10th Anniversary: Hybrid Theory

October 25, 2010

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Thanks for making yesterday a great birthday for Hybrid Theory!  Here are 4 images from my personal stash for you guys to enjoy. The first image is pretty cool…that’s the news clipping from our first show ever (as Xero), at the Whisky.  The others are from those years, leading up to the release of HT…

mike

119 Comments

  1. katemeier on November 17, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Michael these pix are awesome :) Would you like to show up some more? It’s kinda unfair you still hide these pictures, it’s been 10 years! ;)

  2. gisseleliana25 on November 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    hi!! mike… i would like to express myself clearly, but my English it’s a disaster… ^^!!! so, just i want to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this 10 years… i still here, alive, because linkin park, because your songs… one day i’ll write a letter for linkin park explaining this “i still here, alive…”and of course with a better English…
    i hope you can understand something about this message… take care!! and THANKS really….

  3. janine1978 on November 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Mike, I would also like you later want the best for Hybrid Theory. Wow damn 10 years, I’m old. At that time I was 22 years old and my current husband has given me the album, because my “One Step Closer” has fallen so much. Awesome and now 10 years have passed. And I’m very pleased, we are your you musically developed have. I’m too very proud of the LPU community, the fans are so great. I can’t unfortunately come to the Summit to London, I got no more holidays. It was very nice to meet you in Berlin on 20/10/2010 at the Meet & Greet and talked briefly to have. I also hope that my small gifts have you liked (sauerkraut glass, Dickmanns, scarf). LP ROCKS forever. LG Janine

  4. Olla Chaz on November 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I remember how I was blown away when I first heard the record :)
    Happy 10th Anniversary.

  5. diegors92 on October 31, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    10 years ago… “Shut up when I’m talking to you”…
    And now “Steel unload, final blow”
    From “Forfeit the game before somebody else takes you out of the frame” to “You all gotta stop talking and start trying to catch up motherfu…”

    Unbelievable… Sometimes we just don’t realize how fast time passes by. Yesterday, we were all trying to find some good song that said “This is who I am”… And suddenly, an amazing album from an incredible band came out. This album pushed aside the old concept of music. This project was not only “good music”… Somehow, it completed our lives.

  6. chelseasw3 on October 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks so much for the awesome gift you offered to your French fans in Bercy when you played APFMH on October 25th. When I heard the first notes, I was kind of flabbergasted and I’m still head over heels. I can’t get over it!!! The only thing I hope now is that you’ll be back in France ASAP. We are already missing the 6 of you! We won’t be able to wait for 3 more years :)

  7. paesmart on October 31, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Thai fans are waiting for you comeback ;D

  8. jornalistica on October 30, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Awesome pictures. I really miss this time that we were youngers! LOL

  9. finxboy on October 30, 2010 at 6:34 am

    whatever people say, but you guys are the best guys.
    congratulations on 10 years of this success. I expect a lot of linkin park for the album after a thousand Suns.

  10. robann on October 30, 2010 at 5:38 am

    I thank you for this concert – birthday in Paris-Bercy;
    I was there, I adored!!
    always continue to make vibrate the walls of France and world
    i love you , kiss
    affectionately ,Robann.

  11. anjalika on October 29, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    i was just wondering..i’ve heard A Thousand Suns a lot of times and in this particular track called Blackout (which is also my favorite and it is very different and i like that about this track), did u use some indian (specifically Punjabi beats – the instrument is ‘dhol’) in the starting of this track? haven’t u right? it’s damn cool…the reason i know this is because i am from India and i think the track sounds damn cool…

  12. rinashinoda on October 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Thank God for Linkin Park…
    Keep on ur great work, Guys…
    be awesome for the next 100 years..
    God Bless you all… :)

  13. larissaevelynrm on October 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    So beautiful, all teens. Uncle Mike (laughs). The opening concert of the System? hehe cool

    LarissaEvelyn15@hotmail.com, brasilian, kiss.

