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Linkin Park Participate in ‘Centerstage Powered by Grammy Amplifier’ Mentoring Program

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com Linkin Park have been part of the ‘ Grammy Amplifier ‘ talent search competition since its inception last month, but they’re taking the next step in the process by also signing on for the ‘Centerstage Powered by Grammy Amplifier’ mentoring program. Linkin Park member and program mentor Mike Shinoda joined The Recording Academy’s Evan Green and Hyundai New Media Senior Group Manager Jon Budd at a Los Angeles press conference announcing the online platform that will provide professional mentoring services to aspiring acts discovered through the ‘Grammy Amplifier’ program. The ‘Grammy Amplifier’ program invited musicians to create a profile and upload their music at which point they could then invite their social media fanbases to vote for them as many times as possible. Those with the most votes, known as “amplifies,” would then be introduced to the program’s curators — Linkin Park, Ozzy Osbourne , Kelly Clarkson , Rza, Kaskade , My Morning Jacket ‘s Jim James, and Snoop Lion — who would then help increase their exposure by promoting the aspiring acts on their own social networks. As part of the ‘Centerstage’ program, three of the most “amplified” acts will receive awards that include a recording session with a leading Grammy producer, the production of a music video with a noted producer and/or director and the opportunity to open shows on a major tour or music festival. The winning artists will be announced during the Grammys annual SXSW party in March. For more details on the ‘Grammy Amplifier’ program, click here . [button href=”http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-new-zealand-eighth-lpu-summit/” title=”Next: Linkin Park Plan New Zealand Based Fan Summit” align=”center”]

Linkin Park Announce New Zealand Location for Eighth LPU Summit

Photo by James Minchin Linkin Park continue to show their love to their fans by announcing their eighth Linkin Park Underground Summit , scheduled for Feb. 21 in Auckland, New Zealand. The summits have been designed to break down the barriers between fans and the band, with those in attendance having the chance to take part in a number of Linkin Park-related activities. At past events, fans have had a chance to meet and greet the band members, watch the group warm up on stage before the doors open, be treated to backstage tours, have the opportunity to walk across the stage, enter a raffle to take photos from the photo pit, hang out with the band’s crew members and take part in an auction of group memorabilia. Plus, there’s the opportunity to meet and share your love of Linkin Park with many like-minded fans. Passes for the New Zealand LPU Summit will go on sale Jan. 19 at 9AM Auckland time for LPUnderground fan club members at this location . In addition, those who are not members of the fan club may purchase tickets here . The band revealed that they will also announce further details about the New Zealand summit, including a Music for Relief event taking place on Feb. 20, in the coming days. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-only-north-american-2013-concert-las-vegas/” title=”Next: Linkin Park Announce Only 2013 North American Show” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Avenged Sevenfold, All That Remains + More

Warner Bros. – Avenged Sevenfold ‘s M. Shadows says the band’s next album has a “Sabbath / Zeppelin” feel while revealing the timetable for its release. [ Loudwire ] – All That Remains ‘ Mike Martin discusses the ‘A War You Cannot Win’ album, while the band offers up a militaristic theme for their new ‘ Stand Up ‘ video. [ Loudwire ] – Linkin Park have announced their #GivingTuesday clean energy promotion, plus they add an award to their trophy case. [ Loudwire ] – Wendy Dio says early detection appears to have been key in Tony Iommi ‘s cancer recovery. [ Loudwire ] – James Iha says “never say never” when it comes to reunion talk with the Smashing Pumpkins . [ Loudwire ] – Catch footage of Metallica performing ‘And Justice for All’ in Mexico City. [ Ultimate Metallica ] – Bad Brains have dedicated their new album, ‘Into the Future,’ to late Beastie Boys MC Adam Yauch . [ Diffuser.fm ] – Aerosmith have denied rumors of any internal strife on their ‘Global Warming’ tour. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Bon Jovi have revealed the dates for their 2013 North American tour. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Porcupine Tree have served up a new two-disc live album called ‘Octane Twisted.’ [ Rock Music Report ]

Linkin Park Announce Clean Energy Promotion + Rock American Music Awards

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com Linkin Park are definitely in the giving spirit year-round, but the rockers are doing something special this holiday season by proclaiming what’s called #GivingTuesday. The day-long event, held Nov. 27, finds the band’s charitable arm, Music for Relief, supporting the work of the United Nations in giving the unique gift of clean energy solutions to people who have no access to electricity and rallying fans to donate. The idea is that fans can give a solar light, solar power for hospitals and health clinics, or Power the World’s latest clean energy tool — the Soccket — which is a soccer ball that is also a portable generator (it’s available at powertheworld.org ). You can also make a donation on behalf of a loved one, and they’ll get an e-card in return, while someone without electricity receives the safe, clean energy they need to improve their quality of life. Linkin Park have been active in supporting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, and urge their fans to take part in the #GivingTuesday by donating at Powertheworld.org . In other Linkin Park news, the group not only performed ‘Burn It Down,’ but also walked away with a trophy for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist at the American Music Awards Sunday night. (Nov. 18). The band has enjoyed a stellar year buoyed by the success of their ‘Living Things’ album. Watch Linkin Park Perform ‘Burn It Down’ at the American Music Awards [button href=”http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-chester-bennington-saw-3d-cameo/” title=”Next: Chester Bennington – Musician Movie Cameos” align=”center”]

