Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com Congrats are in order for Linkin Park , whose fans just helped the group become the first rock band to surpass one billion YouTube views. At present, there are only three other acts to have reached the milestone, each of them pop stars. Justin Bieber leads the way with 2.8 billion YouTube views, followed by Rihanna and Lady Gaga . The fact that Linkin Park have reached the goal is not only a credit to their music, but also to the video work they’ve done over the years, most of which came courtesy of the band’s DJ, Joseph Hahn. The musician began to explore the visual side of his career by co-directing the videos for ‘Papercut’ and ‘In the End’ with acclaimed director Nathan “Karma” Cox. From there, he assumed much of the band’s video-making responsibilities, overseeing the shoots for ‘Somewhere I Belong,’ ‘Numb,’ ‘What I’ve Done,’ ‘Bleed It Out,’ ‘New Divide,’ ‘Waiting for the End,’ and ‘Burn It Down’ among others. It may be a while before another rock band reaches the billion mark, as Gigwise reports that the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day are next in line with 327 million and 245 million respectively. You can add to Linkin Park’s YouTube total by checking out their latest Honda Civic Tour video posting. In it, the band welcomes a new guitarist – none other than Incubus ‘ Mike Einziger. As a precaution, you see the members warning Einziger about their pyro as the song he’s guesting on has fire emerging from the stage at a very specific point. Watch the video below. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-in-the-end-top-21st-century-hard-rock-songs/” title=”Next: Linkin Park: Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs” align=”center”] Watch Linkin Park’s Guest Guitarist Mike Einziger Perform With the Band ?
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Rev your engines – the 2012 Honda Civic Tour is now under way. You’d think the powers that be had something to prove this year offering up the one-two punch of co-headliners Incubus and Linkin Park. Both bands are headlining acts in their own right, and their combined forces makes up one of the most potent rock tours of the summer. Rolling into Mansfield, Mass., on Aug. 14, the tour
In 2011, Incubus celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band with a string of intimate shows for their fans. Fortunately for you, Incubus documented the entire thing. Now, a year later, the band is releasing video footage and audio of their six day celebration in downtown Los Angeles, dubbed ‘Incubus HQ Live.’ The unique experience can be consumed a few different ways. The first package drops on Aug. 14 and
In today’s Daily Reload, Loudwire premieres Flyleaf’s new track ‘New Horizons’; Incubus’ Brandon Boyd says the band will probably take a break while he brainstorms a second solo album; and No Use for a Name frontman Tony Sly passes away at 41. Also, Green Day announce the release of a career-encompassing 8-CD box set; Motley Crue’s Vince Neil is set to headline the Tybee Island Pirate Festival; Phil Anselmo discusses