A glut of game-changing albums turns 20 this year. Marilyn Manson’s Holy Wood, the classic Deftones album White Pony, and one of the biggest from the era, Hybrid Theory from Linkin Park. So to celebrate the 20thanniversary of Hybrid Theory, the band have announced that they will be doing something special to mark its release “throughout the year”.
How? Well, the band has announced that: “We have some special things planned throughout the year and want you to be a part of it.
“We’re looking for photos, videos, ticket stubs, merch, flyers, souvenirs and anything else you collected from the early days of the band in the late ’90s through the Hybrid Theory era of 2000-2002. Some great examples include (but are not limited to) live concert footage and photos, pictures of band members and signed goodies from LPU meet and greets.”
Founder member Mike Shinoda recently spoke to Kerrang! about his own personal plans for 2020 and the message, he’d like to send to Linkin Park fans throughout the world. He responded: “The last couple of years have been all about gratitude for me. I hope that fans can share in that perspective and spirit.”
Talking about his own personal growth Shindoa said: “I feel like I got a new appreciation and experience with improvisation and spontaneity. I’ve spent so many years in a band whose structure is very rigid – partially because it has such a big identity, and partially because you have to be organised in order to keep such a big train moving. But with my solo stuff, it was all so much smaller and more malleable. I think I learned a lot about simply riding the wave.”
If you haven’t played Hybrid Theory lately, do yourself a favor. Put it on, turn it up, and lose yourself in the splendor that is Linkin Park at it’s best.