  14. Sheba Lp on October 29, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Thank you LP for being such an awesome band and entertaining us with your creativity . We love you a lot and will keep loving you till the end of our lives and hope that my dream to meet you one day comes true .
    Loads of Love
    -Sheba

  15. thegluelpfan on October 29, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Posting my comment a little too late but still…happy 10th birthday Hybrid Theory.I don’t know if you’ve ever imagined that your first record would change the music industry so much…well it did :) You created a name for yourself-the band that doesn’t fit into one category.Proud to be your fan.

  16. reecolombo on October 28, 2010 at 4:43 am

    It’s been 10 years I’m listening to your songs! I can remember clearly the first time I heard Linkin Park. I was at a friend’s house and she put the track 8 on, I mean, In the End. How could I forget? At that time, Crawling was playing on the radios. After that, my life was only crazyness! I listened LP ALL THE TIME! XD. This my life’s step has gone. I’m not crazy about u anymore. I grew up and learned that family, friends, God and other things are also important. As Chester says in a song, “You live what you learn” and it’s true. But I can state that you were and always will be a big part of my life which I keep with pround in my s2. The best band ever

  17. cinthia22 on October 28, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Oh!…it’s an amazing CD, i really love all the songs and the song in A THOUSAND SUNS as well…please come to Peru!!….we all are waiting for you guys here!…:D!

  18. zeljka on October 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    coming back from your concert in cologne. hearing the old songs and the new ones and still feeling good like 10 years ago. what would life be without your music? i can’t imagine… but i’m glad that you’re still there, writing songs, playing gigs. it’s a gift. and i just want to say ‘thank you guys’.

  19. jannipiiin on October 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Once again, a huge congratulations to you guys! I really can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Thank you for awaking my love of music and art of all sorts. Almost 10 years ago at the tender age of 11, one of my classmates had stolen HT from his brother and I rememeber clear as day when they put the CD in and “Papercut” came on. I was fascinated that music could sound like that, and I was hooked through the entire album. From then on you’ve kept me fascinated. It’s been amazing to follow your journy as a band and I’m as proud as ever to be a fan! I can’t even explain how much you mean to me. Hopefully I’ll see you this saturday. Love, Janni <3

  20. xmariedetx on October 27, 2010 at 10:35 am

    this just makes me feel old, i bought ht 2001 and I believe I was stil an nsync fan. dont tell anyone…

  21. fabienlp72 on October 27, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Hey Mike,

    We made a special page on Facebook to organize a surprise for you at Paris Bercy and we printed a lot of pages with “Happy Birthday Hybrid Theory” written upon them with some balls released in the air!

    We hope you liked it and thank you very for playing A Place For My Head, it was the best gift that you could do for us <3

    See you soon in Zurich (french flag will be there)

  22. lpmaria on October 27, 2010 at 5:00 am

    на первой фотографии Майк просто прелесть!уже целых 10 лет прошло!!!!!

  23. kbsullivanmusic on October 27, 2010 at 1:25 am

    That is very cool it is the 10 Anniversary of Hybrid Theory. Mike I wanted to share my music review featuring Linkin Park’s A Thousand Suns! http://muzakcorner.blogspot.com/2010/10/kyle-muzak-corner-episode-17-thousand.html

  24. kampesination on October 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Incredible it`s been 10 years… i grew up with your songs in my mind, words in blood and uncertain future. I changed my world`s vision when i saw you in my country, and i realized that i can be happy just with a memory. Thanks for all you`ve given us everytime.

    Happy birthday LP! Hope you`ll key Chile in you heart for all of us that loves LP here!
    Again, gracias por ser ustedes
    Sorry about my english, google traductor fault!!

  25. crazyforlinkinpark65 on October 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Awww, Mike keeps a secret stash from us :D How Sweet? Anyway, Happy 10th Hybrid Theory Birthday, Thing o.o.

