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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Random Linkin Park Info

Over the years, a lot of random information has emerged about Linkin Park, the band members, collaborations, songs and more.

Chester can't mime.

Mike claims that he can't freestyle, but when he does, he's actually pretty good at it.

At a live show in Tuscan in 2003, Brad and Joe swapped instruments to play the song "A.06".

During some of the 2004 Meteora World Tour live shows, Brad and Phoenix swapped instruments to play "Nobody's Listening".

One Step Closer has been performed as the closing song at every show the band has ever performed (As Linkin Park - Not alot is known about pre-LP shows) except for their Live8 performance in 2005.

"Nobody's Listening" was the final song to be recorded for Meteora (The Street Team recieved Meteora promo covers without Nobody's Listening listed on it). The song was finished during the mixing process, in which Chester had to redo his entire vocals for the song, due to illness.

Over the years, the band have collaborated on the live version of One Step Closer with many different artists, some of these include:
- Dilated Peoples
- Marky Chavez (of Adema)
- Wes Scantlin (of Puddle of Mudd)
- Sonny Sandovel (of P.O.D.)
- Hoobastank
- Story of the Year
- Jonathan Davis (of Korn)
- Eminem & D-12
- Pia

During the 2004 Meteora World Tour the band got fans to play "Faint" live on stage at each show.

My December was recorded in a studio in Nashville, in 2000. It was originally recorded for inclusion on KROQ's Slim Santa CD.

The first time Linki nPark ever performed My December was at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2000.

"One Step Closer" is one of Chester's least favourite songs.

Mike recorded a track with DJ Vice in 2001 called "Freestyle"

Mike and Chester recorded a track with Handsome Boy Modeling School in 2004 titled "Rock and Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) Part 2, for inclusion on their 'White People' album.

Rob recorded drums on a track with Dan The Automator in 2004. This track has never been released.

Chester recorded a track written by Jonathan Davis (of KoRn) for inclusion on 2002's "Queen of The Damned" soundtrack.

Chester recorded backing vocals for the chorus of "Karma Killer" by Cyclefly, off of their 2002 album 'Crave'

Chester recorded a version of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole" with KoRn, for inclusion on their as-yet-unreleased 'Korn Kovers' CD.

Chester recorded a track with DJ Lethal (of Limp Bizkit) entitled "State of the Art", originallt scheduled for Lethal's now scrapped solo Project. The track debuted on KROQ radio's 'Scratch-and-Sniff' program in 2004.

Chester recorded vocals fora track with The Visionaries. This track has never been released.

Chester performed "Dead and Bloated" and "Wonderful" live with Stone Temple Pilots on the Family Values 2001 tour, for Scott Weilands birthday.

Chester performed "Head Up!" live with the Deftones during the 2001 US to Europe tour.

Chester performed a live rendition of Pantera's "Walk" with Disturbed on the Ozzfest tour in 2001.

Chester performed "Fiction" live with Orgy at The Vault in October 2004.

Linkin Park performed a live cover of Jane's Addiction's "Jane Says" at the IMP Hall in Japan on May 15th 2001.

Linkin Park performed a live cover of the Deftones' "My Own Summer (Shove It)" throughout their Projekt:Revolution 2002 tour.

Linkin Park performed a partial live rendition of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" at a few shows in 2001, and again on the Projekt:Revlution 2004 tour.

Linkin Park performed a live cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Wish" during their Projekt:Revolution 2004 tour.

Linkin Park performed a partial cover of Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" at a 2003 Christmas show.

Linkin Park performed a partial cover of OutKast's "Fresh N' So Clean" at KROQ's 9th Annual Weenie Roast in 2001.

Linkin Park performed a cover of Liam Lynch's "United States of Whatever" during a BBC recording session in 2003.

"Part of Me" was written around a sample of a car alarm recorded by Brad.

Phoenix has 2 tattoos, one on each shoulder.

Joe has an alter-ego named Remy, who can be heard at the beginning of "Fuse".

Team Sleep remixed My>Dsmbr, but it was considered "too dark" for Reanimation.

Ever wonder what domain names Linkin Park have? Didn't think so! Click here for a list of all domain names held by or on behalf of Linkin Park.


