Linkin Park – Wikipedia

not to be confused with Lincoln Park
American alternative rock isthmus

Linkin Park is an american english rock set from Agoura Hills, California. The band ‘s current batting order comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Mike Shinoda, conduct 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 erstwhile members of the ring. Categorized as alternative rock candy, Linkin Park ‘s earlier music spanned a fusion of heavy metallic element and hip 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 attest rhombus by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ). Released during the acme of the nu alloy scene, the album ‘s singles ‘ clayey 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 dad graph. [ 1 ] Their second album, Meteora ( 2003 ), continued the band ‘s success. [ 2 ] The band explored experimental sounds on their third album, Minutes to Midnight ( 2007 ). [ 3 ] By the end of the ten, Linkin Park was among the most successful and popular rock acts. [ 4 ] The band continued to explore a wider variation of musical types on their fourth 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 one-seventh album, One More Light ( 2017 ), was their first pop-oriented record. Linkin Park went on a hiatus when longtime lead singer Bennington died by suicide in July 2017. In April 2020, bassist Dave Farrell revealed the band 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 universe ‘s best-selling music artists, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. [ 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 ring 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 band was declared as “ The Biggest Rock Band in the World Right now ” by Kerrang! .


1996–2000 : early years

Linkin Park was founded by three high 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 gear school, the three began to take their musical interests more seriously, recruiting Joe Hahn, Dave “ Phoenix ” Farrell, and Mark Wakefield to perform in their band, then called Xero. Though limited in resources, the ring began recording and producing songs within Shinoda ‘s makeshift bedroom studio 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 miss of success and deadlock in progress prompted Wakefield, at that time the band ‘s singer, to leave the set in search of other projects. [ 6 ] [ 8 ] Farrell besides left to tour with Tasty Snax, a christian punk rocker and ska band. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] After spending a considerable time searching for Wakefield ‘s replacement, Xero recruited Arizona singer Chester Bennington, who was recommended by Jeff Blue, the frailty president of Zomba Music in March 1999. [ 11 ] [ 12 ] Bennington, once of a post-grunge ring Grey Daze, became a standout among applicants because of the active in his sing vogue. [ 6 ] The band then agreed on changing their mention from Xero to Hybrid Theory ; the newborn vocal chemistry between Shinoda and Bennington helped revive the set, inciting them to work on new material. [ 6 ] [ 13 ] In 1999, the ring released a self-titled extend play, which they circulated across internet chat-rooms and forums with the help of an on-line ‘street team ‘. [ 14 ] The band hush struggled to sign a record consider. They turned to Jeff Blue for extra help after facing numerous rejections from respective major phonograph record labels. [ 11 ] After failing to catch Warner Bros. Records on three former reviews, Blue, who was now the vice president of the united states of Warner Bros. Records, helped the band signboard a cope with the party as a developing artist in 1999. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] however, the tag advised the band to change their name to avoid confusion with Hybrid. [ 17 ] [ 18 ] The isthmus considered the names “ Plear ” and “ Platinum Lotus Foundation ” before deciding on “ Linkin Park ”, [ 19 ] a play 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 “ ”. [ 18 ] [ 21 ] Bennington and Shinoda both reported that Warner Bros. Records was disbelieving 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 path. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] An A & R example suggested that Bennington should demote or fire Shinoda and entirely focus on making a rock read. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] Bennington supported Shinoda and refused to compromise Linkin Park ‘s vision for the album. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] Farrell returned in 2000, and the isthmus released their breakthrough album, Hybrid Theory, that same year. [ 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 worth 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 play lists during the year. [ 9 ] Additionally, other 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 early Grammy Awards : Best New Artist and Best Rock Album. [ 25 ] MTV awarded the isthmus their Best rock Video and Best Direction awards for “ In the end “. [ 6 ] Through the fetching of the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance, Hybrid Theory ‘s overall achiever had catapulted the dance band 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 isthmus 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 go, Projekt Revolution, which featured other luminary artists such as Cypress Hill, Adema, and Snoop Dogg. [ 11 ] Within a year ‘s extend, 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. now reunited with erstwhile bassist Phoenix, the band began influence 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 moment spot on the Billboard 200, and sold about 270,000 copies during its debut workweek. [ 30 ] Hybrid Theory is besides in the RIAA ‘s Top 100 Albums. [ 31 ]

