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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I found more pictures from Epicenter 2009 and GLXS (DIES), check the gallery.

Mike at Epicenter09

Conversation with Mike

I also found this quite interesting (bold part):


September 1, 2009

Mike Shinoda has remixed Metric’s track “Gold Guns Girls.” The song is off Metric’s new album, Fantasies, and fans can listen to the Linkin Park man’s version of it at MikeShinoda.com. Word has it that Linkin Park may work on a remix of a Kings of Leon track from their Only By the Night album. We’ll keep you posted.

Found this too:

Kings of Leon have revealed plans to release a remix album later this year.

Drummer Nathan Followill told Billboard.com that the forthcoming album will feature remixes by Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Mark Ronson, and Linkin Park, among others.

“It’s amazing to hear your song played by these people who are so creative. Most of the time it takes me two or three listens to even wrap my head around, ‘Oh man, that’s our song…’”, said Followill.

The drummer also revealed that the band will release a Live DVD sometime this year.

The Live DVD was filmed at the band’s concert at London’s O2 Arena in July.

“We just put the cameras in the back of our minds and acted like they weren’t even there,” Followill told Billboard.

No exact release dates have been given for the remix album or the DVD.

I also found a review of GLXS (DIES) it was a good read, check it out here:

Mike Shinoda is widely known through his work with the band Linkin Park, although I’m more of a fan of his hip-hop/rap project Fort Minor and his album, The Rising Tied.

He also has a degree in illustration, and is a graduate from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. This past Sunday August 30th, Joz and I had the honor to go see Mike Shinoda at the Japanese American National Museum in LA’s Little Tokyo, where he presented artwork from his previous show Glorious Excess (Born) in 2008. (His other art exhibit, Diamond, Spades, Hearts and Clubs, was presented at Gallery 1988.)

I was totally hyped and anxious — not only go to see Mike Shinoda, but to also see what was in store regarding his art. The day started off with a JANM Members Only event — a conversation between him and Roger Gastman of Swindle Magazine. During this event, Mike touched on various topics from his influences and background in art to the character and story of Glorious Excess (Born and Dies). After his discussion, Mike took questions from the audience, where he gave some really personal and in-depth answers; he mentioned how people labeling his music drives him crazy — like “rock/rap,” which was funny because I later mentioned to him that was the type of music I liked.

After Mike took questions from the audience, we got to see a short video segment that is being played at the JANM exhibit (part of that segment is also in the video above). Then Mike took pictures, autographed catalogs and other items for those in attendance, while being extremely cool the whole time! On top of that, Mike graciously walked us through the entire exhibit at JANM and further discussed certain topics in regards to his art. One particular subject that he brought up was the idea of a sellout; he defined a sellout as being someone who loses their creative integrity, which correlates with the character in Glorious Excess. Overall, for me this was a once in a lifetime experience and this is something I will remember and share for the rest of my life. I thought Mike’s art exhibit was very interesting and I understood a lot more after reading more about it in his catalog. As for Mike Shinoda the person, I thought he was very cool and down-to-earth, as well as being very humble and considerate.

Glorious Excess (Dies) exhibits until October 4th, 2009. You should check it out if you can. For more information and background, see JANM.org and MikeShinoda.com. Many thanks to Koji at JANM.


I totally wish I was there! Sounds like Phil and Joz had a great time!