H.T. birthday

October 24, 2008




No big, emotional post this year. Thanks for celebrating the B-Day.




  1. Anene on November 14, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Mike sorry if i multi-post but i can’t remember if i already posted on this topic. Anyway, i was wondering, is that a real diamond?

    :Extremely sorry Mike for editing my post but i just have to tell the immature and rude poster who goes by the name “Girl_X” that she is way out of line. If you’re into the image of people and not the music, then Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, and the whole league of boy groups out there are at your service. I honestly doubt that Mike is flattered by the idea of you objectifying him. People like you make me ashamed to be posting on the same page as you.

  2. ritzifying on November 3, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I honestly can’t believe the gall of some people (girl_x). Because you may never meet someone face to face to deal with the repercussions or because you can hide behind your precious anonymity the internet gives you, you think it’s okay to spew such rude comments? How ignorant.

    If Mike still looked like he did when HT came out I personally would think he had some maturity issues. Who wants a 30-something looking like a 20-something? It’s called age-appropriate, looking professional and being taken seriously. But who needs LP for their music, it’s all about their looks, right?

  3. Girl_X on October 30, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Can you please look like that again!

    You are sooo ugly now!


  4. axrinekey on October 29, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Happy belated birthday, HT!

    HT is always the greatest! xD

  5. tpbarbosa on October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Happy belated Birthday!!!
    lol Thanks very much Linkin Park for have recorded this awesome album
    And I hope there will be much more to come
    This is a really excepcional album, that includes all the songs I love
    I think there wouldn’t be any best present, since 24th, October is also my B-day πŸ˜€

    And well done Mike, you really deserved that price πŸ˜€

  6. kairimai on October 27, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Happy belated birthday Hybrid Theory! My favorite album of all time. :]

  7. Terra on October 27, 2008 at 7:51 am

    congrats on Hybrid Theory! πŸ˜€
    and happy late b-day to it also!
    this was the first rock album i ever bought and also the one the one that saved me life literally!
    thanks guys for all the great music you make for this world!
    we love you so very much! πŸ˜€

  8. Jelly on October 27, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Cheers for our Hybrid Theory ^^! It’s the second album I’ve listened to ( First is Meteora and third is M2M ). I have to mention that I’ve just become LP fan for over 1 year. The first song I’ve listened to is Breaking The Habit or Numb… not fully confident. I didn’t like Rock music before. But you guys have changed my mind! LP is the only Rock band that I like. But LP is not just a rock band I think. You guys are so amazing, creative and unique! I’m totally in love with you guys and great things you’ve done! LP of M2M is so different from LP of HT! You guys become more mature! But I really miss LP’s old style with a lil bit daring =D Anyway, go ahead! I can’t wait for the next album!

  9. SteppinRazor on October 26, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    First of all, Happy (belated) Birthday to Hybrid Theory!
    It’s 14 years and 1 day younger than me! Whoa!
    Second, I’m here very infrequently so everytime I am, it seems like there have been a LOT of changes (so far, they’ve been for the better).
    Third, my family and friends are sick of most things I say somehow relating back to Linkin Park.
    Am I addicted to LP? Where can I find rehab for this?

  10. nillp on October 26, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    amazing! your best work from now.. definitively! πŸ˜€

  11. ninguem on October 26, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    i was 15 when i bought hybrid theory, and i did thid hidden, because my mother won’t let me buy cds, but seriosly, in this time, i used to hate you mike, because you reminds me a stupid guy in my school, but i really liked the music

  12. rockermeg on October 26, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Awesooome!!! I was 6 when that came out…I can still remember when I first heard it…
    And I’ve loved you ever since πŸ™‚
    Happy Birthday Hybrid Theory!

  13. hesterprynne on October 26, 2008 at 11:27 am

    i cant believe i was in 4th grade when this came out and i was screaming “shut up!” to literally every person i saw (not b/c i was a bitch, but b/c of the part when chester screams”shut up” in one step closer). I wasn’t signed up for this comment thing i always thought it was kinda lame, but i figured it was worth it now to say congrats on the 8 year anniversary of hybrid theory. I got the cd when it first came out and today its all scratchy and skips just like my nsync “no strings attached” album. see, right next to my linkin park cds in my case are my nsync cds, so you guys are in good company.
    keep being awesome.

