I’ve been poking the band about putting out a music video DVD for years.
“We wouldn’t know when to release it, it will be out of date in a couple years as we release new vids” Mike said one time a couple years ago (paraphrased).
“Poppycock” I said, “Release it when you’re in the studio and far from completion, that way that gap of waiting will be filled with something. Done.” And as for out of date… well Frat Party is hella out of date and we need more recent videos lol. Doesn’t matter if it does go out of date eventually, you can sell us another one later :p. Are you allergic about taking money from us or something?
Last year when talking about LPU11 it didn’t sound like having a DVD at all was plausible on their end, for some reason. LP’s merch decisions always boggled my mind. Here we have a multi-Grammy winning artist, one of THE most best selling artists of the past decade, and can’t be bothered to put women’s merch in the store. I don’t think I saw a regular plethora of girl tees until after Minutes to Midnight, evidenced by how many men’s tees I bought earlier in the LP career. Actually I don’t even remember the last time I saw a Linkin Park CD in the main Linkin Park web store. Or why I sometimes could find LP merch in Hot Topic, for example, that was absent entirely from the web store.
I have a lot of shirts from independent artists. Those guys who lock themselves in the attic and draw comics all day without any mainstream publisher backing. Guys like Zach Weiner and Andrew Hussie. They typically handle almost all of their business by themselves. I have bought merch from all of them, and they stock men and women sizes for every single t-shirt design they got. They ain’t got no Grammy or big label, and I bet a big chunk of people reading this haven’t even heard of any of the people I said. Linkin Park sells out giant football stadiums in any city they visit, but can’t print women’s LPU tees. Doesn’t make too much sense to me.