Mike Shinoda will be hosting a LPU chat over on the LPU VyRT channel on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 11:00 am PST. This is a good opportunity to ask Mike about his new Fort Minor song Welcome, the upcoming two Fort Minor shows in Denmark and Germany and the Linkin Park Europe tour coming up. This chat is exclusive to LPU members, and if you're not a member you can join right here. If you're a LPU member, you can find out here how to get access to the LPU VyRT room. Will you attend the chat? What questions do you have for Mike? Come and discuss in our forums. Source: Linkin Park Twitter ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Some interesting stuff from the chat included: - Doesn’t want to go out on a Fort Minor tour in itself. Plans the shows around Linkin Park dates. - Has no idea what will be on the next LPU CD right now. Hasn’t thought about it. - Complications with live debuts include more than just rehearsing the songs. It includes programming the keyboards and everything related to their gear, it also depends on the band itself and what goes on with them. He says you shouldn’t expect any live debuts on this upcoming tour but mentions the possibility of Keys to the Kingdom and Mark the Graves being played on the NEXT tour. - Some of his favorite Linkin Park videos include: Waiting For the End, Leave Out All the Rest and CASTLE OF GLASS. - Rob had problems with his shoulder and Brad have some ongoing wrist issues, that’s why they removed Guilty All the Same from the set for the China tour. They removed Rebellion because they were in China. - If he could pick a song to make a video for it would be Wastelands or A Line In the Sand. He wanted to make a video for Wastelands. - Excited about the 15 year anniversary of Hybrid Theory. Waits until ”later” for a big celebration. - What are the plans about 2016? Going into the studio at the end of 2015 and hopefully has a new album out in 2016. Currently he has no info about it other than that he has made some demos that has been played for the rest of the band. It currently has no direction yet. - If the band are iffy about a demo that he loves and thinks it's worth working on, he will make it a Fort Minor song and put it out. - He’d love to bring back the DSPs. The way the were done before just didn’t work out, it was way too stressful and too much work for Pooch and it wasn’t cost effective to bring in more help to make them happen. - There will be LPU Meet&Greets are happening at the two Fort Minor shows, stay tuned for more info about that.