  14. Shinoda77 on October 26, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I’m fucking late πŸ˜€ My wireless wasn’t working but now it works and i could come πŸ˜€ HT, the best album EVER, happy birthday to you! 8 years, huge 8 years.. I was a little girl when HT came out but now I grew up with LP πŸ˜€ The best album of the best band, happy birthday again πŸ˜€ LP, you rock! And I love you Mike ❀

  15. Illara on October 26, 2008 at 9:02 am

    happy birthday to H.T! πŸ˜€ i was 11 back then.. wow.. how much time flies! and the song is still rocking in my tunes. πŸ˜€


  16. plaaplaa on October 26, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I was too about 8 yers when my big brother started to listen your music πŸ™‚ because I thought that my bb was cool and my rolemodel I had to listen to your music too… But I was scared of the music video of One step closer ‘:D so thank you for the music!

  17. Linkin_Paranoik on October 26, 2008 at 7:01 am

    oh wel happy birthday hybrid theory, the first album and i was a fan already, i was like 9 and half and when girls and boys listened to backstreet boys and spice girls i was listening to linkin park! that was great lol
    god that’s so a lot time i love you guys, you’re so great really and your music is amazing, i love it to death, that what makes me alive.
    thank you and i can’t wait the new album :]
    italy loves linkin park. so true.

  18. Shinodabestfriend on October 26, 2008 at 5:50 am

    HAPPY B DAYYY!!!! ya old piece of gold!!!! ^^ I was only 6 when I bought it…. wooow…. so much time past, and I listen to it every day…. so wonderful…. happy b day to u Mike too… thanks for writing this songs and for being famous…. without your band, my life is boring… thanks…

  19. ThunderStrike on October 26, 2008 at 5:25 am

    I know I’m a little late but congrats!! And does anyone know what that first pic is?

  20. Curiosa on October 25, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Congrats on the anniversary. πŸ™‚

  21. ShirleyAlvarezNY on October 25, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    I was just 9 years old when I first heard “In the End” on the radio. I fell in love with Lp’s music and become a hardcore fan. The music you guys have put out to the world has been positive and powerful. LP has helped me through so much. A month b4 Hybrid Theory was released, I was diagnosed with an incurable skin disease called scleroderma that has left me bound to a wheelchair. Mike, you have NOO idea how much you mean to me…Your are my role model, a decent human being with a heart of gold. you truly will always be part of my life and I want to thank you for moving me in ways words cannot describe. You’ve brought hope into my world. God Bless you, LPFM Rocks Happy B-day HT!!!!

  22. MS_Ineedyou on October 25, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Happy Birthday HT πŸ™‚ I’ve loved you guys since i was 7 xD You guys still rock !!! 8 years and i still love ALL your music πŸ™‚ You guys are amazing and i can’t wait til’ the next album !

  23. HMF on October 25, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    I can’t believe that I just found this out… 8 years ago the greatest band on the planet released their first album and changed music forever… Happy Birthday HT (or should I say LP). I’ll never forget the very first concert I went to last year. I’ll never forget the M&G that I got to go to and I’ll never forget the hug Chester gave me… I still get emotional thinking about it but it was an awesome show and the one on Aug. 23 was even better. I can’t wait till the next LP album and I can’t wait til u guys come back to TX. Keep rockin’ and know that ur fans love you!


