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Mike Shinoda all set to guest-host Nikki Sixx Radio show

Mike Shinoda of the Linkin Park would guest co-host The Side Show Countdown with NIKKI SIXX later this weekend. Coming in for host SIXX, who is now on the road with his band SIXX:A.M., Mike will join co-host Jenn Marino on the nationally syndicated popular weekend show as they play the newest tracks on the Active/Alternative charts and also demonstrate brand new music.

Shinoda would also talk about what is on the horizon for Linkin Park, including their forthcoming performance at Rock In Rio in Las Vegas on 9th May, and the band’s very recent collaboration with Steve Aoki, the well known EDM star, on the track “Darker Than Blood” that would appear on AOKI’s forthcoming 3rd studio album called “Neon Future II,” releasing on 12th May, and tour bus hazing, concert pranks, as well as his experience at the Coachella Festival this year.

Shinoda told that he was happy to fill in for NIKKIi, and always look forward to chatting with Jenn and their crew. Read more »

Mike Posner speaks about writing for Maroon 5 and his songs

Mike Posner is expecting the 3rd time is the charm for his 2nd album. After recording and keeping aside Pages and Sky High – Posner has shifted lebels from RCA to Island. He is now working on another project and he recently stated that he is almost done and it comes with a different sound.

It is very different from 2010’s 31 Minutes To Takeoff that he started to reveal during his Unplugged concerts in 2014 and at performances during South By Southwest this year.

Posner, who has also been a go-to writer for Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Nick Jonas and several others, told that he was what people call shelved.  This means if I didn’t have a huge track on the radio my album was not going to be unveiled. He does not feel bitter about that at all. He asked RCA to let him off the label and they very graciously did, and after that he sort of stumbled on this brand new material, this new style. Read more »

Michael Buble’s Upcoming Philippines Tour

It has been 10 years since the Canadian Crooner, Michael Buble, has toured Philippines. As expected, the Grammy winning superstar is scheduled to appear in his second gig in the country on January 31. Termed as “To Be Loved”, Buble’s World Tour was started in 2013 and it will hold the Philippine stop at “Mall of Asia Arena”, located in Pasay City. The singer revealed that the last time he went to Philippines, he was a boy, but now he is a man. He is very excited, anxious, and nervous.

After his first visit to Philippines as a boy, the singer has launched 10 albums that include extended plays. He has also marked several milestones, including his wedding with Luisana Lopilato in the year 2011, birth of their kid in 2013, etc. The crooner also appreciated his audience for their support and revealed that his upcoming performance will be one of the greatest shows he has ever put together. Buble hinted that the audience could expect something that is unexpected and something that is entertaining. Read more »

Mike Shinoda Sheds Light on Helping Bennington

According to Pulse of Radio, Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park vocalist, had shed some light in an interview with the Metro magazine on how the band members had acted together in helping the singer Chester Bennington, who suffered from alcohol and drug problems.

Since his childhood, Bennington had been experimenting with both the substances. However, alcoholism tightly gripped on Bennington’s life, when the band became immensely successful.

Shinoda recalled that when the band members had learnt that Chester suffered from alcohol as well as drug problem, they acted together to help him. The members told him that they wanted to be supportive and the fact that Chester was doing the positive things meant a lot to them. Shinoda mentioned that they are fortunate to have compassionate and helpful band members. The members are supportive towards each other. Eventually, all that matters is the members love their work. They aren’t prepared to throw it away on anything.

Pulse of Radio revealed that Chester’s drinking problem was a serious concern. Chester survived on alcohol. He used to consume them all including Jack Daniels with ice, Coke and Jack, or beer. Bennington was so drawn in the problem that there hadn’t been a day that he hasn’t drank. In an interview with TeamRock, Bennington disclosed that he opted for alcohol and drugs after being harassed sexually as a child. Chester explained that the incident influenced him badly. When he was 13-16, he did lots of drinking and tons of LSD. Then, they decided to turn to speed and he got bad, really quickly.