Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. The band’s current lineup comprises vocalistrhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda, lead guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave Farrell, DJturntablist Joe Hahn and drummer Rob Bourdon. Vocalists Mark Wakefield and Chester Bennington are former members of the band. The group went on a hiatus when longtime lead vocalist Bennington died by suicide in July 2017.
About Linkin Park in brief
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. The band’s current lineup comprises vocalistrhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda, lead guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave Farrell, DJturntablist Joe Hahn and drummer Rob Bourdon, all of whom are founding members. Vocalists Mark Wakefield and Chester Bennington are former members of the band. Linkin Park rose to international fame with their debut studio album, Hybrid Theory, which became certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2014, the band was declared as \”The Biggest Rock Band in the World Right Now” by Kerrang!. The band is among the best-selling bands of the 21st century and the world’s best- selling music artists. 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 Link in Park the sixth-greatest band of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium. In 2012, the group was voted as the greatest artist of the 2000s in a Bracket Madness poll on VH1. In April 2020, bassists Dave Farrell revealed the band is working on new music. The group went on a hiatus when longtime lead vocalist Bennington died by suicide in July 2017. They released a self-titled extended play, which they circulated across internet-rooms and forums with the help of an online’street team’ They turned to Warner Bros.
Records for help after facing numerous rejections from several major record labels. In 1999, the label advised the band to change their name to Hybrid Theory to avoid confusion with Hybrid Lotus. In 2002, they decided to call themselves The Lotus Foundation before deciding on the Lotus Foundation on the band’s name. In 2004, they released their second album, Living Things. Their sixth album, The Hunting Party, returned to a heavier rock sound, and their seventh album, One More Light, was their first pop-oriented record. In 2009, the trio released their fourth album, A Thousand Suns, layering their music with more electronic sounds. In 2010, they recorded their fifth album, Living Things, which combined musical elements from all of their previous records. In 2011, they released their sixth album The Hunting Party with a new lead singer, Chester Bennington, who was formerly of a post-grunge band Grey Daze. In 2013, 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. In March 2013, Xero recruited Arizona vocalist Bennington to replace Wakefield in the band, and the band released a new single, “One Step Closer” The band then agreed on changing their name from Xero to hybrid Theory; the newborn vocal chemistry helped revive the band and the new material was released.