Published 2016-12-01
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A few things you may not have known about Linkin Park

Linkin Park are one of the most successful rock bands since their release of the first album in 2000 and they released their sixth studio album recently. This band was founded by three highschool friends: Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson. This was later joined by the well renowned Chester Bennington. They have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, gone platinum, won Grammy Awards and are a lovely band to listen to.

Here are 11 things you may not have known about Linkin Park

1. The band had two incarnations before they where named what they are now. The first incarnation was called Xero which did not include Chester Bennington. The second incarnation was called Hybrid Theory which didn't last but was used as an album name for their breakthrough album.

2. The name actually supposed to be Lincoln Park, a play on and homage to Santa Monica's Lincoln Park. However, they changed it to 'Linkin' as they couldn't afford the domain name ''. Guess everything happens for a reason, Lincoln Park doesn't have a ring to it. They could definitely afford it now, we have thank the people who put a high price for that domain.

3. Chester Bennington worked at Burger King in 1996. Meanwhile, Brad Delson was a bouncer at a nightclub called The Roxy during the early days of the band. Who knew it? That fact just proves that anyone can achieve anything. You just have to work very hard.

4. Their first ever gig was at The Whiskey a Go Go. Whiskey a Go Go is a night club in West Hollywood, California. It is at 8901 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip if anyone's a hardcore Linkin Park fan and plan on visiting their starting stage. In 2006, the venue was included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

5. Chester Bennington is one of the most accidental prone dudes you will know. He has been through spider bite. He was bitten by one of the most venomous spiders, the recluse spider. He pulled his back out picking up his luggage, tore a ligament while playing basketball and broke his wrist due to a stage dive in 2007.

6.Mike Shinoda started writing articles for The Big Issue in September 2012 and was the publication's US election correspondent. From journalist to famous musician! Anything is possible these days. Rappers and other boy bands these days mostly sing about girls and we have Mike Shinoda doing something big. This guy is a role model!

7. Linkin Park were the first rock band to achieve over one billion hits on YouTube. They hit the landmark with their 2009 single 'New Divide', which acted as the lead-off single to the Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen soundtrack scoring 131 million views on its own.

8. At the time of Chester and his ex-wife's wedding, they were too poor to afford rings as he was working in Burger King at that time, so instead they got matching tattoos on their ring fingers. How romantic and painful at the same time?! Let's take our time to appreciate this guy for coming up with this idea. But in the end it didn't even matter!

9. A graphic designer by trade, Mike Shinoda designed the album cover of Hybrid Theory. Such Talent! Much rap! Wow!

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10. The band was turned down 44 times before they were finally signed by Warner Brothers, who had turned them down three times beforehand. Talk about persistence! We would most probably give on the 35th time mostly. Guess Patience is the key to success. We are just happy that Warner Brother Music let them keep their music real!

11. Chester Bennington's favourite song is Breaking the Habit and his least favourite was 'One Step Closer'. In our opinion both songs are amazing!


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Umran Sharieff
Umran Sharieff 12/20/16, 7:06 AM
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 12/20/16, 7:06 AM
Guys, you know phoenix once broke his bass guitar... It was like 1/4th broken from side but he still completed thw concert with that broken bass guitar !
Nalin Middey
Nalin Middey 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Why should I care?....
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Hahahaha... Hell yeah soldier ! Maybe you'll like some old school linkin park stuff !
Smitanshu Choudhary
Smitanshu Choudhary 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
I love it.. Given up is my favourite..
Rishikesh Jadhav
Rishikesh Jadhav 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Dude , You ain't have knowledge about music.LP band is real piece of shit. I have many reasons for supporting that sentence ,a music band doesn't have the whole package of rapper , dj , and drummer, guitarists . I can't imagine the a rock song including rapp verse & extra effects by dj . Either you are an artist (singer) featuring a dj or rapper in your song or you're an heavy metal band member.Both are very different field. Even though they are working together with all these stuff but failed to bring them in sinc .
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Rishikesh Jadhav do you have any knowledge about music. Well you dont. Search for nu metal genre. You'll find the dj guy and rapper. Goddamn it you are just a pussy hair now. Ever heard children of bodom ? They are a metal band and they have a keyboardist. Just go and watch concertd of slipknot you ******* shit. You'll know what nu metal genre really is. Oh well... I guess you are a fan of one direction and justin beiber. Boy. Carryon listening to shitties music of all. And yeah, if you offend me, do like my comment, i can get you in a comment fight with you cause i know i know more than you on this topic, on this band and on this genre of music more than you'll ever will. Cmon. Fight me *****
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Sharan Arora people like this should be packed in a bag full of shit of one direction guys and justin beiber.
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Manas Gangwani i know. Me too didnt knew that. He doesnt look like a bouncer though. He is so skinny with curly hairs !
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Must have been beaten down by guys
Abhi Bennoda
Abhi Bennoda 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
New album coming in 2017
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Stay updated bro. Their new album is coming in 2017 till june
Sanjeet Gaonkar
Sanjeet Gaonkar 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Leaving their personal facts I knew most of them....
Somnath Das
Somnath Das 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Lp is d best.. F d rest
Koushik Paul
Koushik Paul 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
This band can teach people more than they ever will.....
Bijay Narayan Tiwari
Bijay Narayan Tiwari 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
I love linkin park becoze i love his motivational songs
Gautam Negi
Gautam Negi 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Pratik Tikhe Akshat Baluni Dhaval Darji
Naeem Hasan
Naeem Hasan 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Thank you! I knew most of them, though. :D Linkin Park is my life. :"|
Akash Babu
Akash Babu 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
Akshaya Iyer the reason y I love LP
ArkAdeep MAji
ArkAdeep MAji 12/19/16, 7:06 AM
waiting for their 7th studio album
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