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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 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.

Music For Relief – Japan Shirts Designed by Mike Shinoda

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Mike Shinoda – Catharsis (Unreleased VMA Score Song)

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