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"One Step Closer: From Xero to #1: Becoming Linkin Park" Book

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I wouldnt be suprised if it gets a lawsuit so we better grab the first copies as soon as they will be released before the book will vanish from planet Earth lmfao 

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There are many dvd unauthorized documentaries of LP they even use their name and pictures of the band

 

I just don't see why this would be blocked, actually it's pretty interesting 

 

It's hard to block a book release even for people that are way more important than Linkin Park, not even Trump could block the release of Bolton's book. 

 

Don't overreact. 

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Any concerns that Jeff could be considered an "unreliable narrator"? Fact is, he knows a ton about the band's early history and origins. Just worried that he might embellish or change things for "dramatic purposes" or to make himself look more favorable.

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On 8/4/2020 at 5:18 PM, Hybrid1988 said:

Any concerns that Jeff could be considered an "unreliable narrator"? Fact is, he knows a ton about the band's early history and origins. Just worried that he might embellish or change things for "dramatic purposes" or to make himself look more favorable.

 

Yes. That's what I was getting at in my earlier post in this thread lol. I don't think he would be writing a book to let us all know that he definitely wanted Mike out of the band or restricted to just keyboards. Plus the stuff with Chester basically telling him to fuck off after being told "You should be the star", him wanting Joe to wear a lab coat on stage, him showing the ITE demo to another rapper and then telling the band "This guy didn't like it, you should change the whole song". It doesn't sound like the band and he are on great terms, so the fact that he's writing a book about them at all is weird enough.

 

I would probably check it out and read it, but any completely outlandish claims I would take with a grain of salt.

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On 8/3/2020 at 11:22 AM, hahninator said:

Interesting. Jeff is probably not involved in the band's HT20 celebration because they don't have a good relationship with him (see: "Get Me Gone" by Fort Minor, & Mike's stream where he mentioned the "In the End" demo). So this is his opportunity to cash in on the album anniversary and blowout.

 

No doubt there will be good info here, and great photos especially. Check the photos of Chester on the cover without flames, and also of Mike's Xero tape. He saw Xero at the Whisky, so he probably has awesome info and photos. Jeff was very instrumental to LP getting signed and getting them to Warner but it's a shame he made the band so mad after they started recording the album.

What did Mike said over the stream? I'm very out of the loop

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It would be interesting to see Jeff Blue's perspective, and his take on how all of this happened. It'd be great if the band would clear up any misinformation from the book, if there is any, but I don't think they would do that. They usually avoid press like this.

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This ought to be an interesting book. It's always good to see an outside perspective. I've read a few of UK manager Simon Napier Bell's books (he managed various bands, most notably Wham) and you get to understand more about the business side of things (even if he sometimes criticises the members in the process).

 

The only book on Linkin Park I have is The Operator's Manual by Neil Daniels, which seems to be entirely fansite sourced and has no first hand information, so anything would be better.

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