Linkin park starded as a small band between school friends; Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson. after some time they began to see their band more seriously and recruted Joe Hahn, Dave Farrel and Mark Wakefield and named their band Xero. They had limited resources and started recording songs in Mike Shinoda's bedroom. But it wasnt a succes. They failed to get a record deal and Mark Wakefield left Xero to find better bands. Dave Farrell also left Xero to tour with Tasty Snax and other bands. After some time Xero recruited Chester Bennington who was recommended by Jeff Blue. The band agreed to change their name from Xero to Hybrid Theory. The band began to work on new songs. They had to change their name again to Linkin park because hybrid theory was allready taken. So they changed their name again. this time to Linkin park as we all know them.
|Mike Shinoda||vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, piano|
|Joe Hahn||turntables, keyboards, samples|
|Brad Delson||lead guitar|
|Rob Bourdon||drums, percussion|
|Dave Farrel (phoenix)||bass guitar|