Posted on April 20, 2023 by minuteforce

A new official remix of Linkin Park's recent single "Lost" has been released unexpectedly on digital music platforms. The reinterpretion, named the "PLZ Tethered Version", comes from Patrick Lawrence Zappia, a Los Angeles-based film and TV composer. Neither Linkin Park themselves nor Zappia have made any announcement regarding this track but it's reasonable to expect that they'll say something about it soon.

Fitting for his media composition background, Zappia has taken "Lost" in a more cinematic direction. Sweeping strings and delicate acoustic guitar play over sampled distorted guitars, with no drums underneath and hardly any rhythmic elements at all - a far cry from the aggressive industrial stomp of the original song. This new instrumentation, complete with some changed chords, highlights Chester Bennington's fantastic vocal performance in a different way, and allows listeners a different angle on the song's lyrics.

You can check out the new remix of "Lost" on Spotify or Apple Music.

Source: Spotify

Posted on April 3, 2023 by Derek

Altwire has just dropped a mega review and impressions article on the upcoming Meteora | 20 "Lost Demos" CD! In it, Derek gives fans an exclusive glimpse into what to expect come April 7th.

A snippet:

"“Massive” begins with a glitchy, fast-paced breakbeat reminiscent of “Session” and some of the band’s late 90s demos. Soon, the track transitions to an alternative metal sound that would fit well among the hard rock sound of the early 2000s. In the verses, Mike Shinoda sings solo, delivering poignant lyrics such as “I guess it’s true, you can’t really change the person you’ll be. The least I can do is set myself free.” The song then progresses into an anthemic sung chorus in the style of TRUSTcompany. Shinoda sings, “I heard the screaming in my dreaming every night. I awake, and I’m still mistaking you for right.”

Altwire's article also spills the beans on other lost demos like "A.06", "Shifter," "Husky," and more, providing heavy spoilers for the songs yet to be heard by the general public. Check out the article here.

Posted on March 25, 2023 by minuteforce

Linkin Park fans in Germany have recently been offered the opportunity to participate in a "METEORA|20" scavenger hunt as part of the promotion for the upcoming 20th Anniversary Edition of "Meteora".

The band partnered with the augmented reality app Marbleverse to facilitate the hunt, which involves virtual "marbles" placed at locations throughout 20 German cities. Participants are to go to all of these spots in their specific city and scan the marbles via their smartphones. As a reward, they receive exclusive "Meteora" content; this culminates with a special preview of the demo called "Healing Foot", which is due to appear on the "Lost Demos" collection within the "Meteora" anniversary set dropping April 7.

More information is provided on Marbleverse's official page for the event here, as well as the description for the YouTube announcement:
Linkin Park is teaming up with Marble AR to kick off an exciting augmented reality scavenger hunt across over 20 cities in Germany. We invite you to participate in the METEORA|20 HUNT starting on March 17th to find the various hidden Linkin Park Marbles in your city and discover METEORA|20 content such as exclusive live clips, Voice Messages from the band, and more. Collect them all and unlock an exclusive reward (available starting March 25th) that you won’t want to miss + enter for a chance to win one of the Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition products.
"Healing Foot", as it turns out, is a further-developed version of something briefly heard in "The Making Of Meteora". In that footage, band member Rob Bourdon is briefly seen playing drums in the studio for a cinematic piano-lead instrumental. The same footage also appears in a 2003 LPTV episode called "The Writing Process" (recently re-uploaded here) at the 6:55 mark:

Since the release of that clip back 20 years ago, hardcore Linkin Park fans have referred to that demo with names such as "Rob's Drum Track" and it has been on a lengthy list of "holy grail" songs they have long wanted to have. In mid-February earlier this year, band member Mike Shinoda revealed during a TikTok stream that the demo will appear on the 20th Anniversary Edition of "Meteora", though he opted not to reveal its title.