  24. MilenaM93 on October 25, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    hey Mike!…i just wanted to say congrats on 8 years of rocking!…lol..as a present i drew a picture of you guys; happy birthday LP…

  25. Madlen on October 25, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Aww Hybrid Theory’s birthday is always very emotional for me:)That album seriously changed the history of music…and I’m not saying that just because I’m a fan-I was actually watching Mad tv about 3-4 months ago and there was this show about artists and albums that changed the history of music and you guys were there too of course and i was like “Hell Yeah!”Then in celebration i listened to HT…:DAnyway keep making good music and making us all happy!:)

  26. Lori on October 25, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    yeah cant believe how long its been! makes me feel old ): lol btw ive had frat party since not long after it was released (2001ish?) and it was the other day when i realised pancake was spelled “pankake”…am i the only one? anyway HT got me though highschool…hadnt listened to it in a while and put it on my ipod last wk, still luv it, great album πŸ™‚

  27. mack on October 25, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    HT first time I heard complete in 2007, until then I only knew the singles. I started listening to the LP starting Meteora! the very short songs!:) -Brazil

  28. ShayShay86 on October 25, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    wow i can’t believe its been 8 years since i first saw “one step closer” on muchmusic here in Canada…time flies! i was just 13…wow lol Well here’s to 8 more years of great music boys! Congrats!

  29. Mikeshi_Linkfort on October 25, 2008 at 11:36 am

    8 years ago the masterpiece was born.. Which was heard with millions… The beginning of an ascention to the WORLD GLORY!!! I congratulate all group =)

  30. Anna_4 on October 25, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Happy Birthday HT! in the first time,I heard “In the End” in the radio when they are transmiting a show. I just loved it! I was 8. πŸ˜€
    I can’t wait for the DVD and the new album.. You’re the best ever! 4Life ❀
    (sorry for bad English! =$)

  31. Alexandra1984 on October 25, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Just keep on making music imperishable by time..Thank you all very much!

  32. Tinxa on October 25, 2008 at 11:00 am

    πŸ˜€ Happy Birhtday Hybrid Theory! πŸ˜€ Thank you Linkin Park very much for a GREAT music. πŸ˜€ LP 4ever

  33. maria on October 25, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Thanks for the great music)) And for wisdom that is in very verse)))
    The post is gorgeous))) Viva LINKIN PARK))))

  34. billiejean on October 25, 2008 at 9:34 am

    wooow!!!that’s so cool!!!i still remember my reaction when i first heard in the end!!!sweet memories!!=)

    is there going to be a new album in 2009 ???
    anyway i m looking forward to buying the new dvd!!

    keep rocking!

  35. Ash75 on October 25, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Happy BDay H.T.!
    I heard “Breaking the Habit” on the YT firts time, and I fell in love with it! (as everybody that posted here a comment, I think ;]) Then I found H.T in my sisters room and I took it πŸ˜„ Now it’s mine!!! xxxxxxxD

  36. Lobby on October 25, 2008 at 9:05 am

    “Mikk Shinoda”?? Or I just can’t read? πŸ˜€

  37. 2T_LP on October 25, 2008 at 7:26 am

    i call this day the linkin park bday!!


  38. Yume on October 25, 2008 at 6:46 am

    happy b-day ht. what do you mean… does it like cake?^__^hehe

  39. Evabones on October 25, 2008 at 6:20 am

    I still remeber when I saw In the end the first time……….it has been love at first sight.
    I remember when I bought the Cd and I cried listening Crawling and Pushing me Away……..
    And above all I remember like Hybrid Theory has saved my life many times and it has supported me in various difficult moments of my life. Therefore thanks Guys for this jewel of cd, thanks for this deep and wonderful songs, thanks for all.

    -Martina (Italy)

  40. LaKennyLP on October 25, 2008 at 5:44 am

    i still remember the first time i listened to One Step Closer. that was the beginning of my own culture, my own linkin park culture, shared with millions of fans as me. i’m really thanked to you mike and LP for make my life better, for make me feel better when i’m sad or something. happy b-day for the awesome Hybrid Theory, i always keep it in my soul from that day in 2000, and i’ll keep it until the end.
    thank you. πŸ™‚

    -mary (spain)

  41. Linkin_Betty on October 25, 2008 at 4:28 am

    Happy Birthday Habrid Theory!
    8 years.. wow.. thatz so long time..
    i love this cd and i think i’m not alone πŸ˜€
    everybody knows this ablum and everybody will know about it for many years
    ok so take care & have a great weekend ^^

  42. Meteora20 on October 25, 2008 at 4:28 am

    oh yeah happy birthday Hybrid Theory.
    i think it’s still once the best album that you’ve done. my absolutly favorite song is: In the end. and this song made me a fan of you. thanks for you great music.
    take care!

