Linkin Park, prior to 2000, was known as "Hybrid Theory", which also turned out to be the name of their first album as "Linkin Park".
Also have been known as Xero before Chester, with the lead singer of Mark Lund, who is now Taproots Manager.
Linkin Park has had several bassist swaps, Kyle Christner (now in the band NoseDive) was the bassist for Hybrid Theory, then Phoenix was back, while Phoenix was touring with "The Snax," Scott Koziol was a step in bassist, then finally, Phoenix came back for good...
Mike and Pheonix helped present the award for Best Butcher at the First Annual Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2006.
Mike designed the album cover of Hybrid Theory.
Brad and Mike graduated from Agoura High School in 1996.
Their very first show was at L.A.'s famed rock showcase spot, The Whisky.
The band started off with the name Xero, then Hybrid Theory, and finally Linkin Park.
They chose "Linkin Park" because Chester used to drive by Lincoln Park in Santa Monica, CA after practice and it grabbed his attention. The guys in the band liked how it sounded. They changed the spelling so that they could buy the domain, since lincolnpark.com was already taken and was too expensive to buy.
Band Members: Mike Shinoda (Vocals, Beats and Samples, Keyboards, Guitar) Chester Bennington (Vocals) Joe Hahn (Turntables, Samples, Beats, and Sounds) Rob Bourdon (Drums) Pheonix Farrell (Bass) Brad Delson (Guitar).
Albums: Hybrid Theory Meteora Reanimation Collision Course (with Jay-Z) Live In Texas.
Linkin Park donated $100,000 to the Tsunami Trust Fund.
"In The End" was used to open the original airing of the Without a Trace (2002) pilot, as well as its use in the second season of Mile High (2003).
During Summer Sonic 2006 the band played a new song under the working title of QWERTY, of which they wrote the lyrics on the flight over. It is unknown whether this will be an album track or not, but a demo of the track was recorded in the studio and included on the sixth installment of the Linkin Park Underground EPs.
Mike and Chester have done a number of collaborations: Mike with DJ Vice (only known as Freestyle) and Lupe Fiasco (Instrumental/Never Lies), and Chester with Mötley Crüe (Home Sweet Home, remake for Hurricane Katrina relief), DJ Lethal (State of the Art), and both of them on Rock and Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This Part 2) on The Handsome Boy Modeling School's White People album.
The opening sequence of Linkin Park's "Lying From You" was played during a Los Angeles Dodgers commercial teaser sequence during the 2005-2006 Season.
"A Place for My Head" was played during the first episode of VH1's The World Series of Pop Culture.
Chester Bennington performed "System" on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack and a remix of "Morning After" on the Underworld: Evolution Soundtrack.
Joe, Mike, Brad and Phoenix can be seen in the X-Ecutioner's video "It's Goin' Down," in which Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn also collaborate in.
The video for "Breaking The Habit" was created by renowned Japanese animation studio GONZO, who's works include Trinity Blood, Last Exile, Hellsing (TV), and Kiddy Grade, just to name a few.
The episode of ER (1994) called "On the Beach" featured the song "One Step Closer".
Former Band Members: Scott Koziol- Bass Guitar (1999-2001) Stand in Bass player in the Hybrid Theory album. Records on the song One Step Closer and appears in the video. Kyle Christener- Bass Guitar (1998-1999) Stand in bass player during Phoenix's absence from the band during the Hybrid Theory EP. Mark Wakefield- Vocals (1996-1998) Original vocalist who left in 1998. He was later replaced by current member Chester Bennington. Wakefield now manages for Taproot.
A part of "Points Of Authority" was featured in the film Little Nicky (2000).
"One Step Closer" was featured in the 2000 film Dracula 2000 (2000).
"Pushing Me Away" was featured in the film Valentine (2001).
"Numb/Encore" was featured in the beginning of the 2006 film Miami Vice (2006).
The group has their own record company called "Machine Shop Records". "Machine Shop Records" is the main record label for Fort Minor's first album, The Rising Tied.
Played a Live 8 concert.
First headlining tour was called Projekt Revolution.
Hybrid Theory has sold 19 million records worldwide.
Biggest hit so far is their song from Hybrid Theory 'In the End'.
The group has two side projects: Fort Minor and Dead By Sunrise.
Established Music for Relief. It's an organization that helped people affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake on Boxing Day (December 26th).
The album Meteora was named after a series of monasteries in Greece.
Their new album should be released sometime this year. 
Headlining Projekt Revolution along with My Chemical Romance, Julien-K, HIM, and Taking Back Sunday. [June 2007]
Started touring again (currently on the Projekt Revolution Tour and soon to start the Summer Sanitarium Tour) [April 2003]
In studio working on their next album. Also about to release a collaboration CD/DVD with rapper Jay Z at the beginning of December. [November 2004]
Linkin Park have released 6 studio albums, 6 live albums, 2 compilation albums, 20 EPs, 12 video albums, 3 soundtrack albums, 2 remix albums, 29 singles, 15 promotional singles, and 36 music videos [July 2014].
Linkin Park became the most liked band in the world, with 69m likes.
Linkin Park released their sixth studio album "The Hunting Party" June 17, 2014.
In 2015 Co-Vocalist Mike Shinoda reignited his solo project Fort Minor with the track "Welcome".
Before Linkin Park the band was originally called Hybrid Theory or Xero.
In 2007 the band opted out of their Nu Metal sound and took a new direction with Minutes to Midnight released the same year.
To date Linkin Park has collaborated with artists such as Jay-Z, Steve Aoki, and Daron Malakian of System Of A Down.
Personal Quotes (2)
[About Meteora] Rob: I think the new album will definitely have some softer, piano based songs.
Rob: There are Meteora remixes? Oh yeah those. Those will make their way to the surface sometime, I don't know when.