  26. carolyvamoto on October 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    you know,I remember this time,and it doesn’

  27. galinmitev on October 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Hey,
    Hey, Mike I think you’ll like the “Wretches And Kings” Video that I made:

  28. monicaLP on October 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    blessed 10 years
    thanks for all your awesome music ;D
    Lp the best 4ever =)

  29. zahralp on October 26, 2010 at 11:46 am

    http://tiny.cc/totjl add this too XD
    miss the hair? lol ….
    i had a party that day ,i think i listened to the album over 10 times XD …that album was such a strong album to me ,,,…every thing about it was deeply thought through and worked on and just awesome XD i love hybrid theory ;)

    ps: there is a 80% chance i’l see lp in the UAE 50% chance i’ll see lp in london and 20% i wont see lp at all Xp

  30. aravind221 on October 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Mike we r so proud of the band’s success and ten years of hard work and finally in the music industry u guys r in the top spot !!!!!! Hybrid made u , live’s u until today !!! these pictures are priceless , hybrid theory and u live in our heart forever :)

    hope this picture adds’ to the memories mike :) >>>>>> http://i55.tinypic.com/1zd63vp.jpg

  31. souneik on October 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Look at those clean shaven youngins. When I was young I was really into the local band scene. Tho its not THAT different now…ha..There was another band called Xero back then. I remember because my boy practically rocked the same Xero shirt everyday. Hmm..I should go hunt them down. LOL would it make you feel good knowing that I have that cassette too? I can’t not wish you guys a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Since your all practically living under my bed. Any and all wordplay intended. pfft. ;C)

  32. alenakol on October 26, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Mike! We are very happy! We are happy for you, very much love, much appreciated. So fast time flies. It is a pity that I did not know very well English, I would read all the posts here, this is interesting) There probably written a lot of pleasant words. But all these words can not describe all the true feelings that we feel for you and your music. Develop further, write music, make people think and act, you are good at it) We believe in you)
    sorry for the possible illiteracy (

  33. lyubasha on October 26, 2010 at 8:04 am

    10 years with you!! )))
    Congrats, guys!!! =)

  34. AThousandSunsLP on October 26, 2010 at 4:10 am

    happy birthday Hybri Theory! we tried to make it trend for two days, tweeting #HybridTheory over and over again on Twitter, but it worked only in San Paul for few minutes… we wanted to do something special, but nerd trendings seem to be more important for Twitter. Happy birthday again, HT. and thank you for creating your band with the guys, you don’t know what your music means to many of us. hope you’ll stay in the world of music for many years, wish you the best.

  35. 路人甲 on October 26, 2010 at 3:07 am

    No problem Mike, We’ll be with you guys forever! We love you guys, we’ll always be there. Not for any special rewards or honor. But to show support to the best band ever!
    Linkin Park is the best forever in our heart=)

  36. waytomikee on October 26, 2010 at 1:58 am

    My name is P.S.K. from India.

    You know your Dailymotion contest.
    Even it was only for france people,I made my video.
    I put it in the contest & to my surprise moderators accepted it!

    But I was not selected.
    I Trust You & my trust can’t fail.I know You Haven’t seen videos in that contest.

    I dont know on what basis the Winner was choosen!
    It was hand made & he put many good effect.But there were many other better than that.Am not telling about my video.

    I did not put that video for winning but I only wanted you guys to see it.
    I also had many problems.It was getin’ hard.I too worked that hard.

    Please will you give only 2 minutes to see my video.(link in next comment)

  37. madirah on October 26, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Absolutely fantastic 10 years!!! Happy Anniversary! :D

    Have been with u for this decade and will be with you for years to come… Your art has enriched my life…u have my undying adoration… God bless you!

    Thank you for sharing the memorable images :)

    Luv from Pakistan

  38. dorito82 on October 25, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Wow, that first image of you guys is crazy! So young… Idk if I’ve ever seen a grown man with skin as smooth as yours. Do you ever look back at yourself and ponder shaving your beard off completely instead of the ocassional trim? I hadn’t jumped on the LP bandwagon yet, but, when I did, HT became my favorite album. If you’re willing to, please share more from your stash!

