Linkin Park Q & A

6:02 PM Jen Brockwell 26 Comments

LA's The Place Magazine did a Q&A interview with Mike and Chester. Read it.

C. Bennington: From my perspective, I personally still like to buy whole records.  I enjoy kind of the journey, and especially for records put together well.  It doesn't bother you to listen to the whole thing.  But I do think that there are a lot of different kinds of people out there, and some people, they may just want three tracks or something.  If that's an option that they want to have, they should have that option afforded to them. 

There is a benefit when it comes to that kind of person who maybe likes the single, but doesn't really know of the band and isn't sure if they want to buy the whole record.  It's kind of a pro and con.  It's a double edge sword.  For us, I think we have a lot of support from our fans, and so they tend to buy our records.  Every time someone is introduced to the group in a new way, they can go buy the single.  It hasn't really affected us in a negative way by any means, so we're always trying to figure out new ways of staying connected and bringing our full album package to our fans and giving them something special.  That's important to us, but we're not going to turn our backs on other ways of selling music as well.


26 comments:

  1. Chester you are the fricken man! I'm your biggest fan out here in Syracuse, New York. You're an amazing vocalist and theeee best singer of all time. I would give up everything to meet you man..you are my idol..peace bro

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  2. Hey there Chester,

    First off all, I am a GREAT fan of Linkin Park, but I also got a question for you.
    The band has come once to the netherlands, las year to pinkpop.
    Unfortunatly I missed that apearance.
    When Does Linkin Park come to the Netherlands again???

    Keep on ROCKING guys.

    Greetings Niels Stams

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  3. Hey Linkin Park
    you guys are great i'm your no.1 fan from malta it will be great you come and visit us one they you have many fans from here!!
    Linkin Park Rocks!! keep rockin guys >_<

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  4. hi chester im tyler met at meet and greet men manchester 27/01/08 just like to say thanx for an amazing night and the meet and greet it was an honour,hope your tyler liked the teddy my dad give you also my dad says make sure mike wears the manchester united soccer shirt he gave him keep rockin guys hope to see you again soon love tyler duffy aged 12 yrs ps.my dad says gutted you didnt play qwerty on the night tee hee....hope you get this message and good luck with the rest of the tour.

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  5. hey Chester,

    my name is Keri Kehler. im only 11 years old. i found out about ur band like 2 years ago. i luv ur band and u. my 2 fave band mems r u and mike! i don't go trough 1 day without listening to all ur albums. the first song i ever heard by LINKIN PARK is Bleed it Out, but my fave songs by u guys r Shadow of the Day, Crawling, What ive Done, and..... well i luv all the songs but anyway. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba i have pics of u on the walls in my room, and i have u as my display picyure on my hotmail. i would give it but this thing is public and i dont know if u have 1. im ur #1 fan no matter what any1 else says. and i wish i could meet u and hear ur voice other then u singing. plz plz plz plz come to winnipeg!!!!! my friend chris got 2 meet u and i told him i did to so i could make sure he thought i waz ur no.1 fan. anyway..... thats it thats all and i got to go so buh buy !!!!

    Keri.

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  6. Hey Chester,

    U ROCK!!! dont ever change. >_<

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  7. hey i just found this website!!! and me and my friend love you!! just wish u and LINKN PARK could come to Connecticut. we always see the other states have LP coming but you never come to our little state!!
    - just keep doing great and having fun!!-

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  8. dude, you rock. Every song i'ver heard you sing is beyong incrediable. You have a hell of a voice, but emotion to back that up which makes you truly and amazing artist man. keep it up! ps. Let down, anything anything, and whats in the eye are amazing and you should put them in a future albulm !!

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  9. hey guys i just wanna say i went to your show in london uk on 28/01/08 and had the time of my life i was just wondering if you have any footage available from that show as me and me mates wanna relive the experience over and over agin untill you return to us. from 3 of ur biggest fans here in the uk you guys rock plz dont ever stop xxxxxxxx

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  10. Chester, you totaly rock!!!LOVE YOU! You're simply the best...hope I get to see you live someday...LOVE YOU!!!

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  11. Hey Chester, How are ya? I wanted to say that I love all the effort you put into things. It is inspiring t o everyone, especially me. Your an amazing person who works hard and deserves great.
    Your Biggest Fan,
    Ashlee L.

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  12. Greetings Chester! I write to you from Russia, city Nizhni Novgorod. Concerts in Moscow and Saint-Peterburg were the most not forgotten and long-awaited event of last eight years for me! Very much I wait for an output of a new album and new concerts in Russia.быть can you decide to visit not only Moscow and Saint-Peterburg, but also other cities of Russia? P.S. send the regards to all group from Russian admirers of your creativity! Very much we wait and we hope that soon you again will please us with the concert! If you will not complicate write please the answer to this question.

