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Linkin Park: game for it

Linkin Park have been locked in the studio working on a new studio album, and it looks like it’s packing a few surprises.

The band announced earlier this year that they were getting cracking on the follow-up to 2012′s Living Things, with Mike Shinoda recently suggesting that we might see it surface by the time they rock up to Download in June.

Now guitarist Brad Delson says that shred-happy LP warriors (erm, are there any of those?) will be very satisfied with the way the new opus is turning out.

“There’s a lot of guitar solos on the album!” he tells Music Radar. “And this is from someone who was quoted early on as saying I hated them. Not that I hated them as a listener; I just don’t want to play any; I shirked guitar solos. Early on, I felt as though the songs we were making aesthetically didn’t want them. This new batch of songs, to me, always want solos. I feel like every song has one.”

Brad also explained why the band decided to drop a new single so soon after announcing that they were in the studio, noting: “We wanted to get music out sooner than later. The timing just felt right with this song. We finished two songs relatively early in the process, and Guilty All The Same seems to inform the spirit of the record. For us, it’s the perfect lead offering to set the tone for the album as a whole.”

Expect that album to land around summer time. In the mean time, catch the rock heavyweights playing their seminal Hybrid Theory debut in full at Download in June.

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“Rock music needs to take chances and innovate,” says Linkin Park singer in an intriguing article he wrote.

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“I’m only allowed to pique your interest,” says singer Mike Shinoda.

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“This will be the ONLY US show for the rest of 2013,” says Mike Shinoda.

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On the heels of LINKIN PARK and Open Labs’ launch of Windows PC music software StageLight, the band’s founder, Mike Shinoda, composed and distributed a brand new song file direct to StageLight users via BitTorrent “as a thank you to all our early adopters.”

StageLight is designed to give virtually anyone the ability to create a song they can share in minutes.

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Co-frontman Mike Shinoda says the rumors of a guitar-heavy album were untrue, but insists the new album is in the spirit of their heyday.

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Co-frontman Mike Shinoda says the rumors of a guitar-heavy album were untrue, but insists the new album is in the spirit of their heyday.

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LINKIN PARK has announced a June 26 release date for their new album, “Living Things” (Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros.) The CD is co-produced by Rick Rubin (ADELE, METALLICA) and LINKIN PARK vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda, who co-produced LINKIN PARK’s last two albums.

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Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK scored the upcoming action film “The Raid: Redemption”, which opens nationwide on April 13.

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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda says the band are always working on new material and fans should not have to wait too long for band’s new album.

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