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Linkin Park live in Prague in 2007.

Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold more than 50 million albums and won two Grammy Awards. They achieved mainstream success with their debut album, Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005. Their following studio album, Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200’s album charts in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world.

Having adapted the nu metal and rap rock genres to a radio-friendly yet densely-layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band explored other genres in their next studio album, Minutes to Midnight. The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third best debut week of any album that year. They have also collaborated with several other artists, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mash-up album Collision Course, many others on Reanimation and Busta Ryhmes in the single We Made It (song).

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Bennington appears on the band's behalf at MTV Asia Aid.

Chester Charles Bennington (born March 20, 1976) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the lead vocalist in the rock band Linkin Park, and was previously associated with the band Grey Daze, among others. As of 2008 Bennington has released three studio albums with Linkin Park and is planning to release his debut album with Dead By Sunrise in 2009.

Bennington's first release with Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, was a commercial success, and he has released several major albums and singles since then. He has worked with Jay-Z, Jonathan Davis, Young Buck, Busta Rhymes and Aaron Lewis. In 2007, Bennington was placed at 46th on Hit Paraders list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists".

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"Crawling" is a song by the band Linkin Park. It is the fifth track from their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000). It was released in 2001 as their second single and won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002. The song reached #74 on the Hot 100 on July 31, 2001.

A demo version of the song recorded during the production of Hybrid Theory features an interlude of Mike rapping before the last chorus.

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