Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent

Saturday, April 16th, 2011 1:24pm CDT

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As we all now know Linkin Park will be contributing to the Transformers DOTM soundtrack. Early speculation lead us to believe "Burning in the Skies" would be the featured song, but "Iridescent" ultimately won out. MTV has posted an interview with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda in which he explains the choice. It can be viewed here or watch it below!

"The 'Transformers' collaboration has been really fun for us. I mean, we grew up playing with the toys," Shinoda explained. "When we first got approached on the first one, we said yes based on the idea of taking that thing that we loved so much and bringing it to life in a modern way. As it's gone on, that's still a big part of it for us."


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Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210072)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 16th, 2011 @ 5:39pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Rated X wrote:This thread was dead until I made one of my "classic" comments. I dont have time to answer everyone, but I will clarify my opinion so people will understand my logic and stop thinking I just make comments to be different or against the grain.

I grew up in Miami which is an urban area. We have a little bit of everything down here, but because of our international diversity, many things that are extremly popular in middle America just arent as popular down here. Music plays an essential role in culture. So when deciding what makes the best "fight music" for giant robots doing battle, opinions will vary based on the region. What you consider "fight music", I might think would work better for a beer comercial. I personally dont feel a connection between rock/metal and giant robots fighting. I think a high energy music like electro/trance would do much better. And for a fight scene, what could be better than Atlanta style "crunk music" ??? Lil Jon beats makes the crowd throw up their hood and causes fights in clubs countless times. Strip clubs dont play much rap music because of the hysteria it causes when combined with liquor. With this kind of energy being produced through rap music, why wouldnt it work great in DOTM ??? Im also an avid WWE Wrestling fan, and I must point out how an industry once dominated by heavy metal has been infused with rap music. And it works !!! The crowd goes wild everytime John Cena or R-Truth's opening songs play. Same thing with Rey mysterio's reggaeton song and Mark Henry's song by my favorite group Three Six Mafia. Did I see many hip hop fans at Botcon last year ??? Not really. But I saw a few. And I bet youre gonna see more and more each year. Thank Michael Bay for that. when you bring something to the big screen, you spawn a new generation of fandom and collecters that dont always follow the stereotypical favorites of the general fandom. I will tell you this though. Stan Bush's songs worked great for the G1 movie back in 1986. Thats what everybody was listening to back then. The "Hair Metal" era. But this is not 1986. This is 2011. Everybody gets on my case when I complain about figures not being "G1 enough" and say I should accept change. But some of the same people want to see rock music dominate the Transformers world until the end of time. Practice what you preach and accept change...


Im done. Say what you wish, but I hope I opened up a few minds.


The kind of fighting you seem to speak of is ghetto/street/mafia fighting.
Transformers is sci-fi alien fighting (and so perhaps a lil too akward to have such human music overlayed). Don't get me wrong, as I too dig particular rappers like Immortal Technique and N.W.A.
But rather than rap, I would prefer metal. BUT (big but :lol: ) I despise the average commercial metal bands that would get picked anyway.
That leaves us with? DNB :twisted:
Hehehe. Hey, G1 had its share of synth. And the crazy thing, Rated X, is stuff like Dubstep could easily pass for the background music for rappers.



This is the kind of stuff I love seeing on here. Gives me just a small glimmer of hope for the human race. :P

When you really, truly break it down fighting, and I mean REAL fighting by people who know what the hell they're doing, isn't all that dis-similar from dance. The fluidity of movement, the coordination and balance...so long as there is a good beat you should be able to "dance" to it. Now this is going to illicit a groan from some folks (like I care) but look at the Soundtrack for the first Mortal Kombat movie. That had both Metal and Techno in it and both worked equally well when properly placed in the movie. It's the same with the TF movies, you just have to know how to match the "dance sequences" so to speak.
Iridescent, obviously, is not gong to be during one of those sequences. This is obviously more of an introspective type song so it will be interesting to see where they incorporate it. I'm just disappointed that LP didn't contribute another up-tempo song like their first 2 contributions (3 if you count Mike's solo contribution on the first soundtrack) but well see what other stuff is contributed to fill in all the action gaps.
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210080)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 16th, 2011 @ 6:03pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:Now this is going to illicit a groan from some folks (like I care) but look at the Soundtrack for the first Mortal Kombat movie. That had both Metal and Techno in it and both worked equally well when properly placed in the movie. It's the same with the TF movies, you just have to know how to match the "dance sequences" so to speak.


Exactly! MK as well as MK Annhilation had sweet soundtracks, same with the first Matrix, same with Blade (not the cd though as it had too much rap that wasn't even IN the movie, buut whatever), same with Spawn... That killer upbeat metal/techno or metal OR techno works awesome for fighting, its time tested approved 8)
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210136)
Posted by trence5 on April 16th, 2011 @ 8:27pm CDT
I'm Telling you....








CATALYST is THE song of the whole series; I repeat listen to and read the lyrics; a song should fit the movie in sound and spirit as much as possible - but alas my words will fall on deaf ears
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210143)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 16th, 2011 @ 8:55pm CDT
trence5 wrote:I'm Telling you....








