Selasa, 06 November 2012

Hybrid Theory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hybrid Theory
A stenciled painting of a soldier carrying a flag
Studio album by Linkin Park
ReleasedOctober 24, 2000
RecordedMarch–June 2000 at NRG Recordings in North Hollywood, California
GenreNu metalrap metalalternative metal
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerDon Gilmore
Linkin Park studio album chronology
Hybrid Theory
Singles from Hybrid Theory
  1. "One Step Closer"
    Released: September 28, 2000
  2. "Crawling"
    Released: March 1, 2001
  3. "Papercut"
    Released: September 25, 2001
  4. "In the End"
    Released: October 9, 2001
Hybrid Theory is the debut album by American rock band Linkin Park, released on October 24, 2000 through Warner Bros. Records. The album was a commercial success, having sold over 10 million units in the United States alone as of 2010, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, and also reaching high positions on other charts worldwide. Hybrid Theory brought Linkin Park into the mainstream and would ultimately become one of the most well respected American rock albums of the 2000s decade.

Track listing "METEORA"

All songs written and composed by Linkin Park
No. Title Length
1. "Foreword"   0:13
2. "Don't Stay"   3:07
3. "Somewhere I Belong"   3:33
4. "Lying from You"   2:55
5. "Hit the Floor"   2:44
6. "Easier to Run"   3:24
7. "Faint"   2:42
8. "Figure.09"   3:17
9. "Breaking the Habit"   3:16
10. "From the Inside"   2:55
11. "Nobody's Listening"   2:58
12. "Session"   2:24
13. "Numb"   3:07

Rabu, 31 Oktober 2012

Hybrid Theory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hybrid Theory is the debut album by American rock band Linkin Park,
 released on October 24, 2000 through Warner Bros. 
Records. The album was 

a commercial success, having sold over 10 million units in the United States alone as of 2010, 
peaking at number two on the Billboard 200,
 and also reaching high positions on other charts worldwide.  
Hybrid Theory brought Linkin Park into the mainstream and would ultimately become one of the most well-
respected American rock albums of the 2000s decade.
Recorded at NRG Recordings in North Hollywood, California, and produced by Don Gilmore, 
the album's lyrical themes deal with problems lead vocalist Chester Bennington experienced during his adolescence,
 including drug abuse and the constant fighting and-
divorce of his parents. Hybrid Theory takes its title from the previous name of the band.
Four singles were released from the album: "One Step Closer", "Papercut",
 the Grammy Award-winning "Crawling" and "In the End", the latter which was responsible-
for launching Linkin Park into mainstream popularity. At the 2002 Grammy Awards
Hybrid Theory was nominated for Best Rock Album
The album is listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
 It was ranked #11 on Billboard'Hot 200 Albums of the Decade.
[1] A special edition of Hybrid Theory was released March 11, 2002, a year and a half after its original pressing.  
Hybrid Theory has sold 24 million copies worldwide
.[2] which makes it the best selling debut album of the 21st century.[3]

Senin, 29 Oktober 2012


Early years (1996–2000)

The founding of Linkin Park began with three high school friends; Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson.[15] After graduating from high school, the three began to take their musical interests more seriously, recruiting Joe Hahn, Dave "Phoenix" Farrell, and Mark Wakefield to perform in their band, Xero. Though limited in resources, the band began recording and producing songs within Shinoda’s makeshift bedroom studio in 1996, resulting in a 4-track demo tape.[15][16] Tensions and frustration within the band grew however after they failed to land a record deal.[15] The lack of success and stalemate in progress prompted Wakefield, at that time the band's vocalist, to leave the band in search of other projects.[15][16] Farrell also left to tour with Tasty Snax and other bands.[17][18]
After spending a considerable time searching for Wakefield's replacement, Xero recruited Arizona vocalist, Chester Bennington, who was recommended by Jeff Blue, the vice president of Zomba Music in March 1999.[19] Bennington, formerly of a post-grunge band by the name of Grey Daze, became a standout among applicants because of the dynamic in his singing style.[15] The band then agreed on changing its name from Xero to Hybrid Theory; the newborn vocal chemistry between Shinoda and Bennington helped revive the band, inciting them to work on new material.[15] In 1999 they released an extended play named after the group, which they plugged into internet chat-rooms and developed an informal 'street team' from the on-line community to spread the music.[20] The band’s renaissance culminated with a change in name; from Hybrid Theory, the band once again changed its name, this time to Linkin Park, a play on and homage to Santa Monica’s Lincoln Park.[15] However, despite these changes, the band still struggled to sign a record deal. After facing numerous rejections from several major record labels, Linkin Park turned to Jeff Blue for additional help. After failing to catch Warner Bros. Records on three previous reviews, Jeff Blue, now the vice president of Warner Bros. Records, helped the band sign a deal with the company in 1999. The band released its breakthrough album, Hybrid Theory, the following year.[19]

