Via Instagram, the Californian alt. rock outfit Kitten has announced their new single, titled 'Me,' was produced by none other than Mike Shinoda! Their new EP, Goodbye Honeymoon Phase, is due tomorrow, October 18, 2019. It appears the song will also receive a music video as it is already listed on Mike Shinoda's Apple Music page in Japan. A preview can be watched here. The band told the story behind the collaboration via Twitter:
Guys last year I was in the van, and we had all jus finished burrito bowls from Chipotle. Other than that it was like any normal day on tour when i received a DM from @mikeshinoda None of us could believe it. A year later , it’s a collab. MAZAL 🤧
"Goodbye Honeymoon Phase" Tracklist:
Memphis Me Goodbye Honeymoon Phase Distraction Friday's No Fun Anymore
Music video is out! Watch it here:
We've been slow on news lately, so here's something cool: an instrumental version of A Thousand Suns had surfaced earlier this year with an early instrumental version of the song. Recently, the multitracks for this version were leaked online and a fan actually went through the trouble of putting everything together so we can hear how the original song sounded before NoBraiN (winner of the Linkin Park featuring You contest) made changes to the track. Listen below.
Additionally, make sure to watch the LPTV episode about the contest here and read LPAssociation's exclusive interview with NoBraiN here.
The demo version of 'It's Goin' Down' had been shared many times in the forums over the years, but now we've decided to make the entire 2001 Advance CD for Built From Scratch available for download in lossless format. The version of 'It's Goin' Down' present in this CD is commonly known as "promo version" due to the voiceover during the bridge. The intro is the infamous "Lee Interlude" (a sample from Bruce Lee's Game Of Death) which was played live by Linkin Park throughout 2001. The chorus is completely different from the final version.
The skits present on Built From Scratch are missing from this CD. All songs feature voiceovers letting the listener know they came from a promotional copy of the album - similar to what 'It's Goin' Down' has. Due to this CD being manufactured the year before the album was released, some tracks are still in their demo form. The track 'Triple Threat' (named after the DJ group featured on it) is the only title not present in the standard Built From Scratch album. There's an unlisted 18th track in the disc which is an alternate version of 'Feel The Bass.'
01. XL (feat. Large Professor)
02. X-Ecutioners Scratch
03. A Journey Into Sound (feat. Kenny Muhammed on Beatbox)
04. 3 Boroughs
05. Let It Bang (feat. MOP)
06. X-ecutioners (Theme) Song (feat. Dan The Automator)
07. Feel The Bass
08. It's Goin' Down (feat. Linkin Park)
09. Premier's X-ecution (feat. DJ Premier)
10. Y'all Know The Name (feat. Pharoahe Monch, Xzibit, Inspectah Deck and Madskillz)
11. Genius Of Love (feat. Tom Tom Club)
12. Choppin' Niggaz Up
13. B-Boy Punk Rock 2001 (feat. Everlast)
14. Triple Threat (Starring The Triple Threat DJ's - Shortkut, Apollo and Vinroc)
15. Play That Beat (feat. Fatman Scoop)
16. Dramacide (feat. Big Pun and Kool G Rap)
17. X-ecution Of A Bum Rush
18. Feel The Bass
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After a long, incredible year and a half journey, the Post Traumatic Tour comes to an end. Mike performs his final show of the tour in at the Wired Music Festival in Nagoya, Japan.
Mike's last show in Manila featured what was perhaps the best setlist we've ever seen. Mike made it a challenge to include every album in his set. And he went above and beyond - not only including the main albums, but the remix albums, too. 'Keys To The Kingdom' made its live debut when Mike rapped the second verse of it over the extended bridge of 'Sorry For Now,' after he rapped verse one of 'Second To None' for the first time in twelve years. Verse 2 of 'Enth E Nd' was performed during 'In The End,' making it the first time since 2006 that the song had been performed. 'Numb/Encore' was featured as an intro to 'Numb,' striking the mark for Collision Course - Mike really went all out! 'Lift Off' featured 'High Voltage' and Mike's verse from the 'Skin To Bone' remix from Recharged, making it the first time since 2015 that the verse appeared. Things didn't let up in the encore, as Mike debuted a mashup of 'It's Goin' Down' and 'Step Up.' Now THAT'S a crazy show.
