Special anniversary edition releases allow bands to unearth some pretty amazing things, and for Linkin Park fans, there was much hope that the oft-discussed but never heard track "Pictureboard" would finally see the light of day on the band's 20th Anniversary Hybrid Theory release. The group made good on the demand, clearing some of the final hurdles for the song to finally arrive.
During a Linkin Park virtual press junket, Mike Shinoda shared some of the background behind the track. "Fans have known about ‘Pictureboard for about 19 or 20 years. They’ve known of the existence of it, but didn’t know at all what it sounded like." He revealed that after being asked about it frequently, they at one point thought of making it an LPU fan club song, but it had a sample that needed to be cleared, which seemed a little unrealistic at the time.