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Chester Bennington has told NME.COM that he believes his band's headline slot at this year's Sonisphere festival provides them with the perfect opportunity to become the best live act in the world. Bennington said the he thinks Muse are currently the band to beat in the live arena, but he's confident that Linkin Park will be able to equal the Devon trio's high standards when they headline the Sonisphere festival on August 1.

 

"They're one of the best - if not the best - live performing bands in the world at the moment," he said about Muse, adding "We need to fucking kick some ass."

 

The singer also singled out Metallica – who headline the second day of Sonisphere on August 2 – as friendly rivals, saying: "I think those kind of bands elevate you as a player. You either need to shoot up and show up or you need to put your tail between your legs and hope you get through it."

 

The frontman also confirmed that Linkin Park will play new single 'New Divide' at their Sonisphere gig. The band are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin, recording the follow up to 2007 album 'Minutes To Midnight'.

 

http://www.nme.com/news/linkin-park/45562

 

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"The New Divide"? Change it. :)

 

Well, I think that Linkin Park have the ability to be the best live-band in the world. In fact, I think they ARE the best live-band in the world. :)

 

Rick Rubin?! Wtf?! Didn't expect it. He's a good producer, MTM was amazing, so I have noting to say against him. But I hope the next album will be different from MTM, as the members of the band say. :)

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WTF rick rubin again..... omg if LP wants to pull it off at Sonisphere they gotta play some old shit IMO and take out a few soft stuffs example dont play pushing me away (piano) play Pushing me away(Album version) ect.

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Man... Rick Rubin!? THIS MEANS NO OLD SCHOOL LP! WHY LP! WHY! WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME! AFTER ALL I HAVE DONE FOR YOU! ALL THOSE LONG NIGHTS OF ME CUTTING MYSELF TO CRAWLING! ALL THOSE AMAZING DREAMS OF ME LOL'ING WITH THE FLYING ELEPHANTS! WHY MUST YOU GET RICK RUBIN! RUBIN IS A DEATH TRAP! I LOVE OLD SKOOOOOOOOOOL LINKIN PARK AND NOW THAT RUBIN IS BACK WE WILL GET MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT PART 2! I DONT WANT PART 2 MTM! I WANT PART 2 HYBRID THEORY!!!!!

 

God people... Please don't start this shit again... Because I'm ready this time around.

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Mike already confirmed the producer was NOT GOING TO BE Rick Rubin. Is it really that hard to figure out that this article is mistaken?

 

 

And holy shit I love the confidence Chester. And they can back it up too.

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Man... Rick Rubin!? THIS MEANS NO OLD SCHOOL LP! WHY LP! WHY! WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME! AFTER ALL I HAVE DONE FOR YOU! ALL THOSE LONG NIGHTS OF ME CUTTING MYSELF TO CRAWLING! ALL THOSE AMAZING DREAMS OF ME LOL'ING WITH THE FLYING ELEPHANTS! WHY MUST YOU GET RICK RUBIN! RUBIN IS A DEATH TRAP! I LOVE OLD SKOOOOOOOOOOL LINKIN PARK AND NOW THAT RUBIN IS BACK WE WILL GET MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT PART 2! I DONT WANT PART 2 MTM! I WANT PART 2 HYBRID THEORY!!!!!

 

God people... Please don't start this shit again... Because I'm ready this time around.

We won't hear any old school LP music anyway ;-) those times are over...
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Man... Rick Rubin!? THIS MEANS NO OLD SCHOOL LP! WHY LP! WHY! WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME! AFTER ALL I HAVE DONE FOR YOU! ALL THOSE LONG NIGHTS OF ME CUTTING MYSELF TO CRAWLING! ALL THOSE AMAZING DREAMS OF ME LOL'ING WITH THE FLYING ELEPHANTS! WHY MUST YOU GET RICK RUBIN! RUBIN IS A DEATH TRAP! I LOVE OLD SKOOOOOOOOOOL LINKIN PARK AND NOW THAT RUBIN IS BACK WE WILL GET MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT PART 2! I DONT WANT PART 2 MTM! I WANT PART 2 HYBRID THEORY!!!!!

