History Trivia / LinkinPark

28th Nov '17 10:24:56 PM dave_the_assassin
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* LoonyFan / StalkerWithACrush: Chester and his wife Talinda had one of these for about a year, who managed to [[TheCracker hack their emails]] and steal / taunt them with personal information after Chester inadvertently published his personal email address. The hacker, Devon Townsend, happened to be employed by a subcontractor for the US Department of Energy's nuclear security and research program, with [[OhCrap access to nuclear materials]] – and spent most of her work days messing with the Benningtons' data from an unmonitored workstation. The breach exposed massive gaps in her employer's security standards, resulting in [[https://www.wired.com/2007/05/ff-linkinpark-2/amp a federal investigation]]. Townsend was eventually caught and jailed for two years.

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* LoonyFan / StalkerWithACrush: LoonyFan[=/=]StalkerWithACrush: Chester and his wife Talinda had one of these for about a year, who managed to [[TheCracker hack their emails]] and steal / taunt them with personal information after Chester inadvertently published his personal email address. The hacker, Devon Townsend, happened to be employed by a subcontractor for the US Department of Energy's nuclear security and research program, with [[OhCrap access to nuclear materials]] – and spent most of her work days messing with the Benningtons' data from an unmonitored workstation. The breach exposed massive gaps in her employer's security standards, resulting in [[https://www.wired.com/2007/05/ff-linkinpark-2/amp a federal investigation]]. Townsend was eventually caught and jailed for two years.
28th Oct '17 4:08:08 PM wyattte
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Chester Bennington's suicide occurred a week before the band was to start a North American tour. They immediately cancelled the tour, but plan to play a memorial show in Los Angeles in October 2017.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Chester Bennington's suicide occurred a week before the band was to start a North American tour. They immediately cancelled the tour, but plan to play played a memorial show in Los Angeles in October 2017.
21st Oct '17 11:23:02 AM Corvatis
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--->Fuck, this hurts
--->I won't lie
--->Doesn't matter how hard I try
--->Half the words don't mean a thing
--->and I know that I won't be satisfied
19th Sep '17 11:58:29 PM Corvatis
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Chester Bennington's suicide occurred a week before the band was to start a North American tour. They have since cancelled the tour, but have yet to announce anything else yet.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Chester Bennington's suicide occurred a week before the band was to start a North American tour. They have since immediately cancelled the tour, but have yet plan to announce anything else yet.play a memorial show in Los Angeles in October 2017.



** A specific example lies in "Bleed it Out": the lyrics were rewritten over and over, much to Mike and Chester's frustration, resulting in the opening line "[[OhNoNotAgain Yeah, here we go for the hundredth time…]]"

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** A specific example lies in "Bleed it It Out": the lyrics were rewritten sent back for rewrites over and over, much to Mike and Chester's frustration, resulting in the opening line "[[OhNoNotAgain Yeah, here we go for the hundredth time…]]"



** Chester revealed in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UTX_GgNzEY Scuzz TV]] interview that, while recording ''Hybrid Theory'', Warner Bros. execs wanted to either demote Mike to a keyboardist or fire him, despite him being the primary songwriter and producer. [[TrueCompanions The rest of the band]] threatened to quit in protest. Then when the album was released and became a hit, Warner Bros. claimed that they were a fabricated act. This was briefly chronicled later by Mike in the Music/FortMinor song "Get Me Gone".

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** Chester revealed in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UTX_GgNzEY Scuzz TV]] interview that, while recording ''Hybrid Theory'', Warner Bros. execs wanted to either demote Mike to a keyboardist or fire him, despite him being the primary songwriter and producer. [[TrueCompanions The rest of the band]] threatened to quit in protest. Then when the album was released and became a hit, Warner Bros. claimed that they were a fabricated act. This was briefly chronicled later by Mike in the Music/FortMinor song "Get Me Gone".



** Mike has said he's embarrassed by the "One Step Closer" video and refuses to even show his own kids that video.

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** Mike has said he's so embarrassed by the "One Step Closer" video and video, he refuses to even show it to his own kids that video.kids.