2002–2004 : Meteora

Following the success of Hybrid Theory and Reanimation, Linkin Park spent a significant come of time touring around the United States. The band members began to work on new material amidst their impregnate schedule, spending a splinter of their release time in their tour bus ‘ studio apartment. [ 32 ] The band formally announced the production of a newfangled studio apartment album in December 2002, revealing their modern 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 concoction of the band ‘s nu metallic and rap metallic element style with newer advanced effects, including the induction of a shakuhachi ( a Japanese flute made of bamboo ) and other instruments. [ 6 ] Linkin Park ‘s moment album debuted on March 25, 2003 and immediately earned worldwide 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 workweek, and it ranked as the best deal album on the Billboard charts at the time. [ 34 ] The album ‘s singles, including “ somewhere I Belong “, “ Breaking the Habit “, “ Faint “, and “ Numb “, received significant radio receiver attention. [ 35 ] By October 2003, Meteora sold about three million copies. [ 36 ] The album ‘s success allowed Linkin Park to form another Projekt Revolution, which featured early 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 set released an album and DVD, titled Live in Texas, which featured some sound recording and video tracks from the band ‘s performances in Texas during the enlistment. [ 6 ] In early 2004, Linkin Park started a earth tour 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 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 significant recognition during the 2004 Radio Music Awards, winning the artist of the class and Song of the Year ( “ Numb ” ) awards. [ 39 ] Although Meteora was not closely american samoa successful as Hybrid Theory, it was the third base best selling album in the United States during 2003. [ 9 ] The isthmus spent the inaugural few months of 2004 touring around the world, inaugural with the third gear Projekt Revolution tour, and late respective european concerts. [ 9 ] At the same time, the ring ‘s relationship with Warner Bros. Records was deteriorating quickly on account of respective hope and fiscal issues. [ 40 ] After months of feud, the band ultimately negotiated a batch in December 2005. [ 41 ]

2004–2006 : side projects

Following Meteora’ s success, the dance band worked on many side projects. [ 42 ] Bennington appeared on DJ Lethal ‘s “ State of the Art ” and early influence with dead by Sunrise, while Shinoda did exploit 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 undertaking. With the help of Jay-Z, Fort Minor released their debut 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 late 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 store 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 set performed on Live 8 ‘s stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a global consultation. [ 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 degree by Paul McCartney who added verses from the song “ 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 erstwhile in 2006, the album was delayed until 2007. [ 50 ] The band had recorded thirty to fifty songs in August 2006, when Shinoda stated the album was center completed. [ 51 ] Bennington late added that the new album would stray off from their previous nu metal voice. [ 52 ] Warner Bros. Records officially announced that the dance band ‘s third base 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 band members opted to further refine their album by removing five of the original seventeen tracks. The album ‘s entitle, a reference to the Doomsday Clock, foreshadowed the band ‘s newfangled 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 late 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 lapp week. [ 56 ] The single was acclaimed by listeners, becoming the top-ranked sung on the Billboard ‘s Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. [ 57 ] The sung is besides used in soundtrack for the 2007 military action movie, Transformers. Mike Shinoda was besides featured on the Styles of Beyond sung “ second to none ”, which was besides included in the film. Later in the year, the dance band won the “ Favorite Alternative Artist ” in the american Music Awards. [ 58 ] The band besides saw success 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 band besides collaborated with Busta Rhymes on his single “ We Made It “, which was released on April 29. [ 59 ]
Linkin Park embarked on a large universe tour titled “ Minutes to Midnight World Tour ”. The isthmus promoted the album ‘s free by forming their fourthly Projekt Revolution tour in the United States which included many melodious 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 ring completed touring on their one-fourth Projekt Revolution go before taking up an Arena tour around the United Kingdom, visiting Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester, before finishing on a double night at the O2 arena 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 embark on a United States tour to gather inspiration for the album. [ 61 ] Linkin Park embarked on another Projekt Revolution enlistment in 2008. This was the first meter a Projekt Revolution tour 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 appearance in Texas. Mike Shinoda announced a bouncy CD/DVD titled Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes, which is a alive television recording from the Projekt Revolution gig at the Milton Keynes Bowl on June 29, 2008, which was officially released on November 24, 2008. [ 62 ]

