Video Interview: Linkin Park An Evening of Environmental Excellence

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 22nd, 2014
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Check out Chester and Mike at the UCLA IoES red carpet talking about Music For Relief and all their environmental engagements.

Photos; Linkin Park Honored by the UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 22nd, 2014
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On March 21st Linkin Park were honored by the UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability for their environmental accomplishments with Music For Relief. Mike Shinoda said that the band was initially involved with relief efforts and wanting to do something preventative so they created Music For Relief. See some photos from the reception and also Chester and Mike’s performance, an acoustic version of ‘What I’ve Done’ and ‘Shadow Of The Day’. Everyone was there except Dave but there might be more pictures coming.

Linkin Park, who recently announced their summer tour with Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars, began their work for the environment in 2005 after the band returned from Asia and the Indian Ocean tsunami hit.

Mike Shinoda said they saw the images on the news of the cities they’d just played being completely destroyed.

“At first we were just involved with relief efforts,” Shinoda said. “We realized within the first year that we wanted to do something preventative.”

They created Music for Relief to provide relief to victims of natural disasters and to bring awareness to global warming. Music for Relief has also funded the planting of over one million trees and has raised over $5 million in donations.

Happy Birthday Chester Bennington! Birthday Bash 2014

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 20th, 2014
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This is not just a birthday video, this is a tribute to the man behind Linkin Park’s powerful voice, an artist, a musician, a humanitarian. We’re here to celebrate the life and work of this inspiring human and thank him for all the great things that he’s done and still remain so humble.

Happy Birthday Chester Charles Bennington!

We asked fans to contribute to this Birthday Bash as we called it and they did, making this a project worth-remembering. So, huge thank you to those who participated and/or promoted this event, we love you all! We’re not professionals when it comes to video editing but we hope this will satisfy you.

Support Chester’s humanitarian work, check out the full list here.

1st song: Hometown Hero
2nd song: Rip Hop

#HappyBirthdayChesterBennington is the hashtag, log in to twitter, facebook, google+, tumblr and help us trend this!

Interviews: Brad Delson & Mike Shinoda on New Album

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 18th, 2014
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A couple of interviews have popped up with Brad talking to MusicRadar and Mike talking to HipHopDX. They both discuss the band’s upcoming album and the surprise single ‘Guilty All The Same’ each one with a different approach. While Brad says there will be more collaborations with artists on the album, Mike says no more. The good news is that there’s a lot of guitar solos coming in this, as Mike called it, ” Rock record”. One more song is coming before summer, Chester mentioned that already in an interview with Sixx Sense, and also MusicRadar says the album’s coming late June and not mid-June as it was previously reported.

Brad Delson – MusicRadar

“There’s a lot of guitar solos on the album!” he says with a laugh. “And this is from someone who was quoted early on as saying I hated them.” He catches himself and then clarifies: “Not that I hated them as a listener; I just don’t want to play any; I shirked guitar solos. Early on, I felt as though the songs we were making aesthetically didn’t want them. This new batch of songs, to me, always want solos. I feel like every song has one.”

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Musical March Madness: Linkin Park vs. Capital Cities

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 17th, 2014
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Linkin Park is up against Capital Cities in the first round of MTV’s Musical March Madness! Vote for them now here.

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Video: Linkin Park Wants to Win MTV’s Musical March Madness

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 15th, 2014
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Linkin Park are determined to win this year’s Musical March Madness title by MTV. But we gotta nominate them first, because we get to pick who’s even going to be at the competition. So let’s get down to voting!

Because this year, for the first time, we’re letting fans pick all the bands for MMM 2014: You can tweet your picks @MTVNews using the hashtag #MMM.

Chester and Mike want to ‘slam dunk‘ Thirty Seconds to Mars now that Jared’s won an Oscar. Check out their interview!

