Members of successful rock bands having side projects or solo careers is nothing new, and it's become even more common as technology has made it easier to record and distribute music. But one conundrum remains: Which ideas go where? And how do you prevent the projects from cannibalizing each other both creatively and commercially?
If anyone knows that situation, it's Chester Bennington, the singer-songwriter of two successful rock outfits: Linkin Park (who plan to have a new LP out next year) and his Dead By Sunrise, which released its long-percolating debut LP earlier this month.
At the Ulalume Music Festival last weekend, Bennington explained how he can tell what goes where. "I can kind of tell like which songs are a little too grungy, a little too punk-driven [for Linkin Park]."
Bennington also said that the collaborative process with Linkin Park helps make the decision as well. "On a song like 'Let Down,' which I felt really strongly about, I really wanted that song not to change. I didn't want to go in and change the words, I didn't want to change any of the vibe, and I knew that would happen a lot taking it to Linkin Park. So it was pretty easy to figure that out."
However, he admitted that the decision is often not quite so simple.
"As time went on it got easier," he said. "I hear a song like 'Condemned' in my head and I know that's probably not going to end up on a Linkin Park record. But now it's getting really difficult, because Linkin Park is going in so many directions it's kind of hard to figure out which songs are which."
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SHOCKHOUND: How did your bandmates in Linkin Park react to the idea of doing this?
BENNINGTON: It was actually Mike Shinoda's idea. [Linkin Park] weren't going to go on tour, but we released "New Divide" and it kind of blew up, so we decided to do a quick, five-week world tour.
Dari Twitter-nya Amir:
"Crawl Back In" is officially a top 10 hit on the Billboard Active Rock Chart
MSDC x SURU
Xander Remix Limited Edition
Mike Shinoda’s fourth Remix Series™ collaboration with DC, the shoe model last (Xander) was created from the ground up by Shinoda, with this latest incarnation featuring a new colorway and SURU logos on the heel, tongue, lateral side, and insole.
This series is limited to only 500 pairs, and will ship November 23rd.
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Tell me about about your understanding of money and how it works in the creative industries.
My art show, “Glorious Excess Dies” is about this idea. It’s about obsession with celebrity culture, consumer addiction, and fascination with excess; how our opinions are shaped by viral news and our idols, and what it all looks like to me.
There’s a saying in the music industry: “as soon as you can afford everything, they give it to you for free.” Maybe the bottom line is that I don’t know how money and fame work yet, but I know that sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with them to an unhealthy degree.
Bennington said LP are once again working with producer Rick Rubin — who produced their last effort, 2007's Minutes to Midnight — on the new album. And, yes, they're still sticking to the concept Bennington had first mentioned last year, only, you know, with a slightly different, slightly more realistic twist.
"It's like, 'Oh, let's go and make this giant opus that no one's ever done. It's going to cost billions of dollars and take forever.' And we're like, 'Wait a second, it's going to cost billions of dollars and take forever,' " he laughed. "So we might need to just make a record and still try to do a concept but figure out a way to do it without actually waiting another five or six years to put out a record, to try to pull off all the grandiose insanity we were thinking of doing. And we're doing that. So I would imagine, I'm guessing even conservatively, that we'll probably have a record out by June of next year."
Bennington said that, in keeping with Linkin Park tradition, the new album will be sonically adventurous and that it might even feature a few tunes he'd intended for Dead by Sunrise's follow-up to Ashes.
"It's kind of funny, because I wrote a song, and I was positive it was a Dead by Sunrise song, and I was in the studio playing it, and Brad [Delson] goes, 'You are putting that down right now!' " he said. "And I was like, 'Well, apparently that's a Linkin Park song.' The song is called 'Fucking Awesome' by the way."
Sounds rad. And though he's pushing hard on the new Linkin Park album, Bennington's not quite finished with Dead by Sunrise — not by a long shot, it would seem.
"We are going to tour, and we are going to make more records," he said.
01. Do What We Did (Demo) (feat. Styles of Beyond)
02. Kenji (Interview Version)
03. Tools Of The Trade (Demo)
04. Where'd You Joe? (WYG Remix by Mr. Hahn)
05. Strange Things (Demo)
06. Believe Me (Mike Shinoda Club Remix)
07. Start It All Up (Demo)
08. Move On (Demo) (feat. Mr. Hahn)
Tanggal 24 Oktober 2009 adalah hari yang dinanti oleh fans LP di dunia.
Taukah kenapa? karena pada Sabtu, 24 Oktober 2009 adalah hari International Day!
