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.
Do you like the new items or are you a dealer yourself? Make sure you let us know all about it in our Forums!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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!
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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:
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.
Would you agree with Mike's thoughts? Do you plan on viewing the documentary on the 11th? Come and discuss in our forums!
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.
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