Posted on February 15, 2018 by Kevin
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Back on January 25th Mike Shinoda released his Post Traumatic EP for everyone to listen to. And today he released the instrumentals and acapellas for everyone to download for free.






Download the instrumentals and acapellas here.
If you're a producer, DJ or remix artist, make sure to post your work in our remix thread.

What do you think of this release? Come and discuss in our forums.

 
Posted on January 31, 2018 by Kevin
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It has just been announced that Mike Shinoda will head out on the road this summer, playing at Summer Sonic 2018. The shows take place in Tokyo and Osaka, between August 18 and 19.

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Mike is no stranger to the festival, in 2006 he performed with both Fort Minor and Linkin Park at two of the dates. 2009 brought Linkin Park back to the festival for another two shows. Finally in 2013, Linkin Park again performed two shows, Mike and Chester also appeared during Steve Aokis set in Chiba to debut A Light That Never Comes.

How the show will play out is impossible to say at this point, but if it's similar to the Fort Minor shows in 2015, Summer Sonic is in for a hell of a show. It's also currently unknown if more shows will be announced, make sure to stay tuned to find out.

Are you planning on attending this? If you don't live in Japan will you travel there for the shows? Come and discuss in our forums.

Source: HybridT via Mike Shinoda Twitter

 
Posted on January 26, 2018 by Mark
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On the wall in my apartment hangs a piece of canvas that my now-wife bought whilst in the throes of grief over the loss of a loved one half a decade ago. It says “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

It was the first thing I thought of during my first listen of the aptly-titled Post Traumatic EP, Mike Shinoda’s first music released since the death of Chester Bennington in July of 2017. Post Traumatic is Mike learning to surf: a guided tour through the aftermath of Chester’s passing which features Mike at his realest, rawest and most vulnerable.

Grief is often connected with sadness, but anyone who has lost someone truly important to them will tell you it is more than that: it is anger, fear, disorientation, guilt, desolation and, yes, immense sadness rolled into one. Post Traumatic manages to perfectly touch on all of these themes in just ten short minutes.

It’s odd to say this about a 3-song EP, but this is an important release for fans. Many have touched on the immense amount of catharsis they felt while listening to these songs and hearing Mike describe what many of them have been going through. If we’re in group therapy, Mike’s lyrics on Post Traumatic help facilitate our healing.

In Place to Start, Mike describes how Chester’s death has created doubt and uncertainty about what’s next for him and his bandmates. What is clearly evident is his struggle to picture what a Chester-less Linkin Park looks like, and how that would work. Yet despite his admissions of hopelessness and fear about the future, there’s a real underlying yearning for the strength and inspiration to take that first step towards re-launching things. The spark is still there, but the fire has not yet risen, and it’s going to take some time.

Throughout Over Again, Mike depicts how grief comes in waves, often unexpectedly. The song shares many of the same themes as the title track from One More Light, which also touches on loss and how the smallest reminders can blindside you and make you spiral. Between choruses, the track chronicles the decision to put together Chester’s tribute show and how hard it was to rehearse and perform without him at the Hollywood Bowl show three months later. One of the most interesting takeaways is how conflicted Mike was after the show. It’s not uncommon for those close to someone who has died to feel a certain level of survivor’s guilt, and it’s entirely reasonable for Mike to feel torn about answering a question about how the tribute show went with an emphatic “it was amazing!". Can you enjoy something, whilst wishing it had never happened?

One interpretation of Watching as I Fall is that it centers around the challenges of grieving under a public microscope. As a society, we often don’t give others the space to grieve in their own way, and project our own beliefs of how to grieve upon them. The fact is that different people grieve differently. Some do it openly and outwardly, while others put on a brave face. Some stay in bed all day and others try to keep busy. Some surround themselves with family and friends and others withdraw into themselves. The key is that there’s no perfect way to grieve, so when you see Mike posting concert pics on his Instagram, your assumption shouldn’t be “well, he seems fine!", because in all likelihood he’s just trying to cope day-to-day like the rest of us.

Post Traumatic is the most important gift the LP community has ever received. It confirms that we’re not alone in feeling the way we do. It teaches us that grief is an ongoing process, and that closure is a myth. It gives us perspective on being grateful for having something that makes saying goodbye so difficult.

And it tells us the waves will keep on coming, but we can learn to surf.

 
Posted on January 25, 2018 by Joe
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After a tease from Mike Shinoda yesterday he has unveiled a new EP titled "Post Traumatic" which contains three brand new songs. All the visuals and music are created by Mike himself. The EP is available now on digital outlets which you can access via the revamped mikeshinoda.com website. Listen and watch the new tracks below.

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1. Place To Start



2. Over Again



3. Watching As I Fall





http://www.mikeshinoda.com/

 
Posted on January 24, 2018 by Joe
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Mike Shinoda has announced he's releasing three brand new songs tomorrow (Thursday Jan 25th) with videos with all the art done by him.


The new artwork Mike is using for his profile could be the album cover with a filename hinting at the title "Post Traumatic EP".

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What do you expect to hear from these songs? Being the first new music released from Mike since Chester's passing and the rumored EP name of "Post Traumatic", it could be some of the most emotional and personal songs from Mike to date. We could possibly hear a studio version of Looking for an Answer which was performed at the Chester Bennington tribute show as we have seen videos of Mike working on it via Instagram.

Let us know your thoughts on the LPA forums!

 
Posted on January 15, 2018 by Kevin
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Linkin Park's Bassist, Dave (Phoenix) Farrell announced his new endeavor, a podcast project called Member Guest on his official Twitter this morning. The podcast features Phoenix, Mark Fiore and Brendan Steele as the hosts, along with new guests for every episode, and the podcast is labeled as being about Golf, Music and less important things.

