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Chester Benington - Vocals.

Chester Kensington was born on March 20th, 1976. He was also in the band Grey Daze, Dead By Sunrise, and more. Chester got married to a girl named Samantha in 1996. They had one child together named Draven in 2002. Chester and Samantha got divorced in 2005. Chester got married again to a girl named Talinda. Before he had a career as a musician, he worked at Burger King. He joined the band Grey Daze as a vocalist, but left that band in 1998. Chester was offered an audition with Linkin Park and was successful. He moved to California with the band to try to find a record deal.

Mike Shinoda - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard.

Mike was born on February 11th, 1977. He grew up in Los Angeles. He started to play the piano at age 6. Later on, he started to play the guitar. He went to high school with other members of the band. Mike graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1998. He got a degree in illustration and had a job as a graphic designer. He contributes to Linkin Parks album artwork, merchandise, and web design. He got married to a girl named Anna in 2003.

Joe Hahn - Turntables.

Joe was born on March 15, 1977. Joe joined Linkin Park after meeting Mike Shinoda in college. He attended Art Center College of Design, but did not graduate. He has directed most of the music videos for Linkin Park. He married a girl named Karen in 2005, but got a divorce in 2009. Joe is a big Transformers fan and has put a couple of Linkin Park's song on their soundtrack.

Brad Delson - Guitar.

Brad was born on December 1st, 1997.He went to Agoura High School, with some his band mates. He married a girl named Elisa in 2003. They had their first child in 2008, named Jonah. Brad handles most of the business stuff for the band. He and his father created BandMerch, which sells merchandise for Linkin Park, and other bands. `

Rob Bourdon - Drums.

Rob was born on January 20th, 1979 in Calabasas, California. Rob started to the play the drums after watching an Aerosmith concert. Rob's mother was a good friends with the drummer of Aerosmith, Joey Kramer. Rob got to meet him and go backstage at some of his concerts. When Rob was a teenager he played in a few bands with his friends. One of them was called Relative Degree, which also included his current band mate, Brad Delson. Rob is the youngest member of the band and has Rob has never been married. Rob's favorite songs to play are "In The End" and "The Little Things Give You Away".

Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell - Bass.

Dave was born on February 8, 1977. He is best known as "Phoenix". He was born in Massachusetts but moved to California when he was 5 years old. He knows how to play the bass guitar, electric guitar, cello, and violin. While he was in college he was a part of the band called Tasty Snax. He was good friends with Brad Delson in college. He practiced with Brad but could not join his band (soon to become Linkin Park) because he was too busy touring with his current band Tasty Snax. Later on he left Tasty Snax and joined Linkin Park. He has been married to Linsey Farrell since 2002, and has one child. He has two phoenix tattoos on his back to fit his nickname.
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