Linkin Park is a group metal / rapcore today in Los Angeles, California.
They are often considered the most renowned representatives and the success of such metal currently trading, mainly because of their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), which has sold 20 million copies worldwide to days.
In 1996 he graduated from MC Mike Shinoda and guitarist Brad Nelson of Westlake High School in Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills, California. After graduation, the two men formed a group with his friend, drummer Rob Bourdon, under the name "SuperXero". Previously, Nelson and Bourdon were in a band together about a year the name of the measure.
Three members of the old forms of music they played SuperXero together while in college. Nelson attended the University of California at Los Angeles. Shinoda went to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. While at UCLA, Nelson met Dave Farrell Bass. Nelson and Farrell were roommates and often practiced and played together. Previously, Farrell used to play in a band called Tasty Snax with Mark Fiore, who later changed his name to "The Snax". Fiore later became Linkin Park filmmaker. While at the Art Center College of Design, Shinoda met Joe Hahn.
Farrell and Hahn later SuperXero, and the name was shortened to "Xero". The five men were later joined by vocalist Mark Wakefield and together they recorded their first demo tape self-name. The tape was sent to various record companies, but he has never seen and no band was signed. Shortly thereafter, Wakefield left the band.
After Wakefield left, Shinoda began auditioning for a new singer, while Nelson began an internship to Warner Brothers Records A & R representative named Jeff Blue as part of his degree in communication. Blue Warning Nelson and Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, vocalist of young Phoenix (Arizona) and was eager to bond with each other, after the singer of Grey Daze 1994-1997.
Bennington and Shinoda Nelson Send a tape with an instrumental piece and took the vote. Then called Shinoda and played the song over the phone. This was the beginning of great things to come as the band was immediately impressed by the vocal abilities of Bennington and it did not take long for the benefits of his voice and his ability to shape and stimulate awareness soft "L mind, but hard and protruding.
Once Bennington had joined the group, they try to get the group signed. Unfortunately, the name already taken by the 70 and band 80 from Australia so they changed their name to Hybrid Theory and coverage of the band solidified - almost. Farrell temporarily left the band due to prior commitments with Sauce Snax / Tasty Snax, as such, was not able to record bass for their first self-title EP. Instead, Nelson and named Kyle Christner played bass bass. Published in mid 1999, only a thousand copies of the press in the European Parliament. Several copies were sent to various record labels, including Warner Brothers Records. The rest of the copies given to members at the beginning of the street band newly formed team. Farrell temporarily replaced by Scott Koziol. Scott appeared in the video for "One Step Closer" from the album Hybrid Theory.
The band later signed to Warner Brothers in 1999 with Blue. However, they are forced to change their name because another copyright issue with the British group called e hybrid. [Citation needed] Some suggestions for a name for the new group, including clear, demanding beer, Ten PM Stocker (inside joke for the group because they were always recording and practicing material late at night) and Platinum Lotus Foundation.
Bennington eventually suggested the use of Lincoln Park, because it would lead by Lincoln Park in Santa Monica, California (now known as Christine Reed Park), on the way to the studio every day when recording demos for her debut album . Bennington thought it a good name for the group because of Lincoln parks across the country. It was thought that the group is recognized as a local group, no matter where they go. He also liked the name because there was no sense, allowing the music to describe themselves. Since the domain name "lincolnpark.com" has already been taken and the tape does not afford him, they changed the spelling from "Lincoln" to "Linkin" so they bought the domain name " linkinpark.com ".
On October 24, 2000 album debut was Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, released in the United States. The only track on the album was cut again to make "High Voltage", a hip-hop song that appeared on Hybrid Theory EP. Some songs from the EP re-recorded as demos for Hybrid Theory, but it is unknown whether the tracks will never be seen as responsible for the B-sides or not. One of the first entry, "One Step Closer".
The band plays in concert nationally recognized first on December 17, 2000, as part of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas concert special radios. Shinoda wrote a new song called "My December" for the occasion. The song was released as a b-side on the single One Step Closer and the different versions of Hybrid Theory released internationally. It was more later on a Christmas album released by KROQ DJs Kevin and Bean.
In early 2001, Farrell was Linkin Park and the back half of the band, "Crawling", was released and the band won a Grammy Award for "Best Hard Rock" in 2002. The group began its first ever national festival tour, the Ozzfest, with other acts as Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, and Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society.
In mid-2001, the band released their third single, "In the End". The song turns out to be the most successful of the group and one of the most-spun songs of 2001. The video for the song was directed by Nathan "Karma" Cox and Hahn, and featured the band playing on top of a huge statue of the rain. The video was a lot of CGI compared to most music videos for now.
On November 20, 2001, the band released their first DVD, titled Frat Party at humor Pankake Festival. The attention of all DVD video of the band at this point in their career and included a documentary about the band touring in support of Hybrid Theory. There are also many hidden Easter eggs allowing viewers to access hidden videos on DVD, including a demo studio performance of "A Place for My Head" in 1999.
