Mike Shinoda Of Linkin Park Discusses Music OS Software

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Linkin Park have teamed up with Dell to create a special limited Linkin Park Edition PC. This special Linkin Park Edition features exclusive, custom-made Linkin Park Sounds, the full version of Open Labs’ Music OS software, and high performance Dell XPS 17 laptops and 2320 All in One devices.

Mike Shinoda says:

With every album we make, the technology we use in making a song becomes more powerful. In studio I tend to switch from one piece of gear to another, constantly searching for the right sound. When I find that sound I take painstaking care that it’s just right as we record and mix the song. With that said, taking the finished songs to the stage is a challenge. I can’t bring all the gear from the studio out on the road with me. A few years ago I realized I needed a powerful stage system. A PC based system that can run all the specific sounds from all of our albums and switch between them at the touch of a button, and that’s when I found Music OS.

With the Music OS software, musicians can create, perform, and share their own songs, including: Hundreds of sounds, loops and kits from Linkin Park available only with Music OS, touch enabled music creation software from Open Labs and multiple touch enabled Dell PCs to choose from. Additional exclusive sounds will be offered to LP Underground members who purchase the Linkin Park Edition, which will be provided to users during a July 2012 OS software update. A Open Labs/Music OS rep will also conducting a special web chat tutorial exclusively for LPU members.

Watch Mike’s comments via YouTube below.

Linkin Park To Release New Album ‘Living Things’ June 26th

Linkin Park 'Living Things'

Linkin Park are set to release their fifth studio album ‘Living Things’ on June 26th via Warner Bros. Records. Pre-orders of the album at LinkinPark.com get the purchaser the album, an instant download of the lead single ‘Burn It Down’, a subscription to receive a new remixed track from ‘Living Things’ every month, and early access to tickets for our upcoming headline tours in North America and Europe.

Living Things Track Listing:
1. Lost In The Echo
2. In My Remains
3. Burn It Down
4. Lies Greed Misery
5. I’ll Be Gone
6. Castle Of Glass
7. Victimized
8. Roads Untraveled
9. Skin To Bone
10. Until It Breaks
11. Tinfoil
12. Powerless

Check out a stream of the ‘Burn It Down’ below.

Linkin Park Announce Japan Benefit Show In Los Angeles

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Linkin Park have announced a Secret Show for Japan on August 31st. The band will join Japan’s best-selling artist B’z for a performance at The Mayan in Los Angeles to benefit Music for Relief and their work with Save the Children to provide much needed earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan. Fans only have 2 more days to raise $500 for the cause and get tickets to the event by creating a fundraising page at secretshowforjapan.com. Tickets are limited, only the first 500 people to reach the fundraising goal will get invited to the show.

100% of net proceeds benefit children affected by the multiple disasters in Japan to provide child care services and financial support to children at risk of not continuing their studies, psychological support, as well as play zones for those who cannot play outside due to radiation fears.

Watch a video announcement from Linkin Park below.

Linkin Park Visit T4

Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park recently visited T4, where they discussed their reception from the British public, what the song ‘Waiting for the End’ is about, and what fans can expect from their live shows in support of their latest album ‘A Thousand Suns’. Watch the interview at YouTube.

Linkin Park ‘Waiting For The End’ Video

Linkin Park are out with the music video to their new single ‘Waiting For The End’, the second release off the Agoura Hills, California rock band’s fourth studio album ‘A Thousand Suns’, out now on Warner Bros. Watch it via YouTube below.

Fans Film Linkin Park Show For MySpace

On September 14th, MySpace and Linkin Park asked a handful of fans to help film the band’s first show in support of ‘A Thousand Suns’. The results include footage of the band performing ‘Waiting For The End’, ‘New Divide’, ‘Numb’ and ‘The Catalyst’. Watch the four videos below.

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Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn & Mike Shinoda Discuss ‘The Catalyst’

Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park visited with Rockerrazzi.com to talk about their new album ‘The Catalyst’. The pair discussed the writing process and how it differed from their prior effort, not having a formula for how they put the album together, not requiring as much guidance from Rick Rubin this time around, what they think about their legacy, the music video for the title track, and Chester Bennington’s passionate singing style. Watch the 2-part interview via YouTube below.

Mike Shinoda Discusses Linkin Park’s New LP ‘A Thousand Suns’

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda talked to Absolute Radio ahead of the release of their album ‘A Thousand Suns’. Shinoda discussed with host Ben Jones their change of direction for the record, upcoming live shows, the false names that Linkin Park use to check into hotels, and Chester Bennington’s solo project.

Asked about the new album being two years in the making, Mike said, “It doesn’t seem like it took that long when you’re in our shoes. But our fans always make comments about us online that we always promise a record and then take twice as long essentially to actually deliver. It’s partially because we’re perfectionistic and also because I think we’re searching for something new and different, and usually it takes awhile to get there.”

Watch it via YouTube below.

Linkin Park ‘The Catalyst’ Video

Linkin Park are out with the music video to their new single ‘The Catalyst’, off the Agoura Hills, California rock band’s fourth studio album ‘A Thousand Suns’, out September 14th via Warner Bros. Watch the Joe Hahn directed video via MTV.com below.

Linkin Park ‘The Catalyst’

Linkin Park are out with their new single ‘The Catalyst’, the first release off of the Agoura Hills, California rock band’s fourth studio album ‘A Thousand Suns’, out September 14th on Warner Bros. Vocalist Mike Shinoda has emphasized how the new album will be a “journey” in which listening to it in full will provide the best possible experience. Check out the lyric video for the song via YouTube below.

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