Goosebump alert! Listen to a cappella & instrumental versions of Linkin Park's "Friendly Fire" and new biography coming.

Linkin Park has released a cappella and instrumental versions of their song "Friendly Fire."

"Friendly Fire" was recorded during the sessions for 2017's One More Light, LP's final album before the death of frontman Chester Bennington. The original version will be included on Linkin Parks upcoming 20-track collection "Papercuts" due out April 12.

Additionally, a new biography titled "Starts with One: The Legend and Legacy of Linkin Park" will be released October 1. It was written by Jason Lipshutz, the executive director of music for Billboard, and is named after the late Chester Bennington's opening lyrics to the LP hit "In the End." (pre-order here )

"Through in-depth reporting and interviews, as well as new reflections from their collaborators and contemporaries, It Starts with One explores how one band made such a big impact on modern music, effectively cementing Linkin Park's long overdue place in music history"

2017 was the last time we saw Linkin Park perform live which was their tribute concert to Bennington, who died earlier that year. They have put out several archival releases, including 20th anniversary reissues of the first two LPs, 2000's Hybrid Theory and 2003's Meteora. 

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Watch New Unreleased Linkin Park "Friendly Fire" from Career-Spanning Album "Papercuts"

Linkin Park have unveiled their Career-Spanning Album "PAPERCUTS" with tracklisting, arriving April 12th. Assembling an essential collection of generational anthems, LINKIN PARK will present their first-ever career-spanning greatest hits album entitled "Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023)" 

It will be available at all DSPs and in various physical configurations, including CD, Cassette, and double Vinyl. For the latter, there are several limited edition color vinyl variants, a Zoetrope picture disc and black vinyl.

In addition to the classics, LINKIN PARK uncovered the never-before-released track "Friendly Fire." Recorded during the 2017 sessions for their seventh album One More Light, it features a powerhouse vocal performance from the late Chester Bennington. The video was directed and edited by long-time collaborator Mark Fiore and features never-before-seen studio and live footage.

"'Friendly Fire' was always one of our favorite songs from the One More Light sessions. Something about it wasn't quite right so as close as it got to the finish line, we chose to set it aside for later. When we started looking for an unreleased track to include on our greatest hits collection, I was blown away by the power of the song, the power of the storytelling, the power of the vocal, the sonic landscape and I actually thought that it was closer than maybe we had realized at the time. We got together to work on it and connect some of the missing pieces that for whatever reason hadn't revealed themselves during the recording of One More Light. I can't wait for people to hear it. It's such a beautiful, compelling, heartbreaking, hopeful story and it really resonates with me today." -Brad Delson

"In the making of each Linkin Park album, I want to love and believe in each individual song completely. I hope that if any one track is heard on its own in the world, it is something I can feel proud of, and something that takes root inside the listener and becomes part of the energy that connects us. Curating the tracks for Papercuts was a joy. Each song in this collection is both a singular moment on our timeline and an evolving story that is as much ours as it is yours. From our first release 'One Step Closer' to the brand-new 'Friendly Fire,' this tracklist spans all our chapters so far. Thank you for being a part of our journey. We hope you enjoy Papercuts." - Mike Shinoda 

"Friendly Fire," a new, unreleased song from the One More Light 2017 sessions. WATCH VIDEO HERE

Additionally, "In The End" just achieved a Diamond Certification (10x Million) from the RIAA. It stands out as the band's most-streamed song with over 1.8 billion Spotify streams and 1.7 billion YouTube views on the music video. This marks their first Diamond Certification for a single. It notably graces the tracklisting of their 12x-platinum Diamond-Certified full-length debut, Hybrid Theory.

PAPERCUTS (Singles Collection 2000-2023) Arrives April 12. Tracklisting:
1. Crawling
2. Faint
3. Numb/Encore
4. Papercut
5. Breaking The Habit
6. In The End
7. Bleed It Out
8. Somewhere I Belong
9. Waiting For The End
10. Castle Of Glass
11. One More Light
12. Burn It Down
13. What I've Done
15. One Step Closer
16. New Divide
17. Leave Out All The Rest
18. Lost
19. Numb

20. Friendly Fire 

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New music from Mike Shinoda "Already Over"


Mike Shinoda captained the new release of a second music pack for VR game 'Beat Saber'. In addition to tracks from Linkin Park, that pack also features cuts from Shinoda's solo work and his Fort Minor project.

"I'm beyond excited to once again be partnering with Beat Saber to give fans and players even more music by me, Linkin Park, and Fort Minor, and I'm especially excited to share my new single 'Already Over' through the platform. It's an honor that Linkin Park is the first band to have a second music pack and I hope everyone enjoys playing the new tracks." - Mike Shinoda

This newly released track is among the songs featured in that pack, here's what's all included:

Mike Shinoda – "Already Over"
Linkin Park – "Crawling"
Linkin Park – "Fighting Myself"
Mike Shinoda & Kaliee Morgue – "In My Head"
Linkin Park – "Lost"
Linkin Park – "More The Victim"
Jay-Z & Linkin Park – "Numb/Encore"
Fort Minor – "Remember The Name" (feat. Styles of Beyond)

Here's the Visualizer...Directed & Animated by: Dusty Deen Visuals Contributed by: Mike Shinoda, Frank Maddocks, Mark Fiore, Mike Miller

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Linkin Park release another unheard song from The Meteora sessions "Fighting Myself"

As Linkin Park gets closer to releasing the 20th anniversary reissue of their sophomore album Meteora, they have debuted another previously unreleased song from those recordings "Fighting Myself."

Meteora has officially turned 20 (March 25, 2023) After Linkin Park released "Lost," featuring the late Chester Bennington, now comes "Fighting Myself", another rarity we'er able to hear now, for the first time. 

The 20th anniversary reissue of Meteora lands April 7 in different configurations, including a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set.


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UPDATE: NEW Linkin Park MUSIC VIDEO (and Soundcloud) of “Lost,” a never-before-heard song from the Meteora archives.


How exciting to hear Chester Bennington's voice on New Linkin Park!

Linkin Park will unleash a lost but now found "Meteora" b-side titled.... "Lost" this Friday, February 10th. Linkin Park shared a :30 second soundcloud clip and short teaser video. Look for "Lost" in it's entirety plus more "Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition" details coming Friday. Meteora went 7x multi-platinum.

Linkin Park just last week revamped their website, which now features various images and hints related to Meteora.

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