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Astat

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  • Birthday 05/08/1988

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    2004.08.05 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center 2007.08.17 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center 2008.08.19 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center 2011.01.28 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center 2014.08.26 - Falcon Heights, MN - Minnesota State Fair 2017.10.27 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl

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  1. The phrase "panic attack" being in there led me to think part of this came from Petrified, as it's the only time Mike's used that phrase in a song. There are two problems with this though: 1. There isn't a Petrified acapella in circulation. 2. The rhythm of the phrase "panic attack" is different than it is on Petrified (the first syllable of "panic" is held longer on Petrified). This still doesn't sound like anything real to me, but I'm convinced that it's Mike's voice at least, and I'm honestly stumped as to where it would have come from.
  2. We're excited to announce that on Thursday (1/14), LPLive will be recording a video Q&A session with former Linkin Park A&R manager/executive producer of Hybrid Theory, Jeff Blue! Jeff is known for signing a little band called Xero to a publishing development deal after their very first show in 1997, shopping them for 3 years with 44 rejections, discovering a singer named Chester Bennington, eventually signing the band with him at Warner Records as Hybrid Theory, and finally being part of the team behind their genre-defining debut album as Linkin Park in 2000. Jeff recently published an autobiographical account of his experiences during the band's early years, One Step Closer: From Xero to #1: Becoming Linkin Park (Amazon link below!), which serves as a combination of a detailed historical document of the band's formative period, an insightful look into a side of the music industry not many people get to see, and a story of having to reconcile professional triumph with personal tragedy. BONUS: Big thanks to Jeff, as he's been kind enough to bring a special guest for this Q&A as well, none other than Mad Mac Entertainment CEO and former Linkin Park manager from 2000 to 2009, Rob McDermott! Rob was another key part of the team that brought Hybrid Theory to life, and shows up in a lot of the stories in Jeff's book. Got questions for Jeff and/or Rob? So do we! Let us know what you'd like to ask them in the replies (submit your questions by 4 PM ET/1 PM PT on January 14th), and make sure to follow Jeff's social accounts at the links below - the more interest he sees from the fans, the more questions he'll want to answer. Let him know LPLive sent you! One Step Closer: From Xero to #1: Becoming Linkin Park on Amazon Jeff Blue links: Website / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook
  3. Just checked and no problems with mine.
  4. That was just me mixing up Stick N Move with Fuse lol.
  5. Cure for the Itch was never "The Cure," and Pushing Me Away was never "The Cure for Mr. Hahn's Itch." That was just a misprint on the Studio Finals CD.
  6. Username checks out. ๐Ÿ˜‚
  7. Platinum Lotus Foundation has been a known name they considered for many years, and was typically mentioned in the same breath as names like Ten P.M. Stocker (referring to the band practicing at Mike's old apartment at 10 PM), Probing Lagers, and "Clear," which was obviously just a case of someone mishearing "Plear." I dug around for a few minutes and found references to those names online going back at least as far as 2006.
  8. I doubt Warner would really be inclined to veto any ideas involving releasing unheard music with Chester on it, because they'd stand to make a lot of money from it. The only scenario I see that happening is if the label feels like the band is under-selling something that they think would be worth more on a different type of release. For example there could be songs that were left off the HT:20 box set because Warner felt like they'd have more success as part of a release with a smaller number of songs on it. Whether Sam/Talinda have veto power over releases depends on what's written into the business contracts regarding the people that make up Linkin Park as a business. If they have to get everyone in unanimous agreement on something before they release it, obviously they could. If it's more of a committee vote, they could be overruled. Also keep in mind that Sam and Talinda each have half of what was Chester's share, so they each effectively make up 1/12th of the group while the remaining band members each make up 1/6th, so their voting power would be diminished in a majority-wins situation. I don't think that matters much though, the band seems like they want everybody to be happy with stuff before they release it regardless of the legal aspects.
  9. So...5 songs, you get one when you pre-order, and 3 of the remaining 4 are ones that were already released? ๐Ÿคจ Nice to have the three bonus tracks in one place though. Can't wait for them to announce half a dozen different-colored limited edition vinyls for this! ๐Ÿ˜‚
  10. I think if we knew, we would tell you. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  11. Nah, Mike mentioned that he used to dress really embarrassingly at the early Xero shows because he thought he had to "get in character" or whatever, and that's why he doesn't want to release any video. Like the first Xero show at the Whisky he was wearing white gloves, a white beanie, and blue goggles. Jeff Blue's book says he looked like a Smurf lol. I've honestly reached the point where I think the guy doesn't actually have the footage anymore and doesn't want to admit it, so he just keeps raising the price to a more unreasonable level every time we ask him about it.
  12. I remember it being discussed a while back that there may be some live footage Marc Ostrick shot around the same time he filmed the Lockout rehearsal. Mike Shinoda confirmed he has Xero live footage in some capacity, but doesn't want to release it.
  13. A royal flush is the best hand you can possibly get in a game of poker. I'm sure that's what he's referencing and it's just a coincidence.
  14. All music copyrighted in the United States exists under what's known as a "compulsory license law." Basically if you sign all the paperwork and agree to pay the licensing fees and royalty rates that are set by the statute of the law, you're not required to get any kind of permission to record/release/sell a cover song. A lot of covers are released without the artist or anyone outside their label's licensing department even knowing about them.
  15. It's also been reported that these releases use the newer masters from 2013 for all of the pre-Living Things albums (from when they did the iTunes remasters), which would presumably mean all new physical pressings of Minutes to Midnight have the alternate (wrong) version of Shadow of the Day on them. I'll try to confirm this, but if so that would pretty much mean the original version of the song is "out of print" at this point.
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