The music video for Linkin Park’s “New Divide” is now premiering on the MySpace Music site (www.myspacetv.com/linkinpark). The much-buzzed-about companion clip to the band’s Alternative Airplay Chart-Topping single was shot on a soundstage at Paramount Studios in Hollywood with Linkin Park DJ/award-winning video director Joe Hahn at the helm.
Hahn has also produced a special four-part series focusing on the making of the music video. The first installment debuted June 5th on MySpace Music; the second will be available June 9th on MTV.com; the third will be posted June 10th on Facebook, and the finale will premiere June 11th on LPU (lpunderground.com). Those anticipating the June 24th release of director Michael Bay’s upcoming summer blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, should note that the “New Divide” video features key visual elements from the film.
“New Divide,” which Linkin Park specifically wrote and recorded for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, has quickly made radio history, becoming 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 5 artists in the 20-year history of the Alternative Chart to have 3 songs debut in the Top 10. The other four bands to accomplish this feat are U2, REM, Pearl Jam & Red Hot Chili Peppers. “New Divide” is currently No. 1 on the BDS/Billboard Alternative Chart.
Opening in theaters on June 24, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro. Linkin Park also contributed to the film’s score with award-winning composer Steve Jablonsky and the score’s executive producer, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. “New Divide” will also appear on the Reprise Records soundtrack Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Album, which arrives in stores on June 23.