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Derek
05-04-2003, 02:10 AM
According to reports, Linkin Park fans who have been awaiting Faint on their local radio stations have been treated to a slightly different sounding Faint.

A few people have reported tuning into thier radio stations, only to find out that the famous "Hear me out now!" bridge is nowhere to be found. Whether this is a radio edit, with the video version being different is yet to be confirmed. Either way; if this is indeed true, it is a very confusing and disapointing choice on behalf of Warner.

Such an unintelligent move could lead to losing potential audiences. If the rumor proves to be true, the heavy bridge that could of possibly led fans of harder music to Linkin Park now is gone, losing a potential audience for the band.

Since this is a developing story, it should not be treated as true news until we can confirm it's authenticity. Please treat this news as a rumor for the time being.

Mark
05-04-2003, 02:13 AM
this really sucks. if it really is true, that alot of metal heads and rock fans could be lead away from Linkin Park and "Meteora"

Bryan
05-04-2003, 02:22 AM
As I was telling Derek earlier, I think it would be really stupid to have that part edited out. For one thing, the song is only 2:42 long, and 2nd, Chester is not cussing or yelling anything inappropiate.

And like Derek, and Mark said it will lose potential fans, the more metal-heads will hear it and realize Meteora has a fast, and heavy side of it too, as Somewhere I Belong did not showcase the heavy side very well.

Andrea
05-04-2003, 02:39 AM
That better not be true. It absolutely makes no sense to edit that out. :mellow:

White Pony(turntables)
05-04-2003, 03:07 AM
yeah i think it makes no sense to cut that part out but i dont think "metal-heads" would be drawn to it even if that part wasnt cut out

LPxchicaxMKS
05-04-2003, 03:10 AM
that is really stupid if the edit that part out...i really dont find chester sayin anythin wrong in that part of the song...and plus if they do take that part out the song will be less than 2:30...this is soo horriable.. :wth:

erasethepain
05-04-2003, 03:26 AM
Yeah, that is beyond stupid. If they let "Shut up when I'm talking to you" slide then why edit this out?

Besides that, it's probably just the radio stations doing that maybe?

StiRofEck0s
05-04-2003, 04:12 AM
my local rock station has been playing the whole song, but if other stations took it out, it would sound too different to me, i like that part.

Pinkin Lark
05-04-2003, 07:01 AM
thats probably the most pointless thing to do...it makes no sense in any way possible

Amy
05-04-2003, 09:03 AM
They cant do that! It would never be the same without it. They have no reason to take it out! Hmm thats not fair.

Dedicated
05-04-2003, 09:07 AM
I think that at the end of the song on the radio etc.. they will say "To hear the full version of Faint go and buy Meteora" It could be a way of getting people to buy the cd its called a marketing scheme.(I think :P )

OggeM
05-04-2003, 09:15 AM
That's one of the best parts of the song :wth:

Aaron
05-04-2003, 10:12 AM
i'll put foot to a** for my fav band if they edit that out

Shinji
05-04-2003, 11:09 AM
that sucks i think that part is awesome

[chali]
05-04-2003, 11:51 AM
OMG what the hell?! Faint is my fav song of all time! But this isn't official news yet plus it could only be a radio edit cos they can't play thr single until it comes at end of May so we could be in luck that it's only a radio edit and not how the actual single comes out...we just have to wait and see. Plus 100% of all LP's singles that are from the album have never edited so they can't just do it to this 1. Also when they were singing it on Top of the Pops they were also singing the full version as well!

Odaton
05-04-2003, 12:18 PM
First of all, if it IS edited, then Warner is ENTIRELY responsible. You see, its all for record sales. Its about that large crowd who like pop music. They listen to that really catchy and not very violent song called Somewhere I Belong and they're like 'wow thats a good song'. But they might lose some of their sales if they come out with their next single and it has a REALLY heavy bridge and lots of yelling. I know from experience that people who are into pop (my mom, for example) really don't like the screaming in LP's songs.

Actually I was playing Meteora in the car one time and my mom said Faint was her least favourite, and she said it exactly when the bridge came in. So Warner's doing it all to keep the pop and 'teeny-bopper' crowd interested. And most metal-heads won't buy it even if they do release Faint in its entirity. LP already has a bad reputation as 'nu-metal' and Chester as being a Backstreet Boy or something. You wouldn't get much of that audience to buy that CD, so I think Warner is focusing on the pop crowd.

Cal
05-04-2003, 01:57 PM
but then again people might think LP have gone funny :rolleyes:

Magick
05-04-2003, 03:28 PM
Since this is still a rumor, I'm trying not to get worked up over this since it's one of my favorite parts of the album and "Faint" is one of my favorite songs.

Perhaps if we could get the people living where the radio stations are playing the "edited" version to call in and see what's up...

[Darken Hybrid]
05-04-2003, 08:27 PM
That better not be true! That's the best part of the song? I'd like to know the real reason why they are doing this? :angry:

.▀roken Fist
05-04-2003, 09:41 PM
It sucks if it has been changed beause I think Faint is a beast

Amy
05-04-2003, 10:40 PM
My radio station edited out the Shut up bit in OSC. It sounded really weird. So this better not happen :angry:

Cal
05-04-2003, 10:42 PM
lets sue ^_^

liberty
05-04-2003, 10:53 PM
Okay, it's my first time posting on LPA's boards but the news of the Faint edit is very distrubing to me!

