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Pulling double duty while at Comic-Con, Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn performed with their band Linkin Park at the first-ever mtvU Fandom Awards at Petco Park, and also screened Hahn’s feature film directorial debut Mall at an exclusive Nerd HQ event. After soundcheck for the concert, Collider got the opportunity to talk to the two multi-talented guys for this exclusive interview about branching out to other artistic avenues, kicking off the tour for their recently released album The Hunting Party, deciding which songs to play live, why their fans are important to them. Joe Hahn also talked about making the transition from directing music videos to directing a feature film, why the script for Mall appealed to him, the post-production process, and working with a legend like Vincent D’Onofrio, who also had a hand in writing the script. Check out what they had to say after the jump. »
- Christina Radish
Linkin Park's Carnivores headlining tour was previously all sold out of its VIP concert ticket packages. But in 24 markets, though, fans can get their hands on these backstage meet-and-greet passes throught the magic of... charity. Ultimate Linkin Park VIP Experience packages go up for sale in limited supply today, courtesy of the newly formed partnership between the rock band, their non-profit Music For Relief and online marketplace IfOnly.com. The website helps "to curate dream experiences at every price point" with proceeds making their way to A-listers' charities. This "dream" package includes, for two people: + Meet and greet and group photograph with the members of Linkin Park + 2 Premium VIP concert tickets + Access to the official pre-show lounge, including catering and a private merchandise stand + Specially-designed, limited-edition tour merchandise pack + CD and digital copy of Linkin Park's “The Hunting Party” + Official meet and greet laminate + On-site host and service »
- Katie Hasty
Ed Sheeran will land his first No. 1 album next week as “X” easily tops the Billboard 200. It’s a good week to be a British singer/songwriter. Following Sheeran at No. 1 (with sales of up to 210,000), Sam Smith’s “In The Lonely Hour” will hold at No. 2 (72,000). The second of four debuts comes in at No. 3, as rapper G-Easy’s “These Things Happen” sells 48,000. Also bowing in the top 10 will be hard rock heavyweights Mastadon with “Once More ‘Round The Sun” at No. 8 (28,000), and Phish, whose “Fuego” swims in at No. 9 (28,000). This week’s No. 1, Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” will likely drop to No. 4 (45,000). The unsinkable soundtrack to “Frozen” remains afloat at No. 5 (40,000). Miranda Lambert’s “Platinum” falls to No. 6 (30,000) and Linkin Park’s “The Hunting Party,” drops to No. 7(30,000). At No. 10 is “Now That’s What I Call Music 50” (24,000), according to Hits Daily Double. »
Joseph Hahn is mostly known for his creative work as the beat master for the band Linkin Park. He's also directed several of the band's music videos. The guy is crazy talented and I know he's been trying to direct a feature film for years. I'm happy to report that it's finally happened for him and he just made a distribution deal for it.
The movie is called Mall, and it's based on Eric Bogosian's 2001 novel of the same name. The story revolves around "five disaffected suburbanites whose lives come together at a shopping mall following a seemingly random shooting." This looks like a solid movie. We actually have a trailer for it for you to check out below, and an international poster that I found above. Apparently, the film was already released in France.
Paragon Pictures picked up North American rights to the feature which stars Vincent D’Onofrio, »
- Joey Paur
Lana Del Rey earns her first No. 1 album as sophomore set "Ultraviolence" takes the top of The Billboard 200 with 182,000 copies. Her debut album "Born to Die" made it to No. 2 in January 2012, with 77,000 sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan. British singer-songwriter Sam Smith bows at No. 2 with "In the Lonely Hour," moving 166,000. Sales were driven in part by the popularity of his single "Stay With Me." Linkin Park's new "The Hunting Party" moved enough for No. 3, with 110,000. The vets last rocked the chart in 2012 with "Living Things," which made it to No. 1 with 223,000. The "Frozen" soundtrack falls No. 3 to No. 4 with 42,000 (-15%). Willie Nelson's "Band of Brothers" starts at No. 5 with 37,000, making it his highest charting album since "Always on My Mind" made it to No. 2 in 1982. Miranda Lambert's "Platinum" descends No. 2 to No. 6 (34,000, -45%) and Jack White's No. 1 "Lazaretto" album is now No. 7 (34,000, -75%). Jennifer Lopez' "A. »
- Katie Hasty
Next week proves to be a big week for debuts in the Billboard 200 top 10 as Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, and Linkin Park all top the 100,000 mark. Though Smith’s “In The Lonely Hour” is coming on strong, heading into the weekend, Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” has a good lead on the British newcomer, as the chanteuse’s second full-length album is on target to sell up to 190,000 copies and bow at No. 1. “Hour”is looking good for 160,000 and No. 2, but with the chart not closing until Sunday night, there could be a weekend surprise. Linkin Park’s latest, “The Hunting Party,” will slide into six figures, selling as many as 110,000 copies in its opening frame to enter at No. 3. Also bowing in the top 10: Willie Nelson’s “Band of Brothers” make a high debut for the troubadour, landing at No. 6 (40,000); Jennifer Lopez’s “A.K.A.” at No. »
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of A Day to Remember, Linkin Park, Every Time I Die, Bring Me the Horizon, Mastodon, Godsmack, My Chemical Romance, Arch Enemy, Chiodos, Amen, At the Gates and more. Don't touch that dial.
