Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda

Linkin Park and Fort Minor

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON October 09, 2015

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Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
Hey guys, Mike Shinoda here, from Linkin Park and Fort Minor. A little bit about me: I can’t touch my shoulders with my hands unless I cross them (right hand can’t touch right shoulder, left can’t touch left). I started an NES gamer club in junior high called “NINTENDOL, where the only rule was that you be able to finish any NES game you played in 7 days or less from the time you opened the package. We all drew the letter “L” on our consoles in red. I drew and painted obsessively growing up, and invented my own casts of characters for Mega Man, Metroid, Super Mario, and a handful of Dungeons and Dragons characters (shout out to Jeff Easley). I once made a demo tape of joke gangsta rap songs called “Pooch Pound” that included a song called “North Coast Killa” where we executed all our Canadian gangsta rivals. Lastly, I have a side-project called Fort Minor, and I recently released a song and 360 video called “WELCOME”. I’ll be answering your questions for the next 60 minutes, so ask me anything. Excited to talk to you guys. EDIT: Thank you guys for all the great questions. Keep in touch: Snap: MikeShinodaLive https://twitter.com/mikeshinoda https://instagram.com/m_shinoda/ https://www.facebook.com/mikeshi...
Farbod Saraf
Farbod Saraf@farbodsaraf · Co-founder Everboard.io (YC SUS17)
Hi Mike, I would like to know your thoughts on a new concept of crowdfunding live events (e.g. LiveOnDemands.com). Would you expect a widespread adoption of concert crowdfunding campaigns among artists considering the fact that it removes the middleman between artists and fans?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@farbodsaraf Crowdfunding live events opens amazing opportunities for upstart artists. I wish we had crowdfunding when our band was getting started!
Ariadne Camargo♥
Ariadne Camargo♥@arisshinoda · Ari Camargo
@mikeshinoda what was the funniest thing already happened to you on stage or off it ?? rsrs
Bianca Terracciano
Bianca Terracciano@misetta · Creative Director Wonder Inc.
What do you expect from new technologies? Do you think that there is a lack of connections between contents and reality? Can customized video streaming be the solution?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@misetta The integration of music and music-related created content is still very fragmented. The worst feeling as a music fan is thinking "I can't believe the band just played in my town and I missed it, I would've gone!" There's also a vibrant culture around our band, from the things we officially release to the fan-created stuff. We need to make it easier to do, hear, see, and buy the things we love. In particular, I think the merchandise business as a whole is kinda broken. That's a place to focus...
Wonder Mobile App
Wonder Mobile App@wondermobileapp · The game-changer in videomaking.
@mikeshinoda @misetta Wonder can be the solution! ;)
Soforas
Soforas@soforasdia · social worker in France
Hello Mike. So happy to be with you. You only came in France one time. is there a link with racism in this country and do you care about this when you choose a country for LP or FM concerts? Which instrument would you like to learn (even if you play most of them)? Sorry for my bad english. Kisses and admiration. Isabelle
An Van Oppens
An Van Oppens@anvanoppens · Graphic Designer | LPBE Ambassador
@soforasdia LP played France around 15 times over the past 15 years FYI. ^^
Soforas
Soforas@soforasdia · social worker in France
@anvanoppens @soforasdia i was talking about The hunting party tour. And the last time before was in so many years ago!
Ariadne Camargo♥
Ariadne Camargo♥@arisshinoda · Ari Camargo
@mikeshinoda you still get nervous or anxious when going up on stage with the fort minor?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@arisshinoda Not as nervous anymore. It's very different doing the Fort Minor one-man-shows, versus Linkin Park shows. I try to make the FM shows a special, intimate experience, where I can play the fan favorites and b sides we don't play at the LP shows.
Ariadne Camargo♥
Ariadne Camargo♥@arisshinoda · Ari Camargo
@mikeshinoda thanks for answering! Success always and I hope his return to Brazil
W00t8
W00t8@nicicyver
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike! Good to see you, I got 2 questions for you. 1st Question: What is your state of mind when you're creating an artwork and how is it different from writing a song? 2nd Question: What is your idea on this "Virtual Pop stars" for example like the famous "Hatsune Miku"; do you think it is bad or is it a new frontier in technology and music?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
1.) I make art and songs from whatever is inspiring at the moment. 2.) @nicicyver Hatsune Miku is such an amazing idea. Joe showed me this a long time ago, and I didn't understand it. A few months later, I emailed him about Hatsune Miku, forgetting he had emailed me, and I was like, "CHECK THIS OUT, I LOVE IT." He said, "dude, I emailed you about this a while ago." Sometimes it takes us a while to understand something. HA But the idea of a virtual or crowd-created artist / pop star is very compelling to me.
Jeanette Kent
Jeanette Kent@sketter34
You all have been creating music for sometime now. Is it just as fulfilling as it was in the beginning? I know as a fan I enjoy it more now than ever.
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@sketter34 The challenge for established bands / artists is in reinventing with each album. Not just for the sake of the fans, but to keep yourself 100% invested and excited with each release. We like to explore new sounds, styles, and themes with each album because it keeps it fresh for us.
kika.a
kika.a@kika_a11 · lawyer
@mikeshinoda it's not about the salary, it's alla about reality !!!
xero.
xero.@_buttheadpls · misturadesignCO.
@mikeshinoda @sketter34 Things like this makes me love LP and FM, reinventing styles and music is the key!
Christina.
Christina.@thehybridthings · Multimedia and Graphic Designstudent
@kika_a11 and making some noise
Jack Smith
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
Hi Mike. Which people have been most helpful to you as you've started to break into startup investing? (by way of introductions to companies, giving you advice etc)
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@_jacksmith So many people have been helpful. There are too many people to name. In general, I'm very grateful for the guidance of all our friends in tech. While there's clearly money to be made in tech, we do pretty well with the music thing...We're more interested in spending time with the brightest and most driven people in the world.
Emanuele morais
Emanuele morais@emanuelemorais1 · linkin park ❤
Hello Mike ,what is the good part of being an artist ? ,and what part you miss when you were not famous ?,sorry for my English! Thanks!😄
Madina
Madina@madinalp
@mikeshinoda hey Mike! What's up? I always wanted to ask you: What do skulls mean in your paintings? Thank you! ❤️💙💜🎈
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@madinalp I started integrating the skulls because of the timeless "Memento Mori" theme https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me... and its connection with classic rock and metal album imagery. Also, because skulls are fun to paint. Here are some images of my paintings https://www.flickr.com/photos/th... I have a fun painted piece coming up soon. Stay tuned by following me on Twitter, Instagram, FB, Snapchat etc.
HUNTING THEORY
HUNTING THEORY@hunting_theory · Shit Artist
@mikeshinoda @madinalp well , You are so Talented in drawing skull, by the skull word , i mean every possible and impossible skull ! I Love your art
Leilani C
Leilani C@deadsymphony79 · Artist
@mikeshinoda @madinalp Hi Mike. Considering that you paint/draw skulls in reflection of Memento Mori, have you listened to Flyleaf's album, Memento Mori? If so have you listened to Lacey Sturm's views on this theme?
Michiel Poortvliet
Michiel Poortvliet@mchlprtvlt · Student
Hey Mike. In the introduction you tell us you were a gamer when you were a teenager. Do you still play any games?
Welcome @mikeshinoda ! In podcast, you said that you don't like questions like "When will you come to *type any country here*? " so don't worry, I won't ask about that :P I've got some creative (I think so!) questions for such a creative person like You ;) 1. You've written above that you loved Mega Man, Super Mario and all the Nintendo stuff. But I'm wondering do you like Sonic The Hedgehog? Also, what other games have you played? Counter Strike, Witcher maybe? Or maybe you've got no time for this? 2. You said that there are some creepy LP fans all over the world. What was the creepiest/strangest situation or fan that you met? 3. What cartoons have you watched/are watching? I'm very curious about that :D 4. What do you think of AMVs (Animated Music Videos)? That stuff is quite popular in the internet and for many people it is the first contact with a band and they often become that band's fans. Like me! My history with LP began with an AMV about Star Wars with In The End as a music track. These videos are often very creative, here's an example:
5. Have you heard about Hybrid Project? 6. Final Masquerade is incredible. Can you say something about that song? Well, I think that's all, thank you for sitting with us here (even if you won't respond to my question). Also, thank you for your hard work. Because of it, world has got your amazing music and your amazing history. You are epic. Greetings from Poland!
LP Soldier Ann
LP Soldier Ann@lpsoldier998
Hi Mike! I have two questions so far....What's your favorite Linkin Park song? and.....Who is your favorite Lord of the Rings character? (If you have seen the movie) I just want to say that I love LP so much and you guys are my idols :3
Julia R
Julia R@ingolwen
Dear Mike! First: thank you for creating "Linkin Park", you guys are like life-long friends to me who always help me up when I'm down! So admire both the music and the relationships in the band, and how you stay true to yourselves and your talent, how you grow and change regardless of the haters. And you personally, Mike, made me change my mind about rap - yeah, it's all your fault, once I used to hate rap, then got used to it through "LP" :). (I guess, many rock fans can say the same). Glad "Fort Minor" is back. Questions: 1) You have amazing skills in communicating with people - really with anyone anywhere. What's the secret? (Besides your smile :)) 2) Why runic-like letters for "Fort Minor" logos? Rap and runes - feels a bit strange :) 3) What are your favourite drawing/painting techniques?
AlineLPfan
AlineLPfan@alinelpfan
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike, here are my questions: 1. How is the work in the studio going? 2. You wrote the title theme for the tv show "Into The Badlands". How did you get involved and what was your experience like? 3. Will you continue playing Fort Minor shows on future LP tours? (Those I attended in Berlin and Düsseldorf were amazing!) Have a nice day and thank you for doing this! Love and greetings, Aline
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@alinelpfan Thank you! INTO THE BADLANDS is a new (AMC) show, set in a kinda dystopian future with a great story and a lot of amazing fight choreography. They showed me a few early clips, and I liked it. So I did the theme song.
AlineLPfan
AlineLPfan@alinelpfan
@mikeshinoda @alinelpfan Sounds great, I'll definitely watch the show!
kika.a
kika.a@kika_a11 · lawyer
@mikeshidoda I just objected a case about an oil corporation :/
An Van Oppens
An Van Oppens@anvanoppens · Graphic Designer | LPBE Ambassador
Hey Mike! Another one; Recently you made a post on Instagram about a new art project you're working on. How is that currently going? Any way you could tell us more about it (even hints)? :) Always enjoy seeing your art. Thanks! An
BradRockZ
BradRockZ@r_delmariason · Linkin Park Lover
@mikeshinoda why isn't my question being submitted?! Anyway. Mike, tell me what's the best electronic guitar for beginners.
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@r_delmariason My first guitar was a beginner Fender Strat. After that, I saved up for a PRS, not sure which model.
Leilani C
Leilani C@deadsymphony79 · Artist
@r_delmariason I started off with the same guitar, it's really good
Leilani C
Leilani C@deadsymphony79 · Artist
@r_delmariason I started off with the same guitar, it's really good
Alex Garcia
Alex Garcia@alexsoldier210
@mikeshinoda Name For The New Album xD?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@alexsoldier210 What do you think it should be called?
