Linkin Park

Linkin Park’s A Thousand Suns, Burns Brightly

A Thousands Suns, the highly anticipated fourth studio album from Grammy award winning alternative artist, Linkin Park, is out today (Machine Shop Recordings/ Warner Bros).  Co-produced by Rick Rubin and Linkin Park co-lead vocalist, Mike Shinoda, the album features 15 tracks, including the #1 alternative radio and Billboard Rock Songs Chart single, ‘The Catalyst.’  The second single ‘ Waiting For The End’ has just impacted radio and is off to an equally fast start.
In celebration of  their album release, Linkin Park will be performing a special show at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, NY. MySpace Music and Linkin Park have teamed up again to give fans ultimate access to their only North American show of 2010. MySpace Music will be releasing four songs, one each day, from footage filmed by Linkin Park/MySpace fans beginning September 17th. MySpace users attending the show will be helping film the show with their own portable cameras and their footage will be incorporated into the final cut of the performance.
Coinciding with the release of A Thousand Suns, comes Linkin Park Revenge, from leading app developer, Tapulous, creators of the highly popular TapTap Revenge game series.  Linkin Park Revenge, available for the iPhone and iPod touch, features a special collection of 10 Linkin Park songs, including four from the new album. In the game, players tap a sequence of targets as they race down the screen, racking up big points and unlocking special scoring bonuses and power-ups to the pounding music of Linkin Park.  The app features all new, specially designed themes based on the graphics and iconic imagery of the band – an eye-popping visual experience that bursts out of your screen.
Linkin Park’s previous app, 8 Bit Rebellion was recently nominated in the inaugural Billboard Apps Awards, which recognizes excellence in the medium. Created by Linkin Park, Artifical Life and Warner Bros. Records, the action game lets fans play as members of the band battling an evil corporation.  Released last April, it has sold more than 50,000 copies worldwide.
Photo:Credit:Klaus Thymann
A Thousand Suns (Limited Edition)(CD/DVD)

Linkin Part Set To Perform #1 Alternative Single "The Catalyst" Live On Television

For the first time on television, Linkin Park will be performing their #1 single on the Billboard Alternative and Rock Songs Chart, “The Catalyst” for fans at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. This marks the first single off their highly anticipated new album, A Thousand Suns scheduled for release on Tuesday, September 14.  Other performers on the show include Usher, Paramore, EminemKanye West, Justin Bieber, Drake, B.o.BFlorence + The Machine, along with Travie McCoy, Jason Derulo and Robyn who will perform with this year’s VMA house artist,deadmau5. 
“After 2 years of working on our new album, we’re looking forward to sharing our first live performance of new music with our fans around the world on the MTV Awards,” said Chester Bennington, lead vocalist of Linkin Park.
Confirmed presenters include: The Social Network’s Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, Ke$ha,Nicki MinajEmma StonePenn BadgleyTrey Songz, Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez and Ne-Yo. As previously announced, comedienne Chelsea Handler will host the show. The “2010 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live fromNokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on SundaySeptember 122010 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT.) MTV will announce additional performers and presenters on a later date.
Viewers can vote for general VMA categories, including “Best New Artist,” by visiting beginning Tuesday, August 3. In addition, text voting for “Best New Artist” is open to all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 97979. Voting continues through the show, live on September 12.  Also, Verizon Wireless subscribers can vote in all categories by texting VMA to 97979 (standard message rates apply.)