Linkin Park celebrates twenty years of Hybrid Theory. Yeah, we’re that old. As one of the most influential (and best-selling) records of the 21st century, it’s no surprise Hybrid Theory is being so highly celebrated. Breaking barriers with radio-friendly Nu-Metal, this album was influential and unique. Most importantly though, it left an influence on all the artists to follow. It sent the band from small intimate shows to arena and stadiums. Singles ‘One Step Closer,’ ‘Crawling,’ and worldwide phenomenon ‘In The End’ forever entranced an audience. This album embedded Linkin Park in pop culture forever.
Linkin Park’s generation-defining album captivated and electrified the world. Hybrid Theory established a genre of music inspired by the combination of heavy-alt-rock, hip-hop, and electronic music. Hybrid Theory quickly became the “the best-selling album of 2001 in the US”. Selling 11 million copies stateside. Gaining the rare and sought after “Diamond Award” it also sold over 25 million albums worldwide. The band commemorated the album anniversary with tons of special features. Unreleased art, videos, and other rarities, they, of course, had to add additional unreleased songs!
In celebration of the announcement, Linkin Park produced us an unreleased single. The sought after 1999 demo that you can check out right now!
Linkin Park – ‘She Couldn’t’
This new collection will be complete with never-heard-before demos from the era, rarities, B-sides, DVD, more than 95 minutes of never-before-viewed-footages, and many other extras. In preparation for this special edition, Linkin Park took to longtime fans worldwide to contribute. Art, photos, and memories from the band’s early days were included. The reissue will be available in many different variations, including a Super Deluxe Box, Vinyl Box Set, Deluxe CD, and Digital. All of which you can pre-order here.
Commemorating this band, the album, and the late Chester Bennington (Rest in paradise, forever), we believe that this will embody everything beautiful about the trio. While we feel upset that we might be getting a little old, we’re happy we’re around to see something so marvelous and meaningful. Dropping October 5th, we’ve got some time to kill. So we’ll leave you with some favorite Hybrid Theory jams to reminisce to.
Linkin Park – ‘Paper Cut’
Linkin Park – ‘By Myself’
Linkin Park – ‘A Place for My Head’
Linkin Park – ‘In The End’
What is your favorite jam off of Hybrid Theory? Is it your favorite Linkin Park album? Let us know your thoughts by commenting down below. Or you could always give us a should on Twitter @thehoneypop
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