Posted on January 26, 2023 by Derek


*NOTE: LINK SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN DOWN. This appears to have been unveiled early by Warner by mistake. We will let you know when it's live again*
After much speculation within the fanbase over the last few months, it would appear that the long-rumored Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition is a real thing and is now up on Warner's official store. Over the past few months, various small leaks have found their way on Linkin Park Reddit pages and fansites, suggesting the band had planned something special for the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album. Thanks to the listing on the Warner Store, we have finally confirmed this incredible boxset's details. The boxset is available for pre-order now, and will be released on March 23 2023.

See below for the details of what's included in the boxset:

5 LPs
  1. Meteora (1 LP)
  2. Live in Texas (2 LP)
  3. Live in Nottingham (2 LP)

4 CDs
  1. Meteora (1 CD)
  2. LPU Rarities 2.0 (1 CD)
  3. Live Rarities 2003-2004 (1 CD)
  4. Lost Demos (1 CD)
3 DVDs
  1. The Making of Meteora/The Art of Meteora/Work In Progress (1 DVD)
  2. Veteran’s Stadium (2003), Live in Seoul (2003) (1 DVD)
  3. Live in Manila (2004), Live in Denver – Projekt Revolution 2004 (1 DVD)
  1. 40-page Book
  2. 36 x 24 Poster
  3. Litho
  4. Sticker Sheet
  5. Stencil


Vinyl Record One: Meteora
Side One:

01. Foreword [0:13]
02. Don’t Stay [3:08]
03. Somewhere I Belong [3:34]
04. Lying From You [2:55]
05. Hit The Floor [2:44]
06. Easier To Run [3:24]
07. Faint [2:43]

Side Two:
01. Figure.09 [3:18]
02. Breaking The Habit [3:17]
03. From The Inside [2:54]
04. Nobody’s Listening [2:59]
05. Session [2:24]
06. Numb [3:06]
Vinyl Records Two & Three:

Vinyl Record Two & Three: Live In Texas
Side One:

01. Don’t Stay [3:19]
02. Somewhere I Belong [3:35]
03. Lying From You [3:07]
04. Papercut [3:06]

Side Two:
01. Points Of Authority [3:26]
02. Runaway [3:07]
03. Faint [2:46]
04. From The Inside [3:01]

Side Three:
01. Figure.09 [3:51]
02. With You [3:20]
03. By Myself [4:07]
04. P5hng Me A*Wy [5:05]

Side Four:
01. Numb [3:14]
02. Crawling [3:42]
03. In The End [4:04]
04. A Place For My Head [3:57]
05. One Step Closer [4:01]

Vinyl Records Four & Five: Live In Nottingham 2003
Side One:

01. Session [1:14]
02. Don't Stay [3:16]
03. Somewhere I Belong [3:37]
04. Lying From You [3:40]
05. Papercut [3:06]

Side Two:
01. Points Of Authority [3:26]
02. Runaway [3:53]
03. Faint [2:47]
04. From The Inside [2:56]

Side Three:
01. Hit The Floor [3:18]
02. With You [3:45]
03. Crawling [4:00]
04. In The End [4:30]

Side Four:
01. Easier To Run [4:05]
02. A Place For My Head [3:58]
03. One Step Closer [4:04]

CD One: Meteora
01. Foreword [0:13]
02. Don’t Stay [3:08]
03. Somewhere I Belong [3:34]
04. Lying From You [2:55]
05. Hit The Floor [2:44]
06. Easier To Run [3:24]
07. Faint [2:43]
08. Figure.09 [3:18]
09. Breaking The Habit [3:17]
10. From The Inside [2:54]
11. Nobody’s Listening [2:59]
12. Session [2:24]
13. Numb [3:06]

CD Two: LPU Rarities 2.0
01. A.06 [0:54]
02. Pretty Birdy (Somewhere I Belong 2002 Demo)[4:05]
03. Sold My Soul To Yo Mama [1:58]
04. Standing In The Middle [3:22]
05. Program (Meteora Demo) [3:32]
06. Faint (Demo 2002) [3:11]
07. Figure.09 (Demo 2002) [3:24]
08. Drawing (Breaking The Habit Demo 2002) [3:32]
09. Cumulus (2002 Demo) [3:04]
10. A-Six (Original Long Version) [3:51]
11. Soundtrack (Meteora Demo) [3:16]
12. Broken Foot (Meteora Demo) [2:43]
13. Ominous (Meteora Demo) [3:08]
14. Unfortunate (Unreleased Demo 2002) [2:07]
15. Pepper (Meteora Demo) [2:56]
16. Breaking The Habit (Original Mike 2002 Demo) [3:18]
17. Halo (Unreleased Demo 2002) [3:42]
18. Rhinocerous (2002 Demo) [3:35]
19. Attached (2003 Demo) [3:29]

