October 5, 2012


Go Behind the Scenes of Linkin Park's "Castle of Glass" Video

When Fuse caught up with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Dave "Phoenix" Farrell on the set of their latest video, the two told us how the lives of American servicemen and women influenced the clip's narrative.

"The 'Castle of Glass' video concept came from the Medal of Honor team with a little input from the band," Shinoda says. "It relates to the many stories of the lives of these operators that the game is based on." [To learn more about the game itself and Linkin Park's second collaboration with the Medal of Honor gamemakers, check out our other interview right here.]

Farrell also reveals the extremely important role he plays in a Linkin Park video shoot: "My role in the video is to play the bass and look as awesome as possible," he says. Shinoda points out how difficult that actually is: "Without CGI, he'd look like he actually does in real life. Which is pretty bad."

To hear the band explain why rocking out in front of green screen is actually a relief, watch the video above. Shinoda also told Fuse about his conflicted feelings when the band tackled the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" as a tribute to the late MCA: "That group was always so important to me and I didn’t want to mess up one of their songs." Hear how that cover came out right here.