  39. boger7lp on October 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    certainly were good times for those who live
    and I think it would be more significant that love their songs
    HT as before AND ONE PART OF ME and are great
    should play them live now
    and not so old as HIT THE FLOOR ON -A PLACE FOR MY HEAD – BY MY SELF

    have forgotten lately With You and is a favorite
    COME TO MEXICO AND PLAYING THIS SONGS HA,HA,HA,,,,,,,HA

  40. milasouza11 on October 25, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Wooul….there are many comments! *—*
    Owesome!

    My comment is short! I JUST WANNA SAY, THANK YOU FOR YOU (LP) BEING PART OF MY LIFE. WITH YOUR SONGS HELPED ME SO MUCH, WHEN I WAS FEELING BAD!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    About the the trending global topics on twitter..
    here in Brazil , we got put the #hybridtheory in #2 (topics) \o/\o/
    I wish to linkin park, many birthdays!

    God Bless you!
    TE AMO = I LOVE YOU!

    By:@milasouza11

  41. xerotheory on October 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    In the first picture, is the guy in the back Mark Wakefield?

  42. linkinsoldiers on October 25, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks Mike. each year with you was amazing. many things happened in 10 years and i feel that you already are part of my life.. when i was in the meet and greet in Argentina, i was not nervous, I don’t know what i felt, but it’s like i knew you guys in real life.. I hope you enjoy the tour now. and keep up the work and someday come to my house to eat barbecue good meat :P bye

  43. monkpredator04 on October 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Happy Hybrid Theory’s Day, everyone!
    I suppose “Hybrid Theory” was an awesome start for the group, still can’t believe those hits – you know, all of the HT songs – are in their early teens!
    Thank you 4 doing this unique stuff, I’m sure now you’re getting better and better. My congrats, Linkin Park!

  44. abraham089 on October 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    sin duda el mejor disco de esta decada !!!

  45. marciatalita on October 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Antes de A thousand of Sun, tivemos Minutes of Midnight, Meteora e começou com #HybridTheory, é digno comemorar 10 anos!

  46. leticiarusch on October 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    \o/ Mike, u r really cute in the first and third pic. *.*

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIBRID THEORY!

    It’s a great album.
    I think that…well,… I grew up with Linkin Park, and learned a lot watching and listening to their albums. I am very happy to see that already in 10 years have passed and each album is possible to notice the change and the maturing of the band. I hope we can celebrate many anniversaries of HT and other various albums yet to come around! Love u guys! <3

  47. Michael Macdonald on October 25, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Happy birthday to Hybrid Theory from here in Scotland, UK!

    Mike, hope you’re well. There’s a lot of hype on LPLive and LP Association about how you played A Place For My Head in Paris! I know this was probably just a one off for the Hybrid Theory anniversary, and might not appear again in the rest of the tour, but even this one addition to the setlist has really got people excited.

    Just putting that out there, in the hope that perhaps you might consider keeping A Place For My Head (or an alternative rarely played Hybrid Theory song) in the set.

    Regardless, whatever set you play will be great. Looking forward to seeing you in Manchester!

    Thanks Mike, all the best

  48. melbapinckney on October 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    WOW, Mike! That is so awesome. I was reading this past spring, that you guys use to be call Xero, then Hybrid Theory, and now Linkin Park. You use to play at the Whisky in CA. All before your first LP, Hybrid Theory in 2000. Yes, it’s been 10 years of excellent music. You and LP are still ROCKING!!! Keep up the great work and I hope you enjoy your B-Day yesterday. Love You!

  49. metamorphic92 on October 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Dope, happy birthday then! I thought to release this remix today when I saw this post, maybe some of you will like it: http://metamorph.bandcamp.com/track/linkin-park-high-voltage-remix

    Long live Linkin Park!

  50. zoelkg on October 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    ten years!!!of great music!!im happy!!!!
    thaks guys!!=) love u!!!we go for more!!!

  51. fabiolaa1 on October 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Mike! I’m glad you have recognized what we all
    did yesterday on Twitter, not enough for the trending
    global topics, but at least in Brazil, it was. I am from
    Chile and I want to thank you and thank the band for
    exist, Hybrid Theory was the first thing I heard from
    you and I was barely 6 years old and I’m happy
    have found them, you are the best!