International Day adalah hari memperingati peluncuran pertama album Linkin Park, yaitu Hybrid Theory.
Untuk lebih jelas, klik di *SINI*.
Dan bagi pengguna Twitter, jadikan #linkinparkday sebagai trending topic!
FROMAN: Dead by Sunrise has more of a metal feel to it than Linkin Park, is this a sound you are looking to pursue?
DEAD BY SUNRISE (CHESTER): I wouldn't say it's metal so much...I think it has more of a grungy sound to it, but there are metal elements to the record, and that's a style we also like.
FROMAN: Everyone has a couple guilty pleasure songs mine is Boz Scaggs- Lido Shuffle, I love that dumb ass song. What's your favorite guilty pleasure band/song?
CHESTER: You Spin Me Right 'Round – Dead Or Alive
FROMAN: If you were to go to the P section in the artist list on your ipod, what would the first artist that comes up?
FROMAN: Out of all the years of being a musician what was your favorite year?
CHESTER: This one by far.
Google plans to launch a music service, Wired.com has confirmed with sources familiar with the situation. Next to nothing is known about the service at this point, rumored to be called “Google Music,” “Google Audio,” or “One Box,” although we have confirmed that it will be announced next Wednesday, and that it will link out to two music services: Lala and iLike.
Lala, iLike, “and others” will announce the service next Wednesday at Capital Records Music in Hollywood, California, with musical guests OneRepublic plus members of Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise.
OOA juga nenduduki peringkat #12 di Rock Albums, #9 di Digital Albums dan Alternative Albums, serta #5 di Hard Rock Albums.
01 - "Foreword" (Intro)
"Foreword" is just an intro. If you know what Foley work is, it's my first attempt at Foley work. Basically, it's noises I made in the studio breaking things. We have this CD player and CD burner attached to my computer, which basically just ate shit during the writing process. It gave Chester and I such a hard time! Burning CDs which should have taken a minute were taking 20 minutes, 30 minutes, to an hour. I just got so frustrated with the thing, I put it to the side knowing that I was going to beat it with a baseball bat and that's what I did. I smashed it with a baseball bat on metal table.
In our interview you talk about partying hard. What do you mean by that?
It could have meant going to a strip club and having a few drinks. It could have meant staying at home and watching the waves break and drinking Jack and Cokes all day. Or it could have turned into a four- or five-day drug-and-alcohol binge, pushing yourself to the limits of your mind. I think the one common denominator in all that stuff is no matter what I was doing, there was always alcohol…and there was a lot of it. I would sit there with my guitar all day and write songs and get drunk. And when you’re drunk, if somebody said, “Hey let’s go do this particular drug, or that particular drug, or a combination of all of them,” you’re like, “OK.”
And in the middle of this you had to go play Live 8? What was that like?
Live 8 felt like this thing that was way bigger than me. It was important and getting a message out. But at the same time my brain was firing all kinds of electrical signals into the wrong places. Another thing I had to do because it was important and bigger than me [was a Music for Relief show]… I had no idea what my money situation was like. I was living in this little apartment. And it was like, “Hey, we need you to go to Thailand to go for Music For Relief to talk about all the stuff that’s going on over there with the tsunamis.” You guys can’t think of a-fuckin’-nother person that might be better suited for this right now? I don’t have any fucking clothes! All my stuff’s at my ex-wife’s house! She’s not letting me in! You want me to go? I don’t have a couch! … Life doesn’t fucking stop going because you decided you’re having a bad day—or a bad year.
One Step Closer (feat. Aaron Lewis from Staind)
One Step Closer (feat. Doug from Hoobastank, Dan from Story of the Year and Sonny from POD)
One Step Closer (feat. X-Ecutioners)
One Step Closer (feat. Mark Chavez of Adema and Redman)
One Step Closer (feat. Sonny from P.O.D.)
One Step Closer (feat. Mark Chavez from Adema and Wes Scatlin from Puddle of Mudd)
A Place For My Head (feat. Stephen Richards of Taproot)
Faint (feat. Bert McCracken of The Used)
Bleed It Out (feat. Timbaland)
We Made It (feat. Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star and Adam Monroe from ASHES dIVIDE)
Step Up (feat. DJ Lethal from Limp Bizkit)
Crawling (accoustic) (feat. Aaron Lewis from Staind)
Nobody's Listening / Say My Name (feat. Xzibit)
Frgt/10 (feat. Chali 2na)
Numb / Encore / Yesterday (feat. Jay-Z and Paul McCartney)
Semuanya bisa didownload di bagian 'SPECIAL MUSIC DOWNLOADS' di bawah halaman ini.