2008–2011 : A Thousand Suns

In May 2009, Linkin Park announced they were working on a fourth studio album, which was planned to be released in 2010. Shinoda told IGN that the fresh 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 raw album. The band by and by revealed the album would be called A Thousand Suns. [ 65 ] While working on the new album, Linkin Park worked with successful film composer Hans Zimmer to produce the grudge for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. [ 66 ] The band released a single for the movie, titled “ New Divide “. Joe Hahn created a music video recording for the song, which featured clips from the film. [ 67 ] On June 22, Linkin Park played a short set in Westwood Village after the prime minister of the movie. [ 68 ] After completing workplace for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the ring returned to the studio apartment to finalize their album. [ 69 ]
On April 26, the set released an app for the iPhone, ipod Touch, and iPad, a bet on called 8-Bit Rebellion! It featured the band as playable characters, and a newfangled sung called “ Blackbirds ” which was unlockable by beating the game. The song was besides late released as an iTunes bonus lead on A Thousand Suns. [ 70 ] A Thousand Suns was released on September 14. The album ‘s first individual, “ The Catalyst “, was released on August 2. The isthmus promoted their newfangled 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 ring ‘s MySpace page. On August 31, 2010, it was announced that the set would perform the single live for the first time at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010. [ 78 ] The venue of the debut exist performance of the single was Griffith Observatory, an iconic location used in Hollywood movies. [ 79 ] [ 80 ] [ 81 ] “ Waiting for the end ” was released as the irregular individual of A Thousand Suns. [ 82 ] [ 83 ] Linkin Park reached No.8 in Billboard Social 50, a chart of the most active artists on the world ‘s lead social network sites. [ 84 ] In early Billboard year-end charts, the ring 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 chart. [ 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 award. [ 88 ] The band charted in numerous Billboard year-end charts in 2011. The ring was No.39 in the peak Artists Chart, [ 89 ] No.84 in the Billboard 200 Artists graph, [ 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 fresh album did not come out in 2012. He late revealed in another interview in September 2011 that the band was even in the beginning phases of the following album, saying “ We fair 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 television for “ Burn It Down “. [ 98 ] [ 99 ] Joe Hahn directed the video recording. [ 100 ] Shinoda spoke to Co.Create about the album ‘s art, 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 fresh, like not just the image but the way they made the double is wholly new. 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 title Living Things because the album is more about people, personal interactions, and it is army for the liberation of rwanda more personal than their former albums. [ 103 ] The dance band promoted the album on the 2012 edition of the Honda Civic Tour, with co-headliners Incubus. The band performed “ Burn It Down ” at 2012 Billboard Music Awards. On May 24, the dance band 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 film 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 single, “ 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 band collaborated with American musician Steve Aoki to record the song “ A Light That Never Comes “ for Linkin Park ‘s on-line puzzle-action bet on 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 release, Linkin Park made a post on their Facebook explain that the song used to promote the game would be included on a newfangled remix album, entitled Recharged, which was released on October 29, 2013 on candle, vinyl, and digital download. similar to Reanimation, the album features remixes of ten of the songs from Living Things, with contributions from other 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 apartment album in May 2013. [ 111 ] The band released the first unmarried from their approaching album, titled, “ Guilty All the Same “ on March 6, 2014 through Shazam. [ 112 ] The single was subsequently released on the take after 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 following weeks. [ 113 ] [ 114 ] concisely after the single ‘s let go of, the dance band revealed their sixth album would be titled The Hunting Party. The album was produced by Shinoda and Delson, who wanted to explore musical elements from Hybrid Theory and the band ‘s earlier material. [ 115 ] Shinoda commented the album is a “ 90s style of rock criminal record ”. He elaborated, “ It ‘s a rock ‘n’ roll phonograph record. It ‘s loud and it ‘s rock, but not in the sense of what you ‘ve heard before, which is more like ’90s hardcore – punk rocker – slam dance. ‘ [ 116 ] The album includes melodious contributions from knocker 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 belated released in the United States on June 17. [ 119 ]
Bennington and Shinoda performing know 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 tour to promote the unblock of The Hunting Party, consisting of 17 concerts across the United States and Canada. The tour was canceled after only three concerts when Bennington injured his ankle. [ 127 ] [ 128 ] On May 9, Linkin Park performed at the first version of Rock in Rio USA, in directly support 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 fourth 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 in truth happy with the reaction from The Hunting Party, and I think we ‘re quick to move somewhere raw on the following album, which will be coming [ in 2016 ] ”. [ 133 ] Linkin Park collaborated with Steve Aoki on the song “ Darker Than Blood “ for Aoki ‘s album Neon Future II, which was released in May 2015. [ 134 ] The beginning preview of the song came during Aoki ‘s performance on February 28, 2015 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois. [ 135 ] The birdcall was debuted on Twitch on April 13 and released on April 14. [ 136 ] Linkin Park performed at the close ceremony of BlizzCon 2015, Blizzard ‘s video game convention. [ 137 ]

