Linkin Park Unbox ‘Meteroa’ Super Deluxe Box Set: Watch
Linkin Park have shared a video of guitarist Mike Shinoda unboxing the upcoming Meteora 20th anniversary super deluxe box set. Watch below.
Meteora is being reissued on 7 April in multiple formats: Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set, 4LP Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, three-disc Deluxe CD and digital: all containing a wealth of previously unreleased or rare tracks. New artwork, stencils, stickers and a 40-page book will also be included, along with a QR code that Shinoda teases will reveal “something special” when scanned. Meterora 20th Anniversary Edition is available for pre-order now.
Among the unreleased tracks are several gems previously unknown to Linkin Park fans, including Lost — a fully realized track from the 2002 album recording sessions featuring stunning vocals from late frontman Chester Bennington.
“We put a lot of love into collecting all this stuff and polishing it up for you guys,” Shinoda says. “I hope you enjoy it.”
Meteora was first released in March 2023 and included the global hit singles Somewhere I Belong, Faint, Numb, Breaking The Habit and From The Inside. The album has sold over 8 million copies in the US and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum or gold in 15 different territories.
In a recent interview with US radio station, 94.5 The Buzz, Shinoda was asked whether Linkin Park would consider playing shows alongside a hologram of Bennington. “Those are creepy,” said Shinoda. “Even if we weren’t talking about us, if we weren’t talking about Chester, which is… that’s a very sensitive subject, and we would have our feelings about how we would represent that. For me, that’s a clear no. I’m not into that.
“Even as a viewer of, like, just a fan of another band — like I heard ABBA, for example, they’re doing a hologram show, and they’re still alive.Then you get to have an opinion about it based on, like… They’re all still here, and yet they wanna do it this way because they wanna transport you back to that moment in time where those songs were new and it was whatever era it was.”
“I get that. I see that. I’m not positive, even under those circumstances, I’m not positive I personally would buy a ticket to the show. But [other people] would. That’s fine.”