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At a time when heavy music was undergoing a major transition, due to the competing forces of ‘90s grunge and emerging nu-metal, Linkin Park combined both influences with added hip hop elements and proceeded to conquer the world nearly overnight with what they called their ‘Hybrid Theory.’ This was of course the title given the first album released in 2000 by the group, which had been formed in Agoura Hills, California, around 1996, by Mike Shinoda (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Brad Delson (gui-tar, bass), prior to recruiting Chester Bennington (lead vocals), Joe Hahn (turntables, sampling) and Rob Bourdon (drums). A runaway success, ‘Hybrid Theory’ spun off four chart-dominating singles and immediately established Linkin Park as the new millennium’s first rising stars, as it went on to earn a rare Diamond award for U.S. sales in ex-cess of ten million albums, and an estimated 17 million more, worldwide. In the meantime, Linkin Park proved their mettle as performers by packing arenas and stadiums all over the world — then they defeated the infamous sophomore slump by shifting some 20 million copies of 2003’s ‘Meteora,’ and another 15 million of 2007’s Rick Rubin-produced third album, ‘Minutes to Midnight.’ Linkin Park began experimenting with their signature sound on 2010’s increasingly electronic ‘A Thousand Suns,’ which drew critical comparisons to Radiohead, but they brought more guitars into 2012’s ‘Living Things’ and especially 2014’s back-to-basics ‘The Hunting Party’ — all of which earned merely Gold certifications in America, but once again sold millions of composite copies across the globe. It’s fair to assume that the group will continue to concentrate on this interna-tional fan base as they carry on developing their hybrid sound in intriguing new directions.

   
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YouTube: Insane Cherry

Watch Linkin Park’s ‘Numb’ Sung by Dogs + Other Animals

Linkin Park's ' Numb' has received a hilarious twist with dogs barking along to the song.

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13 Years Ago: Linkin Park Release Their ‘Meteora’ Album

On March 25, 2003, Linkin Park avoided the sophomore slump, releasing the hugely successful 'Meteora' album.

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Linkin Park Offer Free Download of ‘Hybrid Theory’

Linkin Park is giving back to the legions of fans who made them insanely successful.

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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Reveals New Writing Process for Upcoming Album

Mike Shinoda has posted an update from the studio and revealed Linkin Park have taken a new angle in the songwriting process for their forthcoming record.

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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Reveals Band’s Plans for 2016 Album Release

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda checked in with fans via a video update revealing that the band is planning for a late 2016 album release.

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Linkin Park’s ‘In the End’ Sung by Scenes From 183 Movies

Linkin Park's 'In the End' has been completely recreated by audio and video from a total of 183 movies.

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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Believes Bizarre Tweets Are From Longtime Stalker

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has been dealing with a stalker and has recruited the LAPD to help track the obsessed fan down.

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Watch Linkin Park’s Brad Delson Rock a Cardboard Fender Guitar

The unique instrument is put to the test by the Linkin Park guitarist and holds up to the challenge.

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Music Saves Lives / Rock vs Cancer

Linkin Park, Duff McKagan + More Take Part in Rock Vs. Cancer Art Auction

Linkin Park, Duff McKagan and many other rockers have painted their lyrics for art pieces that are being auctioned off to raise funds for cancer research.

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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Designs Stormtrooper for ‘Art Awakens’ Exhibit + Auction

Check out Shinoda's artistic flare as he designed a stormtrooper showing his affection for the Star Wars universe. Proceeds from the sale go to UNICEF.

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