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  • Linkin Park Return with New Album, "Minutes To Midnight"

    Wed, 07 Mar 2007 13:37:05

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    Following 2003's Meteora, Linkin Park's third album of original material, Minutes to Midnight, will finally see a release on May 15th. The band worked on the upcoming record with producer Rick Rubin; the first single, "What I've Done," will be released on April 2nd.

    "The title is a reference to the Doomsday Clock, which was created by these scientists at the University of Chicago after the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan to end World War II," Linkin Park co-frontman Chester Bennington told MTV. "Given the idea that mankind now had this ultimate destructive power, they were contemplating what the repercussions of this would be and the idea that the end of the world could be imminent."

    Bennington also admitted that Midnight marks a different sound for the band, including uncharacteristic instruments for a hard rock band (banjos, mandolins). "People have always tried to lump us in with the whole rap/rock stereotype, but we don't intentionally want to be part of that scene. We've always had our own personality and I think it really shows on this record."

    --The ARTISTdirect Staff
    03.07.07



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