Aaron Halvorson
Aaron Halvorson@aaronhalvorson_ · Aaron Halvorson
An Van Oppens
An Van Oppens@anvanoppens · Graphic Designer | LPBE Ambassador
@mikeshinoda @alexsoldier210 MegaMike :') (I'm sorry)
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✿✿✿@moreiskyy
@mikeshinoda @alexsoldier210 I think this is good ,,Bacon boat"
Morten
Morten@thefireruby12
So Mike, will we ever hear "No Roads Left" live? Also when will you guys visit Denmark again?
AlineLPfan
AlineLPfan@alinelpfan
@thefireruby12 Hi, he at least sang a few lines of No Roads Left over the bridge of Bleed It Out. Watch here: http://youtu.be/VEL_Bsqg2B8
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
If you were not a singer, what other career do you think you would be?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@until_lts_gone Illustrator, graphic designer, and or concept artist. Something w/ painting
Indiana Green
Indiana Green@indicerulean
@mikeshinoda Hello, Mike. For almost 10 years I am a fan of Your creativity as in LP and FM. Without exception, all your works have sunk into my heart and will remain there forever. Your songs always inspire me. In songs you can always find something for myself, which I love. Here are my questions: 1. Mike, what is your favorite book? 2. What inspires you when writing texts, paintings or other art objects? 3. In addition to modern electronic music instruments, You wouldn't want to work with a violin? I think it would be nice if sounded. Thanks for the reply.
Kamil
Kamil@kamilszybalski · Growth Entrepreneur. Was @Hootsuitelabs
@mikeshinoda Mike, wondering what's on your bookshelf or what you're currently reading?
Monica M
Monica M@monicaym62203
First off, you're amazing and quite the inspiration. LP has got me through many tough times in my life and your music may have saved me. My question for you: who or what is your inspiration? Your last album seemed to be a bit on the "political side....is that a fair assumption? Also, you do a lot of volunteer work...how does someone get involved with something like that? Last, will you marry me?
Gótica Suave
Gótica Suave@ste1chester · Stephanie Beatriz
Currently , what are the artists who inspired you and admire?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@ste1chester Currently listening to: Kendrick, Halsey, Run The Jewels, Big Grams, Prayers, Beach House. Special shout out to Raury
Gioolia ಥ_ಥ
Gioolia ಥ_ಥ@aghostinthesun
@mikeshinoda DO YOU LIKE POTATOES?
Monica M
Monica M@monicaym62203
@mikeshinoda @ste1chester - Welp I guess that answers one of my questions. Good choices by the way!
Akshay Shivpuri
Akshay Shivpuri@akshayshivpuri · Tech Lead, NanoWE
Hi @mikeshinoda, Thanks for doing the AMA. Since musicians are entrepreneurs, and bands are similar to startups, do you foresee record labels being replaced by incubators?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@akshayshivpuri A lot of people talk about it. The tough part about it for me to wrap my head around is that the incubators and accelerators I've seen are working with smart, college educated founders and teams to create something that's commercially successful. For an artist (who may or may not have any academic education or knowledge of music industry best practices or innovation), commercial achievements may not actually be their idea of "success." Not to mention the music industry's #1 problem: transparency. Too many businesses are parasitic, too many take advantage of the artist. Here's an interesting article published recently. I don't agree that radio, streaming, and tour are the only three lanes in music, but I like what he has to say about transparency and the possibility of integrating the various spaces artists occupy, to better serve the fan and better inform the artist. http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/04...
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
@mikeshinoda @akshayshivpuri Brilliant answer & useful piece of writing. Thanks for sharing!
Lara
Lara@kowaiioppai · Student
@mikeshinoda What do you want to achieve with your music? What's your motivation for never giving up on music? Thanks for existing, Linkin Park!<3
Hey Mike! Thank you for doing this AMA! Q: What is the best channel for you to distribute your music on the internet and what do you think, is online music distribution still broken nowadays?
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
Hey Mike! What keeps you motivated through your hardest times?
    O Drawbar ®
O Drawbar ® @joaomateus1997 · Student
@mikeshinoda hey Mike, have you ever thought of making a RATM cover in a concert with Linkin Park? And can you make a video explaining your shoulders problem? I become really confused 😃 To finish, Linkin Park could do a song with Phoenix, Brad, Rob or Joe as lead singer. That could be fun! Btw, good luck with your career. I hope to see you one day in a LP M&G and some LP and FM shows!
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@joaomateus1997 We don't do a lot of covers. It hard to get our band to agree on covers. We all love listening to Rage, but I don't know if that means we ought to be covering Rage, ha
Leilani C
Leilani C@deadsymphony79 · Artist
@mikeshinoda @joaomateus1997 It'd be very awesome if you guys could! I had the same idea too!
Beatriz Gomes
Beatriz Gomes@beatriz15lp · Beatriz
Mike Can we expect a cameo of a rapper in this new album?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@beatriz15lp Yes, I'll be on the album. ha
marcroy
marcroy@asmarcroy · artist
@mikeshinoda hey mike... i just want u to know that linkin park is the best thing ever happened to me and u are the greatest rapper in history...please i am begging u ..dont stop making music....so my question is...what was ur first impression when u met chester for the first time ? and what do u think about the band's future ? i dont mean to be rude but can u give me an advice about an art career ? actually till now all what was motivating me while drawing is ur lyrics ... i just want words special to me..thank you and god bless u and linkin park :) <3
Russ Frushtick
Russ Frushtick@russfrushtick
@mikeshinoda What’s something you are most grappling with right now?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@russfrushtick - Is there a greater remix album than Meow The Jewels?
Ильяша
Ильяша@julienoize · SHIBIO
@mikeshinoda !!! YES BUT IM DISAPPOINTED YOU DIDNT DO A SONG FEAT. GOAT!! UFOLLOWED!
Michael Babich
Michael Babich@michaelbabich · Entrepreneur, hacker, and traveler.
@mikeshinoda Hi, Mike. The @ProductHunt podcast w/ you was great. Couple question as to the music you did. About soundtrack for "The Raid" movie. 1) What's the story behind you getting to make the soundtrack? 2) I liked the music in the the movie trailer,
but then later when I got the soundtrack disc, I didn't find it there. There is variation of this as song 'Razors Out" featuring Chino Moreno
but not the one from the trailer. How come that the track didn't get on the soundtrack disc and is it possible to get it somewhere?
Mosca na Sopa
Mosca na Sopa@bennodinha
@mikeshinoda Do you feel any different emotion when you go onstage?
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
Is there anything you have not done, but you want to do?
Yuri Dzebik
Yuri Dzebik@nemesis_lp
@mikeshinoda Which song for all your life was the most difficult to write?
Deadpark
Deadpark@hugolepingle · lycée Robert Schuman Charenton
Hi Mike!!! Is there a band except Rise Against, Of Mice & Men and 30 Seconds To Mars which You wan't to do a tour with? Thanks and kisses from France!!! :D
Vimal.Sangam
Vimal.Sangam@vimalsangam1 · student
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike! About Linkin Park's next album, what genres would you guys want to experiment with, while keeping in mind the rawness of rock and hint of metal music which is the USP of the band, also will the next album have barbarically complex focus on the drums by Rob, as in the previous album?
Abhijith
Abhijith@abhijithcu90 · Co-Founder, Tenory
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike, What would you be looking for in a Music Startup, that would make Machine Shop Ventures to invest in it?
Suzan
Suzan@suzanc_ · Hunter
Are you afraid some animals?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@suzanc_ Wombats are terrifying, aren't they? And this (which is a real fish) -
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@suzanc_ Wombats are terrifying, aren't they? And the blobfish -
kika.a
kika.a@kika_a11 · lawyer
Xanat
Xanat@philiax
@mikeshinoda @suzanc_ thank you for that...haha
kika.a
kika.a@kika_a11 · lawyer
@mikeshinoda What's your favorite movie? *-* I love you guy =3
BreBre
BreBre@brerodriguesf · Brendarodriguesf
How to you write songs? Knowing that influences many lives? That to release a song or an album, you will please and displease some people? How do you deal with criticism?
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
When you created the band, did you imagine get where he is today?
kristy boyanova
kristy boyanova@kristyboyanova · loves linkin park
Hi Mike! My name is Krisi and I am 13 years old girl from Bulgaria. I am the biggest your fan from here. I Love you guys, you are my heroes  !!!!... I have some questions for you, and I would like you reply them so much  : 1- Are you Christian? If yes, what kinda Christian? If no, in which religion or anything else , you believe in? 2- Have you had some hard times, when you were young? And if yes, did you know whether the people who tortured you in your childhood, regret about it? 3-Did you know when you where young, that you will become famous when you grow older? 4- What are your future plans with Riot Games? 5-Do you like Frozen <3 ? Why? 6- Are you going to come in Bulgaria?- I know that is frequently asked question but……. 7-Did you like Rome? Are you going to go there again? I was there on your last concert and You were incredible there guys!!!!! I hope you read and reply my questions 
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@kristyboyanova - We visited Riot Games a couple weeks ago. Brandon and Marc showed us around. Awesome guys, and they've built something one of a kind. I'm very curious about doing with League Of Legends. In related news, shout out to the IMMORTALS http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/0...
Lola Senpai
Lola Senpai@eluiza13
@mikeshinoda @kristyboyanova OMG never thought about Linkin Park and League Of Legends. This is just a dream that came true! LOVE YOU GUYS!
kristy boyanova
kristy boyanova@kristyboyanova · loves linkin park
@mikeshinoda @kristyboyanova Thank you so much for answering!!!! I AM ON CLOUD NUMBER 9 !!!
Kris_SY
Kris_SY@krissy442 · Krissy
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike, First of all I wanna Thank you for the amazing shows in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Rock'n'Heim in Germany :) They were incredible! So now my question, I have one about FM. Your latest song "Welcome" was such a great and big succsess, so are you going to write and publish some new FM songs? That would be very nice :) Greetings :)
Maitreya Vyas
Maitreya Vyas@maitvyas
@mikeshinoda What writing process would go into creating an album?
Pooyan Gholami
Pooyan Gholami@wowpooyan · Student, English College Dubai
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike! Big fan of both Linkin park and Fort minor - greetings from Dubai (you should come sometime)! Can you tell me about Mark Wakefield? I want to know his contribution to the band, why he quit, where he is now? Thanks!
Pragya
Pragya@pragya_lp
@mikeshinoda Namaste Mike!!! Why does Linkin Park never perform in India, despite the fact that it has a huge fan following here? Also, is there a chance of a concert here in the future?
Rohit Tirkey
Rohit Tirkey@rohit_ty · Co Founder, DoSelect
@pragya_lp : Same question for me though. @mikeshinoda : Since Fort minor, we've been waiting for you.
grecia preza
grecia preza@grecia_lp
@mikeshinoda hi mike , im from Mexico, I've been in the last two shows, and I met you guys at the m&g this year , you signed my guitar ☺️ well my question is ... How do you decide when and what kind of hairstyle to use? Because in the lapse of 2000's till now , we've seen you with a lot of different styles! Haha thanks hope you answer! My Twitter is grecia_lp Btw
Kasia Tąta
Kasia Tąta@kasiatata
@mikeshinoda Hi, Mike, first I wanted to say thank you for an incredible show in Rybnik. My question is what made you believed that Linkin Park can achieve a success?
