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Formed: 1996
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Blending hardcore rock, hip-hop, and electronic music, Linkin Park has established a sound that is difficult to classify, but easy to identify. The LA-based band combines provoking rhymes and melodic vocals with neck-snapping beats, vicious guitar riffs, and dizzying scratches.

Formerly named Hybrid Theory, the band describes their music as "a constantly evolving experiment." "Our goal is to bring seemingly distant elements together," says emcee Mike Shinoda, describing Linkin Park's sound and its fan base.

Since its inception in 1996, the band has attracted a diverse and dedicated following. Its grassroots fan base has grown rapidly, fueled by the efforts of hundreds of street teamers across the country, hardcore listeners committed to building Linkin Park. Friends since school, Linkin Park is Rob Bourdon (drums), Brad Delson (guitar), Joe Hahn (turntables), Mike Shinoda (vocals), Chester Bennington (vocals), and Phoenix (bass).

Latest Linkin Park News

Below is our complete Linkin Park news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Early Seasons Posts Linkin Park Cover

French act Early Seasons has posted a cover online of Linkin Park's song "Papercut," which can be heard in the YouTube player below.

To hear more music from Early Seasons, head over to the band's Facebook profile or pick up the "And the World Stops" EP at iTunes. You can also watch the band's previously posted video clip for "Surrender" at this location.

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Visions Of Atlantis To Play Novarock Fest

Austria's Visions of Atlantis has checked in with the following announcement about appearing at the upcoming Novarock Festival:

"Visions of Atlantis is confirmed for the NOVAROCK FESTIVAL 2012 which will take place on the Pannonia FieldsII in Nickelsdorf/Austria from 8th until 10th of June 2012 and feature a monster billing including Metallica, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Nightwish, Evanescence and many many more!

"Soon we will announce more dates for 2012 and details on our upcoming album ETHERA! So, stay tuned friends!!! Yours, VoA-family"

More information on the festival and acquiring tickets can be found at this location. Visions of Atlantis also recently posted studio footage online from the band's time working on the "Ethera" album, which can be viewed here.

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Mastodon To Appear On Transformers 3 Soundtrack

American progressive metal act Mastodon has revealed that it will be featured on the forthcoming Transformers: Dark Of The Moon soundtrack. The compilation album arrives in stores on June 14, 2011 and will contain Mastodon's cover of ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid". The soundtrack will also feature tracks from Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Black Veil Brides and more. You can find the full track listing as well as stream Mastodon's cover below.

1. Linkin Park - Iridescent
2. Paramore - Monster
3. My Chemical Romance - The Only Hope For Me Is You
4. Taking Back Sunday - Faith
5. Staind - The Bottom
6. Art Of Dying - Get Thru This
7. Goo Goo Dolls - All That You Are
8. Theory Of A Deadman - Head Above Water
9. Black Veil Brides - Set The World On Fire
10. Skillet - Alive & Awake (Remix)
11. Mastodon - Just Got Paid (ZZ Top cover)

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Senmuth Releases His 20th Studio Album Of 2010

Russian multi-instrumentalist/post-metal artist Senmuth has released his new studio album, "TE-E-MA," which marks his 20th studio album released in the 2010 calendar year. "TE-E-MA" is also his 76th studio album released to date, since his debut "Cognitive Discord" was released in 2004. A press-release states:

"Senmuth is a Russian multi-instrumentalist who makes uncompromising and experimental music with guitars, ethnic instruments and electronics. He is also a fequent collaborator with several other experimental Russian bands. His musical output can best be described as eclectic, ranging from ethnically fused ambient to progressive rock. His origins however lie predominately in doom and industrial metal with a healthy dose of ethnic music; whereas his newer albums are more progressive and experimental.

"Senmuth's compositions are musical journeys, expansive trips into history and the unknown transporting the listener through distant lands and ancient cultures. The sheer volume of work that Senmuth creates is staggering, having released over 60 albums in less than ten years of active recording, or making about ten albums per year. All of his work is generously released free of charge, and can be downloaded through his website."

Here is the "TE-E-MA" tracklisting:
1. Contour of Events
2. My Pantheon
3. Songs no More
4. Astrocytomia
5. SAR.RU.KI.IN
6. The Climaticshift
7. Stygmatography
8. Mute Syntagma
9. AmGod vs doGmA
10. Soulclusters
11. Divine re-Equivalent
12. Pantheism
13. The Catalyst (Linkin Park remix)

You can download any Senmuth's 76 studio albums, free of charge, at this location. A comprehensive list of the exstensive Senmuth discography is available here.

