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.
When it took Linkin Park over 4 years to release the follow-up to 2003’s Meteora, there were plenty of questions surrounding it, to be sure. Would the band follow the coattails of many of their nu-metal era peers and release a similar album? Would Linkin Park shift gears completely and streamline their sound to a more mainstream audience? Those questions were answered on May 14th, 2007, when Linkin Park released Minutes To Midnight.
One of the 5 highest-selling albums since the dawn of the new millennium, Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory has earned its place as one of the most important rock albums of the last 20 years. Full of youthful charisma and including zero profanity (which was a strong catalyst for their all-encompassing appeal), there’s plenty of reasons why it succeeded. Right place, right time? Perhaps. Timeless music? That’s more like it.
Earlier this year, the band mentioned they’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of said record all year long, with stories, memorabilia, and plenty of stories to go along with it. And according to Mike Shinoda, that’s not all – Linkin Park is also planning a special 20th anniversary release for the influential record. as well. In fact, this is all happening while the band is working on new music.
Not that it needs much in the way of introduction, but Linkin Park’s landmark debut album, Hybrid Theory, turns 20 later this year. Buoyed by massive rock radio staples like “In The End” and “One Step Closer”, the record is still an essential modern rock template that’s aged incredibly well, too. Now, the chart-topping band wants YOU to be a part of the 20 year anniversary celebration, and here’s how you can do it.