Linkin Park – Wikipedia

not to be confused with Lincoln Park
American alternate rock band

Linkin Park is an american rock ring from Agoura Hills, California. The band ‘s current lineup comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Mike Shinoda, spark advance guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave Farrell, DJ/turntablist Joe Hahn and drummer Rob Bourdon, all of whom are founding members. Vocalists Mark Wakefield and Chester Bennington are former members of the band. Categorized as option rock, Linkin Park ‘s earlier music spanned a fusion of heavy metallic and pelvis hop, while their late music features more electronica and pop elements. Formed in 1996, Linkin Park rose to international fame with their debut studio album, Hybrid Theory ( 2000 ), which became certify rhombus by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ). Released during the point of the nu metal scene, the album ‘s singles ‘ heavy airplay on MTV led the singles “ One Step Closer “, “ Crawling “ and “ In the end “ all to chart highly on the Mainstream Rock chart ; the latter crossed over to the pop chart. [ 1 ] Their second base album, Meteora ( 2003 ), continued the set ‘s success. [ 2 ] The set explored experimental sounds on their third gear album, Minutes to Midnight ( 2007 ). [ 3 ] By the end of the decade, Linkin Park was among the most successful and democratic rock acts. [ 4 ] The band continued to explore a wider variation of musical types on their fourthly album, A Thousand Suns ( 2010 ), layering their music with more electronic sounds. The band ‘s fifth album, Living Things ( 2012 ), combined musical elements from all of their previous records. Their sixth album, The Hunting Party ( 2014 ), returned to a heavier rock sound, and their seventh album, One More Light ( 2017 ), was their first gear pop-oriented read. Linkin Park went on a hiatus when longtime moderate singer Bennington died by suicide in July 2017. In April 2020, bassist Dave Farrell revealed the isthmus was working on new music, though they have iterated they will not be touring for the foreseeable future. Linkin Park is among the best-selling bands of the twenty-first hundred and the global ‘s best-selling music artists, having sold over 100 million records global. [ 5 ] They have won two Grammy Awards, six american Music Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards and three World Music Awards. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest set of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium. Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade list. In 2012, the band was voted as the greatest artist of the 2000s in a Bracket Madness poll on VH1. In 2014, the dance band was declared as “ The Biggest Rock Band in the World Right now ” by Kerrang! .

history

1996–2000 : early on years

Linkin Park was founded by three gamey school friends : Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] The three attended Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] After graduating from high school, the three began to take their melodious interests more badly, recruiting Joe Hahn, Dave “ Phoenix ” Farrell, and Mark Wakefield to perform in their band, then called Xero. Though limited in resources, the isthmus began recording and producing songs within Shinoda ‘s makeshift bedroom studio apartment in 1996, resulting in a four-track show tape, entitled Xero. [ 6 ] [ 8 ] however, tensions and frustration within the band grew after they failed to land a record deal. [ 6 ] The lack of success and stalemate in progress prompted Wakefield, at that time the band ‘s singer, to leave the dance band in search of other projects. [ 6 ] [ 8 ] Farrell besides left to tour with Tasty Snax, a christian hood and ska ring. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] After spending a considerable clock time searching for Wakefield ‘s substitution, Xero recruited Arizona singer Chester Bennington, who was recommended by Jeff Blue, the vice president of Zomba Music in March 1999. [ 11 ] [ 12 ] Bennington, once of a post-grunge band Grey Daze, became a standout among applicants because of the dynamic in his sing stylus. [ 6 ] The ring then agreed on changing their identify from Xero to Hybrid Theory ; the newborn vocal music chemistry between Shinoda and Bennington helped revive the band, inciting them to work on raw material. [ 6 ] [ 13 ] In 1999, the band released a self-titled gallop play, which they circulated across internet chat-rooms and forums with the help of an on-line ‘street team ‘. [ 14 ] The band inactive struggled to sign a commemorate cover. They turned to Jeff Blue for extra help after facing numerous rejections from several major record labels. [ 11 ] After failing to catch Warner Bros. Records on three previous reviews, Blue, who was now the frailty president of Warner Bros. Records, helped the dance band sign a deal with the party as a developing artist in 1999. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] however, the tag advised the band to change their diagnose to avoid confusion with Hybrid. [ 17 ] [ 18 ] The band considered the names “ Plear ” and “ Platinum Lotus Foundation ” before deciding on “ Linkin Park ”, [ 19 ] a dally on and court to Santa Monica ‘s Lincoln Park, [ 6 ] now called Christine Emerson Reed Park. [ 20 ] They initially wanted to use the name “ Lincoln Park ”, however they changed it to “ Linkin ” to acquire the internet knowledge domain “ linkinpark.com ”. [ 18 ] [ 21 ] Bennington and Shinoda both reported that Warner Bros. Records was doubting of Linkin Park ‘s initial recordings. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] The label ‘s A & R was not pleased with the band ‘s hip-hop and rock-style approach. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] An A & R representative suggested that Bennington should demote or fire Shinoda and entirely focus on making a rock record. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] Bennington supported Shinoda and refused to compromise Linkin Park ‘s imagination for the album. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] Farrell returned in 2000, and the dance band released their breakthrough album, Hybrid Theory, that like class. [ 11 ]

2000–2002 : Hybrid Theory and Reanimation

Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory on October 24, 2000. [ 24 ] The album, which represented half a ten ‘s deserving of the band ‘s work, was edited by Don Gilmore. [ 6 ] Hybrid Theory was a massive commercial success ; it sold more than 4.8 million copies during its debut class, earning it the condition of best-selling album of 2001, while singles such as “ Crawling “ and “ One Step Closer “ established themselves as staples among alternative rock radio free rein lists during the class. [ 9 ] Additionally, early singles from the album were featured in films such as Dracula 2000, Little Nicky, and Valentine. [ 9 ] Hybrid Theory won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for the sung “ Crawling ” and was nominated for two other Grammy Awards : Best New Artist and Best Rock Album. [ 25 ] MTV awarded the band their Best rock Video and Best Direction awards for “ In the end “. [ 6 ] Through the gain of the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance, Hybrid Theory ‘s overall success had catapulted the isthmus into mainstream success. During this time, Linkin Park received many invitations to perform on many high-profile tours and concerts including Ozzfest, Family Values Tour, and KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas. [ 9 ] [ 26 ] The band worked with Jessica Sklar to found their official fan club and street team, “ Linkin Park Underground ”, in November 2001. [ 27 ] [ 28 ] Linkin Park besides formed their own tour, Projekt Revolution, which featured early celebrated artists such as Cypress Hill, Adema, and Snoop Dogg. [ 11 ] Within a class ‘s stretch, Linkin Park had performed at over 320 concerts. [ 6 ] The experiences and performances of the precocious band were documented in their first DVD, Frat Party at the Pankake Festival, which debuted in November 2001. nowadays reunited with former bassist Phoenix, the ring began work on a remix album, dubbed Reanimation, which would include works from Hybrid Theory and non-album tracks. [ 9 ] Reanimation debuted on July 30, 2002, featuring the likes of Black Thought, Jonathan Davis, Aaron Lewis, and many others. [ 29 ] Reanimation claimed the second spot on the Billboard 200, and sold about 270,000 copies during its debut week. [ 30 ] Hybrid Theory is besides in the RIAA ‘s Top 100 Albums. [ 31 ]

2002–2004 : Meteora

Following the achiever of Hybrid Theory and Reanimation, Linkin Park spent a meaning amount of time touring around the United States. The dance band members began to work on new material amidst their impregnate schedule, spending a splinter of their free time in their tour bus ‘ studio. [ 32 ] The band formally announced the production of a new studio album in December 2002, revealing their newly work was inspired by the rocky region of Meteora in Greece, where numerous monasteries have been built on exceed of the rocks. [ 33 ] Meteora features a mixture of the band ‘s nu metallic and knock alloy style with newer innovative effects, including the trigger of a shakuhachi ( a Japanese flute made of bamboo ) and other instruments. [ 6 ] Linkin Park ‘s irregular album debuted on March 25, 2003 and immediately earned global recognition, [ 6 ] going to No. 1 in the US and UK, and No. 2 in Australia. [ 8 ] Meteora sold more than 800,000 copies during its first gear week, and it ranked as the best sell album on the Billboard charts at the time. [ 34 ] The album ‘s singles, including “ somewhere I Belong “, “ Breaking the Habit “, “ Faint “, and “ Numb “, received meaning radio attention. [ 35 ] By October 2003, Meteora sold closely three million copies. [ 36 ] The album ‘s success allowed Linkin Park to form another Projekt Revolution, which featured other bands and artists including Mudvayne, Blindside, and Xzibit. [ 6 ] Additionally, Metallica invited Linkin Park to play at the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, which included long-familiar acts such as Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and Deftones. [ 37 ] The ring released an album and DVD, titled Live in Texas, which featured some audio and video recording tracks from the band ‘s performances in Texas during the enlistment. [ 6 ] In early 2004, Linkin Park started a world go titled the Meteora World Tour. Supporting bands on the tour included Hoobastank, P.O.D., Story of the year and Pia. [ 38 ] Meteora earned the band multiple awards and honors. The dance band won the MTV awards for Best Rock Video for “ Somewhere I Belong ” and the Viewer ‘s Choice Award for “ Breaking the Habit ”. [ 39 ] Linkin Park besides received meaning realization during the 2004 Radio Music Awards, winning the artist of the year and Song of the Year ( “ Numb ” ) awards. [ 39 ] Although Meteora was not about a successful as Hybrid Theory, it was the third best selling album in the United States during 2003. [ 9 ] The band spent the first few months of 2004 touring around the world, foremost with the third gear Projekt Revolution go, and late several european concerts. [ 9 ] At the same time, the band ‘s relationship with Warner Bros. Records was deteriorating quickly on account of several trust and fiscal issues. [ 40 ] After months of feud, the band ultimately negotiated a batch in December 2005. [ 41 ]

