Linkin Park Biography

Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. Their following studio album Meteora continued the band's success, topping 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. Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart. The band was recently voted as the greatest artist of '00s in a Bracket Madness poll on VH1.

Having adapted nu metal and rap metal to a radio-friendly yet densely layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band explored other genres in their next studio album, Minutes to Midnight (2007). The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third-best debut week of any album that year. The band continued to explore a wider variation of musical types in their fourth album, A Thousand Suns (2010), layering their music with more electronic sounds and beats. Their fifth album, Living Things (2012), combines musical elements from all of their previous records. Their sixth and most recent album, The Hunting Party (2014), returned to a heavier rock sound. The band has collaborated with several other artists, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mashup EP Collision Course, and many others on the remix albums Reanimation and Recharged. Linkin Park has sold over 60 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy Awards.

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Linkin Park News

Linkin Park announce second London O2 Arena gig

US nu-metallers extend their November 'Hunting Party' tour

  • Jul 11, 2014

Linkin Park: 'Outdoor festivals killed the live experience' – watch

Frontman Chester Bennington argues that rock music needs dark conditions to work

  • Jul 8, 2014

Linkin Park to tour in November – O2 Priority Ticket details

Band will play dates in London and Manchester with support from Of Mice And Men

  • Jul 8, 2014

Linkin Park close second night of Download Festival playing 'Hybrid Theory' in full

Fall Out Boy, Lonely The Brave and Bury Tomorrow also play Saturday night of the festival in Donington Park

  • Jun 15, 2014

Linkin Park share new song 'Wastelands' - listen

The track comes from their new album 'Living Things' which is set for release on June 16

  • Jun 1, 2014

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Linkin Park Music Videos

Wastelands (Lyric Video) Play Video

Wastelands (Lyric Video)

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Until It's Gone

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A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES

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CASTLE OF GLASS Play Video

CASTLE OF GLASS

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BURN IT DOWN (Video) Play Video

BURN IT DOWN (Video)

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Linkin Park Reviews

Linkin Park - 'The Hunting Party'

Linkin Park - 'The Hunting Party'

Nu metallers use guest appearances from System Of A Down and Rage Against The Machine members to their advantage

  • Jun 15, 2014

Linkin Park- 'Recharged'

Further proof that America’s mutant dubstep and electro offspring EDM is nu-metal’s successor

  • Oct 28, 2013

Linkin Park - 'Lost In The Echo'

Radio-friendly videogame metal

  • Jul 22, 2012

Linkin Park - 'Living Things'

A predictable earache

  • Jun 22, 2012

Linkin Park

Minutes To Midnight

  • May 16, 2007

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