Linkin Park Release Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary One Step Closer Merch Capsule
As part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park have started to release merch reflective of that era, with this initial collection based around their debut album’s lead single, One Step Closer.
The band’s colossal single now appears on two different One Step Closer-themed T‑shirts, a longsleeve, a hoodie, a snapback, a license plate frame, a keychain, a soldier patch, and a poster. Excitingly, the website teases that there are ‘more collections to come’. Might that mean we’ll get merch drops for each song on the record? Or perhaps the bigger singles, like Papercut, Crawling and In The End? Either way, we’ll take it.
Of course, Mike Shinoda recently revealed to Kerrang! that Linkin Park have been working alongside people close to the band and their history in order to properly do justice to Hybrid Theory for its 20th anniversary.
“We’ve done our best to go to a lot of people who are family, in a sense, and say, ‘What do you think we should do? What would be a good celebration of Hybrid Theory?’ and try our best to do a bunch of those ideas,” he said.
“I would urge the fanbase to just let it happen,” he continued. “The Linkin Park fanbase is always one of the most creative and active fanbases out there. So always, the problem for me is that if I’m not allowed to divulge information because I want it to be a surprise, then the creative fanbase starts jumping out and imagining things. They come up with their own great ideas – and then once in a while those great ideas are better than our ideas!”
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