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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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Linkin Park Team With MadeWorn for Charitable Clothing Items

Linkin Park are celebrating Giving Tuesday with a collaborative artistic clothing project to raise funds for Music for Relief.

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Warner Bros.

Linkin Park’s ‘In the End’ Voted Best Hard Rock Hit of the 21st Century in 2016 Rocktober Rumble

Loudwire's readers have voted Linkin Park's 'In the End' as the 2016 Rocktober Rumble winner for Best Hard Rock Hit of the 21st Century.

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Linkin Park vs. Three Days Grace
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Linkin Park vs. Three Days Grace – Rocktober Rumble, Final Round

We're down to the Final Round of the Rocktober Rumble with Linkin Park against Three Days Grace for the title of Best Hard Rock Hit of the 21st Century.

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Michael Buckner, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Michael Buckner, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Green Day vs. Linkin Park – Rocktober Rumble, Semifinals

Vote Green Day's 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' or Linkin Park's 'In the End' as Best 21st Century Hard Rock Hit in the Rocktober Rumble Semifinals.

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Warner Bros. Records

16 Years Ago: Linkin Park Unleash ‘Hybrid Theory’

On Oct. 24, 2000, Linkin Park arrived on the scene with their 'Hybrid Theory' album, which would quickly turn into a mega-selling phenomenon.

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Spencer Kaufman / James Stafford, Loudwire

Linkin Park vs. Godsmack – Rocktober Rumble, Quarterfinals

Vote for either Linkin Park's 'In the End' or Godsmack's 'I Stand Alone' as the best hard rock hit of the 21st Century in this Rocktober Rumble matchup.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire (2)

Linkin Park vs. Queens of the Stone Age – Rocktober Rumble, Round 2

Vote for Linkin Park's 'In the End' or Queens of the Stone Age's 'No One Knows' for Best Rock Hit of the 21st Century in the Rocktober Rumble.

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Linkin Park vs Chevelle
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Linkin Park vs. Chevelle – Rocktober Rumble, Round 1

Vote for either Linkin Park's 'In The End' or Chevelle's 'The Red' in this Rocktober Rumble matchup to determine the Best Hard Rock Hit of the 21st Century.

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James Stafford, Loudwire

Chester Bennington on Upcoming Linkin Park Album: ‘The New Songs Are Amazing’

Linkin Park continue to make progress toward the completion of their seventh studio album, with Chester Bennington taping a brief video update for fans...

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Charles Epting / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Tool, Linkin Park + Others Warn Courts of Danger to Music Community Over ‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Ruling

Tool, Linkin Park and others are supporting the appeal of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in the 'Blurred Lines' copyright ruling.

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