  43. Marlena_LP on October 25, 2008 at 4:05 am

    Wooow! Happy Birthday Hybrid Theory!!

    The first song i ever heard from you was “Crawling”…i was 8 years old and didnΒ΄t understand a word of english, but i liked it. Yeah…strange girl..i know xD

    Thanks for your music, it helped me somehow

  44. antje on October 25, 2008 at 4:01 am

    Wow, time is running he….
    Happy Birthday Hybrid Theory….!!!! Your music give me soooooo much! Thanks for everything!
    One of the best albums ever!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!! You guys are the best….

  45. Henna on October 25, 2008 at 3:48 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HT!! To think that u guys made it big EIGHT years ago with this awesome album, well done! And that you’re still here, you guys aren’t the type to become famous, get loads of money and then sit back. And just to let you know, it’s appreciated! I remember, ‘In The End’ was the first ever song I heard from you guys and I was totally hooked on it. Within a day I knew all the lyrics, still do ;). WoOoo HYBRID THEORY ROCKS!
    Henna (England) xxx

  46. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on October 25, 2008 at 3:28 am

    yayyy!! happy b-day HT!!! i just luv it..!! πŸ™‚ byee

  47. NeneLP88 on October 25, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Dude, time flies =(

    I bought it when i was 13.. HT is my first album i bought, and since then it was simply addiction. =)

    Thank you guys!

  48. Noe_Kenji on October 25, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Hybrid Theory! One of the best albuims on planet. I hope you really are proud of this, because it was a real good work πŸ™‚

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚

    Love and respect

  49. AsN on October 25, 2008 at 1:53 am

    Awesome album guys!!!! Hope you do it again….. Because you deserve it!!!!! LP 4 ever!!!

  50. Kalini on October 25, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Mike, you deserve all these amazing awards you got! Happy birthday to HT! 8 years, such a long time ago! I tried to remember what I did when I first heard LP. I was at the university, had to stay at home to write a thesis for a seminar and I was watching the chart on the Bulgarian music channel MMTV and β€œCrawling” was a new entry in the chart. My first impression was: β€œA new amazing sound! These guys are genius!” Then I found β€œOne step closer”. HT is incredible but you proved yourself with Meteora and MTM. A big “Thank You” to LP for being there and not being like most of the bands who just β€œcome and go”! Congratulations once again! Krassie.

  51. LP_Suneet on October 25, 2008 at 12:56 am

    Yeah……..HT Birthday……

    It is truly an epic day coz exactly 8 years ago…….started the world-wide revolution known as LINKIN PARK…….

    A day to be celebrated, yes indeed……..

  52. Jhuryn on October 24, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Happy Birthday to the album that started it all! Thank you!

  53. Frerard on October 24, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    ah Diamond, didn’t you guys get Diamond award too in Indonesia?

  54. msgirl on October 24, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    happy birhtday……. πŸ™‚ yesss,one of the best albums in the world……:) i wish u would do this album again! πŸ™‚ i mean, like this album….:) all the songs of this album are great…… πŸ™‚

  55. tacos_on_tuesday on October 24, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    HT Memory- I had to buy this CD twice cause I thought someone jacked the first one I had and then after I bought the 2nd one I found it. So CONFESSION SESSION… I was at my office and I downloaded this for free when I was loading my ipod. Would that be considered theft? Technically I paid for it twice. But there’s a question for industry peeps – let say I bought a CD and broke or lost said CD and then downloaded the song for “free” is that still theft?

  56. LorenzoErr on October 24, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    The album that started it all. I remember being in the car and “In The End” came on the radio. The album was one of my Christmas gifts that year. Happy Birthday Hybrid Theory!