  52. anacrisbennoda on October 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you Guys!!! LP is the best music band!!
    I will be your fan forever!!!

  53. gnaa93 on October 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Awww!!! Mike you look so cute in the first pic.!!!!! Chester’s blond hair!!! ^.^
    It’s amazing how fast time pass by… I remember when I heard Linkin Park for the first time ever…You guys are the most awesome and special band to me… your songs mean a lot… :)
    Happy 10th Anniversary!!!! Linkin Park A THOUSAND YEARS MORE!! Woooo!!! :D XD

  54. fsbkenji on October 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    hi mike this video for you and chester and mr.han and rob and pheonix and brad lol Lp4ever http://www.wat.tv/video/halo-trailer-fanmade-34mun_34mrb_.html

  55. icecold25 on October 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    You guys changed millions of lives with your music. Those who say otherwise should know better. Happy Birthday LP!!! Thank you for existing, because the world would be very different without you!!!

  56. jozzie8 on October 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I remember hearing Crawling on the radio and that was it, I have not turn back since. Love you guys so much, thank you for creating such great music. Can not imagine life without LP.

  57. randoms98 on October 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Wow 10 years ago. It’s amazing how you guys go to far in 10 years. Time goes by so fast when your havin’ fun, huh? You’ve made 4 studio records that have changed people’s lives. Linkin Park is beyond great. You’ll never get old no matter what. So, promise me you will keep playin’ music until the day you die, promise me!

  58. darkina22 on October 25, 2010 at 11:49 am

    aww.. I remember when i used to watch “one step closer” video on tv everyday before to school.
    I usted to say.. “i like that red hair guy” lol
    so nice memories!! great Album!! congratulations! i love it!
    much love to you Mike!
    kiss From Chile
    Angie

  59. adiek84 on October 25, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Can’t wait for the 10th Anniversary of ATS! :-D

  60. 3infinity on October 25, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Happy anniversary!!!!!
    Those pictures are so cool!!!!

  61. grannite on October 25, 2010 at 11:33 am

    guys, I am looking at you and realize how much you have matured. And so are we. Thanks for all

  62. alyeska39 on October 25, 2010 at 11:20 am

    @Kathy Heh, I had similar revelations. It was made all the more weird since I got Reanimation first. Also, that Dinosaur Comic was awesome!

  63. Mafiosa on October 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

    It’s funny, I look back and see that are already 10 years… 10 years of that record that would change my life. There is no explanation for it, a ‘why’, just changed my life, Hybrid Theory is the disk that fits perfectly at any time of my life, in any situation, at all stages, and today, 24.10.2010, are 10 years I’ve known those 6 guys that have now become the air I breathe. Hybrid Theory, the biggest selling album of the decade, the album with more than 24 million copies sold worldwide, the album that made me grow up and be who I am today, the album that changed my life. Congratulations Hybrid Theory, Thanks Linkin Park. ♥

  64. thomasbrablec on October 25, 2010 at 10:42 am

    10 years, it’s been 10 years. That’s two thirds of my life. I remember one day when I heard “One Step Closer” on NPR and I fell in love with it right away. I’ve been listening to you ever since. Of course I probably didn’t understand most of the songs back then, but now I do! haha. The music never got “old,” it’s great no matter how many times I play it.
    Thank you guys for everything, you have been a great inspiration and an influence on my life. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today (damn, that’s going deep).
    I hope that you keep on playing, writing and being awesome for at least a hundred years more. I really hope that I can meet you guys one day.

  65. kathyxx on October 25, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I remember the first time I picked up Hybrid Theory and said “Wait, THAT’s what they LOOK LIKE? Who’s the weirdo in the red hair?” Those were some good memories.

    Also, I like how today’s Dinosaur Comics is completely relevant to this post

    http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1825

  66. allbutover on October 25, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Wow its crazy to think it was only 10 years ago!