CATALYST is THE song of the whole series; I repeat listen to and read the lyrics; a song should fit the movie in sound and spirit as much as possible - but alas my words will fall on deaf ears

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zW5XyQeyc8
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210150)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 16th, 2011 @ 9:09pm CDT
Ok guys, I know Im coming into this a little late, but check it out:

Linking Park (originally Hybrid Theory but the name was taken) was formed when a hip hop group interviewed Chester Bennington thinkin he was a rapper. He wasn't. But it worked, so they went into a fusion style of music with the "Rapping over beats doesn't make you a pioneer, cause rock and hip hop have collaborated for years.." thing. Their most recent album is more alt. rock than hip hop because of the way they prepared the songs. Each member of the band made about 20 songs and they chose their favorites. Then each member of the band rerecorded the chosen songs and they picked what they liked best about each song. Not one of Mike Shinoda's versions made it to the album. The band voted and only included certain parts of his versions. Linkin Park is far less Hip Hop now, for proof, look up a band called Fort Minor. It's Mike Shinoda's side project and it is ALL Hip HOP> Then look up a band called Dead by Sunrise, which is Chester B's side project and it is ALL rock. Mike is the only Hip Hop influence in LP. The other members are rock musicians, which is evident by their personal takes on the tracks on A Thousand Suns.

Now, on topic. These are not "boy bands" in the MTV definition. Boy Bands are normally all vocals, no instruments and good looking. Chester looks like a heroin addict and Mike Shinoda is FAT now. Plus, they arent white boys trying to be Boyz to Men. Fact.

I love that Linkin Park has become the sound of the Transformers movies. You might have guessed by now I'm also a huge LP fan. Combining one of my favorite groups with Transformers has been such a win for me! Hope that helps everyone make up there minds about this one.
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210155)
Posted by SlyTF1 on April 16th, 2011 @ 9:14pm CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:I love that Linkin Park has become the sound of the Transformers movies. You might have guessed by now I'm also a huge LP fan. Combining one of my favorite groups with Transformers has been such a win for me! Hope that helps everyone make up there minds about this one.


This. Although, I'm not a HUGE fan, but still.
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210548)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on April 18th, 2011 @ 12:31am CDT
Glad to see Linkin Park is returning for the 3rd movie. Iridescent seems like a great choice for the new serious tone of the movie, and X, Linkin Park is not a boy band, they are far away from NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. The thought of boy band makes me laugh though :lol:
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210628)
Posted by Red 50 on April 18th, 2011 @ 8:59am CDT
So, I was at school today, in Math lesson. I was bored and then, I got a scene in my mind:

Iridescent starts playing, Optimus comes and gives his speech. Then it shows some burial ceremony, followed by Sam and Carly's wedding. and after they kiss, the screen goes black and ending titles start running.

I know the wedding-part is too much, but it's just what popped in my mind.
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210753)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 18th, 2011 @ 3:48pm CDT
Did my thought influence this in any way?
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1210994)
Posted by Red 50 on April 19th, 2011 @ 9:09am CDT
BeastProwl wrote:Did my thought influence this in any way?


Maybe, I think. But I unfortunately dont see them leaving. I guess I just don't think they'll leave.
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1211017)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on April 19th, 2011 @ 10:42am CDT
Linkin Park has posted a behind the scenes look at their new video Iridescent and a Dark Of The Moon first look on their own LPTV. They discuss their role in the Transformers movies and why Iridescent was chosen for Dark Of The Moon. You can view the video below or click here.

Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1211064)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 19th, 2011 @ 1:22pm CDT
I'm not going to say that my earlier opinion of this song was "wrong" since neither my own nor anyone else's thoughts or feelings about this or any of the song choices have been right or wrong. Music means different things to each of us and we all experience a song differently even if all of us are listening to the exact same thing at the exact same moment. Being more informed now, I can say that I am willing to give this song more of a chance than I was willing to before. I've listened to it a few more times since the previous article and now after watching this behind the scenes clip and seeing that they are actually going to do more with it than just plug a "stock item" into the soundtrack, I'm willing to give it more of a chance. The one thing I will stand firm on is the the opinion that if this movie is going to end on a more somber note then they need to make this FINAL! No rebooting the franchise in 2 years with a different direction/production team, no plugging in other actors, just leave it the hell ALONE!!! This isn't the cartoon series, this is something that's been built up over the course of 6 years and taken over 600 Million dollars collectively. You don't re-heat like a cheap-ass microwave dinner, you respect the property that everyone has contributed, Jablonsky, Linkin Park and yes even Michael Bay, throughout all aspects of the movies and you leave the whole thing alone when it's all done. Let Iridescent be the crown jewel on this piece of work and respect the series.

That's just my opinion and I know some of you are going to sh** all over it like always so go ahead and let it fly.
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1211113)
Posted by amtm on April 19th, 2011 @ 4:21pm CDT
Never been a fan of Linkin' Park (call 'em Stinkin' Park) but their best song in my opinion is the one used in the first movie, What I've Done. Mainly like the intro. The rest is as good as they get. It played well in the end credits.
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1211127)
Posted by KingEmperor on April 19th, 2011 @ 5:29pm CDT
Personally, I could care less about bands doing soundtracks in movies. I prefer original scores. I think Steve Jablonsky's music ruled the last two movies. I'm glad he's returning for this one.
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1220090)
Posted by DevastaTTor on May 10th, 2011 @ 4:22pm CDT
Amazon.co.uk has updated their listing for Linkin Park's digital single release for Linkin Park's song Iridescent, the band's track chosen for the TF3: Dark of the Moon soundtrack. While the US release of the single only includes the remixed title track, the UK release will not only include Iridescent but also the two tracks from the two prior movies, What I've Done and New Divide. The run time for the remixed track is listed as 3:59 and the total run time for the release is 11:52.

The UK release is incorrectly listed as May 16th-it has been confirmed elsewhere for May 22nd. The US release of the single will be on May 17th. The singles will be available on both Amazon and iTunes.

The soundtrack and original score for Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon will be released separately on June 7th.
Re: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Iridescent (1220126)
Posted by sentinelprime1234 on May 10th, 2011 @ 5:51pm CDT
May 17th :D hmm the day after the toys are released, can't wait to see the music video while playing with Leader Sentinel Prime LMAO

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