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Linkin Park performing at 2009's Sonisphere Festival
Background information
Also known as Xero (1996–1998)[1]
Hybrid Theory (1998–1999)[1]
Origin Agoura Hills, California, United States
Genres Alternative metal, nu metal
rap rock, Alternative rock
Years active 1996–present
Labels Warner Bros., Machine Shop
Associated acts Dead by Sunrise, Fort Minor, Jay-Z, White Pegacorn, Tasty Snax, Relative Degree, Grey Daze, Bucket of Weenies
Website www.linkinpark.com
Members
Chester Bennington
Rob Bourdon
Brad Delson
David "Phoenix" Farrell
Joe Hahn
Mike Shinoda
Former members
Kyle Christener
Scott Koziol
Mark Wakefield
.Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California.^ LINKIN PARK just won the best band at munich and every1 knows theyre great…theyre songs help u in life and theyre GREAT!!!!!
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^ Linkin Park is just a huge mainstream band to me, sure they sound nice, but it really is the same old thing .
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^ You made a lot of good points, and it's sad but true, but it seems that all anybody listens to is the repetitive bands such as Linkin Park.
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.Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album, Hybrid Theory (2000), which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries.^ Hybrid Theory is still a decent guilty pleasure of an album, mainly because it was less calculated and free of imagination.
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[2] .Its following studio album, Meteora (2003), continued the band's success: the album topped the Billboard 200 chart and went on to become the most successful album in the history of the Modern Rock Tracks chart.^ The vast majority of pop rock bands use a similar formula and only slightly stray from it per album.
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It was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world.[3] .In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth greatest band of the music video era and the third best of the new millennium behind Oasis and Coldplay.^ Linkin Park does not do music but then again that is nothing new to 99% of the population.
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^ Linkin Park is mediocre at best, but that's about it.
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^ Linkin Park is not good music.
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[4]
.Having adapted the nu metal and rap metal genres to a radio-friendly yet densely-layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora,[5][6][7] the band explored other genres in their next studio album, Minutes to Midnight, which was released in 2007.[8][9] The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third best debut week of any album that year.^ Hybrid Theory and Meteora have the same Genre..
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^ Hybrid Theory and Metemora are the best.
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^ Hybrid Theory is still a decent guilty pleasure of an album, mainly because it was less calculated and free of imagination.
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[10][11] .Linkin Park have collaborated with several other artists, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mashup album Collision Course, and many others on Reanimation.^ This case has been made before and while it is viable, it applies to the majority of popular tracks and has done so for many years so why single out Linkin Park?
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^ So if you dont like their music or them listen to other music, I'm sure Linkin Park and other fans and genral people don't give a fuck about this.
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^ And i am sad to say their new album sucks for a Linkin Park album bot in general an ok album.
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[6] .Linkin Park has sold over 50 million albums worldwide[12] and won two Grammy Awards.^ LINKIN PARK just won the best band at munich and every1 knows theyre great…theyre songs help u in life and theyre GREAT!!!!!
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^ And i am sad to say their new album sucks for a Linkin Park album bot in general an ok album.
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^ And on a side note, the new album minutes to midnight has broken this format for the most part and while I am a die hard linkin park fan, the new album is simply shit.
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[13][14]

Contents

Band history

Early years (1996–1999)

.Originally consisting of three high school friends, Linkin Park’s foundation was anchored by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, and Rob Bourdon.^ Linkin Park hold a special place in my heart because of the nostalgic value I get from it when I started listening to them in middle school.
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[1] .After graduating from high school, the California natives began to take their musical interests more seriously, recruiting Joe Hahn, Dave "Phoenix" Farrell, and Mark Wakefield to perform in their band, Xero.^ But it takes a more dedicated person to appreciate stuff that strays from the pop music path.
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.Though limited in resources, the band began recording and producing songs within Shinoda’s make-shift bedroom studio in 1996.[1][15] Tensions and frustration within the band grew after they failed to land a record deal.^ There are several reasons why this song formula works, and whether or not you record pop music, understanding the reasons will make you a better producer: .
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[1] The lack of success and stalemate in progress prompted Wakefield, at that time the band's vocalist, to leave the band in search of other projects.[1][15] .Farrell also left to tour with Tasty Snax and other bands.^ Later, Farrell would also leave the band in order to tour with Tasty Snax and other bands.
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^ Afterwards, Farrell also left the band with the aim of touring with Tasty Snax, as well as other bands.
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^ The lack of success and stalemate in progress prompted Wakefield, at that time the band’s vocalist, to leave the band in search for other projects.Later, Farrell would also leave the band in order to tour with Tasty Snax and other bands.

