True or false: you can draw a direct line from anything Linkin Park has ever done right back to the great Tchaikovsky, the classical composer of such immortal classics as The Nutcracker Suite and the 1812 Overture. Absolutely, 100% true true. Check this out. Mike Shinoda is the singer for Linkin Park. His mom, Kim, was born in Russia, just like Tchaikovsky. If you investigate her family tree, you’ll find that the composer was Shinoda’s cousin’s great-great-great uncle. I wonder what the maestro would think of his descendant’s musical ability–or the fact that Linkin Park has sold tens of millions of records.