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Linkin Park's New Divide video now live

Linkin Park

Story by Jack Foley

THE music video for Linkin Park’s New Divide is now premiering on the MySpace Music site, 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.

Those anticipating the June 24 (US) 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 five artists in the 20-year history of the Alternative Chart to have three songs debut in the Top 10. The other four bands to accomplish this feat are U2, REM, Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

New Divide is currently No. 1 on the BDS/Billboard Alternative Chart. The track will also appear on the Reprise Records soundtrack Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Album, which arrives in stores on June 23, 2009.

Vew Transformers images from the Tokyo world premiere