[16][17]
After spending a considerable time searching for Wakefield's replacement, Xero recruited Arizona vocalist Chester Bennington. Jeff Blue, the vice president of Zomba Music, had referred him to the band in March 1999.[18] Bennington, formerly of Grey Daze, became a standout among applicants because of his unique singing style. .The band changed its name from Xero to Hybrid Theory.^ The band changed its name to Hybrid Theory, to reflect their unique sound.

^ After he joined, Xero changed their name to Hybrid Theory.

^ The band started off with the name Xero, then Hybrid Theory, and finally Linkin Park.
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[16] .The newborn vocal chemistry between Shinoda and Bennington helped revive the band, inciting them to work on new material.^ The newborn chemistry between Shinoda and Bennington helped revive the band, inciting them to work on new material.

^ The combination of Shinoda`s raps and Bennington`s sing/scream vocals makes for an altogether complementary approach, best evidenced in "Faint" and "Easier To Run."
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^ Bennington appeared on DJ Lethal’s State of the Art and other work with Dead By Sunrise, while Shinoda did work with Depeche Mode.

[1] .The band’s renaissance culminated with a change in name; from Hybrid Theory, the band changed its name to Linkin Park, a play on and homage to Santa Monica’s Lincoln Park.^ I Don't know, despite how it's counter-culture cool to hate linkin park, I still listen to Hybrid Theory and Meteora from time to time, but I can't really dispute that these songs are pretty much the same thing.
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^ LINKIN PARK just won the best band at munich and every1 knows theyre great…theyre songs help u in life and theyre GREAT!!!!!
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^ Linkin Park is just a huge mainstream band to me, sure they sound nice, but it really is the same old thing .
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[1] .However, despite these changes, the band still struggled to sign a record deal.^ Records, helped the band sign a deal with the company in 1999.

^ While the band was still struggling to get signed by a record label Wakefield left.

^ The band still struggled to get a record deal despite this.
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.After facing numerous rejections from several major record labels, Linkin Park turned to Jeff Blue for additional help.^ LINKIN PARK just won the best band at munich and every1 knows theyre great…theyre songs help u in life and theyre GREAT!!!!!
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^ This case has been made before and while it is viable, it applies to the majority of popular tracks and has done so for many years so why single out Linkin Park?
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After failing to catch Warner Bros. Records on three previous reviews, Jeff Blue, now the vice president of Warner Bros. .Records, helped the band sign a deal with the company in 1999. The band released its breakthrough album, Hybrid Theory, the following year.^ Hybrid Theory is still a decent guilty pleasure of an album, mainly because it was less calculated and free of imagination.
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[18]

Hybrid Theory (2000–2002)

Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory on October 24, 2000.[19][20] The album, which represented half a decade’s worth of the band’s work, was edited by music producer Don Gilmore.[1] .Hybrid Theory was a massive commercial success; the band sold more than 4.8 million records during its debut year, earning it the status of best-selling album of 2001, while singles such as "Crawling" and "One Step Closer" established themselves as staples among alternative rock radio play lists during the year.^ Hybrid Theory and Metemora are the best.
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^ Hybrid Theory is still a decent guilty pleasure of an album, mainly because it was less calculated and free of imagination.
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^ Finally someone took one step closer to the edge and played Linkin Park out.
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[16] Additionally, other singles from the album were featured in movies such as Dracula 2000, Little Nicky, and Valentine.[16] .Hybrid Theory won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance (for "Crawling") and was nominated for two other Grammy Awards: Best New Artist and Best Rock Album.^ Hybrid Theory and Metemora are the best.
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^ Hybrid Theory is still a decent guilty pleasure of an album, mainly because it was less calculated and free of imagination.
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[21] .MTV awarded the band their Best Rock Video and Best Direction awards for "In the End".[1] Through the winning of the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance, Hybrid Theory’s overall success had catapulted the band into mainstream success.^ Hybrid Theory and Metemora are the best.
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.During this time, Linkin Park received many invitations to perform on many high-profile tours and concerts including Ozzfest, Family Values Tour and KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas.^ This case has been made before and while it is viable, it applies to the majority of popular tracks and has done so for many years so why single out Linkin Park?
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^ Linkin Park hold a special place in my heart because of the nostalgic value I get from it when I started listening to them in middle school.
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^ Yup… Linkin Park has joined the group of so many bands featuring songs that sound the same, just because the first one was good.
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[16][22] The band also formed its own tour, Projekt Revolution, which featured other notable artists such as, Cypress Hill, Adema, and Snoop Dogg.[18] .Within a year’s stretch, Linkin Park had performed at over 320 concerts.^ Linkin Park concert .