Natasha Sh.
Natasha Sh.@natashash15
@mikeshinoda Hey hey! Have a nice day..☺ So, what do you think about covers of your songs? How often do you watch this on YouTube and how often do you like how it is done?? THANKS;)
Mateus Daniel
Mateus Daniel@manomatias · Student
@mikeshinoda hi mike, what is your favorite song to sing in linkin park ?
Yoshi
Yoshi@dnxx28 · Freerance Engineer
@mikeshinoda Hi! Mike-san! I have 3 questions. 1: I think Mike-san propably said "Linkin Park's sound is we decided to change. " when A Thousand Suns had released. "This is Linkin Park 's new form with originality" . I fascinated with Linkin Park more as your fan. So I wanna ask you 1 thing. Do you wanna make song with LP or Fort Minor fans? 2:I'm Japanese. I was trully glad to came for Summer Sonic but disaster is remaining in Tohoku Area more. And I think "Numb" and "Nobody's listening " inherit Japanese culture. So do you wanna make kinda Japanese letter or song for 2020 Olympic or wanna go to Japan in 2020? 3: What do you think about Japan's strength? I guess Japan is gonna shrink from 2020 as well as USA in economy too and I'm glad if Japan have diversity like Silicon Valley , Austin and I feel like other country people know Toyota , Sony , Rakuten , LINE , Nintendo. However I think Japan people mocked overseas people.... It's only heartbreaking.
BreBre
BreBre@brerodriguesf · Brendarodriguesf
o Mike, what were your main inspirations in the composition of Welcome? We as fans, we feel very happy with the return of Fort Minor, Congratulations
Bruna Rafaela
Bruna Rafaela@brunnarafa · Bruna Rafaela
Have you ever thought about a collaboration with foreign artists?
Emanuele morais
Emanuele morais@emanuelemorais1 · linkin park ❤
What is the good part of being famous ? And what part you miss when it was not ? ,sorry for my English,thank you 😊
whatsername0212
whatsername0212@whatsername0212
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike! I've got 2 questions. 1) What's the best part about making a new album? (Writing? Recording? Anything else?) 2) You're shows in Hockenheim and Düsseldorf were amazing! Is there any chance for more Fort Minor concerts next year?
Kenji Echelon
Kenji Echelon@kenjikawuai · Echelon26
which it is the greatest dream you've had ?
-Bruh
-Bruh@buublp · Bruna Carollina
Hello Mike, I have only one question. Are you a fan of any series or saga? As Harry Potter and Supernatural? You have any thoughts on these two? Thank you ❤️
xero.
xero.@_buttheadpls · misturadesignCO.
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike, hope you a nice day, i have 2 questions. 1) What do you want to reach with Fort Minor Songs? I still in love with The Rising tied. 2) With who would you like to do an art collab? Thanks xo. (sorry for my bad english) PD: you're my hero! ANSWER MEEEEE.
xero.
xero.@_buttheadpls · misturadesignCO.
I have another question. With who would you like to do an art collab?
Diego Montalvo
Diego Montalvo@diegoamontalvo · Mr. Diego
@mikeshinoda First I want you to know I 'm a fan since 2001 , and I love the experiments you do with music. two questions: 1) Do you think you've reached the pinnacle of your career as artist, or do you think you still have a lot to give to your audience? 2) Are your bandmates so united and committed as they were in 2001?
آن دیا
آن دیا@zirsigari_1
hey mike! Big Iranian fan since Meteora! I was waited for this opportunity so long to inform you (and LP for sure!) that you have many fans in Iran! As much as you can't believe! We'd really love to have your concerts here but unfortunately you're not allowed 😔 so we'd appreciate if you visit Iran once 😊❤ thank you
Shay
Shay@shennigton · shay
which band would you like to collaborate with ?
Enric Enrich
Enric Enrich@enricenrich · Software Developer • Maker of Veern
Hi Mike, -- First of all, thanks for this live chat. Big fan of LP and FM here. Here's my question: You work in a lot of different projects. How do you stay organized? Do you use any app that helps you?
Valentina Parshikova
Valentina Parshikova@valentinapjl · Valentina
Do you believe that your music can change people's worldview
Monica M
Monica M@monicaym62203
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike!! First of love you and LP. You have got me through some pretty dark moments in my life. My question to you, who or what is your inspiration. Also, I see that you volunteer, what would someone have to do to help like you do? Not all of us have the luxury of picking up and going to countries that need aid. How would someone like me, help?
Shay
Shay@shennigton · shay
You said there were some creepy Linkin Park's fans, what was the creepiest fans you've met ?
9andre8
9andre8@andreatecno2
@mikeshinoda Here's a video of one of your first live. Do you miss those days? And would like to go back to your old style? https://youtu.be/Hp31hILIL68
Lucia
Lucia@lula_0323
@mikeshinoda HELLO MIKE, how are you? I would like to have your own greeting, just a hello. For me, your music has been very important and so I want to know that you know that at least I exist. I know that I shall say never but if you just read it this post know this: THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! I hope to see you soon in Italy.
Nilçu
Nilçu@nilsubaysal · student
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike! 😃 My question is what's your favorite song? 🎶 And please come to Turkey😢
Ariadne Camargo♥
Ariadne Camargo♥@arisshinoda · Ari Camargo
@mikeshinoda Hi mike like this? First is a pleasure to be here talking to you! well I am a big fan of Linkin Park and mainly 'm your biggest fan I live in Brazil and you must know that they are much loved here what do you like the Brazil ? what do you think of the public? thank you and a big hug
Karen Ramírez
Karen Ramírez@necrosoldierth · necrosoldierth
@mikeshinoda Hello from Ecuador, let me congratulate you for the great work and performance you've done with Linkin Park and Fort Minor, I love the music of both bands and their different musical styles. It's the first time I write to you and hope you can read and answer my questions which are: What are you going to do or what you have in mind for the anniversary of Hybrid Theory, there will be an exclusive concert for LPU members or something? As for the release of the new album... Do some Latin American countries that have not visited so far would have the opportunity to have Linkin Park on concert? My joy would be immense if you did in my country, always welcome you with open arms.
Karlayeye
Karlayeye@yesuka07
Hi @mikeshinoda ! :) My name is Karla and foremost I want to thank you for your music as a motivation for me to get ahead, and thank you for your music has helped me in the most difficult moments of my life. My question is: What motivates you to write a new song?
Sergio Carmona
Sergio Carmona@sergiocarmona92
@mikeshinoda mike, you're so freakin amazing, i just wanna make one question. Are you coming to Spain in the upcoming years?
RockYourLife
RockYourLife@crownrose1500
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike! Greets from Germany! :) At first, thank you so much for the awesome songs you´ve written (songs like this saved my life) and of course for the great live shows you´ve performed with Linkin Park and Fort Minor! Last time I saw you live on stage at Rock 'n' Heim at Hockenheimring, it was a really small concert if we compare it to the concerts you´re usually playing, but we had so much fun, it was an amazing day! And thats what my question is about: Do you prefer smaller concerts/festivals or the bigger ones? And why? Thank you so much, wish you the best! xoxo, may
Michiel Poortvliet
Michiel Poortvliet@mchlprtvlt · Student
Hey Mike. The past year you've toured in the USA, Europe and China. What was your favorite tour this year and in particular, what show?
@mikeshinodaHi Mike could do a song with Evanescence ?? It would be a hit!!! as when korn song with amy !! I'm a fan of Evanescence and would be a dream come true for me and all the fans of Evanescence and Linkin Park :) I love idols, please return to Argentina, as some animals are said chester Argentine fans xD
Suzan
Suzan@suzanc_ · Hunter
@mikeshinoda Howdy, Mike! What do you think about the common song with Eminem? That would be the best combination in the world (according to me).
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
Mike, who plays guitar better, you, Brady or Chester?
Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda@mikeshinoda · Linkin Park, Fort Minor
@ronysousa3 Brady. ha
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
What would you do if the Chester announced his departure to devote only to STP?
Marcos Campos
Marcos Campos@mp_campos · Marcos
@ronysousa3 don't even think about it! ! ! LoL
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
be sincere, ever thought about leaving Linkin Park?
Lola Senpai
Lola Senpai@eluiza13
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike! First ,I just wanted to say that I love you guys so much! Your songs are ART! My question is : What do you think about the fans that complain every day that you've changed and you don't make the same style of music you used to?
Shahriar Khan
Shahriar Khan@shahriarkhan98 · a LINKIN PARK Lover from Bangladesh ❤
@mikeshinoda hello Mike brother! :D please read this. I am from the country of Zayed Hasan. You know him well. I can't believe that I got a chance to do a live chat with you. It's one of the most valuabe things for me. What I am gonna ask is, are you really coming to Bangladesh next year? It will be very exciting. You guys have a huge fan here. Please somehow give me a chance to learn music with you. I know hearing this you are laughing :p but you Chester and Linkin Park was my inspiration from my childhood. I want to be a musician and want to form aband like Linkin Park in Bangladesh. So we need your help. I was crying when I saw in the newspaper that Linkin Park is coning to Bangladesh next year. You guys are mostly welcome in our country. :D - Love from Shahriar. Have a nice day brother.
Luis Merino
Luis Merino@luismerino1231 · Music Enthusiast
Oye @mikeshinoda, que lo que!? Quick words I love you guys a lot ive been listing to you guys since i was 8 and i am a huge fan BIG FAN i saw you guys for the first time in orlando this year and painted Linkin Park logo on my wall . The first song i learned on piano was What ive done and thats how i got in to LInkin park. My favorite album is MTM and favorite song is In Pieces. MY QUESTION is what is the story behind In pieces AND are the rumors true about WORLD TOUR nex year? (btw my sister Denisse says hi)
Dora._.
Dora._.@doratsarevskaya · Student
@mikeshinoda Good morning, Mike! I would like to ask you a few questions. What are your favourite book or film? Have you read anything from Russian literature? In connection with the recovery of the Fort Minor album Linkin Park will be released as planned or later? What are your plans for the creation of new songs? Do you already have an outline? Will experiments with the sound of the new album Linkin Park? I admire your songs. They are wonderful :3 I hope this time I was lucky ... I don't speak English ... Thanks in advance for your reply:) Have a nice day!
Kris_SY
Kris_SY@krissy442 · Krissy
@mikeshinoda hey mike! I would like to know what is your favorite football (soccer) team? Thanks :)
An Van Oppens
An Van Oppens@anvanoppens · Graphic Designer | LPBE Ambassador
Hey Mike, got a question from Samir from India, who sadly couldn't make it to this chat: "Are you planning another art show like Glorious Excess Dies in the future?" I'd like to know as well. :) Thanks in advance! An
Diego Montalvo
Diego Montalvo@diegoamontalvo · Mr. Diego
@mikeshinoda Who is your best friend, choose between your bandmates?