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Rob Zombie Confirms Festival Appearance

Rob Zombie has been announced as the next performer confirmed for next year's Download festival. Download 2011 is set to take place between June 10th, 11th and 12th, 2011 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

Also confirmed to appear:
Avenged Sevenfold
System of a Down
Linkin Park

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Linkin Park Streams New Song "The Catalyst"

Platinum selling nu metal/alternative rock act Linkin Park have uploaded a brand new song to the band's myspace page. The song, titled "The Catalyst," is featured on the band's upcoming studio album "A Thousand Suns." "A Thousand Suns" is set for release on August 24th, 2010 through Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros and was produced by Rick Rubin.

You can listen to the new song, "The Catalyst," here.

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Linkin Park Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Platinum selling nu-metal act Linkin Park have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming studio album titled "A Thousand Suns." "A Thousand Suns" is set to be released on September 14th, 2010 through Warner Music.

"A Thousand Suns" tracklisting:
1. The Requiem
2. The Radiance
3. Burning In The Skies
4. Empty Spaces
5. When They Come For Me
6. Robot Boy
7. Jornada Del Muerto
8. Waiting For The End
9. Blackout
10. Wretches And Kings
11. Wisdom, Justice, And Love
12. Iridescent
13. Fallout
14. The Catalyst
15. The Messenger

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Linkin Park Announces New Album Title

Platinum selling nu-metal act Linkin Park have announced the title and release date of their forthcoming album. The album, titled "A Thousand Suns," was produced by Rick Rubin and is set for a September 14th, 2010 date of release.

The debut single from the album, titled "The Catalyst," will have its radio debut on August 2nd, 2010. The same day the band will be debuting the track on thier myspace page.

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OpEd

A Decade Of Metal In Review

On the 31 Dec 1999, no planes came crashing out of the sky, nuclear bombs went off or microwave ovens tried to eat anyone. However, times were about to change and in the metal scene change was already well underway. Let us take a stroll through the decade in metal that was.

Many of the 90s big names like Emperor and Pantera prepared to give their last venomous scream dying off in the wake of ever diminishing interest in the metal scene that had plagued the 90s. In the year 2000 a band named “Limp Bizkit” came out with an album called "Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water" and in a storm nu-metal took over the public perception of heavy music, changing the face of metal irreparably. Although nu-metal had already been pioneered by Korn, bands like Deftones, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Linkin Park all had breakout releases in 2000. More...

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Headline News

Judas Priest And AC/DC Win Grammy Awards

Two of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal walked away with Grammy awards last night as British metal legends Judas Priest picked up the award for Best Metal Performance, beating Lamb Of God, Megadeth, Ministry and Slayer, with their song "Dissident Aggressor," taken from their live album, "A Touch Of Evil: Live." Australian based hard rockers AC/DC also scooped the prize for Best Hard Rock Performance for their song "War Machine," which appears on their most recent studio album, "Black Ice" and the forthcoming "Iron Man 2" soundtrack. They were able to beat Metallica, Alice In Chains, Nickelback and Linkin Park in their category.

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Deftones Gives Benefit Shows Recap

The Deftones has issued the following update about the benefit shows held for bassit Chi Cheng:

"Deftones would like to thank all of the incredible artists, sponsors, crew, supporters, fans and friends who made last Thursday and Friday an overwhelming success. The two night event commenced with special sets by POD, Far and Cypress Hill on night one. Deftones opened their Thursday night set with a brand new song 'Rocket Skates' and continued through a show that included 'Elite,' 'Be Quiet and Drive,' and 'My Own Summer.'

"Each night the band was joined by some of Deftones' and Chi's close friends for some special collaborations exclusive to the nights. Night one included Ben Kenney from Incubus on 'Street Carp,' Mike Shinoda and Tommy Lee on 'Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event,' Xzibit on 'Back to School,' Jonah and Shawn from Far on the Jawbox cover 'Savory,' and Cypress Hill joining Deftones for a full band version of Cypress' 'Rock Superstar.'

