As a Dodger fan, the following promotion is one of the coolest they’ve done in quite awhile, and quite possibly the best they’ve done with a hard rock connection. The Dodgers are teaming up with Linkin Park for a special ticket package. Each ticket purchase includes a ticket to the Friday, June 29th Dodger game vs. the New York Mets and a digital download of the new Linkin Park album, ‘Living Things.’

Mike Shinoda will be at Dodger Stadium participating in pre-game activities, which I assume means throwing out the first pitch and connecting with fans in some respect. Every Friday night home game the Dodgers shoot off post-game fireworks and this time they will will to Linkin Park music. Linkin Park’s new album comes out June 26th and fans who purchase this ticket package will get a code to redeem for the album on the day of release. Tickets can be purchased on the Dodgers website. Get tickets:

Linkin Park have always been a leader in bringing awareness to a variety of social issues, and now have combined their love of gaming with ‘Recharge.’ ‘Recharge’ takes place in a not-too-distant future where humans have depleted all natural resources on the planet. Society and what little energy stores remain have been seized control of by machines and an elite minority. Players join cooperatively to battle their captors and recharge the world with clean, sustainable energy. Check out more:

Here’s the latest LPTV episode documenting the recording of the new album. This one is titled ‘Apache/Battleaxe’:

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Dave Farrell were recently (June 19) part of Rio+Social, one of the most important gatherings of technology, social media and global leaders in the history of South America. This global conversation, focusing on topics related to #SocialGood and how new media can help foster positive solutions to the world’s biggest problems, comes at a time when the world gathered to discuss issues that affect us all at Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
Get more info on Rio+Social:
Sign the Power the World pledge to support Sustainable Energy for All:

Watch part 2 and the Linkin Park performance clips here:

Here’s footage from the Sonos ‘Living Things’ listening party that features producer Rick Rubin:

Linkin Park’s ‘Powerless’ is featured in the new ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’ motion picture, that opens everywhere today: