Linkin Park History

Linkin Park is a nu metal band wing and alternative rock from Aguora Hills, California, in the United States. They had several times changed its name, such as Xero, Hybrid Theory, 0818, until the name Linkin Park until now. The name "Linkin Park" itself is a play on the name of a park in Los Angeles, Lincoln Park.
Before the lead vocalist Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Mark Wakefield first became vocalist. However, he came out from Linkin Park to look for other projects (to be manager of the band Taproot) - when it used the name Hybrid Theory - to become manager of the band Taproot. Bassist Dave Farrell aka "Phoenix" has also been out for a while from Linkin Park to follow the tour with his old band, Tasty Snax. While four other personnel - Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon and - always stay on Linkin Park since the beginning of its formation.

Linkin Park has released four studio albums, namely Hybrid Theory, Meteora, Minutes to Midnight, and A Thousand Suns. Linkin Park also released the album Live in Texas, Reanimation and Collision Course, and Hybrid Theory EP. Linkin Park's success in popularizing his songs like Crawling, In the End, Numb, Somewhere I Belong, and What I've Done. In total, Linkin Park's albums have sold over 50 million copies.



Linkin Park is the initial formation meeting Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson (Linkin Park guitarist) in grade 7. Then they formed a band called Xero. He also played for the band Relative Degree, one of its personnel is Rob Bourdon (Linkin Park drummer). Mike met with Brad and Rob Rob joined Xero. In college, he became acquainted with Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (Linkin Park's bassist) who is a roommate Brad. Mike, who majored in illustration at the Pasadena Art University, met with Joe Hahn (Linkin Park turntablis). Then, Dave Farrell and Joe Hahn joined Xero. Xero Dave had left to rejoin his old band, Tasty Snax.
At first, they recruited Mark Wakefield the vocalist, and then taken over by Chester Bennington (former vocalist of Grey Daze) until now, while Mike and so rapper. Unfortunately, because the name of Xero has used another group, they were forced to change its name to Hybrid Theory. Then after being rejected three times, Hybrid Theory had received by a company named Warner Bros recording. Records after a successful launch Hybrid Theory EP titled EP in 1999 as many as a thousand pieces. However, at that time Mike was having a problem with Jeff Blue, manager. Jeff Blue said that Mike did not have to rapping, just play the keyboard alone. This incident inspired Mike to write the song Get Me Gone (Fort Minor)
Once again, they were forced to change the name because a name similar to the name Hybrid Theory Hybrid band from Wales. Rather than be the same band, they chose to change the name again to Linkin Park. However, before named Linkin Park, they had changed his name to 0818. The new name is also known in mid-2009, when Brad Delson spoke at the graduation ceremony at UCLA, Los Angeles, mid-2009. Linkin Park Chester's name is taken from the name of a park in Los Angeles, Lincoln Park. In order to manage their own web sites, Chester changed the spelling to Linkin Park. After that, they managed to buy a web site [ linkinpark

Hybrid Theory

Linkin Park released his first album, Hybrid Theory, on October 24, 2000 with the first single One Step Closer. However, the more famous is the single Crawling and In the End. This song has made Linkin Park became popular. Album sales exceeding 15 million copies. Linkin Park then released a special edition of Hybrid Theory, with two new songs High Voltage (Reprise), and My December (song).
Linkin Park then re-released the album arrangements of Hybrid Theory, Reanimation. This album also achieved success with sales of approximately 10 million copies. Single, Pts.Of.Athrty, not as popular as singles in Hybrid Theory, but it is quite well known. Linkin Park, with Mike Shinoda and Joseph Hahn, had also worked with the band The X-ecutioners in the manufacture of single It's Goin 'Down. Linkin Park fans also formed a group they called Linkin Park Underground, and began his own tour called Projekt Revolution, having often invited to music festivals.