^ Linkin Park Meet&Greet and concert .

^ Search within Linkin Park .
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[1] .The experiences and performances of the precocious band were documented in its first DVD, Frat Party at the Pankake Festival, which debuted in November 2001. Now reunited with former bassist Phoenix, the band began work on a remix album, dubbed Reanimation, which would include works from Hybrid Theory and non-album tracks also.^ Hybrid Theory is still a decent guilty pleasure of an album, mainly because it was less calculated and free of imagination.
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[16] Reanimation debuted on July 30, 2002, featuring the likes of Black Thought, Jonathan Davis, Aaron Lewis, and many others.[23] Reanimation claimed the second spot on the Billboard 200, and sold nearly 270,000 copies during its debut week.[24]

Meteora (2002–2004)

.Following the success of Hybrid Theory and Reanimation, Linkin Park spent a significant amount of time touring around the United States.^ I Don't know, despite how it's counter-culture cool to hate linkin park, I still listen to Hybrid Theory and Meteora from time to time, but I can't really dispute that these songs are pretty much the same thing.
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^ They isult linkin park because they are jealous them for success, and we linkin park's fans always must kick them to they buts for these bad words like I do!
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^ The formula Linkin Park use is highly successful and very listenable .
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.The band members began to work on new material amidst its saturated schedule, spending a sliver of their free time in their tour bus' studio.^ The band began to work on new material between their flooded schedules, spending their leisure time in their tour bus' studio.
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^ The newborn chemistry between Shinoda and Linkin Park Tickets Bennington helped revive the band, inciting them to work on new material.
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^ We finally have the footage from our time in the studio with Linkin Park, including interviews with the band and the members who won the contest.
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[25] The band officially announced the production of a new studio album in December 2002, revealing its new work was inspired by the rocky region of Meteora in Greece, where numerous monasteries have been built on top of the rocks.[26] .Meteora featured a mixture of the band's previous nu metal and rapcore styles with newer innovative effects, including the induction of a shakuhachi (a Japanese flute made of bamboo) and other instruments.^ Linkin Park is not a pop band, they're nu-metal and you should try doing an article on DragonForce, they're songs sound very similar to each other more than Linkin park's .
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[1] .Linkin Park's second album debuted on March 25, 2003 and instantly earned worldwide recognition,[1] going to #1 in the US and UK, and #2 in Australia.^ And to all you idiot going "I doesnt know Linkin Park only leik had 6 songs lol" - those songs in the articles are fucking examples you stupid shits.
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^ And i am sad to say their new album sucks for a Linkin Park album bot in general an ok album.
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^ You'd get more hits if you'd go "OMG LINKIN PARK IS A FRAUD" though.
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[15]
Meteora sold more than 800,000 copies during its first week, and it ranked as the best selling album on the Billboard charts at the time.[27] The album's singles, including "Somewhere I Belong", "Breaking the Habit", "Faint", and "Numb", received significant radio attention.[28] By October 2003, Meteora sold nearly three million copies.[29] .The album's success allowed Linkin Park to form another Projekt Revolution, which featured other bands and artists including, Mudvayne, Blindside, and Xzibit.^ LINKIN PARK just won the best band at munich and every1 knows theyre great…theyre songs help u in life and theyre GREAT!!!!!
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^ Linkin Park is not a pop band, they're nu-metal and you should try doing an article on DragonForce, they're songs sound very similar to each other more than Linkin park's .
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^ Linkin Park is just a huge mainstream band to me, sure they sound nice, but it really is the same old thing .
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[1] .Additionally, Metallica invited Linkin Park to play at the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, which included well-known acts such as Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and Deftones.^ You made a lot of good points, and it's sad but true, but it seems that all anybody listens to is the repetitive bands such as Linkin Park.
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^ I've long since moved past Linkin Park and other such music, but I'm still rather fond of them.
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^ But its repeated use by Linkin Park is clearly successful : They're one of a few acts still selling lots of CDs.
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[30] .The band released an album and DVD, entitled Live in Texas, which consisted of audio and video tracks of some of the band's performances in Texas during the tour.^ Live In Texas 2CD/DVD Albumrelease 2003 .