Masha
Masha @mmmmmmmmasha · Masha
@mikeshinoda Hi, Mike! You've been to Minsk for the very first time during the tour. It's was tremendous! Any thoughts on it? I remember asking you to come here like 5 years ago and you replied: "Where is it?" :D Soon here again maybe? Thank you xx
Kirill Berezin
Kirill Berezin@shortstrike5
@mikeshinoda Tell me please! When are you want to visit SPB and know you name of next album?
Athina LinkinPark
Athina LinkinPark@linkinparkatina · Athina Spanoudi
@mikeshinoda First of all, wheb are yoy coming to Greece?? Or have you thought to come? Because a million fans are waiting for you here!! And the Linkin Park application do you ever watch it? Because it has a lot of problem
LPCollision Brasil
LPCollision Brasil@lp_collisionbr · goiasesporteclub
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike, Brazilian greetings. Linkin Park have up to leave tour with 30STM, as the band comes from new album next year who would not be the time for a music together?
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
What was the most embarrassing thing that you passed?
Kenji Echelon
Kenji Echelon@kenjikawuai · Echelon26
I admire all your work whether in music, art or composition is tell me what inspires you to do everything right?
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
Is there anything you have not done, but you want to do?
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
If you were not a singer, what other career do you think you would be?
LPCollision Brasil
LPCollision Brasil@lp_collisionbr · goiasesporteclub
Hello Mike, Brazilian greetings. Linkin Park have up to leave tour with 30STM, as the band comes from new album next year who would not be the time for a music together?
Not Jimmy
Not Jimmy@notjimmy91 · I am a sexy beast
Would you consider Hunting party an update on Minutes to Midnight? Ie, baby steps ina new direction?
@mikeshinoda Hola mike! What was it that inspired you to create your own music? (:
Anna
Anna@anna___ps
@mikeshinoda What means music for you?
Justin F Harris
Justin F Harris@justinfharris · Co-Founder, Beehive
Hey Mike, Thanks for doing this AMA, love your music. What was your favorite NES game? Any collaborations with new artist you would enjoy doing? Saw you started investing in startups anything you looking for or spaces you interested in investing?
Not Jimmy
Not Jimmy@notjimmy91 · I am a sexy beast
What kind of new elements can we look forward to in the new LP album so far?
Shay
Shay@shennigton · shay
The next album would be totally different of the previous albums or it will look like a previous album ?
Snake_Shad0w
Snake_Shad0w@snake_shad0w
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike. What is your inspiration at the moment?
AleksandraKr
AleksandraKr@krolakr1 · Heroe, Camp Half-Blood
Hi Mike. I'm so excited to write to you! My question: What do you do when you are sad or upset?
Rubén Morquecho
Rubén Morquecho@rubenshinoda
what do you think about "Bennoda"?
SAW LINKIN PARK
SAW LINKIN PARK@irremplacablelp · Ewa
@mikeshinoda Had you a great time in Rybnik? I was in the second row and I've seen everything. My dream came true and remember, you're always welcome in Poland!!!
Randy Martinez
Randy Martinez@randymg23
@mikeshinoda Where was the best moment in your life Mike?
tayebe mohebi
tayebe mohebi@tayebeh_lp
@mikeshinoda Heyyy mike. BIG fan here…. Im so excited about this chat How is it going with linkin park’s seven album? Are we gonna hear a new fort minor song soon? Who was that mysterious artist in England that you guys were cooperating with? Do you guys have something special planned for hybrid theory released day? Do you like anime? :DDDD Aren’t you guys coming to the middle east? Im Iranian and you guys have HUGE fans here. there are so many talented musicians here that you guys have inspired them. I don’t wanna become a musician but I have big dreams and you were the ones who gave me enough motivation to follow my dreams. You told me that I should work hard and be somebody to prove others that I CAN achieve my dreams. I love you guys so much and I hope I can get to see you one day
Lucia
Lucia@lula_0323
@mikeshinoda Hi mike, I follow you since I was little and you, along with Fort Minor and Linkin Park have marked my childhood. So I just wanted to say thank you for everything. A hug and hope to see in Italy. See you soon! <3
Pooyan Gholami
Pooyan Gholami@wowpooyan · Student, English College Dubai
Hi Mike! Greetings from Iran! I have a couple of questions for you today: What languages do you know except english? What Band/artist did you used to look up up as a child? When you're in a car, do you turn on the radio, or listen to your own music? Hope you get to see this question, since your getting bombarded with them right now. Take care!
Aaron Halvorson
Aaron Halvorson@aaronhalvorson_ · Aaron Halvorson
@mikeshinoda Mike you seem to be an expert marketing musician. Can you give us any tips as the dude who markets Linkin Park and Fort Minor so well? Did you take Marketing in school? I just graduated with my MBA in Marketing, so I'm really interested in knowing!
Masha
Masha @mmmmmmmmasha · Masha
Hi, Mike. What advice you would give to your younger self, Mike from the Past?
Sinem
Sinem@brkngthehabit
Will Projekt Revolution ever come back?
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
where you find the inspiration to make music?
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike! Diana from Romania here, your ex-Stanford Online student. :) Signed my diploma in Berlin last year, hope you remember me. I would like to know which are the main attributes and skills you're looking for when hiring somebody new in your crew. Thanks!
9andre8
9andre8@andreatecno2
Hi @mikeshinoda Do you think you'll make a new album of Fort Minor in the style of "Welcome"? And what was the best live tour in Europe with Linkin Park in your opinion?
Kris_SY
Kris_SY@krissy442 · Krissy
Are you going to colour your Hair red or blue agein? :) :)
Thomas
Thomas@_coizu
@mikeshinoda You (or basically Machine Shop Ventures) recently bought into esports with the acquisition of Immortals (former Team8) through a venture capital. Did you follow esports previously and what made you invest into it? Are you going to follow the scene more closely as the next LCS season starts to see how your team is doing or is this basically just a financial thing for you and you won't start following it? Also you have been at Riot Games a few weeks ago. I guess that was because of the investment into Immortals, am I right? Do you play LoL yourself or did you start playing it after that?
Lara
Lara@kowaiioppai · Student
What was the weirdest present from a fan?
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike! 1. When will be it release the new album? 2. what do you prefer Fort minor or Linkin park? :) 3. What is your favorite song of Linkin park? :)) 3. And do you have any concert in Europe soon? 4. what is your favorite movie? :3 P.S. come to Bulgaria pls! :) (sorry for the poor english) :P I"ll be glad if you answer me :) Have a Nice day, and i thank you! <3
D 0'clock
D 0'clock@d0clock · RedHare
Hey Mike - want to get your thoughts on the tech & startup investment side of things. What are key areas / inefficiencies in the current way people / consumers / human beings do things that you'd like to see disrupted and made better through tech & apps?
Lucia
Lucia@lula_0323
Hi mike, I follow you since I was little and you, along with Fort Minor and Linkin Park have marked my childhood. So I just wanted to say thank you for everything. I want a reply because for me it is important to know that you know that I exist. A hug and hope to see in Italy again.
Katie_V
Katie_V@free_mind_girl · Kate Koval
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike! Tell some funny stories from The Hunting Party tour? What was the most memorable moment?
jackyoth26
jackyoth26@jackyoth26 · Massage Therapist
@mikeshinoda I have been a fan for the last 15 years since the beginning i know sometimes the label decides where sometimes is better to go on tour but my question is this you have been in South America before to Argentina , Chile and Brazil now understand can be a security issue among others things but will you consider to do a proper Tour of South America including the countries that the band has never been ex Colombia, Ecuador,Peru among others. thanks
malu
malu@notfakemalu
What do you like to do in your free time? (when you're not creating music)
Kenji Echelon
Kenji Echelon@kenjikawuai · Echelon26
I admire all your work whether in music, art or composition is tell me what inspires you to do everything right?
Nathan Lemaire
Nathan Lemaire@nathan_lemaire
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike! Will you come in Belgium in the coming yearx ? Thanks, have a great day!
An Van Oppens
An Van Oppens@anvanoppens · Graphic Designer | LPBE Ambassador
@nathan_lemaire I upvote this a million times!! Pukkelpop was amazing this summer! Belgium loves LP <3
9andre8
9andre8@andreatecno2
@mikeshinoda Tips for creating a good song and a good text?
Peter Crow
Peter Crow@crow_pete
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike, do you still play videogames? If so, on which platform. BTW, I really enjoyed the article in Retro Video Games magazine.
Simone Colzani
Simone Colzani@s_colzani
Hi @mikeshinoda! Chester some days ago said he had the feeling something would have happened in the studio. Is something magic happening? Are you (Linkin Park) in a greatly inspired period? Thanks if you answer!
Carmen Rivera
Carmen Rivera@lupisbennington
Hola Mike..!! Buenos dias..!! (good morning) well.. I'm mexican fan and I have a very simple question .. what moves to Mike ? ie .. that makes Mike is inspired by all these letters that obviously we are here we feel very identified ... Greetings from Mexico Mexico te ama..!!!
Simone Colzani
Simone Colzani@s_colzani
Hello @mikeshinoda! Can you tell us a special moment from the last European Tour?
Monica M
Monica M@monicaym62203
@mikeshinoda your last album seemed to be a little more political from the usual LP sound. What is the premise and what inspired your latest album? Do you plan on going back to LP's roots? Also, what is your ultimate favorite track you made?
𝕁𝕒𝕤𝕠𝕟 Pittam
𝕁𝕒𝕤𝕠𝕟 Pittam@mikaelpittam · CMO, Maptags
@MikeShinoda What's the next big tech + music platform / idea / concept that excites you and why?
mishina_masha
mishina_masha@marypozdnya
@mikeshinoda Hi, Mike! My question is why don't you film your live shows anymore?
Rubén Morquecho
Rubén Morquecho@rubenshinoda
What is your favorite Pokemon? :3 What do you think when write a song?
Malu flores
Malu flores@maluflores6 · acrópole
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike, Would you like to make a partnership with Eminem? PS: 11 october will be my birthday, I would be very happy if you wished me a happy birthday.
Lucia
Lucia@lula_0323
Hi mike, I follow you since I was little and you, along with Fort Minor and Linkin Park have marked my childhood. So I just wanted to say thank you for everything. I want a reply because for me it is important to know that you know that I exist. A hug and hope to see in Italy again.
Anna
Anna@anna___ps
Hi Mike. I have got a question: Which places are the best for you to find new inspirations for drawings? Or for music?
MagicStar
MagicStar@magicstar125 · MagicStar
Are you working on a new album now? Sorry for my english ( You hear this all time from fans from abroad :D) Good luck!!
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
Hey Mike! With Machine Shop Ventures being created, how can a young developer/entrepreneur approach you to present his/her idea?
Gioolia ಥ_ಥ
Gioolia ಥ_ಥ@aghostinthesun
@mikeshinoda do you like potatoes?
Aaron Halvorson
Aaron Halvorson@aaronhalvorson_ · Aaron Halvorson
Hey Mike! Can you explain the origins of Music For Relief? You guys formed this awesome charity for an amazing cause! How did you guys come to form Music For Relief?