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

Linkin Park began working on new material for a seventh studio album in November 2015. [ 138 ] Chester Bennington commented on the album ‘s direction by stating, “ We ‘ve got a draw of great material that I hope challenges our fanbase adenine well as inspires them american samoa much as it has us. ” [ 139 ] In February 2017, Linkin Park released promotional videos on their social network accounts, which featured Shinoda and Bennington preparing new material for the album. [ 140 ] Mike Shinoda stated the band was following a fresh process when producing the album. Brad Delson elaborated : “ We ‘ve made sol many records and we clearly know how to make a criminal record and we decidedly did n’t take the easy way out this time. ” [ 141 ]
The first one from the new album was revealed to be titled “ Heavy “ and features pop singer Kiiara, the first time the band has featured a female singer on an master song for a studio album. The lyrics for the birdcall were co-written by Linkin Park with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. [ 142 ] The one was released for download on February 16. [ 143 ] [ 144 ] [ 145 ] As they have done in the past, Linkin Park had cabalistic messages online in relation to the new album. The album cover was revealed through digital puzzles across social media ; the shroud features six kids playing in the ocean. [ 146 ] The band ‘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, write, “ Shocked and heartbroken, but it ‘s true. An official statement will come out a soon as we have one ”. [ 150 ] The ring had released a music video for their single “ Talking to Myself “ earlier that day. [ 151 ] One day after Bennington ‘s death, the dance band canceled the north american leg of their One More lighter World Tour. [ 152 ] On the morning of July 24, Linkin Park released an official affirmation on their web site as a protection to Bennington. [ 153 ] On July 28, Shinoda announced that donations made to the band ‘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 brother, 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 earlier. [ 155 ]

On August 22, Linkin Park announced plans to host a tribute concert in Los Angeles to honor Bennington. The band thanked fans for their support, express, “ The five of us are then grateful for all of your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park ”. [ 156 ] The band former 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 consequence included Linkin Park ‘s foremost performance following Bennington ‘s end. [ 157 ] [ 158 ] The consequence featured multiple guests performing Linkin Park songs along with the band. [ 159 ] The event was over three hours farseeing and was streamed live via YouTube. [ 160 ] In November 2017, the isthmus announced that a live album compiled from their final tour with Bennington, titled One More Light Live, would be released on December 15. [ 161 ] On November 19, Linkin Park received an american english Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist and dedicated the award to Bennington. [ 162 ]

2017–2020 : hiatus

Linkin Park remained on suspension between Bennington ‘s end and 2020. [ 163 ] During an Instagram live old 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 even wrap my head around the mind 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 tweet from a fan inquiring about his future with Linkin Park, writing “ I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a distribute of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it ‘ll take fourth dimension. ” [ 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 set 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 clear to the mind of continuing though what form that takes has however to be decided. Shinoda stated “ I know the early guys, they love to be onstage, they love to be in a studio, and therefore to not do that would be like, I do n’t know, about like unhealthy. ” When asked about the ring ‘s future minus Bennington, Shinoda stated, “ It ‘s not my finish to look for a newly singer. If it does happen, it has to happen naturally. If we find person that is a great person and good stylistic match, I could see trying to do some stuff with person. I would never want to feel like we are replacing Chester. ” [ 169 ]

2020–present : render to music

On April 28, 2020, bassist Dave Farrell revealed the set is working on raw music. [ 170 ] On August 13, the band released “ She Could n’t “, a track that was originally recorded in 1999, and it was included on a twentieth anniversary edition 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 couple 100 Gecs. The band revealed it was the first of many newfangled remixes inspired by Reanimation to come. [ 172 ] On October 29, 2021, when asked about the band playing alive shows again, Mike Shinoda stated that “ now is not the time [ for the band ’ s return ]. We don ’ t have the focus on it. We don ’ t have the mathematics worked out. And I don ’ t beggarly that by financially mathematics, I mean that like emotional and creative mathematics. ” [ 173 ]


On January 19, 2010, Linkin Park released a modern birdcall titled “ not alone “ as separate of a compilation from Music for Relief called Download to Donate for Haiti in confirm of the Haiti Earthquake crisis. [ 174 ] [ 175 ] [ 176 ] On February 10, 2010, Linkin Park released the official music video recording for the song on their home page. [ 175 ] [ 176 ] The single itself was released on October 21, 2011. On January 11, 2011, an update translation 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 band released the sung titled as “ Issho Ni ”, meaning “ we ‘re in this in concert ”, 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 express was broadcast on AXS television receiver on February 15. [ 182 ] [ 183 ] early artists during the picture included The Offspring, Bad Religion, Heart, and The Filharmonic. [ 182 ] [ 183 ]

