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Linkin Park

Linkin Park

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Famous as :

Nu metal band

Birth Date :

1996

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, USA

Claim to fame :

Debut album "Hybrid Theory" (2000)

Biography


Linkin Park is a music band well known for its natural mixing of different music styles that is far different from the music nowadays bands would like to offer. This phenomenon makes this band a "hybrid" in the type of music they play and their fan-base too. Linkin Park began its early origin in 1996 when rapper guitarist, Brad Delson and the MC/vocalist, Mike Shinoda started a band called Xero. Both of them had attended high school together, where they met the band's drummer, Rob Bourdon. Later on Shinoda hooked up with DJ Joseph Hahn while studying illustration at Art Center College in Pasadena, where as Delson, who was attending UCLA, shared an apartment with bassist Phoenix, who left the band after college and returned a year later. To be the last member of the group was Mark Wakefield, the band's vocalist.

At the beginning of the group career, Xero released a four track demo tape, which includes Fuse, Stick N' Move, Rhinestone, and Reading My Eyes. Soon after Mark Wakefield left the band, the other members agreed to change their name to Hybrid Theory, after which Phoenix also decided to leave the band to tour with another band called the Snax. As the two persons left, the rest of the band continued to play together primarily for fun. Later they signed with Zomba Music, an occasion that fortunately came about when they played at The Whiskey Club in Los Angeles. And the time came for the vocalist Chester Benninton, who had made records since his 16 year age and whose pitch notes was "great," to complete the empty seat on the band. Replacing Mark Wakefield, the combination of Bennington's singing talent with Shinoda MC-ing talent has helped to define Linkin Park's distinct vocal quality that weaving influences as diverse as Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Aphex Twin, and The Roots into a unified whole. That's the way Linkin Park "want everything to come together without feeling forced," explains Shinoda.

Latest News


Linkin Park Tapped to Headline First MTV Fandom Awards at Comic-Con

June 06, 2014 04:52:40 GMT

has been announced as a headliner for the first-ever mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest. Both events are set to be held on Thursday, July 24 at Petco Park during Comic-Con International: San Diego.
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Linkin Park Releases 'Wastelands' Lyric Video

June 02, 2014 08:47:05 GMT

dropped a new song and its accompanying lyric video on Sunday, June 1. The song titled "Wastelands" comes as the latest offering from the band's new album, following up previously released tracks "Until It's Gone" and Rakim-featured "Guilty All the Same".
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Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars Announce 'Carnivores Tour' for This Summer

March 05, 2014 02:01:27 GMT

and are hitting the road together this summer. The members of the two bands announced at a Hollywood press conference on Tuesday, March 4 that they would co-headline a tour called "Carnivores Tour" with as special guest act.
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Official: Demi Lovato to Host 2012 Teen Choice Awards

July 09, 2012 18:52:07 GMT

It was announced on Monday, July 9 that will be the host of 2012 Teen Choice Awards. "Yes. The rumors are true @ddlovato is hosting Teen Choice this year!!!! Will all you lovatics be watching?" the official Twitter for the awards event confirmed.
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Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Bon Jovi Signed Up for 2012 iHeartRadio Music Fest

July 09, 2012 18:32:33 GMT

The iHeartRadio Music Festival has upped the ante with the list of artists gracing its stage this year. Confirmed to perform this fall in Las Vegas are , , , , , , , , , and others.
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Linkin Park Debut Atop Billboard 200, Beat Maroon 5

July 05, 2012 03:59:52 GMT

The battle for the coveted spot on Billboard 200 this week is won by . The -fronted group defeat another band who also debuted their new album last week.
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Linkin Park Debut Music Video for 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Soundtrack

June 19, 2012 08:29:26 GMT

have premiered a music video for "Powerless" which is featured in upcoming movie "". The three-minute video shows the -fronted rock band performing the song on stage while tons of battle scenes from the movie appear in between the performance.
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Video Premiere: Linkin Park's 'Burn It Down'

May 25, 2012 08:08:02 GMT

A brand new music video for 's new single, "Burn It Down", has come out for viewing pleasure. Premiered on Thursday, May 24 evening as part of "MTV First", the official visual is directed by the rock band's own DJ, Joe Hahn, and is filled with sci-fi special effects. Near the end, still images of the band bursting into flames take over.
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Usher, Kelly Clarkson and Linkin Park Join Performers for 2012 Billboard Music Awards

May 02, 2012 02:32:54 GMT

More big stars are added to performer list for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. , and are confirmed to take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena for live performances along with another newly-confirmed musical guest .
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New Singles: Nelly Furtado's 'Big Hoops', Linkin Park's 'Burn It Down'

April 17, 2012 03:38:47 GMT

's brand new single hits the web for fans' listening pleasure, almost at the same time 's fresh music makes its way out. The former song is called "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)", while the latter is titled "Burn It Down".
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Video Premiere: Linkin Park's 'Iridescent' From 'Transformers 3'

June 03, 2011 03:42:06 GMT

has dropped a music video directed by band member Joe Hahn for "Iridescent", a soundtrack of upcoming movie "". The clip features some explosive scenes of the robot battle in the movie and shots of the band members. Mike Shinoda sits on a throne with a snake curled around his arm, and frontman is standing tall while screaming out the lyrics.
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Linkin Park's Bassist Urges More Donation for Haiti

April 15, 2011 04:28:30 GMT

bassist Dave Farrell has met with high-ranking Haitian officials in a bid to find ways for his charity organization Music for Relief to help the ongoing relief effort following last year's devastating earthquake. The rocker, traveled to the troubled nation earlier on April 11 in an effort to help support a campaign against crime and shed light on the problems facing Haiti.
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Def Leppard and Linkin Park to Open and Close Download

