History Music / LinkinPark

26th Jul '17 10:12:31 AM PhionixPowers
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* {{Determinator}}: Chester Bennington got injured/ill so frequently he once wished to be put in a bubble. He'd been bitten by a recluse spider, broken his wrists in the middle of a concert, injured his back and ankle, had surgeries because of mysterious illnesses, became allergic to ''his own sweat'', had a tennis racquet go through his lip after he hit himself in the face with it while playing, ''and'' he ripped off one of his nipples just by getting in the shower. He once managed to finish a show where he broke his arm three songs in.

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* {{Determinator}}: Chester Bennington got injured/ill so frequently he once wished to be put in a bubble. He'd been bitten by a recluse spider, broken his wrists in the middle of a concert, injured his back and ankle, had surgeries because of mysterious illnesses, became allergic to ''his own sweat'', had a tennis racquet go through his lip after he hit himself in the face with it while playing, ''and'' he ripped off one of his nipples just by getting in the shower. He once managed to finish a show where he broke his arm three songs in. Eventually, and tragically, he apparently reached his breaking point in 2017...
26th Jul '17 10:07:25 AM PhionixPowers
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25th Jul '17 10:14:41 PM Galactic-Radiance
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* RockersSmashGuitars: Brad threw one of his guitars during the ''Live in Texas'' concert DVD after performing "A Place for My Head," but didn't actually brake it like usual. So Chester goes ahead and finishes it.

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* RockersSmashGuitars: Brad threw one of his guitars during the ''Live in Texas'' concert DVD after performing "A Place for My Head," but didn't actually brake break it like usual. So usual, so Chester goes went ahead and finishes finished it.
25th Jul '17 12:49:56 AM NWolfman
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* AscendedExtra: Mike Shinoda was the founder and original producer of the band, and was its primary vocalist during the underground years; Chester Bennington, despite being the last member to join, is now popularly recognized as the frontman. However, the songs are primarily written around Shinoda's programming and continue to be so.

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* AscendedExtra: Mike Shinoda was the founder and original producer of the band, and was its primary vocalist during the underground years; Chester Bennington, despite being the last member to join, is now popularly recognized as having been the frontman. However, the songs are primarily written around Shinoda's programming and continue to be so.



* BerserkButton: According to the Music/FortMinor song "Get Me Gone," Mike's is the insinuation that the band was manufactured by their record label. According to him, he would have been kicked out if the execs had gotten their way.
** As he makes clear in "When They Come for Me," he finds it really annoying that people always want them to go back to their old sound and don't appreciate their new music just because it's different.

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* BerserkButton: According to BerserkButton
** Never, ''ever'' tell a single member of
the band that you want them to go back to their "old" style or do any new ones. Chester infamously told these critics to "stab [themselves] in the face" in one of his last interviews. "When They Come for Me" makes this perfectly clear.
** Mike doesn't like the rumors that the band was fabricated by the record label. The
Music/FortMinor song "Get Me Gone," Mike's is Gone" goes into detail about how he and the insinuation band had to fight tooth and nail to keep him in, and that rumor that the band label started was manufactured by their record label. According to him, he would have been kicked out if the execs had gotten their way.
** As he makes clear in "When They Come for Me," he finds it really annoying that people always want them to go back to their old sound and don't appreciate their new music just because it's different.
last straw.



* BlackSheep: The song "Nobody's Listening" from ''Meteora'', with its creepy [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] flute, HipHop meets DoomMetal feel, and seemingly random placing on the album. It's not surprising to know that the song was the last recorded and added to the album at the last minute. It would be re-recorded for Shinoda's solo project Fort Minor under the title Nobody's Listening (Green Lantern Remix), where it fit slightly better.

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* BlackSheep: The song "Nobody's Listening" from ''Meteora'', with its creepy [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] flute, HipHop meets DoomMetal feel, chorus, and seemingly random placing on the album. It's not surprising to know that the song was the last recorded and added to the album at the last minute. It would be re-recorded for Shinoda's solo project Fort Minor under the title Nobody's Listening (Green Lantern Remix), where it fit slightly better.



* TheChewToy / ButtMonkey: It's an achievement for Chester to go a whole year without a major injury.

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* TheChewToy / ButtMonkey: It's It was an achievement for Chester to go a whole year without a major injury.injury while on tour.



* {{Determinator}}: Chester Bennington. He'd gotten injured/ill so frequently he once wished to be put in a bubble. He'd been bitten by a recluse spider, broken his wrists in the middle of a concert, injured his back and ankle, had surgeries because of mysterious illnesses, became allergic to his own sweat, had a tennis racquet go through his lip after he hit himself in the face with it while playing, ''and'' he ripped off one of his nipples just by getting in the shower. Nonetheless, totally badass for finishing the show where he broke his arm three songs in.

