Ben Kweller

Ben Kweller

Ben Kweller (born June 16, 1981) is an American rock musician and former lead singer of the 1990s band Radish, which was compared to Nirvana in Rolling Stone Magazine. The band grew in popularity in the Dallas, Texas music scene from its formation in 1993. However, the band was dismissed by critics as little more than an imitation of Nirvana with the novelty of an extremely young lead vocal-guitarist (Kweller was in his teens for the entire existence of the band). Nonetheless, Kweller and his two bandmates, bassist Bryan Blur and drummer John Kent, were signed to a major record label in 1995 by Mercury Records. Regardless of a much-hyped beginning, which included appearances on Conan O'Brien and David Letterman, Radish failed to strike big success with either its first record Dizzy or its sophomore effort Restraining Bolt.

Solo career

Kweller began his solo career with his 2002 debut Sha Sha. The title track reconciles his past career efforts with Radish and the difficulty of finding an identity as a 20 year-old artist beginning a musical career for the second time. The record kept many of the familiar sounds of Nirvana, but also worked in other pop music influences such as Weezer and Ben Folds. The album grew in popularity with a grassroot effort with his website and a promotion group called TeamBK, which promoted word-of-mouth advertising. Kweller's second solo effort, On My Way, has attempted to match the modest but well-received popularity of Sha Sha while creating a more mature and subdued sound.


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Kweller's second solo effort, On My Way, has attempted to match the modest but well-received popularity of Sha Sha while creating a more mature and subdued sound. Their first Collision Course hit single 'Numb/Encore' reached #1 at the Free Record Shop Download Charts in Holland. The album grew in popularity with a grassroot effort with his website and a promotion group called TeamBK, which promoted word-of-mouth advertising. In Holland Collision Course made it to a 7th place. The record kept many of the familiar sounds of Nirvana, but also worked in other pop music influences such as Weezer and Ben Folds. Collision Course debuted at #1 in the US, but only got to # 17 in the UK. The title track reconciles his past career efforts with Radish and the difficulty of finding an identity as a 20 year-old artist beginning a musical career for the second time. On November 30, 2004, Linkin Park released Collision Course, a collaboration with rapper Jay-Z featuring rap-style remixes ("mash-ups") of songs from Meteora and Hybrid Theory using lyrics from Jay-Z's repertoire.

Kweller began his solo career with his 2002 debut Sha Sha. They also had a travelling DJ, Z-Trip with them, along with Irvin the Urban Action Figure. Regardless of a much-hyped beginning, which included appearances on Conan O'Brien and David Letterman, Radish failed to strike big success with either its first record Dizzy or its sophomore effort Restraining Bolt. In 2004, Linkin Park was touring with Snoop Dogg, The Used, Korn, and Less Than Jake on the main stage, and No Warning, Ghostface, Funeral For A Friend, M.O.P., and Downset on the second stage as part of Projekt Revolution 2004. However, the band was dismissed by critics as little more than an imitation of Nirvana with the novelty of an extremely young lead vocal-guitarist (Kweller was in his teens for the entire existence of the band). Nonetheless, Kweller and his two bandmates, bassist Bryan Blur and drummer John Kent, were signed to a major record label in 1995 by Mercury Records. This tour included Linkin Park, P.O.D., Hoobastank, and Story of the Year. The band grew in popularity in the Dallas, Texas music scene from its formation in 1993. In 2004, Linkin Park created the Meteora World Tour.

Ben Kweller (born June 16, 1981) is an American rock musician and former lead singer of the 1990s band Radish, which was compared to Nirvana in Rolling Stone Magazine. This set contains tracks from their three previous records, and was filmed on location at their Summer Sanitarium performances in Dallas and Houston, Texas . From this tour, Linkin Park released a new CD/DVD set called Live in Texas. Later in the year, they joined forces with fellow nu-metal band Limp Bizkit and Metallica for the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003. In 2003 their new studio album was released, titled Meteora, which debuted at #1 in the US and UK, and #2 in Australia. It contained the singles, "Somewhere I Belong", "Faint", "Numb", "From The Inside" and "Breaking The Habit".

In 2002, they released a remix album of their Hybrid Theory album, called Reanimation, as well as releasing a remix version of their song, "Points Of Authority". Linkin Park were part of the Ozzfest in 2001, touring along side Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Crazy Town, Papa Roach, and Disturbed. Linkin Park have also created their own tour - Projekt: Revolution, and on it have toured with Cypress Hill, Adema, DJ Z-Trip, Xzibit, Mudvayne and Blindside. The album is notable for its absence of profanity, in contrast to many other nu metal bands' songs. It was the top-selling album in the United States and New Zealand in 2001, with the hit singles "One Step Closer", "Crawling", "Papercut", "In The End" and "Points of Authority".

After being signed to Warner Brothers in 1999 their first album, Hybrid Theory, was released in 2000. Working with an independent label, the band recorded the album Hybrid Theory EP, which featured "Carousel", "Technique", "Step Up", "And One", "High Voltage", "Part of Me". However, it has also been suggested that the name "Linkin Park" was suggested so that the band would appear right next to Limp Bizkit at record stores. However the domain "lincolnpark.com" cost more than the band could afford, so they changed the spelling to Linkin Park.

Eventually, they settled on Lincoln Park, suggested by Bennington because after band practice he would have to drive past there to get home. Some discarded ideas (serious or not) were Clear (the band's favorite), Probing Lagers (which they thought was the lamest), Ten PM Stocker (because they would record every night at 10 pm at a place on Stocker Street) and Platinum Lotus Foundation. The band called itself Hybrid Theory after the addition of Bennington (the idea being that they were a hybrid of rock and rap), however, due to a trademark issue with a band called Hybrid, they were forced to change their name. since I learned how to talk I've been telling everybody I was gonna grow up to be a singer." laughs Bennington.

