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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Mike Shinoda

April 19th, 2010 | 11 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Mike Shinoda

Age: 33

Hails from: LA-ish

Occupation: Artist, musician, record producer

Known for: Staying busy. Shinoda is beloved by some for his decade of rockstardom with rock-hop (hip-rock?) band Linkin Park and side project Fort Minor. Others hail him for his music producing achievements, which include tracks and albums with the likes of Busta Rhymes and X-Ecutioners, and a slate of remixes from Depeche Mode to Metric.

Still others gasp at Shinoda’s art (he’s an Illustration grad of Pasadena’s Art Center, and created a scholarship there five years ago), which is integral to LP’s visual identity. Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Mike Shinoda

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ROCK OF ASIAN: White Pegacorn

October 22nd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

White Pegacorn, comprised of Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Mark Wakefield, have just released what I must deem Election ’08′s Greatest Hair Metal Ballad: “Barack Your World.”

If the puppets don’t seal the deal, maybe these “greatest lyrics ever” will:

“All I know for sure is/Baby if you were my Iraq/I’d never pull out, if you know what I mean.”

Amazing. Just amazing. The dudes in White Lion must be so pissssssed they didn’t write this first!

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