Meteora
Meteora @meteora_park
@mikeshinoda Hey! I have only one question for you: What kind of music or bands do you listen to?
AtomicFabi
AtomicFabi@hybridfabi
@mikeshinoda which has it been the most biggest challenge in your career with LP or FM?
serajnn
serajnn@serajnn12 · student
@mikeshinoda What's the first thing you do when you get up? :D
@mikeshinoda It may sound a bit silly but I'm by eighteenth birthday and my best gift would you wished me happy birthday <3
@mikeshinoda Hi mike, I have to ask a question regarding new Linkin Park album,,, could you guys can do a nu-metal album for the soldiers? Cause we desperately need a Nu-Metal record from Linkin park,,, i'm a huge fan of linkin park since 2008 ,,Eagerly waiting for your reply
Allan
Allan@halehahn
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike ! Linkin Park is planned for the Download Festival at Paris?
Sinem
Sinem@brkngthehabit
@mikeshinoda are there any newer bands/artists that you like?
Carmen Rivera
Carmen Rivera@lupisbennington
Hola otra vez (hello again), You know you've changed / transcended in the life of most of your fans with your music, what you feel or how you feel about this? Why do you think that your lyrics have an incredible power over the thoughts of others ? Besos.!!
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
Hi Mike! You're about to celebrate Music For Relief's 10th anniversary. This first 10 years have been amazing & I'm happy I could contribute while volunteering. How do you see the next 10 years of MFR? Greetings from Romania, Diana
Shay
Shay@shennigton · shay
What is the song that you love playing on stage ?
9andre8
9andre8@andreatecno2
@mikeshinoda What is the stupidest thing you have done during a live?
Jeff Umbro
Jeff Umbro@jeffumbro · CEO of The podglomerate
Hey @mikeshinoda! Hybrid Theory is one of my favorite CDs of all time, and I continue to push it down the ears of anyone I'm with. Any cool stories involved in the making of that one? What's your favorite song on the record?
MelisS
MelisS@lovelpforever · Melis
@mikeshinoda mike !! if you answer it will make my year !! so my question is when are you (and the rest of the band ) coming to spain ??? ive been waiting for 5 years ive travelled to holland ones to see you guys but would be awesome to see yu guys again !!!! when are you comming to spain ?? love you guyss,ps ; thinking of getting an lp tattoo
AleksandraKr
AleksandraKr@krolakr1 · Heroe, Camp Half-Blood
Hey Mike, this is my question: What do you do when you are sad or upset? Have a nice day! Best, Alex
Lucia
Lucia@lula_0323
Hello Mike, how are you? I would like to have your own greeting, just a hello. For me, your music has been very important and so I want to know that you know that at least I exist. I know that I shall say never but if you just read it this post know this: THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! I hope to see you soon in Italy.
Gioolia ಥ_ಥ
Gioolia ಥ_ಥ@aghostinthesun
Do you think that the leg is just an arm with the foot?
Aaron Halvorson
Aaron Halvorson@aaronhalvorson_ · Aaron Halvorson
Mike, which female musical artist or female-fronted band would you like to tour with the most?
Allan
Allan@halehahn
@mikeshinoda With whom would you like to work for the next album?
Robertas
Robertas@irobotas
Its so good that Fort Minor is back! Rising Tied is 10 years but sound not that old :) Are you happy about all the live shows you played? Thanks for returning my shirt in Berlin!
AtomicFabi
AtomicFabi@hybridfabi
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike!! Hope you're fine!! ok my question is what was your favorite game for NES? do you like The legend of Zelda?? Love you and love your job what you do is really amazing greetings from México!! have a nice day! :)
tayebe mohebi
tayebe mohebi@tayebeh_lp
some other questions if you dont mind: 1. are you gonna keep making 360p videos? 2. whats your opinion about game of thrones? do you think history is a big lie? 3.are you gonna cooperate with Eminem in your new album?4.anything to say to your iranian fans? or to your fans from middle east? sorry for my stupid english
Kiss Katalin
Kiss Katalin@kisskat23435594
Hello Mike, I'm Kata. When will Linkin Park to come on Hungary? How do you spend one of my day? thanks :D :)
Damla Arıtürk
Damla Arıtürk@soldier_girltr
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike :) (sorry for my bad English ) 1-Will you come to Turkey again ? Turkish Soldiers miss you guys soooo much ! 2-Do you believe in aliens ? 3- Can you give us clues about new album ? 4- Are you going to organize a new Projekt Revolution ?
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
Hi Mike! Have you ever thought of opening an European LPU headquarter? I see that as a great opportunity for the European fans to get closer and more involved with LPU, having the possibility to buy directly from a store/have their favorite items shipped closely & faster to them (like the pop-up store from Berlin) and also this would provide the band with a wider variety of fan oriented projects. Greetings from Romania, Diana
Javi Díez
Javi Díez@javidg8 · University of Oviedo
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike, where do you find inspiration to keep doing amazing songs for lots of years? Thank you! And please come to Spain please ;)
Aaron Halvorson
Aaron Halvorson@aaronhalvorson_ · Aaron Halvorson
@mikeshinoda Mike What are your thoughts on Skylar Grey (aka Holly Brook) ? Would you like to collaborate again with her on another Fort Minor track?
Allan
Allan@halehahn
@mikeshinoda Have you a phobia or a particular fear?
Aaron Halvorson
Aaron Halvorson@aaronhalvorson_ · Aaron Halvorson
@mikeshinoda Will we ever hear "Don't Stay" at a Linkin Park show again?
lalalalalala
lalalalalala@sxa0693
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike. Huge fan of LP. Just wondering, when are you coming to India? I've been waiting for years now. How long before you guys come?
lalalalalala
lalalalalala@sxa0693
@sxa0693 Also when can we expect the new album to come out? My girlfriend is telling me to tell you that she loves you. She also wants you to come to India. WE ALL DO
lalalalalala
lalalalalala@sxa0693
@sxa0693 @mikeshinoda Please tell me Senpai
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike, your concert at pkp15 was amazing! It was the best time of my life! But my question is, why do you give so few concerts in Belgium?
An Van Oppens
An Van Oppens@anvanoppens · Graphic Designer | LPBE Ambassador
@a_nke0935 Upvoting a million times! LP really needs to play in Belgium more often (I mean it's RIGHT NEXT to Germany, Pukkelpop sold out so fast this year because of LP, and LP is ALWAYS on top of the Belgian festival/concerts wishlists every year).
Rafael Pepe
Rafael Pepe@rafapepe · Musician
@mikeshinoda Mike, about LP recordings... how many demos you work to start an album (like different songs or different arrangements only?) and how rich the songs get when they are chose to record (like voices, effects.. how many tracks are used)?
C O L I N R E I D
C O L I N R E I D@colinreid1989 · Admin
@mikeshinoda It was awesome to meet you again at the London FM show!
An Van Oppens
An Van Oppens@anvanoppens · Graphic Designer | LPBE Ambassador
@colinreid1989 linkinpark.com/chat afterwards? :') We miss you @mikeshinoda!
Cleidionaldo Filho
Cleidionaldo Filho@cleidionaldo · Student, IFG, Brazil
@mikeshinoda DC or MARVEL?
Irene
Irene@nene241099 · student
What did you think of italian fans in Milan and Roma? Italy loves Lp and Fm to death!!!!!!!!!!! @mikeshinoda
Mea~
Mea~@_mea_7
The weirdest thing a fan ever asked you for?
Anna
Anna@anna___ps
Hi Mike, how long you work at one song in generall? Thanx for stay here with us <3
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
@mikeshinoda How does a day from your life look like? One from home and one from tour.
Davide La Rosa
Davide La Rosa@hardaviderock · guitarist
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike, I'm Davide, an italian fan. You guys were incredible at Rome! I feel that you were very excited! You play so good! It was something magic. Was a concert special for you? What was that made it so special? Thank you Mike I love you, Come back soon to Rome!
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
@mikeshinoda What's the best/worst thing of being a worldwide renowned artist?
Hi Mike !! You guys have met Zayed from Bangladesh,the winner of #openlabs_stagelight just a couple of days ago. It was really great seeing someone from my country standing beside you people!!! You guys mentioned about visiting my country for the first time next year if possible. It would be really amazing. So my questions are, can you guys really give this tour a serious shot and when can we expect a new LP album :D ?
Allan
Allan@halehahn
@mikeshinoda A new collaboration with Steve Aoki is it planned?
Lucia
Lucia@lula_0323
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike, I just wanted to say I love you. I love every single song and I hope you feel the same number. A warm greeting from Italy and thanks for coming for two years in a row!
Mea~
Mea~@_mea_7
Make a rap line just as random as you can
ℳemories
ℳemories@xerolpu
What do you want your next album to sound like?
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike! How does a day from your life look like? One from home and one from tour.
AnaliaGdelPuerto
AnaliaGdelPuerto@analiagdlpuerto · CSL-TIC
Mike, from Paraguay, What book dou you recommend too me? And what was the book that inspired you to compose o to create something? VERY THANKFUL TO YOU MIKE
Nicola
Nicola@nicolaxlp · -
@mikeshinoda favorite pokemon ? :3
milan alleman
milan alleman@ffirehorse
@mikeshinoda Linkin park mtv unplugged any time soon?
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike! :) What's the best prank you've ever done to somebody/ever done to you? And by the way, are you still doing pranks while on tour?
milan alleman
milan alleman@ffirehorse
@mikeshinoda Are you going to the Brussels meet-up in Hard Rock Cafe Brussel at 17 october 2015?
Allan
Allan@halehahn
@mikeshinoda Time goes too fast with you Mike :/
Kris_SY
Kris_SY@krissy442 · Krissy
Hey Mike! Will there be a new FM album in the future? And do you know when? :)
milan alleman
milan alleman@ffirehorse
Linkin Park mtv unplugged?
@ffirehorse if this does not haopen, I will riot
milan alleman
milan alleman@ffirehorse
Just bought "Welcome" in the iTunes Store
Saimaa
Saimaa@saima390
@mikeshinoda hey mike! I know this is the most redunant question ever but when is the next album coming? Also, I loooove your side project Fort Minor, I think it has a unique sound to it (okay this is more of a statement than a question) oh and can you guys put up more linkin park acessories like phone covers and stuff? Its my birthday in a few days and I was gonna gift myself that. Okay this was too long sorry for boring you to death if you even read it. It would mean the world to me if you replied.. And if you don't I'll just cry in the corner. Keep rocking! Come to Atlanta please. OH AND CAN YOU TELL BRAD HE IS AWESOME. THANKS. (Chester too)
Arek Brodowski
Arek Brodowski@arekbrodowski
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike :) Show in Rybnik,Poland was fantastic. Do you want back to Poland in 2016 year? If yes, where? Maybe Łódź or on the east of Poland. And did you take cd with autographs for a competition?