musical stylus and influences

Linkin Park combines elements of rock music, hip hop and electronica, and have been categorized as alternative rock, [ 9 ] [ 184 ] [ 185 ] [ 186 ] nu metal, [ 9 ] [ 184 ] [ 186 ] [ 187 ] [ 188 ] rap rock ‘n’ roll, [ 9 ] [ 186 ] [ 189 ] [ 190 ] alternative metallic, [ 186 ] [ 189 ] [ 191 ] [ 192 ] electronic rock, [ 191 ] [ 193 ] pop rock, [ 194 ] [ 195 ] hard rock, [ 193 ] [ 196 ] hip hop, [ 184 ] [ 196 ] rap metallic element, [ 9 ] [ 197 ] pop, [ 184 ] [ 186 ] and industrial rock. [ 198 ] Despite being considered nu alloy, the set never considered themselves as such. [ 199 ] Both Hybrid Theory and Meteora combine the alternative metallic element, [ 189 ] [ 200 ] [ 201 ] nu metallic element, [ 202 ] [ 203 ] [ 204 ] blame rock, [ 203 ] [ 205 ] rap alloy, [ 206 ] and option rock [ 207 ] [ 208 ] reasoned with influences and elements from pelvis hop, and electronica, [ 209 ] [ 210 ] utilizing scheduling and synthesizers. William Ruhlmann from AllMusic regarded it as “ a Johnny-come-lately to an already overdone melodious style, ” [ 211 ] whereas Rolling Stone described their song “ Breaking the Habit “ as “ bad, beautiful art ”. [ 212 ] In Minutes to Midnight the band experimented with their established good and drew influences from a wide and more deviate range of genres and styles, a serve Los Angeles Times compares to a stage in U2 ‘s work. [ 213 ] only two songs on the album ‘s tracklist feature rap vocals and the majority of the album can be considered alternate rock. [ 214 ] [ 215 ] The song interplay between Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda plays as a major part within Linkin Park ‘s music, with Bennington being the lead singer and Shinoda as the rapping singer. On Linkin Park ‘s third base 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 isthmus ‘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 point in the ring ‘s musical career, having a stronger stress on electronica. [ 216 ] [ 217 ] James Montgomery, of MTV, compared the commemorate 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 : “ populace Enemy were very three-dimensional with their records because although they seemed political, there was a unharmed lot of early stuff going on in there excessively. It made me think how three-dimensional 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 english political figures. [ 221 ] A Thousand Suns was described as slip 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 hard strait by comparison. [ 228 ] [ 229 ] The band returned to a heavier legal compared to their last three albums on The Hunting Party, which was described as an alternative metal, [ 230 ] [ 231 ] [ 232 ] nu metallic, [ 233 ] hard rock ‘n’ roll, [ 230 ] [ 234 ] rap rock, [ 235 ] and blame metal album. [ 236 ] Their seventh album, One More Light, was described as pop, [ 237 ] [ 238 ] toss off rock candy [ 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 global. [ 244 ] [ 245 ] The group ‘s inaugural studio apartment 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 number one position on Billboard ‘s alternate Songs chart, the second-most for any artist. [ 248 ] In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest set of the music video recording earned run average and the third-best of the new millennium. [ 249 ] Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade graph. [ 250 ] The band was recently voted as the greatest artist of the 2000s in a Bracket Madness poll on VH1. [ 251 ] In 2014, the ring 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 list. [ 254 ] Linkin Park became the foremost rock candy band to achieve more than one billion YouTube hits. [ 255 ] Linkin Park besides became the fifteenth most wish page on Facebook, tenth most like artist, and most like group followed by the Black Eyed Peas. [ 256 ] Linkin Park ‘s “ Numb “ is the third base and “ In the end ” is the one-sixth “ dateless song ” on Spotify. The two songs making Linkin Park the only artist to have two dateless songs in exceed 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 summation 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 global. The collaborative EP Collision Course with Jay-Z became the second ever EP to top the Billboard 200, going on to sell over 300,000 copies in its first week after Alice in Chains ‘ Jar of Flies in 1994. The album Minutes to Midnight, in the United States, had the biggest first workweek sales of 2007 at the time, with 625,000 albums sold. [ 259 ] In Canada, the album sold over 50,000 copies in its first week and debuted at total one on the Canadian Albums Chart. Worldwide, the album shipped over 3.3 million copies in its beginning four weeks of handout. [ 260 ] The New York Times ‘ Jon Caramanica commented Linkin Park “ brought the collision of intemperate rock and rap to its commercial and aesthetic peak ” at the begin 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 method of birth control game Beat Saber to release 11 maps based on their songs. [ 280 ]

Band members



Awards and nominations

Concert tours


See besides


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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