Alternative Rock / Modern Rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996.
Linkin Park are one of the most popular bands of the so called "nü-metal" movement, along with [a108722], [a18837] and several others. Their sound is a wide range of influences, including metal, alternate rock, hip-hop, electronica and industrial. Linkin Park's debut album "[[m=74519]]" was a multi-platinum smash worldwide, selling over 13 million copies, 8 million of them in the US alone. [m=61489] is the correspondent remix album.
Originally named [a1118966], the band changed its name to [a901845]. However, this name caused a legal dispute when [a=Hybrid], a popular House music group, threatened to sue Hybrid Theory if the name was not changed. Searching for a new name, [a241527] was driving along when he saw a street sign for the park named "Lincoln Park" in Los Angeles. Originally, the band members wanted to use the name "Lincoln Park", however they changed it to "Linkin" to acquire the internet domain "linkinpark.com".
Frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide on July 20, 2017.