[1] In early 2004, Linkin Park started a world tour titled the Meteora World Tour, supporting bands on the tour included Hoobastank, P.O.D. and Story of the Year.
Meteora earned the band multiple awards and honors. The band won MTV's awards for Best Rock Video ("Somewhere I Belong") and the Viewer's Choice Award ("Breaking the Habit").[31] Linkin Park also received significant recognition during the 2004 Radio Music Awards, winning the Artist of the Year and Song of the Year ("Numb") awards.[31] Although Meteora was not nearly as successful as Hybrid Theory, it was the third best selling album in America during 2003.[16] The band spent the first few months of 2004 touring around the world, first with the third Projekt Revolution tour, and later several European concerts.[16]

Side projects (2004–2006)

Bennington appears on the band's behalf at MTV Asia Aid
Following Meteora's success, the band postponed working on a new studio album for the next few years. .Instead, Linkin Park continued to tour and work on many side projects.^ Linkin Park tour dates and bio .
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^ Linkin Park 2008 US Tour .
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^ Linkin Park 2007 Tour .
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Bennington appeared on DJ Lethal’s "State of the Art" and other work with Dead by Sunrise, while Shinoda did work with Depeche Mode.[16] In 2004, the band began to work with Jay-Z to produce another remix album, entitled Collision Course. The album, which featured intermixed lyrics and background tracks from both artists' previous albums, debuted in November 2004. Shinoda also formed a new band, Fort Minor, as a side project. With the aid of Jay-Z, Fort Minor released its debut album, The Rising Tied, to critical acclaim.[32][33] At the same time, the band's relationship with Warner Bros. Records was deteriorating rapidly on account of several trust and financial issues.[34] After months of feuding, the band finally negotiated a deal in December 2005.[35]
.Linkin Park also participated in numerous charitable events.^ After facing numerous rejections from several major Linkin Park Tickets record labels, Linkin Park turned to Jeff Blue for additional help.
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^ Linkin Park Concert Tickets and tour dates Linkin Park Tickets, Concert Schedule and Information Event .
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Linkin Park helped raise money to benefit victims of Hurricane Charley in 2004 and later hurricane Katrina in 2005.[16] The band donated $75,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in March 2004.[36] They also helped relief efforts for the 2004 tsunami victims by staging several charity concerts and setting up an additional fund called "Music for Relief".[37] Most notably, however, the band participated at Live 8, a series of charitable benefit concerts set up to raise global awareness.[38] Alongside Jay-Z, the band performed on Live 8's stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a global audience.[38] The band would later be reunited with Jay-Z at the Grammy Award Ceremony 2006, during which they performed "Numb/Encore", en route to winning a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.[39] They would later go on to play at the 2006 Summer Sonic music festival, which was hosted by Metallica, in Japan.[40]

Minutes to Midnight (2006–2008)

Linkin Park in Prague, 2007.
.Linkin Park returned to the recording studios in 2006 to work on new material.^ Linkin Park new video 'Numb' .