Top 20 Songs: Week of November 11-17, 2012

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com In this week’s edition of Loudwire’s Top 20 Countdown, Stone Sour maintain their top spot with their single ‘Absolute Zero’ off of their brand new record ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1.’ Three Days Grace also keep their No. 2 spot with ‘Chalk Outline’ off of their new album ‘Transit of Venus.’ Soundgarden hold steady in third place with their tune ‘Been Away Too Long,’ as do  Shinedown and their latest single ‘Enemies,’ which comes in at No. 4 for the second consecutive week. Linkin Park  and their latest track ‘Lost in the Echo’ round out the top five on this week’s list. Other songs on the list include Slash ’s new single ‘Standing in the Sun’ featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, In This Moment ’s new track ‘Blood’ and Avenged Sevenfold ’s new song ‘Carry On.’ 3 Doors Down make their countdown debut this week with their new single ‘One Light’ off of their ‘Greatest Hits’ collection. Check out the Top 20 songs below and be sure to tune in to Loudwire Radio this weekend to blast these tracks at full volume. Loudwire Radio Top 20 Songs of the Week: 20. 3 Doors Down, ‘One Light’ 19. The Offspring, ‘Turning Into You’ 18. Papa Roach, ‘Still Swingin’ 17. The Black Keys, ‘Little Black Submarines’ 16. Kid Rock, ‘Let’s Ride’ 15. Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Pride’ 14. Chevelle, ‘Same Old Trip’ 13. Halestorm, ‘I Miss the Misery’ 12. All That Remains, ‘Stand Up (Stand Up)’ 11. Deftones, ‘Tempest’ 10. Green Day ‘Let Yourself Go’ 09. Volbeat, ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ 08. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ 07. In This Moment, ‘Blood’ 06. Slash, ‘Standing In The Sun’ 05. Linkin Park, ‘Lost In The Echo’ 04. Shinedown, ‘Enemies’ 03. Soundgarden, ‘Been Away Too Long’ 02. Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ 01. Stone Sour, ‘Absolute Zero’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/loudwire-radio-station-list/” title=”See Which Stations Air Loudwire Radio” align=”center”]

Win a Linkin Park ‘Medal of Honor Warfighter’ Prize Package!

Warner Bros. / EA Linkin Park recently teamed with the EA video game ‘Medal of Honor Warfighter’ to showcase their latest single, ‘Castle of Glass,’ and the band is now teaming with Loudwire to offer fans the chance to win a great prize package based around the game and the band’s latest album. The prize package includes a copy of ‘Medal of Honor Warfighter’ (in either PlayStation or Xbox format), Linkin Park’s current CD, ‘Living Things,’ a Linkin Park t-shirt and a ‘Medal of Honor’ / Linkin Park digital badge. Linkin Park are off to a solid start with their ‘Living Things’ album. ‘Burn It Down’ was a major hit over the summer, and the band have followed with ‘Lost in the Echo,’ while both ‘Powerless’ and ‘Castle of Glass’ have received lots of buzz, as well. You can watch the ‘Castle of Glass’ video below. The Linkin Park ‘Living Things’ album is currently available in stores and online . So is ‘Medal of Honor Warfighter,’ which can be purchased here . And be sure to hit “like” here  on Facebook in order to unlock exciting exclusive ‘Medal of Honor Warfighter’ game content, including tips and tricks from Linkin Park. To enter to win the Linkin Park ‘Medal of Honor Warfighter’ prize package, follow @loudwire and @linkinpark on Twitter and ReTweet this announcement of the giveway. Be sure to get in on the contest now, as it ends Nov. 19. Watch Linkin Park’s ‘Castle of Glass’ Video [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”]

One Fan Dies and Several Injured at Linkin Park’s South Africa Show After Scaffolding Collapse

Photo: James Minchin Tragedy struck at the stadium where Linkin Park performed in Cape Town, South Africa, tonight (Nov. 7). One female fan died and about 20 others were injured when an advertising structure collapsed prior to the concert due to high winds. Apparently, the wind gusts caused a temporary scaffolding structure to collapse onto fans who were on their way into the concert, but the show went on as scheduled. Linkin Park learned of the tragedy shortly after the concert ended. The band was performing in South Africa as part of their International Linkin Park Underground Summit in which they interact with fans. Following the show, Linkin Park posted a message on their official website expressing their condolences to the family of the deceased fan and their concern for those injured: Following our performance tonight at Cape Town Stadium, we were advised that several people were injured as a result of the collapse of an advertising tower erected by Lucozade in the parking area outside the venue. We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries. Though we have had no relationship with the sponsor or the entity responsible for erecting the structure, we take the safety of our fans very seriously and our thoughts are with all of those who were affected by this tragedy. Prior to the news of the concertgoer’s death, Cape Town authorities released the following statement: “Twenty concert attendees were injured at the Cape Town Stadium this evening when a temporary scaffolding structure in the stadium precinct collapsed due to high winds. The injured were treated on scene and have been taken to nearby hospitals for further medical attention.” Raw video footage of the aftermath of the scaffolding collapse has been released below. The tragedy follows similar deadly incidents involving Radiohead and the country band Sugarland. Raw Footage of Scaffolding Collapse at Linkin Park Show

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