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Whoa, newlywed friends, Linkin Park Joe Hahn and Heidi Woan at the American Music Awards broadcast on ABC. Is that Britney to the right? Either way, this flashed at the end of the Gangnam style Hammer mash up. Call me a dick, but I can’t get into this Gangnam thing and it’s comedic that Psy would rather mimic another fad musician gone broke in Hammer. Psy, save your money, now. Do not buy a house overlooking Oakland! Do not become a preacher! Enjoy the time, now. Figure out a way to stay relevant. Don’t make a part II of Gangnam but milk it now. Learn from that guy in the photo. Oh yeah, congrats Joe and Heidi! You owe me Post Its. [youtube]qlUyF6q0zKg[/youtube]Continue reading
That’s Joe doing what he’s been working on for years. It’s not an album, not anything band related, but the chops from directing music videos and short films for many years now culminates in a feature starring Vincent D’Onofrio and many others. Visit him on the set and see if he’s still wearing the GR Cap. (Charitybuzz – Joe Hahn)Continue reading
Band Linkin Park including Joe Hahn below are part of the United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon in a “Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.” Heidi Woan also pictured below sent us these photos of the event including a menu.
The NY Observer notes: “A cynical eye might dismiss the group’s philanthropy as another jump onto the “celebrities save Haiti” bandwagon. However, the band’s foundation, Music for Relief, has had its hand in a vast array of humanitarian efforts since its formation in 2004.” The Observer did botch guitar player, Brad Delson’s name, but congrats to the band. (Observer – Linkin Park)
Mike Shinoda does some talking below. That’s Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda and Rob Bourdon
file photo of Joe Hahn, Linkin Park being carted to a stage What do bands do for disasters? They play Live Aid or Farm Aid or even make an album called Hearin’ Aid. Yet, the two bands, Linkin Park and B’z did something different, they crowd sourced money for donations. They asked people to round up money $500 per person (and they could get it from others as well) and they’d play a show to a small crowd which numbered 1000 people and raised reportedly $350,000. Some of you might think that’s nothing for a band that can make millions… yet imagine a show, their shows requires an army to work it, which includes transport, flights, and tons of back room coordination from the suits. There’s PR and more. Imagine, 350k is just the crowd sourcing, but their expenses might be another 100k or more and then there’s the band B’z from Japan. That said, 350k is great for an intimate show and the recovery goes on. (Mainichi – Linkin Park)Continue reading
Congrats Joe Hahn who’s directing a film called Mall as reported on deadline.com Eric Bogosian wrote the book, Vincent D’Onofrio will star along with Chelsea Handler. Joe’s been itching to direct for a while, so here he goes.Continue reading