Check out this pretty complete recording of the Manila show!
As this show will be a festival set, we can expect it to be played pretty safe. Singles from Post Traumatic and classic live staples are sure to show up, and it'll be a little shorter set than usual. Mike plays a 75 minute set after King Gnu and is followed by headliner Wiz Khalifa. Is anyone going to the show? As this is the final Post Traumatic Tour show (for now), we don't know what comes next! But we'll catch ya back here when we do. The animated music video for 'World's On Fire' was just released, so be sure to check it out! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest news on Mike and Linkin Park.
The Post Traumatic Tour is almost over, but not without a couple more shows! The last headlining show of the tour is taking place today, September 6, at the New Frontier Theater in Manila, Philippines.
Mike's last show in Jakarta was nothing short of huge. With a whopping SIX tour debuts ('In Stereo,' 'Hold It Together,' 'Iridescent,' 'Lift Off,' 'Heavy,' and 'It's Goin' Down'), Mike proved that he has a lot up his sleeve left for the rest of the tour. On top of all the tour debuts, many set staples continued to rock the house: 'Castle Of Glass,' 'When They Come For Me,' 'Watching As I Fall,' and 'A Place For My Head' with Don Broco all returned for another show. 'Lift Off' featured verse one of 'Step Up' for the first time, making it the first time since London, England earlier this year that 'Step Up' has appeared in a set (being performed over the bridge of 'Sorry For Now'). 'Iridescent' also made a very rare appearance, being only the third time this year that it was played! There are surely a lot of surprises yet to be seen for this last headlining show, so let's see what happens!
Watch a rare performance of 'Iridescent' from Mike's set in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 4, 2019.
It's been awhile since Mike was last in the Philippines. The last time was in 2013, on the final leg of the Living Things World Tour. Linkin Park played a show in Pasay, bringing an epic set featuring a HUGE opening of 'A Place For My Head,' 'Papercut,' and 'Given Up.' This show was the first to feature 'Lying From You' in its full, original form in an encore. Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country a few months after the band performed there, leading to the guest-filled MFR Concert For The Philippines at the start of 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Linkin Park's first show in the Philippines was in 2004, on the Meteora World Tour. The set featured plenty of Meteora classics, such as 'From The Inside,' 'Don't Stay,' plus many Meteora-era live staples, such as the band's cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Wish' and the 2004 Hip-Hop Medley featuring 'Step Up,' 'Nobody's Listening,' and 'It's Goin' Down' (funny enough, part of all three of those songs have been played on this short Asia Tour!).
Watch this special fan-made compilation of Linkin Park's show in Pasay, Philippines in 2013.
What can we expect from the set? Who knows! It's the final headlining show of the final leg of the Post Traumatic Tour (according to Mike). So, things could get crazy. It's unlikely we'll see a full live debut (though 'Nothing Makes Sense Anymore,' 'Brooding,' 'Promises I Can't Keep,' and 'Can't Hear You Now' haven't been performed yet...) but the tour debuts could be aplenty. We've yet to see plenty of Post Traumatic Tour staples, like 'Kenji,' 'Cigarettes,' 'Invisible,' 'Nobody Can Save Me,' and 'Prove Me Wrong.' Those are only a few examples - Mike has plenty more songs to pull from! Anything's fair game for this last show (since we can expect the festival performance in Japan to be relatively safe), so: bring it on, Shinoda.
Who's going to the show? After this one, Mike has one final show to play on the Post Traumatic Tour in Nagoya, Japan at the Wired Music Festival on September 8. The animated music video for 'World's On Fire' was just released, so be sure to check it out!
Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest news on Mike and Linkin Park.
Check out the rest of Mike's 2019 touring schedule here.