"Friday night opened with longtime Chi Cheng favorites Fungo Mungo and Will Haven. Special guests on night two included Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Daron Malakian (System of A Down) and Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) on a punishing cover of Metallica's 'Battery,' an ensemble performance of Suicidal Tendencies' 'War Inside My Head' with members of Suicidal, and Daron, John Dolmayan, and Shavo Odadjian of System performing 'Aerials' and 'Toxicity' with Chino on vocals.

"Coupled with the online auction, Deftones will likely reach their goal of raising six figures for Chi..."

Read the full article at Deftones MySpace Blog.

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Just For Fun

"Linkin Park" Posts New Video Online

A video posted online by NonRandomNonSense has ensured all the lovers of the classic Linkin Park song structure that the formula is still alive and well. You can check it out below. The video has received much praise from fans and haters alike (as well as the expected criticism from Linkin Park die-hards.) More...

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Linkin Park To Premiere The New Song "New Divide"

Linkin Park has issued the following update about the song "New Divide" premiering on May 18th and being used in the upcoming Transformers movie:

"Linkin Park's new song is called 'New Divide' and is the theme song for the upcoming movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The song will premiere on radio worldwide on May 18 and will also be available for download on iTunes that same day! In addition to writing the theme song for the movie, Linkin Park are contributing to the score of the movie. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens in the theaters on June 24.

"The opportunity to be creatively involved with one of the most anticipated films of the summer is pretty exciting. It's one thing to shoot a video that matches sound and vision, but making music that's built for the big screen is a completely different challenge and we ran with it."

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Four More Bands Added To Sonisphere 2009

The organizers of the British leg of this years Sonisphere festival have announced that four more bands will be joining the bill at Knebworth. Welsh alternative rockers Feeder will be performing at the event, as will Skindred, Frank Turner and Taking Back Sunday. The lineup for the festival, which will be held between August 1st-2nd, is now as follows:

Metallica
Linkin Park
Airbourne
Alice In Chains
Anthrax
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
Feeder
Frank Turner
Killing Joke
Lamb Of God
Machine Head
Mastodon
Nine Inch Nails
Skindred
Taking Back Sunday
The Sword
Thin Lizzy

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More Bands Added To Sonisphere Festival U.K.

Four more band have been added to the first edition of the Sonisphere Festival in Britain this year in the forms of Anthrax, Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke and Airbourne. The festival will take place at the famous Knebworth Park between August 1st and 2nd.

The lineup is now as follows:

Airbourne
Alice In Chains
Anthrax
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
Killing Joke
Lamb Of God
Linkin Park (Headliner)
Machine Head
Mastodon
Metallica (Headliner)
Nine Inch Nails
The Sword
Thin Lizzy

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More Bands Confirmed For UK Sonisphere Festival

The British leg of the Sonisphere Festival, which will be held at the legendary Knebworth Park, has added some more big names to the bill. Alice In Chains, Machine Head, Thin Lizzy, The Sword and Avenged Sevenfold have all been confirmed for the event aswell as headliners Linkin Park and Metallica. The show will take place between the first and second of August.

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Metallica Announces Sonisphere 2009 Festival

Metallica has issued the following statement about headlining the 2009 Sonisphere festival:

"Summer is around the bend and what would summer be without Metallica playing a few European festival shows?? This year we're going to be part of the brand spankin' new Sonisphere festival, the first and only touring European Rock festival which hits six cities for a total of seven shows. We hear that while the usual festival madness will be going on, Sonisphere will have two alternate stages so you don't have to miss a minute of the music.

"Lamb of God and Mastodon are along with for the fun at all the shows and on August 1 Linkin Park will headline the first of the two Knebworth shows (we take the stage for the second one on August 2).

"As you can see below, our friends from Slipknot and Die Toten Hosen are hitting a few select cities, with Linkin Park also joining us in Finland: More...

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Guitar Hero Trailer With Ozzy Posted Online

A new trailer for the forthcoming video game Guitar Hero:World Tour featuring Ozzy Osbourne has been posted online. You can check it out below.

