Linkin Park is an American rock / metal band from Agoura Hills, California. He was trained in 1996, currently led by Mike Shinoda (vocals, rap, rhythm guitar and keyboard), Brad Delson (lead guitar), Dave Farrell (bass guitar), Rob Bourdon (drums) and Joe Hahn (turntables, effects and mixing).
Despite the destabilization of part of their audience, they deepen their experiments with the concept album A Thousand Suns, released in 2010 and recognized by some critics as a major work of experimental rock. If they get closer to electronic rock with Living Things in 2012, their album The Hunting Party , released in June 2014, is radically different from previous releases with sounds much more raw and aggressive. One More Light, released May 19, 2017, is the band's 7> and last studio album with Chester Bennington as lead singer, before his death on July 20, 2017. This is the most pop album of the discography of the group. This new artistic direction, which surprised many fans of the first hour, is totally assumed by Chester Bennington, the latter indulging as ever in the texts of the songs. The title Nobody Can Save Me appears, after the death of the latter, heavy sense for some observers.
Some singles such as Crawling and In the End (2001) From the Inside, Somewhere I Belong and Numb (2003) ), What I've Done and Shadow of the Day (2007), New Divide (2009), The Catalyst (2010), Burn It Down and Castle of Glass ( 2012) contribute to popularize the group. He also collaborates with several artists, including rapper Jay-Z in the album "Collision Course" released in 2004, and a few others in 2002 remix albums Reanimation and Recharged . has also released a variety of live CDs / DVDs including "Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes" .
Active on social networks, Linkin Park is the first rock band to cross the threshold of one billion views on the YouTube video hosting site, it is also the most popular on Facebook, but also one of the most hacked on the Internet >>>>>. In November 2013, the band has over 70 million albums sold, and is awarded two Grammy Awards >>>>>. On July 20, 2017, Chester Bennington commits suicide while>. Despite the loss of their leader, the group said in a statement that they will remain welded.