Another article has made its way to the forefront, this time by Reuters/Billboard, who enjoyed a screening of "a handful of tracks" from Linkin Park's latest release, Minutes to Midnight. The publication makes mention of several topics concerning the band, most notably their past, public fall-out with Warner Bros. Records. "At the time, Warner Bros. dubbed the move a publicity stunt intended to beef up the band's position in contract negotiations, a tactic previously employed by such acts as the Dixie Chicks, Incubus and Beck." However, Shinoda replies that things are much smoother now, exclaiming: "all pistons are firing. (Warner is) working their butts off out there, and I know we all really appreciate that. Because obviously we're working our butts off as well." The article also contains a few descriptions of what appear to be some of the most notable tracks on the record. "'Leave Out All the Rest' has an arena-ready chorus accented by drum machine beats, while 'Shadow of the Day' shoots for a 'With or Without You'-level ballad sure to inspire plenty of lighter-waving. Elsewhere, the six-minute-plus 'The Little Things You Give Away' [sic] references a city 'washed away as a nation simply stares' as multitracked a cappella voices fill the mix." Working with the talented Rick Rubin, Linkin Park "dialed down" what Shinoda has termed "perfectionism," ignoring the polish and dubbing that was center stage on the first two discs. This time, the band opted for a "rawer, more live sound." Drummer Rob Bourdon, who had worked for weeks perfecting one drum track, was stunned when Rubin told him to "scrap it all" in favor of the demo version, which made it's way onto the final song of the disc. Thanks to UndergroundSoldier!