    I remember your first show in Toronto in this TINY little bar…it was crazy to think only a handful of people knew who you were at the show!

    I ran linkinparkweb.com 10 years ago too & LP has been a huge influence on my life, thats for sure. Thank you!

    Mike, Check out my band!!! http://www.allbutover.com

    -Rob

  67. ellzworth on October 25, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Ah yes. I remember when I first heard a demo tape of some of the early Hybrid Theory tracks. It was a “personal copy” from someone who knew you guys. I was in high school, Senior year, FairFax High School on Melrose. I will never forget that experience. Thanks for keeping the music scene fresh and energetic. You just raised the bar once again with ATS. Thank you.

  68. lplibrarian11 on October 25, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Mike, I think you will find the following video interesting.

    http://www.hulu.com/embed/NTP8ip_5RApzL_6AgsecjQ

  69. A Place for Release on October 25, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Hi Mike!

    Hybrid Theory cd most wonderful decade. That day so happy I did a post on my blog talking about the day and also about trying to put us.

    http://aplaceforrelease.wordpress.com

    Kisses

  70. ymsnow on October 25, 2010 at 8:56 am

    oh my god…ten years since then!?
    A DECADE!? I can`t believe.
    well…in this decade lots of things had happened to me (of course to you, mike, and to everyone). Now I feel so old. haha…
    HT is still in my plaly list ;)

  71. chiragddude on October 25, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I grew up with you guys growing as a band and I just went on maturing and changing my music taste in an awesome way….All credit to you guys….
    Thanx for nurturing my musical buds !!!

    LP FOR LIFE !!!

  72. Linkin Theorist on October 25, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I remember 10 years ago, I didn’t think that Linkin Park will have lots of influence to me and my life, you you guys did. I still can’t believe it has been 10 years. Those 10 years have flew by like 10 days. Hybrid Theory always was my favorite album (generally). I feel so nostalgic since yesterday, haha.

    By the way, at least we made #HybridTheory trending in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but it definitely deserved to trend worldwide for hours.

  73. gabriela83lp on October 25, 2010 at 8:36 am

    congratulations! i love it ♥LP♥

  74. lode1989 on October 25, 2010 at 8:19 am

    No big party or?

  75. Alexandra Nofi on October 25, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Aw! It’s Mikey before he grew up all big and stuff! So cute XD

    Holy Shinoda… LP on cassette. I completely forgot that ya’ll still make those. Is there a cassette version for A Thousand Suns? That’d be so awesome if there was.

  76. jehsta on October 25, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Congratulations!One of my top 5 albums ever!The first song i heard from HT was In the End.Loved it the first time i heard it.Never get tired of listening to this album.Thank you very much LP!HT means really a lot to us fans.

  77. velenier on October 25, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Linkin Park is just a small boy of 10 years! has grown with us and taught us many things we really value!
    Thanks for being with us forever!

  78. takumademonreborn on October 25, 2010 at 6:57 am

  79. EpicLinkinPark on October 25, 2010 at 6:38 am

    I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! Wow, where does time go? Congrats guys on the journey you have started and will continue to follow :) Keep up the awesome work! Also, the photos are awesome! I agree the first one is very cool Mike. Hope all is well with you guys, enjoy the rest of the tour!
    Best Wishes,

    Kate

  80. Marianna on October 25, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Our 10 years have passed,i still haven’t forgotten the first time I heard a LP song,i was at an amusement park and going by the time that primeito toy that is an elevator that drops super fast and was playing “In The End”.And right away I LOVED the sound,and since then i have admiration 4 the band has only increased.The nice to know the sound of a band from the beginning is that u perceive the evolution through the years.I loved the pictures,u were so young *–* I wish u all good luck for u,and may u continue to make this unique sound that only u know!And I say one thing,for sure my children will hear LP,the kids will learn from an early age what is good music!Congrats guys!

