Sujana
Posted on March 20, 2015 by Kevin
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Rob Bourdon will be stopping by the Linkin Park Underground chat on Monday, March 23rd at 12:30pm PST.

In the chat you can get a chance to ask Rob questions concerning new Linkin Park material, the acoustic Final Masquerade they released, what is up with Rob and whatever question you can think of.

This chat is exclusive to LPU members, and if you're not a member you can join right here

Will you attend the chat? Come and discuss in our forums

EDIT: Some of the most interesting bits below

  • All the European shows has NOT been announced, so stay tuned.
  • He likes the idea of doing an unplugged record or live show. They have talked about scaling down their live set-up so that they can jump into smaller venues and play more intimate sets with the fans.
  • It is "very possible" they'll play Hybrid Theory in full again, if they do it will probably be towards the end of the year close to the 15 year anniversary of the album.
  • "About Fort Minor rumors.. yes I can confirm there has been rumors about Fort Minor". He tells us to keep an eye out for that.
  • They're talking about recapping their 15 years together. The strongest possibility being a book and hopefully there will be some result within two years.
  • The band has been talking about when they should go back into the studio to make a new record, but currently they are planning the tour between May and "most of September".
  • When making an album the lay out a rough timeline, but in the end it takes the time it takes.
  • As of right now they don't know what the new album will sound like, everyone has their own idea of what it will be. But when they are in the studio it often changes and it ends up being what it evolved into.

Source: LinkinPark.com
Posted on March 18, 2015 by Derek
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After it's original theatrical release last October, Joseph Hahn's feature film directorial debut "Mall" is now available for instant streaming on Netflix. Details from the official press release are below:

Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn made his directorial film debut in 2014, with Mall. Adapted from Eric Bogosian’s 2001 novel of the same name, the film stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Gina Gershon and Cameron Monaghan. The movie as seen through the eyes of Jeff (Cameron Monaghan), examines a group of disaffected suburbanites who find themselves at a shopping mall in the wake of a seemingly random shooting, and whose outlooks on their own lives are positively transformed as a result.

Following the film’s theatrical release last October, Mall is now available on Netflix.

View trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-muemdqvERU

You can watch Mall as a basic low-budget horror-thriller about people making their way through a mass shooting event, and you’ll be satisfied enough. But the real pleasures come from considering the deeper layers, and from the old school nods to the grind house sensibilities and psychedelic theater. - Forbes

Joseph Hahn proves that when he's got a couple of weeks and a talented cast that anything's possible in "Mall." The member of the Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park takes a sociopath, automatic weapons, and a group of people in the wrong place at the wrong time and manages to craft it into one of the the most thought-provoking coming-of-age films of the year. - AXS.com

 
Posted on March 17, 2015 by Zane
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Ghost Town Media, Linkin Park's go to collaboration company for their album and video art (since New Divide), has uploaded over two dozen photo renderings from Linkin Park's The Hunting Party album-cycle. Their new post offers a view at numerous never before seen art pieces and shows the illustrating process used to produce these pieces in a mere six weeks. The renderings were collaborations based on original sketches provided by artist James Jean. In addition, a short video has been provided that shows the true three dimensional nature of the renderings.

Check out some of these amazing pieces below and see more at Ghost Town Media:






Posted on March 16, 2015 by Kevin
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A new episode of LPTV has been uploaded to the Linkin Park YouTube channel. This episode shows the few shows of the North American The Hunting Party tour that ended up happening before the rest had to be cancelled due to Chester getting injured. The injury is shown, detailed and discussed in the episode.

Check out the episode here below.


Great with a long episode, horrible that it's for this reason


Remember to subscribe to the Linkin Park YouTube channel for new episodes of LPTV and all the other videos from the band.

What do you think of the episode? Come and discuss in our forums.

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Derek
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With his upcoming dates with Stone Temple Pilots just a little over two weeks away, Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots frontman Chester Bennington has begun to do interviews with the press to promote the upcoming tour, and discuss the band's upcoming new material this fall.

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Chester Bennington over the phone for my alternative music website AltWire, and learn more about the upcoming STP album and tour as well as information on Linkin Park's track with Steve Aoki, and his wishes for a new LP album next year. You may read the interview here.

We also created a "Behind The Artist" playlist, highlighting some key tracks from the musicians Chester has named as some of his biggest influences. To learn more about the music that lead to Chester being who he is today, check out the article here.

 
Posted on March 11, 2015 by minuteforce
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Linkin Park have announced via this linkinpark.com news post that they are now set to play two shows in Mexico in support of "The Hunting Party": one at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City on June 23 and a second at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey on June 25.

Nos vemos pronto Mexico! -Brad
A pre-sale for Linkin Park Underground members will begin on Wednesday, March 11 at 10 AM, local time. After that, the general sale for the Mexico City show begins on March 13 at 10 AM, and, then, the general sale for the Monterrey show starts on March 16 at 10 AM.

In addition, this linkinpark.com news post reveals that Linkin Park will be playing a show at Rybnik Stadium in Rybnik, Poland, on August 25.

Poland - The Hunting Party Tour​ is coming to Rybnik at the Rybnik Stadium on August 25th. We can’t wait to play for you guys. See you soon - Rob
The LPU pre-sale for this show begins on Thursday, March 5 at 10 AM, local Rybnik time, and the general sale begins on March 9, again local time.

Source: linkinpark.com via Filip / linkinpark.com via TheZlajaZlo
Posted on March 3, 2015 by Derek
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What Is the LPA Monthly Mix-Up?
LPA Monthly Mix-Up is an ambitious concept intended to showcase the massive amount of musical talent currently unheard among the Linkin Park fan community. Every month, we will be challenging fans to compete and show off their musical skills, using any and all tools available to them to create their entry. At the conclusion of each competition period, our staff will then go through each entry submitted, and pick our absolute favorite to be featured on the site as the "Winner Of The Month". To promote fairness, runner ups will also be shown, but only one lucky Linkin Park fan will walk away with the honor of being featured as the "Monthly Winner". Now that we have that out of the way view this month's theme below.


Our official theme for the month of March 2015 is:

DUBSTEP - OR - HARDSTYLE

Some of you wanted something new, some of you were okay with the existing genre we had chosen (which was Dubstep) therefore the choice is yours. Dubstep or Hardstyle, we'll accept both genres. To preview what Hardstyle sounds like, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLci6ErUugM

Also, we will open this to DBS, Fort Minor, and even A Light That Never comes. So if any of you have acapellas of any of those? Today is your lucky day.

Deadline is March 31st 2015 11:59 PM PST.

Good luck. Please note that since this is not a free-for-all month, mashups will not be allowed this round.


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