Posted on June 25, 2009,

Linkin Park Frontman Challenges Gamers to Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

This weekend Xbox has hooked up with Linkin Park to offer gamers a shot at playing frontman Mike Shinoda at Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. For your chance to Game With Fame with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Xbox LIVE gold members should send a friend request to Gamertag Mike Linkinpark and be online Friday June 26th 30 minutes before the 4:00 pm EST (1:oo pm PST) start time. You can also follow the game on Twitter.

Linkin Park contributed “What I’ve Done” off their Minutes to Midnight album to the original Transformers live action movie. Their new hit single “New Divide” is on the Revenge of the Fallen soundtrack.

More details from the press release follow the break.

Frontman Mike Shinoda of noted alt-metal band Linkin Park will play Xbox LIVEĀ® Gold members June 26 in TRANSFORMERS(TM): REVENGE OF THE FALLEN(TM) THE GAME. If you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold Member (if not, upgrade now!), and you want a chance to play with Mike Shinoda, send a friend request to the following Gamertag and be online half an hour before (3:30 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts on Friday, June 26, 4:00 P.M. ET. If you get a chance to play with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, we want to hear about it! Send us an e-mail ( with the subject: “GWF – Linkin Park.” Be sure to include your Gamertag and home town.

Linkin Park’s three studio albums, Hybrid Theory (2000), Meteora (2003), and Minutes to Midnight (2007), have all gone multiple platinum, and the band has sold more than 60 million records worldwide. Frontman Mike Shinoda, vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave Farrell, and turntablist Joe Hahn have combined to form one of the most successful bands of this decade, scoring eight separate number one hit singles, including “New Divide,” reaching number one on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks list. “New Divide” was written for the Michael Bay film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and the band collaborated with composer Hans Zimmer to work the song into the film’s score.

If you want a taste of Linkin Park’s music, we have a lot of tracks available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Check these out:


“Shadow of the Day”

“In The End”

“What I’ve Done”

“Leave Out All The Rest”

All Linkin Park Tracks

Game With Fame on Xbox LIVE featuring Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park

Date: June 26th

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM (PST)

Game: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

GAMERTAG: Mike LinkinPark


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