^ Linkin Park while working out?
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^ Linkin Park - New Divide(ringtone) .
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To produce the album, the band chose producer Rick Rubin. Despite initially stating the album would debut sometime in 2006, the album was delayed until 2007.[8] The band had recorded thirty to fifty songs in August 2006, when Shinoda stated the album was halfway completed.[41] .Bennington later added that the new album would stray away from its previous nu metal sound.^ There's definitely a new sound on the album.
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^ In January 2002, Hybrid Theory received three Grammy nominations for \"Best Rock Album\" and \"Best New Artist.\" A month later, Linkin Park walked away with an award for \"Best Hard Rock Performance\" for Crawling.
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^ Use our music mp3 search to locate music mp3 New releases Last added Top tracks Top albums Charts Home .
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[42] Warner Bros. Records officially announced that the band’s third studio album, entitled Minutes to Midnight, would be released on May 15, 2007 in the United States.[43] .After spending fourteen months working on the album, the band members opted to further refine their album by removing five of the original seventeen tracks.^ The parent band appeared at a number of charity concerts, including Live 8, before returning to the studio to work on their third album.
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^ The album, which represented nearly half a decade’s worth of the band’s work, was edited and polished by music producer Don Gilmore.
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^ Its following studio album, Meteora, continued the band’s success, topping the Billboard 200’s album charts in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world.
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The album’s title, a reference to the Doomsday Clock, foreshadowed the band's new lyrical themes.[44] Minutes to Midnight sold over 600,000 copies in its first week, making it one of the most successful debut week albums in recent years. .The album also took the top spot on the Billboard Charts.^ The band’s latest album, Minutes to Midnight, which was Linkin Park Tickets released in May 2007, topped Linkin Park Concert Tickets the Billboard Charts within its debut week, selling nearly 625,000 copies.
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^ Its following studio album, Meteora, continued the band’s success, topping the Billboard 200’s album charts in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world.
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^ Its following studio album, Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200’s album charts in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world.
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[11]
The album's first single, "What I've Done" was released on April 2, and premiered on MTV and Fuse within the same week.[45] The single was acclaimed by listeners, becoming the top-ranked song on the Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.[46] .The song is also used in soundtrack for the 2007 action film, Transformers.^ Their song What I've Done was used for the soundtrack of the Transformers movie.
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^ Their songs were also used on the soundtrack of the Hollywood blockbuster Transformers .
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^ I like the idea of working a Linkin Park song into the score, a strategy often used in Bond films.
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Later in the year, the band won the "Favorite Alternative Artist" in the American Music Awards.[47] The band also saw success with singles such as "Bleed It Out", "Shadow of the Day", "Given Up", and "Leave Out All the Rest", which were released throughout 2007 and early 2008. The band also collaborated with Busta Rhymes on his single "We Made It", which was released on April 29.[48]
Linkin Park at 2007's Novarock Festival.
Linkin Park's touring and live shows have, among other things, included a performance at Live Earth Japan on July 7, 2007.[49] and headlining Download Festival in Donington Park, England and Edgefest in Downsview Park, Toronto, Canada. The band completed touring on its fourth Projekt Revolution tour before taking up an Arena tour around the United Kingdom, visiting Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester, before finishing on a double night at the O2 arena in London. Bennington stated that Linkin Park plans to release a follow-up album to Minutes to Midnight.[50] However, he stated the band will first embark on a United States tour to gather inspiration for the album.[50] In an interview with Rolling Stone, Bennington said that the band had already begun writing new material for the album, and Shinoda too stated that the album could well be released in late 2009. Mike Shinoda also announced a live CD/DVD entitled "Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes", which is a live video recording from the Projekt Revolution gig at the Milton Keynes Bowl the 29th June 2008, which was officially released on the 24th November, 2008.[51]

Future direction (2008 onward)

Bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell performing at 2009's Sonisphere Festival in Kirjurinluoto, Pori, Finland.
.In October 2008 Shinoda revealed on his blog that he, Phoenix and Hahn had begun working on two song ideas at Hahn's home, with studio recording to begin in earnest soon.^ Though Linkin Park Concert Tickets limited in resources, the band began recording and producing songs within Shinoda’s make-shift bedroom studio in 1996.
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^ The lyrical content of Linkin Park's work comprises two major themes: in the songs where Professor Chester Bennington is the lead vocalist, the subject matter is typically angst, disaffectation and alienation; in those where Professor Michael Shinoda is the vocalist, the subject matter is usually Michael Shinoda.
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^ He was soon hooked up with bassist Dave \"Phoenix\" Farrell and Shinoda to create a band known as Xero.
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[52] In 2008, Bennington announced that Linkin Park's fourth studio release will be a concept album.[53] The band has not released many specific details about the album.[1] In an interview with MTV in November 2008, Bennington stated, "It sounds a little daunting to me, so, I think my confidence level will drop, but when it was presented to us by this friend of ours, we liked the idea. It was an inspiring idea, and it was something we could relate a lot of the things we like to write about to".[2] He also added that the band planned to begin recording in December for a six-week session. .The album was expected in mid 2009, but in late March, Mike Shinoda wrote on his blog saying "We're hoping to have Chester's Dead By Sunrise album out this fall, and the new LP album out early next year."^ Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda talks new LP album .
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^ New BEASTIE BOYS album this fall .
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^ You're calling out lp on this?
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[54]
In December 2008, Digidesign gave the band the opportunity to preview the new Pro Tools 8 software. The experiment resulted in an instrumental song performed by Shinoda and Bourdon.[55]
In April 2009, Shinoda revealed on his blog that Linkin Park will be working on the score for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with successful film composer Hans Zimmer.[56] On May 7, it was further confirmed that the song recorded for the film is titled "New Divide," and was released as a single on May 18.[57][58] The music video for "New Divide" was released on June 12, 2009 and was directed by Hahn. On June 22, 2009, the band played a short set after the premiere of the movie. The concert took play on the street in Westwood Village.
In May 2009, Linkin Park announced that they were working on their fourth album which will be released in 2010, with the aim for it to be "genre-busting."[59] Shinoda also stated recently in an interview with IGN that the new album will have in comparison to Minutes to Midnight a bigger "thread of consistency" and will also be more experimental and "hopefully more cutting-edge".[60] Additionally Bennington confirmed that Rick Rubin will return to produce the new album.[61]
On January 19, 2010, Linkin Park released a new song entitled "Not Alone" as part of a compilation from Music For Relief in support of the Haiti Earthquake crisis. On February 10, 2010, Linkin Park released the official music video for the song on their homepage.

Musical style

Both Hybrid Theory and Meteora combined the alternative metal,[62] nu metal,[16][63][64][65][66] and rap rock[66][67] sound with influences and elements from hip-hop, alternative rock,[68] and electronica, utilizing programming and synthesizers. William Ruhlmann from Allmusic regarded it as "a Johnny-come-lately to an already overdone musical style,"[69] whereas Rolling Stone called "Breaking the Habit" "risky, beautiful art".[70]
In Minutes to Midnight the band experimented with their established sound and drew influences from a wider and more varied range of genres and styles, a process Los Angeles Times compares to a stage in U2's work.[71] In it, only two of the songs feature rapping, and the majority of the album can be considered alternative rock[72][73] rather than nu metal or rap rock. It is also their first studio album to feature guitar solos.
.Linkin Park's use of two separate vocalists has become a large part of their music.^ Linkin Park is not good music.
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^ Music : Linkin Park - Numb (not owned.
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^ As the singer for hard rockers Linkin Park, Chester Bennington has become one of the most recognized faces and voices in modern rock.

Chester Bennington is most known for using screaming vocals common in various forms of metal and hardcore, while also using more melodic singing.
Mike Shinoda is the backing vocalist and rapper of the band. On Minutes to Midnight, he sings lead vocals on "In Between", "Hands Held High", and on the B-side "No Roads Left".

Band members

Chester Bennington performing at Sonisphere Festival in Kirjurinluoto, Pori, Finland.
Current members
Former members
  • Mark Wakefield - lead vocals (1996-1998)

Discography

Awards

See also

References

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  14. ^ Rock On The Net Grammy Awards: Best Hard Rock Performance, Retrieved on June 14, 2006
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  42. ^ MTV.com, Linkin Park Say Nu-Metal Sound Is 'Completely Gone' On Next LP, Retrieved on June 9, 2007
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  45. ^ Videostatic, MTV Adds for the Week of 4/2/07, Retrieved on December 19, 2007.
  46. ^ Billboard.com, Artist Chart History – Singles Retrieved on June 9, 2007
  47. ^ ShowBuzz.com, American Music Awards – Winners List, Retrieved on March 21, 2008.
  48. ^ – "We Made It" Music Charts (Canada), aCharts. Accessed May 12, 2008
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  57. ^ Transformers Song Name MikeShinoda.com. May 7, 2009.
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Further reading

  • Saulmon, Greg. Linkin Park. Contemporary Musicians and Their Music. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2007. ISBN 1404207139.
  • Baltin, Steve. From The Inside: Linkin Park's Meteora. California: Bradson Press, 2004. ISBN 0960357416.