CD Three: Live Rarities 2003-2004
01. Lying From You (Live LPU Tour 2003) [3:04]
02. From The Inside (Live LPU Tour 2003) [2:56]
03. Easier To Run (Live LPU Tour 2003) [3:21]
04. Step Up (Live Projekt Revolution 2002) [4:15]
05. My December (Live Projekt Revolution 2002) [4:27]
06. Crawling (Live Reading Festival 2003) [3:35]
07. Breaking The Habit (Live Rock Am Ring 2004) [5:35]
08. Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down (Live) [4:57]
09. Wish (Live Projekt Revolution 2004) [4:28]
10. One Step Closer featuring Jonathan Davis (Live Projekt Revolution 2004) [3:57]

CD Four: Lost Demos
01. Lost [3:19]
02. Fighting Myself [3:21]
03. More The Victim [2:41]
04. Massive [3:08]
05. Healing Foot [3:31]
06. A6 (Meteora|20 Demo) [3:55]
07. Cuidado (Lying From You Demo) [3:18]
08. Husky (Hit The Floor Demo) [3:14]
09. Interrogation (Easier To Run Demo) [3:40]
10. Faint (Meteora|20 Demo) [3:56]
11. Plaster 2 (Figure.09 Demo) [2:57]
12. Shifter (From The Inside Demo) [3:25]
13. Wesside [3:14]
14. Resolution [4:37]

DVD One: (Total Duration: 118 minutes)
  1. The Making Of Meteora
  2. The Art Of Meteora

DVD Two: (Total Duration: 153 minutes)
Veterans Stadium 2003

01. Don’t Stay
02. Somewhere I Belong
03. Lying From You
04. Papercut
05. Points Of Authority
06. Runaway
07. Faint
08. From The Inside
09. Figure.09
10. With You
11. By Myself
12. P5hng Me A*Wy
13. Numb
14. Crawling
15. In The End
16. A Place For My Head
17. One Step Closer

Live In Seoul 2003
01. Don't Stay
02. Somewhere I Belong
03. Lying From You
04. Papercut
05. Points Of Authority
06. Runaway
07. Faint
08. From The Inside
09. Figure.09
10. Nobody's Listening
11. With You
12. By Myself
13. P5hng Me A*Wy
14. Numb
15. Crawling
16. In The End
17. My December
18. A Place For My Head
19. One Step Closer

DVD Three: (Total Duration: 156 minutes)
Live In Manila 2004

01. Don't Stay
02. Lying From You
03. Papercut
04. Points Of Authority
05. With You
06. Runaway
07. Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down
08. Somewhere I Belong
09. From The Inside
10. Breaking The Habit
11. Numb
12. Faint
13. In The End
14. A Place For My Head
15. Crawling
16. Wish
17. One Step Closer

Live In Denver – Projekt Revolution 2004
01. Don't Stay
02. Lying From You
03. Papercut
04. Points Of Authority
05. With You
06. Runaway
07. Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down
08. Somewhere I Belong
09. Figure.09
10. From The Inside
11. Breaking The Habit
12. Numb
13. Faint
14. In The End
15. A Place For My Head
16. Crawling
17. Wish
18. One Step Closer
Of particular note in this release are the many unreleased demos on the Lost Demos CD, including many demo versions of songs that were never previously released and songs we have not heard before in any capacity.

"Lost" is speculated by fans to be the long sought-after "Thoughts That Take Away My Pride" demo, and although unconfirmed by the band, it is also believed that the A.06 included in the demo CD is the long-rumored version of A.06 with vocals, that the band had scrapped during the writing process for Meteora.

Whether either of these speculations prove to be true remains to be seen, but in the meantime, let us know what you think of this release in our forums!

Source: Warner Brothers Official Store

Posted on December 2, 2021 by Joe

Mike has released a new Mixtape titled Ziggurats today, a new 4-track mixtape that runs for a total of 6:45. The new work from Mike was first released as a collection of 5000 generative mixtape NFT's with unique art and sound over the course of two days, and has been released on public streaming sites on December 3, 2021. It's out now on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and any other music streaming service.


01. Genius Bar - 2:21
02. Richard Bachman - 1:23
03. Cheat Codes - 0:41
04. Ctrl C Ctrl V - 2:17

Apple Music | Spotify
Private NFT sale was on December 1 with public sale being December 2, for more information on that you can visit

The mixtape is largely Mike dropping a series of rap verses over instrumentals for almost 7 minutes. There's also a clean radio edit version available. What do you think of Ziggurats? Let us know on the forum!