Reddit user u/NataDeFabi, a member of the r/linkinpark subreddit community, was a participant in the scavenger hunt and generously posted a recording of "Healing Foot" for other fans to hear, along with part of a voice message from Shinoda talking about the song - you can check that out here. (EDITOR'S NOTE: u/NataDeFabi has uploaded the complete audio file and linked to it in this comment) As this audio reveals, "Healing Foot" went on to have vocal parts written and recorded, with Shinoda performing rap verses and Chester Bennington coming through with a performance in the vein of his iconic choruses from "Crawling" and "Easier To Run".

The unveiling of this long-awaited demo is just another exciting moment in the 20th anniversary celebration of "Meteora". This album cycle has already seen the official release of some amazing music from the band's "Meteora" sessions: lead single "Lost" has made an incredible splash in charts worldwide since its premiere, and the recent follow-up "Fighting Myself" is poised to be a similar success if Linkin Park's passionate fanbase has anything to say about it.

If you've listened to the preview (or maybe even received it personally because and you completed the scavenger hunt in Germany), how do you like "Healing Foot"? Let us know on our message board.

Source: Reddit via @Kiq

Posted on March 25, 2023 by minuteforce

For those who haven't heard, Linkin Park have released a new single called "Fighting Myself" to promote the 20th Anniversary Edition of "Meteora". Like "Lost" before it, "Fighting Myself" will appear on a disc in the anniversary package called "Lost Demos", a collection of unreleased demos and B-sides from the "Meteora" sessions.

The single release comes complete with a visualiser, this time directed by New York-based AI artist Jacky Lu, who previously contributed to the production of the music video for "Lost". Like that one, this "Fighting Myself" visual was created with the aid of AI software, but has a watercolour-based aesthetic as opposed to the anime style explored for the "Lost" video.

In contrast to the poppier energy of "Lost", "Fighting Myself" is an aggressive rap-rock banger. The song's instrumentation begins with a reversed vocal sample (something the band did not play with heavily on the final "Meteora" tracks) before introducing the live guitars and drums with a start-stop motif. The song is built a syncopated halftime rhythm that will no doubt remind longtime Linkin Park fans of songs like "Papercut" and "Hit The Floor".
Sometimes, these thoughts in my head speak so loud / every little thing that I think about
Just builds on top of the pain and doubt / even though I wanna just let it out
I / try to act like I don't mind it / try to keep my mouth so quiet
But sitting there in my silence / just seems to amplify it
True to its name, "Fighting Myself" features broadly-relatable lyrics about self-sabotage and inner turmoil, themes which have appeared frequently throughout Linkin Park's discography. Shinoda delivers introspective rap verses with a flow which harks back to his performances on songs such as "Part Of Me" and, again, "Papercut", but with the extra swagger in the delivery that differentiates his verses on "Meteora" from his rhyming on "Hybrid Theory".

Per early Linkin Park, Shinoda's rapping naturally gives way to a trademark Linkin Park hard rock chorus with a searing performance from co-vocalist Chester Bennington, who adopts a syncopated flow fitting for the song's halftime pattern.
Falling from grace, I watch it all come apart
Knowing I could've changed it all from the start
Fighting myself, I always lose
The song's bridge mirrors that of "Lost" with a brand-new repeated stanza, which is blended with lyrics from the song's chorus later on in the arrangement - per his explanations in interviews, Shinoda personally structured these later vocal sections to complete the song for the "Meteora" anniversary offering.
I can't run with this weight on my back
I can't see 'cause I'm focused on the past
I can't breathe, I need to break free
from the anger that is constantly inside me
In short, there are familiar conventions used throughout "Fighting Myself" that are echoed in songs on "Meteora" and elsewhere in the band's commercial discography. Fans of Linkin Park's nu-metal side specifically can take this song as yet another good sign of what's to come when the "Meteora" 20th Anniversary Edition drops on April 7.

You can check out "Fighting Myself" on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music now! Let us know on our message board what you think of the song.

