Mike Shinoda

Born: February 11, 1977
Agoura, CA, USA

When Mike Shinoda was in high school, he wanted to form a band. He was next door neighbors with one of the members from the band. A couple of years later, they decided they were gonna get serious about the music bussiness. Mike needed help with the vocalist part. So they called Chester Bennington. Mike and the band, put their songs on the internet, and went in chat zones. They would ask the people in the chat zones, to hear the music, and to tell them what they tought about it. After a while, they got signed to Warner bros. records. Their risk, turned out to be good success!

Mike is also a graphics design artist. He designs albums covers for Linkin Park.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Vocals Guitar Piano


Bands That Mike Shinoda Has Played For:
Linkin Park

Mike Shinoda Has Worked With:
Chester Bennington Rob Bourdon Brad Delson Joseph Hahn

Mike Shinoda Was Influenced By:
Trent Reznor
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"I would advise you to keep your overhead down, avoid a major drug habit, play everyday, and take it in front of other people. They need to hear it, and you need them to hear it."

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