Posted on July 24, 2014 by Andreina
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Nearly two months ago, Linkin Park released a new merchandising initiative called the "LPBLKMRKT", which consisted of offering fans exclusive Linkin Park merchandise through "dealers" who are made up of LP fans within the United States. Dealers were recruited in an open process via the Linkin Park Street Team.




Now, the LPBLKMRKT online shop is officially open for business and ready to ship worldwide. Click here to go to the shop.

Do you like the new items or are you a dealer yourself? Make sure you let us know all about it in our Forums!

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Kevin
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The MTVU Fandom Awards is a new awards show which holds its first ever event at San Diego Comic-Con on July 24th, and as a celebration of the new event Linkin Park will be playing.

This makes it the 5th total performance for Linkin Park in San Diego, the previous times being in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2011 and the last time was in support of A Thousand Suns.

Last time we caught up with a Linkin Park show was the surprise performance at the Vans Varped Tour stop in Ventura, CA. That show consisted of a 7 song set with guests on ALL the songs, something that has never been seen at a Linkin Park show before. At the Ventura show, New Divide was played in full for the first time so far on this concert run. Check out a video of it below, featuring David Schmitt.


Linkin Park will most likely play a full headliner set for this show. Then on the 27th a one hour special will be aired on MTV at 8/7c, showcasing moments from the ceremony, so we will most likely not be getting a recording of the full show at that date. We do know that there is a possibility for new songs from The Hunting Party being played thanks to Mike Shinoda posting on Instagram that they are adding two new songs. With Final Masquerade being the next single and the fact that we have a rehearsal video, there is a STRONG possibility of that being one of the new songs. According to LinkinPark.com, Rebellion is another single so that could mean it would be the other new song to be played.

Immediately after this set, Joe Hahn and The Nerd Machine will hold a special screening of The Mall at Nerd HQ, more info about that can be found here.

After this the band holds a rehearsal show in West Palm Beach, Florida on August 6th before kicking off their Carnivores Tour with AFI and 30 Seconds To Mars on August 8th in West Palm Beach, Florida.

What do you think LP will do at this show? Will they play those two new songs? Will they pull out any other surprises? Are you going to this show? Come and discuss in our forums.

 
Posted on July 21, 2014 by Zane
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Linkin Park's official site Linkinpark.com has now been elegantly updated and revamped to match the artistic style of their new album, The Hunting Party. Fans can create a personal profile through the Community Hub in order to communicate with fans from around the world.

Check out images of the new site below and visit the new site HERE.

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Source: LP.com
Posted on July 16, 2014 by Louis
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Linkin Park is featured in the upcoming August / September 2014 issue of Revolver Magazine. The feature includes an in-depth interview with Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda, who discuss their early touring experiences at Ozzfest and go further into detail regarding the hard and more aggressive new direction of The Hunting Party.

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While the full interview will assumedly come when the issue hits news stands on July 29th, Revolver has included a good excerpt from the interview on their website. The band shares some of their thoughts on the direction of The Hunting Party and how the band got on board with releasing hard material after having delved into more electronic territory on A Thousand Suns and LIVING THINGS.

"This isn't the heaviest record in the world," Bennington says, "but this is the heaviest Linkin Park record. You have to put it in the context of Linkin Park, not in the context of heavy music, because then it makes sense."
"It all finally clicked one day," [Shinoda] says. "I was listening to the stuff I was writing, and I realized it was so derivative. It wasn't cutting edge, it wasn't ahead of the curve, and it wasn't doing the things that I wanted to listen to. I'd already played the stuff to the guys, and they were like, 'Yeah, we like that, let's do that!' And then the next time I saw them, I was like, "You know those songs I already played you, that you liked? I want to throw them in the trash...and I want to do this."

Bennington was immediately on board with Shinoda's new direction. "Chester, to his credit, he got where I was coming from right away," says Shinoda, "but that's not surprising, because that's totally in his wheelhouse. He was like, 'I want to do that all day!"
The other members of the band - Delson, bassist Dave Farrell, drummer Rob Bourdon, and DJ/keyboardist Joe Hahn - took a little longer to come around, however. Though Shinoda has emerged over the years as Linkin Park's main songwriter ("Everyone in the band writes songs, but mine mostly seem to be the ones that everyone votes for," he shrugs), Delson has been his main musical foil throughout. "In the studio, Brad and I are the ones really pushing stuff forward," he says. "We could only do what Chester and I wanted to do if Brad got on board. But in the beginning, he was humoring me. He was just doing it because I wanted him to do it."
To read more of the interview, you can check it out on the Revolver Magazine website.

What do you think of what Chester and Mike's comments? Will you be picking up this upcoming Revolver issue? Share your thoughts on our forums!

Source: Revolver Facebook via 3DU4RDO
Posted on July 16, 2014 by Kevin
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During their show in Milan on June 10th , Linkin Park asked their fans to record and upload Until It's Gone during the show for a live music video. The massive editing job is done and uploaded to the official Linkin Park YouTube channel now, and you can check it out below.


Up on FanFootage.com there is also a interactive version of this video, and you can check it out here.

This was also done in 2011 with "Waiting For The End" and you can check that out here.

What are your thoughts? Do you like it? Is it better than the official music video? Come and discuss it in our forums.

Posted on July 15, 2014 by Kevin
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A new LPTV episode has been uploaded to the official Linkin Park YouTube channel. The episode details the start of the European festival run earlier this summer. It also puts heavy focus on the back injury Brad had sustained, which caused him to not be so active during the show and the ones to follow. It is shown in the episode that Mike was teaching Brad's new guitar tech Ben the parts of the songs just hours before the show was set to start; at that specific show, it was Ben's second show with the band. Check it out below.