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Kevin

The music video for Mike Shinodas latest song, Happy Endings, featuring Iann Dior and Upsahl, has now been released. The heavily stylized video, directed by pix3lface, features Mike, Iann and Upsahl performing their parts with various clips cut in to the performances. You can watch the video here below.

What do you think of the video? Does it change your opinion on the song? Come and discuss in our forums!

Source: Mike Shinoda Twitter

Posted on February 17, 2021 by Hybrid

*Update 2*
The song has now been released and can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you get your music!

The teaser was indeed for a new song. It's called Happy Endings and will be released on Friday, February 14. and features rapper/singer Iann Dior and singer-songwriter Upsahl. There was also an extended preview posted on Mikes' Zora account.


*Original Post*
Mike Shinoda
has been busy. During his live Twitch stream sessions, Mike has recorded 3 albums named Dropped Frames, that he wrote as he talked with and interacted with fans. He's also been producing songs there that fans and artists have been submitting to have him put his "magic touch" on. It's also no secret that Mike's day doesn't end when the Twitch stream gets turned off.

Mike said during his live Twitch stream on Monday that it's going to be a fun week this week and that he has things planned for the fans. He then went on to say: "You're gonna come back to me on like Thursday, or Friday? Yeah on Thursday you guys are gonna be like 'Man, Mike, you were right when you said it's a fun week this week. You were right.'"

On Tuesday, He tweeted out the clip below with the hashtag #HappyEndings.

Is Mike teasing a brand new song with the hashtag #HappyEndings? What do you think of the short clip? Sound off in our forums to let us know what you think Mike has planned.

Source: @MikeShinoda on Twitter

Posted on January 7, 2021 by minuteforce

You thought the "Hybrid Theory" festivities were over but, apparently, they're not: hyperpop's dynamic duo 100 gecs have just delivered a fresh spin on a Linkin Park classic with their new remix of "One Step Closer"!

The new track arrives accompanied by this visualiser directed by Weston Allen, where Marvel Comics supervillain Thanos attempts to build a house of cards while in lockdown:

This "One Step Closer" remix starts off in familiar territory with the opening guitar sample, but Linkin Park's vintage nu-metal style is soon violently mashed with the gecs' signature industrial-club energy, and the result is as bright as it is abrasive. Vocalist Laura Les appears abruptly with a brand-new verse after the first chorus, before producer Dylan Brady delivers a chaotic drop full of glitchy guitar edits and monstrous vocal growls. The choruses are also switched up, with Les singing the melodic parts over new drum & bass rhythms.

In a press release regarding the remix quoted by NME and other outlets, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda naturally compared the track to the remixes on 2002's "Reanimation", saying:
Part of the spirit of Reanimation was to take the ‘Hybrid Theory’ songs that people knew so well, and let innovative artists flip them in ways nobody expected [...] I think 100 gecs did exactly that.
Moreover, the same press release suggests that there will be yet more "Hybrid Theory" content to come, with this remix described as "the first in a slew of remixes of ‘Hybrid Theory’ tracks handled by more contemporary artists that will be released in the coming months." This may or may not be hinting at an upcoming remix compilation, but what is certain is that Linkin Park are not done celebrating their debut album.

It is likely no coincidence that Shinoda, in one of his recent Twitch streams, took on the task of remixing a 100 gecs song, "ringtone". More specifically, the track was 100 gecs' remix of their own song, a version which boasts a killer lineup of guests in Charli XCX, Kero Kero Bonito and Rico Nasty.

You can check out 100 gecs' reanimated version of "One Step Closer" on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

What do you think of this track? Let us know on our message board!

Posted on November 13, 2020 by minuteforce

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda is one of the amazing artists that will appear on Deftones' "Black Stallion", an upcoming collection of remixes to celebrate their seminal 2000 album "White Pony". Today, Deftones unveil Shinoda's contribution, a reworking of the fan-favourite "Passenger". This song, of course, features the vocal talents of A Perfect Circle's Maynard James Keenan, who duets throughout the track with Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno. Shinoda's remix is now available to check out on various platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

Deftones and Linkin Park share a lengthy history as friends and tourmates, not to mention as mutual fans, but the two camps have collaborated on music releases only sparsely throughout the years. Most recently, Chino Moreno appeared on Mike Shinoda's 2018 album "Post Traumatic", lending his signature vocals to "Lift Off". Linkin Park's spectacular 20th anniversary edition of "Hybrid Theory", released earlier this year, also includes live footage of the band covering "My Own Summer (Shove It)", a song from Deftones' 1998 album "Around The Fur".

