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Another LP news update for you guys...

 

Phoenix recently gave an interview with SMNnews, hitting the subjects of time off, RtR, the new album, future touring plans, his name preference, beard and more, including another squash of the Timbaland rumor. Below are some high points of the interview. You can find the full interview here and thanks to April for finding this!

 

 

SMN: Fun. Enjoying your time off?

Phoenix: Absoutely. We toured through mid-September in the US, so we’ve just been taking some time off, and come November we’ll be back working on the new record. I’m enjoying being home, kicking back and just doing some promotion for the Road to Revolution CD/DVD.

 

SMN: In terms of your writing for the new album do you have a preference for how you want to sit down and get it hammered out?

Phoenix: Well, we are done writing at this point. We had a little break in the summer, like 6 weeks at home where we started working on it a lot. We are just waiting to get back in the studio now to begin writing some more and begin recording, there’s still a lot of work to do. Our fans know we are slow writers, but we hope to have less of a layoff with this album.

 

SMN: Do you have a producer in mind?

Phoenix: For now, we’ll just have Mike produce it. Potentially other people, but at this stage up it is up in the air.

 

SMN: What about Timbaland?

Phoenix: He is not on the radar.

 

SMN: That also makes sense…so, Milton Keynes…fantastic venue, fantastic crowds - why there for the DVD?

Phoenix: We knew going in to the show we were recording it, we knew it was gonna be a special show for us and we figured it would be something we really like the rest of the world to see. Having seen the footage and the largest Project Revolution show abroad, it made sense to edit it and put it out. We always have our own video guy, Mark, who does our internet stuff and website video editing and capturing - we have him film it all. For Milton Keynes, we had a full crew, and a full on shoot.

 

SMN: Right on. Any nifty behind the scenes DVD easter eggs you can tell me about?

Phoenix: There’s surprises in there. At his point there’s a ton of stuff to still be put together. We haven’t figured what’s included yet. The best way to keep up to date on that, is linkinpark.com - that’s gonna have up to the minute info.

 

SMN: Touring: tell me more - US/UK, what’s the plans? More festival type gigs, smaller venues, what’s what?

Phoenix: Right now, we finished in the September. The touring cycle ended for Minutes to Midnight, and there’s literally not one show on the calendar. We are purely back in the studio and are going to write and focus on the new record. Having said that I wouldn’t be surprised, next summer we’ll do some shows and if we were to do that, it would be Europe.

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Pretty cool interview. I like how he said that they like heavy music and aren't going to abandon it, because I was kind of worrying that after MTM the next album would be softer and have no heavy songs. :lol:

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Pretty cool interview. I like how he said that they like heavy music and aren't going to abandon it, because I was kind of worrying that after MTM the next album would be softer and have no heavy songs. :lol:

Whether you like MTM or not - what I find pretty great about the position LP is in right now: they're unpredictable. You can't tell right now where they're headed, music-wise. And that's an achievement, imho.

 

Oh and a quick "hell yeah" to the Europe thing. :)

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NO WAY.

2 dates in Germany

2 dates in UK

1 in Switzerland

2 dates in Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden)

1 date in Lithuania

1 date in Greece

1 date in Spain

 

:lol: :lol:

 

 

great but i will like it with Czech Repulic and Slovakia and some shows in France

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I can't belive people think they would work with Timberland. Man, listen to the new Chris Corrnel, is that what you wan't LP to sound like?

 

I'm open to a lot of music, but I've hated EVERY song Timberland has produced until now, I'm being honest.

 

Good interview btw, Dave is good at clearing things up, getting it said.

