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We want to add to Linkinpedia a feature similar to the "Did You Know?" Facts we have on LPLive's main page, but instead of random facts, we want to cover (and correct) some misconceptions about the band.


If you have any contribuitions to this project, post it here. It can be anything from "Mike Shinoda is not featured on a Evanescence song" to "Linkin Park didn't play 324 shows in 2001."

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Pre-Linkin Park

- Chester joined the band in 1998. Linkin Park even released merch on the A Thousand Suns and Living Things world tours with the wrong 1998 date. However, it is well-documented and confirmed by Chester himself (even as recently as February 2017) that he joined in March 1999 on his 23rd birthday...the date of his audition for the band. Mike actually has said several times he believes 1998 is the date, which is why the LPU demos featuring Chester have the incorrect 1998 date. http://lplive.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=10025

- Xero has two demos called "The Team" and "Explode", which are found on a setlist from the 1997 "Lynus Brook Club" show. "Explode" and "The Team" were said to be demo versions of "Part Of Me" and "Carousel" (respectively) on many Xero biographies. But this information can't be true, because these songs ("Part Of Me" and "Carousel") were written after Mark left the band. http://lplive.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=9868 http://lplive.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=10142&page=3&do=findComment&comment=254879

- This August 10th, 1997 Xero setlist is fake, but is listed as: "Rhinestone", "The Team", "Reading My Eyes", "Untitled", "Explode", "Rhinestone (Part 2)", "Now I See", and "Fuse". There are three HUGE problems with this though... (1) outside of discussion directly related to this supposed Xero show, there is no evidence anywhere on the entire Internet that the "Lynus Brook Club" ever existed. (2) Mark Wakefield is not credited as a co-writer of With You or In the End (while he is on other songs that originated during the Xero era - A Place for My Head, Forgotten, and Runaway), making the existence of Now I See/Untitled during the Xero era an impossibility. (3) The date of this show (August 10th) falls before the Whisky a Go Go show on November 14th where Xero opened for System of a Down, which has been confirmed to have been the band's first show. http://lplive.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=10142&page=3&do=findComment&comment=254879

- Super Xero was not the first name of Linkin Park. They went by Xero (and briefly, Xero 818 for a period of time) before changing their name to Hybrid Theory.

- The secret song found at the end of the Hybrid Theory EP is not a demo for "Session" from Meteora. It has no known track title. http://linkinpedia.com/index.php?title=Track_7


Hybrid Theory era

- The From The Inside book that Linkin Park released has a page that says "Linkin Park performed 324 shows in 2001, almost one a day." This is one of the most common false statements about the band. Confirming dates with tour itineraries from 2001 and cross-referencing them with linkinpark.com, fansites and press articles announcing tour dates, we have concluded that Linkin Park performed 165 shows in 2001. 324 would literally be impossible, taking just a few days off all year. http://lplive.net/shows/2001 http://lplive.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=10025

- The "High Voltage" (Reprise Version) released in 2001 (live version found on LPU 2.0, studio version found on the One Step Closer single) was a remix by Mike, not Joe.


Meteora era


Minutes To Midnight era

- Linkin Park never broke up in 2005, and no members ever left the band. The band took a break after 2004's exhausting touring cycle for Meteora to work on other projects (Fort Minor, Dead By Sunrise) and to settle legal arguments with their record label Warner Bros. They performed live twice in 2005 and five times in 2006. Sessions for the Minutes To Midnight album began in 2006, but Mike even worked on new Linkin Park music in 2005.


A Thousand Suns era


The Hunting Party era


One More Light era


LP Underground

- As mentioned above, the demos "Slip", "Blue", and "So Far Away" are mislabeled as being from 1998 when the earliest that they could have been created is 1998. Dedicated, listed on LPU 2.0 as 1999, has the correct date. These wrong dates did not start showing up until later LPU albums as the band understandably became hazy with the details on the songs.

- QWERTY (LPU 6, Summer Sonic 2006, etc) never has had the track title of "Lies" or "Behind Your Lies".



- There are no Linkin Park song titles with the names "Hardly Breathe" or "Spell It Out". Both of the parts for these (fake) songs are actually from the song "Rock And Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) Part 2". http://linkinpedia.com/index.php?title=Rock_And_Roll_(Could_Never_Hip_Hop_Like_This)_Part_2

- "Giving In" is a song by Adema, not Linkin Park, and Mike does not have vocals on Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life".

- Mike was not the producer of the song "Marco Polo" by Styles Of Beyond.

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