Linkin Park

linkin_parkLinkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Since its formation in 1996, the band has sold more than 50 million albums and won two Grammy Awards. It achieved mainstream success with its debut album, Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005. 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. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth greatest band of the music video era.

Having adapted the nu metal and rapcore genres to a radio-friendly yet densely-layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band explored other genres in their next studio album, Minutes to Midnight. The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third best debut week of any album that year. They have also collaborated with several other artists, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mashup album Collision Course, and many others on Reanimation.

Other Information

  • Also known as: Xero, Hybrid Theory
  • Origin: Agoura Hills, California, USA
  • Genres: Nu metal, Alternative metal
  • Years active: 1996-present
  • Labels: Warner Bros., Machine Shop
  • Associated acts: Dead by Sunrise, Fort Minor, Jay-Z
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Chester Bennington – vocals, rhythm guitar
  2. Rob Bourdon – drums, percussion
  3. Brad Delson – lead guitar
  4. Dave “Phoenix” Farrell – bass guitar, backing vocals
  5. Joe Hahn – turntables, programming, samples
  6. Mike Shinoda – MC, vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards



  • Hybrid Theory (2000)
  • Meteora (2003)
  • Minutes to Midnight (2007)


  • Reanimation (2002)
  • Collision Course (2004) – with Jay-Z


  • Xero (1996) – demo tape
  • Hybrid Theory EP (1999)
  • In the End: Live & Rare (2002)
  • Live from SoHo (2008)
  • Songs from the Underground (2008)



~ by molco on May 21, 2009.

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