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    Mon, 24 Oct 2011 07:26:05

    Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park Talks Composers - In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park talks some of his favorite composers...

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    Audiences everywhere will soon be able to hear Mike Shinoda's score for Indonesian action epic The Raid. It comes from the same place that Linkin Park brews their daring and diverse distillation of genres, but it also shows another side of Shinoda. He's always infused a distinctly cinematic aesthetic into Linkin Park's music—especially on songs like "Iridescent" and "When They Come For Me"—however, for The Raid, he expands upon that sentiment as far as possible.

    So in terms of film music, who are some of Mike Shinoda's favorite composers?

    "A lot of mainstream stuff, really," Shinoda says with a smile. "I like Hans Zimmer and John Williams. I also really like Danny Elfman because his style is so distinctive and I grew up listening to Oingo Boingo."

    Pretty soon, Shinoda is going to be mentioned in the same breath as those composers, once everyone gets to dive deep into his score for The Raid.

    Rick Florino
    10.24.11


    Visit Mike Shinoda's official site here! You'll be able to hear the score and see the film soon. Also, visit Linkin Park's official site here!

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