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From Wikiquote

.Linkin Park is an Americian rock band.^ LINKIN PARK just won the best band at munich and every1 knows theyre great…theyre songs help u in life and theyre GREAT!!!!!
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^ Linkin Park is just a huge mainstream band to me, sure they sound nice, but it really is the same old thing .
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^ You made a lot of good points, and it's sad but true, but it seems that all anybody listens to is the repetitive bands such as Linkin Park.
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Contents

Sourced

Hybrid Theory (2000)

  • I know just what it feels like to have a voice in the back of my head. .
    • "Papercut"
  • I need a little room to breathe.^ I need a little fescue seed JUST ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE HEDGE, AND I'M ABOUT TO RAKE! They need a little room to be JUST ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE HEDGE, AND I'M ABOUT TO RAKE! .
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    .
    • "One step closer"
  • Time is a valuable thing, watch it fly by as the pendulum swings.^ Finally someone took one step closer to the edge and played Linkin Park out.
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    ^ Everything you say to me takes me one step closer to the hedge and im about to rape… .
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    ^ Did you compare the song "One Step Closer" with "In Between" .
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    • "In the end"
  • If I let them go I'll be outdone,
    If I let try to catch them I'll be outrun.
    • "By Myself"
  • This is the last smile I'll fake for the sake of being with you.
    • "Pushing me away"
  • Graffiti decorations, under the sky of dust
A constant wave of tension. on top of broken trust
The lessons that you taught me, I learned were never true
Now I find myself in question
    • "Runaway"

Meteora (2003)

  • I want to find something I wanted all along.
    • "Somewhere I belong"
  • Don't turn your back on me, I won't be ignored.
    • "Faint"
  • I'm tired of being what you want me to be.
    • "Numb"

Minutes to Midnight (2007)

  • When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.
    • "Hands held high"

Single Releases

  • And your voice was all I heard; that I got what I deserve
    • "New Divide", Transformers 2 OST

External links

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Linkin Park
File:Linkin Park at the Novarock
Linkin Park live in Prague in 2007.
Background information
Also known as Xero
Hybrid Theory
Origin Agoura Hills, California, USA
Genres Nu metal
Alternative rock[1][2]
Rap-metal
Alternative metal
Years active 1996 – present
Labels Warner Bros.
Machine Shop
Associated acts Dead By Sunrise
Fort Minor
Grey Daze
Jay-Z
Relative Degree
Tasty Snax
Members
Chester Bennington
Rob Bourdon
Brad Delson
David "Phoenix" Farrell
Joe Hahn
Mike Shinoda
Former members
Kyle Christener (Stand-in)
Scott Koziol (Stand-in)
Mark Wakefield (1996-1998)
File:Linkin Park - Summer Sonic
Linkin Park at a concert in 2005

Linkin Park is an American rock band from Aguora Hills, California. They started making music in 1996 and have sold more than 50,000,000 albums all over the world. Since then, they have also won two Grammys.[3][4] When they released their first album, Hybrid Theory, they became popular. Their next album, Meteora, made them even more popular in 2003. Linkin Park changed their sound in their latest album, Minutes to Midnight, released in 2007. The album's style was very different from their previous work. Minutes to Midnight had the third best sales during its first week out of all releases that year.

Contents

Band History

Starts (1996–1999)

The band was first made up of three friends from Aguora High School, and was named Xero. The first members were Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, and Rob Bourdon. After high school, they started to get serious and added Joe Hahn and Dave "Phoenix" Farrell. When they could not get a contract from a major music company, Mark Wakefield quit. Dave Farrell also quit to be in another band, Tasty Snax, for awhile.

