Linkin Park and Steve Aoki Team Up for 'A Light That Never Comes'

Collaborative track can be unlocked by playing the free game, 'LP Recharge'

Steve Aoki and Linkin Park perform in Tokyo.
September 12, 2013 10:49 AM ET

Linkin Park and Steve Aoki are finally making their debut collaborative single, "A Light That Never Comes," available today, though to hear the cut you'll have to unlock it by playing the accompanying free 3D Facebook game "LP Recharge."

Aoki dropped the track during a set at the Summer Sonic festival in Tokyo last month, bringing out Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda to help out as well. While cell phone videos of the performance have been circling around the web, the studio version will hit radio airwaves after its been unlocked in the game; "A Light That Never Comes" will also stream on demand exclusively on Xbox Music for the next two weeks, accompanied by behind the scenes video footage showing how the collaboration came together.

Linkin Park Headlines Sunset Strip Music Fest

As for the game itself, Linkin Park and gaming company kuuluu Interactive Entertainment AG joined forces to create "LP Recharge," an action-strategy game that features characters and missions designed by the band (Shinoda even put his art school degree to work, helping to design the game's look).

"A Light That Never Comes" is set to appear on Linkin Park's upcoming new LP, Recharged, which is out October 29th and will feature new interpretations of tracks from the band's last record, Living Things. A limited number of 500 custom made box sets will be available complete with an interactive 3D sculpture based on the Living Things artwork, a 48-age art book, and CDs of both that record and Recharged.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Love Is the Answer”

Utopia | 1977

The message of the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" proved to be a universal and long-lasting one, which Utopia revisited 10 years later on this ballad. "From a lyrical standpoint, it's part of a whole class of songs that I write, which are about filial love," Todd Rundgren explained. "I'm not a Christian, but it's called Christian love, the love that people are supposed to naturally feel because we are all of the same species. That may be mythical, but it's still a subject." Though "Love Is the Answer" wasn't a hit, a cover version two years later by England Dan & John Ford Coley peaked at Number Ten on the Billboard singles chart.

More Song Stories entries »