Christian Montoya
Christian Montoya@ironroker · enginer
@mikeshinoda Hello! more than a question, it is a sign of respect for a fan , keep it going , for large most of what you already are , you're the best Take care and greetings from mexico , indeed spectacular concert of mexico was not at ringside but spectacular your friend christian
Diana Music Pass
Diana Music Pass@dianamusicblog · Artist Management & PR
Hey Mike! :) Thanks for hanging with us tonight! Selfie wanted for the end of the chat. :D Loads of inspiration to you all, in the studio, Diana
milan alleman
milan alleman@ffirehorse
When will you do songs like: qwuerty, 1 stp kloser (with JD) , breaking the habit (last LPU CD version live again?
Nour bazan
Nour bazan@nour_bazan
@mikeshinoda hey Mike my name is nour it's my birthday any way did u ever mix up on stage and if so in what song
Dθ θR PIξ
Dθ θR PIξ@marsianfantasy
Hi, Mike :) What style planned of new album Linkin Park?
theChester
theChester@thechester1
Hey Mike! What can you tell us about the next Linkin Park album and something about Fort Minor?
dmz etli byrm pdesi
dmz etli byrm pdesi@coskunpeksenel · coskunpeksenelTR
Linkin Park why not come to Turkey. We miss you guyz :/
Ansia Stark
Ansia Stark@bemyshinoda
Hi Mike! My answer is: how do you feel when you're performing in stage with Linkin Park or Fort Minor? How do you feel when you see your fans there for you?
Michael
Michael@michael_alves7 · MichaelAlves
@mikeshinoda which means that these beautiful words that I love but do not understand "Then I'll be buried in the silence of the answer By myself "
hi mike! how are you? my question is what bothers you most fans and that is what you like more? could make a solo album covers rather than remix? I wish you could see my drawings:) greetings from Argentina to you and the rest of the band !!! PS: if I am using the google translator xD
BradRockZ
BradRockZ@r_delmariason · Linkin Park Lover
@mikeshinoda will Linkin Park ever go to India? Or will they never go to India. Hey! That rhymed!
jblk3662
jblk3662@jblk3662
@mikeshinoda Hi, I want to ask you that you come with Linkin Park to Slovakia? Many Slovak fans wishes to see Linkin Park live at some concerts.
Frank Abagnale
Frank Abagnale@frankabagnale13
I have been a LP fan from the last 7 years and still. And my dream is to watch you guys live. Just have a question are there any new songs coming with a different genre. Hope for a reply
marcroy
marcroy@asmarcroy · artist
@mikeshinoda hey mike....before i ask ...i just want u to know that linkin park is the greatest thing ever happened to me ...u made my childhood and i am really thankful....u probably hear that alot but i really mean it...so my question is what do u think about the band's future and also fort minor's ? and i dont mean to be rude but...can u give me an advice about an art future :/ ? please dont stop making music...thank you and god bless you ;)
a k - f i n i i .
a k - f i n i i .@akfnlrs · AkfiniiL
@mikeshinoda HI MIKE, so happy to talk with you. How are you? can you tell me a little about your life in linkin park?
Shiva m
Shiva m@shvmsv
@mikeshinoda hi, not a question, just wanted to say love you and your work, keep it up full energy, it takes time to see the light of the stars ,and you are a star
Tephy Pardo
Tephy Pardo@tephypardo · Diseñadora Gráfica
@mikeshinoda Hello! I am a fan of Linkin Park. I admire very much since I met them when I was little. I'm from Colombia, and I wonder if at some future plan to make a tour of South America, because I love to attend and be able to meet, it would be a dream come true. I am very glad to hear from you and the whole group. It is interesting that gamer club, how I would love to know a club like this. I want to thank you and the other for filling my soul with very good music will always be in my heart. Excuse my English, I'm really bad. Many greetings and a big hug from me, fondly, Tephy.
Madina
Madina@madinalp
Aaand my 2nd question is: what do u think about the band Bring Me to Horizon and their song Throne - it's actually reminds me the Linkin Park song 'Faint'.
Jaanhvee
Jaanhvee@sjaanhvee · student
hello, sir.... why you have never been to india ?? i am a big fan of you and your complete herd. i love to hear you'll. and i wish to hear you live. i have seen you concerts vedios on you tube and desperately want to hear you'll guys live. :)
LP
LP @tiew_dkm
@mikeshinoda Hello! I'm from Thailand. When you make new song I waiting. When you set the concerts in Thailand.Do you happy for work. Take care for yourself. How are you. Bye Bye !!!!
Caitlin S.
Caitlin S.@cctjehh
@mikeshinoda If you had to choose a man you have to spend the rest of your life with, who would it be?
princesshoward
princesshoward@darkerdeatha
hi mike huge fan. o my question is it possible that you guys sing at my birthday party. dont worry no one will attack you im not a crazy fan and my friends most of them dont know who you guys are but i love linkin park and it wont be alot of us my moms struggling with money right now but ill make sure you guys get paid i've never been to one of your concerts do to money problems but if it helps i've only been to one concert all my life. please agree to do this it would make me the happiest girl on earth. oh and i live in chicago and my birthday is in december.
Michiel Poortvliet
Michiel Poortvliet@mchlprtvlt · Student
Hey Mike. On the 24th this month it will be 15 (!) years ago you guys released the first album, Hybrid Theory. Have you prepared something to celebrate it?
RainbowUndead
RainbowUndead@rainbowundead · Free
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike. It is a pity to me, I am not able to talk in English. Therefore I transport in the translator :) Question: What do you think of Hollywood Undead. Many speak about similarity, and it became interesting to me that you about it think. Thanks in advance. (Russian fan)
mike lin
mike lin@mikelinsf · Founder & CEO, influencersTV
You are one of the few successful Asian-Americans in music. What are your thoughts around the lack of Asian-Americans in music. Is there a bamboo ceiling?
Natasha Lopez de A
Natasha Lopez de A@nlopezdearenosa · Self-employed
@mikelinsf this is the first time I've seen "bamboo ceiling." But, I agree! My friends and I were discussing it the other day, I hope to see his thoughts on this.
✗SoldierVenezuela✗
✗SoldierVenezuela✗@erzashinoda · ShikoShinoda
@mikeshinoda Have you done karate?, Have you ever eaten Venezuelan food? :3
LEO
LEO@driftk68
@mikeshinoda ..hlw mike ur an awesome guy...i like linkin park more than anything else.so my question is when are u guys going to release ur new album???and my second question is...is Chester Bennington a good guy...i mean are u two best friends or buddys...
Tom Baker
Tom Baker@jiinczmodztom · Musician
@mikeshinoda Hi, I know you might not see or reply to this but I wanted to tell you that you have been an inspiration in my young bands life (literally were all 16-17). Our predecessor, Bruce, was a huge fan of your music, you and Chester, he played your music all the time as I grew up. Last May, He passed away and his kids (us) have taken over the band, Method Collection (TNG). We are very grateful for you, Fort Minor and Linkin Park. Thank you for being as awesome as you are and I really hope we get to one day meet. Thanks. Signed Method Collection TNG
Zoe Petrich
Zoe Petrich@bvbizamaze2112 · STEM Launch K-8
I was wondering if you remember Linkin Park performing in Colorado 4 to 5 years ago because when I was somewhere between the ages of 7 and 8 my dad to my sister and I to our first concert, which was Linkin Park
Piotrek Kilian
Piotrek Kilian@piotrekjedi
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike My name is Peter and I'm 13 years old. I come from Poland. I'm your fan for quite a few years. The learned my first song Linkin Park was the Castle of Glass. I know many of your songs and the older ones from Hybrid Theory and Metor as well as with Hunting Party. My favorite song is Faint I also like somwhere I belong, paper-cut, War, Wastelands, Rebellion, In the end, Breaking the habit. My biggest dream is to meet with Linkin Park and especially with you, Mike live, I would like to talk to you about everyday life. A particular dream is to sing with you the song, especially Rebellion. I dream about it even though I know that you are not able to satisfy it because in the world there are many children and adults who have a dream like me. I want you to read this text, Mike and please you things that I could even get autographs from you. I know that a meeting with you is virtually impossible. Please if you can answer me. I greet you, Mike Peter. I'm sorry for all the mistakes I have committed the language in the text.
paolo fara
paolo fara@paolofara
@mikeshinoda hello Mike wanted to ask you first of all, as is Chester because I knew I was hurt and so are some preoocupato .... and as second thing I wanted to ask if next year you can bet on another tour around Europe ? !
pitam singh
pitam singh@p22pitam · NASA
@mikeshinoda Sir i am a great and The Biggest fan of you sir i want to ask a question to you sir what things did you do before your live concert how you make yourself ready in the front of crowd like in 2004 rock am ring the album name METEORA especially in 2004 rock am ring germanny concert Please sir i will be very thankfull if you reply to this question Linkin park Best Band in the world
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
you already thought about the possibility to call Jay-Z, Rakim, Daram Malakiam and other artists make an epic show to a DVD with this show?
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
about the new album, do you intend to maintain a heavy sound?
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
The shows have drum solo, guitar, its soil and Joe, because we do not have a bass solo with Dave?
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
At some point there was rivalry between Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit?
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
Has trained screaming like Chester?
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
For the start of the tour, you are preparing new, has many songs from the last album we want to see live!
Rony Sousa
Rony Sousa@ronysousa3 · Ronielly Sousa
MIke, the shows are very short, at least had to be two-hour show because you have many singles!
Alih
Alih@alice_bbrito · Alice Barilla Bortolatto brito
@mikeshinoda you can advance the name of some of the new music album?
Alih
Alih@alice_bbrito · Alice Barilla Bortolatto brito
@mikeshinoda if you fose set the new album in one word, what would you choose?
Suzan
Suzan@suzanc_ · Hunter
@mikeshinoda Hi:) How many kilometers / meters you have gone to the Great Wall of China? (My english is no perfect)
Suzan
Suzan@suzanc_ · Hunter
@mikeshinoda Your favourive/hated food?
Mateus Daniel
Mateus Daniel@manomatias · Student
@mikeshinoda hi mike, it's a dream can make an ask for you, and about linkin park, tell me what you think about the energy of brazilians in the show of linkin park?, and when the band come here to brazil again? thanks mike :)
Danish Adam
Danish Adam@danishadam97
When is the new song will come?
keren alib
keren alib@kerenalib
Hola MIKE .... desde los 12 años me he interestado en escribir un poco de buenas letras...inspiradas en algunos de los temas que expresan en sus canciones :), me gustaría saber ... algún momento puedes darme una opinión sobre su contenido?. Y bueno gracias por seguir haciendo esa música que tanto necesita el mundo.. un poco de reflección nos falta todos los días..
keren alib
keren alib@kerenalib
Hello....!!! MIKE .... from 12 years I have been interested in writing some good lyrics ... inspired by texts of songs ..in some point could receive any feedback on its content ? .. Thank LP make music that helps us reflect day by day ... espero algún momento visiten ACAPULCO MEXICO. BESOS..:)
LIZBFMV
LIZBFMV@lizbfmv · LIZ1998
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike I am Liz since Ecuador i feel amazing in this way because i really admire you. I should say that you are my inspiration to learn rap in English and in other languages. But well i have some questions: Would you tell me a funny experience about your life? What means for you the song bleed it out and papercut? What is the song that you love to sing? Would you dedicate me in a video a little piece of the song LOST IN THE ECHO? Please i will be the happiest girl in the world for this. We love you Mike. Have a great day !! You are amazing !! ;) Please never forget to your fans ! Sorry by my English.
