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Linkin Park & Staind Rack Up Multiplatinum Honors

Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory and Staind’s new release Break The Cycle have been certified double platinum for sales of 2 million copies, according to the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA).

3 Doors Down’s debut album The Better Life, has surpassed 5 million copies as certified by the RIAA, and Tool’s Lateralus has reached the platinum mark.

Vocalists Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park told LAUNCH that they worked hard at making Hybrid Theory, and discussed the biggest obstacles in making the album.

Bennington explained, “Each and every single song. We walked into every song with a fresh outlook on it and we focused equal amounts of energy on every song. And that at times quite interesting, and also difficult at the same time. So we really learned to push ourselves to new levels, and that was an accomplishment.”

Shinoda added, “I think our biggest obstacle was putting something together that we felt was strong from beginning to end and doing our best to give each song its proper attention.”

Linkin Park is currently out on OzzFest and its sideshow compatriot, OFFfest. Staind is currently out on the road for a headlining tour with Puddle Of Mudd and Cold. That tour hits Austin, Texas tonight (June 26).

Linkin Park is making its way across the country as part of OzzFest as the tour resumes Wednesday (June 27) in Sacramento, California.