A new video documenting a trip that Phoenix and Rob took along with professional surfers Koa Smith and Koa Rothman to Magdalena Bay in Mexico's Baja Peninsula has been uploaded to the official Linkin Park YouTube channel. The video is an extended cut of a earlier video and goes more in depth as to what the purpose of the trip was, to see firsthand the Mangroves conservation project that was started by Music for Relief one year ago. You can watch the video here below.
Oh, and surfing. There's plenty of surf action going on in the video.
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Mike Shinoda just posted two short clips of new music over on his Snapchat account. You can hear them for a limited time over there, just add "mikeshinodalive", or you can listen to the rip of them below.
The lyrics are:
... like the founder of Spotify
streamin' freemium heat / your wounds'll get cauterised
right in front of every fickle fan that you're followed by
like blackhat hackers, you'll be lookin' for compromise
What do you think of this? Does this match what you think the direction for the new album is? Come and discuss in our forums.
Instead of writing up another studio update, the band has decided to share a video from the studio this time. It's a short clip of Mike talking about a new song, giving very little, vague information. In the clip, he mentions the track he is talking about is a collaboration. You can watch the video below.
So what did you think of the video? What about those "collaborator sounds"? Come and discuss in our forums.
Comedy trio The Lonely Island are releasing a soundtrack album for their upcoming mockumentary film "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" on June 3, and the iTunes U.S. listing for the album reveals that one of the guest artists who will appear on the album is none other than Linkin Park. The band, or members thereof, have apparently collaborated with The Lonely Island on a new song called "Things In My Jeep".
The "Popstar" album will largely consist of songs created for the fictional pop sensation Conner4Real, the protagonist and subject of the mockumentary. Other guests mentioned in the tracklisting include Adam Levine, Emma Stone, Seal and Akon. The soundtrack is set to drop on June 3 through Republic Records and is currently available for pre-order on iTunes, as noted in this post from the official LP Twitter feed:
What are your thoughts on Linkin Park branching out into the comedy genre? Just what are the things in the jeep? Let us know on our message board!
As the band promised yesterday on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, a new studio update has been sent out to all newsletter subscribers. The band offers us through the update a glimpse into the process of writing their seventh studio album.
The update can be read in the newsletter, online or simply here below:
First of all, thanks for letting us send you emails. I don’t think we’ve said that before, and it's worth saying outright. I hope our notes to you are fun to read, and give you a peek into our process. As things move forward, you might be the first ones to learn about certain parts of the album. Not sure what that means yet—could be a song title, a lyric, who knows.
We just started narrowing down to some of our favorite songs, and we’re starting to put our first “final” vocals on them. As I listen through them, I feel like these songs are really personal and revealing. We have really poured our hearts into the words and melodies, and it’s starting to show as we approach recording the “keeper” vocals.
With that said, we’ve got a lot of material to choose from, and decided to get votes from all six of the guys in the band, to see which songs are rising to the top. We clearly have an album in there. We’re looking forward to getting the vocals right, and starting to put sounds on them. Keyboards/samples and drums are high on the list…but first, we’re going to get some of these vocals nailed down.
More to come…
- Mike (with Brad and Chester looking over my shoulder at this email. They say “hi” by the way)
A studio version of "Waiting For Tomorrow", the new song by Martin Garrix featuring Pierce Fulton and Mike Shinoda has leaked. Garrix first premiered the song a few weeks ago during his live set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, but the studio version has a different second verse and is slightly longer.
"Waiting For Tomorrow" is set to be released as the next single from Martin Garrix's upcoming debut album, according to a press release posted here.
Following the release of “Now That I’ve Found You” and presenting his own imprint STMPD RCRDS, Dutch record producer, hitmaker and deejay Martin Garrix is back with some new music to smash the clubs.
The 19-year-old young talent has delivered his next single “Waiting For Tomorrow“, which includes the guest collaboration of American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer Mike Shinoda, who is known as lead vocalist of Linkin Park.
The song was co-produced along American producer Pierce Fulton and It’s confirmed as another taste taken from Garrix’s highly anticipated full length debut album, due out later this year.
You can find the lyrics I've transcribed from the new version below, and tell me if anything sounds off to you!