In November, a friend of the band, Jessica Garter, suggested the formation of a fan club. The group liked the idea, and the Linkin Park Underground (LPU) was born. Members of this club receive a package a year (assuming they renew their membership) containing a T-shirt, a CD and a number of crosses and ends, including the collection of guitar, stickers and posters . The first CD contains re-released Hybrid Theory EP, with new illustrations.
In early 2002 the band launched its first tour of the main points of Projekt Revolution. The first part of the trip includes Tadema, Cypress Hill, The Apex Theory, and DJ Z-Trip. During the tour, Shinoda and Hahn with the X-Ecutioners on the song "That's the bottom corner." Shortly after the tour ended the band headed into the studio for the first time since early 2000.
After sending several remixes of Linkin Park songs, Shinoda decided to remix album. Initially, Shinoda only wanted to remix some songs and an EP. However, with the encouragement of his acolytes (Nelson and Hahn especially), Shinoda decided to project a new stage.
The project, which was the name of resuscitation, a remix to take an interest in each song Hybrid Theory, as well as remixes of the songs "My December" and "High Voltage". Each song was remixed by several artists and gossip over fifty remixes that Shinoda received during the project period. Shinoda went through and listened to each remix, hand selecting the best. Only two of the remixes never make the album's release, those with the Crystal Method remix of "Points of Authority" (included on CD for the second installment of the LPU) and a remix of Marilyn Manson "By Myself." The only other confirmed remix was of "My December" by Team Sleep The remix was turned away because it makes the song even more dark. Shinoda went with the version on the CD, because it makes the song seem more up-beat and happier.
Artists on the album include Cali 2Na of Jurassic 5, Stephen Richards of Taproot, Kelli Ali of Sneaker IMPS, Aaron Lewis of Staind, the Humble Brothers, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Aceyalone, Pharaoh shell, the X-Ecutioners, Black Thought Porgy and Jay Gordon.
The project was published July 30, 2002, and its first and only single "Pts.of.Athrty" ("Points Of Authority") remixed by Jay Gordon.
In November, the second edition of the LPU launched as "Earth 2.0" and the second package of disclosure. Fan club new remix EP features the Crystal Method on "Points of Authority" and a song called "dedicated". It also contains 52 instrumental track called "A.06."
The group returned to the studio in mid 2002, monitoring of Hybrid Theory. The album title is kept secret until December, which was revealed to be named after Meteora, a series of monasteries high above the rocks in Greece, where they learn from looking at pictures in a travel magazine. "It is true that spiritual, mythical place," said Nelson, "Only by looking at the photos is an inspiration to us in terms of how epic feel. I think some of the boys had seen pictures, even when they heard the name Meteora, and they just really responded to the energy of that name. We believe that the spirit we try to create the record satisfies ".  The album's first single," Somewhere to Belong " was published in February 2003, examines. The March 25, 2003 Meteora was released and debuted at number one on the Billboard music chart after selling 810,000 copies in its first week. It has sold nearly 11 million copies worldwide, more than five million United States only.
After the release of the album, the group began its tour Projekt Revolution seconds with a dark, Mudvayne and Xzibit. "How" was published as by the end of the tour. Following the second Projekt Revolution, the band joined Metallica on their Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003 with Limp Bizkit, Deftones and, once again, Mudvayne.
Shortly after the Sanitarium tour came to an end, the band released "Numb" as a single. They shot a video for the single in Prague, Czech Republic. At the same time, the band filmed a video for the song "From the inside." Curiously, the video for "From the Inside" before shooting the video for "Numb." Bennington was sick before the video for "Numb" is complete, so the rest was filmed in a church in Los Angeles.
On 18 November 2003, Linkin Park released a brand new CD / DVD Title Live In Texas and alive. The film was shot during the tour Sanitarium in Dallas and Houston, Texas. The DVD combined two live show as well as video and audio from both shows as well as means. For this reason, the group had to wear the same clothes for shows on two consecutive days. The DVD contains seventeen songs and the CD contains a selection of twelve of these.
In November, the third edition of the LPU launched. The CD includes five songs that came from the Live In Texas DVD for its CD cut. It's not very good with many fan club members, who said that the group of rare songs on the CD data (such as two years) instead of the songs live.
At the end of 2003, the group performs at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas concert the third. They headlined night two and played a number seventeen. At the end of the entire Linkin Park, they play "One Step Closer" and on stage by singer Sonny Sandoval POD.
In early 2004, the band began the "Meteora World Tour" with POD, Hoobastank and Story of the Year. The group says this is the last part of a world tour that the band since the release of Meteora.
During the visit, the video tape "From the Inside" was released internationally. Following the "Meteora World Tour", the group began working on their most ambitious music video to date. The video, which was based on the song "Breaking The Practice", including the Japanese animation studio by the same the animated scenes in Kill Bill, Production IG has created and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Hahn. The video contains the soul journey Bennington through the old building visiting various people with different habits, they try to cut it. A number of drug use and sexual practices. For the release of "Breaking the practice as a" Lying From You "was released to radio stations serve only as a radio.
