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10 February 2023

Linkin Park Announce 20th Anniversary Edition Of ‘Meteora’

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To mark the 20th anniversary of this landmark release, Linkin Park’s ground-breaking second album, Meteora, is being reissued on 7 April in multiple formats: Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set, 4 LP Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, 3-disc Deluxe CD and digital: all containing a wealth of previously unreleased or rare tracks.

Among the unreleased tracks are several gems previously unknown to Linkin Park fans, including Lost — a fully realized track from the 2002 album recording sessions featuring stunning vocals from late frontman Chester Bennington.

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda said: “Finding Lost was like finding a favorite photo you had forgotten you’d taken, like it was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself.”

Meteora was first released in March 2023 and included the global hit singles Somewhere I Belong, Faint, Numb, Breaking The Habit and From The Inside. The album has sold over 8 million copies in the US and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum or gold in 15 different territories.

The band has been on hiatus since the death of Bennington in 2017 and last April, Shinoda said that there are no plans for new music, albums or live shows from the band.

The 45-year-old musician, who was appointed Community Innovation Advisor of Warner Recorded Music (WRM),addressed Linkin Park’s future during a Twitch livestream.

“The only Linkin Park news I have for you is that… Yeah, we talk every few weeks — I talk to the guys, or some of the guys,” he said. “And there’s no tours, there’s no music, there’s no albums in the pipeline. Okay, so let me just tell you that. So just keep in your minds that that is not happening.

“I’m just gonna say that much for now,” he continued. “I say that because anytime the band says anything or does anything, everyone tries to start up the hype train, and we’re, like, ‘No, no, no, no. Don’t start up the hype train.’ You’re gonna disappoint yourself. Don’t do that.”

Pre-order Meteora here.


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