Linkin Park is dedicated to the music they make and the listeners who support them. Blending Nu-Metal and Rap Metal in the first two albums, to focusing on alternative and electronic rock since the 3rd album, Linkin Park has established a sound that is difficult to classify, but…more
The band has made a song for the soundtracks to all three Transformers films. Their song for the first movie was What I've Done, for the second movie they made the song New Divide and the third movie had their song Iridescent.
Linkin Park's song Leave Out All The Rest is also the name of an episode of the crime drama CSI. The song is also played in the opening and ending scenes and some of the elements from the song are used in the episode.
The song Leave out All the Rest was played in the movie Twilight while the film's credits were being displayed.
What I've Done is a playable song on the game Guitar Hero World Tour.
Singles released from Minutes to Midnight.
What I've Done
Bleed It Out
Shadow of the Day
Leave Out All the Rest
Linkin Park's song Figure.09 can be briefly heard in the movie S.W.A.T.
The video for Shadow Of The Day is the first Linkin Park video to not feature the whole band. Only lead singer Chester Bennington appears.
Shadow Of The Day is the first Linkin Park single where Chester Bennington performs all the vocals on his own.
Pushing Me Away was featured in the film Valentine.
Their debut song One Step Closer can be heard on the soundtrack to the movie Dracula 2000.
Linkin Park's song Points of Authority is on the soundtrack to the movie, Little Nicky.
Their song What I've Done was used for the soundtrack of the Transformers movie.
The song Bleed it Out reached at # 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Linkin Park's album Minutes to Midnight sold 3.3 million copies worldwide in its first month.
Linkin Park is headlining their fourth Projekt Revolution tour.
Their album Minutes to Midnight was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.
All members of Linkin Park were born in California, except for Chester, who was born in Arizona.
The video for What I've Done is the most favourited video on YouTube.
A few of Linkin Park's songs such as Faint and What I've Done were played in the 2007 X games.
Mike Shinoda, in a Making of Minutes To Midnight special, claimed that he sang a lot instead of rapped because it sounded tacky.
Their third single off their album Minutes to Midnight will be Shadow of the Day.
Linkin Park's song What I've Done debuted at # 7 on the US Hot 100 chart.
In its first week their album Minutes to Midnight sold 2.7 million copies worldwide.
Their first single of the album Minutes to Midnight was What I've Done.
Their song What I've Done debuted at number one on the U.S. Modern Rock chart.
Their album Minutes To Midnight debuted at # 1 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.
Their album Minutes To Midnight sold 623,000 copies in its first week
Linkin Park's album Minutes To Midnight was released on May 15, 2007
These are the singles from their album Collision Course: Numb/Encore
The band's first single was One Step Closer and it was off their first album Hybrid Theory.
Their song Breaking the Habit spent 4 weeks at # 1 on the U.S. Modern Rock chart.
Their song Faint spent 6 weeks at #1 on the U.S. Modern Rock chart.
Their song Somewhere I Belong spent 5 weeks at # 1 on U.S. Modern Rock chart.
Their song In the End spent 5 weeks at # 1 on the U.S. Modern Rock chart.
Their song Numb spent 12 weeks at # 1 on the U.S. Modern Rock chart.
These are the singles from their album Hybrid Theory.
One Step Closer, Crawling, In the End, and Paper Cut.
Their album Collision Course was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Their album Live in Texas was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Their album Meteora was certified 6x Platinum by th RIAA.
Their album Reanimation was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Their album Hybrid Theory is the highest selling album of the twenty-first century.
Their album Hybrid Theory was certified Diamond by the RIAA.
Their album Hybrid Theory was the highest selling album of 2001.
Mike and Pheonix helped present the award for Best Butcher at the First Annual Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2006.
Linkin Park has their own record company called "Machine Shop Records". "Machine Shop Records" is the main record label for Fort Minor's first album, The Rising Tied.
Linkin Park's third studio album will be released at the very beginning of 2007. One of the songs rumoured to be on the album is "Qwerty", which is a song that was played during the "Summer Sonic Tour" in Japan, in summer 2006.
Linkin Park played a Live 8 concert.
Linkin Park's first headlining tour was called Projekt Revolution.
Linkin Park Underground is a fan club for Linkin Park.
Linkin Park is signed onto Warner Brothers Records.
Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory has sold 20 million records worldwide.
Linkin Park's biggest hit so far is their song from Hybrid Theory 'In the End'.
Linkin Park has two side projects: Fort Minor and Snow White Tan.
Linkin Park established Music for Relief. It's an organization that helped people affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake on Boxing Day (December 26th).
Linkin Park collaborated with Jay-Z because they were requested to do so by MTV.
Linkin Park's album Meteora was named after a series of monasteries in Greece.
Mike designed the album cover of Hybrid Theory.
Brad and Mike graduated from Agoura High School in 1996.
Linkin Park is categorized in the Nu-Metal and Rapcore genre.
Their very first show was at L.A.'s famed rock showcase spot, The Whisky.
The band started off with the name Xero, then Hybrid Theory, and finally Linkin Park.
Linkin Park won for "Best Group" and "Best Hard Rock" at the 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards. They were also nominated for "Best Website." Joe was the only one from Linkin Park that went to accept the awards at the show.
Linkin Park won for "Favorite Artist - Alternative Music" at the 31st Annual American Music Awards. Chester and Phoenix also introduced Metallica's performance. At the 35th Annual American Music Awards, they won for "Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock Music".
Linkin Park won a Grammy for "Best Hard Rock Performance" with 'Crawling' from their album Hybrid Theory.
They chose "Linkin Park" because Chester used to drive by Lincoln Park in Santa Monica, CA after practice and it grabbed his attention. The guys in the band liked how it sounded. They changed the spelling so that they could buy the domain, since lincolnpark.com was already taken and was too expensive to buy.
Mike Shinoda (Vocals, Beats and Samples, Keyboards, Guitar)
Chester Bennington (Vocals)
Joe Hahn (Turntables, Samples, Beats, and Sounds)
Rob Bourdon (Drums)
Pheonix Farrell (Bass)
Brad Delson (Guitar)
Collision Course (with Jay-Z)
Live In Texas
Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park is formerly known as Hybrid Theory. They named their first album that after they couldn't use the name Hybrid Theory because of copyright issues with another group called Hybrid.
Linkin Park donated $100,000 to the Tsunami Trust Fund.
Mike Shinoda: We learned pretty early on in this band that you can't have snobbery in music.
Mike Shinoda: When the rich wage war its the poor who die.
Mike: (referring to their album co-producer Rick Rubin) Rick is one of those guys where you can go through any door you want to go through. We're trying everything, just messing around with it until it sounds good.
Chester: (regarding the music direction of their third album) We're straying away from a lot of the predictable sounds we've had in the past, but there's no question in your mind when you hear it that it's Linkin Park...We've always said we write the music we write so that we can spread our wings as far as we want and try new things and go anywhere. I think we're really going to prove that with this new record.
Mike: (Talking about one of the songs that they are working on) The guitar sounds like Metallica, the beat sounds like Motown, and there's a Stones-like groove to it. But it's got rapping and Clash-style vocals - so if that's not f****d up enough for people to stop calling us rap rock, then I don't know what else to do.
Rob(about album after Meteora): I think the new album will definitely have some softer, piano based songs.
Rob: There are Meteora remixes? Oh yeah those. Those will make their way to the surface sometime, I don't know when.