Hybrid Theory (2000–2002)

Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory on October 24, 2000.[21][22] The album, which represented half a decade’s worth of the band’s work, was edited by Don Gilmore.[15] Hybrid Theory was a massive commercial success; it sold more than 4.8 million copies during its debut year, earning it the status of best-selling album of 2001, while singles such as "Crawling" and "One Step Closer" established themselves as staples among alternative rock radio play lists during the year.[17] Additionally, other singles from the album were featured in films such as Dracula 2000, Little Nicky, and Valentine.[17] Hybrid Theory won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song "Crawling" and was nominated for two other Grammy Awards: Best New Artist and Best Rock Album.[23] MTV awarded the band their Best Rock Video and Best Direction awards for "In the End".[15] Through the winning of the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance, Hybrid Theory’s overall success had catapulted the band into mainstream success.
During this time, Linkin Park received many invitations to perform on many high-profile tours and concerts including Ozzfest, Family Values Tour and KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas.[17][24] The band also formed its own tour, Projekt Revolution, which featured other notable artists such as Cypress Hill, Adema, and Snoop Dogg.[19] Within a year’s stretch, Linkin Park had performed at over 320 concerts.[15] The experiences and performances of the precocious band were documented in its first DVD, Frat Party at the Pankake Festival, which debuted in November 2001. Now reunited with former bassist Phoenix, the band began work on a remix album, dubbed Reanimation, which would include works from Hybrid Theory and non-album tracks also.[17] Reanimation debuted on July 30, 2002, featuring the likes of Black Thought, Jonathan Davis, Aaron Lewis, and many others.[25] Reanimation claimed the second spot on the Billboard 200, and sold nearly 270,000 copies during its debut week.[26] Hybrid Theory is also in the RIAA's Top 100 Albums.[27]

Meteora (2002–2004)

Following the success of Hybrid Theory and Reanimation, Linkin Park spent a significant amount of time touring around the United States. The band members began to work on new material amidst its saturated schedule, spending a sliver of their free time in their tour bus' studio.[28] The band officially announced the production of a new studio album in December 2002, revealing its new work was inspired by the rocky region of Meteora in Greece, where numerous monasteries have been built on top of the rocks.[29] Meteora features a mixture of the band's previous nu metal and rapcore styles with newer innovative effects, including the induction of a shakuhachi (a Japanese flute made of bamboo) and other instruments.[15] Linkin Park's second album debuted on March 25, 2003 and instantly earned worldwide recognition,[15] going to No.1 in the US and UK, and No.2 in Australia.[16]
Meteora sold more than 800,000 copies during its first week, and it ranked as the best selling album on the Billboard charts at the time.[30] The album's singles, including "Somewhere I Belong", "Breaking the Habit", "Faint", and "Numb", received significant radio attention.[31] By October 2003, Meteora sold nearly three million copies.[32] The album's success allowed Linkin Park to form another Projekt Revolution, which featured other bands and artists including Mudvayne, Blindside, and Xzibit.[15] Additionally, Metallica invited Linkin Park to play at the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, which included well-known acts such as Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and Deftones.[33] The band released an album and DVD, entitled Live in Texas, which consisted of audio and video tracks of some of the band's performances in Texas during the tour.[15] In early 2004, Linkin Park started a world tour titled the Meteora World Tour. Supporting bands on the tour included Hoobastank, P.O.D., Story of the Year and Pia.[34]
Meteora earned the band multiple awards and honors. The band won the MTV awards for Best Rock Video for "Somewhere I Belong" and the Viewer's Choice Award for "Breaking the Habit".[35] Linkin Park also received significant recognition during the 2004 Radio Music Awards, winning the Artist of the Year and Song of the Year ("Numb") awards.[35] Although Meteora was not nearly as successful as Hybrid Theory, it was the third best selling album in the United States during 2003.[17] The band spent the first few months of 2004 touring around the world, first with the third Projekt Revolution tour, and later several European concerts.[17]At the same time, the band's relationship with Warner Bros. Records was deteriorating rapidly on account of several trust and financial issues.[36] After months of feuding, the band finally negotiated a deal in December 2005.[37]


Selasa, 09 Oktober 2012


Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries.[2] Their following studio album Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200 album chart in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world.[3] In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest band of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium.[4] Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart.[5]
Having adapted nu metal and rap metal to a radio-friendly yet densely layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora,[6][7][8] the band explored other genres in their next studio album Minutes to Midnight (2007).[9][10] The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third-best debut week of any album that year.[11][12] The band continued to explore a wider variation of musical types in their fourth album A Thousand Suns (2010), layering their music with more electronic sounds and beats. Their most recent work Living Things (2012) combines musical elements from all of their previous records. The band has collaborated with several other artists, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mashup EP Collision Course, and many others on Reanimation.[7] Linkin Park has sold over 55 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy Awards.[13][14][15]