Dated March 25, 2003, Linkin Park released their second album titled Meteora. The name was taken from a place of worship in the ruins in Greece. This album also achieved success with sales of approximately 11 million copies. The single is Somewhere I Belong, Faint, Numb, From the Inside, Lying from You, and Breaking the Habit.
Meteora won many awards. Among other MTV Award category "Best Rock Video" for the song "Somewhere I Belong" and "Audience Choice Award" (Breaking The Habit). Linkin Park also won other awards, namely "Radio Music Awards 2004", "Artist of the Year Award" and "Song of the Year Award" by the song "Numb". How-ever album is not as successful as Hybrid Theory Meteora album is top-3 U.S. album sales in 2003.
Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Tour also conducts the second concert as well as the busy part. In between that time, Linkin Park had finished recording their live album, "Live In Texas", which contains the songs at the concert of Linkin Park in Texas.

Side project

At the request of MTV, Linkin Park collaborated with Jay Z on the album "Collision Course". The material of this album is a remix of some Linkin Park songs in the album "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora" and Jay-Z songs in the album "Blueprint" and "The Black Album". The album was released in 2004 and produced two singles, the Numb / Encore which was awarded a Grammy category of "Best Rap Song" and "Best Collaboration".
In 2005, Linkin Park charity concert. They help the victims of the tsunami in December 2004 in a concert entitled Music For Relief. Linkin Park are also helping raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2004. Meanwhile, Mike Shinoda's Fort Minor join in the album "The Rising Tied". Chester Bennington also had a solo project called Snow White Tan, hereinafter also known as the Dead By Sunrise.
On October 13, 2009, Dead By Sunrise launched her first album, entitled Out Of Ashes. But before they launch the album, they released a first single, the Crawl Back In.
Linkin Park and Artifical Life Inc. also plans to release a game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Linkin Park: 8-Bit Rebellion, in January 2010.

Minutes to Midnight

In 2006, they began recording material for Linkin Park's latest album, called "Minutes To Midnight". Many who criticize Linkin Park because it is often delayed launch. However, Linkin Park, ensure that the album on May 14, 2007 is appropriate for their collection. According to Linkin Park, they named her new album "Minutes To Midnight" (the last minute to midnight) as the nuclear issue on this earth that can destroy the world at midnight.

A total of 100 song demo has been created, but only 12 are inserted into the album. No wonder this album was recorded for 14 months. In the album Minutes To Midnight, the musical elements of nu metal less viscous. Nevertheless, the album is still popular. The proof is the album sold nearly as many as 625 thousand copies in its first week (a record in 2007). The third studio album was produced by Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin, the former personnel Beastie Boys. His first single, "What I've Done", has started playing on the radio on April 2, 2007. Minutes To Midnight has also held the top Billboard. On August 20, 2007, Linkin Park released singles both the "Bleed It Out". And, in October, Linkin Park released the single "Shadow of the Day". Then followed with Given Up (March 2008), and last single from "Minutes To Midnight", Leave Out All The Rest (July 2008).

The song "No Roads Left" can be obtained by booking through iTunes. While the song "Qwerty" can be found in EP entitled Linkin Park Underground v6.0.
They also released the song "New Divide" is used for the soundtrack of the latest movie Transformers Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.Lagu has also been reached position 6 in the U.S., the UK reach the top 20, and received an award in the category "Best Scream Song of the Year "on Spike TV.

A Thousand Suns

Lately, some say that Linkin Park has been "dead". They are not. They're even working on their fourth studio album. Again, the producer Rick Rubin. Until November 2009, they are focusing on five tracks, having previously there were 60 song demo, and then filtered to 20. Duration would be longer than the Linkin Park songs in general (about 4-5 minutes). And, for the future, after the fourth album released A Thousand Suns, Linkin Park promised to try to release her new album sooner.
Track Listing 1. The Requiem 2. The Radiance 3. Burning In The Skies 4. Empty Spaces 5. When They Come For Me 6. Robot Boy 7. Jornada Del Muerto 8. Waiting For The End 9. Blackout 10. And wretches Kings 11. Wisdom, Justice, And Love 12. Iridescent 13. 14 Fallout. The Catalyst 15. The Messenger

Type of music


Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, during a concert at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
At the beginning of its formation, Linkin Park rock. Upon entry of a DJ or turntablis named Joe Hahn, Linkin Park to replace a hip-hop flow. However, the album Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park again to change the flow into nu metal and rapcore. Also on the album Meteora, Linkin Park are also just add the element of electronics.