** Don Gilmore (producer of ''Hybrid Theory'') got in on this a little bit with idiotic record executives. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UTX_GgNzEY Chester told a story]] about an exec listening to a track, and saying he didn't like it. Gilmore replied "Wait, let me do something" and turn one of the knobs slightly up. The exec said "That's much better! The track is great!" [[EpicFail All Gilmore did was turn the volume up slightly]].

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** Don Gilmore (producer of ''Hybrid Theory'') got in on this a little bit with idiotic record executives. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UTX_GgNzEY Chester told a story]] about an exec listening to a track, and saying he didn't like it. Gilmore replied "Wait, let me do something" and turn one of the knobs slightly up. The exec said "That's much better! The track is great!" [[EpicFail All Gilmore did was turn the volume up slightly]].slightly.]]
11th Sep '17 4:48:42 PM NWolfman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The band wanted to shift styles more drastically for ''Meteora'' (as evidenced by the many electronic demos from that period released on Underground volumes), but the record company wanted more nu-metal. As a result, the album was something of an compromise between the two styles. This seems to have been a good thing - the album's most acclaimed track is "Breaking The Habit", a track based on an electronic instrumental Shinoda had put a lot of effort into. Had they made the whole album in this style, they would have alienated older fans, and had they not included it, might not have convinced the record company they could be successful with more like it.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The band wanted to shift styles more drastically for ''Meteora'' (as evidenced by the many electronic demos from that period released on Underground volumes), but the record company wanted more nu-metal. As a result, the album was something of an compromise between the two styles. This seems to have been a good thing - the album's most acclaimed track is "Breaking The Habit", a track based on an electronic instrumental Shinoda had put a lot of effort into. Had It's food for thought what might have happened had they made the whole album in this style, they would have alienated older fans, and had they not included it, might not have convinced the record company they could be successful with more like it.their drastic shift away from their SignatureStyle as early as their second album.
27th Aug '17 1:41:53 PM Corvatis
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* RagsToRiches: Chester was so poor before he joined the band, he and his first wife tattooed wedding rings on their fingers instead of buying them.
* RealPersonFic: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda had a very close friendship and, as a result, many a fanfic written about them. They even have a PortmanteauCoupleName of "Bennoda."
25th Aug '17 10:44:57 PM KingLyger
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* LoonyFan / StalkerWithACrush: Chester and his wife Talinda had one of these for about a year, who managed to [[TheCracker hack their emails]] and steal / taunt them with personal information after Chester inadvertently published his personal email address. The hacker, Devon Townsend, happened to be employed by a subcontractor for the US Department of Energy's nuclear security and research program, with [[OhCrap access to nuclear materials]] – and spent most of her work days messing with the Benningtons' data from an unmonitored workstation. The breach exposed massive gaps in her employer's security standards,
resulting in [[https://www.wired.com/2007/05/ff-linkinpark-2/amp a federal investigation]]. Townsend was eventually caught and jailed for two years.

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* LoonyFan / StalkerWithACrush: Chester and his wife Talinda had one of these for about a year, who managed to [[TheCracker hack their emails]] and steal / taunt them with personal information after Chester inadvertently published his personal email address. The hacker, Devon Townsend, happened to be employed by a subcontractor for the US Department of Energy's nuclear security and research program, with [[OhCrap access to nuclear materials]] – and spent most of her work days messing with the Benningtons' data from an unmonitored workstation. The breach exposed massive gaps in her employer's security standards,
standards, resulting in [[https://www.wired.com/2007/05/ff-linkinpark-2/amp a federal investigation]]. Townsend was eventually caught and jailed for two years.
24th Aug '17 10:26:31 PM Corvatis
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* CreatorBreakdown: Chester Bennington's. Sexual abuse, divorced parents, and drug addiction, [[DarkAndTroubledPast all before he was eighteen]]. The trauma stayed with him his entire life until [[DrivenToSuicide he took it]].
** Coupled with ManlyTears: On several occasions, when they attempted to play "Breaking the Habit" live, he broke down and cried. However, while the song's subject matter fits with Chester's past, the lyrics were penned by Mike without Chester's input.
*** Happened again during a [[https://youtu.be/CgwL14IDDJY live performance]] of "One More Light" in May 2017, the morning of Music/ChrisCornell's suicide. Chester, who was close friends with Cornell, almost didn't finish the song. He eventually committed suicide himself on Cornell's birthday two months later, although no one has officially said the events were related.
** A specific example lies in "Bleed it Out": the lyrics were rewritten numerous times, resulting in the opening line "[[LampshadeHanging Here we go for the hundredth time…]]"