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Audio: Chester Bennington & Davey Havok Talk to Sixx Sense w/ Nikki Sixx

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 14th, 2014
under: Interviews
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Finally, Chester’s and Davey’s Interview w/ Nikki Sixx on Sixx Sense has been posted and I gotta tell you it’s REVEALING. Chester says another single will be coming out before the Carnivores Tour kicks off, more collaboration songs will be featured on Linkin Park’s upcoming album. Surprisingly Chester answered a question on whether or not Linkin Park is going to contribute to the soundtrack of the upcoming Transformers movie “Age Of Extinction” by saying that he can’t talk about it! Curious now? He goes onto saying that there might be something happening there and that it makes sense for them to be a part of it! Listen:

Audio: Chester Bennington & Davey Havok Talk to WMMR

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 13th, 2014
under: Interviews
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This is yet another interview Chester and Davey from AFI did, it was just posted yesterday on Philly’s WMMR and it is a pretty big one at that. The boys discuss the possibilities of collaborating all together while on tour, Chester keeps dropping hints on Linkin Park’s 6th studio album title and release date and you can literally listen to him saying something like ‘music with no teeth’ and so on. He also touched on the subject of his other band Stone Temple Pilots saying it’s difficult for them to make a record while they’re independent, label-wise, yet they might be able to come up with different ways of putting music out there, like one song at a time or perhaps another EP? When it comes to touring, STP will not tour this year, but they will play some shows here and there like the private show for DomainFest on April 1st. Also, a funny moment in the interview is when Davey is forced to leave the conversation due to his hotel’s fire alrm going off. Poor Davey!

Listen here.

Linkin Park 6th Studio Album Title & Release Date Report

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 07th, 2014
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We have already shared the link on Twitter for this but I’m putting it here too just so we have the entire text for future reference. The big news is that Hard Drive Radio, a nationally respected radio station reports that Linkin Park’s 6th Studio Album title is ‘The Hunting Party’ and comes out mid-June. They actually had an interview with Chester last night and HDR were also the first who knew when the ‘High Rise’ EP was dropping months before it did. I’m not saying this is one hundred per cent legit, just stating some facts.

Here’s the text as seen here.

Had a great time on the phone with Chester Bennington and Davey Havok yesterday. First, for you AFI fans, hit their Facebook today for a live chat with Davey and Jade. I think they want your input on something. So Linkin Park ”leaked” its new single, called “Guilty All The Same,” through the Shazam mobile music search app yesterday (March 6th). The track is taken from the band’s sixth studio album, titled The Hunting Party, which will arrive sometime in June. I am guessing the 24th. The album track features rapper Rakim and also includes something that singer Chester Bennington admitted we didn’t hear much of on the last two Linkin Park records — guitars: “The guitars are back for sure. We challenged ourselves to get that 16, 17-year-old kid that was like so excited about what was going on in rock music — we wanted that kid to be excited again. And that was something that we feel, right now, I mean, with all the great music that’s out right now, there seems to be this vacancy for that kind of music — really aggressive, really energetic music that just kind of doesn’t exist right now.” Be listening for Linkin Park as our Featured Artist of the Week on hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus Mar 24-28. Regarding their Carnivores Tour, Chester said they are going to be using some new “toys”-state of the art technical gear. I can’t wait to see what that possibly could be!

UPDATE: It appears that this story has been on THE PULSE OF RADIO, a legit source by which ALL radio stations in the US and Canada get their information from. You cannot access the site unless you’re a professional so the chances of this being false are slim. As time passes more and more radio stations are posting this.

Audio Interviews: Chester Bennington & Davey Havok

Posted by: ♥ Pinky
on March 06th, 2014
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Alright guys we expect at least 4 interviews with Chester and Davey Havok of AFI to surface any time now and this is going to be the main post for the audios. We will be updating this as they pop up. The first we got is from Radio 1045.

Highlights

  • How ‘Guilty All The Same’ was recorded
  • Leaning on the band’s punk and metal influences for this album
  • Chester confirms the hidden date in the ‘Guilty All The Same’ PREVIEW video is INDEED the release date of the album! June 2014!

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