Linkin Park have launched a new series of remixes inspired by their 2002 remix album “Reanimation.” The first track in the series, a remix of “One Step Closer” that was done by 100 Gecs, can be found below. Linkin Park commented:
“Keeping the #HT20 celebration going into 2021 will be a series of new reanimated tracks. Part of the spirit of ‘Reanimation‘ was to take the ‘Hybrid Theory‘ songs that people knew so well, and let innovative artists flip them in ways nobody expected.”
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) has invited fans to submit a song for a chance to have him produce their music live on Twitch. He said the following about that:
“For 2021, I wanted to find a way to give back to my amazing community online. I’m looking for vocalists, rappers, and songwriters who need help getting to the next level. If I find someone great, I’ll produce their track, live on my Twitch channel. There’s no formal contest, just an intention. The fans on Twitch will help me find the right vocalists. my only “rules” are 1.) I’m not doing vocals, 2.) I’d like the artist to only contribute vocals and one instrument, nothing filled-out, just the “song,” and 3.) no back-seat producing, the track has to be in my hands until I feel like I’m done. If you want to participate, go talk to the fans on Twitch.tv/OfficialMikeShinoda“
A new video has been released for Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda‘s remix of Deftones and Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger.” That clip recently debuted during the first night of the virtual Adult Swim Festival. Shinoda’s remix will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”
Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda‘s remix of Deftones and Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger” is now available to stream below. As previously reported, a video for the track will also debut during the virtual Adult Swim Festival on November 13 at 9:12pm PDT. Shinoda’s remix will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”
Deftones will be premiering a video for Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda‘s remix of “Passenger” during the virtual Adult Swim Festival. That event will take place on November 13-14 with the aforementioned video set to debut at 9:12pm PDT on night one. Shinoda’s remix will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”
Funko will be releasing a “Pop! Albums” figure based on the cover art for Linkin Park’s “Hybrid Theory” in honor of the record’s 20th anniversary. The figure is expected to be released in late January and it can be pre-ordered HERE.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Hybrid Theory,” Fever 333 and Grandson have released some new Linkin Park covers as part of Spotify‘s “Spotify Singles” series. Fever 333 chose to take on “In The End,” while Grandson chose to take on “One Step Closer.“
Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler commented:
“I will never forget that overcast morning in Los Angeles walking from my locker in the F building down the now infamous 11 stair handrail at Westchester High (now of numerous skate vids fame) toward the bungalows that housed my algebra 2 education and being stopped by my only website building homie to tell me of this ‘awesome new band he found called Linkin Park.’ ‘In The End’ was the song that made me believe that rap and rock still belonged together.
I studied their tasteful marriage of the two styles from that moment on and created my own music with that in mind. I wish I could tell my 14-year-old self that one day I’d receive a DM from Mike Shinoda about him liking my music. I wish even more that I could tell my younger self he’d offer to share his talents and energy with me to make more music. I don’t think 14-year-old me would believe it, though. 35-year-old me still doesn’t.”
“I first heard ‘In The End‘ when I was just a kid, illegally downloaded it off Kazaa when I was like ten and learned all of Mike’s verses. Then 10 years later I played the Forum with Mike in front of thousands of people. Chester is an all-time great, and I could never try and sing like he does. We had to pitch the song down just so I could come close to hitting the notes in this song. I just wanted to try and pay homage and do this incredible song justice.”
While discussing the 20th anniversary of “Hybrid Theory” with Metal Hammer, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda said that he felt like there was a lack of diversity within rock music until nü-metal came onto the scene. He also added that this was especially true of hair metal, which “felt like very white music.”
Shinoda said the following:
“At the time, if you asked somebody what they were listening to they’d say… ‘Rock. I listen to hip hop. I listen to jazz.’ It wasn’t until five years later they’d say, ‘Everything’. ‘Hybrid Theory‘ did some of that work. It was part of the progression towards breaking down boundaries between styles of music.
I listened to 90% rap music, then I’d look at a lot of rock bands and I’d be like, ‘There’s something too white’ [about it]. That was one of the things that turned me off, especially hair metal. Hair metal felt like very white music and I was growing up in a very diverse city so I didn’t gravitate to it. That didn’t resonate with me. And it wasn’t just about race. I don’t mean the color of skin. I just mean the culture of it. When nü-metal started at the very beginning, it was a very diverse place.’
“There was a moment when that term, nü-metal and what it meant, was actually pretty cool. It’s almost impossible to imagine! I remember when Korn first came out and when Deftones’ first couple of albums came out, and whatever you think about a group like Limp Bizkit, their first album was really raw. There were all these groups like Snot and (hed)p.e., and it wasn’t smart music, but there was something really visceral and culture blending that was important.”
Linkin Park’s “Hybrid Theory” has re-entered Billboard’s “Album Sales” chart at No. 3. According to Billboard, the album sold 17,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending on October 15. This news comes after the group released a 20th anniversary edition of the record on October 9.