Posted on March 3, 2023 by minuteforce

As previously announced, a new song by Demi Lovato called "Still Alive" has been tapped as the lead single off the soundtrack for the upcoming horror film "Scream VI". Linkin Park's own Mike Shinoda is one of the masterminds behind the track, credited with co-writing the song and handling all the production for the recording. Today sees the song's official release, right ahead of "Scream VI" slashing its way into movie theaters around the world.

"Still Alive" opens with a chirpy synth pluck but quickly reveals itself to be an uptempo pop-rock monster. Demo Lovato rises to the occasion with their intense and dynamic pop-punk vocal performance, perfect for delivering the violent imagery in the lyrics.

Still alive
Already died a thousand times
Went to hell but I’m back and I’m breathing
Make me bleed while my heart is still beating
Lovato has also debuted a "Scream"-themed music video for "Still Alive" alongside the song's worldwide release, directed by the Los Angeles-based Jensen Noen. An Instagram post earlier this week featured some behind-the-scenes shots and teased an appearance by Mike Shinoda.

The video depicts Lovato turning up to a hotel to catch an exclusive screening of "Scream VI" ... only for Ghostface himself to escape the confines of the film world and begin slaying people at the event. Shinoda does indeed make an appearance as promised - he uses his brief screentime to deliver a layered and compelling performance as the film screening's projectionist.

You can stream and/or download "Still Alive" right now on a variety of platforms. "Scream VI" will open in theatres later this month on March 10 (for U.S. viewers, anyway).

Posted on February 11, 2023 by Joe

In the press surrounding Meteora's 20th anniversary, Mike has confirmed he has two songs on the Scream 6 soundtrack which is due out in March.

The first song he has confirmed is a solo song called 'In My Head' that will feature Kailee Morgue. The second track Mike is being a little more secretive about, but recent listings indicate that it could be a song called 'Still Alive' that is a collaboration with Demi Lovato, as Mike has been spotted as a writer on the upcoming track that's set to be a single from the OST.


Scream 6 is set to hit theaters March 10, 2023. When we have confirmed release dates and more information on the songs with Mike we'll update the LPA with the details.

Source: KROQ / Booker and Stryker

Posted on February 10, 2023 by minuteforce

Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda recently sat down for an interview with The New York Times. Among other things, the interview touches on the process of compiling archived material for the 20th Anniversary Edition of "Meteora", and how it differed from a similar process for the 20th Anniversary Edition of "Hybrid Theory" in 2020. Shinoda also reveals the band's feelings about the new single "Lost", a song from 2003 that was left off their sophomore album, which has just been released to lead the promotion for the upcoming "Meteora" anniversary release, which is coming April 7.

[While] assembling material for a 20th anniversary reissue of the band’s second album, “Meteora,” Shinoda came upon something fans haven’t heard before: a handful of unreleased, close-to-complete songs that have sat in the band’s archives for two decades.

The first of those tracks, “Lost” — built around Bennington’s passionate vocals, and out on Friday — was pulled from one of Shinoda’s dormant hard drives. “Everything came back,” he said, about rediscovering the track. “That was that day. That was that thing. I remembered us having this conversation about which songs should make the cut.”
The interview also reveals that "Lost" was "fully recorded and mixed" but ultimately left off the final "Meteora" tracklisting in favour of another pop-leaning song ...
The song, which was fully recorded and mixed in 2003, was ultimately left off “Meteora” because it was similar to “Numb,” an album single that reached No. 11 on the Billboard chart and has 1.9 billion YouTube views. Today, it serves as an example of Bennington’s potent talents during the band’s commercial peak.
Shinoda and fellow bandmate Brad Delson also reminisce in the piece about late bandmate Chester Bennington:
“He could take that thing he was singing, and just sledgehammer it through somebody’s heart,” Shinoda said with reverence. “I’ve grown to appreciate what we had even more, because it’s hard to get that. I work with people where I go, ‘Oh, can you sing it this way?’ And they just can’t.”

