According to a new article on billboard.com, Linkin Park have added even more bands to their awe-inspiring list of inspirations for the new album; this time of the progressive rock variety: "The thing about Rick that I love is he's unpredictable," Shinoda says. "He'll listen to a song and throw out an idea that seems completely out of nowhere, but it makes a lot of sense and it makes the song better." Shinoda adds that Rubin has steered band members towards recordings by Pink Floyd, Elton John, King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer as reference points for different emotions and feels for the new songs. "The Moog (synthesizer) has been sitting in the studio since day one," Shinoda says with a laugh." While the rest of the article dived into very familiar territory, the one bit of new information featured there suggests the band is going to head in a very new direction with their latest effort, currently set for release sometime in Spring 2007. For the whole article, please click here. Thanks to Friskey for the news!