Linkin Park (2000-)
Mike Shinoda (vocals (rapper))
Brad Delson (guitar)
Rob Bourdon (drums)
Joseph Hahn (DJ)
Chester Bennington (vocals)
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They started out as Xero with Mike, Rob, Brad, Joe, and Phoenix, but then they changed it after Chester joined to Hybrid Theory. They got into a minor legal dispute about their name with another band, so they changed to Lincoln Park, and then they changed the spelling so they could afford their own website. They used Hybrid Theory as the title to their first album. (thanks, Chelsea - Richardson, TX)
Many states have a Lincoln Park. This led many people to believe they were a local band when they toured in these areas. They are named after the Lincoln Park in their hometown of Santa Monica, California.
Warner Brothers rejected the band 3 times before they finally signed them.
They don't swear in most of their songs. They feel there are better ways to get their message across.
Delson wears headphones when he plays to protect his hearing.
Mike Shinoda has a solo project called Fort Minor. The name indicates that the music comes from multiple guest artists in addition to Shinoda. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Shinoda is a distant relative of the Russian composer Tchaikovsky. (thanks, gokce - istanbul, Turkey)
In 2002, they started Projekt Revolution, which is a tour made up of diverse acts like Cypress Hill, Mudvayne, KoRn, Snoop Dogg and Chris Cornell. The tour ran annually until 2004, and started up again in 2007. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.
Little Big Town
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots
The STP drummer talks about how they write their songs, and how the process is different now that Chester Bennington has replaced Scott Weiland.
Jason co-wrote many of Colbie Caillat's hits, including "Bubbly" and "Realize."