Brad Delson, the band’s guitarist, called “Lost” a “surprise gift” from Bennington. “The performance is so beautiful, delicate and clear,” he said. “I’ve heard a lot of great Chester vocals, and this is among the best.”
Shinoda goes on to reveal that there are other songs appearing in the "Meteora" Anniversary Edition which were at a similar close-to-completion stage as "Lost" was, and which received similar updated mixes:
The band also revived two nearly completed songs: “Fighting Myself,” which Shinoda finished mixing last year and called “a definitive Linkin Park track,” and “More the Victim,” released in a version that’s “basically the furthest we got with it, in terms of a demo.” Shinoda said “Fighting Myself” received a light touch during the mixing process to preserve its period authenticity.

“I really wanted to keep it true to the initial intention, because I didn’t want to taint this time warp,” he said. “What I love about the three new songs is that all of them represent a different facet of the band, as it was in 2003.”
Among the contents of the "Meteora" Anniversary Edition (in specific editions of it, anyway) is a documentary titled "Work In Progress", which Shinoda reveals is made up of footage from the band's prolific "Meteora" touring run:
The super deluxe version of the “Meteora” reissue, due April 7, features “Work in Progress,” a collection of edited tour footage shot by the band’s in-house videographer, Mark Fiore, who captured what Shinoda called “weird, fly-on-the-wall stuff.”
These tidbits and more can all be read in the interview here. Drop by our message board and let us know what you think!

Source: The New York Times

Posted on February 9, 2023 by Kevin

The release for Lost has begun! The song first became available in New Zealand and has now started to become available in more and more countries. When it's February 10 in your timezone, you can listen to it with the embedded YouTube video underneath.


The music video for the song has now also been released. Featuring AI modified footage of the band from various music videos and performances, mixed with a original story element, it's the first animated music video from the band since Breaking the Habit. Watch it below.

If you have already heard the song, what are your thoughts?

As always on this site, rips of the song are not allowed and will result in a warning/ban!

Source: Linkin Park YouTube

Posted on February 6, 2023 by Mark

Linkin Park has been teasing something big on their social channels and through their click-and-explore game on in recent days, and now we finally have an idea of what's in store for us:

That's right: "Lost", a never-before-heard song from Meteora's recording sessions, will be released this Friday, February 10th on all streaming platforms, as part of the band's Meteora|20 anniversary release.

Lyrics from the preview match a lyric sheet from the Making of Meteora DVD, which was included in a special edition version of the album in 2003. Fans have referred to this long-lost song as "Thoughts That Take Away My Pride" for two decades and will finally hear the words brought to life.

You can pre-save the song on your streaming platform of choice here.

Posted on January 26, 2023 by Derek


After much speculation within the fanbase over the last few months, it would appear that the long-rumored Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition is a real thing and is now up on Warner's official store. Over the past few months, various small leaks have found their way on Linkin Park Reddit pages and fansites, suggesting the band had planned something special for the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album. Thanks to the listing on the Warner Store, we have finally confirmed this incredible boxset's details. The boxset is available for pre-order now, and will be released on April 7th 2023.

See below for the details of what's included in the boxset:

5 LPs
  1. Meteora (1 LP)
  2. Live in Texas (2 LP)
  3. Live in Nottingham (2 LP)

4 CDs
  1. Meteora (1 CD)
  2. LPU Rarities 2.0 (1 CD)
  3. Live Rarities 2003-2004 (1 CD)
  4. Lost Demos (1 CD)
3 DVDs
  1. The Making of Meteora/The Art of Meteora/Work In Progress (1 DVD)
  2. Veteran’s Stadium (2003), Live in Seoul (2003) (1 DVD)
  3. Live in Manila (2004), Live in Denver – Projekt Revolution 2004 (1 DVD)
  1. 40-page Book
  2. 36 x 24 Poster
  3. Litho
  4. Sticker Sheet
  5. Stencil


Vinyl Record One: Meteora
Side One:

