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The Best Bands Like Linkin Park  

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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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Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Evanescence is an American rock/metal band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording independent albums, the band released their ...more
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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest. The group's success continued with their gold album ...more
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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Dead by Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Dead by Sunrise is an American rock band formed in 2005. The band originally consisted of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, Amir Derakh, Ryan Shuck, Brandon Belsky, Elias Andra, and ...more
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System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
System of a Down, also known by the acronym SOAD and often shortened to System, is an American four-piece rock band from Southern California, formed in 1994. The band currently consists of four ...more
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30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Thirty Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. The band's debut album, 30 Seconds ...more
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Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Muse is listed (or ranked) 13 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 Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard. They are known for their energetic and ...more
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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Good Charlotte was an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1995. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, guitarist/vocalist Benji Madden, ...more
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Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2001 and disbanded in 2007. The four-piece band consisted of then-former Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist ...more
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Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Disturbed is a band from Chicago, Illinois. The band's members are vocalist David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer, and drummer Mike Wengren. Former band members are bassist ...more
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Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers and John Otto. Their work is marked by Durst's abrasive, angry lyrics and Borland's sonic ...more
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Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 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 consisted of rapper/vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim ...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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Red is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong. They are ...more
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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Trapt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2003 hit "Headstrong". The group consists of lead vocalist Chris Taylor Brown, bassist ...more
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Staind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Staind is an American rock/metal band that was formed in 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts. For 17 years, the band consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist ...more
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Seether is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Seether is a South African rock band founded in 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band was originally formed under the name Saron Gas until renaming it to Seether in 2002. Disclaimer is their ...more