Linkin Park

Curiosities

Chester

Before Grey Daze, when Chester was 15 he played in a band called "Sean Dowdell and Friends" in which he was the lead singer. Currently the only existing evidence of this band is a 3 song tape that includes the following songs: "Painted Pictures" "Kill The Flies" and "God's Afraid".
Chester's siblings are children from one of his step-parent's previous marraige. Chester's biological parents got divorced when he was 11.
Samantha gave birth to a baby boy, named Draven Sebastian Bennington, on April 19th, 2002. He is the couple's first child.


Chester has been married to Samantha ever since October 31st, 1996. This halloween (2002), they will be together for 6 years. Chester was 20 years old when he got married.
Chester has designed some clothing for a company called Replicant, owned by Korn's Head and Orgy's Ryan Shuck
Somewhere around 10-14 Chester was into hip-hop.
Before Linkin Park, when Chester was 16 he played in a band called 'Grey Daze' which recorded two albums, 'No Sun Today' and 'Wake Me' until later breaking-up.

Mike

Mike's the producer for .simplistic, a band signed to LP's own Machine Shop Recordings in November of 2002.
Mike is a very distant relative of the legendary Russian musician, Pyotr Tchaikovsky. According to him, Tchaikovsky is his "cousins great great great uncle."

Mike went to school with a few of the members from hoobastank
Mike has his own label, called 'The Shinoda Imprint'. The first band he signed is named "Simplistic".
Mike works with Sparkart designing Linkin Park's official site
Mike went to Aguora High School and graduated from the Art College of Design in Pasadena
Mike has created the cover artwork for both Linkin Park album covers plus, he designed the cover for Styles of Beyond's 2000
Mike produced both 'Hybrid Theory EP' and 'Reanimation' albums for the band as well as the hit single, on which he's featured, 'It's Goin Down' for the X-Ecutioners


Joe

Mr. Hahn will be making his movie directorial debut when he takes on China Miéville's "King Rat" next year. Joe was given the book by his agent and he bought the rights to the movie in September 2003.
Joe worked on special effects for 'X-Files', and the short series 'Dune'.
"Remy" makes the introduction to 'Cure For The Itch'
Mr. Hahn has directed 9 music videos so far in his 3 years in the music industry.
Joe came up with the idea for the One Step Closer video. It was filmed in an abandoned subway tunnel over 60ft under Los Angeles.

LP's most successful single and video, In The End, was a brainstorm of Joseph Hahn. The weather changes with each emotional change in the song, from a downpour during the chorus which is laden with heavy riffs, to a beautiful sunset during the piano near the end. The video features a flying whale named keiko (kee-ko), rapidly growing grass and moving statues.
Joe directed the video for Papercut also. It was released only in the UK as a thank you to their European fans. The video has many special effects, such as moving pictures, odd creatures, and overgrown fingers.

Joe helped direct and create the POA video for the single off reanimation. The video is basically a big robot war with a final fantasy vs star wars theme. The video is quite possibly the most high-tech music video in history.
He has an alter-ego know as "Remy"


Brad

Brad writes a monthly column for beginning guitarists for Guitar World Magazine.
Brad, whether he means to or not, says "like" in between words ALOT. It got so bad that the guys threw in a "like counter" on the Frat Party At The Pankake Festival DVD when Delson spoke.
You can hardly ever see Brad without his cell phone to his ear when he's not in interviews, performing and obviously, sleeping. His cell phone has a conference feature, where he can have conversations with multiple people at once.
Brad claims to be a fan of Britany Spears, whether it's the music or her physical appearance, we may never know...
Brad always wears custom constructed headphones made by Mike and himself, which he says tunes him into the matrix
BBB stands for Big Bad Brad, which is he signs on fan merch and site posts
Brad went to Aguora High School with Mike and graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications


Phoenix

Phoenix was born and gew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts until later moving to Mission Viejo, CA
After touring with 'The Snax' for about a year and a half, Phoenix rejoined Linkin Park in time to make it into the Crawling video
Phoenix was the bass player in Xero, Linkin Park's original name
Phoenix was previously in a band called 'Tasty Snax' until returning to Linkin Park a few months after Hybrid Theory's release. Mark Fiore from the retitled 'The Snax' is seen several times in 'Frat Party At Pankake Festival', Linkin Park's DVD


Rob

Bourdon was inspired to become a drummer after he saw an Aerosmith concert. His mom actually knows the drummer of Aerosmith, so Rob had a very close-up look at the band performing.
Rob has been drumming ever since he was 11.
His first real performance was at "The Roxy" in Los Angeles in 1995
Rob's first performance ever was at a party in Grade 6.
Rob went to school with Incubus.
Rob was born in Calabasas, California on January 20th, 1979.
Rob didn't have to re-record any of his drum samples for reanimation, so he was appointed to listen to each track on the remix album and voice his opinions. If he didn't like it, he would say so, and they would change it to make it better. You could say Rob helped improve the album. Great Work!


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