Lola Senpai
Lola Senpai@eluiza13
@mikeshinoda HI Mike! BIG fan here. If Chester was a girl , would you date her? Why? (Before you got married ofc)
Christopher #15
Christopher #15@christopher0818 · i'm a student, 14 years old
@mikeshinoda i am very happy to join this. When will Linkin park do the concert in Indonesia again? 4 years ago, i watched you guys in Indonesia, and i wish Linkin Park could do the concert again in Indonesia.
katya pedullà
katya pedullà@kathycat71 · housewife
@mikeshinoda hello Mike has a keen pleasure to write !! I love your artistic talents as a singer , musician and painter..About that I'd like to know where I can admire your artistic works also online.I would love!! !!! kisses from Rome
OlgaFoxy
OlgaFoxy@yqn5ej26m5yanqu · Home
Hay, Mike! How are you, guys? Did you like your tour? How are you feeling? Which cities did you like more then others? What are plans for the future and Fort Minor?
tayebe mohebi
tayebe mohebi@tayebeh_lp
Heyyy Mike. BIG fan here…. I’m so excited about this chat How is it going with linkin park’s seven album? Are we gonna hear a new fort minor song soon? Who was that mysterious artist in England that you guys were cooperating with? Do you guys have something special planned for hybrid theory released day? Do you like anime? :DDDD Aren’t you guys coming to the middle east? Im Iranian and you guys have HUGE fans here. There are so many talented musicians here that you guys have inspired them. I don’t wanna become a musician but I have big dreams and you were the ones who gave me enough motivation to follow my dreams. You told me that I should work hard and be somebody to prove others that I CAN achieve my dreams. I love you guys so much and I hope I can get to see you one day
OMARI MIDGETTE
OMARI MIDGETTE@akil_omari · None
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike I live in Virginia Can you please shave your beard have a clean shave?
OMARI MIDGETTE
OMARI MIDGETTE@akil_omari · None
When Is Don't stay is coming back to the setlist
Brice
Brice @horizons_lp
have you already recorded the new song of the new album of Linkin Park ?
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆@lebrelp · Lebre shinoda
@mikeshinoda hi Mike my inspired, which I left so much intelligence that head? you without doubt one of the best musicians in the world, to continue always so.!!
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆@lebrelp · Lebre shinoda
@mikeshinoda Mike Brazil loves the LP and FM but you only come to São Paulo and Rio de Janairo why not come pro Northeast Brazil?
Bruna Rafaela
Bruna Rafaela@brunnarafa · Bruna Rafaela
@mikeshinoda What got your attention the most when you visited Brazil?
BreBre
BreBre@brerodriguesf · Brendarodriguesf
Hello Mike, as it has been receiving from fans regarding the song "Welcome"? The Brazil loves you ❤️
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆@lebrelp · Lebre shinoda
@mikeshinoda Mike because you laughed so hard? how much joy huehuehue
Lyle McKeany
Lyle McKeany@lylemckeany · growth marketer
Hi @mikeshinoda! My old band was on the same Ozzfest tour as Linkin Park way back in 2001. The music industry has drastically changed since that time in a multitude of ways. If you were an up and coming artist today, how would you go about things differently? Is a major label record deal as meaningful as it was back then?
BreBre
BreBre@brerodriguesf · Brendarodriguesf
Do you realize how much people love you, how much you have fans that you wish all the success in the world, how much are people that root for you, who would give anything to meet him? When you were at the beginning of your career, I imagined that their dream of having a band would take all this proportion? Brazil loves you❤️
chris styles
chris styles @chrisstyles44 · bulider
@mikeshinoda hi mike do you think there will be a tour in 2016 when the new album comes out later next year ? and will you be adding more dates that the hunting party tour plus Happy birthday 14th birthday in the end :)
Gótica Suave
Gótica Suave@ste1chester · Stephanie Beatriz
Compared to Linkin Park, what do you think about a partnership with the band Slipknot ?
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆@lebrelp · Lebre shinoda
@mikeshinoda What will this partnership with LP Korn? Limp Bizkit? Eminem?
Hiila LP HiidalgO
Hiila LP HiidalgO@hilasoldier_97
@mikeshinoda hey mike Do you plan to come to Costa Rica?
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆@lebrelp · Lebre shinoda
@mikeshinoda You think Linkin Park is really the best band nowadays? what your opinion of it?
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆@lebrelp · Lebre shinoda
@mikeshinoda What really matters to you in your projects in their bands?
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆@lebrelp · Lebre shinoda
@mikeshinoda You really appreciate what the fans in the soldiers, do for the band? how big the emotion you feel?
-Bruh
-Bruh@buublp · Bruna Carollina
Something to talk about the "mysterious" partnership with Linkin Park? <3
Maria
Maria@mariakashalova
Hello Mike :) hope u r doing well :) tell us about ur art project
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆@lebrelp · Lebre shinoda
@mikeshinoda I did not know several questions to anger all see more If you see only one answer and I will be very happy You are what most inspired and admire me. OK? I'm soldier Brazilian proudly i love LP and FM *---*
Hi Mike! Have you thought to dye your hair blue? old school :) How's your son?
Natasha Lopez de A
Natasha Lopez de A@nlopezdearenosa · Self-employed
I can't find my post so forgive me if this is a repeat. Just want to make sure it's here- Would a 2 or 3 day festival like KnotFest ever be considered by Linkin Park? "Day Zero" dedicated to a LPU Summit and Music For Relief activities? With Machine Shop Ventures investing, there could be lots of interesting companies at booths, FM and STP part of the bill. Possibly a chance for tweaks to the set list you can't pull off on the usual tours. Anyways, want to take the chance to thank you guys. And we are so proud of your Fort Minor performances! "Kenji" in Berlin is a time I won't forget. Have fun with this chat!
-Bruh
-Bruh@buublp · Bruna Carollina
What is your favorite place to do shows? And how it feels to hold concerts in this place? Thank you so much <3
Michiel Poortvliet
Michiel Poortvliet@mchlprtvlt · Student
Hey Mike, are you a religious man?
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆
★ Lebre Shinoda ☆@lebrelp · Lebre shinoda
@mikeshinoda Mike at first it was you who made the lyrics of the songs LP Yet you still the composer? or other help now?
malu
malu@notfakemalu
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike! It's a pleasure to can talk to you. I'm from Brazil, so my English isn't good enough. I would like to know why you can´t touch your shoulders with your hands (unless you cross them).
Senna V
Senna V@sennaamandaa
@mikeshinoda if you could be anyone for a day, how would you be?
Yuri Dzebik
Yuri Dzebik@nemesis_lp
@mikeshinoda Hello, Mike! Do you believe in aliens?
Анна Талова
Анна Талова@annatalova1 · Anna15
Hi, Mike! Happy to be with you. What are your plans for the future? What new projects can we expect?
malu
malu@notfakemalu
Hike! (hi + Mike) I would like to know what do you think of your fans. Do you like us? How do you call us?
-Bruh
-Bruh@buublp · Bruna Carollina
What is your favorite place to relax?
James Simpson
James Simpson@goldfirestudios · CEO, GoldFire Studios
@mikeshinoda Linkin Park has released social games in the past. What are your thoughts on the continued evolution of the format as more of the world comes online, and is this an area of interest for Machine Shop Ventures?
Darya Wolk
Darya Wolk@figure___09 · schoolboy
@mikeshinoda how did you learn to rap and write songs?
-Bruh
-Bruh@buublp · Bruna Carollina
Do you dream of visiting a place you can not go?
Sandeep Tripathy
Sandeep Tripathy@kingdomof_s · Programmer | Digital Guy | Musician
Hi @mikeshinoda, It’s an honor to get an opportunity to interact with you. I’m really excited to see Linkin Park start its journey into VC/investment, I’m sure like your music career, you’ll succeed in this as well. My question is somehow targeted on musicians and entrepreneurs (or both). Do you think, incubators/accelerators like Y-combinator or 500 Startups can be setup focussing only on musicians/bands. Its true that social media has taken over and now anyone can publish a song and become an online superstar, but for musicians who have no idea about how music should be marketed and how its should reach its fans, an incubator may be a suitable option. It can function the same way, as a band is formed, they attend a 3-4 months cohert, they receive guidance about albums, commercialization, licensing, concerts etc and the incubator may take a share like 5-10% of the band. This might also help musicians around the world to come together and interact with fellow musicians, build an alumni network and create an industry which is much more transparent/open. What I want to know is do you think this is a viable idea? Will Machine Shop Ventures/Linkin Park consider this option (maybe anytime soon)?
Brice
Brice @horizons_lp
when you unveil the complet soundtrack of into the badlands ?
An Van Oppens
An Van Oppens@anvanoppens · Graphic Designer | LPBE Ambassador
Hey Mike! If I'm not too early with this - Where did you guys get the inspiration to write this next album? Or did you just think it was time to get back in the studio and see from there? How is that going so far btw? Looking forward. :) Thanks! An
Yuri Dzebik
Yuri Dzebik@nemesis_lp
@mikeshinoda Have you already watched the Martian?
Saimaa
Saimaa@saima390
@nemesis_lp i did and its awesome. Not that i count tho.
Kenji Echelon
Kenji Echelon@kenjikawuai · Echelon26
I admire all your work whether in music, art or composition is tell me what inspires you to do everything right?
Shay
Shay@shennigton · shay
@mikeshinoda Hello, what is your best memory on stage ?
Eldan Tulpar
Eldan Tulpar@eldan_tulpar · Eldan Tulpar
Do you wanna fly into space? Can you tell me about your responsibilities at your last job? What is your greatest strength?
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
Is there anything you have not done, but you want to do?
Kenji Echelon
Kenji Echelon@kenjikawuai · Echelon26
I admire all your work whether in music, art or composition is tell me what inspires you to do everything right?
Rubén Morquecho
Rubén Morquecho@rubenshinoda
@mikeshinoda what is your favorite song of The Hunting Party
Darya Wolk
Darya Wolk@figure___09 · schoolboy
Hi!You eat organic food out of the tour?
توت فرنگی
توت فرنگی @toootfarangi
Hi mike , i was at 4 of ur concert in Germany. i fine you are a mega talent. now here is a Q . how did you find that you can start a great band like linkin park and how can you manage all ur programs such as 3 bands and all ur activity? It needs so much NRG and work. I am a real fan of YOU. :*
Eldan Tulpar
Eldan Tulpar@eldan_tulpar · Eldan Tulpar
@mikeshinoda Can you tell me about your responsibilities at your last job? What is your greatest strength?
Kenji Echelon
Kenji Echelon@kenjikawuai · Echelon26
I admire all your work whether in music, art or composition is tell me what inspires you to do everything right?
Darya Wolk
Darya Wolk@figure___09 · schoolboy
Hi!You eat organic food out of the tour?
