Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda is pumped for the upcoming 20th anniversary of Hybrid Theory.
“With the 20th anniversary celebration, I expect it to be pretty big,” Shinoda tells ABC Audio.
“Not big in terms of numbers or sales or whatever,” he clarifies. “I just expect it…to feel good and be important to those of us who care about the record.”
Hybrid Theory, of course, isn’t just a record. Released on October 24, 2000, Linkin Park’s massive debut effort has been certified Diamond by the RIAA for over 10 million copies sold. It spawned the hit singles “In the End,” “Crawling,” “One Step Closer” and “Papercut,” and proved to be hugely influential on the albums that came after it.
“It is the equivalent of having a big birthday,” Shinoda says of the 20-year milestone. “I wanna have a big party for it.”
As for what exactly that party will entail, you’ll have to wait until October.
In the meantime, you can listen to Shinoda’s just-released new solo album, Dropped Frames, Vol. 1. The mostly instrumental collection was recorded during the musician’s daily Twitch livestreams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Josh Johnson
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