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Linkin Park
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Linkin Park live in Prague in 2007.
Background information
Also known as Xero
Hybrid Theory
Origin Agoura Hills, California, USA
Genres Nu metal
alternative metal
rap metal
alternative rock
Years active 1996 – present
Labels Warner Bros.
Machine Shop
Associated acts Jay-Z, Steve Aoki, Dead By Sunrise, Fort Minor, Relative Degree, Tasty Snax
Members Rob Bourdon
Brad Delson
David "Phoenix" Farrell
Joe Hahn
Mike Shinoda
Past members Chester Bennington
Mark Wakefield

Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. They started making music in 1996, the band became very famous with their first album, Hybrid Theory, which was labeled with the Diamond Award of more than 10 million copies by the RIAA and multi-platinum in several other countries. Their second album, Meteora, continued the band's popularity, reaching number one at the Billboard 200 album chart in 2003. It was promoted with concerts and giving for charities around the world. In 2003, MTV2 called Linkin Park the sixth greatest band of the music video time and the third best band of the new millennium, only beaten by Oasis and Coldplay. Billboard ranked Linkin Park #19 on the Best Artists of the Decade (Past 10 Years) chart.

The band used the genres nu metal and rap metal to make it suitable for radio yet heavy in layers in Hybrid Theory and Meteora. The band used other types of music in their next studio album Minutes to Midnight, which was released in 2007. The album also reached number one at the Billboard and had the third best beginning at number one of any album that year. The band also worked with other artists and bands. The most famous would be rapper Jay-Z in their mash-up (mixing more than one song together) extended play Collision Course and many other people on their remix album Reanimation. The band's album, A Thousand Suns, was released on 2010. They further changed their sound again. Linkin Park have sold more than 50 million albums all over the world and have won two Grammys.


Current members


  • Mark Wakefield - singing (1996-1998)
  • Kyle Christener - bass (1998-1999)
  • Ian Hornbeck – bass (2000)
  • Scott Koziol - bass (1999-2001)
  • Chester Bennington - Vocals, rhythm guitar (1999-2017)


Studio albums

  • Hybrid Theory (2000)
  • Meteora (2003)
  • Minutes to Midnight (2007)
  • A Thousand Suns (2010)
  • "Living Things" (2012)
  • "The Hunting Party" (2014)
  • "One More Light" (2017)

Other albums

  • Xero, a demo tape (1996)
  • Hybrid Theory EP (1998/2001 re-release)
  • "LP Underground 2.0" (2002)
  • Reanimation (2002)
  • "LP Underground 3.0" (2003)
  • Live In Texas (2003)
  • "LP Underground 4.0" (2004)
  • Collision Course (2004) (with Jay-Z)
  • "LP Underground 5.0" (2005)
  • "LP Underground 6.0" (2006)
  • "iTunes Live from SoHo" (2008)
  • Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes (2008)
  • Songs from the Underground (2008)
  • "LP Underground 8.0" (2008)
  • "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Score" (2009) (with Steve Jablonsky)
  • "LP Underground 9.0" (2009)
  • "8-Bit Rebellion!" (2010)
  • "A Decade Underground" (2010)
  • "Underground X: Demos" (2010)
  • "A Thousand Suns+" (2011)
  • "LP Underground 11.0" (2011)
  • "LP Underground 12.0 (2012)
  • "Studio Collection 2000–2012" (2013)
  • "Living Things +" (2013)
  • "LP Underground 13.0" (2013)
  • "Recharged" (2013)
  • "A Light That Never Comes (Remixes)" (2014) (with Steve Aoki)

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