Mike Shinoda - Learn more about Linkin Park Emcee/Vocalist, Keyboardist and Guitarist Mike Shinoda

Full Name: Michael Kenji Shinoda
Age: 28
Date of Birth: 11th February 1977
Role in band: Keyboards, Beats + Samples, Guitar, Emcee, Vocals

Weapons of choice:
(on stage)
Audio Technica Wireless Mic
Ibanez guitars
PRS guitars
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier heads
Mesa Boogie cabinets

Digidesign Protools software & hardware
Anteres software
Waves software
Emagic hardware
Korg Triton keyboards
Roland keyboard modules
AKAI S-900 & MPC 2000 samplers
Baldwin pianos

Interesting Mike Shinoda Facts - Did you know?
Mike graduated from Art college in Pasadena and also majored in illustration.

Mike's first job was as a graphic designer.

Mike designed the cover for the Hybrid Theory cd and did alot of the designs for the Meteora and Reanimation booklets and Digipak sleeves.

Mike has known Brad Delson since the 7th grade.

Mike was the founder of Xero.

Mike supports the downloading of music and says that it stongly helped their fanbase (He often says at live shows 'If you don't have this song you can get it off the internet, just try Napster or something').

Mike designed the artwork for Styles of Beyond's CD "2000 Fold".

Mike produced The X-Ecutioners's CD "Built From Scratch".

Mike has produced 3 Linkin Park CD's - "Hybrid Theory EP," "Reanimation" and "Collision Course," and he often avoids questions about if he will produce future Linkin Park CD's.

Mike runs an imprint label known as "Machine Shop Recordings" (formally "The Shinoda Imprint") in which he helps produce and sign upcoming bands. Machine Shop is recognised as a very artist friendly record label, and all the bands signed to it appreciate the way it is run in their favour.

Chester Bennington - Learn more about Linkin Park Vocalist Chester Bennington

Full Name: Chester Charles Bennington
Age: 29
Dob: 20th March 1976
Role in band: Lead Vocals

Weapons of choice:
Audio Technica Wireless Mics
Hamer guitars
Yamaha SPX 990
Takamine guitars
DVS/Matix action figure steelo

Interesting Chester Bennington Facts - Did you know?
Chester graduated from Washington High School in 1994.

Chester has 12 tattoos:
1. Upper left arm - 'Picses' zodiac symbol.
2. Upper back - 6 arms spread out.
3. Lower back - The words 'Linkin Park' in old english style writing.
4. Left & Right side of back - Dragons.
5. Upper right arm - Coi fish.
6. Lower left leg - 'Hybrid Theory' soldier.
7+8. Lower left + right arms - Flames rising from wrists.
9. Lower right leg - Dragon.
10. Ring finger on left hand - engagement band.
11. Little finger on right hand - Birthstone in gold ring.
12. Right elbow - Unknown at present (appears to be some sort of skull).

Chester's first proper band was 'Grey Daze' which he joined in 1993.

Chester parted with Grey Daze a few years later due to mutual disagreements with other band members.

Chester joined Linkin Park in 1998.

Chester says that his career highlight was making the video for 'One Step Closer'.

Brad Delson - Learn more about Linkin Park Guitarist Brad Delson

Full Name: Bradford Delson
Age: 27
Dob: 1st December 1977
Role in band: Lead Guitar

Weapons of choice:
PRS Guitars
Ibanez Guitars
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier heads
Mesa Boogie cabinets
D'Addario strings (10XL)
TC Elecronic effects
Boss Pedal effects
D'Addario cables
Dunlop picks (.73)

Interesting Brad Delson Facts - Did you know?
Brad graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in communications.

Brad was going to go to Law School but opted not to so that he could persue a career with the band.

Brad is Jewish.

Brad's first band was the Pricks, which he joined in 1994.

Brad used to call his Custon PRS guitar "satan".

Brad was also in a band called 'Relative Degree' (Which also feat. Rob Bourdon) but the band didn't go anywhere and split after 1 show.

Brad has never revealed his real reason for wearing headphones on stage and in the video's.

Joe Hahn - Learn more about Linkin Park DJ and Video Producer Joe Hahn

Full Name: Joseph Hahn
Age: 28
Dob: 15th March 1977
Role in band: Turntables, Samples, Beats + Sounds

Weapons of choice:
Vestax PDX-2000 Turntables
Rane TTM 54 DJ mixer
Emagic Logic Audio
Various effects
Shure M44-7 needles
Custom-made vinyl

Interesting Joe Hahn Facts - Did you know?
Joe graduated from Art college, and like Mike, he also majored in illustration.