Linkin Park, then to third Projekt Revolution tour. It will prove to be the most ambitious tour group because it consists of two phases and what the band Revolution Village. The trip was very similar to Ozzfest and the Vans Warped Tour. The main stage of the attention of Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg, used, and Less Than Jake, while the second step was to Ghostface, Funeral for a Friend, MOP, Downset., Without warning, direction and the driver Auto off. DJ Z-Trip also traveled with the tour, such as entertainment-between sets. While hip-hop sets, Ivan the Urban Action Figure danced on stage. The Revolution Village exciting entertainment, including video game kiosks, skate parks, batting cages, remixing stages and more. It was Projekt Revolution Tour 2004 was the best year of sales.
At the end of 2004, Linkin Park announced a collaboration with Jay-Z at the request of MTV. The results of the EP, Collision Course, was released on November 30. It featured mashups of seven Linkin Park songs and six songs from Jay-Z. "Numb Encore /" The European Parliament is the first single, peaked at number twenty on the Billboard charts and stayed in the charts for six months to carry out a win at the Grammy Awards. The album itself debuted at number one on the charts.
The fourth edition of the LPU launched in November. The package includes a CD with two new songs, it was about two minutes long instrumental piece called "My soul sold to Yo Mama" by Mr. Hahn, the name of the song "Standing in the middle," a collaboration with Motion Man . "Standing in the middle" was originally recorded in 2001 as a song "practical" for resuscitation. Motion Man was eventually included on Kutmasta Kurt is an interpretation of "In the End", "ND E screen."
e year 2005 marks the year very quiet for Linkin Park. The group created for Comic Music, an organization dedicated to helping victims of the 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean. It has since become a program dedicated to helping people affected by a number of natural disasters such as hurricanes Katrina and Rita to be. The band played two shows in 2005, one in California for Music for Relief, and the other during the Live 8 concert series in Philadelphia, PA location. Chester Bennington also played in the Comment Now: Music & Relief, which was half four concerts on television to play on almost all channels, a number of artists to play. Chester Bennington sang a song he wrote himself called "Let Down", a slow, sad song. Jay-Z on them most of the EP Collision Course to run.
Linkin Park's fifth-LPU fan club launched November 21, 2005. The CD transport with the fifth fan club package includes live tracks from the group's performance during Live 8 as well as several songs with Jay-Z.
In November, was unveiled by Farrell and Linkin Park had recorded a new song for the series Mixtape Machine Shop. The song has yet to be heard in public. Mike Shinoda was confirmed as co-producer for the next album of Linkin Park in December 2005. Shinoda produced the Hybrid Theory EP. On February 8, 2006, Linkin Park announced the producer for the studio album of their party would be Rick Rubin, who worked with groups like the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down and many others.
At the Grammy Awards, Rolling Stone interview with Chester Bennington, said the new album differs from their previous album, which fused hard rock and rap. "It's dark and sinister, poppy and very melodic," says Bennington. "It is not hard, heavy rock record. Whatever it is, is fucking crazy! "Linkin Park has already received fifty new songs and they recorded the album in the period.  A report in the New York Post said that Linkin Park is likely to leave his agent at the time, "The Company" .
On June 9, 2006, a trailer for a new series of "LPTV" flight times via YouTube and the public's attention by a board member of Linkin Park Underground message. Another 10 cases will be photos of their Meteora World Tour, and their work on the new album in the studio, all of which can be found shortly on the band's official website. The last reported by Mike said the group is currently reducing the list of numbers from 100 to about 15, which will result in the album, whose title is known to date.
The official website of recently closed for renovation. However, fans are treated to be able to watch a "Making of ..." videos, live concert all in Texas, and all the music videos (excluding all videos resuscitation rare except Pts.Of.Athrty) that the group has to date, but also use the message boards and read news about recent events regarding the band.
Linkin Park Live at Summer Sonic in August 2006, hosted by Metallica in Japan. Can the new, tentatively called QWERTY, revealed a number of sites, having played at the concert. The song is markedly different from their previous work.
On August 29, 2006, the entire catalog of Linkin Park, including their joint work, finally added the iTunes Music Store. Albums are bonus tracks not on the physical version and interactive brochures.
Mike Shinoda said in a recent interview with KROQ that the band expects their new album will be released in early 2007. This was reaffirmed in an interview with MTV.com.
To Chester Bennington, lead singer in the group, for the cameo, the movie Crank was released September 1, 2006. Chester is the code name of the pharmacist Stoner for the film. He says one line in the film.
Linkin Park and Fort Minor, will go to Louisiana September 10, 11 and 12 for school supplies to distribute to 17 different schools affected by Hurricane Katrina. We do not know if they are doing one of these schools that you forgot to mention that in 2008 Carnation Chester bennignton Dead By Sunrise, while writng songs for their album of Linkin Park minutes to midnight.