Posted on February 12, 2019 by Louis

A commemorative photo exhibit, entitled "Celebrating the Life of Chester Bennington," has been scheduled for March 20th, 2019, which would have marked Chester Bennington's 43rd birthday.

The exhibit, featuring never-before-seen photos from Jim Louvau (an artist and close friend of Chester's), will be hosted at The Black Sheep Gallery in Burbank, CA from 7-10 p.m. that day. Louvau, who met Chester in 2000 just prior to the release of the band's debut album Hybrid Theory, will showcase photos taken of Chester throughout his career. Portions of the proceeds will go to Talinda Bennington's 320 Changes Direction charity for suicide prevention.

According to Louvau, "Over the course of our 17-year friendship I was lucky enough to document the evolution of the young musician who never took himself too seriously to the family man and philanthropist he developed into... Now it's time to honor the memory of someone who I owe a great deal of gratitude by sharing the art we created together with the world and continue to celebrate his legacy on his birthday."

A limited number of tickets are on sale ($25) for the event, and can be purchased online via Eventbrite.

If you are in the area and plan to go, let us know on our forums.

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Kevin

Out of nowhere Mike Shinoda has just added another show in Tel Aviv, Israel to his touring schedule. Like the previous show it will take place at Hangar 11 and it will be on March 26, 2019.

Much like the first Tel Aviv show on March 25th, LPUnderground members are being offered the chance to gain early entry into the venue on the day of the show, so if you're not a LPU member make sure to sign up for the fanclub! The contest can be found here!

Source: Mike Shinoda Twitter

Posted on January 14, 2019 by minuteforce

Fans wondering what Mike Shinoda's recent Instagram vagueness was teasing now have their answer: a new "Post Traumatic" tour date has been announced! Shinoda will be performing a show in Tel Aviv on March 25, 2019. This will serve as the conclusion to the European tour leg that he is set to embark upon at the beginning of March.

The Tel Aviv show will take place at a venue called Hangar 11, and tickets are now available for purchase through Ticketmaster Israel. In addition, Linkin Park Underground members are being offered the chance to gain early entry into the venue on the day of the show - sign up for the latest LPU contest here!

More information about Shinoda's 2019 tour dates can be found on

Source: Mike Shinoda on Twitter

Posted on January 8, 2019 by Ree

As previously reported, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton's forthcoming solo album, Anesthetic, features a collaboration with the late Chester Bennington titled 'Cross Off'. The album is due for release on March 1.

The collaboration has been highly anticipated by fans since April 2017 as both musicians previously posted on social media teasing new music. Chester posted a number of tweets about the track including the following:

Although the song leaked online on December 18th 2018, it officially aired on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show today. It is also now available to stream on a number of streaming platforms including Spotify.

Check out the song below:

What are your thoughts on the song? Let us know in our forums!

Posted on December 7, 2018 by Joe

Mike Shinoda has released the video for Can't Hear You Now, the final track from his album Post Traumatic. The video directed by Tim Mattia features Mike emotively singing the song as a blurred silhouette on a bright white background. Tim Mattia also directed Heavy from Linkin Park's latest album One More Light. Check out the video below.

Source: YouTube

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Kevin

Mike has just announced on Instagram that he will be heading back to Europe in March of 2019 for another Post Traumatic tour. He will be hitting some places that he missed in 2018, like London and Prague. He will also be hitting Germany hard, playing seven out of the sixteen shows there. See the full list of dates below

March 2 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
March 3 - Bremen, Germany - Pier 2
March 5 - Hannover, Germany - Swiss Life Halle
March 6 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle Oberhausen
March 8 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
March 9 - Paris, France - Zenith
March 10 - London, England - Roundhouse
March 12 - Budapest, Hungary - Budapest Arena
March 14 - Milan, Italy - Fabrique
March 15 - Padova, Italy - Gran Teatro Geox
March 17 - Zurich, Switzerland - Halle 622
March 18 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
March 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
March 21 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live
March 22 - Ludwigsburg Germany - MHPArena
March 23 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Luxexpo

Tickets on sale November 30th @ 9am UK/10am CET
LPU Pre-Sale starts tomorrow at 9am UK/10am CET

Will you be attending any of these shows? Will Mike be heading to South America or Australia next? Come and discuss in our forums.

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Kevin

Mike Shinoda has just announced a new Post Traumatic vinyl release, this time a colored version with a 10'' bonus disc, containing two new songs. It will be released on December 7th and can be pre-ordered here. This release is limited to just 3000 copies, so make sure to get your order in quick!

Disc 1:
1. Place To Start
2. Over Again
3. Watching As I Fall
4. Nothing Makes Sense Anymore
5. About You (feat. blackbear)
6. Brooding (Instrumental)
7. Promises I Can’t Keep
8. Crossing A Line
9. Hold It Together
10. Ghosts
11. Make It Up As I Go (feat. K.Flay)
12. Lift Off (feat. Chino Moreno and Machine Gun Kelly)
13. I.O.U.
14. Running From My Shadow (feat. grandson)
15. World’s On Fire
16. Can’t Hear You

Disc 2:
1. Prove You Wrong
2. What The Words Meant
Interestingly enough, "Can't Hear You Now" is titled simply "Can't Hear You" on the pre-order page. If this is just a typo or this is what the title will be on the release, will remain to be seen.

Are you picking this up? What versions of Post Traumatic do you own? Come and discuss in our forums.

Source: Jeff via Mike Shinoda Store

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Kevin


The first release since the Post Traumatic album in June has arrived, and it's a live video release with five songs from Mike Shinodas show in Moscow, Russia on September 1st.

The videos include a interview segment, talking about the song or the experience playing it live. The songs include some Linkin Park favourites and some new Mike Shinoda songs.
  1. Make It Up As I Go
  2. Crossing A Line
  3. Roads Untraveled
  4. In The End
  5. Numb
The release can only be found exclusively on Apple Music
Are you gonna pick this release up? Are you excited for further releases like it? Come and discuss in our forums.

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Hybrid

Linkin Park have announced that they are launching a new collection of merchandise for their Linkin Park Underground fanclub called the LPU Basics Collection. The LPU Basics Collection is a classic assortment of LPU branded merchandise tailored for the LP community. With this announcement, it was stated that as of now, there are no plans to release a bundle for LPU 18, so it looks as though the LPU Basics is the closest thing we will get for an LPU package this year. They did, however, mention that LPU digital memberships are available for purchase for $10 annually and will get you access to the website as an LPU Member.​


Are you an LPU Member? What do you think of the LPU Basics Collection?
Source: Linkin Park

Posted on October 27, 2018 by Ree

Mike Shinoda will be appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden this coming Thursday, November 1st.

Mike is listed to appear alongside Rami Malek and Joel Edgerton. Filming will take place at 4:00PM in Los Angeles but tickets are already sold out for the taping of this episode.


It is expected that Mike will perform at the show, most likely his latest single "Make It Up As You Go" off of his solo album Post Traumatic. James Corden could also interview Mike and have him take part in sketches for the show.

Check for upcoming tour dates.