Fact: Rockers Linkin Park will headline a new MTV awards show and music festival at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California next month (Jul14). The network will host the inaugural mtvU Fandom Awards and the Mtv Fan Fest on the first day of the annual event in July (14).
Fact: Linkin Park's debut album Hybrid Theory has become only the 20th album in SoundScan history to sell more than 10 million copies. Usher's Confessions also achieved the record earlier this year (12). SoundScan began tracking sales figures in 1991.
Quote: "When I was 20 years old, I would have told you, 'I hate the Beatles. There is no way I will listen to that.' Now, I would tell you that I love the Beatles, and I didn't figure it out until I was 27: 'Oh, this is what everybody... talks about.' It was weird. It was like all of a sudden I like broccoli. Now I love broccoli." Linkin Park star Chester Bennington discovers the Beatles.
Fact: Rockers Linkin Park lit up the night sky above Hollywood at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (12Sep10) when they performed their hit The Catalyst outside city landmark the Griffith Park Observatory.
Fact: Actress Emma Stone has found the perfect gift for her 20-year-old brother - she's taking him to the MTV Video Music Awards as her date. Stone will present Linkin Park at the event on Sunday night (12Sep10).
Fact: The reunited Alice In Chains, TOOL and Linkin Park have signed up to headline the first Epicenter festival in California in August (09). The three groups will join Wolfmother and Tom Morello’s latest project Street Sweeper Social Club at the one-day event to be held at the Fairplex in Pomona on 22 August (09).
Quote: "I'm a rock star married to a former Playboy model. I dreamed about that when I was growing up! I think it's awesome!" Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington is happily living the life he's always dreamed of.
Fact: Busta Rhymes has teamed up with Linkin Park on his new single WE MADE IT. The rapper and the rockers filmed a video for the track, which features on Rhymes' new album BLESSED, in Los Angeles on Tuesday (15Apr08).
Fact: Teenage country sensation Taylor Swift has been given the job of announcing the Grammy Award nominations on 6 December (07). She'll be joined by Akon, Quincy Jones and Linkin Park. The 50th annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in February (08).
Quote: "I don't have any delusions of grandeur that Linkin Park is saving the world. But it's our goal to do what we can to make it possible for our kids to have a place to live, and, at the same time, hopefully clean up where we live in the process." LINKIN PARK bassist DAVID 'Phoenix' FARRELL. The band headlined the Tokyo leg of the Live Earth concerts.
Quote: "I don't have any delusions of grandeur that Linkin Park is saving the world. But it's our goal to do what we can to make it possible for our kids to have a place to live, and, at the same time, hopefully clean up where we live in the process." LINKIN PARK bassist DAVID 'Phoenix' FARRELL. The band are headlining the Tokyo leg of the Live Earth concerts.
Quote: "I hate being called nü-metal. Even the word is stupid, with the little umlauts." Linkin Park rocker MIKE SHINODA dislikes being categorised.