Linkin Park is one of the most successful rock bands worldwide and reached with all LPs the top 5 in the USA, UK and Germany. Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson founded the band in 1996 under the name Xero, with accure of singer Chester Bennington the band renamed in Hybrid Theory and shortly after that in Linkin Park. Due to the crossover of rock, metal and influences of Hip Hop and Electronica, their music is assigned to alternative rock and metal or nu metal. The success is apparent by their numerous awards. Linkin Park won besides others two Grammys as Best Hardrock for „Crawling“ and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, four MTV Video Music Awards as well as four Echoes and three World Music Awards. Rob Bourdan was placed third as best drummer ever of the Rolling Stone Magazine in 2007. Joe Hahn is the DJ of the band and responsible for samples and scatches. Further more he was regisseur at nearly every music video for Linkin Park.