2004–2006 : side projects

Following Meteora’ mho success, the ring worked on many side projects. [ 42 ] Bennington appeared on DJ Lethal ‘s “ State of the Art ” and other work with absolutely by Sunrise, while Shinoda did make with Depeche Mode. [ 9 ] In 2004, the band began to work with Jay-Z to produce another remix album, titled Collision Course. The album, which featured blend lyrics and background tracks from both artists ‘ previous albums, debuted in November 2004. Shinoda besides formed Fort Minor as a side project. With the aid of Jay-Z, Fort Minor released their introduction album, The Rising Tied, to critical acclaim. [ 43 ] [ 44 ] Linkin Park besides participated in numerous charitable events, most notably raised money to benefit victims of Hurricane Charley in 2004 and later Hurricane Katrina in 2005. [ 9 ] The band donated $ 75,000 to the special Operations Warrior Foundation in March 2004. [ 45 ] They besides helped relief efforts for the 2004 indian Ocean tsunami victims by staging several charity concerts and setting up an extra fund called Music for Relief. [ 46 ] Most notably, however, the band participated at Live 8, a series of charitable benefit concerts set up to raise ball-shaped awareness. [ 47 ] Alongside Jay-Z, the ring performed on Live 8 ‘s stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a global audience. [ 47 ] The band would by and by be reunited with Jay-Z at the Grammy Award Ceremony 2006, during which they performed “ Numb/Encore “, en route to winning a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. [ 48 ] They were joined on phase by Paul McCartney who added verses from the birdcall “ yesterday “. They would later go on to play at the 2006 Summer Sonic music festival, which was hosted by Metallica in Japan. [ 49 ]

2006–2008 : Minutes to Midnight

Linkin Park returned to the recording studios in 2006 to work on new material. To produce the album, the band chose manufacturer Rick Rubin. Despite initially stating the album would debut sometime in 2006, the album was delayed until 2007. [ 50 ] The dance band had recorded thirty to fifty songs in August 2006, when Shinoda stated the album was center completed. [ 51 ] Bennington belated added that the new album would stray away from their previous nu metallic strait. [ 52 ] Warner Bros. Records officially announced that the set ‘s one-third studio album, titled Minutes to Midnight, would be released on May 15, 2007 in the United States. [ 53 ] After spending fourteen months working on the album, the dance band members opted to further refine their album by removing five of the original seventeen tracks. The album ‘s title, a reference to the Doomsday Clock, foreshadowed the band ‘s fresh lyric themes. [ 54 ] Minutes to Midnight sold over 625,000 copies in its first week, making it one of the most successful debut week albums in recent years. The album besides took the top spot on the Billboard Charts. [ 55 ]
The album ‘s first single, “ What I ‘ve Done “, was released on April 2, and premiered on MTV and Fuse within the same week. [ 56 ] The individual was acclaimed by listeners, becoming the top-ranked song on the Billboard ‘s Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. [ 57 ] The song is besides used in soundtrack for the 2007 action film, Transformers. Mike Shinoda was besides featured on the Styles of Beyond song “ moment to none ”, which was besides included in the film. Later in the year, the band won the “ Favorite Alternative Artist ” in the american Music Awards. [ 58 ] The ring besides saw achiever with the rest of the album ‘s singles, “ Bleed It Out “, “ Shadow of the Day “, “ Given Up “, and “ Leave Out All the Rest “, which were released throughout 2007 and early 2008. The ring besides collaborated with Busta Rhymes on his single “ We Made It “, which was released on April 29. [ 59 ]
Linkin Park embarked on a big world go titled “ Minutes to Midnight World Tour ”. The band promoted the album ‘s free by forming their fourth Projekt Revolution tour in the United States which included many musical acts like My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo, and many others. They besides played numerous shows in Europe, Asia, and Australia which included a performance at Live Earth Japan on July 7, 2007. [ 60 ] and headlining Download Festival in Donington Park, England and Edgefest in Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band completed touring on their one-fourth Projekt Revolution go before taking up an Arena go around the United Kingdom, visiting Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester, before finishing on a double night at the O2 stadium in London. Bennington stated that Linkin Park plans to release a follow-up album to Minutes to Midnight. [ 61 ] however, he stated the band will first venture on a United States tour to gather inhalation for the album. [ 61 ] Linkin Park embarked on another Projekt Revolution tour in 2008. This was the first meter a Projekt Revolution enlistment was held in Europe with three shows in Germany and one in the United Kingdom. A Projekt Revolution enlistment was besides held in the United States which featured Chris Cornell, The Bravery, Ashes Divide, Street Drum Corps and many others. Linkin Park finished the tour with a final show in Texas. Mike Shinoda announced a live CD/DVD titled Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes, which is a live video recording from the Projekt Revolution gig at the Milton Keynes Bowl on June 29, 2008, which was formally released on November 24, 2008. [ 62 ]

