Joseph Hahn of LINKIN PARK was interviewed by Toby Knapp of Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (May 16). Hahn talked about the band's new album, "Minutes to Midnight", his favorite track on the disc ("In Pieces"), his thoughts on President Bush and the political messages on the disc, not making as much money as people would think, and more. Download and listen to the interview at this location.According to Hits Daily Double, "Minutes to Midnight" is headed for an impressive U.S. debut of 550,000, maybe even 600,000, which would be by far the biggest first week of the year. Blue Note chanteuse NORAH JONES' "Not Too Late" was the previous topper, with 418,000 back in February. Hahn appeared at the Suru store in Los Angeles on May 14 to unveil and sign copies of a collectible Japanese toy that he designed called a ningyo. Ningyos are traditional Japanese dolls and this particular brand only makes 500 per run, making Hahn's figure an immediate collector's item. The dolls will retail in the U.S. for $80.
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