Linkin Park Performance at iHeartRadio Theater Recap
The iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles rocked last night for the "iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Linkin Park" celebrating their new album "The Hunting Party." The event broadcasted live on-air as a 60-minute special on Clear Channel Alternative, Active Rock, and Mainstream Rock Stations, as well as streamed online across CHR, Hot-AC, Alt, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock, and Sports station websites and iHeartRadio.com.
The band performed two songs off their new album including: "Wastelands" and "Until It's Gone." For the full set list see below.
At the end of their set they recorded three additional songs that will air tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tune-in to see Linkin Park, live from the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles tonight at 11:35 p.m./10:35 p.m. CT on ABC.
Jenn Marino co-host of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx opened the show talking about how it's been 15 years since Linkin Park crashed through the doors at the Roxy. She opened the Q&A discussing the release of their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party.
Chester told the audience that the album is raw, edgy, and dirty.
He said "If you don't like the heavy side of Linkin Park don't listen to this record. If you don't like guitar solos that shed then don't listen to this record. If you don't like kick ass drum solos then don't listen to this record. If you don't want songs that will make you punch things, don't listen to this record."
Jenn asked the band if anyone had ever walked up to them and told them a story about how their music inspired them?
They told the audience we want our music to inspire. Want to inspire people to make music and be in band. They want to bring different people together through their music. Mike said that recently they had heard from some bands like Bring Me the Horizon. First time we played in England he was actually there watching the show. We played with him and now he's on the main stage.
Jenn asked the band if anyone helped them develop as artists?
Chester talked about the effect Janes Addiction had on him as a musician. He said, "The second I heard Ritual de lo Habitual, I didn't even know music could sound like that. I knew right away that this was the greatest song." He also listed off a number of other bands including: Radio Head, Misfits, Exploited, NWA, Public Enemy, and Rage Against the Machine.
They talked about Steve Aoki and working with him. Mike said they started talking on twitter. He followed Mike and Mike followed him. Eventually they began direct messaging each other, but it was months before they ever talked about making a song together.