2008–2011 : A Thousand Suns

In May 2009, Linkin Park announced they were working on a fourth studio apartment album, which was planned to be released in 2010. Shinoda told IGN that the newly album would be ‘ genre-busting, ‘ while building off of elements in Minutes to Midnight. [ 63 ] He besides mentioned that the album would be more experimental and “ hopefully more up-to-date ”. [ 64 ] Bennington besides addressed the media to confirm that Rick Rubin would return to produce the new album. The ring late revealed the album would be called A Thousand Suns. [ 65 ] While working on the modern album, Linkin Park worked with successful film composer Hans Zimmer to produce the score for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. [ 66 ] The band released a single for the movie, titled “ New Divide “. Joe Hahn created a music television for the song, which featured clips from the film. [ 67 ] On June 22, Linkin Park played a short set in Westwood Village after the premier of the movie. [ 68 ] After completing knead for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the isthmus returned to the studio to finalize their album. [ 69 ]
On April 26, the band released an app for the iPhone, ipod Touch, and iPad, a game called 8-Bit Rebellion! It featured the band as playable characters, and a new song called “ Blackbirds ” which was unlockable by beating the game. The song was besides late released as an iTunes bonus path on A Thousand Suns. [ 70 ] A Thousand Suns was released on September 14. The album ‘s beginning individual, “ The Catalyst “, was released on August 2. The band promoted their new album by launching a concert tour, which started in Los Angeles on September 7. [ 71 ] [ 72 ] [ 73 ] Linkin Park besides relied on MySpace to promote their album, releasing two extra songs, “ Waiting for the end “ and “ Blackout ” on September 8. [ 74 ] [ 75 ] [ 76 ] [ 77 ] Furthermore, a documentary about the album ‘s production, titled Meeting of A Thousand Suns, was available for streaming on the band ‘s MySpace page. On August 31, 2010, it was announced that the band would perform the single alive for the first time at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010. [ 78 ] The venue of the debut know performance of the single was Griffith Observatory, an iconic localization used in Hollywood movies. [ 79 ] [ 80 ] [ 81 ] “ Waiting for the end ” was released as the second one of A Thousand Suns. [ 82 ] [ 83 ] Linkin Park reached No.8 in Billboard Social 50, a chart of the most active artists on the populace ‘s moderate social network sites. [ 84 ] In other Billboard year-end charts, the band reached No.92 in the “ top Artists ” chart, [ 85 ] a well as A Thousand Suns reaching No.53 in the year-end chart of the Billboard Top 200 albums [ 86 ] and No.7 in the 2010 year-end Rock Albums, and “ The Catalyst ” reaching No.40 in the year-end Rock Songs graph. [ 87 ] The band was nominated for six Billboard Awards in 2011 for Top Duo or Group, Best Rock Album for A Thousand Suns, Top Rock Artist, Top Alternative Artist, Top Alternative Song for “ Waiting for the end ” and Top Alternative Album for A Thousand Suns, but did not win any prize. [ 88 ] The band charted in numerous Billboard year-end charts in 2011. The band was No.39 in the top Artists Chart, [ 89 ] No.84 in the Billboard 200 Artists chart, [ 90 ] No.11 in the Social 50 Chart, [ 91 ] No.6 in the Top Rock Artists Chart, [ 92 ] No.9 in the Rock Songs Artists Chart, [ 93 ] No.16 in the Rock Albums Chart, [ 94 ] No.4 in the Hard Rock Albums Chart, [ 95 ] and No.7 in the Alternative Songs Chart. [ 96 ]

2011–2013 : Living Things and Recharged

In July 2011, Bennington told Rolling Stone that Linkin Park aims to produce a new album every eighteen months, and that he would be shocked if a new album did not come out in 2012. He later revealed in another consultation in September 2011 that the ring was still in the begin phases of the future album, saying “ We barely kind of began. We like to keep the creative juices flowing, so we try to keep that going all the time … we like the steering that we ‘re going in ”. [ 97 ] Later, on March 28, 2012, Shinoda confirmed that the band is filming a music video for “ Burn It Down “. [ 98 ] [ 99 ] Joe Hahn directed the video recording. [ 100 ] Shinoda spoke to Co.Create about the album ‘s artwork, saying that it will “ blow them [ the fans ] away … the average person is not going to be able to look at it and go, I understand that that ‘s wholly new, like not just the trope but the way they made the image is wholly newfangled. So there ‘s going to be that ”. [ 101 ] On April 15, 2012, Shinoda announced that Living Things would be the title of Linkin Park ‘s fifth album. [ 102 ] Shinoda stated that they chose the entitle Living Things because the album is more about people, personal interactions, and it is far more personal than their previous albums. [ 103 ] The set promoted the album on the 2012 version of the Honda Civic Tour, with co-headliners Incubus. The band performed “ Burn It Down ” at 2012 Billboard Music Awards. On May 24, the ring released the music video recording for “ Burn It Down ” and debuted “ Lies Greed Misery “, another song from Living Things, on BBC Radio 1. “ Powerless “, the twelfth and close track of the album, was featured in the close credits of the movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. [ 104 ] Living Things sold over 223,000 copies during its debut workweek, ranking No. 1 on the US Albums Charts. [ 105 ] Linkin Park ‘s one, “ Castle of Glass “, was nominated for ‘Best song in a Game ‘ at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards. The band besides performed at the prize ceremony on December 7, but lost the award to “ Cities ” by Beck. [ 106 ] Linkin Park besides played at the Soundwave music festival in Australia, where they shared the stage with Metallica, Paramore, Slayer and Sum 41. [ 107 ] On August 10, 2013, the set collaborated with American musician Steve Aoki to record the song “ A Light That Never Comes “ for Linkin Park ‘s on-line puzzle-action game LP Recharge ( short for Linkin Park Recharge ), which was launched on Facebook and the official LP Recharge web site on September 12, 2013. On the day of the game ‘s spill, Linkin Park made a post on their Facebook explain that the sung used to promote the game would be included on a new remix album, entitled Recharged, which was released on October 29, 2013 on cadmium, vinyl, and digital download. exchangeable to Reanimation, the album features remixes of ten of the songs from Living Things, with contributions from early artists, such as Ryu of Styles of Beyond, Pusha T, Datsik, KillSonik, Bun B, Money Mark, and Rick Rubin. [ 108 ] [ 109 ] The band besides worked on the soundtrack for the film Mall, which was directed by Joe Hahn. [ 110 ]

