Linkin Park To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Hybrid Theory” In October

Linkin Park will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “Hybrid Theory“ on October 9. The effort will be available in a number of different formats, including a limited edition super deluxe box set. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

The super deluxe box set will come with the following:

5 CDs:

01. “Hybrid Theory”
02. “Reanimation”
03. “B-Side Rarities”
04. “LPU Rarities”
05. “Forgotten Demos”

3 DVDs:

01. “Frat Party At The Pankake Festival”
02. “Live Projekt Revolution 2002” (never-before-released)
03. “Live At The Fillmore 2001” // “Live At Rock Am Ring 2001”

3 LPs:

01. “Hybrid Theory”
02. “Reanimation
03. “Hybrid Theory EP”

Extras:

* 80-page book featuring contributions from the band and previously unseen photos
* Cassette reproduction of original 2-track street team sampler
* 18×24 Poster of Chester Bennington
* 3 Lithographs featuring new art by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, and Frank Maddocks
* Replica tour laminate

The band commented:

“It’s incredible to think it’s been 20 years since ‘Hybrid Theory‘ was released. All gratitude to our fans who made this epic journey we started 20 years ago possible. We dedicate our music to you. We rededicate our ‘Hybrid Theory‘ to you.”

You can find a demo version of “She Couldn’t” from the release below:

Linkin Park Teasing “Secret Project” With An Interactive Old-School Computer

Linkin Park are teasing a “secret project” with an interactive old-school computer. You can check that out and dig through the various files, emails, etc. on linkinpark.com. It is assumed that this is related to the band’s 20th anniversary celebration for “Hybrid Theory.“

Mike Shinoda Says Linkin Park Are Planning Something “Very Cool” For The 20th Anniversary Of “Hybrid Theory”

Linkin Park’s debut album “Hybrid Theory” will be turning 20 in October and it looks like the band are still planning to celebrate the milestone. Mike Shinoda recently appeared in a Kerrang! Face-To-Face video and said that the group “have something coming that [he] think[s] is very cool.”

Shinoda said the following when asked about the anniversary:

“I don’t know what I should say about it. We’re planning some fun stuff. All I’ll say is that we’ve put some work in — not just the band. In fact, I’d say the label and management and the folks who have been with us for a long time and worked on our stuff along the way… We’ve done our best to kind of go to a lot of people who are family, in a sense, and say, ‘What do you think we should do? What would be a good kind of celebration of ‘Hybrid Theory’?’ and try to do our best to actually do a bunch of those ideas.

The LINKIN PARK fanbase is one of the most creative and active fanbases out there. The problem, for me, is that if I’m not allowed to divulge information because I want it to be a surprise, then the creative fanbase starts jumping out and imagining things. They come up with their own great ideas, and then once in a while, those great ideas are better than our ideas. [Laughs]

So I would urge the fanbase to just let it happen. And don’t come up with ideas of what we ought to do, because your ideas might be better than ours. But we do have something coming that I think is very cool. And I’m excited for — what is it? The end of October, right?”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Officially Reveals Details For “Dropped Frames, Vol. 2”

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) has officially revealed the details for volume two of his “Dropped Frames” series. The effort will be released on July 31 and the cover art and track listing can be found below:

“Dropped Frames, Vol. 2” Track Listing:

01. “Transitions”
02. “Crystalina”
03. “Julio’s Revenge”
04. “Isolation Bird” (featuring Money Mark)
05. “Side Scrolling”
06. “Dungeon Crawler”
07. “Dog Whistles”
08. “Astral” (featuring Elise Trouw)
09. “Sunset Drive”
10. “Channeling Pt. 2” (featuring Dan Mayo)
11. “King Paprika”
12. “Party Meow”

Green Day, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, Etc. Sign Open Letter Demanding Politicians To Get Clearance Before Using Their Songs

Green Day, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and more have partnered with the Artist Rights Alliance to demand politicians to get proper clearances before using their music at rallies and other public appearances. The artists sent an open letter to the Democratic and Republican National, Congressional, and Senatorial committees and they are seeking to get a response by August 10.

Here’s the full letter:

“Dear Campaign Committees:

As artists, activists, and citizens, we ask you to pledge that all candidates you support will seek consent from featured recording artists and songwriters before using their music in campaign and political settings. This is the only way to effectively protect your candidates from legal risk, unnecessary public controversy, and the moral quagmire that comes from falsely claiming or implying an artist’s support or distorting an artists’ expression in such a high stakes public way.

This is not a new problem. Or a partisan one. Every election cycle brings stories of artists and songwriters frustrated to find their work being used in settings that suggest endorsement or support of political candidates without their permission or consent.

Being dragged unwillingly into politics in this way can compromise an artist’s personal values while disappointing and alienating fans – with great moral and economic cost. For artists that do choose to engage politically in campaigns or other contexts, this kind of unauthorized public use confuses their message and undermines their effectiveness. Music tells powerful stories and drives emotional connection and engagement – that’s why campaigns use it, after all! But doing so without permission siphons away that value.

The legal risks are clear. Campaign uses of music can violate federal and (in some cases) state copyrights in both sound recordings and musical compositions. Depending on the technology used to copy and broadcast these works, multiple exclusive copyrights, including both performance and reproduction, could be infringed. In addition, these uses impact creators’ rights of publicity and branding, potentially creating exposure for trademark infringement, dilution, or tarnishment under the Lanham Act and giving rise to claims for false endorsement, conversion, and other common law and statutory torts. When campaign commercials or advertisements are involved, a whole additional host of rules and regulations regarding campaign fundraising (including undisclosed and potentially unlawful ‘in-kind’ contributions), finance, and communications could also potentially be breached.

