This Day In Music History: September 28th, 2000 – Linkin Park releases debut single, “One Step Closer”

Twenty years ago this October, Linkin Park’s debut album Hybrid Theory was released. In case it wasn’t painfully obvious, the band has left an indelible mark on both music and culture with their risk-taking nature. While the band’s later material explored varying influences and even a concept album on 2010’s A Thousand Suns, Linkin Park clearly never forgot where they came from – songs from Hybrid Theory were integral staples of their setlist for as long they played shows. And not many songs were as important – or as big – as the single release of “One Step Closer”.

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Linkin Park announces ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th anniversary reissue, stream unreleased 1999 demo, “She Couldn’t”

After teasing it earlier in the week, it’s official. Linkin Park will be releasing a 20th anniversary reissue of their Diamond-certified debut album, Hybrid Theory. Complete with never before seen live DVDs and unreleased music from the band’s early days, the upcoming deluxe reissue will include a plethora of goodies for fans of the band, too.

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Linkin Park teases ‘Hybrid Theory’ demos, major announcement for August 13th

While we know the band is planning on a “celebration” of sorts for the 20th anniversary of their landmark debut album Hybrid Theory, the Internet has been buzzing with news that Linkin Park is teasing some very special things for the record. Now, the band is teasing a major announcement for 7 AM PST on August 13th, sending fans into a veritable frenzy.

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This Linkin Park + Breaking Benjamin song mashup is pretty much seamless

Music mashups, admittedly, are pretty interesting. Whether it’s the more traditional route of hip-hop and rock colliding with Run-DMC and Aeromsith on “Walk This Way” or Jay-Z and Linkin Park working together on the groundbreaking Collision Course EP, there’s plenty of interesting collaborations to be had.

So it’s with that being said that this Linkin Park and Breaking Benjamin we recently discovered ticks all the boxes you could possibly want. Combining BB’s massive hit “The Diary Of Jane” and Linkin Park’s 2003 hit “Somewhere I Belong” sounds better than you could possibly imagine. Give it a spin below, it honestly works pretty well, and the video is transitioned seamlessly.

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