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nahh only 2 shows in germany thats not good lol :P

i hope at least 4 shows!

and i hope for the others theyll get their shows in their countries where LP werent this summer

like france, poland and the canceled shows for sure in switzerland and sweden

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UK, France & Germany = WILL defo stop at

Sweeden, Switzerland, Italy & Turkey = Possibility

Lithuania, Latvia, Switzerland, Russia, Poland & Greece = Have to go back

Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic & Austria = Consider goin back

Finland, Sweden & Netherlands = Maybe goin back

 

Thats just ma guess on LP's Euro stop, but i'll be mostly wrong on where they will go lol

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LOL, I've made tour dates for upcoming tour for fun :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

02.07.2009 Werchter, Belgium, Rock Werchter, European Tour

03.07.2009 Roskilde, Denmark, Roskilde Festival, European Tour

05.07.2009 Gdynia, Poland, Open'er Festival, European Tour

06.07.2009 Vilnius, Lithuania, Vingis Park, European Tour

07.07.2009 Moscow, Russia, Stadion Luzhniki, European Tour

10.07.2009 Punchestown (?), Ireland, Oxygen Festival, European Tour

11.07.2009 Perth And Kinross (?), Scotland, T in the Park Festival, European Tour

12.07.2009 Athens (?), Greece, Rockwave Festival, European Tour

15.07.2009 Berlin, Germany, Olympic Stadium Berlin, European Tour

17.07.2009 Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholms Stadion, European Tour

19.07.2009 London, England, Wembley Stadium, European Tour

21.07.2009 Nyon, Switzerland, Paléo Festival, European Tour

23.07.2009 Nice, France, Stade Charles-Ehrmann, European Tour

26.07.2009 Frankfurt, Germany, Commerzbank Arena, European Tour

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LOL, I've made tour dates for upcoming tour for fun :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

02.07.2009 Werchter, Belgium, Rock Werchter, European Tour

03.07.2009 Roskilde, Denmark, Roskilde Festival, European Tour

05.07.2009 Gdynia, Poland, Open'er Festival, European Tour

06.07.2009 Vilnius, Lithuania, Vingis Park, European Tour

07.07.2009 Moscow, Russia, Stadion Luzhniki, European Tour

10.07.2009 Punchestown (?), Ireland, Oxygen Festival, European Tour

11.07.2009 Perth And Kinross (?), Scotland, T in the Park Festival, European Tour

12.07.2009 Athens (?), Greece, Rockwave Festival, European Tour

15.07.2009 Berlin, Germany, Olympic Stadium Berlin, European Tour

17.07.2009 Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholms Stadion, European Tour

19.07.2009 London, England, Wembley Stadium, European Tour

21.07.2009 Nyon, Switzerland, Paléo Festival, European Tour

23.07.2009 Nice, France, Stade Charles-Ehrmann, European Tour

26.07.2009 Frankfurt, Germany, Commerzbank Arena, European Tour

german dates have to be Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park dude ^^

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NO WAY.

2 dates in Germany

2 dates in UK

1 in Switzerland

2 dates in Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden)

1 date in Lithuania

1 date in Greece

1 date in Spain

 

:lol: :lol:

you´re kidding :D

 

3x germany

3x uk

1x sweden

1x lithuania

1x portugal

1x italy

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german dates have to be Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park dude ^^

Rock Am Ring on June, not July (my dates are for July). I think, I'll create "dates" for June too :D

 

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here is June dates with RAR and RimP

 

01.06.2009 Landgraaf, Netherlands, Pinkpop Festival

02.06.2009 Nimes, France, Les Arenes de Nimes

05.06.2009 Nürburg, Germany, Rock am Ring

06.06.2009 Nürnberg, Germany, Rock im Park

08.06.2009 Warsaw, Poland, Gwardia Stadium

09.06.2009 Vilnius, Lithuania, Vingio Park

10.06.2009 Moscow, Russia, Stadion Luzhniki

12.06.2009 Hultsfred, Sweden, Hultsfred Festival

13.06.2009 Interlaken, Switzerland, Greenfield Festival

14.06.2009 Castle Donington, England, Download Festival

16.06.2009 Belgrade, Serbia, USCE Park

17.06.2009 Athens, Greece, Terra Vibe Park

19.06.2009 Istanbul, Turkey, Efest Pilsen One Love Festival

20.06.2009 Scheeßel, Germany, Hurricane Festival

23.06.2009 Madrid, Spain, Estadio Butarque

26.06.2009 Glastonbury, England, Glastonbury Festival

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LOL, I've made tour dates for upcoming tour for fun :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

11.07.2009 Perth And Kinross (?), Scotland, T in the Park Festival, European Tour

19.07.2009 London, England, Wembley Stadium, European Tour

Ano this is just for fun bt i gotta say is that there is no chance u'll c LP play @ T in the park lol.