Episode 1 features M. Shadows (Matt Sanders) of Avenged Sevenfold. The guys talk about dealing with loss of friends and band members, golf, writing music and whatever else comes to mind during the 71 minute long conversation. To listen you can go to the official site, member-guest.com. You can also listen to it on whatever podcast app of your choice, just search for "Member Guest" and you'll find it.

Phoenix has asked all his followers to follow @memberguest on twitter as well as memberguestofficial on Instagram to keep up to date with the progress of the podcast.

Will you be tuning in to listen to Phoenix's new podcast adventure? What did you think of the episode? Come and discuss in our forums.

Source: Hybrid | Jesse via Phoenix Twitter

 
Posted on December 14, 2017 by Derek
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AltWire has posted a review of Linkin Park's latest live album One More Light (Live) in advance of the album's December 15th, 2017 release date. The review, which touches on my reaction to Chester's untimely passing as well as how the live album honors Chester can be read here.

What are your thoughts on the AltWire review? Let us know on the forums!

 
Posted on December 4, 2017 by Joe
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Linkin Park have released a music video for Crawling from the upcoming One More Light Live album set for release later this month on December 15th. You can check out the video below and pre-order One More Light Live here.


Source: Linkin Park

 
Posted on November 21, 2017 by Hybrid
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Linkin Park Underground is starting it's 17th year, featuring artwork from James Jean's Chester Tribute, by offering up several bundles to fit anyone's budget! You can join/renew here at the band's official site!

First off, is the Linkin Park Underground Digital Membership, offered at $10:​

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LPU Digital Membership
  • 1 Year membership to Linkin Park Underground
  • Watch all archived LPU Exclusive Videos + Stream the LPU Music Discography
  • Access to Exclusive Content Downloads
  • VIP Access to the LINKIN PARK App (iOS/Android)
  • Monthly Giveaways and much more!
Next up, the LPU 17 Bundle + Membership offered at $40:​

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LPU 17 Bundle + Membership
  • 1 Year Digital Membership
  • LPU 17 T-Shirt (Available in Men's and Women's)
  • LPU 17 Member Laminate + Lanyard
  • LPU 17 Sticker
  • LPU 17 Guitar Pick
  • One More Light Enamel Pin
  • LPU Fidget Spinner (*BONUS ITEM* - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
Last, but not least, the LPU 17 Deluxe Bundle + Membership offered at $89:​

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LPU 17 Deluxe Bundle + Membership
  • 1 Year Digital Membership
  • LPU 17 T-Shirt (Available in Men's and Women's)
  • LPU 17 Member Laminate + Lanyard
  • LPU 17 Sticker
  • LPU 17 Guitar Pick
  • One More Light Enamel Pin
  • Linkin Park Packable Cinch Bag
  • Linkin Park Tiger Master Water Bottle
  • LPU Fidget Spinner (*BONUS ITEM* - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
  • Linkin Park Bridge Poster (LIMITED TIME OFFER - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
This year's package does not include a CD/Album, however, that does not necessarily mean there will not be anything offered or given out to members at a later date. We've seen this with the downloadble tracks being released from time to time before.

What do you think of the LPU 17 bundles? Are you a member? Will you be joining/rejoining? Stop by our forums and talk about it!

Source: Linkin Park

 
Posted on November 15, 2017 by Joe
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Linkin Park have announced the release of a new live album coming December 15th titled 'ONE MORE LIGHT LIVE'. The album will feature 16 tracks recorded on the Linkin Park One More Light World Tour from earlier this year. The announcement includes a letter from the band that talks about Chester and how much the shows meant to them as a band.

Tha album is available to pre-order now and by doing so you will receive the track 'Crawling' from the album instantly. Check out the full details and pre-order at http://onemorelightlive.linkinpark.com.

Chester Charles Bennington

1976-2017


We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester who poured his heart and soul into One More Light. After we finished recording the album, we joked with Chester that—since he had delivered so many stunning performances in the studio—he had set the bar extra high to produce that alchemy on stage each night. Not surprisingly, he welcomed the challenge.

The shows we played together during the early summer of 2017 were extraordinary. Chester shared with us that he felt this was the best tour we had ever done. The camaraderie and joy we experienced on stage reflected our deep connection with each other, with our fans, and with the music.

Every night before walking out onto the stage, we would huddle, get focused, and share whatever last-second remarks popped into our heads. Chester always took it upon himself to turn the name of the city where we were playing into a first-rate pun. This was our ritual. Best of all, it was a moment to express our gratitude that we were living our dream.

Chester never forgot to express his appreciation to our crew—the men and women who traveled the world with us, making our dream into reality night after night. Without them, these shows would not have been possible.

Chester was uniquely passionate, uncommonly generous, sensitive, optimistic, funny, and kind. With his voice, he turned pain into catharsis, authenticity into art, and passion into connection. His dedication to bringing these songs to life was triumphant. For those of you who attended this tour in person, we thank you. For those who could not, we hope this live album gives you a glimpse into how magical these shows were for the six of us.

-Joe, Dave, Rob, Mike, & Brad
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TRACK LISTING
1. TALKING TO MYSELF
2. BURN IT DOWN
3. BATTLE SYMPHONY
4. NEW DIVIDE
5. INVISIBLE
6. NOBODY CAN SAVE ME
7. ONE MORE LIGHT
8. CRAWLING
9. LEAVE OUT ALL THE REST
10. GOOD GOODBYE (FEAT. STORMZY)
11. WHAT I'VE DONE
12. IN THE END
13. SHARP EDGES
14. NUMB
15. HEAVY
16. BLEED IT OUT