Guitar Hero:World Tour will be released on October 28th and features the following tracklisting:

311 - 'Beautiful Disaster'
30 SECONDS TO MARS - 'The Kill'
AIRBOURNE - 'Too Much Too Young'
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - 'Ramblin' Man'
ANOUK - 'Good God'
THE ANSWER - 'Never Too Late'
AT THE DRIVE-IN - 'One Armed Scissor'
BEASTIE BOYS - 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn'
BEATSTEAKS - 'Hail to the Freaks'
BILLY IDOL - 'Rebel Yell'
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 'Stillborn'
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB - 'Weapon of Choice'
BLINK-182 - 'Dammit'
BLONDIE - 'One Way or Another'
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND - 'Hollywood Nights'
BON JOVI - 'Livin’ On A Prayer'
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE - 'Scream Aim Fire'
COLDPLAY - 'Shiver'
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - 'Up Around The Bend'
THE CULT - 'Love Removal Machine'
DINOSAUR JR. - 'Feel The Pain'
THE DOORS - 'Love Me Two Times'
DREAM THEATER - 'Pull Me Under'
THE EAGLES - 'Hotel California'
THE ENEMY - 'Aggro'
FILTER - 'Hey Man, Nice Shot'
FLEETWOOD MAC - 'Go Your Own Way'
FOO FIGHTERS - 'Everlong'
THE GUESS WHO - 'American Woman'
HUSH PUPPIES - 'You're Gonna Say Yeah!'
INTERPOL - 'Obstacle 1'
JANE'S ADDICTION - 'Mountain Song'
JIMI HENDRIX - 'Purple Haze (Live)'
JIMI HENDRIX - 'The Wind Cries Mary'
JIMMY EAT WORLD - 'The Middle'
JOE SATRIANI - 'Satch Boogie'
KENT - 'Vinternoll2'
KORN - 'Freak On A Leash'
LACUNA COIL - 'Our Truth'
LENNY KRAVITZ - 'Are You Gonna Go My Way'
LINKIN PARK - 'What I've Done'
THE LIVING END - 'Prisoner of Society'
LOS LOBOS - 'La Bamba'
LOST PROPHETS - 'Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)'
LYNYRD SKYNYRD - 'Sweet Home Alabama (Live)'
MARS VOLTA - 'L'Via L'Viaquez'
MC5’S WAYNE KRAMER - 'Kick Out The Jams'
METALLICA - 'Trapped Under Ice'
MICHAEL JACKSON - 'Beat It'
MODEST MOUSE - 'Float On'
MOTÖRHEAD - 'Overkill'
MUSE - 'Assassin'
NEGRAMARO - 'Nuvole e Lenzuola'
NIRVANA - 'About a Girl (Unplugged)'
NO DOUBT - 'Spiderwebs'
NOFX - 'Soul Doubt'
OASIS - 'Some Might Say'
OZZY OSBOURNE - 'Crazy Train'
OZZY OSBOURNE - 'Mr. Crowley'
PARAMORE - 'Misery Business'
PAT BENATAR - 'Heartbreaker'
R.E.M. - 'The One I Love'
RADIO FUTURA - 'Escuela De Calor'
RISE AGAINST - 'Re-Education Through Labor'
SEX PISTOLS - 'Pretty Vacant'
SILVERSUN PICKUPS - 'Lazy Eye'
SMASHING PUMPKINS - 'Today'
STEELY DAN - 'Do It Again'
STEVE MILLER BAND - 'The Joker'
STING - 'Demolition Man (Live)'
THE STONE ROSES - 'Love Spreads'
STUCK IN THE SOUND - 'Toy Boy'
SUBLIME - 'Santeria'
SURVIVOR - 'Eye of the Tiger'
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - 'B.Y.O.B.'
TED NUGENT - 'Stranglehold'
TED NUGENT’s Original Guitar Duel Recording
TOKIO HOTEL - 'Monsoon'
TOOL - 'Parabola'
TOOL - 'Schism'
TOOL - 'Vicarious'
TRUST - 'Antisocial'
VAN HALEN - 'Hot For Teacher'
WILLIE NELSON - 'On The Road Again'
WINGS - 'Band on the Run'
ZAKK WYLDE’s Original Guitar Duel Recording More...

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Guitar Hero Trailer With Zakk Wylde Posted Online

A new trailer for the forthcoming video game Guitar Hero:World Tour, featuring Ozzy Osbourne lead guitarist/Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde has been posted online. You can check it out below.

Guitar Hero:World Tour will be released on October 26th and will feature a complete list of original recordings from the bands and artists themselves, allowing music lovers to experience their favourite songs from everyone from Dream Theater to Beastie Boys to Willie Nelson.