Also it would be a dream come true to see them play @ Wembley statdium lol or maybe Hyde Park :P

 

...P.S. LP wouldn't fit in well with the Glastonbury Festival lol

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Rock Am Ring on June, not July (my dates are for July). I think, I'll create "dates" for June too :D

 

Edit:

here is June dates with RAR and RimP

 

01.06.2009 Landgraaf, Netherlands, Pinkpop Festival

02.06.2009 Nimes, France, Les Arenes de Nimes

05.06.2009 Nürburg, Germany, Rock am Ring

06.06.2009 Nürnberg, Germany, Rock im Park

08.06.2009 Warsaw, Poland, Gwardia Stadium

09.06.2009 Vilnius, Lithuania, Vingio Park

10.06.2009 Moscow, Russia, Stadion Luzhniki

12.06.2009 Hultsfred, Sweden, Hultsfred Festival

13.06.2009 Interlaken, Switzerland, Greenfield Festival

14.06.2009 Castle Donington, England, Download Festival

16.06.2009 Belgrade, Serbia, USCE Park

17.06.2009 Athens, Greece, Terra Vibe Park

19.06.2009 Istanbul, Turkey, Efest Pilsen One Love Festival

20.06.2009 Scheeßel, Germany, Hurricane Fstival

23.06.2009 Madrid, Spain, Estadio Butarque

26.06.2009 Glastonbury, England, Glastonbury Festival

 

what do they want in serbia? :blink:

 

better do one more show in germany which is a non festival one ;)

 

 

Maybe like that then:

 

01.06.2009 Landgraaf, Netherlands, Pinkpop Festival

02.06.2009 Nimes, France, Les Arenes de Nimes

05.06.2009 Nürburg, Germany, Rock am Ring

06.06.2009 Nürnberg, Germany, Rock im Park

08.06.2009 Warsaw, Poland, Gwardia Stadium

09.06.2009 Vilnius, Lithuania, Vingio Park

10.06.2009 Moscow, Russia, Stadion Luzhniki

12.06.2009 Hultsfred, Sweden, Hultsfred Festival

13.06.2009 Interlaken, Switzerland, Greenfield Festival

14.06.2009 Castle Donington, England, Download Festival

17.06.2009 Athens, Greece, Terra Vibe Park

18.06.2009 Istanbul, Turkey, Efest Pilsen One Love Festival

20.06.2009 Scheeßel, Germany, Hurricane Festival

21.06.2009 Frankfurt, Commerzbank Arena

23.06.2009 Madrid, Spain, Estadio Butarque

26.06.2009 Glastonbury, England, Glastonbury Festival

 

I think that would be better :)

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http://i.blackfriday.info/scans/bestbuy-page-6.jpg <- look at this

LP'Uer claiming on black friday they will sell some sort of LP Cd. could be something like string quartet. who knows.

here is original thread.

http://forums.lpunderground.com/showthread.php?t=231400

 

2nd thread where the pic was posted

http://forums.lpunderground.com/showthread.php?t=231403

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http://i.blackfriday.info/scans/bestbuy-page-6.jpg <- look at this

LP'Uer claiming on black friday they will sell some sort of LP Cd. could be something like string quartet. who knows.

here is original thread.

http://forums.lpunderground.com/showthread.php?t=231400

 

2nd thread where the pic was posted

http://forums.lpunderground.com/showthread.php?t=231403

 

hmmmm, i think it is some sorta fake thing, but i really dont know what it could be

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