2013–2015 : The Hunting Party

In an interview with Fuse, Shinoda confirmed that Linkin Park had begun recording their sixth studio album in May 2013. [ 111 ] The band released the first one from their approaching album, titled, “ Guilty All the Same “ on March 6, 2014 through Shazam. [ 112 ] The single was former released on the follow day by Warner Bros. Records and debut at No. 28 on the US Billboard Rock Airplay charts before peaking at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock charts in the keep up weeks. [ 113 ] [ 114 ] soon after the single ‘s release, the band revealed their sixth album would be titled The Hunting Party. The album was produced by Shinoda and Delson, who wanted to explore melodious elements from Hybrid Theory and the band ‘s earlier material. [ 115 ] Shinoda commented the album is a “ 90s style of rock ‘n’ roll phonograph record ”. He elaborated, “ It ‘s a rock criminal record. It ‘s forte and it ‘s rock, but not in the sense of what you ‘ve heard before, which is more like ’90s hardcore – hood – cream. ‘ [ 116 ] The album includes musical contributions from rapper Rakim, Page Hamilton of Helmet, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, and Daron Malakian of System of a Down. [ 117 ] [ 118 ] The Hunting Party was released on June 13, 2014, in most countries, and by and by released in the United States on June 17. [ 119 ]
Bennington and Shinoda performing live in Montreal on August 23, 2014 Linkin Park performed at Download Festival on June 14, 2014, where they played their debut album, Hybrid Theory, in its entirety. [ 120 ] [ 121 ] [ 122 ] Linkin Park headlined Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in 2014, along with Metallica, Kings of Leon, and Iron Maiden. [ 123 ] [ 124 ] They besides headlined with Iron Maiden again at the Greenfield Festival in July. [ 125 ] On June 22, Linkin Park made an unscheduled headline appearance at the Vans Warped Tour, where they played with members of Issues, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Yellowcard, Breathe Carolina, Finch, and Machine Gun Kelly. [ 126 ] In January 2015, the band embarked on a go to promote the release of The Hunting Party, consisting of 17 concerts across the United States and Canada. The go was canceled after alone three concerts when Bennington injured his ankle. [ 127 ] [ 128 ] On May 9, Linkin Park performed at the first edition of Rock in Rio USA, in direct back for Metallica. [ 129 ]
On November 9, 2014, MTV Europe named Linkin Park the “ Best rock ” act of 2014 at their annual music awards ceremony. [ 130 ] The band won the ‘Best Rock Band ‘ and ‘Best Live Act ‘ titles of 2014 on Loudwire ‘s Music Awards. [ 131 ] Revolver ranked The Hunting Party as the fourthly best album of 2014. [ 132 ] In an interview with AltWire on May 4, Shinoda reflected on The Hunting Party and commented on Linkin Park ‘s future, stating ; “ I ‘m very glad with the reaction from The Hunting Party, and I think we ‘re cook to move somewhere raw on the next album, which will be coming [ in 2016 ] ”. [ 133 ] Linkin Park collaborated with Steve Aoki on the birdcall “ Darker Than Blood “ for Aoki ‘s album Neon Future II, which was released in May 2015. [ 134 ] The inaugural preview of the birdcall came during Aoki ‘s performance on February 28, 2015 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois. [ 135 ] The song was debuted on Twitch on April 13 and released on April 14. [ 136 ] Linkin Park performed at the close up ceremony of BlizzCon 2015, Blizzard ‘s video plot convention. [ 137 ]

