Chester and Mike Discuss "The Hunting Party" - Part 1

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    Kevin

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    Linkin Park has uploaded a video of Mike and Chester discussing "The Hunting Party" and their mindsets going in to it. The currently unlisted video also addresses the "we will release new music every 18 months" comment made by Chester a few years back. Check it out below.

    [video=youtube;ODS_Mla5UmM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODS_Mla5UmM[/video]​

    Source: Linkin Park YouTube
     
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    Knt.Slbs

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    So Chester finally realized & regret about leaning to electronics side? like putting LIVING THINGS and RECHARGED?
     
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    I'd have preferred the other route based on my opinions concerning GATS and UIG.
     
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    "Fuck Bon Jovi. Fuck Justin Bieber."
    Was the new part from this interview.
     
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    Great interview. In before people complain that there's no new songs in the video.
     
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    is this the new trend for this album cycle? bashing other artists?
     
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    I haven't viewed the video yet, but I'm certainly hoping the post above mine from Knt.Slbs about Chester "regretting" leaning to electronics isn't true. And I certainly hope if it is true, that it isn't influenced by fairweather fans criticizing them for taking risks instead of being "OLD LPZ! NU METAL!". If he isn't proud of LIVING THINGS and RECHARGED because he feels that maybe it wasn't from the heart, then okay. I commend him for admitting that and valuing his artistic integrity. But if he's simply saying that because people criticized the band for 'going soft', then that's really stupid. A Thousand Suns may not be anything like their harder music, but it's one of the greatest records they've ever made if not the greatest.
     
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    :awesome:

    Why Mike mentioned Bieber??

    I saw this twice.. :nekurogedoro:
     
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    They were talking about writing and how much more heavier music appealed to Chester. That's really no surprise or shock to me, since he has said before that heavier/aggressive music is appealing to him. He never once said in this interview that he regretted doing LT/RECHARGED, he said that they didn't really want to go down that poppy/EDM road anymore and didn't know that until Mike brought the heavier demos to the table.
     
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    Neither of them say these things ^ or display any such sentiments.

    Apparently, the new trend is pulling quotes out of thin air. :disgust:

    It isn't. Neither of them say that they regret showing off their "pop side", just that they didn't feel comfortable continuing in that direction for a new studio album.
     
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    ^ What he said they said.

    Did you watch the video? They say "If you can't enjoy Bon Jovi then fuck you." in a joking manner after talking about not apologizing about guilty pleasures..
     
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    Will watch when I get on my lunch break
     
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    Derek

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    So basically it's Linkin Park fans hearing 2-3 words from an interview and coming up with their own quotes or interpretations. Kinda like how people hear "prequel to Hybrid Theory" and suddenly think it's going to sound exactly like that album, even though Mike never promised that. I understand that in some circumstances it's due to things getting lost in translation, but other times...it's just people hearing what they want to hear instead of what the band is actually saying. Frustrating.
     
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    Word. Before I could trust comments to know what a LP news video was about when I wasn't able to watch it, but now not so much I think-
     
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    Great interview. I was really digging the full GATS instrumental in the background
     
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    They're LP fans, what do you expect? :lol:

    This is the norm for this fan base, their knee jerk reactions and opinions for the most part have not ever been that inspiring.




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    Andreina, sorry for the double post. :trollface:
     
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    I mean if people are expecting this to sound like Hybrid Theory they're going to really be disappointed. From the 6 tracks I've heard thus far, it's not even close to sounding like that album. I mean yeah, there's elements in there that make it "classic Linkin Park" like you can still very much tell it's a Linkin Park record, but Mike's comments about it sounding like the music they listened to growing up are very accurate. It feels like a homage to late 80s/early 90s punk and grunge rock (the grunge influence is very small on this record, before anyone misinterprets that).
     
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    I will come to defense of the fan base however.

    There are a lot of fan bases that are worse (well after you weed out the "nu metal fans" to just real LP fans)
     
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    In my mind, they heard one or two words of a sentence and, then, frantically typed the responses that we're now reading.
     
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    Jesse

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    If someone likes a Linkin Park song, they're a fan of that music that the band made, ergo, they're fans of Linkin Park's music.

    That that only like Nu-Metal is a different problem entirely.


    It's nice to dream. :)
     

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