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* CreatorBreakdown: Chester Bennington's. Sexual abuse, divorced parents, and drug addiction, [[DarkAndTroubledPast all before he was eighteen]]. The trauma stayed with him his entire life until [[DrivenToSuicide he took it]].
** Coupled with ManlyTears: On several occasions, when they attempted to play "Breaking the Habit" live, he broke down and cried. However, while the song's subject matter fits with Chester's past, the lyrics were penned by Mike without Chester's input.
*** Happened again during a [[https://youtu.be/CgwL14IDDJY live performance]] of "One More Light" in May 2017, the morning of Music/ChrisCornell's suicide. Chester, who was close friends with Cornell, almost didn't finish the song. He eventually committed suicide himself on Cornell's birthday two months later, although no one has officially said the events were related.
** A specific example lies in "Bleed it Out": the lyrics were rewritten numerous times, over and over, much to Mike and Chester's frustration, resulting in the opening line "[[LampshadeHanging Here "[[OhNoNotAgain Yeah, here we go for the hundredth time…]]"



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Chester Bennington's. Sexual abuse, divorced parents, and drug addiction, all before he was eighteen. The trauma stayed with him his entire life [[DrivenToSuicide until he took it]].



* LoonyFan / StalkerWithACrush: Chester and his wife Talinda had one of these for about a year, who managed to [[TheCracker hack their emails]] and steal / taunt them with personal information after Chester inadvertently published his personal email address. The hacker, Devon Townsend, happened to be employed by a subcontractor for the US Department of Energy's nuclear security and research program, with [[OhCrap access to nuclear materials]] – and spent most of her work days messing with the Benningtons' data from an unmonitored workstation. The breach exposed massive gaps in her employer's security standards,
resulting in [[https://www.wired.com/2007/05/ff-linkinpark-2/amp a federal investigation]]. Townsend was eventually caught and jailed for two years.
* ManlyTears: On several occasions, when they attempted to play "Breaking the Habit" live, he broke down and cried. However, while the song's subject matter fits with Chester's past, the lyrics were penned by Mike without Chester's input.
** Happened again during a [[https://youtu.be/CgwL14IDDJY live performance]] of "One More Light" in May 2017, the morning of Music/ChrisCornell's suicide. Chester, who was close friends with Cornell, almost didn't finish the song. He eventually committed suicide himself on Cornell's birthday two months later, although no one has officially said the events were related.



* ProductPlacement: The music videos for "Heavy" and Good Goodbye" both prominently feature Mercedes Benz vehicles.

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* ProductPlacement: The music videos for "Heavy" and Good "Good Goodbye" both prominently feature Mercedes Benz vehicles.



* StalkerWithACrush: Chester and his wife Talinda had one of these for about a year, who managed to [[TheCracker hack into their emails]] and steal / taunt them with personal information after Chester inadvertently published his personal email address. The hacker, Devon Townsend, not only used her work computer to stalk them, but she happened to be employed by a subcontractor for the US Department of Energy's nuclear security and research program, turning the breach into [[https://www.wired.com/2007/05/ff-linkinpark-2/amp a matter of national security.]] Townsend was eventually caught and jailed for two years.
24th Aug '17 10:26:34 AM Corvatis
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* StalkerWithACrush: Chester and his wife Talinda had one of these for about a year, who managed to [[TheCracker hack into their emails]] and steal / taunt them with personal information after Chester inadvertently published his personal email address. The hacker, Devon Townsend, not only used her work computer to stalk them, but she happened to be employed by a subcontractor for the US Department of Energy's nuclear security and research program, turning the breach into [[https://www.wired.com/2007/05/ff-linkinpark-2/amp a matter of national security.]] Townsend was eventually caught and jailed for two years.
24th Aug '17 1:25:57 AM Corvatis
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* ProductPlacement: The music videos for "Heavy" and Good Goodbye" both prominently feature Mercedes Benz vehicles.
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