on September 26th, 2011
Posted on September 9th by said website, Chester did an over the phone interview with them. The interview is in Indonesian, but from what Chester talks about you can understand what the question was. Chester talks about Mike being a ‘genius’, “A Thousand Suns”, Transformers soundtrack, whether he’s a cat person or a dog person and more.
Last night Linkin Park played in Singapore, their last show for this year’s Asian tour. The Internet blew up with amazing pictures, I have uploaded 100 so far.
UPDATE: I have added 40 more pictures including two M&G (?) pictures, thanks Leila!
Previously I posted about Chester and Joe visiting the Lotus Renault GP garage, Chester left a message on Linkin Park’s Facebook page telling us about it.
Having a blast in Singapore. Yesterday, we got a tour of the track and met several F1 drivers. Here’s a photo with us and Force India driver Adrian Sutil. We play for 40,000 people tonight following the race. Can’t wait. -Chester
I have also added 90 more pictures from LP’s show in Bangkok!
Yesterday Chester and Joe visited the team’s garage in Singapore where they perform at the F1 gig today. I have added 23 pictures of them visiting the garage… Imma add more later. See what Chester has to say about it.
“We’re so thrilled to be performing for F1 fans in Singapore. We had an amazing tour of the Lotus Renault GP garage and we wish Bruno, Vitaly and the entire team a successful weekend”, said Chester Bennington, the band’s lead singer.
Seems like Chester has broken his left arm… We have no information on how it happened, I hope he’s alright. :/
It has been rumoured that Linkin Park will be featured on the new Twilight ‘Breaking Dawn’ Soundtrack. No official information has been released from the guys but here is the track list for the film.
Rumored Soundtrack listing.
1. Too late – Muse
2. Love me like the world is ending – Ben Lee
3. Someone like you – Adele
4. Sister Rosetta – Noisettes
5. Line of danger – Linkin Park
6. Disease – Paramore
7. Cup half empty – Claire Leah
8. It will rain – Bruno Mars
9. Corner of the room – The Fray
10. Falling – Coldplay
11. Tumble weed – Foo Fighters
12. Up all night – Blink-182
13. I’m sorry – Anya Marina
15. In the dark – 100 Monkeys
16. Heartbeat – Eminem
17. Savve her – Carter Burwell
18. I go to sleep – Sia
More information on the soundtrack will be released on the 26th September 2011. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack is released on the 8th November 2011. Hopefully we will receive more information from Linkin Park nearer the time. Check out more information here.
Check out this video of Chester shouting out Thai fans as well as announcing the show in Bangkok which will take place today.
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Also, I found this ATS Promo picture of Mike on Facebook. I don’t know if that’s legitimately him on Facebook, and no I don’t mean a profile but a subscriber page. Legit or not? Check it here.
On a side note check out another video coverage of Linkin Park’s show in Jakarta.
Seems like Jakarta blew up after the Linkin Park concert there on Wednesday. Lots of material we got!
First of all I have added
150+ pictures 250+, some of them are just amazing.
Secondly; M&G pictures! Linkin Park Fans Indonesia attended the show and M&G and have shared their pictures on their website, so go HERE to check them out.
And now, I have come across three different Indonesian Video Coverages of the LP Show featuring various moments from it.
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on September 22nd, 2011
under: Rob Bourdon
JakrtaGlobe has done several interviews with various Linkin Park members the past few days. Looks like it’s Rob’s turn now! He talked to them before the concert in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Nu metal rockers Linkin Park performed to an eager crowd on Wednesday night at Bung Karno Stadium in South Jakarta.
The show was one of the final stops on the band’s A Thousand Suns world tour, which kicked off last October. After two more stops in Bangkok and Singapore, the members of Linkin Park will return home to the United States.
Wednesday night’s show was Linkin Park’s second appearance in Indonesia. It first performed here in 2004.
Fans Donie Ajo, 21, and Galang Ajieprayoga, 20, remembered being too young to attend the 2004 show in Ancol, North Jakarta. They said they lived outside the capital and they had not been allowed to skip school to go to the concert.
Galang, now a university student, said there was no way he was going to miss Wednesday’s show and the chance finally to see his favorite band play live.
“I’m even a member of LPU,” he said, referring to Linkin Park Underground, the band’s official fan club.
To pay for the concert ticket, which cost between Rp 550,000 and Rp 2.5 million ($60 and $280), Galang said he was prepared to sell his mobile phone, though it didn’t actually come to that. He said he managed to get together enough money to secure himself a good seat.
Donie, who works as a waiter, said he did not mind splashing out for a ticket. He bought one of the cheapest tickets, off to the side of the stage, and arrived at the venue early to make sure he could get a good seat.
Galang, Donie and all the other fans were rewarded with a balanced set of new material and old favorites. Linkin Park played a total of 23 songs drawn from its first three albums, “Hybrid Theory” (2000), “Meteora” (2003) and “Minutes to Midnight” (2006), as well as its newest album, “A Thousand Suns,” which was released last September.
The concert began around 8:30 p.m. with “The Requiem,” a track from the new album. When the band moved into “Papercut,” from its first album, the crowd went wild.
The band proceeded to pump up the volume with “Given Up,” from “Minutes to Midnight,” “New Divide,” which was featured on the soundtrack for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” and “Faint,” from “Meteora.”
In an interview before the show, drummer Rob Bourdon said the band always tried to pick songs that they thought would do justice to each album in its live shows. He added that the band took note of fan reactions and concert reviews after each show and tour.
“We have a few different set lists that we alternate each night, so each night we will play something different,” he said. “There are certain songs that we’ve been playing for over 10 years, but on a certain night, you can just be in the moment and really enjoy the song.”
If they ever start to feel bored playing certain hits, Bourdon said all they needed to do was look out at the audience and feed off the fans’ enthusiasm for the music.
“When you see them, it’s really hard not to be excited about it,” he said. Bourdon said the band always looked forward to playing in places like Jakarta, where audiences do not get to see a lot of international performers.
He said touring was always about finding a balance between performing and mixing music in the studio. The band is already working on new material for its fifth album. Bourdon added that the band was always writing something to keep the creative juices flowing.
He said the process of recording 2006’s “Minutes to Midnight” had brought the band to a new creative level, one that involved all of the members writing and sharing ideas and material.
“ ‘Minutes to Midnight’ is the first time we kinda broke down the box, the walls and the rules, but we had a lot of struggle to do that,” Bourdon said.
He said the band’s latest album, “A Thousand Suns,” captured this newfound synergy between the members. Bourdon also thanked producer Mike Rubin for his input on the new album.
By trying to balance the expectations of both old and new fans, Bourdon said Linkin Park was experiencing an artistic revolution as they challenged themselves to create something new. “[But] we are still the same band that made ‘Hybrid Theory’ and ‘Meteora,’ ” he said.
After heading home from the lengthy world tour, the members of Linkin Park will have a few weeks to relax before their next show in Florida in October. After that, the band plans to get back into the studio to work on the new album.