February 23, 2011 05:00:27 GMT

, the reformed and will headline this summer's Download Festival in the U.K. Def Leppard will close the weekend event's opening night on June 10, SOAD will headline on the Saturday and Linkin Park will close the festival.
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Video Premiere: Linkin Park's 'Burning in the Skies'

February 23, 2011 03:25:17 GMT

bring a huge explosion in a music video for their latest single "Burning in the Skies", and the clip focuses on what random people were doing before it happens. It sees some youngsters spending the night in a home party and a middle-aged man grieving over the loss of his loved one among other scenes.
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Linkin Park Back on Tour With Prodigy

February 19, 2011 06:09:06 GMT

are preparing to return to the road after frontman was hospitalized with a viral infection last week - and they're taking the with them. The rockers pulled the plug on two shows in Texas to allow Bennington time to recover. The concerts in Dallas and Houston have been rescheduled.
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Chester Bennington Sorry for Axed Linkin Park Concerts

February 14, 2011 03:48:57 GMT

frontman Chester Benninton has apologized to fans after falling ill and forcing the band to axe its third consecutive concert. The "Crawling" rockers canceled a show in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, February 10 after Bennington was ordered by doctors to rest.
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Linkin Park Cancel Concert Due to Chester Bennington's Illness

February 11, 2011 07:38:04 GMT

have been forced to scrap a concert in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, February 10 to allow frontman to recover from a mystery illness. The "Crawling" hitmakers canceled their Verizon Center gig after the singer was ordered to rest.
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Brenda Strong Files for Divorce From Husband of 22 Years

January 15, 2011 08:04:19 GMT

and Tom Henri, the man she has been married to since 1989, are going their separate ways. The actress, who plays deceased Mary Alice Young and narrates "" from beyond the grave, filed the legal documents at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Coming to 'SNL': Jesse Eisenberg, Nicki Minaj, Linkin Park

January 15, 2011 07:36:42 GMT

Striking while the iron is hot, "" has tapped to host its last episode in January. The "" star will do his first job as a host four days after the 83rd Annual Academy Awards nominees are announced on February 25 and few months before his next movie, "" hits theaters.
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Linkin Park Team Up With Bootleggers to Record Gig Live

January 11, 2011 08:32:04 GMT

Rockers have teamed up with a group of official bootleggers to make sure fans attending their upcoming shows get a live recording of the concert - for free. The complimentary download will be available to fans who simply send a text message to a short code displayed at each venue. A link will then be emailed to them following the concert.
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Linkin Park's 'A Thousand Suns' North American Tour Dates Revealed

November 16, 2010 03:45:31 GMT

Following the release of their fourth studio album "", map out a massive North American tour. and his bandmates are going to start the traveling show next year on January 20 and continue to stay on the road at least until February 26.
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'Criminal Minds' 6.05 Preview: Young Serial Killer

October 14, 2010 06:40:17 GMT

The proverb "don't judge the cover by its book" would probably fit in the upcoming episode of "". A young kid who looks like a "boy next door" hides a horrible instinct to kill families that take him in to their homes because he appears to be "extremely vulnerable".
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Toby Keith Enters Hot 200 at No. 1 With Smallest Debut

October 14, 2010 06:13:19 GMT

Despite the fact that his new album "" sells only 71,000 copies in its opening week, manages to debut at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200. It becomes his 11th Top-10 album and 4th chart topper, but marks the smallest debut at the top spot since SoundScan began powering the U.S. albums chart in May of 1991.
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Video Premiere: Linkin Park's 'Waiting for the End'

October 08, 2010 10:09:19 GMT

have just made public a music video for their new single "Waiting for the End". The band's members are featured in individual shots in a dark room with interlocking grids framing their whole body.
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Kenny Chesney Tops Hot 200, Beating Lil Wayne

October 07, 2010 04:40:36 GMT

scores his sixth chart topper this week as his latest installment "" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200. Selling 183,000 copies in its opening week, the album wins over strong competitor 's "I'm Not a Human Being".
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Official Snippet of Linkin Park's 'Waiting for the End' Music Video

October 05, 2010 07:03:20 GMT

are moving on from "The Catalyst" to "Waiting for the End". The -fronted band have finished making visual accompaniment to the second single and are now preparing to debut it on Friday morning, October 8 on MTV.
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Zac Brown Band Top Billboard Hot 200, Outselling Maroon 5

September 30, 2010 06:32:28 GMT

have prevented from taking the No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 200 this week. The country music band's album "" opens with 153,000 copies, outperforming the -fronted group's "" which sells 142,000.
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Linkin Park Lead Billboard Hot 200 With 'A Thousand Suns'

September 23, 2010 05:05:20 GMT

shine bright atop Billboard Hot 200 with their fourth studio album "". The rock record arrives on the chart with 241,000 sold. Although the selling number is far below its predecessor "" which opened with 625,000 in 2006, it's enough to block another new release 's "" from the hot spot.
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Take That's 'Million Love Songs' Voted Greatest Ballad of All Time

September 21, 2010 03:02:07 GMT

's hit "A Million Love Songs" has been voted the greatest ballad of all time. The British pop band released the track, which was written by Gary Barlow when he was aged just 15, in 1992 - and music fans have named it the best romantic tune ever.
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MTV EMAs Nominees: Lady GaGa, Katy Perry and More

September 20, 2010 08:24:13 GMT

To be held in Madrid, Spain, the 17th Annual European Music Awards has unleashed the artists that take up nominations this year. Leading the list is recent MTV VMAs big winner , who like and , has bagged five nominations.
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