Larry “Link” Linkogle, regarded as one of the founding father’s of Freestyle Motocross (FMX) and co-founder of the clothing and lifestyle brand, Metal Mulisha has joined forces with iconic punk metal band Suicidal Tendencies to star in the music video called Smash It.
The project is in support of the Suicidal Tendencies-Metal Mulisha collaborative clothing collection that the brand launched for Spring 2014, available online and in select retailers.
“I am a huge Suicidal Tendencies fan and met them back in 1998 back when FMX first started and we had a huge impact on one another,” commented Linkogle, who was born in Orange and grew up in Temecula. “For the collaboration, we wanted to create a music video inspired by the adrenaline that drives the action sports and metal rock scene and bring together two separate but similar worlds.”
The band began shooting the new music video in October over the course of two-days at Larry’s O.G. Mulisha Compound in Temecula and was directed by Jay Schweitzer and Mike McEntire of Powerbrand Films.
The music video was filmed using Irvine-based RED cameras, POV angles as well as an RC helicopter to showcase the band’s signature live performance styles. All this while Linkogle, along with several of the Metal Mulisha team riders, launched over an 18-foot ramp while simultaneously performing various freestyle motocross stunts.
Some of Linkogle's many accolades include holding the world record for the longest motorcycle jump and the youngest motorcycle rider to turn professional at age 16.
The decision to collaborate with the band Suicidal Tendencies developed out of a long friendship and mutual respect for each other’s talents. As a result, Linkogle (along with Metal Mulisha rider, Jimmy Fitzpatrick) were approached by the band earlier this year to be featured on the Suicidal
Tendencies’ track Smash It off of their album titled 13.
“We look at the obstacles to our dreams and destroy what’s in the way and the results... SMASH IT! said Mike Muir, Suicidal Tendencies lead singer. Suicidal Tendencies’ tour kicked off in San Luis Obispo and will continue to Ventura on December 21 before embarking on the Presistence Tour abroad in January, 2014.
Rounding out the collaboration, a unique line of Metal Mulisha-Suicidal Tendencies merchandise was also developed and includes men’s and women’s t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts, available at MetalMulisha.com and select retailers for a limited time.
Check out Linkogle's profile on YouTube, along with his latest biography, Mind of the Demon: A Memoir of Motocross, Madness, and the Metal Mulisha.
Follow Linkogle on Twitter @MMLinkogle!