Linkin Park celebrates 20 years of its debut Hybrid Theory this fall. The band have announced Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition and dropped a previously unreleased song called “She Couldn’t.” The track is incredible, with Chester Bennington (RIP) and his amazing vocals. Check the track and visualizer here!Continue reading →
Mike Shinoda says that Linkin Park is planning “something very cool” for the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album, “Hybrid Theory”. “Hybrid Theory” — the band’s original name before it was changed to Linkin Park for legal reasons — was issued in October 2000 and was a breakout success for the group, which had formed in 1996 and had played the Los Angeles club scene for several years. The album yielded four massive hit singles — “One Step Closer”, “Crawling”, “Papercut” and “In The End” — while going on to sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone.
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has announced that he will release the second installment of his “Dropped Frames” album series on Friday, July 31. Surprise drops usually don’t work in rock, but everything Shinoda has done as a solo artist has been on point. Mike’s full-length solo album called “Post Traumatic”, came out last year. Earlier today, Shinoda revealed the “Dropped Frames Vol. 2” track listing via his social media. It is as follows:Continue reading →
A fan-made video ad Tweeted by and promoting President Donald Trump was posted to Twitter on Saturday (July 18) was removed from the social media platform due to a claim by the copyright owner, Linkin Park. The video used LP’s all-time classic hit single “In The End”. The video comes on the near three-year anniversary of the death of frontman Chester Bennington. The two-minute, fan-made clip revolved around quotes from Trump’s 2017 inaugural address, including his vow to start “transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.” The video painted presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden negatively. Within hours, Twitter pulled the video from Trump’s feed and replaced it with a message that reads, “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
UPDATE: Linkin Park officially filed a cease and desist order over the song’s use.
Next month will be three years since Chester Bennington ended his life. On what would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday, not only a fellow musician, but also his best friend and Godfather to his son, he took his life. It has been three years and the sadness persists. Bennington’s struggle with depression and substances was a public affair and through his lyrics, it felt like we knew what he was going through. An exceptional vocalist he fronted a band that dove into multiple genres. Either you liked Linkin Park or you hated them. Regardless, Bennington was the best vocalist of any mainstream band in the 2000s – but, before he told you to shut up, he fronted another band. Continue reading →
One of the biggest and best-selling bands of all-time, Linkin Park has another certified hit single with ‘Somewhere I Belong’ in the U.K. To earn a single certification for a single in the U.K., Linkin Park had to sell 200,000 units of the song. The track comes from their album Meteora. The platinum, gold and silver certifications awarded by the British Phonographic Industry in recognition of sales milestones have included audio streaming data since June 2015, with 1,000 streams counting as one “sale.” The bands’ debut album Hybrid Theory turns 20 years old later this year and the band is planning a series of “special things” for fans to enjoy. Continue reading →
Nu Metal leaders Linkin Park are planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 2000 debut album Hybrid Theory (Reprise) this year. The band made a call out to fans on social media seeking historical material to share with other fans in their community. Hybrid Theory has been certified 11x multi-platinum as of August in 2017 and stands tall as the most commercially successful album from the nü-metal movement. In a statement to fans, the band’s surviving members offered the following call to help contribute:Continue reading →
Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band from Phoenix, Arizona has launched an eight-part making-of video series for their upcoming album Amends. The album is due via Loma Vista Recordings on April 10th, 2020 and can be pre-ordered below. The web-based series explores the Phoenix-based band’s beginnings, their motivation for reuniting, how the album was made and the musicians who pitched in to ensure Chester’s dream of a Grey Daze reunion and album release were fulfilled.Continue reading →