I promised I would never stop / that, in your name, I would climb them
There's nothing I have wanted more / the only one I've been waiting for
So hold your breath and close your eyes / the end is unknown but, still, we rise
Counting down, to the light / through the night, just waiting for tomorrow
Almost there, almost time / all my life, just waiting
It's only one more day / it's only one more day
It's only one more day / it's only one more, waiting for tomorrow
Just waiting for tomorrow
Sleepless nights have paved my way / and this road is finally ending
I've killed for just a chance to be in this place where, now, I'm standing
But fear is creeping up behind all this courage I'm projecting
I can't find order in my mind / with this noise inside, so deafening
It's only one more day / it's only one more day
The third of the bimonthly released LPU 15 tracks has now been released to LPU members and it's a song called Hurry.
In order to download it you need to have a LPU 15 membership. The song is free and can be downloaded here, so what are you waiting for?!
Do you like the song? Do you think the wait for the next one now will be too long? Come and discuss in our forums
Billboard have published a news article covering a recent charity poker tournament hosted by Music For Relief which was attended by Linkin Park band members Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson and Joe Hahn. Among the topics covered is, of course, Linkin Park's upcoming seventh studio album, and though there is no truly new information, the band members nonetheless provide a bit of an update, with Delson describing the process as "organic" and Hahn mentioning that the band has developed a good number of songs.
In a separate interview with Front Row Live's Robert Herrera at that same event, Delson discusses working without longtime producer Rick Rubin, and also reveals that Linkin Park have been collaborating with a "widespread" list of artists the develop the album's sound, described (vaguely) as "expansive and open". Finally, a 2016 release for the album is hinted at. You can watch the video below:
Linkin Park have today officially announced a partnership with America's number one contraceptive brand, TROJAN™. The pairing will see a collaboration of curated products for their new artist line of condoms. In an update to the official Trojan website there are six products available in total, each representing a track from Linkin Park's music catalogue: BLACKOUT™, CURE FOR THE ITCH™, NUMB™, A PLACE FOR MY HEAD™, SKIN TO BONE™ and UNTIL IT BREAKS™. For more information on the new line you can read the descriptions of each design that we pulled from the Trojan products page below.
Blackout - Feel like you'll never get it inside? Tired of pushing it back down over and over? Well you'll definitely get that sinking feeling with the new Linkin Park BLACKOUT™ condom! No more getting stuck in that bed you made as the colors will now fill the light with a luminous glow exclusive to TROJAN™.
Cure for the Itch - Feel like your friends get to have all the fun whilst you lie there doing nothing? Well let's try something else! Your very special guest is in luck as we'd like to introduce the new Linkin Park CURE FOR THE ITCH™ condom! The state of the art tinfoil lining is lubricated with a special gel that is designed to counteract STI inflammation symptoms so you can push through any session.
Numb - Tired of being what they want you to be? Trouble with premature ejaculation? Well now you don't have to feel them there with the new Linkin Park NUMB™ condom! Containing a numbing gel that will reduce sensitivity in your penis, you will definitely be caught in the cameltoe, just caught in the cameltoe all night long!
A Place for My Head - Your partner will definitely owe you one when you try the new Linkin Park A PLACE FOR MY HEAD™ condom! The intricately designed snug crescent moon grip will form a calm, strong, generous hold as you feed your greed all you want. The only person taking the best from you will be your partner and trust us, they won't want you to go away.
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Until it Breaks - There's no steadying your little soldier when you choose the new Linkin Park UNTIL IT BREAKS™ condom! Built to withstand all situations and possibilities, whether your partner is getting their teeth in or grinding tough, you'll always be in the firing squad with the big guns when the last bell rings with this strapped on. Designed to be worn around the clock for instant use with our new Quiver In Your Pants Technology™ exclusive to TROJAN™.
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Fulfilling their announcement yesterday via social media, Linkin Park has issued a new Studio Update to all fans subscribed to their mailing list, in which the band gives us a further glimpse into the creative process of their seventh studio album.
Read the studio update below:
We’ve been talking a lot lately about how grateful we are for such a long career in music. Being together this long means having a need for regular reinvigoration. We have to keep things interesting and, for us, part of staying engaged is continuing to learn. That search for growth sometimes happens when we’re playing with new music gear, new techniques, or new people—and, as some people have noticed on our regular Facebook streams, all three are going on right now. While we have no idea what the songs will turn into, or which will make the final cut, we’re excited to have a ton of creative momentum, and looking to see how things develop.
Most of the stuff we’re writing is still focused on the words and melodies, not sounds or style of the song. We just want to tell honest stories first; we’ll get to the rest later. We’re still in the early stages of the album, but we plan to keep posting info and live feeds to give you guys a peek into the studio as the album progresses, so make sure to follow us on all your favorite social media.
Talk to you soon…