Justin F Harris
Justin F Harris@justinfharris · Co-Founder, Beehive
Hey Mike, Thanks for doing this AMA, love your music. What was your favorite NES game? Any collaborations with new artist you would enjoy doing? Saw you started investing in startups anything you looking for or spaces you interested in investing?
Ariadne Camargo♥
Ariadne Camargo♥@arisshinoda · Ari Camargo
@mikeshinoda what was the funniest thing already happened to you on stage or off it ?? rsrs a big hug from brazil NÓS TE AMAMOS ♥♥
Anna Kravchenko
Anna Kravchenko@anna_universe
Hello, Mike. Do you like Belarus?! Will you come there again?!
توت فرنگی
توت فرنگی @toootfarangi
Hi mike , i was at 4 of ur concert in Germany. i fine you are a mega talent. now here is a Q . how did you find that you can start a great band like linkin park and how can you manage all ur programs such as 3 bands and all ur activity? It needs so much NRG and work. I am a real fan of YOU. :*
LPCollision Brasil
LPCollision Brasil@lp_collisionbr · goiasesporteclub
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike, Brazilian greetings. Linkin Park have up to leave tour with 30STM, as the band comes from new album next year who would not be the time for a music together?
Shay
Shay@shennigton · shay
@mikeshinoda Hi, what is you best memory on stage ?
Vladimir Depotapchuk
Vladimir Depotapchuk@v_depotapchuk
Hi, Mikey! Tell us about the new album.
Kenji Echelon
Kenji Echelon@kenjikawuai · Echelon26
I admire all your work whether in music, art or composition is tell me what inspires you to do everything right?
jessica barros
jessica barros@jeh_barross · jessica barros
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike. You have several Brazilian fans, we wanted to know when you go back to Brazil. Thanks.
X
X@dorothykoscieln
@mikeshinoda hi mike:}:}my son is 7 years old and he has question for u when linkin park will be again in poland and when will be new album ready?
Shay
Shay@shennigton · shay
@mikeshinoda Hi, what is you best memory on stage ?
X
X@dorothykoscieln
@mikeshinoda hi mike:}:}my son is 7 years old and he has question for u when linkin park will be again in poland and when will be new album ready?
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
What was the most embarrassing thing that you passed?
X
X@dorothykoscieln
@mikeshinoda hi mike:}:}my son is 7 years old and he has question for u when linkin park will be again in poland and when will be new album ready?
Earteza Auvee
Earteza Auvee@earteza · Team Member @Foundedx
Hi @mikeshinoda this is Earteza from Bangladesh, what is your Future plan with Tech with Music ? i run a software dev company for Japanese startups , so how we can help you or can get involve with you to do something awesome in future ?
laurakenji;
laurakenji;@lalla_23 · Student
Hi, Mike! 1- Is there a song you would like to make a cover? 2- What is your favorite painting of all time? 3- Some news from your new art project?
LIZBFMV
LIZBFMV@lizbfmv · LIZ1998
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike What do you think about the song The final Masquerade? Greetings from Ecuador !!
Anastasia
Anastasia@nastyab_lp
@mikeshinoda How is the work on a new album?
laurakenji;
laurakenji;@lalla_23 · Student
Hi, Mike! 1- Is there a song you would like to make a cover? 2- What is your favorite painting of all time? 3- Some news from your new art project?
Pragya
Pragya@pragya_lp
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike Sir! Do a album or a song with eminem.
Caroline Back
Caroline Back@until_lts_gone · Caroline Back LP
Is there anything you have not done, but you want to do?
Eldan Tulpar
Eldan Tulpar@eldan_tulpar · Eldan Tulpar
Hello @mikeshinoda )))))))) Can you tell me about your responsibilities at your last job? What is your greatest strength? Do you wanna fly into space? What is your greatest weakness? What motivates you most at work? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Do You Prefer to Work Independently or On a Team? Who won BDay Challenge? What rock band do you listen? What content will be in the next album? How do you spend free time with LP guys?
LIZBFMV
LIZBFMV@lizbfmv · LIZ1998
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike What do you think about the song The final Masquerade? Greetings from Ecuador !!
Karina Langkjer
Karina Langkjer@langkjer_kah · estudant
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike! I'm so glad to be here! I'd like to know what kind of art you guys would look for for the next album, because I'm an art lover (and artist too ^^) and I'd like to know the kind of art do you like. The Hunting Party art were absolutely amazing!
Friday 13
Friday 13@benni_pikina · Annie Pikina
@mikeshinoda Hi, Mike! So happy to be with you. When will the new album?Will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hybrid Theory?
Hey Mike! We have heard the 'Into the Badlands' theme yesterday and it sounds very cool! Is there chance that we will hear extended version of it? What can you tell us about that project generally?
An Van Oppens
An Van Oppens@anvanoppens · Graphic Designer | LPBE Ambassador
Hey Mike! Another one; Recently you made a post on Instagram about a new art project you're working on. How is that currently going? Any way you could tell us more about it (even hints)? :) Always enjoy seeing your art. Thanks! An
Friday 13
Friday 13@benni_pikina · Annie Pikina
@mikeshinoda Hi, Mike! So happy to be with you. When will the new album?Will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hybrid Theory?
Anna
Anna@anna___ps
Where did you find your inspirations for a song or a drawing?
Earteza Auvee
Earteza Auvee@earteza · Team Member @Foundedx
Hi @mikeshinoda this is Earteza from Bangladesh, what is your Future plan with Tech with Music ? i run a software dev company for Japanese startups , so how we can help you or can get involve with you to do something awesome in future ?
Anna Kravchenko
Anna Kravchenko@anna_universe
@mikeshinoda Hello, Mike. Do you like Belarus?! Will you come there again?!
Hello Mike! Thank you for amazing show in Belarus!!! What do you think about Banksy? What about your art exhibition?
LIZBFMV
LIZBFMV@lizbfmv · LIZ1998
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike What do you think about the song The final Masquerade? Greetings from Ecuador !!
Earteza Auvee
Earteza Auvee@earteza · Team Member @Foundedx
Hi @mikeshinoda this is Earteza from Bangladesh, what is your Future plan with Tech with Music ? i run a software dev company for Japanese startups , so how we can help you or can get involve with you to do something awesome in future ?
SAW LINKIN PARK
SAW LINKIN PARK@irremplacablelp · Ewa
Had you a great time in Rybnik? I was in the second row and I've seen everything. My dream came true and remember, you're always welcome in Poland!!!
AtomicFabi
AtomicFabi@hybridfabi
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike!! Hope you're fine!! ok my question is what was your favorite game for NES? do you like The legend of Zelda??
Rubén Morquecho
Rubén Morquecho@rubenshinoda
@mikeshinoda Hi! What is your favorite videogame of nintendo? :3
Anna
Anna@anna___ps
@mikeshinoda Which places are the best for you to draw or to write?
SAW LINKIN PARK
SAW LINKIN PARK@irremplacablelp · Ewa
Which style of music will you play in your new album? I've heard that there will be experiments like in thp, but can you describe this album somehow?
X
X@dorothykoscieln
@mikeshinoda one more mike- u have to know this- the best show ever was when u and rest band were in germany on rar:}
Anna
Anna@anna___ps
@mikeshinoda In which age have you started to draw?
Evgenia Borisova
Evgenia Borisova@evalp2000 · pharmacy
@mikeshinoda Mike, everyone knows how you came to the art of how you came to the music?
James Simpson
James Simpson@goldfirestudios · CEO, GoldFire Studios
@mikeshinoda What are your long-term goals for Machine Shop Ventures?
Anna
Anna@anna___ps
@mikeshinoda The first instrument you played?
Karlos Luzz
Karlos Luzz@carlosluzzlp
Mike you are already writing new songs pro Linkin Park? :3
Randy Martinez
Randy Martinez@randymg23
@mikeshinoda Hi Mike, can you tell us about new album from Linkin Park? You are a great man.
SAW LINKIN PARK
SAW LINKIN PARK@irremplacablelp · Ewa
@mikeshinoda Which style of music will you play in your new album? I've heard that there will be experiments like in thp, but can you describe this album somehow?
Vera
Vera@mormorbirgit
@mikeshinoda Are you a neat or a messy person?
Darya Wolk
Darya Wolk@figure___09 · schoolboy
Hello from Belarus!You eat organic food out of the tour?
Rui
Rui@496806827 · lianrui
What can you tell me about the new album
Ariadne Camargo♥
Ariadne Camargo♥@arisshinoda · Ari Camargo
@mikeshinoda it's hard to give you fame? and how you and your family go through it ?
Hi, Mike.I want to say that I sincerely thank you for your wonderful work,thank's.Say please,when will the new album Lp?And it's true that the new album will be similar to Meteora?
EvoOba
EvoOba@evooba
@mikeshinoda You recently launched a Ventures firm via Machine Shop. What do you look out for, for the companies you are seeking to support and take on your business?
Anya
Anya@__a_n_y_a_
@mikeshinoda where do you take the inspiration to write songs?
Anna
Anna@anna___ps
@mikeshinoda Do you think that your raising popularity change yourselfe? In which direction?
kika.a
kika.a@kika_a11 · lawyer
Hi from Italy, what'up man? I'd like to know if you like ITALIAN GASTRONOMY ? :D IT'S cool having a way to chat with You !! Rome was incredible !!!
What about your big upcoming art project you was talking about?
❌Saufika❌
❌Saufika❌@saufika_lp · student
@mikeshinoda hey Mike, how re you today? hope you are feeling well.. i saw that Chester was talking about you guys are working on a new album on the studio, so if may i know, what's the concept of your new album in Linkin Park? or maybe just a little clue about it? i'm so curious anyway because i'm so in love with all your masterpiece ^-^ thankyou
matiquezada lp
matiquezada lp@mati25quezada
@mikeshinoda hi mike from chile , i have a question for you? do you have any exotic pet ?
Karlos Luzz
Karlos Luzz@carlosluzzlp
Mike you are already writing new songs pro Linkin Park?
daiara castro
daiara castro@umtantorockeira
@mikeshinoda Hello Mike, I wonder if Linkin Park will release new album? And it will be different from others?
Anna
Anna@anna___ps
@mikeshinoda You always wear such kind of cool t-shirts. Where do you buy them? Your own design?
Sacrifice.
Sacrifice.@seeintoinfinity
What about the upcoming album from LP? :)
HUNTING THEORY
HUNTING THEORY@hunting_theory · Shit Artist
@mikeshinoda hi Mike ! its really great to see ya here man ! i wanted to know what Technology is the best in your opinion?
Christina.
Christina.@thehybridthings · Multimedia and Graphic Designstudent
@mikeshinoda Hey Mike! Did anything magical happen in the studio the other day? (As Chester tweeted he had a feeling)
Marika Poddubnaya
Marika Poddubnaya@marikapoddubnay · Marik
Hello, Mike. I am glad that I can ask you some questions, and I hope that you answer. 1.What do you feel when you're standing on stage in front of a huge crowd ? 2. And you will continue to dye your hair ? 3. Have you read "Harry Potter"? 4.What inspires you? Thank you in advance, have a nice day! :)
Nathalia
Nathalia@ntavaresrj · JL