K!1714: Mike Shinoda – Life, Loss And Linkin Park
Mike Shinoda has long turned to music and painting to help him process his emotions. In our world exclusive interview, the Linkin Park man invited us into the studio to share in his work, as he opens up for the very first time on Chester, grief, new music and the future…
The issue also comes with an exclusive art print courtesy of Mike, who created a bespoke piece for K! as part of our cover feature.
Elsewhere in the mag, Five Finger Death Punch take us inside their new rager, And Justice For None, Waterparks’ Awsten Knight reveals the music that’s shaped his life, Matt Skiba reflects on Alkaline Trio’s art of misery, Enter Shikari unveil the sights, sounds and smells of life on the road, and we find out how HIM’s Love Metal changed Ville Valo’s life – and yours, too…
In the reviews section, Will Haven’s sixth – and possibly final – record brings the noise, while Press to MECO turn darkness into light on their second album. On the live front, meanwhile, Moose Blood show it’s all good in the hood at their capital city knees-up, At The Drive In dance on the ashes of the past in London, and Arcane Roots artfully dodge convention in the Midlands.
This week’s mag can be purchased anywhere in the world when you order online from Newsstand. Otherwise it’s available in UK shops on Wednesday, March 21. Don’t miss it.
Check out this absolutely epic quarantine cover of In The End – featuring 266 Linkin Park fans across the globe.
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