Monday, April 18, 2011

Linkin Park as a band


Recently Linkin Park like Lady Gaga and some other celebrities has 
T-Shirt for Japan Crisis
begun collecting fund for Tsunami Affected People in Japan. They asked their fans to buy a T-Shirt for $25 to pay for the victims. Later Mike Shinoda, co-frontman of  Linkin Park immediately took to Twitter and asked fans to brainstorm ideas for a T-shirt to benefit victims of the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people with 17,000 more missing.


Linkin Park and it's super-expert members


In 1996 three students of Agoura High School in Southern California decided to form a rap rock band and that was the foundation of the nucleas of present Linkin Park. The name of the band was not this as it is now. It was Xero and then it took a temporary name Hybrid Theory and soon became Lincoln Park. But due to the unavailability of the domain it becomes Linkin Park.

Members of LP
Rob Bourdon (Drummer ), Brad Delson (guitarist ), and  Mike Shinoda (MC/vocalist) were the three.Their friendship developed from a love of music—especially the music of artists such as Nine Inch Nails and the Deftones—and admiration for musicians who mixed sounds that most people considered taboo. Later  Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (Bassist), Mark Wakefield (singer), and
art student Joseph Hahn (DJ) joined them and aspiring to do the same (mixed sound), they started a band called Xero in 1996 that mixed rock, old-school hip-hop, rap, and spooling electronic vibes. They have also utilized programming and synthesizers in their music. After high school they continued to make music together, crafting material that they still do and the band drew attention and appreciation in various labels while playing hometown shows in Los Angeles.
Few companies expressed interest in Xero's self-titled demo tape including: Fuse, Stick N' Move, Rhinestone, and Reading My Eyes.. When singer Wakefield left the lineup (he would later resurface as the manager for Taproot) Hybrid Theory, which was also the name of one of their albums, became the band's temporary name in 1998 as replacement singer Chester Bennington climbed aboard. But this temporary name soon took the name Lincoln Park. This name came from the lead singer, Chester Bennington, because they had to change their name due to copyright issues, and he got the name as he drove past Lincoln Park on the way home from band practice. However, the domain "lincolnpark.com" was not available for them, so they changed the spelling to Linkin park. It has also been suggested that the name 'Linkin Park' was suggested so that the band would appear right next to Limp Bizkit at record stores.

The new theme song of Transformer 3 by Linkin Park:


With Bennington and Shinoda sharing vocal duties, the musicians became powerful enough to distinguish themselves from the wave of nu-metal outfits that had appeared during the decade's latter half. Warner Bros. vice president Jeff Blue took note and signed Linkin Park in 1999, sending the band into the studio with Don Gilmore shortly thereafter. Their first album, "Hybrid Theory," came out in the fall of 2000, became a diamond seller, and was America's best-selling album of 2001. It was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. Songs from a later album, Meteora, won MTV's Best Rock Video award and People's
Choice Award and it was the third best-selling album of 2003. It topped the Billboard 200 album chart in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth greatest band of the music video era and the third best of the new millennium behind Oasis and Coldplay. Collision Course and Minutes to Midnight were also both highly successful albums. Linkin Park has earned over 20 music awards, including two Grammys, five American Music Awards, and 14 MTV awards.

The band has collaborated with several other artists, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mashup EP Collision Course, and many others included on Reanimation. The band's most recent work, the concept album A Thousand Suns, was released on September 8, 2010. Linkin Park has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

Story in Brief
Linkin Park, a band from Agoura hill and suburban area of Southern California but a band awesome throughout the whole world.

Studio albums

Hybrid Theory (2000)
Meteora (2003)
Minutes to Midnight (2007)
A Thousand Suns (2010)

Musical style

Both Hybrid Theory and Meteora combine the alternative metal, nu metal, and rap rock sound with influences and elements from hip-hop, alternative rock, and electronica, utilizing programming and synthesizers. William Ruhlmann from Allmusic regarded it as "a Johnny-come-lately to an already overdone musical style," whereas Rolling Stone described their song "Breaking the Habit" as "risky, beautiful art". Linkin Park has cited Hed PE as one of their biggest influences.

Members include Chester Bennington (born on March 30, 1976), vocals

  • Rob Bourdon (born on January 20, 1979), drums
  • Brad Delson (born on December 1, 1977), guitar
  • Darren Farrell or Phonix Farrell ( (David Michael Farrell) (February, 8, 1977) bass
  • Joseph Hahn (born on March 15, 1977), deejay
  • Mike kenji Shinoda (born on February 11, 1977), emcee, vocals
  • Chester Bennington (March, 20, 1976) - Vocals
  • Former
    Mark Wakefield – Vocals (1996–1998, while the band was named Xero)
    Stand-in
    Kyle Christener— Bass guitar (1998–1999) Temporarily replaced Farrell
    Scott Koziol— Bass guitar (1999–2001) Stand-in bass player on Hybrid Theory

Group formed in Los Angeles, CA, c. 1999; released multiplatinum debut CD Hybrid Theory on Warner Bros, label, 2000; toured with Family Values and Projekt revolution Tours with Cypress Hill, 2001; released second multiplatinum CD Reanimation, 2002; released third multiplatinum CD Meteora, 2003; toured with Mudvayne and Blindside on Projekt Revolution tour, 2003; toured with Metallica, Limp Bizkit and the Deftones on Summer Sanitarium Tour, 2003; contributed to Matrix Reloaded film soundtrack, 2003.

Awards: Grammy Award, Best Hard Rock Performance for “Crawling,” 2001; MTV Video Music
Awards, Best Rock Video for “In the End,” 2002, and Best Rock Video for “Somewhere I Belong,” 2003; World Music Award, Best Selling Rock Group, 2003.

Addresses: Record company—Warner Bros., 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019-6979.
Management—AMG/The Firm, 8484 Wilshire Blvd. 425, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Website— Linkin Park Official Website: http://www.linkinpark.com.


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