Shinoda's take on "Passenger" largely leaves the vocals alone, but discards nearly all the instrumentation - in place of the jagged guitars at the foundation of the original song is an ambient electronica palette. The track opens with soft arpeggios and ominous whispers but this atmosphere is suddenly punctured with thick bass stabs for the chorus, matching the contrast in the singing. Shinoda also laces some dusty piano throughout the arrangement, particularly in the outro, and makes liberal use of vinyl crackle.

The 20th anniversary edition of "White Pony", which will include the "Black Stallion" remix album, will be released on December 11 and can be pre-ordered here. Other artists who have contributed remixes for the collection include Clams Casino, Purity Ring, Phantogram, DJ Shadow, and The Cure's Robert Smith.

In the meantime, a video for Mike Shinoda's "Passenger" remix, directed by Aaron Hymes, is due to premiere here at 2:12 AM EDT / 9:12 PM PDT on Saturday, November 14, as part of the Adult Swim Festival 2020 lineup.

What do you think of this track? Let us know on our message board!

Posted on October 28, 2020 by minuteforce

Linkin Park's 20th anniversary celebration of their groundbreaking 2000 debut album "Hybrid Theory" continues with the release of two special covers of iconic singles from the album: "One Step Closer" covered by Los Angeles-based alt-rocker grandson, and "In The End" covered by Inglewood's FEVER 333. Both tracks have been surprise-released exclusively on Spotify for fans to stream!


grandson and FEVER 333 have both struck up friendships with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda in recent years. Linkin Park fans will of course know grandson from his appearance on Shinoda's 2018 full-length album "Post Traumatic", where he lent his talents to the rager "Running From My Shadow". His take on "One Step Closer" combines samples from the original song with his own signature blend of alternative rock, hip-hop and glitchy electronica, in an arrangement that suddenly stops at the end of the climactic bridge. grandson has said this about getting the opportunity to reinterpret "One Step Closer":
I first heard ‘In The End’ when I was just a kid, illegally downloaded it off Kazaa when I was like ten and learned all of Mike’s verses. Then 10 years later I played the Forum with Mike in front of thousands of people. Chester is an all-time great, and I could never try and sing like he does. We had to pitch the song down just so I could come close to hitting the notes in this song. I just wanted to try and pay homage and do this incredible song justice.

FEVER 333's frontman Jason Aalon Butler, meanwhile, has made appearances via phone on Mike Shinoda's Twitch streams teasing a secret collaboration, which, in hindsight, may well have been this release. FEVER's cover of "In The End" sees them sticking quite closely to the original song in terms of instrumentation, contrasted with Jason's distinctive vocal flair. He proves his versatility as a singer by tackling both Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington's parts throughout the whole arrangement. Like grandson, he too remarked candidly on getting to cover an iconic song that means a lot to him:
I will never forget that overcast morning in Los Angeles walking from my locker in the F building down the now infamous 11 stair handrail at Westchester High (now of numerous skate vids fame) toward the bungalows that housed my algebra 2 education and being stopped by my only website building homie to tell me of this ‘awesome new band he found called Linkin Park.’ ‘In The End’ was the song that made me believe that rap and rock still belonged together. I studied their tasteful marriage of the two styles from that moment on and created my own music with that in mind. I wish I could tell my 14-year-old self that one day I’d receive a DM from Mike Shinoda about him liking my music. I wish even more that I could tell my younger self he’d offer to share his talents and energy with me to make more music. I don’t think 14-year-old me would believe it, though. 35-year-old me still doesn’t.
grandson and Jason Aalon Butler have also just appeared on Mike Shinoda's Twitch livestream to discuss the collaboration, and you can check out that VOD here.

You can get on Spotify and check out grandson's "One Step Closer" cover here and FEVER 333's "In The End" cover here. Come and tell us what you think on our message board!

Posted on September 17, 2020 by minuteforce

Mike Shinoda's "Dropped Frames" trilogy is at last complete with today's release of its third and final installment, "Dropped Frames, Vol. 3"! The new album is available to stream and purchase on various digital outlets including the official merch store.


This set contains 14 instrumental tracks that were, of course, thought up and sketched out on Shinoda's Twitch livestreams, mostly beginning with prompts from his loyal subscribers. Similarly, the visual component of the release has been compiled from drawings created during artwork-themed livestreams, again using fans' suggestions as starting points. Closing out the selection is the fan-favourite "License To Waltz", which takes the listener on a journey with its changing rhythms and time signatures.

