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The Best Bands Like Linkin Park 

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Updated April 1, 2020 1.6k votes 258 voters 16.9k views 40 items

Looking for more bands like Linkin Park? The Agoura Hills-based rock band took the nu metal genre to its absolute peak with their album Hybrid Theory in 2000, and have been a massively sucessful act ever since. Unfortuantely the band's future is uncertain at the moment, after the unfortunate loss of their lead vocalist Chester Bennington in 2017. Let's rank the best bands similar to Linkin Park, with the help of your votes.

Many people compare Linkin park to Papa Roach, a hard rock band that also hails from California. Similarly to Linkin Park, Papa Roach was a staple of the nu metal genre in the early 2000s, with their song "Last Resort" launching them into the mainstream. Chester Bennington had a side project known as Dead by Sunrise, which is an obvious choice if you're looking for bands that sound like Linkin Park.  Other bands similar to Linkin Park include Limp Bizkit, Xero, and Breaking Benjamin, a post-grunge band known for songs like "So Cold" and "The Diary of Jane." 

These Linkin  Park band recommendations are ranked by your votes, so show some love to the bands you think other fans should check out. Feel free to downvote any bands as well if you feel they aren't similar enough to LP.

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Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band founded in 1998 by Benjamin Burnley in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Having outlasted significant lineup changes, Burnley is the sole constant member of ...more
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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band's original line-up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and ...more
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Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Evanescence ( E(E)V-ə-NESS-ənss) is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1995 by singer and pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording independent albums, the ...more
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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Skillet is a Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States. The band currently consists of husband and wife John and Korey Cooper, along with Jen Ledger ...more
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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California, formed in 1993. The original lineup consisted of lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, guitarist Jerry Horton, drummer Dave Buckner, ...more
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System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
System of a Down is an Armenian-American heavy metal band from Glendale, California, formed in 1994. The band currently consists of Serj Tankian (lead vocals, keyboards), Daron Malakian (vocals, ...more
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Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Limp Bizkit is an American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst (lead vocals), Sam Rivers (bass, backing vocals), John Otto (drums, percussion), DJ ...more
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Dead by Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Dead by Sunrise (formerly known as Snow White Tan) was an American rock supergroup formed in 2005 by Linkin Park lead vocalist Chester Bennington. The band also consisted of Amir Derakh, Ryan ...more
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Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in September 1995, the group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several line-up changes ...more
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Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
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Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on ...more
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30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of brothers Jared Leto (lead vocals, ...more
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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots ...more
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Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, formed in 1994. The band includes vocalist David Draiman, guitarist/keyboardist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer and drummer Mike Wengren. ...more
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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released one live album and two remix albums. Singer Trevor McNevan and ...more
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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
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Bring Me the Horizon are a British metalcore band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2003, the group currently consists of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt ...more
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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
OneRepublic is an American pop rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act. In ...more
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Seether is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Seether are a South African rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they moved to the United ...more
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Rage Against the Machine... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1991, the group consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, ...more
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Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Good Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland, that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been vocalist Joel Madden, guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, ...more
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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...more
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Muse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals), and ...more
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Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Hoobastank (sometimes stylized as h∞bastank, and originally known as Hoobustank) is an American rock band formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California by lead vocalist Doug Robb, guitarist Dan ...more
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Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles in 2001. The four-piece band consisted of Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell and Rage Against the Machine ...more
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Red is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Red (also stylized R3D or RED) is an American Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead ...more
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Billy Talent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with lead vocalist Benjamin Kowalewicz, guitarist Ian D'Sa, bassist Jon Gallant, and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk. ...more