Multiplatinum rock band LINKIN PARK has released behind-the-scenes video footage (see below) from the making of "New Divide", the theme song for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", the much-buzzed-about follow-up to director/executive producer Michael Bay's 2007 Oscar-nominated hit from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures.
In true summer blockbuster form, Bay has turned to LINKIN PARK to be part of the sonic backdrop for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". The band is contributing to the score with award-winning composer Steve Jablonsky ("Transformers", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre") and the score's executive producer, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer.
"New Divide" is slated for a worldwide radio premiere on May 18 and will be available for purchase on iTunes immediately thereafter. It will also appear on the Warner Bros. Records soundtrack album, which arrives in stores on June 23.
"The opportunity to be creatively involved with one of the most anticipated films of the summer is pretty exciting," says LINKIN PARK co-vocalist Mike Shinoda. "It's one thing to shoot a video that matches sound and vision, but making music that's built for the big screen is a completely different challenge and we ran with it."
"I love LINKIN PARK," says director/executive producer Michael Bay. "This is the second film we've worked on together and the fact that they're huge 'Transformers' fans makes it all the better. They really delivered with 'New Divide' — it's a great song that perfectly matches the film's intensity."
Opening in theaters on June 24, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro, will be LINKIN PARK's second project with Bay. The first "Transformers" film featured the band's smash hit single "What I've Done", which rocketed to No. 1 on both Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts. The double-platinum-selling track was one of five top ten hit singles that appeared on the group's most recent album, "Minutes To Midnight" (Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. Records),which sold more than 6 million copies.