Linkin Park has had a monster 2001, and the band will top the year by giving fans a DVD titled Linkin Park: Frat Party At The Pankake Festival. The release, due November 20, follows in the footsteps of two top five Modern Rock singles “One Step Closer” and “Crawling,” plus the quadruple-platinum album Hybrid Theory.
The long-form collection was directed by Bill Berg-Hillinger and Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn. It gives fans an up-close look at the band members and chronicles the band since the release of Hybrid Theory through interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and lots of special hidden extras. It also features six full-length videos: “Papercut,” “Crawling,” “One Step Closer,” “In The End,” and live versions of “Points Of Authority” and “Crawling.”
Vocalist Chester Bennington revealed about the band’s success. “Any success story that you’ve ever heard about is the willingness to just put everything you have into it,” he said. “And that’s something that, I think, this band has been blessed with. There’s six people in this band and to find that many guys that can get along creatively and write songs together and tour together and play and accomplish the things we’ve done without any problems, you know, is something pretty special.”
Making 2001 huge for Linkin Park on the tour front, the band played two of the biggest rock festivals of the year in OzzFest and Family Values. The band is still on the latter, which is scheduled through November 17. Linkin Park then embarks on a brief Countdown To Revolution headline tour the next day (November 18) in Vancouver.