Mike and Phoenix talked to ITV about playing smaller shows, how the Adele cover came about and the rest of the iTunes festival lineup. Thanks to LPTimes for the tip! Sorry about the audio in this video, we’ll try to get a better one, hopefully soon.
NME posted another part of their interview with Chester and Phoenix backstage at Download (watch part 1 here) they talk about Download, how they feel getting onstage, and the evolution of the band, Chester mentions that they will be in the studio during their break from touring over the summer.
Mike and Joe were interviewed on the green carpet in Moscow by Kevin McCarthy who did a great job! Mike talks about their writing methods and being a Transformers fan. Joe talks briefly about playing in Red Square, a bit a footage from the show is also included. Thanks Romy for the tip!
Mike also spoke to the blog Digits about live concert streaming and technology, read an excerpt below:
But reaching out to fans online and through apps is becoming increasingly important for artists. “We make a lot of effort to try to keep the fans entertained and keep in touch,” said Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park in an interview with Digits. In addition to having their London show streamed through the iTunes app, the band also has an official iPhone app and a mobile game called Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion. “We have a lot of fun with it,” Shinoda said of the band’s projects with its online fanbase.
But he said there’s a need for something that centralizes artists’ efforts on the Web. “People live in so many different communities online,” he said. “As a user I’d be happier if I could have a simple way to aggregate all of that.”