2015–2017 : One More Light and Bennington ‘s end

Linkin Park began working on new material for a seventh studio album in November 2015. [ 138 ] Chester Bennington commented on the album ‘s management by stating, “ We ‘ve got a set of great fabric that I hope challenges our fanbase vitamin a well as inspires them equally a lot as it has us. ” [ 139 ] In February 2017, Linkin Park released promotional videos on their social network accounts, which featured Shinoda and Bennington preparing newfangled substantial for the album. [ 140 ] Mike Shinoda stated the band was following a modern process when producing the album. Brad Delson elaborated : “ We ‘ve made so many records and we clearly know how to make a record and we decidedly did n’t take the easy way out this time. ” [ 141 ]
The first individual from the raw album was revealed to be titled “ Heavy “ and features pop singer Kiiara, the first clock the isthmus has featured a female singer on an original song for a studio album. The lyrics for the sung were co-written by Linkin Park with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. [ 142 ] The individual was released for download on February 16. [ 143 ] [ 144 ] [ 145 ] As they have done in the past, Linkin Park had cabalistic messages online in sexual intercourse to the newfangled album. The album blanket was revealed through digital puzzles across social media ; the cover features six kids playing in the ocean. [ 146 ] The set ‘s seventh album, One More Light, was released on May 19, 2017. [ 147 ] [ 148 ] Bennington died on July 20, 2017 ; his death was ruled a suicide by hanging. [ 149 ] Shinoda confirmed Bennington ‘s end on Twitter, writing, “ Shocked and heartbroken, but it ‘s true. An official affirmation will come out arsenic soon as we have one ”. [ 150 ] The band had released a music video recording for their single “ Talking to Myself “ earlier that day. [ 151 ] One day after Bennington ‘s death, the band canceled the north american peg of their One More light World Tour. [ 152 ] On the dawn of July 24, Linkin Park released an official statement on their web site as a protection to Bennington. [ 153 ] On July 28, Shinoda announced that donations made to the ring ‘s Music for Relief charity would be redirected to the One More Light Fund, which had been set up in Bennington ‘s memory. [ 154 ] On August 4, when the band was initially scheduled to play on Good Morning America, Chris Cornell ‘s twelve-year-old daughter Toni appeared with OneRepublic to perform “ Hallelujah “ as a protection to Bennington ( who was the godfather to her younger buddy, Christopher ) and her church father. [ 155 ] Bennington had previously performed the song at the funeral for Cornell, who had besides died from a suicide by hanging two months early. [ 155 ]

On August 22, Linkin Park announced plans to host a protection concert in Los Angeles to honor Bennington. The band thanked fans for their subscribe, state, “ The five of us are indeed grateful for all of your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park ”. [ 156 ] The band late confirmed that the concert, titled Linkin Park and Friends : Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington, would take place on October 27 at the Hollywood Bowl. The event included Linkin Park ‘s first performance following Bennington ‘s death. [ 157 ] [ 158 ] The event featured multiple guests performing Linkin Park songs along with the band. [ 159 ] The event was over three hours long and was streamed live via YouTube. [ 160 ] In November 2017, the band announced that a live album compiled from their final enlistment with Bennington, titled One More Light Live, would be released on December 15. [ 161 ] On November 19, Linkin Park received an american Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist and dedicated the prize to Bennington. [ 162 ]

2017–2020 : suspension

Linkin Park remained on foramen between Bennington ‘s death and 2020. [ 163 ] During an Instagram live new world chat on December 17, 2017, Shinoda was asked whether Linkin Park would perform with a hologram version of Bennington in the future. He replied, “ Can we not do a holographic Chester ? I ca n’t tied wrap my head around the idea of a holographic Chester. I ‘ve actually heard other people outside the band suggest that, and there ‘s absolutely no way. I can not fuck with that. ” [ 164 ] On January 28, 2018, Shinoda replied to a pinch from a fan inquiring about his future with Linkin Park, writing “ I have every purpose on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a set of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it ‘ll take time. ” [ 165 ] On March 29, however, Shinoda stated that he was uncertain of Linkin Park ‘s future when being interviewed by Vulture. [ 166 ] On April 17, Linkin Park was nominated for three awards at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, but did not win any of them. [ 167 ] The band was presented with The George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement at UCLA on May 18. [ 168 ] On February 18, 2019, Shinoda said in an interview that the band is overt to the estimate of continuing though what form that takes has however to be decided. Shinoda stated “ I know the other guys, they love to be onstage, they love to be in a studio apartment, and indeed to not do that would be like, I do n’t know, about like unhealthy. ” When asked about the set ‘s future minus Bennington, Shinoda stated, “ It ‘s not my finish to look for a new singer. If it does happen, it has to happen naturally. If we find person that is a great person and good stylistic suit, I could see trying to do some stuff with person. I would never want to feel like we are replacing Chester. ” [ 169 ]

2020–present : reappearance to music

On April 28, 2020, bassist Dave Farrell revealed the band is working on new music. [ 170 ] On August 13, the ring released “ She Could n’t “, a track that was originally recorded in 1999, and it was included on a twentieth anniversary version of their debut album Hybrid Theory, released on October 9. [ 171 ] On January 8, 2021, Linkin Park released a remix of “ One Step Closer “ by American electronic duet 100 Gecs. The band revealed it was the first of many new remixes inspired by Reanimation to come. [ 172 ] On October 29, 2021, when asked about the isthmus playing live shows again, Mike Shinoda stated that “ now is not the time [ for the band ’ s return ]. We don ’ t have the stress on it. We don ’ t have the mathematics worked out. And I don ’ triiodothyronine mean that by financially mathematics, I mean that like emotional and creative mathematics. ” [ 173 ]