The track listing is as follows:


311 - “Beautiful Disaster”
30 Seconds To Mars - “The Kill”
Airbourne - “Too Much Too Young”
The Allman Brothers Band - “Ramblin’Man”
Anouk - “Good God”
The Answer - “Never Too Late”
At The Drive-In - “One Armed Scissor”
Beastie Boys - “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Beatsteaks - “Hail to the Freaks”
Billy Idol - “Rebel Yell”
Black Label Society - “Stillborn”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - “Weapon of Choice”
Blink-182 - “Dammit”
Blondie - “One Way or Another”
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - “Hollywood Nights”
Bon Jovi - “Livin’On A Prayer”
Bullet For My Valentine - “Scream Aim Fire”
Coldplay - “Shiver”
Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Up Around The Bend”
The Cult - “Love Removal Machine”
Dinosaur Jr. - “Feel The Pain”
The Doors - “Love Me Two Times”
Dream Theater - “Pull Me Under”
The Eagles - “Hotel California”
The Enemy - “Aggro”
Filter - “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
Fleetwood Mac - “Go Your Own Way”
Foo Fighters - “Everlong”
The Guess Who - “American Woman”
Hush Puppies - “You’re Gonna Say Yeah!”
Interpol - “Obstacle 1?
Jane’s Addiction - “Mountain Song”
Jimi Hendrix - “Purple Haze (Live)”
Jimi Hendrix - “The Wind Cries Mary”
Jimmy Eat World - “The Middle”
Joe Satriani - “Satch Boogie”
Kent - “Vinternoll2?
Korn - “Freak On A Leash”
Lacuna Coil - “Our Truth”
Lenny Kravitz - “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
Linkin Park - “What I’ve Done”
The Living End - “Prisoner of Society”
Los Lobos - “La Bamba”
Lostprophets - “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)”
Lynyrd Skynyrd - “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)”
Mars Volta - “L’Via L’Viaquez”
MC5’s Wayne Kramer - “Kick Out The Jams”
Metallica - “Trapped Under Ice”
Michael Jackson - “Beat It”
Modest Mouse - “Float On”
Motorhead - “Overkill”
Muse - “Assassin”
Negramaro - “Nuvole e Lenzuola”
Nirvana - “About a Girl (Unplugged)”
No Doubt - “Spiderwebs”
NOFX - “Soul Doubt”
Oasis - “Some Might Say”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Crazy Train”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Mr. Crowley”
Paramore - “Misery Business”
Pat Benatar - “Heartbreaker”
R.E.M. - “The One I Love”
Radio Futura - “Escuela De Calor”
Rise Against - “Re-Education Through Labor”
Sex Pistols - “Pretty Vacant”
Silversun Pickups - “Lazy Eye”
Smashing Pumpkins - “Today”
Steely Dan - “Do It Again”
Steve Miller Band - “The Joker”
Sting - “Demolition Man (Live)”
The Stone Roses - “Love Spreads”
Stuck In The Sound - “Toy Boy”
Sublime - “Santeria”
Survivor - “Eye of the Tiger”
System of a Down - “B.Y.O.B.”
Ted Nugent - “Stranglehold”
Tokio Hotel - “Monsoon”
Tool - “Parabola”
Tool - “Schism”
Tool - “Vicarious”
Trust - “Antisocial”
Van Halen - “Hot For Teacher”
Willie Nelson - “On The Road Again”
Wings - “Band on the Run” More...

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Morello And Slash To Guest On Cypress Hill Album

Billboard.com reports: With his first solo album just out, rapper Sen Dog is looking forward to new projects with his group concerns.

The MC, who released “Diary of a Mad Dog” this week and plans to do some touring soon to promote the album, tells Billboard.com that CYPRESS HILL is “in the process” of making a new album, which will be the follow-up to 2004’s “Till Death Do Us Part.” “We’ve got 30 songs done,” says Sen Dog, who describes the album as “definitely hard-core hip-hop. I wouldn’t say it’s overly hardcore, but it’s definitely a hip-hop album.”

The set will include writing and production collaborations with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello on a track called “Rise Up” and with LINKIN PARK’s Mike Shinoda on another song. GUNS N’ ROSES/VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash, meanwhile, plays on a tune called “Front Line.” But Sen Dog (real name Serien Reyes) says the final guest list will be relatively small. More...

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