Linkin Park has released yet another ‘The Hunting Party’ teaser featuring the behind the scenes of ‘Guilty All The Same’, you can view it below:
On another note, Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn spoke to CNET about their Linkin Spark contest, Carnivores Tour, the new album and their favorite apps.
What inspired this Team Dakota collaboration, otherwise known as #LinkinSpark?
Joe Hahn: We were at E3 last year and went to check out the new Xbox and got to know a bunch of guys, including the Spark team. The idea of creating a creation tool through a video game engine was amazing to me. My mind just went to the future and thought of all the possibilities of what you can do with it. On the spot I asked, “Would you guys wanna do a music video through this?” The Spark team was into it. They saw the challenge, took it, and had a lot of fun with it.
I had peppered ideas, but I really wanted them to create it, because the whole spirit of the game is for the user to be in control. The thing you’ll see with the current demo is that it shows us cracking the demo of what they came up with, and we’re really excited to see what the world can do with it.
on April 16th, 2014
Joe Hahn did a Tweet Out episode with GeekNation where fans got to send in their questions about his directional debut in ‘Mall’ which has been in production since 2012. Joe said both the movie and the score are ready and coming soon. While this tweet out was mostly about ‘Mall’ the majority of questions revolved around Linkin Park.
on December 17th, 2013
on November 28th, 2013
Chester and Mike appeared on screen at the Dell Technology Camp in which Joe & Brandon Parvini spoke and excused themselves for not attending as well. They spoke about the process of making their new video A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES and how Dell’s computers helped them out.
Video starts at 43:59 right after Joe and Brandon get off the stage and right before ALTNC came on screen.
on October 24th, 2013
Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn was a guest on Dell’s Tech Camp 2013 which took place in Paris on October 22 – 23. Joe discussed how Dell made LP’s new music video for A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES. Also with him was Brandon Parvini of Ghost Town Media.
If you want to check out the entire video of Joe and Brandon talking at Dell Tech Camp, they start talking at 21:08.
Linkin Park is preparing the music video of their new song w/ Steve Aoki “A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES” as revealed by Joe Hahn, who even uploaded a couple of photo teasers on instagram for us fans. Apparently Joe will once again direct the band’s new video in collaboration with Ghost Town and Dell.
mrjoehahn: a light that never comes! #destroy
On another note Mike and Steve Aoki will be on Saturday NightOnline with @RomeoOnSNOL for an @AskAnythingChat on 10/12 at 8 PM EST. Go here to send in your questions: http://bit.ly/1fQ6uf6
There’s a new LPTV out called “Victorious” and it’s the second part of the behind the scenes of A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES. Watch below:
Rolling Stone had the chance to interview Joe Hahn at his SURU shop during the launch party of Joe’s SOUNDWAVE Transformer. They talked about Linkin Park, music nowadays and even Chester’s joining STP. Also, Joe will be putting together a headphone in the future and the first edition will feature Skrillex.
How did this action figure come about?
We met with this guy from Division Agency and he’s working with Hasbro and working with cool collaborations. We always said if we ever did a Transformer collab we wanted to do it with Soundwaves. We grew up with Transformers, and the reason we worked with the movies was we had the nostalgia for all that stuff.
Are you working with Rick Rubin again on the album?
I think so. We’re just in the studio, we’re at the beginning.
How did the single with Steve Aoki come about?
Mike [Shinoda] has been on this EDM kick for the last year and he’s been hanging out with different EDM guys, like he did a day with Avicii, and he’s been sending stuff back and forth with Aoki. This is the one that really stuck. He fleshed it out, brought it to the guys and we were into it. And it coincided with the game and also the album we’re putting out, which is remixes of Living Things.
Are there any remixes on Recharged that really stood out to you?
Mike did one of my favorite ones, a hardcore version of “Victimized.” Then Money Mark did something pretty crazy with “Until It Breaks.” Rick Rubin actually did one ["A Light That Never Comes"].
Are you an EDM fan?
Yeah. The funny thing is today it’s called EDM, but back in the day it was house, and now there’s dubstep, which sounds nothing like what dubstep originally sounded like. Everything is crossing, which is cool, and now it’s being widely marketed. I think it’s interesting. We always combine styles of music and that’s what everyone is doing now. It’s fun to see.
Are there DJs you’d like to work with?
I would love to do something with Sonny [Skrillex]. I actually have a headphone I’m putting together, and the first edition is going to be a limited edition with Skrillex. That’s in the works right now – hopefully at the end of the year, but most likely beginning of next year. I’m more involved with the actual design and sound. I really want to work with cool people, musicians and non-musicians, and do collaborations and keep it tight. I’m not trying to use a record label to market or a headphone company. It’s just something cool I want to do. When you actually see it you’ll know where the inspirations came from, especially after today’s event. There’s a transforming element to it.
That’s another trademark of Linkin Park, everybody working in different areas.
The band is successful because it’s a culmination of the six of us. We all bring different things to the table. But it’s the life experiences that we have individually, and the more stuff we do individually the more it empowers the individual, which everyone benefits from. So when Chester did Dead by Sunrise and Mike did Fort Minor, they did really cool stuff which they wouldn’t be able to do with the band necessarily. They got a lot of stuff out of their systems. But then when they came to the studio, they were fresh and had new ideas.
But Chester fronting STP is a totally different thing – that band is so established. How do you feel about it?
In high school we grew up listening to Stone Temple Pilots. For us these are the deities of rock. They’re up there, so if someone asks you to do that, you just do it. Chester is such a great singer and for him to have the opportunity to go and sing with other people, we’re appreciative of them for asking Chester to do it. I think on a spiritual level it works in so many ways, where it’s not even about there being a benefit, it’s just something that feels right, especially for Chester.
From the benefit standpoint, he is getting to work with two great songwriters in Robert and Dean DeLeo. Are you seeing new skills in his songwriting?
Especially recently, Chester’s songwriting has been incredible. He’ll come to the studio with some stuff where we’re like, “How did that happen?” For him to flex that with Stone Temple Pilots or whoever, he’s definitely a person that has a lot of stuff inside of him, and you can tell by watching him perform it’s there and it needs to come out. You can’t do that on one album – those 12 songs in two years.
How is all this stuff keeping you excited?
Mike and I went to art school together, so from an early point we understood that the creativity is not just one thing. And I think even stylistically in our music, you see back when we started that was a little different, but now it’s normal. Everyone does it. Every genre is incorporating everything. When it comes to the visuals, I shot a film called Mall, and we’re shopping that to the festivals next year, and everyone was really supportive of that.
Who was in the film?
Vincent D’Onofrio, Cameron Monaghan played the lead – he’s from Shameless – this kid named James Frecheville, who was in Animal Kingdom, Gina Gershon. Mimi Rogers had a little cameo. A bunch of people – Peter Stormare.
What are your release plans?
We’re looking for one of the first quarter festivals. Let it find a home, and hopefully after that people will get to go to a theater and see it.