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* {{Determinator}}: Chester Bennington. He'd gotten Bennington got injured/ill so frequently he once wished to be put in a bubble. He'd been bitten by a recluse spider, broken his wrists in the middle of a concert, injured his back and ankle, had surgeries because of mysterious illnesses, became allergic to his ''his own sweat, sweat'', had a tennis racquet go through his lip after he hit himself in the face with it while playing, ''and'' he ripped off one of his nipples just by getting in the shower. Nonetheless, totally badass for finishing the He once managed to finish a show where he broke his arm three songs in.



* {{Fanservice}}: Frontman Chester Bennington seems to be shirtless about 40% of the time, performing or otherwise. As for the rest of the band, fans will have to scour the behind-the-scenes videos on the group's website for even a hint of fanservice from the other five members.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Frontman Chester Bennington seems to be was known for being shirtless about 40% of the time, performing or otherwise.otherwise. The behind-the-scenes video for ''Minutes To Midnight'' features him in nothing but his underwear, covered in sweat, after spending hours in a hot recording booth. As for the rest of the band, fans will have to scour the behind-the-scenes videos on the group's website for even a hint of fanservice from the other five members.



* {{Keet}}: One might be surprised to learn just how hyperactive and rambunctious lead singer Chester Bennington is. He's prone to jumping on things, shouting at random intervals, and performing strange rituals with the stage crew.
** Many would expect Chester to be more downbeat considering his life, but he is widely known as the funnyman of the group.
-->"The loneliest people are the kindest, The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do." - [[http://shareinspirequotes.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-loneliest-people-are-kindest.html#ixzz3G8ffKXGj Anonymous]]

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* {{Keet}}: One might be surprised to learn just how hyperactive and rambunctious lead singer Despite being most famous for his unapologetically angsty lyrics, Chester Bennington is. He's was widely considered to be the funnyman of the group, prone to jumping on things, shouting at random intervals, and performing strange rituals with the stage crew.
** Many would expect Chester to be more downbeat considering his life, but he is widely known as the funnyman of the group.
-->"The loneliest people are the kindest, The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do." - [[http://shareinspirequotes.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-loneliest-people-are-kindest.html#ixzz3G8ffKXGj Anonymous]]
crew.



* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 2, since 2000.

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* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 2, since 2000.from 2000 up to Chester Bennington's suicide.



* MrFanservice: Chester Bennington. He has already appeared in a few live performances without his shirt.
* MyspeldRokband: The band's name refers to a Lincoln Park in which Chester resided in shortly after joining the band. One of the band members reasoned that the name would also help forge a connection with fans, since there were many cities with a Lincoln Park in them. It should be noted, however, that the name is misspelled not because it was "cool" but because ''lincolnpark.com'' was already taken.

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* MrFanservice: Chester Bennington. He has already appeared in a few live performances without his shirt.
* MyspeldRokband: The band's name refers to a Lincoln Park in which Chester resided in shortly after joining the band.band while he was briefly homeless. One of the band members reasoned that the name would also help forge a connection with fans, since there were many cities with a Lincoln Park in them. It should be noted, however, that the name is misspelled not because it was "cool" but because ''lincolnpark.com'' was already taken.



* PolishTheTurd: According to Mike, this was Rick Rubin's opinion of their songwriting and production process before adopting "automatic writing" for ''A Thousand Suns''.



* RagsToRiches: Chester was so poor before he joined the band [[note]]HOW POOR WAS HE??[[/note]], he and his first wife (later divorced) tattooed wedding rings on their fingers, instead of buying 'em.
* RealPersonFic: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda have a very close friendship and as a result many a fanfic written about them, they even have a PortmanteauCoupleName of "Bennoda."

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* RagsToRiches: Chester was so poor before he joined the band [[note]]HOW POOR WAS HE??[[/note]], he and his first wife (later divorced) tattooed wedding rings on their fingers, fingers instead of buying 'em.
them.
* RealPersonFic: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda have had a very close friendship and as a result many a fanfic written about them, they even have a PortmanteauCoupleName of "Bennoda."



* RockersSmashGuitars: Brad threw one of his guitars during the ''Live in Texas'' concert DVD after performing "A Place for My Head," but didn't actually broke it like usual. So Chester goes ahead and finishes it.

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* RockersSmashGuitars: Brad threw one of his guitars during the ''Live in Texas'' concert DVD after performing "A Place for My Head," but didn't actually broke brake it like usual. So Chester goes ahead and finishes it.



* SadClown: Chester Bennington. As noted above, he was known to be the jokester of the group, but dealt with depression his whole life, not to mention the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, which led to alcoholism and drug dependency. [[DrivenToSuicide It all eventually got the better of him]].



** Many of their samples weren't from pre-existing songs so much as pre-existing sounds, chopped and screwed into beats and ambient tones.



* UnfortunateNames: Chester Bennington, at least while he was in school and had to deal with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_the_Molester "Chester the Molester"]] [[BlackComedyRape jokes]]. [[DudeNotFunny He didn't find this funny]].
** He got (a bit) better, considering he was wearing a shirt bearing the words "Chester the Molester" during LP's early years.