I was at the Faint video shoot last Wednesday and one of the first shots we did was that exact bridge where Chaz screams "hear me out now!" The director was trying to pump us up and told us that this is a very important part of the song that we needed to give all our energy to! We did what seemed like 20 takes (I'm exaggerating but that's what it felt like!) so for that part the song to be edited seems pretty ridiculous to me...especially because there we some execs there at that very part of the shoot! :mike: Anyways, hopefully it's a rumor!

Hey, thanks LP Associates, you all have one of the most updated news of any of the LP sites I've seen! I'm always checking LPA out! Even more details than LPU and LP.com...so thanks

Bryan
05-04-2003, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by liberty@May 4 2003, 06:53 PM
Okay, it's my first time posting on LPA's boards but the news of the Faint edit is very distrubing to me!

I was at the Faint video shoot last Wednesday and one of the first shots we did was that exact bridge where Chaz screams "hear me out now!" The director was trying to pump us up and told us that this is a very important part of the song that we needed to give all our energy to! We did what seemed like 20 takes (I'm exaggerating but that's what it felt like!) so for that part the song to be edited seems pretty ridiculous to me...especially because there we some execs there at that very part of the shoot! :mike: Anyways, hopefully it's a rumor!

Hey, thanks LP Associates, you all have one of the most updated news of any of the LP sites I've seen! I'm always checking LPA out! Even more details than LPU and LP.com...so thanks
Well then at least we know the part in the video won't be edited.

Chrissy
05-04-2003, 11:44 PM
I just heard "Faint" on the radio and i don't think they edited that part out. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.

osctotheedge
05-05-2003, 12:46 AM
Lp would never want that to happen.

Mark
05-05-2003, 12:48 AM
Originally posted by liberty@May 4 2003, 08:23 PM
Okay, it's my first time posting on LPA's boards but the news of the Faint edit is very distrubing to me!

I was at the Faint video shoot last Wednesday and one of the first shots we did was that exact bridge where Chaz screams "hear me out now!" The director was trying to pump us up and told us that this is a very important part of the song that we needed to give all our energy to! We did what seemed like 20 takes (I'm exaggerating but that's what it felt like!) so for that part the song to be edited seems pretty ridiculous to me...especially because there we some execs there at that very part of the shoot! :mike: Anyways, hopefully it's a rumor!

Hey, thanks LP Associates, you all have one of the most updated news of any of the LP sites I've seen! I'm always checking LPA out! Even more details than LPU and LP.com...so thanks
your support means alot to us!

and this info is just icing on the cake! thanks!

[Darken Hybrid]
05-05-2003, 05:45 AM
Originally posted by liberty@May 4 2003, 05:53 PM
Okay, it's my first time posting on LPA's boards but the news of the Faint edit is very distrubing to me!

I was at the Faint video shoot last Wednesday and one of the first shots we did was that exact bridge where Chaz screams "hear me out now!" The director was trying to pump us up and told us that this is a very important part of the song that we needed to give all our energy to! We did what seemed like 20 takes (I'm exaggerating but that's what it felt like!) so for that part the song to be edited seems pretty ridiculous to me...especially because there we some execs there at that very part of the shoot! :mike: Anyways, hopefully it's a rumor!

Hey, thanks LP Associates, you all have one of the most updated news of any of the LP sites I've seen! I'm always checking LPA out! Even more details than LPU and LP.com...so thanks
Thanx for the information. :)...

tkd_rap
05-05-2003, 03:13 PM
good, hopefully the only editing on this song will be by the dumb pop stations, but the vid and all other stations better not, thats a really cool part to the song :angry:

XeroToHero
05-05-2003, 05:06 PM
*Jumps around, swearing*

What the f**k is their f**king problem?

Its a retarded concept and a lesson in futility, if you ask me. If they want things to be cleaner, edit Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears from the WORLD. Its a damn good song, and there is absolutely no swearing in the song. So why edit it? I haven't heard it yet, and 102.1 KDGE is a bum about getting songs onto the air. Oh why must I suffer this cruel fate?

*curls up into a ball in a corner and rocks back and forth*

.▀roken Fist
05-05-2003, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by XeroToHero@May 5 2003, 05:06 PM
*Jumps around, swearing*

What the f**k is their f**king problem?

Its a retarded concept and a lesson in futility, if you ask me. If they want things to be cleaner, edit Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears from the WORLD. Its a damn good song, and there is absolutely no swearing in the song. So why edit it? I haven't heard it yet, and 102.1 KDGE is a bum about getting songs onto the air. Oh why must I suffer this cruel fate?

*curls up into a ball in a corner and rocks back and forth*
Damn right

Whimsicality
05-06-2003, 12:13 PM
Maybe they'll edit it out for the top 40/alternaive stations and keep it for the rock stations?



Could they do that?





Would they do that?




Grrrr.........................

The Doctor
05-06-2003, 07:31 PM
Actually yesterday my local rock station (93.7x) played Faint and they played the full song, so i guess thats how itll stay, could be wrong though.