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Mike Shinoda and Music For Relief

Today is Mike Shinoda’s birthday, and while it’s common for rockers to support a variety of causes that are near and dear to their heart, Shinoda and Linkin Park took it a step further and created their own charity.

In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, which provides assistance to areas hit by natural disasters through funds raised via benefits shows, auctions and other efforts.

In honor of Shinoda’s birthday, check out this benefit show from February 2014 featuring a bill of Linkin Park, The Offspring, Bad Religion, The Filharmonics, Heart and Travis Barker.



Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.