The debut album that brought us “One Step Closer”, “Crawling”, “Papercut” and “In The End”, turns 20 years old later this year! Hybrid Theory dropped on Oct 24th, 2000, and eventually went on to be certified Diamond.
Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda, recently did an interview with “Kerrang!’s Face To Face”. In regards to the upcoming 20th anniversary, Shinoda said, “We’re planning some fun stuff. All I’ll say is that we’ve put some work in – not just the band. In fact, I’d say the label and management and the folks who have been with us for a long time and worked on our stuff along the way.
“We’ve done our best to go to a lot of people who are family, in a sense, and say, ‘What do you think we should do? What would be a good celebration of Hybrid Theory?’ and try to do our best to actually do a bunch of those ideas.
“It’s always difficult The Linkin Park fanbase is one of the most creative and active fanbases out there. The problem, for me, is that if I’m not allowed to divulge information because I want it to be a surprise, then the creative fanbase starts jumping out and imagining things.
“They come up with their own great ideas, and then once in a while, those great ideas are better than our ideas!
“So I would urge the fanbase to just let it happen and don’t come up with ideas of what we ought to do, because your ideas might be better than ours.
“But we do have something coming that I think is very cool and I’m excited for. What is it? The end of October, right?”
Do you remember where you were when you first heard “Hybrid Theory”?