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has joined Amen for their new album and tour.
The classic line-up of At the Gates are gearing up to enter the studio to record their new album, At War With Reality. It's due out on the fall via Century Media Records.
Every Time I Die's new album, From Parts Unknown, is streaming here. It comes out July 1 via Epitaph Records.
Listen to a new Godsmack song titled "100hp" here. Its the title track from their upcoming sixth album, due out August 5 on Republic Records.
Former My Chemical Romance »
- Alex DiVincenzo
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of AFI, Mastodon, Gwar, Every Time I Die, Linkin Park, Fozzy, In Flames, Mushroomhead, Exodus, Misery Signals, Twiztid and more. Don't touch that dial.
Fozzy will release their new album, Do You Wanna Start A War, on July 22 via Century Media Records.
Exodus have parted ways with frontman Rob Dukes and replaced him with former vocalist Steve Souza.
A new In Flames song titled "Rusted Nail" leaked ahead of its official release; it can be heard here. Siren »
- Alex DiVincenzo
[Press Release] Los Angeles, (June 2, 2014) -- Guitar Center is proud to announce the upcoming induction of Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park into the retailer's historic RockWalk. The private, invite only induction ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, June 18th, at 12 noon at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. Adding to the celebratory nature of the day, Linkin Park will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, The Hunting Party, on June 17th. Since their inception, Linkin Park have prioritized innovation. The California based sextet made history with a unique electronic, rock and hip-hop fused sound on their 2000 debut Hybrid Theory - the best selling album in the world that year, that went on to sell over 18 million copies. The success of »
- Pietro Filipponi
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Michael Jackson, Ratt, Morbid Angel, Linkin Park, Miss May I, Dying Fetus, Scorpions, It Dies Today, Being as an Ocean, Hawthorne Heights, David Lynch and more. Don't touch that dial.
A fan died at a Miss May I show at Webster Hall in NYC on Saturday. Although details are unclear - some claim he died after a botched stage dive, while others say he collapsed as he was leaving the venue - this is a tragedy any way you look at it. Read the band’s brief statement and find out how you can donate here.
Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy has left the band after 3 decades.
Scorpions drummer Scorpions has reportedly been fined and sentenced to a month in jail after drunkenly insulting Islam and giving the »
- Alex DiVincenzo
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Alice Cooper, Linkin Park, The Mars Volta, Aerosmith, Opeth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth, Whitechapel, In Flames, Hawthorne Heights, Misfits, Gwar and more. Don't touch that dial.
Opeth have announced their eleventh studio album, Pale Communion. It will be released on June 17 via Roadrunner Records.
The remaining members of As I Lay Dying have teamed up with vocalist Shane Blay (formerly of Oh, »
- Alex DiVincenzo
Director Richard Shepard makes tonally risky choices. The Matador and The Hunting Party are broad comedies, but they also focus on characters with serious problems. Shepard doesn’t play those personal conflicts as jokes, either. He takes their predicaments very seriously, no matter how goofy his characters may act. These three dramatic comedies, including his latest film, Dom Hemingway, are driven by the loss of a loved one. In the case of Dom Hemingway, the narrative is also propelled by a potbellied, foul mouth, unhinged and egotistical safe-cracker named Dom Hemingway (Jude Law). This is a man who loves his name, himself, and, of course, his cock. You read that last part right. The film opens with Dom discussing what a wonderful piece of equipment he has. Needless to say, he’s a magnetic character who is, maybe not a good person, but someone you root for, if only because he knows how to talk about himself »
- Jack Giroux
Dom Hemingway just got out of jail. Dom wants what he's owed. That may turn out to be a tall order. Featuring a balls-to-the-wall performance by Jude Law, "Dom Hemingway" is the relatively new dramatic thriller from writer/director Richard Shepard. Best known for "The Matador" and "The Hunting Party," Shepard has spent a good amount of time in television recently, directing six episodes of "Girls" and the new Wgn series "Salem." He is a man of many talents, but when he is writing his own work on the big screen, it usually includes a significant amount of dark comedy. And when we say dark, we mean almost crossing the line dark (in the best way possible). After debuting at the Toronto Film Festival last September and earning a release in the UK in November, "Dom Hemingway's" self-destructive antics are heading to U.S. theaters next month. Fox Searchlght »
- Gregory Ellwood
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