Mike Shinoda Teases Animated “World’s On Fire” Video

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda recently teased his new animated video for “World’s On Fire“ during an appearance at the Crunchyroll industry panel at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA. The full clip is expected to be released later this summer. The track appears on his solo album “Post Traumatic.“ Shinoda commented:

“My music and anime have had a long history crossing paths, from the fan videos edited over Linkin Park’s music, to our original video for ‘Breaking The Habit’. This new video for ‘World’s On Fire’ is a lighthearted video that focuses on a female protagonist as she learns to control her unique power.”

[via Blabbermouth]


Mike Shinoda Premieres “I.O.U.” Music Video

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has premiered a new video for his song “I.O.U.“ This track is from his solo album “Post Traumatic.“

Mike Shinoda Streams “Prove You Wrong” & “What The Words Meant”

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is streaming “Prove You Wrong” and “What The Words Meant“ off the deluxe edition of his solo album “Post Traumatic.” Those songs were previously only available on a bonus 10” that was included with the limited edition vinyl version of the effort and they can now be heard below. In other news, Shinoda has also clarified some recent comments he made regarding the possibility of Linkin Park moving on with a new singer:

Mike Shinoda On The Possibility Of Linkin Park Moving Forward With A New Singer: “It Has To Happen Naturally”

During a recent interview with Rock Antenne, Mike Shinoda talked a bit about the future of Linkin Park. When asked about the possibility of the band moving forward with a new singer, he seemed open to the idea, but said it would have to “happen naturally.”

Shinoda said the following about his bandmates:

“I see the other guys here and there—not all together usually. Usually it’s just one on one. But I’m sure we’re gonna get together soon and just hang out—hang out and see what’s up.”

He also added the following when asked about finding someone to fill in for the late Chester Bennington:

“That’s not my goal right now. I think it has to happen naturally. And if we find somebody that’s a great person that we think is a good personality fit and a good stylistic fit, then I could see trying to do some stuff with somebody. Not for the sake of replacing… I wouldn’t wanna ever feel like we were replacing Chester.”

He continued:

“There’s a couple of things. One: we all thrive making and performing music, and so to not do that, I think, is hard. It definitely would be hard for me. I didn’t wanna spend the last year not doing it, and I knew that the band was not ready to do it, so I wanted to go do it myself.

Similarly, though, I know the other guys, they love to get onstage, they love to be in the studio, and so to not do that would be—I don’t know—almost unhealthy. If doing that means that we need to have some other people in the mix in order to do it and do it well, then we would do that. And the other thing is, out of respect to the fans.

I think there are many fans that want to continue to see the guys onstage and wanna continue to hear the music, and if we put a show up online, they’ll wanna come. So as long as that connection and interest is there, I think that’s a driving force to figure it out. But, like I said before, it has to happen naturally. I’m not running out and putting up ‘vocalist wanted’ posters. I think that’s wholly inappropriate and probably a terrible idea.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mike Shinoda Announces European/UK Tour

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) has announced a European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/02 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
03/03 Bremen, GER – Pier 2
03/05 Hanover, GER – Swiss Life Hall
03/06 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
03/08 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
03/09 Paris, FRA – Zenith
03/10 London, UK – Roundhouse
03/12 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena
03/14 Milan, ITA – Fabrique
03/15 Padova, ITA – GT Geox
03/17 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
03/18 Munich, GER – Zenith
03/19 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
03/21 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
03/22 Ludwidgsburg, GER – MHP Arena
03/23 Luxembourg, LUX – Luxexpo

Vinyl Edition Of Mike Shinoda’s “Post Traumatic” To Include Two Previously Unreleased Songs

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) will be releasing a new limited edition vinyl version of his solo album “Post Traumatic” on December 7. It will come with a bonus 10” featuring two previously unreleased tracks, including “Prove You Wrong” and “What The Words Meant“, and pre-orders can be found HERE.