Tools 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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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Dead by Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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. 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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30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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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Muse is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Billy Talent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Billy Talent is a Canadian punk rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron ...more

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Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Trapt is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Red is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 17 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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System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Seether is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of ...more

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The Rasmus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
The Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school. The original band members were Lauri Ylönen, Eero ...more

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The Blank Theory is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
The Blank Theory was a five-piece rock group from Chicago, Illinois. They self-released two albums, Blinding Process in 1998 and Catalyst in 2000. Catalyst included the track ...more

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Staind is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Deftones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California, founded in 1988. The band consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega. ...more

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Adema is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Linkin Park
Adema is a rock band from Bakersfield, California that formed in 2000 consisting of vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls. After their ...more