Linkin Park

LINKIN PARKMEET THE THEORYWHERE IS LINKIN PARK?REVOLUTION TOURREANIMATIONLIKE A METEORABREAKING THE HABITFROM THE INSIDELINKIN PARKLinkin Park takes hard rock and hip-hop vocals, blazing guitars and drums and vaporizing spins blenderizing them into a sound that is truly modern and unique. No wonder they are one of the most successful current bands.MEET THE THEORYLinkin Park is comprised of band members Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda and Dave “Phoenix” Farrell. Prior to 2000, the band was going by the handle of “Hybrid Theory” after switching up they then dubbed their first album by that same name.WHERE IS THIS LINKIN PARK?The band has gone through three name changes. First it was Xero, then Hybrid Theory before landing solidly on Linkin Park. But how did they come by this motley handle? The name is a misspelling of the landmark Lincoln Park in Santa Monica, CA where the band originates. They played many of their emerging gigs on the Sunset Strip at the Whiskey A Go-Go.REVOLUTION TOURWith the combined tours of Family Values, Ozzfest and the Projekt: Revolution Tour with Cypress Hill the band played a staggering 324 shows in single year during 2001.REANIMATIONA year later, they had moved onto headline status and garnered three Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album, Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance.LIKE A METEORATheir sophomore studio effort, “Meteora” was released to rave reviews in March of 2003. The album sold a sky-rocketing 810,000 copies in the very first week of release. So much for those rumors of loss profits to the likes of Napster and Limewire, these guys can sell records. They were the highest-selling musical act of 2001, having parlayed more than 8 million copies of their 2000 debut album, “Hybrid Theory” to adoring fans. The album continued to sell extensively the following two years with over 14 million copies sold.BREAKING THE HABITNot to corner itself into modern sound bites, Linkin Park made a throwback to the ’80s with its tune, “Breaking the Habit” on their recent album “Meteora”. They take a similar unexpected turn with the song, “Nobody Listening” which has a extensive flute and ominous guitar riffs.FROM THE INSIDEDuring their 2003-2004 world tour, the band hired a crew to document their events on and off stage, resulting in a new 144-page photo book called, “From the Inside”. This one-of-a-kind book follows the exploits of Mike, Rob, Phoenix, Brad, Mr. Hahn and Chester as they ride their meteoric success of “Meteora’s tour.

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