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Whats Trending just aired a live chat with Mike Shinoda where they put fan questions to Mike, we have screenshots in the gallery and a summary of the part of the chat we caught below, we’re hoping they upload the video, if so we’ll have that soon too.
- He said that he has a facebook page that isn’t under his name and doesn’t have any photos of him on.
- When not working – art, before shows, interviews killing time he usually sketches. He talked about his parent’s giving him napkins to draw on while they were eating at restaurants.
- He talked about the art team behind the album artwork, he called himself and Joe creative directors behind everything you see for Linkin Park.
- Social networking, he said that Facebook is good for the band, he talked about the LITE video.
- He was asked which LP song he related to the most emotionally – he mocked the question then he said he’s enjoying playing the newer songs live since they’re new, he mentioned Lost In The Echo and Victimized.
- He said that seeing them live you get a much rawer experience. He said as a fan and a musician he finds it more memorable.
- Musical inspirations – he said he grew up on hip hop such as Beastie Boys, RUN DMC, LL Cool J, Boogie Down Productions, Big Daddy Kane. He talked about Rick Rubin producing a lot of the music he listens to, which made him nervous at first, but Rick is mellow so he can be comfortable around him.
- He talked about Rick Rubin knowing about ALL music, so that if they mention an artist he knows who they’re talking about, which is perfect for Linkin Park to draw from all the genres they want to whilst making music.
- The interviewer mentioned his score for The Raid and asked about him being an actor in a film, Mike said he was on stage in high school, but he’s such a bad actor.
- Mike said he would like to score something but not another action film, he wants to try something new.
- He ended by talking about the video for LITE, he said he would like to do another video that was interactive in a different way and not limited to Facebook users and without the flash limitations