Mike Shinoda Edit
Michael Kenji “Mike” Shinoda, H.D.L. (born February 11, 1977)is an American musician, record producer, and artist from Agoura Hills, California. He is best known as the vocalist, rapper, keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and record producer of Linkin Park, and his side project, Fort Minor. He also provides artwork, production and mixing for both groups.
Shinoda's band brought in second vocalist Chester Bennington, replacing Mark Wakefield. From the onset, Shinoda was closely involved in the technical aspects of the band's recordings, and over the subsequent releases that role continued to expand. Shinoda, with guitarist Brad Delson, engineered and produced the band's Hybrid Theory EP, and performed similar roles in the recording of the Hybrid Theory album. Mike executively organized and oversaw the band's remix album Reanimation (2002), contributing his own production remixes that he made in his home studio for "Crawling" and "Pushing Me Away." In his spare time, he produced and performed on a song by The X-Ecutioners entitled "It's Goin' Down
Mike Shinoda has been married to Anna (Hillinger) Shinoda since May 2003. They have a son named Otis Akio Shinoda. Anna is now a children's author. The song Where'd You Go, according to Shinoda, was dedicated to his wife, Anna The Making of The Rising Tied DVD The couple currently resides in Agoura Hills, California. In 2004 he found his way on an episode of Punk'd in which a fire hydrant was placed next to his car during a pretend fire. He has also revealed that he has asthma.
Shinoda wears eye contacts.
- Mike recieved the nickname "The Glue" by someone in the band who said that he “held everything together.” Other nicknames include Spike Minoda and Cobra Holda.
- He has played PRS, Ibanez, Fender, and Gibson guitars.
- He scored the MTV VMAs in 2005. Lil’ Jon also contributed, but they did not collaborate–their tracks were separate.
- He was an honorary parade marshal in Los Angeles Nisei Week, 2005.
- He was awarded the Japanese American National Museum’s Award of Excellence in 2006.
- Brad and Mike wrote and assembled the song and performance for their one-time-only mashup of “Numb / Encore / Yesterday” on stage at the Grammys (2006) with Jay-Z and Paul McCartney, which was an homage to Danger Mouse’s “Grey Album.” They also won “Best Rap Sung Collaboration” the same night. As they walked up to the podium, Jay motioned for Mike to give the acceptance speech, which he did. We think Jay wanted him to accept because he had assembled, produced, and mixed all the mashups on Collision Course.
- In 2009, Mike received an Honorary Doctorate Of Humane Letters (H.D.L) from Art Center College Of Design. That's why his name at the top of the page his: Michael Kenji “Mike” Shinoda, H.D.L.
- EWP honored him with a Visionary Award and dinner in 2010.
- His father is Japanese while his mother is Russian. He has a younger brother named Jason. He studied graphic design and illustration at the private school Art Center School in Pasadena, California.
- Linkin Park's official website
- Fort Minor's official website
- Mike Shinoda's official website
- Anna Shinoda's official website
|Chester Bennington · Rob Bourdon · Brad Delson · Dave "Phoenix" Farrell · Joe Hahn · Mike Shinoda|
|Albums: Hybrid Theory EP · Hybrid Theory · In the End: Live & Rare · Reanimation · Meteora · Live in Texas · Collision Course · Minutes to Midnight · A Thousand Suns · Living Things|
|"One Step Closer" · "Crawling" · "Papercut" · "In the End" · "Pts.OF.Athrty" · "Enth E Nd" · "Frgt/10" · "Somewhere I Belong" · "Faint" · "Numb" · "From the Inside" · "Lying From You" · "Breaking the Habit" · "Numb/Encore" · "Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You" · "What I've Done" · "Bleed It Out" · "Shadow of the Day" · "New Divide" · "The Catalyst" · "Burn It Down"|
|Dead By Sunrise · Fort Minor · Grey Daze · Julien-K · Linkin Park Underground · Machine Shop Recordings · Music for Relief · Projekt Revolution · Relative Degree · Styles of Beyond · Xero · "We Made It" ·|
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