On the album Minutes To Midnight, everything changed. Linkin Park is really reducing the specific elements of nu metal. Instead, Linkin Park uses the flow of alternative rock. This is clearly an experiment, given the success of Linkin Park with the nu metal genre in the previous album. However, the experiment was successful.

Linkin Park is rarely used technique guitar but the guitar melody. In addition, the rap of Mike Shinoda often appears in many songs. Chester sometimes screaming in some songs.
Again, changes occur in the album Minutes To Midnight. Linkin Park to reduce the element of rap from Mike. Rapnya only in two songs, namely Bleed It Out and Hands Held High. While vocalist Chester more dominant than ever. Linkin Park also played softer.

 Linkin Park Underground

This is a group of fans of Linkin Park formed in 2001 by Linkin Park and Jessica Sklar. If you join the LPU (abbreviation) it can obtain special merchandise for LPU members. Such as jerseys, ashtrays, books, exclusive ringtones, exclusive tracks, exclusive video, and the LPU album every year. So far the album LP Underground v9.0 is the best breakthrough, because in it the whole song is the album the songs are unreleased demo by Linkin Park previously. Plus there is a demo song Across The Line, a song most talked about on the forum since the DVD Linkin Park Making of Minutes to Midnight was released. This song has the title of Japan before.


Current members
Chester Bennington - vocals
Rob Bourdon - drums
Brad Delson - guitar
Dave "Phoenix" Farrell - bass
Joseph Hahn - turntables, sampling
Mike Shinoda - backing vocals, sampling, rap, keyboard, guitar
 Former Members
Mark Wakefield - Vocals
Scott Koziol - Bass (Stand-in)
Kyle Christener - Bass (Stand-in)
Ian Hornbeck - Bass (Stand-in)


 Studio Albums
Hybrid Theory - October 24, 2000
Reanimation - July 30, 2002
Meteora - March 25, 2003
Minutes to Midnight - May 15, 2007
Songs From The Underground EP - 27 November 2008
A Thousand Suns - 14 September 2010

Album Linkin Park Underground

LP Underground v1.0 (HTEP Re-release) (2001)
LP Underground v2.0 (2002)
LP Underground v3.0 (2003)
LP Underground v4.0 (2004)
LP Underground v5.0 (2005)
LP Underground v6.0 (2006)
LP Underground v7.0 (2007)
LP Underground v8.0 (2008)
LP Underground v9.0 (2009)
LP Underground X: Demos (2010)
LP Underground Eleven (2011)

Album Concert

Live In Texas - 18 November 2003
Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes - 24 November 2008
Live From SoHo (iTunes Exclusive EP) (2008)
[Edit] Album Single
One Step Closer (2001)
Crawling (2001)
Papercut (2001)
In The End, Pt.1 (2001)
In The End, Pt.2 (2001)
In The End EP (2002)
Pts.Of.Athrty (2002)
Somewhere I Belong (2003)
Faint (2003)
Numb, Pt.1 (2003)
Numb, Pt.2 (2003)
From The Inside (2004)
Breaking The Habit (2004)
MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents: Collision Course - Numb / Encore - Exlusive (2004)
Numb / Encore (2004)
What I've Done (2007)
Bleed It Out (2007)
Shadow Of The Day (2007)
Given Up (2008)
Leave Out All The Rest (2008)
New Divide (2009)
The Catalyst (2010)
Waiting For The End (2010)
Burning In The Skies (2011)
Iridescent (2011)

Demo Album
Hybrid Theory 8 Track Demo (1999)
Hybrid Theory 2 Track Demo (1999)
Hybrid Theory 9 Track Demo (1999)
Raw Power (2000)
The Wicked World Of Warner Bros. / Reprise: Ozzfest Sampler 2000 (2000)
Sampler Tape Hybrid Theory (2000)
Linkin Park Sampler Tape (2000)

Remix Album
Reanimation - July 30, 2002
Collision Course - 30 November 2004

Some of the bands associated with Linkin Park

Fort Minor - Mike Shinoda's Side Project
Dead By Sunrise - Chester Bennington Side Project
Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park's old name
Xero - The name of the old Linkin Park
Tasty Snax - old Band Dave "Phoenix" Farrell
Grey Daze - Chester Bennington's old band
Julien-K - Band in collaboration with Chester Bennington on their side-project, Dead By Sunrise

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