  57. MissNatalie1984 on October 24, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    wow, 8 years seems to have just flown by hey? you should be very proud of Hybrid Theory – not only is the album full of good music, it was a staple in the music industry at the turning of the century and it’s helped a lot of people get through things. i’m not normally one to gush about specific albums, but it may be fair to say that hybrid theory was one of the most influential albums of 2000 and we all have you (and the rest of LP) to thank for it.

    Happy Birthday, Hybrid Theory!

  58. Sleepy08 on October 24, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you for an amazing album, Mike. This CD has been with me through 7 years of my life, and I love it very much.

  59. MiileLP on October 24, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Happy Birthday! really, time goes by so fast! Well, i hope comemorate this date so many times, alrigh Mike? hehe. And besides the congratulations, it is here thank for eight years. after all, is eight years you make of my days, and certainly of all the fans, better days! And what will the next year πŸ˜‰ with love. :*

  60. ShirleyAlvarezNY on October 24, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    I was just 9 years old when I first heard “In the End” on the radio. I fell in love with Lp’s music and become a hardcore fan. The music you guys have put out to the world has been positive and powerful. LP has helped me through so much. A month b4 Hybrid Theory was released, I was diagnosed with an incurable skin disease called scleroderma that has left me bound to a wheelchair. Mike, you have NOO idea how much you mean to me…Your are my role model, a decent human being with a heart of gold. you truly will always be part of my life and I want to thank you for moving me in ways words cannot describe. You’ve brought hope into my world. God Bless you, LPFM Rocks Happy B-day HT!!!!

  61. Zigi on October 24, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Happy B-day HT!!!! I want to congratulate all the fans, [LINKIN PARK] & especially Mike for doing a great job for us to make this great album. This is one of the greatest music album in history of the music.(Sorry for bad English)

  62. Joanna on October 24, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    And 8 years later, Saw V comes out in the theaters.


  63. Lucie on October 24, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    oh god. already 8 years ago ? time goes by so fast. i never thought that on an October 24, 2000, my life would have changed completly. thank you. thank you so much. you saved me. yeah i know it sounds very stupid but that’s the truth. you help me going through every single day and i feel so grateful to you and i am very proud to be one of your fans. thanks for all that you did and you’ll do.

  64. Mr_Huhn on October 24, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    i was 10. i still remember the first time i heard one step closer! happy bday ht!

  65. Southpaw on October 24, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Happy Birthday Linkin Park! Thanks for putting on such great shows and giving it 110% every time, even if if’s not the best show you have played. It’s an honor to be a fan of a band which high energy and great talent. Thank you for coming to Wisconsin this year during your Projekt Rev tour. Seeing you for the first time gave me this great feeling that was indescribable. I look forward to more shows from Wisconsin. Thanks for 8 fucking great years of success!


  66. withyou on October 24, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    WOW I can’t believe it was that long ago, and still can’t get another of One Step Closer or Pushing Me Away. In a way every song has it’s own unique element that when you hear for the first time in however many years it’s been since you’ve heard it, those feelings you had when youheard the songfor thevery first time, comes rushing back and it’s almost like you remember what you were doing, where you were. A lot of songs do that to me , especially LP songs. So with that said HAPPY BIRTHDAY HYBRID THEORY!!!!! and a very big THANK YOU to LP for being my friends when I had none. I really don’t know what I would of done without you guys

  67. Janni_Loves_LP on October 24, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Mike.. If you’re not gonna post a big, emotional post, then I will. Thank you Linkin Park! Thank you for helping me through times when it all felt hopeless. Thank you writing genius lyrics that explains my feelings when I’m not able to do so myself. I know a lot of people say this, but you have no idea how much your music means to me. I still remeber when I was 11 and heard your music for the first time. It was like a revelation. Even though I was so young, it changed my life, and I will forever be grateful for that. Happy Hybrid Theory anniversary and congratulations with all your archievements! I wish you all good luck in the future..! Thank you for everything.. – Janni

