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Linkin Park Heading to Jakarta

Linkin Park will be playing at Stadion Utama GBK in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 21.

LPUX ANNUAL MEMBERS TO RECEIVE PACKAGE, NO SHIPPING FEES

The LP Underground is thrilled to announce an exclusive LPU merchandise package will be a part of the $60 Annual membership offer, inclusive of all shipping/handling fees.

Songs For Japan

Introducing The Linkin Park Association Wiki

After nearly a month of hard work, and brainstorming between The Linkin Park Association and the Linkin Park fan community.

Friday, December 16, 2011

NEW EXCLUSIVE LPU MERCH: LP SYMBOLS TEE

We wanted to release some special, exclusive merch for LPU members this year, so we decided to reach back into the LP vault and reproduce one of Linkin Park's early tees from the Hybrid Theory era. The "LP Symbols" tee is now available exclusively for LPU members on the same super soft t-shirts all of the new official Linkin Park and LPU merch is printed on. The shirts will start shipping at the beginning of February, but quantities are extremely limited, so order now. Each order comes with a pack of archived early Linkin Park stickers.


Source : Linkin Park

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LPU11 HAS LAUNCHED

LPU11 has officially launched! This new year of the LPU launches with a brand new members-only online community, an exclusive merchandise package and additional benefits, including LPU members' request for early admission into Linkin Park shows.

We are also releasing our annual LPU CD. The LPU11 CD is filled with unreleased demos from Hybrid Theory to A Thousand Suns. Some of the songs on this CD are early versions of familiar songs, such as the “In The End” demo. Other songs on this CD never made it on a Linkin Park album and remained unfinished and in raw form. All of the songs represent the journey it takes to create an album as a whole, and we're excited to share them with you.

To learn more, visit us at
LPUnderground.com

Thank you to our dedicated members for making LPU such an amazing place for us to connect with our fans!


  -Rob




Source : Linkin Park

Monday, November 7, 2011

Linkin Park Win Best Rock At The 2011 MTV EMA


Linkin Park have won the coveted title of Best Rock at the 2011 MTV EMA, beating off stiff competition from the likes of the Foo Fighters and Kings Of Leon
Accepting the award via video link, the group's Mike Shinoda thanked the fans for all their support.

BEST ROCK - The Nominees
Linkin Park - WINNER!
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Kings of Leon
Red Hot Chili Peppers


Source : Mtv.co.uk

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Linkin Park visit Ishinomaki City with Save The Children

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mike Shinoda at the Billboard Film & TV Conference

Mike Shinoda recently attended the Billboard Film & TV Conference that ran from 24-25 October in Los Angeles, CA to discuss his ongoing work on the soundtrack for the movie he's scoring - The Raid. During the event Mike took part in interviews and panels to shed some light on the project which you can check out below.

Video Q&A with Mike Shinoda on Scoring The Raid:

Linkin Park songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and rapper, Mike Shinoda sat down with Billboard senior correspondent Phil Gallo at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference to answer questions about his experiences in creating music with his band versus composing music for films. The trained-musician is currently writing and recording music for his first feature film "The Raid," directed by Gareth Evan and slated for an early-2012 release.


In the video below Shinoda explains why he chose to work with Joe Trapanese (he worked on the "Tron: Legacy" score with Daft Punk); how art school critiques helped him with the collaborative process (and helped him to lose his ego); and how studying piano since the age of three has come to help in scoring films.




Mike Shinoda on the “Out of the Band and Onto the Screen” Panel:

Examiner.com have an article describing the Out of the Band and Onto the Screen panel which Mike was involved with alongside Robert Kraft, Curt Smith, Cliff Martinez, Peter Himmelman and Joe Trapanese who is co-composing The Raid with Mike. Read an excerpt, check out the full article and watch some video of the panel below.

"...Another question had to do with the editing process: How do you decide which pieces to keep and which ones to cut? Mike Shinoda answered that question with an anecdote from when he was in school at the Art Center in Pasadena. He stated, “Our experience at the school was we would go in with say a painting and the class which was about thirty of us would each put our pieces up on the board and basically tell each other why our paintings were horrible for hours and over the course of years of doing that you get good at it. You get really good at being able to take criticism and give criticism and leaving your ego at the door and being productive. If you’re working with people who are just not interested I guess it’s a much bigger issue but as long as you’re all on the same team you can have those kinds of conversations where you can say to somebody ‘look, I’m going to let these other things go—I really believe in this one’ then people will be a little more receptive” to which Robert Kraft replied, “you have a big future as a film composer with that attitude because that is the essence of it.” Mike responded, “that’s how our band works. We’ve got six guys doing that. Every Monday we get together with our records. That’s the reason why it takes us over a year to make a record is that we’re killing ideas one right after the other and building up new ones… even one guy in our group doesn’t like it for some reason or another we’re going to get in there and figure out what is it about it that he’s not into and we’re going to respect that even if he cant write the piece that we’re talking about—even if he cant write the vocal or he cant write whatever his opinion is potentially one sixth of our fan base so we’re going to respect that and try and make it work.”


ArtistDirect Interview with Mike Shinoda:

Mike conducted an interview with ArtistDirect discussing The Raid, Music For Relief and future Linkin Park music. If you're yet to read it you can check it out below.


 
 Source : LPAssosiation

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Raid: Film Score Update

The score for The Raid is steadily moving along.  In between Linkin Park studio sessions–which are also underway–I’m working on the feature-length score for this brutal Indonesian action movie.  With a good chunk of the movie now sounding good, and a lot of great hype and reviews coming from folks who have gotten a chance to see the film, I’m excited to tell you a little more about it.
Writing big, nasty parts for a fast-paced action scene have come pretty naturally for me.  There are lots of moments with big beats and unique, exciting sounds.  But one thing I’ve found that’s different in writing for film (versus an album) is being aware of how and when to make the music transparent. The music needs to be invisible at times.  Writing a Linkin Park song is usually about our personal stories, not someone else’s.  And an LP song is designed to draw you in, to catch your ear with words, melodies, and sounds.  Often, the techniques I might use to create a catchy sound or “hook” would actually take away from a scene in The Raid, so it’s been a fun challenge to learn when and how to let the movie’s story come first.
I also enlisted the help of Joe Trapanese, best know for his work with Daft Punk on the TRON score and soundtrack.  Joe also did strings on the newest M83 album, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.”  Joe comes from a composing / arranging / film background, and we’re finding great ways to inform and compliment one anothers’ work in the music for this movie.
Here’s a cool (fan-made?) video for Joe’s favorite track he worked on, from M83′s new album, a song called “Wait”


M83 - Wait from Boris Winter on Vimeo.
Source : Mike Shinoda's Blog

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New LPTV - Secret Show for Japan

A THOUSAND SUNS

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