Linkin Park: An Operator's Manual
Showing how one of the most popular American rock bands of the third millennium has superseded the ambitions, talents, and durability of all their original “Nu-Metal” contemporaries, this is the first-ever chronicle to investigate the career of Linkin Park. Demonstrating how they have found such success, this account begins with a group biography before moving into a discussion of the band’s music and detailing all of their albums and songs. Guides to past and present band members are also included, as well as information on recording and touring guests, music videos, tours, and films. The handbook concludes with a more personal collection of hundreds of quotes from and interviews with the band. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and band paraphernalia and featuring sidebars detailing intriguing tidbits, this is a visually stunning survey of a group that has been compared to legends such as Bon Jovi, U2, and Nirvana.
Neil Daniels is the author of Defenders of the Faith: The Story of Judas Priest and Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page & The Solo Years. He has written for Big Cheese, the London Guardian, MediaMagazine, musicOMH, Powerplay, Record Collector, and Rock Sounds.