by patty
Hey people !  Do you guys have a favorite band, cause I know I do. Mine is called Linkin Park.  Linkin Park is a band that has been around since1996 until present day. There hometown is Los Angeles,CA .They first started as just a group of three Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson . Further on they became bigger Mike Shinoda - vocalist, Chester Bennington - vocals, Phoenix Farrell - bass, Joseph Hahn - deejay, Rob Bourdon - drums, Brad Delson - guitar.Linkin Park didn’t begin as Linkin Park it was first named Xero.  The band then agreed on changing its name from Xero to Hybrid Theory. Finally they’ve decided to change and keep the name of Linkin Park. Linkin Park has 31 songs and 5 studio albums Hybrid Theory, Meteora, Minutes to Midnight, A Thousand Suns, and Living Things.  One of the most popular album is Hybrid Theory is the debut album by American rock band Linkin Park, released on October 24, 2000 through Warner Bros. Records. Hybrid Theory reaching high positions on other charts worldwide. This album brought Linkin Park into the mainstream and would ultimately become one of the most well respected American rock albums of the 2000s decade. Linkin Park has sold over 60 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy Awards.Linkin Park also participated in numerous charitable events, most notably raised money to benefit victims of Hurricane Charley in 2004 and later Hurricane Kin 2005.The band donated $75,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in March 2004 .They also helped relief efforts for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami victims by staging several charity concerts and setting up an additional fund called Music   for Relief . Linkin Park as helped in many more of these charities, but not only did they help in money but also courage in music . On January 19, 2010, Linkin Park released a new song entitled "Not Alone" as part of a compilation from Music for Relief called Download to Donate for Haiti in support of the Haiti Earthquake crisis . Shinoda designed two t-shirts, in which the proceeds will go to Music For Relief to help the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami disasters Music For Relief released Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief Japan, another compilation of songs, in which the proceeds will go to Save the Children. Linkin Park became the first rock band to achieve more than one billion YouTube hits ! There Genres are alternative rock, rap rock, alternative metal, and nu metal. so there is all the basic information about Linkin Park. This band has been my favorite band since about 5th grade. There music inspires me in so many ways. I can really relate to there messages and what there trying to say. One day i’m hoping to meet them and discuss there experiences throughout there music.

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