Linkin Park Announce Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Special Editions

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Has it really been 20 years already?

Linkin Park shook the rock and metal scene back in 2000 with the release of their debut album Hybrid Theory. Although Chester has passed on, the music remains as his legacy to the world. Linkin Park are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legendary album by releasing a few variants of a 20th anniversary edition. This includes B-sides, live cuts, rarities, and a lot more. If you want to get your hands on one, you can pre-order right here. The Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Editions will be released on October 9th. Along with this announcement LP have released a new single called “She Couldn’t.”

Released in October 2000, Linkin Park’s groundbreaking debut album Hybrid Theory is a melting pot of heavy alternative rock, hip hop and electronic flourishes, and was instrumental in creating a new genre of music. Linkin Park inspired a generation of dedicated fans and also influenced many bands who related to the intense and emotional musical style.

Hybrid Theory included three hit singles (“One Step Closer”, “Crawling”, and “In The End”) and was the best selling album of 2001 in the US. The album has since exceeded 11 million sales and it earned the band’s first Grammy Awards for “Crawling” as Best Rock Performance.

To celebrate 20 years since the original release, Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition will be released on October 9th 2020. The super-deluxe box set included unreleased and hard-to-find material on 5 CDs, 3 LPs, 3 DVDs, and a cassette – plus an 80-page book, poster, 3 lithographs, tour laminate, and a download card.

A 3-LP vinyl box set; and a 2 CD deluxe edition will be available, plus all the audio will be released digitally.