 

God people... Please don't start this shit again... Because I'm ready this time around.

EDIT: I'm starting to catch the sarcasm. :P

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Man... Rick Rubin!? THIS MEANS NO OLD SCHOOL LP! WHY LP! WHY! WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME! AFTER ALL I HAVE DONE FOR YOU! ALL THOSE LONG NIGHTS OF ME CUTTING MYSELF TO CRAWLING! ALL THOSE AMAZING DREAMS OF ME LOL'ING WITH THE FLYING ELEPHANTS! WHY MUST YOU GET RICK RUBIN! RUBIN IS A DEATH TRAP! I LOVE OLD SKOOOOOOOOOOL LINKIN PARK AND NOW THAT RUBIN IS BACK WE WILL GET MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT PART 2! I DONT WANT PART 2 MTM! I WANT PART 2 HYBRID THEORY!!!!!

 

God people... Please don't start this shit again... Because I'm ready this time around.

 

Win...

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I don't mind Rick Rubin, Mike will probably be a producer on this album again as well which I like the idea of. I just hope it's different than MTM.

Actually, I hate to break it to you, but it has been said a million times. Due to the success of Minutes to Midnight, and because LP doesn't want to give the fans another Hybrid Theory, they are going to make nearly an exact replica of Minutes to Midnight. They want to show an EVEN softer side to Chester. Think of about 12 tracks of "Let Down", except no music what-so-ever. Just pure Chester.

 

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It's like everyone forgot all the past news posts we've posted of Mike saying how much different the new album will be. People, wake up before you post please. The new album will be different from the other albums.

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Actually, I hate to break it to you, but it has been said a million times. Due to the success of Minutes to Midnight, and because LP doesn't want to give the fans another Hybrid Theory, they are going to make nearly an exact replica of Minutes to Midnight. They want to show an EVEN softer side to Chester. Think of about 12 tracks of "Let Down", except no music what-so-ever. Just pure Chester.

 

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It's like everyone forgot all the past news posts we've posted of Mike saying how much different the new album will be. People, wake up before you post please. The new album will be different from the other albums.

Forgot...on lplive, if I make a post to insult someone, I get warning points. But a mod can do it no problem. :lol:

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Could we please move on now.

Yeah I'd kinda like to discuss how my jaw dropped when I read this article.

 

I know Chester can be pretty outspoken but this is awesome. LP is great live, and if they are trying to take that next step to become one of the greatest, they can certainly do it.

 

Can't wait for Sonisphere, is anyone on the site going?

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i dont know what you think abt Rick

but he is the best producer from last two decades . his work with RunDMC , Read chilli hot peper metallica , jay - z

and many more are record breaking.

 

he is the producer with most albums in Billboards 500 best albums of all time

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LP want to kick some ass at sonisphere? Not with LOATR, SOD .....so I hope for some older songs. Otherwise they won't beat Muse

 

and Rick Rubin....oh noooo....I hope it's NOT true!

Bullshit. I don't get what shadow of the day has to do with being good live. That song is magnificent in its own right. Being good live means singing properly and putting a show that will wake the dead.

 

Linkin Park is Linkin Park. Their songs, albums and live shows is what makes them Linkin Park. If you don't like them, then don't go see them. I don't care for Metallica and think they're over-rated along with their fans. I'm not going to go see them and whine and bitch to other people who are there to have a good time. That would make me stupid and immature.

Even if they played old songs, if you don't like Linkin Park, you'd still not like them regardless. Even if they play their old songs, not everyone will be happy. All they can do is please themselves first and it seems that the way they feel they can do this is to bring their A game and give a really good live performance. A horrible band can ruin a good song live.