What are your thoughts on the episode? Did you know that Brad had sustained an injury? Come and discuss it in our forums.

Source: Linkin Park YouTube via Faker and Anonymous Person
Posted on July 15, 2014 by Kevin
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On July 24th Linkin Park will play the first ever mtvU Fandom Awards at San Diego Comic-Con. Following the performance a special exclusive screening of "Mall" will be held, presented by The Nerd Machine and Zachary Levi at Nerd HQ. Check out the description from LinkinPark.com

MALL, the debut feature film directed by Joe Hahn will have an exclusive screening at Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine’s 5th annual Nerd HQ event on July 24th at Petco Park in San Diego immediately after LINKIN PARK’s performance at the mtvU Fandom Awards. The movie stars Vincent D’Onofrio (pictured below), Gina Gershon, Cameron Monaghan, Peter Stormare and James Frecheville.
Are you going to Comic Con and maybe even this event? Come and discuss in our forums.

Source: Linkin Park Facebook via Knt.Slbs
Posted on July 12, 2014 by minuteforce
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Mike Shinoda has apparently let slip scarce details regarding an upcoming release from the Linkin Park camp. According to a post he made on Facebook, blogger Robert Scoble conversed with Shinoda at a recent Harman/Kardon event which both attended, and, among other things, Shinoda is said to have made mention of new material which is coming soon:

We talked about how he is planning on launching a new album in a few weeks on social nets.
What this "new album" is remains to be seen as this one line is all the information there is for now. Is the "Mall" soundtrack being released next month? Will this album be a side-project from Shinoda? Remixes of songs from "The Hunting Party"? It seems that we'll be finding out sooner rather than later.

What do you think? Tell us on our message board!

Update: It would appear that there is currently no plans to 'launch an album on social networks'. After reaching out to people within management, we were advised that this was a misquote. While we are uncertain what Mike's actual wording was that lead to the misunderstanding by Robert, we are passing this information along to help squash further rumors as Mike did not actually say the information the way it was presented in the article.

Source: Robert Scoble on Facebook via Elaine
Posted on July 9, 2014 by Kevin
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Mike Shinoda, alongside the likes of Slash, Dan the Automator, and many more will be featured in a new documentary entitled The Distortion of Sound. The documentary is centered on the different ways in which we all listen to music. The movie is set to premiere online on July 11th. According to the website:

The last fifty years have seen a striking decline in the quality of sound and listening experience. Compressed music, MP3s and streaming, have diminished the quality and flattened the emotion. Marketing gimmicks and convenience now take the place of excellence. The Distortion of Sound is an eye-opening exposť of the current state of sound starring Linkin Park, Slash, Quincy Jones and more. This documentary will open your ears and inspire you to reach for richer, more soul-stirring musical experiences.
Up until this point, two clips from the documentary featuring Mike have been released. In the first clip, Mike discusses the intention of artists - specifically addressing his concerns with how audio products are focused on making a fashion statement rather than providing a quality listening experience. You can watch this clip below.


In the second clip (shown below), Mike discusses the value of listening to music together - specifically alluding to the LIVING THINGS Listening Party that took place during that album cycle.


You can also check out a trailer for the film here, which features Linkin Park's "Holding Company." The 2011 LIVING THINGS demo is the third track on the LP Underground XIII CD.

Would you agree with Mike's thoughts? Do you plan on viewing the documentary on the 11th? Come and discuss in our forums!

Source: Distortion of Sound via The Joesen One and MKH
Posted on July 8, 2014 by Joe
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After countless reports and venues announcing European tour dates for the fall this year, Linkin Park have today officially announced the full schedule for the European The Hunting Party tour. Linkin Park will be performing in Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, France, and the UK with support from Of Mice & Men. View the full schedule below.

TOUR DATES
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Nov. 3 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion | http://bit.ly/1ov7fKx
Nov. 4 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Schleyerhalle | http://bit.ly/1n9g8Mc
Nov. 6 - Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena | http://bit.ly/1n9g8Mc
Nov. 7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome | http://bit.ly/1mtrH05
Nov. 9 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Koenig-Pilsener Arena | http://bit.ly/1n9g8Mc
Nov. 10 - Hamburg, Germany @ O2 World | http://bit.ly/1n9g8Mc
Nov. 12 - Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena | http://bit.ly/1n9g8Mc
Nov. 13 - Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle | http://bit.ly/1n9g8Mc
Nov. 14 - Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle | http://bit.ly/1qPQKOb
Nov. 16 - Paris, France @ Bercy | http://bit.ly/1zlgt3p
Nov. 17 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle | http://bit.ly/1n9g8Mc
Nov. 19 - Berlin, Germany @ O2 World | http://bit.ly/1n9g8Mc
Nov. 20 - Bremen, Germany @ OVB Arena | http://bit.ly/1n9g8Mc
Nov. 22 - Manchester, UK @ Phones 4 U Arena | http://jamp.to/a77e86?jch=lpsite
Nov. 23 - London, UK @ The O2 Arena | http://jamp.to/ff15b6?jch=lpsite
Nov. 24 - London, UK @ The O2 Arena | http://jamp.to/ff15b6?jch=lpsite

Ticket details:

Premium Ticket Packages LPU Pre-Sale starts 12pm local time. Details: http://bit.ly/1o5XjG2

LPU Pre-Sale starts at 3pm local time. Details: http://bit.ly/LPUPreSale

Premium Ticket Packages go on sale to the general public at 5pm local time. Details: http://bit.ly/1o5XjG2
Will you be heading to any of the European shows? Let us know on the LPA Forums!

Source: Linkin Park