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LINKIN PARK - Drummer: 'We Have Around 50 Rough Ideas For Songs'
LINKIN PARK drummer Rob Bourdon has issued the following update on the band's
"We have been writing new songs for the next album for the
last three months or so. We have been working in pairs out of our home studios
and trading ideas with each other every few weeks. Now that we have a bunch
of material, we are going to head into a pre-production studio where we
will all be working together. We have three separate rooms to work out of
at the studio, which is really cool because we can still work individually
if we need to. I personally like taking song ideas and working on the drums
for a while on my own before letting the other guys hear what I have come
up with. Songs can be passed around from room to room so each of us can
add in our part. Since we are all there together we can help each other
to develop each of our parts and create the best songs possible. It is the
ultimate creative environment for how we write music, since we write by
recording into a computer, not by jamming together. We currently have around
50 rough ideas for songs, which will be narrowed down to about 15 when we
enter the recording studio. We are very excited about the work we have done
so far, and working hard to get it done so you guys can hear it. Look for
more info on our new album in the coming months on LinkinPark.com.
"As I'm sure you already know, Mike is doing his own solo project
FORT MINOR. It's different than LINKIN PARK's music as it is a hip-hop album.
'The Rising Tied' is an incredible album. I think it's one of the best albums
of the year, and I'm not just saying that because Mike is my friend. Mike's
been incredibly busy because not only has he been promoting his FORT MINOR
album and writing with us for the upcoming LINKIN PARK album, but he's about
to go out on the road for a U.S. and Canada tour, as well as international
touring in Taiwan and Thailand (with 50 CENT) and headlining shows in Malaysia,
Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. Our own Machine Shop artist Holly
Brook who sings on the FORT MINOR track 'Where'd You Go' will be joining
him to perform that song live on the road for all the U.S./Canada dates.
Not only will the Fort Minor Militia fan club get chances to meet them out
on tour at meet & greets, we're also inviting the LPU members of LINKIN
PARK's fan club to participate in these meet & greets and presales for all
the shows. Check out the Fort Minor Media Player for tour date info and
to view FORT MINOR videos for 'Remember the Name' and 'Petrified'."