After a bit of time, Xero added Chester Bennington, who was referred by Jeff Blue, the vice-president of Zomba Music. They soon changed their name to Hybrid Theory. They still could not get a contract. They asked Jeff Blue, now vice-president of Warner Bros. Records, to help. In 1999, they finally got a contract and were renamed Linkin Park. In 2000, the next year, they released "Hybrid Theory."

Hybrid Theory (2000–2002)

Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory on October 24, 2000. It was the result of over four years of work. It was edited by Don Gilmore. It sold 4.8 million copies in the first year, most of these were in 2001. Singles from this album like "In The End" and "One Step Closer" made the band famous. This album led them to be nominated for threeGrammy awards. The album had made Linkin Park very popular.

They performed on many popular tours like Ozzfest. They also made their own tour, Projekt Revolution, that included other artists like Cypress Hill. In one year, they performed at 320 concerts. Then, Dave Farell rejoined Linkin Park. They then began working on Reanimation, an album that had remixes of songs from Hybrid Theory and Hybrid Theory EP. It was released on July 30, 2002. It became very successful.

Meteora (2002–2004)

Linkin Park began working on their next album. The title was inspired by Meteora, a rocky place in Greece. On March 25, 2003 , they released Meteora and instantly became popular world-wide. In their first week, it sold 800,000 albums. By next year, it had sold 3 million copies.

Meteora got the band a lot of awards and honors. The band won MTV's awards for Best Rock Video for Somewhere I Belong. The Viewer's Choice Award for the song "Breaking the Habit" was also won by Linkin Park. Linkin Park also received a lot of awards at the 2004 Radio Music Awards, winning the Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Even though Meteora was not as popular as Hybrid Theory, it was the third best selling album in America during 2003. The band toured in early 2004 around the world. They did another Projekt Tour and many European tours during this time.

Charity and Side Projects (2004–2006)

File:Chester Bennington
Bennington appears on the band's behalf at MTV Asia Aid

After Meteora, the band did not work on another album for over three years. Instead, they kept on giving concerts, and did side projects. Chester Bennington appeared on State of the Art by DJ Lethal. He also sang in other songs by Dead by Sunrise, which was a side project band he had recently formed. Mike Shinoda worked with Depeche Mode. In 2004, Linkin Park started making an album with Jay-Z which began to be sold in November 2004. Mike also formed a new band called Fort Minor. With the help of Jay-Z, Fort Minor released their first album, The Rising Tied.

Linkin Park also did a lot of charity. Linkin Park played to raise money for Hurricane Dan in 2004 and Hurricane Matt in 2005. . They also raised money for the 2004 Tsunami and made a charity called "Music for Relief." In the 2006 Grammys, they won the best rapped/sung song for Numb/Encore.

Minutes to Midnight (2006)

In 2006, Linkin Park began writing new songs for their third studio album, Minutes to Midnight. Even though they said it would be done in 2006, they decided they could not finish it until 2007. They made thirty to fifty songs in August 2006. Then, Warner Bros. Music said that they would start selling it on May 15, 2007. After 14 months, they made it better by taking five songs out. When they first sold it, it sold 600,000 in its first week.

A Thousand Suns (2010)

In 2010, Linkin Park released their fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns.

Members

Current Members

  • Chester Bennington - singing, guitar (1999-Now)
  • Mike Shinoda - keyboard, guitar, piano, singing, rap, testing of sounds (1996-Now)
  • Brad Delson - guitar, backing vocals (1996-Now)
  • Dave "Phoenix" Farrell - bass, backing vocals (1996-1999, then 2001-Now)
  • Joe Hahn - turntable, backing vocals (1996-Now)
  • Rob Bourdon - drums, backing vocals (1996-Now)

Before

  • Mark Wakefield - singing (1996-1998)
  • Kyle Christener - replacement guitar (1998-1999)
  • Scott Koziol - replacement guitar (1999-2001)

Albums

Studio albums

Other albums

References

  1. IGN, Linkin Park - Minutes To Midnight, Retrieved on January 27, 2008.
  2. MetaCritic, Minutes To Midnight, , Retrieved on January 27, 2008.
  3. Rock On The Net, Grammy Awards: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Retrieved on June 9, 2007
  4. Rock On The Net Grammy Awards: Best Hard Rock Performance, Retrieved on June 14, 2006

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