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* UnfortunateNames: Chester Bennington, at least while he was in school and had to deal with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_the_Molester "Chester the Molester"]] [[BlackComedyRape jokes]]. Considering that he had actually been molested as a child, [[DudeNotFunny He he didn't find this funny]].
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funny at all]]. He got (a bit) better, considering he was later tried to roll with it by wearing a shirt bearing the words "Chester the Molester" during LP's early years.



* WalkingShirtlessScene: Chester is frequently seen without his shirt during concerts.

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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Chester is was frequently seen without his shirt during concerts.
23rd Jul '17 9:08:21 AM missmoon
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* LighterAndSofter: Image-wise, they came off as much less offensive than the other NuMetal bands at the time of their debut. They had made it a point to not swear in their songs (up until ''Minutes to Midnight''), maintained a professional work ethic, and indulged in the rock-star hedonism to a much lesser degree. That doesn't mean their music wasn't just as dark and heavy as the others.

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* LighterAndSofter: LighterAndSofter:
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Image-wise, they came off as much less offensive than the other NuMetal bands at the time of their debut. They had made it a point to not swear in their songs (up until ''Minutes to Midnight''), maintained a professional work ethic, and indulged in the rock-star hedonism to a much lesser degree. That doesn't mean their music wasn't just as dark and heavy as the others.others.
** The music on ''One More Light'' is more poppier and lighter in comparison to their earlier work, but their lyrical themes remain just as heavy.
23rd Jul '17 6:49:47 AM missmoon
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* LighterAndSofter: Image-wise, they came off as much less offensive than the other NuMetal bands at the time of their debut. They had made it a point to not swear in their songs (up until ''Minutes to Midnight''), maintained a professional work ethic, and indulged in the rock-star hedonism to a much lesser degree. That doesn't mean their music wasn't just as dark and heavy as the others.
22nd Jul '17 6:22:45 PM missmoon
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* GenreShift: Originally started as NuMetal outfit, before gradually shifting to the more experimental side of AlternativeRock.


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* StylisticSuck: The infamous ''Mmm...Cookies'' EP for their fan club. It's just Mike and Chester dicking around in the studio while recording ''Minutes to Midnight''.
22nd Jul '17 3:28:28 PM Awsamazing
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* {{Determinator}}: Chester Bennington. He gets injured/ill so frequently he once wished to be put in a bubble. He's been bitten by a recluse spider, broken his wrists in the middle of a concert, injured his back and ankle, had surgeries because of mysterious illnesses, become allergic to his own sweat, had a tennis racquet go through his lip after he hit himself in the face with it while playing, ''and'' he ripped off one of his nipples just by getting in the shower. Nonetheless, totally badass for finishing the show where he broke his arm three songs in.

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* {{Determinator}}: Chester Bennington. He gets He'd gotten injured/ill so frequently he once wished to be put in a bubble. He's He'd been bitten by a recluse spider, broken his wrists in the middle of a concert, injured his back and ankle, had surgeries because of mysterious illnesses, become became allergic to his own sweat, had a tennis racquet go through his lip after he hit himself in the face with it while playing, ''and'' he ripped off one of his nipples just by getting in the shower. Nonetheless, totally badass for finishing the show where he broke his arm three songs in.
22nd Jul '17 6:50:41 AM missmoon
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* ContestWinnerCameo: [=NoBraiN=], the winner of Linkin Park's remix contest, got his remix featured on ''A Thousand Suns''. He also makes an appearance on the outro to "When They Come for Me."



* DVDCommentary: The band has a DVD edition for each of their [=CD=]s barring ''Hybrid Theory'' (which saw a standalone DVD a year after its release). Footage of them is usually about the music making process, life on tour, music video commentary, and the odd practical joke.
** The last two albums did have a version with a DVD, even though the one for Living Things came out roughly a year after the original album was released. These differ though in that they only feature live concert footage.



* FollowTheLeader: Well, one could make a case about their earlier years, what with being a NuMetal/rap-rock band in a time when those subgenres were on their way out. But let's face it, they're ''really'' following Music/{{U2}}'s [[GenreRoulette genre-hopping]] and philanthropy.



* GenreAdultery: Leave Out All The Rest and Shadow Of The Day are soft-rock radio ballads that the band were once considered the alternative to. These tracks are the main reason for the disappointed reception of Minutes To Midnight by older fans.
22nd Jul '17 12:13:33 AM SuperWaitei
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On July 20, 2017, lead singer Chester Bennington committed suicide by hanging, shortly before the band was to start their North American tour. The tragedy occurred in eerie proximity to the suicide of Music/{{Soundgarden}} singer and friend Chris Cornell, who also hung himself, on what would have been Cornell's 47th birthday. Bennington's death leaves the band's future in doubt.

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On July 20, 2017, lead singer Chester Bennington committed suicide by hanging, shortly before the band was to start their North American tour. The tragedy occurred in eerie proximity to the suicide of Music/{{Soundgarden}} singer and friend Chris Cornell, who also hung himself, on what would have been Cornell's 47th 53rd birthday. Bennington's death leaves the band's future in doubt.
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