philanthropy

On January 19, 2010, Linkin Park released a new song titled “ not alone “ as depart of a compilation from Music for Relief called Download to Donate for Haiti in support of the Haiti Earthquake crisis. [ 174 ] [ 175 ] [ 176 ] On February 10, 2010, Linkin Park released the official music television for the birdcall on their home page. [ 175 ] [ 176 ] The single itself was released on October 21, 2011. On January 11, 2011, an update version of Download to Donate for Haiti was launched, called Download to Donate for Haiti V2.0, with more songs to download. [ 177 ] For the update compilation, the band released Keaton Hashimoto ‘s remix of “ The Catalyst ” from the “ Linkin Park featuring YOU ” contest. [ 177 ] Shinoda designed two T-shirts, in which the proceeds would go to Music for Relief to help the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami disasters. [ 178 ] [ 179 ] Music for Relief released Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief Japan, another compilation of songs, in which the proceeds would go to Save the Children. [ 180 ] The set released the sung titled as “ Issho Ni ”, meaning “ we ‘re in this together ”, on March 22, 2011 via Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief Japan. [ 181 ] In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, Linkin Park played at Club Nokia during the “ Music for Relief : concert for the Philippines ” in Los Angeles, and raised donations for victims. [ 182 ] [ 183 ] The show was broadcast on AXS television receiver on February 15. [ 182 ] [ 183 ] other artists during the picture included The Offspring, Bad Religion, Heart, and The Filharmonic. [ 182 ] [ 183 ]

musical manner and influences

Linkin Park combines elements of rock music, pelvis hop and electronica, and have been categorized as alternate rock, [ 9 ] [ 184 ] [ 185 ] [ 186 ] nu metal, [ 9 ] [ 184 ] [ 186 ] [ 187 ] [ 188 ] rap rock candy, [ 9 ] [ 186 ] [ 189 ] [ 190 ] alternative metallic, [ 186 ] [ 189 ] [ 191 ] [ 192 ] electronic rock, [ 191 ] [ 193 ] toss off rock, [ 194 ] [ 195 ] hard rock, [ 193 ] [ 196 ] hip hop, [ 184 ] [ 196 ] rap metallic, [ 9 ] [ 197 ] pop, [ 184 ] [ 186 ] and industrial rock candy. [ 198 ] Despite being considered nu alloy, the band never considered themselves as such. [ 199 ] Both Hybrid Theory and Meteora combine the alternative metallic element, [ 189 ] [ 200 ] [ 201 ] nu alloy, [ 202 ] [ 203 ] [ 204 ] pat rock, [ 203 ] [ 205 ] tap metal, [ 206 ] and alternative rock [ 207 ] [ 208 ] sound with influences and elements from hip hop, and electronica, [ 209 ] [ 210 ] utilizing programming and synthesizers. William Ruhlmann from AllMusic regarded it as “ a Johnny-come-lately to an already exaggerated musical dash, ” [ 211 ] whereas Rolling Stone described their sung “ Breaking the Habit “ as “ bad, beautiful artwork ”. [ 212 ] In Minutes to Midnight the ring experimented with their established phone and drew influences from a wide and more varied compass of genres and styles, a serve Los Angeles Times compares to a phase in U2 ‘s work. [ 213 ] only two songs on the album ‘s tracklist have blame vocals and the majority of the album can be considered alternative rock ‘n’ roll. [ 214 ] [ 215 ] The vocal interplay between Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda plays as a major function within Linkin Park ‘s music, with Bennington being the contribute singer and Shinoda as the rapping singer. On Linkin Park ‘s third album, Minutes to Midnight, Shinoda sings lead vocals on “ In Between ”, “ Hands Held High ”, and on the B-side “ No Roads Left ”. On numerous songs from band ‘s one-fourth album, A Thousand Suns, such as the album ‘s singles ( “ The Catalyst “, “ Burning in the Skies “, “ Iridescent “ ), both Shinoda and Bennington sing. The album has been regarded as a turning steer in the band ‘s musical career, having a stronger emphasis on electronica. [ 216 ] [ 217 ] James Montgomery, of MTV, compared the criminal record to Radiohead ‘s Kid A, [ 218 ] while Jordy Kasko of Review, Rinse, Repeat likened the album to both Kid A and Pink Floyd ‘s landmark album The Dark Side of the Moon. [ 219 ] Shinoda stated that he and the other band members were deeply influenced by Chuck D and Public Enemy. He elaborated : “ public Enemy were very three-dimensional with their records because although they seemed political, there was a whole set of early stuff going on in there excessively. It made me think how cubic I wanted our record to be without imitating them of course, and show where we were at creatively ”. [ 220 ] One of the record ‘s political elements is its samples of celebrated speeches by american political figures. [ 221 ] A Thousand Suns was described as trip hop, [ 222 ] electronic rock, [ 193 ] [ 223 ] ambient, [ 222 ] alternate rock, [ 224 ] industrial rock, [ 198 ] experimental rock, [ 225 ] rap rock, [ 226 ] and progressive rock. [ 227 ] Their one-fifth album, Living Things, is besides an electronic-heavy album, but includes other influences, resulting in a difficult sound by comparison. [ 228 ] [ 229 ] The band returned to a heavier sound compared to their final three albums on The Hunting Party, which was described as an alternative metallic element, [ 230 ] [ 231 ] [ 232 ] nu alloy, [ 233 ] hard rock ‘n’ roll, [ 230 ] [ 234 ] rap rock, [ 235 ] and pat metallic element album. [ 236 ] Their one-seventh album, One More Light, was described as pop, [ 237 ] [ 238 ] toss off rock [ 239 ] [ 240 ] and electropop. [ 241 ] Linkin Park ‘s influences include Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Jane ‘s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Machines of Loving Grace, Metallica, Refused, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Descendents, Misfits, Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, A Tribe Called Quest, Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, N.W.A, Public Enemy, KRS-One, Boogie Down Productions, Led Zeppelin, Rage Against the Machine, and the Beatles. [ 242 ] [ 243 ]