  81. edflinkinp on October 25, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Thank you so much Mike! For this little insight of your early days and for the work you and the other guys have done in the past 10+ years. You guys have enlightened my life in a way I can’t even describe. I love your music, your creativity, your involvement in all things related to the band, your charity towards those who need it, you got the whole package, you are unique, and that’s what makes me a proud Linkin Park fans.

    Cheers for Hybrid Theory, all the way to A Thousand Suns and for the many projects to come!

    Greetings from VENEZUELA
    Andreina

  82. fodderstomphf on October 25, 2010 at 6:06 am

    I feel old. I wonder how many of us from the great LPU 1.0 generation still visit your site Mike. Don’t forget us, alright? Take care fella.

  83. whosmurry on October 25, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Congratulations on ten years of excellence.

    I think that’s the first picture I’ve seen of you as an adult without facial hair… You should revisit that look.

  84. lpsnumber1 on October 25, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Damn. Cassette tapes. That WAS a while ago.

    XP Unfortunately my HT CD spent its birthday trapped in my car’s broken CD player =(

  85. evooba on October 25, 2010 at 5:15 am

    I can’t it’s been 10 years since the legendary release of HT. Time flies so fast. I hope you had fun yesterday and thx for sharing those pics. Here’s what we managed to do yesterday afternoon on twitter. http://twitpic.com/30i6mh

  86. jagta on October 25, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Aaaahhh! you look soooo young and so fresh!!!…hehe!!!
    10 years is just so fast. I was in high school when the Hybrid Theory came out!Ha! And I’m working now and still I can’t get it out on my playlist!!!…No need to thank us!!! we’re greatful to have an amazing band like Linkin Park.

    WE LOVE YOU GUYS!

  87. fatimalp on October 25, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Congrats on 10th Anniversary of Hybrid Theory!! We have to thank you guys for making such an amazing music and for this great album! We love you!
    Thanks for sharing all those pics :D they’re awesome!

  88. lpfmfan on October 25, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I hope y’all were out celebrating together x]

    Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of Hybrid Theory! I love Hybrid Theory! My favorite song EVER (not just Linkin Park or Hybrid Theory) is A Place For My Head. Would love to hear it live.. :]

    The pics are awesome would love to see it in a higher resolution. :b
    Btw we got #HybridTheory to trend in Sao Paulo xD

  89. AldA on October 25, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Wht can I say? I have to thank to you and all the band for being amazing! I was 15 years old when I listen you for th 1st time. Now I’m 25 and I have 2 children. Obviously they start to listen you from now. See my son’s new t shirt (it’s handmade the LP)http://tinyurl.com/22ne2ex ^^
    You rock! Thanks for come to Argentina! I hope to see you soon! ;)

  90. linkinparkismylife on October 25, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I wish I was your fan from the first album but I am just from 7-8 months. When I’m angry on the world I’m listening to your music. It makes me feel so much better.. I’m only 14 and my dream is to see you. By the way HT is my favourite album. It’s so emotional. Congratulations for the birthday!! I can’t wait for the 20th birthday. (I’m sure there will be). Best wishes, Elizabeth. (And sorry for my bad English I’m from Bulgaria.) :):)

  91. anjalika on October 25, 2010 at 3:18 am

    way to go guys! give us more…loved A Thousand Suns too…

  92. pinkyloulou on October 25, 2010 at 3:14 am

    These pictures are priceless. Look at you and Chester screaming at the camera, lol. No way you’d do that now, haha.

    Anyways congrats for your evolution throughout these ten years and Happy Birthday to Hybrid Theory. You guys make us so proud. :)

  93. Aditya_the_warrior_within on October 25, 2010 at 3:03 am

    ah as i expected :)
    wishing you great success ahead
    love LPU India

  94. romangrace83 on October 25, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Happy b’day HT!wow 10 years..that was just the beginning of my salvation!YOU ARE AMAZING!i love u all so much!I WANNA THANK U GUYS FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE,FOR ALL THE LOVE,STRENGTH,PASSION YOU GIVE ME THROUGH YOUR SONGS.. you’re my therapy do u know that?? what do i do when i am happy,sad or angry?? listen to your songs so i’m happier and all the sadness or anger just go away from me… ONLY YOU HAVE THIS POWER! so THANK YOU MIKE, CHESTER, BRAD, ROB, DAVE, JOE. with all my love @romangrace83 from Rome-Italy.