"When I was two, I used to run around singing Foreigner songs - there's tapes of me doing that.. They got Chester Bennington(in substitution of Mark Wakefield), a transplanted Arizona native who started making records when he was 16. Then Shinoda decided to hire a vocalist, and put out an ad. They never got signed, and the project floundered.

At this point, they named themselves Xero and recorded several demo tracks. Meanwhile, attending UCLA, Delson shared an apartment with bassist Phoenix, who left the band after college and returned a year later. Shinoda hooked up with DJ Joseph Hahn while studying illustration at Art Center College in Pasadena. The two had attended high school together, where they met the band's drummer, Rob Bourdon.

The band saw its and first beginings in emcee/vocalist Mike Shinoda's small bedroom studio, where he and Brad Delson recorded the band's first material in 1996. Linkin Park is a six-piece California nu metal band in the vein of Korn and Limp Bizkit. Won Artist of the Year — Rock Radio; 2004 Radio Music Awards. Won Song of the Year — Rock Alternative Radio (Numb); 2004 Radio Music Awards.

Won Viewer's Choice Award (Breaking The Habit); 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. Nominated for Best Rock Video (Breaking The Habit); 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. Won Best Rock Video (Somewhere I Belong); 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Nominated for Favorite Artist - Alternative Music; 30th Annual American Music Awards; Sept 1, 2002.

Nominated for Best Video, Best Album, Best Band in the World. Won Best International Newcomer; 2001 Kerrang Awards. Won Best Foreigner Artist of The Year; Finland's 2001 Emma Awards. Nominated for Best Rock Album, Best New Artist.

Won Best Hard Rock Performance (Crawling); 2001 Grammys. Won Best International Nu-Metal/Alternative Artist; ECHO 2002 awards in Germany. Nominated for Best Video of the Year (In The End), Best Group Video (In The End). Won Best Rock Video; 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (In The End).

Won Best Foreign Rock; Swedish Hit Music Awards; November 17th, 2002. Nominated for Best Website. Won Best Group, Best Hard Rock; 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards. Won Favorite Artist - Alternative Music; 31st Annual American Music Awards; Sept 16, 2003.

Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer (live). Numb/Encore (live). Breaking The Habit, traditional anime. From The Inside (International).

Numb. Lying From You (Live in Texas). Faint - monochrome concert-like footage, directed by Mark Romanek. This video for features some surrealistic creatures moving from a painting that may have been inspired by Salvador Dalí's works - possibly The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1946) or The Elephants (1948).

Somewhere I Belong - live-action plus CGI. Wth>You (With You Remix), photographic animation. FRGT/10 (Forgotten Remix), CGI. P5hng Me A*wy (Pushing Me Away Remix).

Enth E Nd (In The End Remix). Pts.OF.Athrty (Points Of Authority Remix), CGI. Points Of Authority Live footage (International). In The End.

Papercut (International). Crawling (The Brothers Straus). Crawling (at the Dragon Festival). One Step Closer.

2004 "Numb/Encore" (with Jay-Z) #1 US, #14 UK. from "Collision Course"

    . 2004 "Breaking the Habit" #20 US, #39 UK. 2004 "Lying From You" (airplay only) #58 US.

    2004 "From The Inside". 2004 "Numb" #11 US, #14 UK. 2003 "Faint" #48 US, #15 UK. 2003 "Somewhere I Belong" #32 US, #10 UK.

    from "Meteora"

      . 2002 "High Voltage/Points of Authority (remix)" #9 UK. from "Reanimation"
        . 2002 "Points Of Authority".

        2001 "In the End" #2 US, #8 UK. 2001 "Papercut" #14 UK. 2001 "Crawling" #79 US, #16 UK. 2001 "One Step Closer" #75 US, 24 UK.

        from "Hybrid Theory"

          . Collision Course - (Mash-up album featuring rapper Jay-Z's mixes of songs from Meteora and Hybrid Theory) (2004) US Sales: 1,000,000. Hahn's Instrumental (with partials of Papercut)], Standing In The Middle, Live versions of Breaking the Habit, 1Stp Klosr & a mix of Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down (Gift to join in LP Fan club). LP Underground v4.0 (2004) Sold My Soul To Yo Mama [Mr.

          LP Underground v3.0 (2003) Audio Tracks of DVD Live In Texas (Gift to join in LP Fan club). Live in Texas (2003) #23 US, US Sales: 500,000. Meteora (2003) #1 US, #1 UK, US Sales: 4,000,000. LP Underground v2.5 (2003) Fixed Hybrid Theory EP & LP Underground v2.0 songs, two Reanimation Songs & a New High Voltage Remix (Gift to join in LP Fan club).

          LP Underground v2.0 (2002) Unedited songs [A.06, Dedicated (Demo 1999) & My December], Pts.Of.Athrty (The Crystal Method Remix) & With you & High Voltage live (Gift to join in LP Fan club). Reanimation (2002) (remix album including Hybrid Theory and older tracks) #2 US, #3 UK, US Sales: 1,000,000. Hybrid Theory (2000) #1 US, #4 UK, US Sales: 8,000,000. 500 copies reprinted for the first 500 people to join LPU.

          Hybrid Theory EP (1998) US Sales: 1000 (only 1000 printed)

            . Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell [bass]. Rob Bourdon [drums]. Brad Delson [guitar].

            Joe Hahn (turntables, samples). Mike Shinoda (vocals/sampling/guitar/keyboard). Chester Bennington (vocals).

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