  68. ThePrincess on October 24, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    When the first time i heard ‘ MY DECEMBER ‘ ..8 years ago.. i was 15 years old.and my parent just got devorce.. i remember i crying a lot everytime i listening that song..and i think i have to say thank you for u and all the rest of the guys in linkinpark cause that song is helping me get through a devastating time..and thanks too for ur amazing eyes..cause that eyes always remembering me that i still have a hope…so..HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIBRID THEORY…

  69. numbrocker02 on October 24, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Congratulations Mike. Hybrid Theory truly was a work of art. 8 years, that’s so awesome. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HYBRID THEORY!!!!!

  70. caleb_bozeman on October 24, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    even though I was introduced to Meteora first (when I was 11) this album actually changed my view on rap/rock. I mean the style that you guys made this album was unbelievable. I mean I listen to other types music now but this album is still one of the best that i’ve ever heard and Mike my question for you is when you were writing Kenji for The Rising Tied did you listen to that hidden instrumental at the end of the Hybrid Theory EP? because the instumental kinda sound alot like Kenji to me.

  71. YuN_RoCks on October 24, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    YAY for HT! the first album, that made all this possible! thanks guys, you rock ❀

  72. Randomdudeof2010 on October 24, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Believe it or not, before I heard this album I didn’t like any band or any style of music. I was seriously lost and didn’t know what to listen to. Until about 2 or 3 years ago when my friend sold me his mp3 player which had the full Hybrid Theory album in it, and I instantly loved it! So this was the very first album that I liked, and you guys were the first band that I liked, and you guys are still my favorite since then! Congrats on making such a masterpiece, and I expect no less from the next album!!

  73. Noda89 on October 24, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Yep, yep. Me and my homies held an “Lp Truck Party’, out in the park, grilling food and blasting HT out loud. A policemen had came by (I aint gonna lie, I was scared) but he even joined in by singing Crawling…horribly…omg, never again. It was awesome! Next time we have an LP Day, we’ll YouTube it πŸ˜„
    Purple K

  74. linkinparc on October 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    ur welcome Mike and LP!

    8 years of you…thanks for keeping up!

    I made a choclate fudge cake (my first one ever) to celebrate…

    question: did dave got this diamonds award too?

    (i know its agains the rules but this is very special hope you all dont mind)

  75. KATHYxx on October 24, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    There’s a holiday in the LPU just for that. πŸ™‚ [coughididntinventit]
    Wow 8 Years. This is quite a while. And the best part is I still get to hear from my favorite band after all that time. That’s rare. You guys are special.

  76. Carla on October 24, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    A very happy birthday to Hybrid Theory. Basically have been listening to you guys since “One Step Closer” and that was when I was 8 years old! My Dad got me Frat Party and I saw the video for Crawling. It was the first time I listened to a song and actually could understand and connect to it. I literally cried after hearing it because it described exactly how I felt. Back then, just for how insecure I was and now for my panic attacks. Even so, overall HT is an album I can always listen to and enjoy. It saved me many times before and your music helps me deal with my life until now. Thank you and congratulations!

  77. JayRod13 on October 24, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Mike, This album changed my life. My perspective on music, and really helped me deal with my parent’s divorce at the time. I have a HT tattoo to remind me of a time when everything seemed hopeless. I cant thank you and the rest of the guys in Linkin Park for not only helping me get through a devastating time but for opening my world up to such fanstastic music.

    Congrats! and Happy Birthday to Hybrid Theory.


  78. JulianaM on October 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    thanks for stay here with us, in the internet whatever , that’s maybe the best present you can give for me and all these persons that comment here . more one year , that i will celebrate until i die πŸ™‚ HT ❀

  79. beamer87 on October 24, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I cannot believe it’s been 8 years already, that kind of makes me feel old when it feels like that album released yesterday. LP has come a long way since then but I will always remember when I first heard “In The End” on 92.3 K-Rock. That was the official start to me becoming a fan of the greatest band currently around. Congrats Mike, and to all of your fellow band mates. P.S.- I just realized that Phoenix is absent from the “One Step Closer” single artwork, I forgot about that.