It's been a busy week. Studio every day, working on new stuff. This week, I did a song where the music sounds like Santogold (or Santigold, if you like) meets Postal Service meets At The Drive In or something. Very weird...but even weirder, the vocals are crazy--I asked our engineers what they thought it sounded like, and the responses I got were things like "Peter Gabriel" and "Huey Lewis, in a really good way." Four-part harmonies that ebb and flow with the track. I feel like I'm on drugs when I'm listening to it. It's tentatively called "Chicken Basket." Next week, we're all going to get together and listen to everything and vote on stuff, to see how progress is going. I'll let you guys know how it goes...
Dan ini berita terpenting, LPU 9:
Secondly, another newsworthy thing: as it turns out, our LP Underground fan club is going to be friggin' amazing this year! In case you don't know, we always put out a CD with the club, and this year's CD is a monster. It contains 8 previously unreleased demos from Hybrid Theory, Meteora, and Minutes To Midnight, plus a NEW, UNRELEASED LINKIN PARK SONG recorded during the MTM sessions. That's 9 tracks in all (for LPU9, get it?). You also get a shirt, patch, guitar pick, and exclusive chances to meet the band if we're doing a show or event in your area. LPU9 is not available yet, but info will be coming soon. You can get an idea of what this past year's fan club offered by clicking here.
Wow! Kira-kira apa ya?
Dan ini tambahan dari Post-an Mike di LPMB:
I hope you guys realize (as I do) that no matter what goes on the LPU9 CD, there will be people who say "it sucks and the band is lame for insulting us with such garbage." And there will be people who say, "This is my favorite CD of all time, anyone who says otherwise is obviously mentally deranged."
Regardless, here's what the LPU9 CD really is: 1.) an insight into our recording process, with some early versions of songs you will recognize, plus 2.) a song you've never heard. The end. Wait until December to find out more...
01. Reanimation Player Intro
02. Reanimation Website Intro
Berikut adalah kumpulan liriknya:
02.Crawl Back In
04.Inside of Me
06.Give Me Your Name
10.End of the World
11.Walking in Circles
12.In the Darkness
"To Jody Rosen critic at Rolling Stone and Mr. Douchebag at New York Times. Thank you for your kind words *wink* glad you like the record"
Review CD 'Out Of Ashes' dari NY Times bisa dilihat di *SINI*. Untuk review dari Rolling Stones, di *SINI*.
Kutipan review CD yang dari Rolling Stones:
"Ashes is slightly redeemed by ballads like "In the Darkness," which bears a resemblance to the winning emo turn Linkin Park took on the Rick Rubin- produced Minutes to Midnight (2007). But the album is oddly inert, lacking both the brute force and big choruses that raised Linkin Park to rap-rock godhead status."
Sepertinya LP terlalu jauh untuk disebut "emo". . .
Dari Twitter-nya Slash:
- Slash & friends fundraiser at the Music Box in Hollywood Nov 22nd, Ozzy, Billy Idol, Andrew Stockdale scheduled, + more to come.
- Fund raiser is for Los Angeles Youth Network, an organization that gets homeless kids of the street, fyi.
- Tickets for the LAYN fund raiser at Music Box Theater will go on sale Sat, Oct 17th at: www.laynrocks.com
- Line up for Nov 22nd is: Ozzy, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Andrew Stockdale, Billy Idol, Travis Barker & Dave Navarro.
- November 22nd fund raiser will be at Music Box Theater 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood Ca 90028
- The entire event will be hosted by the inimitable George fuckin' Lopez.
Untuk lebih meyakinkan, ini adalah konfirmasi dari Twitter-nya Chester:
@SlashHudson can't wait to do it!
Sebelum kamu bertanya apakah Chester akan ada di albumnya Slash, berikut ini adalah cuplikan wawancara di Reuters:
Slash and I have been kicking around the idea of working on a song together for quite some time; we just can never seem to connect at the right time.
Ngomong-ngomong tentang konser DBS di Letterman, kamu bisa mendownload video live-nya di *SINI*.
Kamu bisa melihatnya di sini: Halaman 1 | Halaman 2
Cuplikan interview tersebut:
What was the song selection process like? For instance, ‘Morning After,’ which is also a great song isn’t not on the record?