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  13. Greetings Chester! I write to you from Russia, city Nizhni Novgorod. Concerts in Moscow and Saint-Peterburg were the most not forgotten and long-awaited event of last eight years for me! Very much I wait for an output of a new album and new concerts in Russia.быть can you decide to visit not only Moscow and Saint-Peterburg, but also other cities of Russia? P.S. send the regards to all group from Russian admirers of your creativity! Very much we wait and we hope that soon you again will please us with the concert! If you will not complicate write please the answer to this question.

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  14. hey Chazy,

    u know how in given up when u did that 18 second scream??? Well there waz a talent show at my school and i did ur song........... I FUCKEN DID IT !!!! I SOOOOOOOO SUPRIZED MYSELF!!!!!!!! u rock dont eva change!!! -<>_<>-

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  15. yo chaz...how r u and the rest?...hope all r in great shape...i was just wondering could u plae the older songs from Hybrid Theory in your concerts?i freaking luv them..just like the new songs...so..take care BB!

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  16. yo chaz...your 18 sec scream is the sh@%t!!!haha..remember..LP never dies...take care..BB!

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  17. Hey Chester,

    Big fan from Oxnard, can't wait for the March 4th concert in LA. Happy that I finally get to see the person that I share my b-day with, 3-20.

    See you soon.

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  18. WHATS UP Chester,

    I'm Linkin Park's biggest fan and I think that you are the greatest singer that has ever lived.Unfortunatly I've missed all of your shows and I was wondering if you guys were coming to Florida for your U.S. winter tour and if you were doing a Projekt Revoltion 2008.
    Yours Truly,
    Tyler Ramsay

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  19. Hello

    I am a sincere fan of Linkin Park from India.... When will you guys perform in India(Bangalore)?????

    Would Die to See You Perform Live!!!!!

    Please!!!!!1

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  20. Hello Chester!! Sorry, I’m badly speak English I am 16 years old, I am from Russia. I love Linkin Park!! Everything that you do - everything inspires respect and genuine joy and pride: music, lyrics, music videos, concerts, your attitude to the fans, actively participate in charitable acts. It is a matter of great pride and respect for the fact that you raised to a new level of music!!!!! You сreated art, not like others, a unique, wonderful and unique!! You have created and developed from scratch and the team reached a high level!! I have long looked for such a group, which would be in all the best relations. And I found!!!!!!! My life has changed for the better when I become your fans!

    P.S.: At one site, all Russian fans seriously puzzled question: Linkin Park really come to Russia yet and I replied: « If they have been told that will come, it means so!!!!! After all, said this LINKIN PARK - means it is the truth!!))) » It's so??

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  21. Dear Chester,

    Im Your biggest fan. I wrote you a letter and my dad wrote part of it. I hope you get it and please write me back. Im 11 and I can emulate your voice really well. My Dad says I can sound like you on point. I will be attending the Feb. 21 2008 concert. So if you can please give a shout out to me or let me on stage with you. My Dad and I joined LPU and we like the account. Thank you for singing great songs without them my dad and I wouldn't come together this tight before. Please let me go to the meet and greet. My LPU name is Ajrlp. So thank you chester for enspiring me ,an 11 year old kid, to be who I want to be and thats a singer like you. Thank you.

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  22. Hey Chester

    Just wanted to say i think ur amazing. I'm 16. I reached a place in my life a 2 yrs ago after my dad died, where i thought there was nothing left to live for, but listening to you is one of the things that helped me through. I can't wait to see you live at Milton Keynes.

    Chutney

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  23. Yo dawg..keep on rockin out man! Im a huge fan! I listen to ya'll all the time! Your show at Shoreline CA was the s@#t! I almost lost my voice!! And man, the opening to "no more sorrow", i had the adrenilan rushin through my body when i heard that! Cant wait to c you guys live again! keep on rockin!!!

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  24. Hi Chester, i have been the biggest fan since you started. I have been to all of your concerts in the UK, but i have never been lucky enough to get a meet and greet. I was the 1st to buy tickets from lpunderground this year booked the day off special to be the 1st hoping i would get to meet you all at last. But that did not help, the one thing i want before i die is to meet you even for 5 minutes. But the chances of that are slim to none, love Paula x x

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  25. Hi Chazz, I'm Akash from India, I'm truly the biggest fan of yours. I love u as much as I love my parents...........truly. I've got just one life goal & that is to meet u atleast once. You can never imagine that how glad i am about u. Please come to INDIA at least once and see the results. LP is the only band loved by anyone. Please reply me at ( agworld93@gmail.com ) I'm really dieing to meet u. PLEASE COME TO INDIA.

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  26. chester u rock i love lp soooooooo much i really want u to come to india (pune hard rock cafe) i would kill to see u live u are the best singer in the world

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