Check out the full "Dropped Frames, Vol. 3" tracklisting here:
  1. "Dream Fragment"
  2. "Sound Collector"
  3. "Dust Code"
  4. "No Delete"
  5. "Robet Yodel"
  6. "Vibe Train"
  7. "Mike's Gonna Mike"
  8. "Shoreline"
  9. "Goodbye Cow"
  10. "Genesis Supernova"
  11. "Sidechain Gang"
  12. "Overcast"
  13. "A Thousand Jams"
  14. "License To Waltz"
You can check out the album now on services like Spotify and Apple Music, and you can also check out a merch collection for the release at Mike Shinoda's official webstore.

Meanwhile, even with the completion of this trilogy, Shinoda's daily livestreams show no sign of stopping, although he is doing more drawing and gaming streams for his viewers to add more variety to the program. On the music side of things, he recently worked on an "A Thousand Suns"-themed idea in celebration of that album's 10th anniversary. Whether or not he plans to do anything with these post-"Dropped Frames" ideas is yet to be seen.

Come and discuss the new "Dropped Frames" album on our message board!

Posted on August 17, 2020 by Kevin


Over a month long period the LPA team used a state-of-the-art voting system to reach a consensus on our top 20 Linkin Park songs over 20 years.
If you can guess the #1 song correctly you could win a $25 gift card for!

Rules to enter:
1️⃣ 1 GUESS PER PERSON in comments
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Winner will be announced at the end of the live stream at

Entries end August 23 10am PT.


Good luck and guess #1 in the comments!

Posted on August 13, 2020 by minuteforce

Linkin Park have been teasing something big for the 20th anniversary of their seminal debut album "Hybrid Theory". Fans have been on a journey with the tidbits posted on during this past week, but, now, the wait is over! The official announcement has just dropped, and the band is ready to unveil exactly what this 20th anniversary box set is going to include.

Fans who check out will discover that Linkin Park have gone way, way beyond any possible expectations held by longtime, hardcore "Hybrid Theory" fans. Strap yourself in and check out the full list of what's in the "Super Deluxe" box set:

  • 5 CDs
    • "Hybrid Theory"
    • the 2002 "Hybrid Theory" remix album "Reanimation"
    • "B-Sides Rarities", described as a "12-track compilation of rare B-sides"
    • "LPU Rarities", 18 tracks that were previously LPU-exclusive
    • "Forgotten Demos" - 12 demos that fans have never heard before
  • 3 DVDs
    • the band's 2001 documentary, "Frat Party At The Pankake Festival"
    • "Projekt Revolution 2002 / The Sequel To The DVD With The Worst Name We've Ever Come Up With", a follow-up to "Frat Party" which will include a never-before-seen full live show
    • a DVD containing two live shows: one at The Fillmore in San Francisco from 2001, and the fan-favourite Rock Am Ring 2001 festival set
  • 3 vinyls
    • the "Hybrid Theory" EP, which there has never been a pressing of before
    • "Hybrid Theory"
    • "Reanimation", which will have two discs
  • a casette reproduction of the original 2-track Linkin Park Street Sampler
  • an 80-page book with content and photos provided by the band, most of them never-before-seen
  • a poster of Chester Bennington
  • 3 litographs featuring visuals by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn as well as the band's art director Frank Maddocks
  • a replica of the Projekt Revolution 2002 tour laminate
This mindblowing amount of content comes down to USD $199.98, and those familiar with Linkin Park's beginnings know how that amount doesn't come close to the value of all of this put together. Among the many demos and unreleased tracks included on the CDs is a recording of "Pictureboard" which has been eagerly searched for by Linkin Park's fanbase since first being mentioned in a throwaway comment by Mike Shinoda in 2005.

Pre-ordering will get you an instant download of "She Couldn't" from the "Forgotten Demos" CD. It's also available now on streaming services and YouTube.


Meanwhile, fans who are after smaller bundles are being offered these two options:


Firstly, the Vinyl Deluxe Box Set, a more minimal edition of the box set that contains just the "Hybrid Theory", "Reanimation" and "B-Sides Rarities" vinyls. This edition costs USD $59.98.


Secondly, the Deluxe CD, a 2-disc package that contains "Hybrid Theory" and "B-Sides Rarities", plus a 16-page booklet. This edition is listed at USD $19.98.

On top of this, there is a new merch collection which includes items such a pin and a dad hat, as well as a couple of T-shirts designed by Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn, respectively, showing new takes on the "Hybrid Theory" winged soldier concept. (These images also appear on the lithographs included in the "Super Deluxe" box set.)

All of these box sets and related bundles, including digital editions of all the music, are available for pre-order right now - all the details and more at!

How speechless are you? Let us know!