Linkin Park is a truly unique band. They are not just Rock, Rap, or Electronica band. They comprimise of a veritable mixture of different styles and stylists in music, This makes them a hybrid in the type of music they play and their fan-base too. We are true lovers of Linkin Park
Linkin Park's origin began in 1996 when rapper guitarist Brad Delson and the infamouis Mike Shinoda started a band called Xero. Other members of the band were Mark Wakefield the vocalist, Joseph Hahn the DJ, Rob Bourdon the drummer, and "Phoenix" Farrell the bassist. Xero made a four track demo tape including: Fuse, Stick N' Move, Rhinestone, and Reading My Eyes.
When Mark Wakefield left the band, they changed their name to Hybrid Theory. Later "Phoenix" chose to leave the band to tour with another band, called"The Snax". The rest of the gang continued to play together primarily for fun. They later, signed with Zomba Music an occasion that came about when they played at The Whiskey Club in Los Angeles. The final addition to the band came in the form of Chester Bennington.
Magical Chester, in our humble opinion, was absolutely the missing catalyst. His extra-ordinary voice lets him deliver the lyrics at a gentle yet aggressive pace. He can hit pitch notes like no other. Chester humbly even blames this on "years of singing" and "scar tissue". We absolutely love him.
His arrival completed the Band. Thus in 1999 Carousel, And One, Technique, Step up, High Voltage & Part of me were born as a six track EP, to tremendous applause.
Some legal wrangling made it necessary to change the band's name. True to their "hybrid' spirit Linkin Park was chosen. Members drove by Lincoln Park regularly so why not use a similar sounding, unique name. Chester has been recorded to say he wanted a name which was unique, "where the music could define the name rather than the name define the music". Phoneix pulled a mythical rebirth and rejoined the band fulfilling his destiny. New demos were made and the chase for a record label was on. Warner Records were lucky to hear the music, like it and sign up Linkin Park. A massive page in their history was written.
Linkin Park released their debut album, Hybrid Theory In October 2000,. Hits like One Step Closer, Crawling, and In The End were born. Hybrid Theory eventually received 8x platinum. Hybrid Theory does not follow a trend set up by a lot of other bands in that it doesn't contain any curses or swear words. This was because the band wanted to write lyrics honestly and they thought that unnecessary swear words take away attention from the music. They wanted something that the public could listen to over and over again and enjoy repeatedly. At it's completion they felt they had achieved this feat with Hybrid Theory.
After Hybrid Theory was released, Linkin Park's fame permitted them to tour all over the world. They toured with bands like POD, 3 Doors Down, and System Of a Down.
July of 2002, saw LP release the Hybrid Theory Remix album, Reanimation. These remixes included talent from rappers like Black Thought and 20 tracks were cut.
In March of 2003, LP released their 2nd year album, Meteora. This album includes hits like Somewhere I Belong, Numb,, and Faint. Included on Meteora and Reanimation were ground breaking extras. They contained enhanced portions. These parts of the discs included videos and other extra 'goodies" fans could view on their PC. The band wanted to use technology and let the fans to see the process of making albums . This helped them share all the "Blood, Sweat and Tears," they put into making the albums .
Linkin Park has won numerous awards including an award at the VMAs. Their popularity has grown world-wide. They are now truly international with a multitude of fans. From their hybrid genres to their non offensive swear-free lyrics, to their use of turntables and samples, Linkin Park cover a truly versatile ground and provide an entertaining and unique performance
One thing / I don't know why It doesn't even matter how hard you try Keep that in mind / I designed this rhyme To explain in due time All I know time is a valuable thing Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings Watch it count down to the end of the day The clock ticks life away It's so unreal Didn't look out below Watch the time go right out the window Trying to hold on / but didn't even know Wasted it all just to Watch you go I kept everything inside and even though I tried / it all fell apart What it meant to me / will eventually / be a memory / of a time when I tried so hard And got so far But in the end It doesn't even matter I had to fall To lose it all But in the end It doesn't even matter One thing / I don't know why It doesn't even matter how hard you try Keep that in mind / I designed this rhyme To remind myself how I tried so hard In spite of the way you were mocking me Acting like I was part of your property Remembering all the times you fought with me I'm surprised it got so (far) Things aren't the way they were before You wouldn't even recognize me anymore Not that you knew me back then But it all comes back to me In the end You kept everything inside and even though I tried / it all fell apart What it meant to me / will eventually / be a memory / of a time when I I tried so hard And got so far But in the end It doesn't even matter I had to fall To lose it all But in the end It doesn't even matter I've put my trust in you Pushed as far as I can go For all this There's only one thing you should know I've put my trust in you Pushed as far as I can go For all this There's only one thing you should know I tried so hard And got so far But in the end It doesn't even matter I had to fall To lose it all But in the end It doesn't even matter
Metal (sans accent) peut désigner différentes choses :
Metal est un diminutif de heavy metal entendu dans son sens large. Ce qui comprend à la fois le heavy metal originel mais aussi tous les sous-genres qui en dérivent. (Voir également la Liste des genres de metal et la catégorie Genre de metal pour une liste plus complète, ainsi que le Portail du metal).Même si dans un usage strict, le terme exact est heavy metal, dans le langage courant on utilise plus fréquemment le terme informel de "metal" pour éviter la confusion avec le sous-genre originel appellé aussi heavy metal.(voir Heavy metal traditionnel) Metal est également un morceau de Gary Numan paru sur son album The Pleasure Principal. En programmation, MetaL est un langage basé sur XML Metal: A Headbangers Journey est un documentaire concernant le heavy metal.
Biographie :Dans l'univers musical du Los Angeles de 1993, deux groupes se retrouvent à répéter ensemble, dans un même studio. Daron dans l'un, Serj dans l'autre. Et vite les deux entités musicales se joignent en une seule appelée Soil. Leur bassiste d'alors connaissait Shavo, qui jouait de la basse et de la guitare. "J'avais été dans des groupes, mais j'ai vraiment aimé leur groupe, alors j'ai traîné avec eux, pour finir par connaître chacun d'entre eux plutôt bien."
Huit ou neuf chansons plus tard, Soil a donné un concert et on a demandé à ... Shavo de manager le groupe. "J'étais obligé de le faire parce que j'adorais le groupe et chacun de ses membres individuellement" se rappelle-t-il. Bientôt Shavo rejoindra le groupe en tant que bassiste. En 1995, ce fut un nouveau départ : System Of A Down naît, avec de nouvelles chansons, une éthique de travail hardcore qui a forgé leur son hard and heavy et un nouveau batteur John Dolmayan. Quatorze chansons forment le dernier album de System Of A Down, intitulé "Toxicity" et produit par Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Slayer) qui les a choisis, signés et produit dès leur premier album.
System Of A Down reste dans la même lignée avec un champs musical explosif et une férocité incendiaire et volatile du à l'expérience musicale et personnelle de chacun des membres. L'intensité du métal, le commentaire social du hip hop et une pléthore d'influences allant de l'héritage arménien du groupe au jazz, en passant par des mélodies d'Europe de L'Est ont fait de System Of A Down un groupe incontournable de la scène hard.