bequest and influence

Linkin Park has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. [ 244 ] [ 245 ] The group ‘s first studio album Hybrid Theory is one of the best-selling albums in the US ( 12 million copies shipped ) and worldwide ( 30 million copies sold ). [ 246 ] Billboard estimates that Linkin Park earned US $ 5 million between May 2011 and May 2012, making them the 40th-highest-paid melodious artist. [ 247 ] 11 of the band ‘s singles have reached the phone number one side on Billboard ‘s alternative Songs graph, the second-most for any artist. [ 248 ] In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest band of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium. [ 249 ] Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart. [ 250 ] The band was recently voted as the greatest artist of the 2000s in a Bracket Madness poll on VH1. [ 251 ] In 2014, the dance band was declared as the Biggest Rock Band in the World Right Now by Kerrang!. [ 252 ] [ 253 ] In 2015, Kerrang! gave “ In the end “ and “ Final Masquerade “ the top two positions on Kerrang! ‘s Rock 100 tilt. [ 254 ] Linkin Park became the first rock band to achieve more than one billion YouTube hits. [ 255 ] Linkin Park besides became the fifteenth most liked page on Facebook, tenth most wish artist, and most like group followed by the Black Eyed Peas. [ 256 ] Linkin Park ‘s “ Numb “ is the one-third and “ In the end ” is the sixth “ dateless song ” on Spotify. The two songs making Linkin Park the only artist to have two dateless songs in peak ten. [ 257 ] Hybrid Theory by the group is listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, It was besides ranked at # 11 on Billboard ‘s Hot 200 Albums of the Decade. [ 258 ] In addition the album was included in Best of 2001 by Record Collector, The top 150 Albums of the Generation by Rock Sound and 50 Best Rock Albums of the 2000s by Kerrang!. The album Meteora was included in Top 200 Albums of the Decade by Billboard at No. 36. The album sold 20 million copies worldwide. The collaborative EP Collision Course with Jay-Z became the second base ever EP to top the Billboard 200, going on to sell over 300,000 copies in its beginning workweek after Alice in Chains ‘ Jar of Flies in 1994. The album Minutes to Midnight, in the United States, had the biggest first week sales of 2007 at the time, with 625,000 albums sold. [ 259 ] In Canada, the album sold over 50,000 copies in its first base week and debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart. Worldwide, the album shipped over 3.3 million copies in its first base four weeks of release. [ 260 ] The New York Times ‘ Jon Caramanica commented Linkin Park “ brought the collision of difficult rock and hip-hop to its commercial and aesthetic bill ” at the beginning of the 2000s. [ 261 ] respective rock and non-rock artists have cited Linkin Park as an influence, including Proyecto Eskhata, [ 262 ] Of Mice & Men, [ 263 ] One Ok Rock, [ 264 ] Bishop Nehru, [ 265 ] Misono, From Ashes to New, [ 266 ] Bring Me the Horizon, [ 267 ] Coldrain, [ 268 ] Red, Girl on Fire, Manafest, Silentó, [ 269 ] 3OH ! 3, [ 270 ] The Prom Kings, [ 270 ] AJ Tracey, [ 271 ] Kiiara, [ 272 ] The Chainsmokers, [ 273 ] Kevin Rudolf, [ 270 ] Blackbear, [ 274 ] Amber Liu, [ 275 ] Billie Eilish, [ 276 ] Tokio Hotel, [ 270 ] The Weeknd, [ 277 ] Stormzy [ 278 ] and Imagine Dragons. [ 279 ] On August 20, 2020, their twentieth anniversary, Linkin Park collaborated with virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber to release 11 maps based on their songs. [ 280 ]

Band members

Timeline

discography

Awards and nominations

Concert tours

Headlining
Co-headlining

See besides

References

Works cited

  • Saulmon, Greg. Linkin Park. Contemporary Musicians and Their Music. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2007. ISBN 1-4042-0713-9.
  • Baltin, Steve. From The Inside: Linkin Park’s Meteora. California: Bradson Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9603574-1-6.
  • Blue, Jeff. One Step Closer: From Xero to #1: Becoming Linkin Park. Tennessee: Permuted Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682619674.

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