  95. Julian on October 25, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Happy birthday HT!
    Another great decade to come!

  96. lorenalp on October 25, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Happy birthday (:

  97. 22blackjack on October 25, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Can’t believe it’s been ten years…that went quick! And you know what, ten years on and I’m still listening to Hybrid Theory, and still loving it.

  98. cctjehh on October 25, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Congratulations!
    I gave my HT a hug yesterday (:

  99. slowlearner32 on October 25, 2010 at 2:09 am

    ケンジくん,
    よくがんばったね!おめでとう ;)

  100. janemari3 on October 25, 2010 at 2:07 am

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HT!!! The LP album that started my addiction to the band! hehehehe! I love you Mike! Pls. give my love to Chester, Brad, Rob, Joe and Phoenix as well! Give ‘em a kiss for me…(oh, that wont look pretty) LOL! You guys eat well, take a break & have a great laugh once in a while… in other words, take care!!! Anyway, heres a kiss for you… MMMMWWWAAAAH! Love you!

  101. luki9875 on October 25, 2010 at 2:01 am

    oh man xero gig :D that is pretty sweet… i was so young when HT came out and now…. haha

  102. leilalp on October 25, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Thank you Mike!!!! Cool pics! We tried so hard yesterday and I’m glad you saw that! Thank you guys very much for all what you’re doing, for all of your songs!!!!! Congratulations on 10th anniversary of HT! WE LOVE YOU!

  103. Rayan Lenox on October 25, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Happy birthday “Hybrid Theory”!!! It’s a great date. Thank you for making the most wonderful music ever. Linkin Park rocked then, Linkin Park rocks now. I’m sure we will here a lot of great songs in the future. My congratulations!!!

  104. chilibilly18 on October 25, 2010 at 1:54 am

    10 YEARS OF LINKIN PARK’S MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!snif*snif*
    i wondering what you would have been if you hadnt been together?
    yup thats a question,please answer at least 1 time one of my questions :P
    HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY
    :))

  105. 13avi on October 25, 2010 at 1:52 am

    ooh, cassetts :D you were so young back then! :D I was too, darn.. good times xD

  106. xxcristinaszxx on October 25, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Thank you for the music you give us.
    You guys were amazing in Linz.Btw I screwed my meet&greet pass(*******…),but I was working in the Music For Relief booth and I had a very very great time:)And I have to say:the songs from A Thousand Suns sound so effing great!
    Can’t wait to see you again.

  107. lpswati on October 25, 2010 at 1:50 am

    U are most welcome Maiku ;) Haha, even i’ve been tweeting the whole day yesterday about the same, :) BTW congrats :P & hope u had fun yesterday.. :)
    Love from India

  108. anaaugustalp on October 25, 2010 at 1:50 am

    thank you for sharing. No need to thank us. We do thank you for making our lives better. Kisses from Brazil

  109. kanurachel on October 25, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Happy Birthday Hybrid Theory !!! Remember the first I heard “One Step Closer” :)

  110. arselini on October 25, 2010 at 1:47 am

    That is so cool, thank you :) wish i could turn back time and go to the Whisky to see your show :D i can’t believe that it’s 10 years already i was 13 back then and i think i can say that you introduced me the rock music :D (well it wasn’t “just rock” but you know what i mean :P) thank you LP for being such a great part of my life! (lets say the soundtrack of my life :D)

  111. sakuryan on October 25, 2010 at 1:44 am

    wow… it’s been 10 years~! time goes so fast.
    I was still on junior high when I bought my Hybrid Theory album. LOL
    congratulations guys!

  112. madna29 on October 25, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Happy!!

  113. widya rahayu on October 25, 2010 at 1:39 am

    And we got a special surprise for you LP to celebrate it! Wait for it in Paris!

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