A five-minute Russian A1 TV interview with LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington conducted on July 26, 2009 at the Tuborg GreenFest in St. Petersburg, Russia can be viewed below.
LINKIN PARK's "New Divide" clip debuted to record numbers, becoming the No. 1 music video debut so far this year on the MySpace Music site. The eye-popping clip, directed by LINKIN PARK's Joe Hahn, drew a staggering 1.8 million viewers in its first four days, illustrating the dominance of video consumption on MySpace Music. "New Divide" was also the No. 1 video on MySpace for several days after its launch.
Shot on a soundstage at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, the "New Divide" video features key visual elements from the film "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", which opened in theaters June 24.
"New Divide", which LINKIN PARK specifically wrote and recorded for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", is the band's eighth No. 1 at Alternative Radio. It's also the third song ever to debut simultaneously in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 and Alternative Charts (the other two were COLDPLAY's "Speed of Sound" and LINKIN PARK's own "What I've Done"). In addition to being LINKIN PARK's highest-debuting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, "New Divide" is the highest-debuting song on Billboard's Alternative Chart in over a year. LINKIN PARK is now one of only five artists in the 20-year history of the Alternative Chart to have three songs debut in the Top 10. The other four bands to accomplish this feat are U2, REM, PEARL JAM and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.
"New Divide" also appears on the Reprise Records soundtrack "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Album", which arrived in stores on June 23.