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Linkin Park

Linkin Park

Linkin Park Biography

Biography

Linkin Park is a band from Agoura Hills, California. The band consists of Joe "Mr. Hahn" Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell (a.k.a. Phoenix), Chester Bennington, Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon. Released under the band name "Hybrid Theory", the band's first album, Hybrid Theory EP was released in 1995. Only 1000 copies of this very rare original EP were made. The band's first full studio album, Hybrid Theory, released in 2001, had a huge success, selling 42 million copies worldwide as of October 2009. Among its singles were One Step Closer, Crawling, and the band's highest-selling single, In the End. In 2001, the band released "Frat party at the pancake festival". A dvd with live stuff, extra footage of the band and the music video's from Hybrid Theory. A remix album, Reanimation was released in 2002, and was based around Hybrid Theory songs. The band's second studio album, Meteora (released 2003), was not so successful as "Hybrid Theory". Still, it sold 10 million copies worldwide, spawned the worldwide hit Breaking the Habit, and was the first Linkin Park album that was not fully rap driven. A limited edition live album and DVD came next: Live in Texas. It was an opportunity for fans who have not been to the band's gigs to see their performance live. Linkin Park and Jay-Z then released Collision Course in which previously-released songs from the two artists were mixed together. Some time after this was a major label attempt to combat the success of illegal mashup albums popular in 2004 and 2005, most of which also used Jay-Z's Black Album a cappellas. The album introduced fans of both artists to each other and marked the beginning of Jay-Z's return from retirement. The band's newest album is Minutes To Midnight, often abbreviated MTM. The album was co-produced by Mike Shinoda and legendary Grammy wining producer Rick Rubin (Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash) The release date, originally somewhere between July and September of 2006, was pushed to May of 2007. The band cites their reasoning as having fun experimenting with new styles and sounds in the studio, saying it was their most fun recording session to date. The new album was finally released on iTunes on May 11th 2007 and in stores worldwide three days later. The sounds are new, more hip-hop based beats and rock song dynamics. It is 12 tracks long, including the band's 6th consecutive #1 hit, What I've Done. The video for the song was directed by Joseph Hahn. Four more singles from Minutes to Midnight were released: Bleed It Out (released August 2007), Shadow of the Day (released October 2007), Given Up (released March 2008), and the final single, Leave Out All the Rest (released June 2008). The band began touring again in late April in 2007 with a show in Berlin, and then continuing through Europe. 2007 also marks the return of the Projekt Revolution tour, which is always headlined by Linkin Park. On 29 June 2008, the band played their biggest Projekt Revolution show to date at the Milton Keynes Bowl, the venue Green Day's 2005 live DVD was recorded at (a 60,000+ capacity venue). The PR UK lineup included Jay-Z who again performed some "Collision Course" tracks with Linkin Park. Other bands included Pendulum, N*E*R*D, Enter Shikari, The Bravery and Innerpartysystem. The band's second live CD/DVD, Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes, was released November 24th 2008. It included at least one song of each Linkin Park album including Collision Course with Jay-Z and featured excerpts from Fort Minor's The Rising Tied in Points Of Authority.

Linkin Park Metal Albums

Hybrid Theory Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

No Description Available. Genre: Popular Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 24-OCT-2000It may be too cynical to assume Hybrid Theory changed its name to Linkin Park in order to appear right [...]

Minutes to Midnight Thumbnail Image
★★★☆☆

Minutes to Midnight is rock’s most anticipated album of the year. This album redefines one of today’s most adventurous, accomplished and acclaimed bands. Linkin Park Photos More from [...]

Meteora Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

2003 follow-up to the eight-times-platinum in the US debut, Hybrid Theory, promises to be one of the biggest albums of the year. Enhanced CD packaged in [...]

Reanimation Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

This is not just another remix album. All the songs of Hybrid Theory have been reinterpreted, plus ’High Voltage’ and ’My December.’ Just a few of [...]

Road To Revolution Live At Milton Keynes (CD/DVD) Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Explicit Version. Helmed by noted director Blue Leach (R.E.M., Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, Beck), Road To Revolution, Live At Milton Keynes captures Linkin Park on its [...]

Live in Texas Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Experience Linkin Parks insanely powerful concert set from the Summer Sanitarium Tour with this CD/DVD package. The CD will feature 12 songs. The DVD, recorded in [...]

Road to Revolution Live at Milton Keynes Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Clean Version. Helmed by noted director Blue Leach (R.E.M., Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, Beck), Road To Revolution, Live At Milton Keynes captures Linkin Park on its [...]

Minutes to Midnight Thumbnail Image
★★★½☆

”Minutes to Midnight” is rock’s most anticipated album of the year. This album redefines one of today’s most adventurous, accomplished and acclaimed bands.