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Linkin Park Facts...
  • LA based
  • They changed the spelling of thier band so they can afford to buy a domain name
  • Chester Bennington used to listen to alot of ministry and try to mimic Al Jourgensens voice without the effects.
  • Chester made his first record at the age of 16
  • The band started off with the name Xero, then Hybrid Theory, and finally Linkin Park.
  • They would rather write songs about anger, than Love because anger is easier to write and everybody relates to it.
  • Mike is known as the 'honest' songwriter and Chester is the evil guy
  • The band was signed to Warner Bros. Records only 9 months after Bennington joined them.
  • Brad and Joe met at an Art center in Pasedena. In High School, Brad took art and Joe took Painting.
  • Has been compared to God Lives Underwater meets (hed) PE.
  • Their first gig brought them an offer of a publishing deal.
  • Signed with Warner Brothers Records
  • Decided on Don Gilmore as the producer of the band.
  • Bennington is a multi-talented transplanted Arizona native who had started making records when he was 16 years old, and used to run around singing Foreigner songs when he was a small child.
  • Their very first show was at L.A.'s famed rock showcase spot, The Whisky.

Linkin Park

Chester Bennington-singer 3-20-76
Mike Shinoda-co vocalist 7-30-70
Brad Delson-guitar
Rob Bourdon-drummer 1-20-79
Joseph Hahn-DJ 3-15-77


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Q: WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE PRESIDENT???

PHEONIX - Pheonix Dark Dirk
CHESTER - Triumph the Insult Dog
ROB - Pakalika
BRAD - Chester Bennington
MIKE - Eric B.
JOE - Kublai

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Interview with Chester...

What is your hometown?
LA

How did the members of your band meet?
High School

Name the three records you've listened to the most in the last year.
Dido
Deftones
Britney Spears

Which rock-n-roll figure (living or dead) would you most like to be on tour with and why? Stone Temple Pilots - they have influenced us greatly. What are your favorite websites?
linkinpark.com, shoutweb.com, and sissyfight.com

Who will you call first if your record goes gold?
My first guitar teacher, Keith.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Starving musicians don't "vacation".

What is the first concert you attended?
Beach Boys & Chicago.

What is your #1 pet peeve?
People who define themselves by their pet peeve. It's so negative.