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Rolling Stone Talks to Linkin Park About Their New Album, Tour With My Chemical Romance

May 14, 2007 6:09 PM ET

Linkin Park stopped by the Rolling Stone offices for lunch on Friday to talk about their new album, Minutes to Midnight, which drops tomorrow.

Linkin Park frontmen Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda also held a press conference last Monday at the Museum of Television and Radio to announce their Projekt Revolution tour line-up, which includes My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday and Placebo, among others. After the press conference we chatted with Shinoda, Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance and Matt Rubano from Taking Back Sunday about Projekt Revolution fans becoming one big happy family.

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