01. Foreword [0:13]
02. Don’t Stay [3:08]
03. Somewhere I Belong [3:34]
04. Lying From You [2:55]
05. Hit The Floor [2:44]
06. Easier To Run [3:24]
07. Faint [2:43]

Side Two:
01. Figure.09 [3:18]
02. Breaking The Habit [3:17]
03. From The Inside [2:54]
04. Nobody’s Listening [2:59]
05. Session [2:24]
06. Numb [3:06]
Vinyl Records Two & Three:

Vinyl Record Two & Three: Live In Texas
Side One:

01. Don’t Stay [3:19]
02. Somewhere I Belong [3:35]
03. Lying From You [3:07]
04. Papercut [3:06]

Side Two:
01. Points Of Authority [3:26]
02. Runaway [3:07]
03. Faint [2:46]
04. From The Inside [3:01]

Side Three:
01. Figure.09 [3:51]
02. With You [3:20]
03. By Myself [4:07]
04. P5hng Me A*Wy [5:05]

Side Four:
01. Numb [3:14]
02. Crawling [3:42]
03. In The End [4:04]
04. A Place For My Head [3:57]
05. One Step Closer [4:01]

Vinyl Records Four & Five: Live In Nottingham 2003
Side One:

01. Session [1:14]
02. Don't Stay [3:16]
03. Somewhere I Belong [3:37]
04. Lying From You [3:40]
05. Papercut [3:06]

Side Two:
01. Points Of Authority [3:26]
02. Runaway [3:53]
03. Faint [2:47]
04. From The Inside [2:56]

Side Three:
01. Hit The Floor [3:18]
02. With You [3:45]
03. Crawling [4:00]
04. In The End [4:30]

Side Four:
01. Easier To Run [4:05]
02. A Place For My Head [3:58]
03. One Step Closer [4:04]

CD One: Meteora
01. Foreword [0:13]
02. Don’t Stay [3:08]
03. Somewhere I Belong [3:34]
04. Lying From You [2:55]
05. Hit The Floor [2:44]
06. Easier To Run [3:24]
07. Faint [2:43]
08. Figure.09 [3:18]
09. Breaking The Habit [3:17]
10. From The Inside [2:54]
11. Nobody’s Listening [2:59]
12. Session [2:24]
13. Numb [3:06]

CD Two: LPU Rarities 2.0
01. A.06 [0:54]
02. Pretty Birdy (Somewhere I Belong 2002 Demo)[4:05]
03. Sold My Soul To Yo Mama [1:58]
04. Standing In The Middle [3:22]
05. Program (Meteora Demo) [3:32]
06. Faint (Demo 2002) [3:11]
07. Figure.09 (Demo 2002) [3:24]
08. Drawing (Breaking The Habit Demo 2002) [3:32]
09. Cumulus (2002 Demo) [3:04]
10. A-Six (Original Long Version) [3:51]
11. Soundtrack (Meteora Demo) [3:16]
12. Broken Foot (Meteora Demo) [2:43]
13. Ominous (Meteora Demo) [3:08]
14. Unfortunate (Unreleased Demo 2002) [2:07]
15. Pepper (Meteora Demo) [2:56]
16. Breaking The Habit (Original Mike 2002 Demo) [3:18]
17. Halo (Unreleased Demo 2002) [3:42]
18. Rhinocerous (2002 Demo) [3:35]
19. Attached (2003 Demo) [3:29]

CD Three: Live Rarities 2003-2004
01. Lying From You (Live LPU Tour 2003) [3:04]
02. From The Inside (Live LPU Tour 2003) [2:56]
03. Easier To Run (Live LPU Tour 2003) [3:21]
04. Step Up (Live Projekt Revolution 2002) [4:15]
05. My December (Live Projekt Revolution 2002) [4:27]
06. Crawling (Live Reading Festival 2003) [3:35]
07. Breaking The Habit (Live Rock Am Ring 2004) [5:35]
08. Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down (Live) [4:57]
09. Wish (Live Projekt Revolution 2004) [4:28]
10. One Step Closer featuring Jonathan Davis (Live Projekt Revolution 2004) [3:57]

