7 Jun

Mike Shinoda's Blog

Imagine opening your birthday presents by yourself, alone.  Imagine having no one to look in the eye, sharing the excitement of each new thing.

Now imagine opening those presents, surrounded by the people you love.  There’s something better about sharing an exciting moment with other people.

Growing up, when one of my favorite bands released a new album, it was an event.  I used to leave school at lunchtime with my friends to drive to the store and buy it.  We would rip open the packages and put one in, and listen to it together, eating lunch in the car.  We would shout over the music, rewind our favorite parts, play songs over.  It recently occurred to me how sad it is that so much of that experience has been lost.  Albums leak, release dates are spread out over the course of weeks, and often, people hear an album alone…

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Tickets, Meet & Greet and Music For Relief

31 May

Music For Relief is a grassroots effort comprised of musicians, music industry professionals and fans who believe that together we can create positive change. Established in 2005, it’s initial aim was to provide aid for those affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Now, it has broadened and achieved many accomplishments.

This year, Linkin Park has announced various tour dates, including the Honda Civic Tour with Incubus.

Music For Relief is opening up an auction for fans to bid on TICKETS and MEET & GREET for European shows like the Maxidrom Festival in Moscow, Rock Port Festival in Odessa and the show in St. Petersburg. The proceeds will benefit Music For Relief and their cause.

For those of you who are not in the Linkin Park Underground, this is a great opportunity for you to participate in a Meet & Greet event with Linkin Park! DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS CHANCE!

To fans who are not able to bid on the auction due to financial reasons, do not fret! Music For Relief is looking for volunteers at various festivals across Europe where Linkin Park is playing and volunteers will receive a FREE TICKET TO THE SHOW!

Volunteers will be expected to talk to fans about Music for Relief, distribute earplugs, bandanas and be comfortable taking donations. Volunteer experience is for the day that Linkin Park is playing only.

So, what are you waiting for?! If you reside in Europe or are going there this holiday, visit http://www.musicforrelief.org/main for all the information now!

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#LinkinParkScavengerHunt: Final Wrap-Up

31 May

Mike Shinoda's Blog

This is the continuation of an earlier post here.  It is the second half of the Linkin Park Scavenger Hunt story, a worldwide event over the course of the past few weeks. Written by LPAssociation.com

Puzzle #4 (Continued) – May 15, 2012 – Chicago, IL

The second half of the Linkin Park Scavenger Hunt began where we left off in Chicago, where a clue awaited us at the aptly-titled Lincoln Park Zoo. Linkin Park fans were instructed to visit the zoo’s Gateway Pavilion during regular business hours on May 15th to collect the next piece of the puzzle. Back on message boards and the Twittersphere, LP fans eagerly anticipated new developments upon the opening of the zoo at 10am local time. Thirty minutes went by without any news. Then an hour. Then two. The community soon became restless and started questioning whether we had overlooked something along the way…

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