  80. dianlucas on October 24, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Michael Kenji Shinoda, go here: http://forums.linkinpark.com/showthread.php?t=10059

    Please? ._.

    HT > God.

  81. dulcemdl on October 24, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Happy B-day H.T ………………… :):):):):):):):)………………

  82. amp101 on October 24, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Congratulations to Linkin Park on this stellar album, and Happy B-day HT!!! This is going to sound funny and corny, but honestly, my life changed eight years ago since I first heard HT! The songs are just as memorable and meaningful to me now as they were then. Couldn’t be more proud to be a fan of your guys! Peace!

  83. lynndarwinharris on October 24, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Congratulations and happy b-day HT. Been a Fan since In the End and will be one forever!

  84. qwertybunnie_136 on October 24, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    UHUUUUULL! @_@ Congratulations HT :]] [love u mike!]

  85. cuz on October 24, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Congratulations LP! HT is AMAZING and Crawling is my favourite, beloved song of all times.

  86. sitbackstatik on October 24, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    so today is hybrid theory 8th birthday I guess?
    I was 14 when I first heard of ‘one step closer’,
    man….now I feel like I’m old already,and so do you
    but anyway,
    otanjoubi omedetou~~!!!

  87. Mickey on October 24, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Happy 8th! I can’t believe it’s been 7 years, since I first heard Chester scream on Crawling and hating it…god, he scared me so much, lol. Then I heard In The End and fell in love with your music. Today, Crawling is one of my favorites from that album. Keep up the good work 8)

  88. MarishkaLP on October 24, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Congratulations Mike! Congrats Linkin Park! Love every song of Hybrid Theory! They’re amazing!I can’t believe that this album is so old πŸ˜„ it’s been so popular during these years and i think it’s popularity won’t decrease! not at all!!! you guys r GREAT!!! thanx for everything!
    Happy Birthday HYbrid Theory!

  89. Danielle7777 on October 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Happy B-day H.T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol i miss ur hair back then it was soo cool! πŸ˜„ have fun celebrating!

  90. soyuneik on October 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I was going to pull out your first Rolling Stone appearance and then I realized, ‘If I go in that closet I’m never gonna come back out’. Haha. I’ll try looking for something to post for the occasion later. Happy B-day H.T.

  91. Hybr1d_7h3ory on October 24, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Congrats again Mike!!!

    This cd was the beginning of breaking out of my teenage angst. The reason I bought this cd was I needed a new cd when I was on a family trip and I picked it up because I liked your hair on the back. LOL. Maybe is was just that serendipitous that my love for you guys has grown 1000 fold since.

    Here’s to a great album, and hopefully many more!!! Cheers

  92. Hawaii_LP_fan on October 24, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Congratulations on a most deserving award for Hybrid Theory. Happy 8th! Let it shine, let it shine! πŸ™‚ Enjoy this day.

  93. moodyrocker on October 24, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Daddy Shinoda doesn’t want to post a big emotional post about Hybrid Theory?! Well, I will do it!
    Thanks Hybrid Theory for the emotional support you gave to me on the day I got rejected from my first pick of a college.Good job on surviving the past 8 years in that beautiful case. Thanks for the little dedication I see on a daily basis of you on my arm saying “Great Day today isn’t it Kellie” and “Wow, Kell, that was a hot shower.” I would just like to say I love you and the 6 beautiful men that made it all possible. :p Happy Bday Hybrid Theory you sexy beeech!

  94. rubyred82 on October 24, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Happy 8th birthday HT πŸ™‚ I’ve been listening for over 7 years Mike, and it still strikes a chord in me. Thank you!