I hope they play Shadow of the Day because that is a great song. Screw the assholes who think otherwise. All that matters is it's given the proper respect and performed great live.

 

A great live band is a band that makes you love a song even more than you already do with their performance of the song.

 

Linkin Park is capable of it if they wanted. They want to match Muse in their great live performance not match them in singing the same kind of songs. If you can't understand that, then you never will.

 

As for Rick Rubin, I'm surprised at the many fools who believe that Rick Rubin equals more M2M album and No Rick Rubin equals more hybrid Theory kind of album. I marvel at such tunnel vision. They ignore the fact that LP wanted to change their sound and wrote the songs they wanted and are responsible for changing their direction and have said in interviews that they don't want to and won't be making a new album that sounds like any of their previous album. You have to be stupid to keep spouting the same nonsense about Rick Rubin and LP and Sonisphere. Minutes to Midnight was an awesome album and Rick Rubin wasn't responsible for it. If they want to make another album like that, they will make another one like it Rick Rubin or not.

 

Producers get way too much credit than they deserve.

 

I do wonder though if some people find it easier to blame Rick Rubin for their disappointment in M2M instead of really looking the truth in the eyes that LP really wanted the change. It's either you're on board, or you're not. Stop spreading misery around. LP is well aware that some fans wouldn't like their new sound and are happy to move on with the rest of the fans who are. You should too. Although i wonder how much you really hated that album if you're still on here on a fan forum 2 years after its release.

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Bullshit. I don't get what shadow of the day has to do with being good live. That song is magnificent in its own right. Being good live means singing properly and putting a show that will wake the dead.

 

Linkin Park is Linkin Park. Their songs, albums and live shows is what makes them Linkin Park. If you don't like them, then don't go see them. I don't care for Metallica and think they're over-rated along with their fans. I'm not going to go see them and whine and bitch to other people who are there to have a good time. That would make me stupid and immature.

Even if they played old songs, if you don't like Linkin Park, you'd still not like them regardless. Even if they play their old songs, not everyone will be happy. All they can do is please themselves first and it seems that the way they feel they can do this is to bring their A game and give a really good live performance. A horrible band can ruin a good song live.

I hope they play Shadow of the Day because that is a great song. Screw the assholes who think otherwise. All that matters is it's given the proper respect and performed great live.

 

A great live band is a band that makes you love a song even more than you already do with their performance of the song.

 

Linkin Park is capable of it if they wanted. They want to match Muse in their great live performance not match them in singing the same kind of songs. If you can't understand that, then you never will.

 

As for Rick Rubin, I'm surprised at the many fools who believe that Rick Rubin equals more M2M album and No Rick Rubin equals more hybrid Theory kind of album. I marvel at such tunnel vision. They ignore the fact that LP wanted to change their sound and wrote the songs they wanted and are responsible for changing their direction and have said in interviews that they don't want to and won't be making a new album that sounds like any of their previous album. You have to be stupid to keep spouting the same nonsense about Rick Rubin and LP and Sonisphere. Minutes to Midnight was an awesome album and Rick Rubin wasn't responsible for it. If they want to make another album like that, they will make another one like it Rick Rubin or not.

 

Producers get way too much credit than they deserve.

 

I do wonder though if some people find it easier to blame Rick Rubin for their disappointment in M2M instead of really looking the truth in the eyes that LP really wanted the change. It's either you're on board, or you're not. Stop spreading misery around. LP is well aware that some fans wouldn't like their new sound and are happy to move on with the rest of the fans who are. You should too. Although i wonder how much you really hated that album if you're still on here on a fan forum 2 years after its release.

Agree with EVERYTHING, especially the bolded. Linkin Park is an amazing live band.

 

Their performances did dip in 07-08, I think everyone can agree on that. But the performance at the T2 premier was great. We know this band is extremely capable, and if they have a goal to make Sonisphere an amazing show, they can most definitely do it.

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