That was done, because I already released ‘Morning After’ on the Underworld soundtrack. I felt that if I put that on the record, it would kind of be cheating. So we basically took some songs that didn’t quite make the cut, and we’re reissuing, because the version that is on Underworld II is kind of a remix, it has some guitars taken out, and a more danceable beat to kind of fit the mode of the soundtrack a little more. This is more of a direct, straight rock version, and I believe that is actually going to be on the record if you get it as an import from Japan or some parts of Europe. So if people want that on the Dead By Sunrise record, [there’s] that, and we did a cover of the Misfits’ ‘20 Eyes’ like as extras.
Why that song in particular?
Well, I actually started playing that song when I was in a cover band called Bucket of Weenies for a little while. I play it with Bucket of Weenies and Camp Freddy sometimes, it’s just fun to go play with a bunch of guys and play cover songs. So we started playing ‘20 Eyes,’ we recorded it and we really liked it. There’s nothing we’ll ever be able to do with it, so we thought that this was kind of good way of letting people have it.
Getting to the actual songs on the record, ‘Fire’ sounds like an open letter to someone who has passed.
That song took a few different lyrical changes. It started out one way that was really like a sad story using interesting metaphors and that’s where the name ‘Fire’ came from. The lyric that inspired the title was, ‘There’s a fire in our hearts that’s the reason why the tears keep falling, to put out the fires that our hearts are starting.’ That’s where it came from, [but] the melodies didn’t quite seem to fit. So I started over, and kind of just ran with that, and went with a more spiritual path of getting through the tougher times
Berikut adalah jadwal-nya :
30.11.2009 Houston, TX, Verizon Wireless Teater, KTBZ "Buzz festivus"
03.12.2009 Grand Prairie, TX, Nokia Theater, KDGE "How The Edge Stole Xmas"
Selanjutnya, mereka akan konser di Vegas di The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel sebagai bagian dari "Holiday Havoc '09"
Untuk mendownload videonya kamu bisa ke bagian 'LPTV 2007-2009 DOWNLOADS' di bagian bawah halaman ini.
Kamu bisa download rekaman interview-nya di *SINI*.
Kembali lagi LPIB memberikan suatu yang menarik. Kali ini adalah album Frat Party At The Pankake Festival! Sebenarnya ini album lama, sih. Tapi apa salahnya memberitahu kepada yang belum tahu? Lagipula sepertinya album ini belum pernah dijual di Indonesia.
01. With You (Instrumental)
02. Esaul (A Place For My Head 1999 Garage Demo)
03. Points Of Authority
04. A Place For My Head (Live) (Short Version)
05. Cure For The Itch (Short Version)
06. Runaway (Instrumental)
07. One Step Farther
08. 1stp Klosr (Humble Brothers Remix)
09. Crawling (Live at The Dragon Festival)
10. Forgotten (Instrumental)
11. Crawling (Bryson Jones and the Sweethearts of the Rodeo All-Star Band Live Version)
12. Pushing Me Away (Instrumental)
13. My December
14. High Voltage (2000 Reprise)
15. Points Of Authority (Live at The Dragon Festival)
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01. Remember The Name
02. Right Now
04. Feel Like Home
05. Where'd You Go
06. In Stereo
07. Back Home
09. Believe Me
10. Get Me Gone
11. High Road
13. Red To Black
14. Slip Out The Back
15. Be Somebody
16. There They Go
17. The Hard Way
On September 30, multi-platinum rock band LINKIN PARK hosted a Grammy SoundChecks event for Grammy University Network students, a Grammy Foundation program that prepares students for careers in the music industry. Vocalist Mike Shinoda and guitarist Brad Delson invited a handful of Southern California college students into the recording studio for a question-and-answer session and demonstration of the band's writing/recording process. Using smash hit single "New Divide", which spent an incredible 14 weeks atop the Billboard Modern Rock Radio Chart, as an example, the band offered the students insight into the way LINKIN PARK crafts its songs.
"Meeting the group made me wish I had been a part of a program like Grammy U when I was in college," says Shinoda. "Brad and I talked about it afterward and were impressed by the kids and their curiosity about the process and the direction of the industry. These are students who are immersed in a fresh new world of music, both artistically and professionally. They had a great sense of energy." [...]
LPU 8 Newsletter berformat File PDF dengan 13 halaman. Isinya adalah tentang beberapa berita eksklusif LPU dan wawancara eksklusif dengan beberapa personil LP. Saya yakin ini sangat menarik sekali untuk dibaca. Perlu bayar, tidak? Ya tidak lah. Tapi perlu diketahui, ini sangat langka. Bisakah kalian mendapatkannya di situs lain?