CD Four: Lost Demos
01. Lost [3:19]
02. Fighting Myself [3:21]
03. More The Victim [2:41]
04. Massive [3:08]
05. Healing Foot [3:31]
06. A6 (Meteora|20 Demo) [3:55]
07. Cuidado (Lying From You Demo) [3:18]
08. Husky (Hit The Floor Demo) [3:14]
09. Interrogation (Easier To Run Demo) [3:40]
10. Faint (Meteora|20 Demo) [3:56]
11. Plaster 2 (Figure.09 Demo) [2:57]
12. Shifter (From The Inside Demo) [3:25]
13. Wesside [3:14]
14. Resolution [4:37]

DVD One: (Total Duration: 118 minutes)
  1. The Making Of Meteora
  2. The Art Of Meteora

DVD Two: (Total Duration: 153 minutes)
Veterans Stadium 2003

01. Don’t Stay
02. Somewhere I Belong
03. Lying From You
04. Papercut
05. Points Of Authority
06. Runaway
07. Faint
08. From The Inside
09. Figure.09
10. With You
11. By Myself
12. P5hng Me A*Wy
13. Numb
14. Crawling
15. In The End
16. A Place For My Head
17. One Step Closer

Live In Seoul 2003
01. Don't Stay
02. Somewhere I Belong
03. Lying From You
04. Papercut
05. Points Of Authority
06. Runaway
07. Faint
08. From The Inside
09. Figure.09
10. Nobody's Listening
11. With You
12. By Myself
13. P5hng Me A*Wy
14. Numb
15. Crawling
16. In The End
17. My December
18. A Place For My Head
19. One Step Closer

DVD Three: (Total Duration: 156 minutes)
Live In Manila 2004

01. Don't Stay
02. Lying From You
03. Papercut
04. Points Of Authority
05. With You
06. Runaway
07. Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down
08. Somewhere I Belong
09. From The Inside
10. Breaking The Habit
11. Numb
12. Faint
13. In The End
14. A Place For My Head
15. Crawling
16. Wish
17. One Step Closer

Live In Denver – Projekt Revolution 2004
01. Don't Stay
02. Lying From You
03. Papercut
04. Points Of Authority
05. With You
06. Runaway
07. Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down
08. Somewhere I Belong
09. Figure.09
10. From The Inside
11. Breaking The Habit
12. Numb
13. Faint
14. In The End
15. A Place For My Head
16. Crawling
17. Wish
18. One Step Closer

There is also a Deluxe CD set that is available that seems to include an exclusive bonus track that is only included with the CD set, and isn't even listed on the $200 Super Deluxe set.

The Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe CD includes the original Andy Wallace mix of Lost as a bonus track which is different than the released Lost single out now mixed by Manny Marroquin.

Andy Wallace mixed Hybrid Theory, Meteora and The Hunting Party – the Lost which is out now lists Manny Marroquin as the mixer, who mixed Living Things and some One More Light tracks. It's the 14th track on Meteora listed as Lost (2002 Mix) with the same 3:19 length.


If you want this version of Lost, it looks like you'll have to buy the CD set as it's not listed on any other bundle or set it seems.


Of particular note in this release are the many unreleased demos on the Lost Demos CD, including many demo versions of songs that were never previously released and songs we have not heard before in any capacity.

"Lost" was speculated by fans to be the long sought-after "Thoughts That Take Away My Pride" demo (though these lyrics aren't in the released Lost single out now), and although unconfirmed by the band, it is also believed that the A.06 included in the demo CD is the long-rumored version of A.06 with vocals, that the band had scrapped during the writing process for Meteora.

Whether either of these speculations prove to be true remains to be seen, but in the meantime, let us know what you think of this release in our forums!

Source: Warner Brothers Official Store