  95. LPAngel on October 24, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY for this AMAZING, PERFECT album! you deserve all the awards. i agree with Bec, youΒ΄re a guy very occupied but you take time to answer your fans, or post something in your blog. i just wanns say thank you for making music, thank you for when iΒ΄m down you get me happy, thank you for when i go to your shows you make me feel the happiest person in the world, your shows here in Lisbon were amazing, THANK YOU! iΒ΄m proud for beeing your fan. keep making good music and i hope you can make music for the rest of your life =D. LoVe YoU =)=)

  96. JessicaaLP on October 24, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Happy HT Birthday! ^^
    Hybrid Theory is the best album ever, no one can deny that! I started listening to Linkin Park with this album, and I was 8 years old! And 8 years later, I still am a fan ! I am and will be a real, “hardcore” Linkin Park fan! And I’ll always be proud of it, and of the music you do. Because you’re my favourite band. Love you :’)

    So, Happy Birthday once again!

    Take care πŸ™‚

    Jessica from Lisbon, Portugal

  97. ShadowerLiltani on October 24, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Happy Birthday Hybrid Theory!!! insert amazing expert dance moves here Um, when is Meteora’s birthday? I honestly can’t remember the date that it came out. I don’t want to be rude on HT’s b-day, but, that award is shaped like a certain body part and is really unattractive. They should let you design a new Diamond award, so it can be an artistic crowning of awesome like it should be πŸ˜„

  98. NataliaForgotten on October 24, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    OMFG, did you read my comment?passes out Hybrid Theory will ALWAYS be my favorite album. o/ // Edit: Now, I can breath and think again, ha, hope you read this again… I just want to thank about this CD, it really changed my life. I love Meteora, I love MTM, I love HTEP, but HT for me is more than special, I don’t have words to describe… (at least, not in english) I listened it all the day today, and I wanted to buy a pizza but I just got a terrible headache. :p Anyway, again, thanks about everything, for being my inspiration and for care so much about us, fans. Ps.: Mom still don’t believe this is your real blog, heh.

  99. ErbseLP on October 24, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Yeah, happy birthday Hybrid Theory. party xP 8 years, wow. πŸ™‚

    I had birth on tuesday. πŸ˜›

  100. michael2g on October 24, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    8 years…seems like yesterday.

    Such a brilliant album.

    Speaking of which, Mike, what is your favorite song (from Hybrid Theory) to perform?

    Congratulations. I’m having a little celebration now, listening to the album. It’s so good.

  101. Sonia_LPrnway_ on October 24, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    8 years… :’)


  102. ixabel_LP on October 24, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    FOR THE 4th TIME…


  103. durg on October 24, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    aww, tear
    seems like just yesterday i was excited about hearing reanimation.. sniffle sniffle πŸ˜„
    & hey now, you never answered anyones questions about that barack your world madness! you cant ignore it! :p
    ill get one of those little flashlights they show on csi & stuff & shine it in your face til i get answers. πŸ˜„
    andd i have to add that the poster makes me giggle.. you all look so HT-y! haha

  104. murry on October 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I intend to have a cupcake and a cocktail in its honor.

  105. teresamff on October 24, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Happy LP Day!

    Thanks for everything πŸ™‚

  106. cyco_green_monkey on October 24, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    How tall is that award?

  107. bec on October 24, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    LOL that is a funny shaped award.

    Where do you keep them all? you must have a good number of these things now – do you have a special dusting ritual?

    And can I also say here (can’t be arsed commenting in the previous post too) I think it’s really nice that you’re taking the time to reply to your comments. Not many people in bands as successful as yours would still maintain an open dialogue with their fans…hell you’re the only one of your own band doing it!
    You deserve the awards and happy birthday to HT

    Oh and additionally – Hybrid Theory really did save me – thank you.

  108. Sharp_Swimmer on October 24, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    The birthday of H.T. should be a red day, officially! Thank you for saving lives with your music!
    Although, I can’t help but wonder… Which day will be the birthday of the next album… πŸ˜‰

  109. ultrapeter on October 24, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    H.T. is fantastic
    Meteora is brilliant
    M2M is music of Gods

    Please guys come to Latvia once more. Your show was the best day in my life.

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