More importantly, falsely implying support or endorsement from an artist or songwriter is dishonest and immoral. It undermines the campaign process, confuses the voting public, and ultimately distorts elections. It should be anathema to any honest candidate to play off this kind of uncertainty or falsely leave the impression of an artist’s or songwriter’s support.

Like all other citizens, artists have the fundamental right to control their work and make free choices regarding their political expression and participation. Using their work for political purposes without their consent fundamentally breaches those rights – an invasion of the most hallowed, even sacred personal interests.

No politician benefits from forcing a popular artist to publicly disown and reject them. Yet these unnecessary controversies inevitably draw even the most reluctant or apolitical artists off the sidelines, compelling them to explain the ways they disagree with candidates wrongfully using their music. And on social media and in the culture at large, it’s the politicians that typically end up on the wrong side of those stories.

For all these reasons, we urge you to establish clear policies requiring campaigns supported by your committees to seek the consent of featured recording artists, songwriters, and copyright owners before publicly using their music in a political or campaign setting. Funding, logistical support, and participation in committee programs, operations, and events should be contingent on this pledge, and its terms should be clearly stated in writing in your bylaws, operating guidelines, campaign manuals, or where you establish any other relevant rules, requirements, or conditions of support.

Please let us know by August 10th how you plan to accomplish these changes.”

[via Loudwire]

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) To Release “Dropped Frames, Vol. 2” This Week

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) will be releasing the second volume of his “Dropped Frames” series later this week. He confirmed the news during a recent livestream on Twitch by sharing some folders featuring the words “Dropped Frames Volume 2 Coming This Week.” He has since revealed the cover art as well.

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Shares Past Live Cover Of Linkin Park’s “In The End”

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn recently paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington by sharing footage of himself covering Linkin Park‘s “In The End“ during a live performance three years ago. You can check that out below:

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3 years ago we performed this song at my birthday bash after learning of Chester’s horrible death only a couple of days before. We were shocked and saddened, and I think most of us were still recovering from Chris Cornell’s sudden and tragic death, when this came along and hit us like a ton of bricks. I know people are gonna pooh pooh this, but I don’t give a shit. I love Linkin Park, I saw them before the first record even dropped opening for Orgy at the Maritime hall. I saw them almost every time they came to the Bay Area, and they always put on a fantastic fucking show. Played numerous festivals with them, saw them in Paris France doing promotion for the blackening, and I saw them again in Belarus well getting ready to tour for bloodstone and diamonds. I know Chester‘s passing was yesterday, but it seemed appropriate to share this heartfelt cover. Shout out to J-Mac for bringing it on the chorus. #linkinpark #chesterbennington

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Bad Wolves Share Cover Of Linkin Park’s “Crawling”

Yesterday (July 20), Bad Wolves paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington by sharing their cover of Linkin Park‘s “Crawling.” The track was previously only available via the band’s Patreon.

Bad Wolves commented:

“Three years ago today we lost one of the greatest voices in modern rock #ChesterBennington. Depression, addiction and suicidal ideation destroys more lives then you can imagine. But there is a deeper story.

For the adult survivor of child abuse, these wounds will never heal. They show up in our waking moments, they tell us we are not enough, that we weren’t worth being protected that we will never be loved. They drive us to self destructive behavior, drugs, alcoholism, workaholism or into the arms of abuser after abuser damning us to repeat the same failed attempts at normalcy until we finally learn how to heal our desecrated innocence.

These are the experiences of the children who are lucky enough to get out alive. Rock Music has told the tales of these horrific abuses for a long time. All to often the artists is unaware of how many lives will be touched by the courage to speak his/her truth. Now we are seeing why.

The statistics of trafficking are outrageously disproportionate to the conversation we are having in our media and with our politicians. We as a people need to stop focusing on the manufactured separatism through racism and political affiliations to realize that our children are gravely in danger. It’s uncomfortable to look at but it’s time.”

Linkin Park Send Cease And Desist Order After Donald Trump Shares Video Featuring Their Music

Linkin Park sent Donald Trump a cease and desist order after he recently shared a fan-made campaign video featuring their song “In The End” on his official Twitter account. The controversial clip has since been removed. Linkin Park tweeted the following:

It’s also worth noting that the late Chester Bennington previously called out Trump prior to his tragic death:

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Says The Second Volume Of His “Dropped Frames” Series Is Already Finished

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) recently released a mostly instrumental solo album, titled “Dropped Frames, Vol. 1,” and now it looks like more new music is on the way. During a recent interview with Forbes, Shinoda confirmed that volume two has already been completed and that volume three is in the works.

Shinoda said the following:

“These albums, ‘Dropped Frames‘ is gonna be the first of at least three. I’ve got the second one done and the third one is in progress. And I say in progress, basically it’s just tightening up and mixing stuff that I made on the stream. But certainly it’s a thing I wouldn’t have done unless I was in this situation that I’m in right now.

It’s also funny cause it’s clearly not for everybody. Instrumental music is not your way to the Billboard top five (laughs). But anybody who knows my discography knows I’ve done instrumentals often, on every record, every couple of records there [are] instrumental tracks.

A few different instrumental pieces that have gone to film and TV as well. I feel like there is a poetry to the instrumental that it leaves an openness to interpretation in terms of the content that is a lot of fun. And I haven’t ever done that before on a full-length album.”

He also added that he is “trying to get them out a month apart from each other.”