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As Linkin Park’s musical vision gets more expansive and ambitious, so too have their videos. We’ve got a sneak peek of “Iridescent,” the lead single off the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack. And if the clip below is any indication of the entire video, the band has fully embraced their sci-fi side, as the hand (of God?) reaches out to a group of people wholly obscured by sheets. Meanwhile, Mike Shinoda caresses a snake, while a H.R. Giger-esque creature scans a floating, holographic rotating polygon.
Directed by band member Joe Hahn, “Iridescent” is the fourth single from the band’s fourth album A Thousand Suns. And don’t forget to watch the full-length “Iridescent” video when it premieres Thursday, June 2, on MTV and MTV.com.
watch the preview here!
From Facebook Linkin park:
We are looking for a talented designer out there to help us make a piece of official artwork for “Iridescent,” the new single from Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The winner will be showcased for 30 million fans and at our performance in Red Square at the film’s premiere on June 23. Go to http://linkinpark.deviantart.com/ to submit or for more information.
Watch video here
Rob Bourdon and I spoke at a conference called PTTOW (Plan To Take On The World) today. It is a conference aimed at “discussing youth media, marketing and culture across every major industry category.” The crowd was mostly a split between bright and influential marketing executives and remarkable young guests from various schools, involved in various philanthropic and leadership efforts.
After taking the awesome photo above, I was part of a panel with our own Rob Bourdon, Will from the Black Eyed Peas, and world-renowned surfer Kelly Slater (who is an awesomely down-to-earth, friendly guy). The conversation was pretty random and hit varying topics. For the most part, we shared stories about channeling inspiration, playing to your strengths, and finding ways around obstacles in order to make the world a better place.
One thing that I mentioned today (and wanted to share here on the blog) was that today’s world is the noisiest it’s ever been. We’re constantly bombarded with stuff trying to grab our attention. If you have a good idea and want to get it heard, the most important way of going about it is 1.) to have the courage to go out on a limb with it, and 2.) to be authentic. It’s not about concocting a cool story or marketing plan, then shouting it as loud as possible. People are getting sicker and sicker of being shouted at. Instead, create something honest that people feel proud to be a part of, then invite them in. That was how we built our band, how we maintain our online community, and how we started Music For Relief.
Speaking of MFR, a reminder is due: the people of Japan and Haiti still need your help. We have a ongoing campaigns in both countries. In Haiti, our partners are The UN Foundation, Charity Water, Artists For Peace and Justice, Direct Relief International, and Partners In Health. In Japan, our partner is Save The Children. By donating to MFR, you can be providing for mental and physical aid for children affected by the tragedy in Japan, and supporting education, clean water, safe solar lighting and other health programs in Haiti. If you can’t donate money, then you can help by spreading the word.
You can find all the info you’ll need to make a donation to either cause at www.musicforrelief.org, (plus you’ll get loads of music when you donate, from artists like R.E.M., Enrique Iglesias, Talib Kweli, Alanis Morrissette, The Glitch Mob, Caribou, Jack Johnson, and Linkin Park)
Linkin Park have been nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards Japan for Best Rock Group and Best Rock Video for The Catalyst. The event has been renamed MTV Video Music Aid Japan to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. It will be held at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan, the show will be broadcast live on MTV Japan and the rest of Asia on June 25 at 6 pm.
More than a year has passed since an earthquake ravaged Haiti, and, as is sadly the case with disasters like this, the focus of the world has shifted elsewhere, despite the fact that the recovery effort is still very much ongoing.
But one group who hasn’t forgotten about the Haitian people is Linkin Park, who, through their Music for Relief charity — and in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation — are working to bring light to the nation … literally. They’ve begun a program to build solar-powered lights in many displacement camps (which are home to more than 1 million Haitians), and last week, though they were set to film a video for their new single “Iridescent,” the band sent bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell down to Port-au-Prince to check on the progress.
“I just got back from Haiti last night,” Farrell said on the Los Angeles set of “Iridescent.” “I had gone over there to check on what we had been working on with Music for Relief, in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation. We’ve basically been working to install some solar-powered lighting in some of the camps there … the camp in particular that we visited had 40,000 people … and no electricity.
“So, at night, women and children are very susceptible to violence, rape, all kinds of really awful things, even when they’re doing something as simple as trying to go to use the latrines, the restrooms, et cetera,” Farrell continued. “We’ve been putting solar-powered lighting in strategic areas, and we’ve found that not only has that lowered the crime rate, but it’s given the camps a place where kids can go and play in the evenings, and, in addition to that, we have students studying and reading at the lights at night.”
And though Farrell said that he was “amazed” by the resiliency and spirit of the Haitian people, he realizes that bringing the nation back from the brink is an ongoing process — one that’s going to take a lot longer than most could imagine. But, with his bandmates, the U.N. and his fellow musicians at his side, Farrell is confident that, eventually, Haiti will recover.
“We’ve always felt like music is a very inspiring and uniting force, and with Music for Relief, we’ve always wanted it to be something that’s more,” he said. “It’s not supposed to be ‘Linkin Park for Relief’: It is really supposed to be ‘Music for Relief.’ We’ve always felt that with a united group of people, you can do a lot more than just as individuals.”