Linkin Park singer/rapper Mike Shinoda spoke with NYRock.com and asked how he and Chester Bennington work on writing the band’s lyrics. “We write together. Generally, when we write lyrics, we both have different life experiences; we’ve come from different places,” he explained. “So when we’re writing about something or writing a song, each of us will be thinking about something different when we write it. But we always have a conversation about what we’re going to write about before we get too far into it. The reason we do that is because it’s nice to have the song be about one consistent idea. But it’s not just his idea; it’s not just my idea. It’s something that’s in the middle. That makes it more of a universal theme than a specific theme.” Check out the entire interview here.