Band members Mark Wakefield - lead vocals (1996-1998) Chester Bennington - lead vocals (1999-2017; died 2017), occasional rhythm guitar (2006-2017)What was Linkin Parks original band name?
The title of the band's debut album and its original band name, Hybrid Theory, describes both the six-piece's artistic goals and its approach to making music. Linkin Park's sound, a melting pot of heavy alternative rock, hip-hop, and electronic flourishes, is utterly their own, an accomplishment strengthened by the band's remarkably powerful, organic songwriting.How did the band Linkin Park get its name?
The band started off with the name Xero, then Hybrid Theory, and finally Linkin Park. They chose "Linkin Park" because Chester used to drive by Lincoln Park in Santa Monica, CA after practice and it grabbed his attention. The guys in the band liked how it sounded.