So, ready for it, guys? Here you go! Go download it *HERE*! Dan bagi yang belum memiliki aplikasi Adobe Reader untuk membuka file PDF, bisa download di *SINI*.
Dari Twitter-nya LPU:
Curious about what we're offering for LPU 9? The LPU 8 newsletter has some answers. http://www.lpunderground.co...
i just came..
Anyways, HOLY FUCK. 9 songs...demos of album hits and a new unreleased track. This is the best thing to ever happen to the LPU. They are really giving back to us this time around.
8 demos. One new song. CAN IT BE FUCKING DECEMBER YET? UGH.
Oke. Sekarang ini cuplikan dari LPU 8 Newsletter YANG ASLI:
LP Underground 9 CD - This 9 SONG CD is the centerpiece of next year's LPU. Packed with unreleased demo versions of studio album hits and featuring a BRAND NEW UNRELEASED TRACK from Linkin Park, this CD represents the evolution of the band, with sound from Hybrid Theory, Meteora, and Minutes To Midnight. Let the countdown to LPU9 begin!
Residents of remote villages in Indonesia received aid today via Red Cross Helocopters following the powerful earthquakes which hit last week. Text RELIEF to 90999 to make a $5 donation to the recovery effort.
I’ve been friends with Ryan and Amir for 10 years now – and close friends. We hang out. When I’m not touring with Linkin Park, I’m with Ryan and Amir. We have plans today where we’re hanging out at the pool. They’re more family than anything else.
Howard was on the list and said he was available to do it and work on it with me. I had met with a couple producers before. One I don’t want to name who it was because I don’t want to talk bad about him. It was the most uninspiring meeting that I’ve ever had. It was like, “Wow. I would rather cut my face off than to go through this again!”
The longer Linkin Park is around, the more difficult it is to find a place that we fit in best. Are we a pop band? Are we an alternative rock group? Are we a modern rock act? Are we a metal group? Or are we something else? Nobody knows what the hell is going on with us anymore, and I think that’s something that will propel us into being a better band in the future. I think it sets us apart. I do believe this [next Linkin Park] record is definitely going to help make that more difficult for people to understand. In terms of how it sounds, we’ve got 40 songs. A handful of them are amazing. A dozen or so are really good, and the rest could have potential. The ones that are pretty amazing and the ones that everyone is pretty much like, “As long as the lyrics are great, the song is a masterpiece” – they are really fucking good. It’s kind of nuts. From my perspective when I hear them, I can’t believe that I’m in this band. I can’t believe this is the stuff that I’m a part of making. I’m sharing the same stage as some of the most talented people in the world and have one of the best producers in the history of music. We’re making groundbreaking stuff, and it’s very strange to be part of that.
Selengkapnya di *SINI*.
MFR is expanding our disaster response to include the earthquakes in Indonesia and the earthquake/tsunami in Samoa. Text RELIEF to 90999 to help!
Dan dari Blog-nya Mike:
In addition, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sumatra on Wednesday followed by a 6.6 magnitude quake on Thursday causing severe damage and it is estimated that 1100 people ere killed. Accurate information on the number of people affected or displaced by the disaster is not yet available as the search and rescue effort is still underway, but it is known that in Padang alone, at least 500 homes are caved in, hospitals, schools and other buildings have collapsed.
*Jangan dibuka jika kamu masih menginginkan ini sebagai kejutan*
Booklet - Artwork
Booklet - Chester
Booklet - Ryan
Booklet - Amir
Booklet - Ryan, Amir, Chester
Booklet - Credits
Booklet - The Dead By Sunrise Band
Booklet - Chester 2
Delta Fiasco opened the show.... http://twitpic.com/jx4i5
Elias's drums.... http://twitpic.com/jx8oz
DBS setlist.... http://twitpic.com/jx9m8
01. Crawl Back In
03. The Morning After
05. Let Down
06. Walking In Circles
07. Too Late
08. The End Of The World
09. My Suffering
10. Inside Of Me
11. 20 Eyes (The Misfits Cover)
I'm recording the "Let Down" video right now with my man:)
Talinda juga mengkonfirmasi bahwa ia juga akan ada di video klip tersebut. Sepertinya mereka mengulang pembuatan video untuk lagu ini lagi. Karena pada pembuatan video klip sebelumnya Chester hanya memakai sesuatu seperti selendang hitam.
Jika kita mendengarnya baik-baik, lagu ini sedikit beda dari versi sebelumnya yang telah beredar sejak lama di Internet. Vokal Chester lebih jelas di versi ini.
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