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Mike Shinoda(vocals (rapper))
Artistfacts for Linkin Park
They started out as Xero with Mike, Rob, Brad, Joe, and Phoenix, but then they changed it after Chester joined to Hybrid Theory. They got into a minor legal dispute about their name with another band, so they changed to Lincoln Park, and then they changed the spelling so they could afford their own website. They used Hybrid Theory as the title to their first album. (thanks, Chelsea - Richardson, TX)
Many states have a Lincoln Park. This led many people to believe they were a local band when they toured in these areas. They are named after the Lincoln Park in their hometown of Santa Monica, California.
Warner Brothers rejected the band 3 times before they finally signed them.
They don't swear in most of their songs. They feel there are better ways to get their message across.
Delson wears headphones when he plays to protect his hearing.
Mike Shinoda has a solo project called Fort Minor. The name indicates that the music comes from multiple guest artists in addition to Shinoda. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Shinoda is a distant relative of the Russian composer Tchaikovsky. (thanks, gokce - istanbul, Turkey)
In 2002, they started Projekt Revolution, which is a tour made up of diverse acts like Cypress Hill, Mudvayne, KoRn, Snoop Dogg and Chris Cornell. The tour ran annually until 2004, and started up again in 2007. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)