Joe is the official video director of the band.

Joe came up with the concept for the 'One Step Closer' video.

Joe directed the video's for 'In The End', 'Crawling', 'Somewhere I Belong', 'Numb', 'From The Inside' and 'Breaking The Habit'.

Joe has an alter-ego called 'Remy' (The voice at the beginning of 'Fuse' and 'Cure For The Itch').

Joe did the the photography for Styles of Beyond's CD "2000 Fold".

Dave 'Phoenix' Farell - Learn more about Linkin Park Bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farell

Full Name: David Michael Farrell
Age: 27
Dob: 8th February 1977
Role in band: Bass

Weapons of choice:
Ernie Ball Music Man Sting Ray basses
Ampeg SVT Classic heads
Ampeg SVT Classic cabinets
Dean Markley Blue Steel strings
Dunlop Picks (.88)
DBX 160 compressor
Monster cables
Sans Amp
Boss pedals
Whirlwind direct boxes
Shure wireless

Interesting Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell Facts - Did you know?
Phoenix graduated from UCLA.

In Phoenix's original band 'The Snax' he played guitar.

Phoenix later played bass for them and has stayed with it ever since.

Phoenix wishes he could play the drums.

Phoenix also plays the violin and the cello (he plays both on NTR\MSSION on the reanimation cd).

Biography: Rob Bourdon - Learn more about Linkin Park Drummer Rob Bourdon

Full Name: Robert Gregory Bourdon
Age: 25
Dob: 20th January 1979
Role in band: Drums

Weapons of choice:
Gretsch kit
Zildjian cymbals
Remo heads
Vater sticks
Rane headphone amp
Alesis DM-5 drum module
Shure E-1 in-ear monitors
D-drum trigger pads

Interesting Rob Bourdon Facts - Did you know?
Rob is Jewish.

Rob's previous day job was as a waiter.

Rob has been playing in bands since he was about 13 and his first major band was 'Relative Degree' with Brad Delson.

Rob likes to Surf when he gets the time.

Official Linkin Park Discography

Official Linkin Park CD Single Discography
Full list of all official CD Singles released by Linkin Park.

One Step Closer CD Single
Crawling CD Single
Papercut CD Single
In The End CD Single Part 1
In The End CD Single Part 2
In The End Live and Rare EP Single
Pts.Of.Athrty/H! Vltg3 CD Single
Somewhere I Belong CD Single
Somewhere I Belong Canadian CD Single
Faint CD Single Part 1
Faint CD Single Part 2
Faint MAXI CD Single
Numb CD Single Part 1
Numb CD Single Part 2
Numb MAXI CD Single
From The Inside CD Single
Breaking The Habit CD Single
Numb/Encore CD Single

Full list of all official LP Albums released by Linkin Park.

Hybrid Theory
Hybrid Theory Japanese
Hybrid Theory EP
Hybrid Theory Special Edition
Reanimation Japanese
LP Underground v2.0
Meteora Special Edition
Live In Texas
LP Underground v3.0
Meteora Tour Edition
LP Underground v4.0

Full list of all official DVD concerts, short films and singles released by Linkin Park.

Crawling DVD Single
In The End DVD Single
Frat Party at the Pankake Fesitival DVD
Reanimation DVD-Audio
The Making of Meteora DVD
Live In Texas CD/DVD
Breaking The Habit DVD Single
Collision Course CD/DVD

Full list of all official Cassette albums and singles released by Linkin Park.

Hybrid Theory Cassette
Hybrid Theory Special Edition Cassette
One Step Closer Single Cassette
Crawling Single Cassette
Papercut Single Cassette
Reanimation Cassette
Meteora Cassette
Live In Texas Cassette
Meteora Tour Edition Cassette
Collision Course Cassette

Full list of all official 7" & 12" Vinyl Albums and Singles released by Linkin Park.

Hybrid Theory 12" Vinyl
One Step Closer 10" Vinyl
Reanimation 12" Double Vinyl
Somewhere I Belong 7" Vinyl Single
Meteora 12" Double Vinyl
Faint 7" Vinyl Single
Collision Course 12" Vinyl