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I just got an e-mail from Linkin Park streat team. They’re starting their promos for LP’s secret show for Japan. Read details and how you can take part, below.
Linkin Park will be performing a show at an intimate venue in Los Angeles on August 31 with Japan’s best selling artist, B’z. To get tickets, they’re challenging you to help support Music for Relief’s continued efforts in Japan. The first 500 people who raise $500 will get two tickets to the show. All of the money raised will go to child care services and financial support to children in need. Go to secretshowforjapan.com to start raising money for your tickets and to learn more. Those who raise the most money will be rewarded with exclusive prizes, including meet & greets, VIP access, and signed memorabilia.
Help us spread the word about this challenge. Even if you don’t live near LA and can’t attend the show, you can still help. Go to secretshowforjapan.com and click the SHARE button at the top of the page to share the page with all of your friends. If you’re taking part in the challenge, but need help raising money, go to your page and click the ASK FOR DONATIONS button.
If you live near LA and would like to help with local offline promotions, please email email@example.com with the subject SECRET SHOW OFFLINE PROMO. Include the following info:
First & Last Name:
Where would you pass out fliers to promote the show?:
Would you be able to pick up fliers from a location in LA (west side) if needed?:
Have you helped with offline promotions before?:
If yes to the above, when and where? What did you do?:
You must live near LA and be able to promote the show in and around the LA area during July and August.
Thanks for your continued support.
Finally, finally I’m done uploading pics and updating our gallery. Uploaded over 2300 pictures. The updated albums are:
My insane screnshot update of LP’s ENTIRE performance at the iTunes festival (2.100 pictures all HQ), as well as the latest LPTV episode featuring the winner of the red carpet correspondent contest (121 pictures).
Red Carpet Correspondent
Ghosttownmedia have posted the visuals that were used during Linkin Park’s performance at Red Square in Moscow. Visuals from the following songs have been posted.
“What I’ve Done”
Go HERE to watch all three.
LPU has updated the shipping status for peeps who have ordered LPUX Merch and it hasn’t arrived yet.
We just wanted to give a quick update to let everyone know that the LPUX merch packages have started shipping. Many of you have already received them. If you haven’t yet, don’t worry. When your package ships, you’ll receive a shipping confirmation email, and your receipt will also be updated to say SHIPPED.
Sorry these have taken a little longer than expected to ship, but we appreciate your patience and hope the wait is worth it.
We set aside a few presale tickets for our September 10 show in Tokyo. Get them HERE. They’ll go quick, so don’t wait.
Alright so here’s the deal with this one. I’m not really sure WHEN said magazine was out in stores and included an interview with Club Tattoo co-owner Sean Dowdell and Chester just answering a few questions. It said November 2010 on their site, but the cover said February 2011 and the date that the article was posted was in March 2011, so yeah. But it’s a Chester thing; we don’t care when it was posted, right? It’s a great interview and Chester speaks out on tattoos and owning Club Tattoo as well as wanting to become a tattoo designer.
Chester Bennington on what makes a good tattoo:
“A good tattoo to me is one that makes our client beam with excitement or cry because it captured the emotional intent behind the piece. Also, the best pieces are always original and make people who don’t have a tattoo want to get a tattoo.”
Chester Bennington on becoming co-owner of Club Tattoo:
“I wanted to become a partner in Club Tattoo for many reasons. Most importantly, Sean and Thora Dowdell. We have been like family for close to 17 years. I love Club Tattoo as much as I love my bands. Sean came to me around ten years ago, after he and Thora had brought Club Tattoo to the top shop position year in and year out … He asked me if I’d like to become a partner and bring as much attention as I can to the studio. We trust each other completely and it also gives us something to do together outside of music.”
Chester Bennington on balancing music and Club Tattoo:
“Honestly, it is not difficult at all. Sean and Thora are the perfect partners. They are the life, heart and soul of this company. We are all ambitious and desire the same things. We want Club Tattoo to rise to the top of premier tattoo studios in the world. They work as hard, or even harder, on Club Tattoo as I do on Linkin Park.”
Chester Bennington on tattooing:
“I have considered tattooing before. I was positive that I’d be working at Club Tattoo if the music thing didn’t pan out. I’ve actually been thinking about training and doing one-of-a-kind pieces for clients who are the highest bidder. Maybe doing one a year, so that the pieces remain very exclusive.”
Chester Bennington on his own tattoos:
“My favorite tattoo is the one across my chest. It has the initials of my wife and I and all of our children. I love my flames too. I think they may be more famous than me. They have really become a part of my identity. When I meet fans on the street, nine out of ten times someone grabs my arms and asks to see the flames.”
Linkin Park have tweeted that ALL of the official European Tour Bootlegs are available for download.
All of the official tour bootlegs from our recent tour in Europe are now online and ready for download. http://t.co/hYYrIWl
This is an excerpt from Chester’s interview on Kerrang! yesterday’s issue. He talks about his addiction to alcohol and how he could be intimidating to people around him when drunk.
The 35-year-old rocker is frontman of the nu-metal group, and has spoken in the past about his battles with alcohol when the band were at the height of their fame.
Chester, who says by 2006 he was “a full-blown, raging alcoholic”, regrets being argumentative back in those days.
“People didn’t want to talk to me about things that might cause a confrontation because I would be irate. I had no idea I was such a nightmare,” he confessed in an interview with Kerrang! magazine.
Chester feels he is in a much better place nowadays, and is happy to say he no longer consumes alcohol. He feels confident he will never return to his alcoholic ways.
“I don’t drink, and that’s the most important thing right there,” he enthused.
“I choose to be sober now, I choose not to drink. I have drunk over the last six years since I started my journey and thankfully it’s not turned into anything bad.
“But what it comes down to is that I just don’t want to be that person anymore. I don’t have all the emotional stuff and all the turmoil going on all the time anymore. I’ve gotten comfortable with being out of all that stuff.”
The rocker also took the time to consider the next Linkin Park album, which is in the process of being made. He argues that it should be very different to their 2010 offering A Thousand Suns.
“We want it to be different than A Thousand Suns. I don’t want to explain how because I don’t want to put an idea into people’s heads. The music is great and well ahead of where we were expecting to be,” he enthused.
“It will probably get a very polarised reaction, which pleases me. As an artist, I want a reaction.”
The new July issue of Kerrang! magazine has a great interview with Chester as well as a new photoshoot picture. This is the interview that sparked the #ChestersNose hashtag on Twitter. Chester tweeted about the hashtag, saying:
My nose has developed quite a big ego with all of the #chestersnose business. You can now follow my nose @ChestersNose. It has become quite full of itself with all of it’s new found fame.
Personally, I think Chester has a cute nose! Check out the interview and the HQ picture in the gallery!