“In this farewell, there’s no blood, there’s no alibi. ‘Cause I’ve drawn regret from the truth, of a thousand lies. So let mercy, come and wash away… What I’ve done. I’ll face myself, to cross out what I’ve become. Erase myself, and let go of what I’ve done.” These lyrics are part of one of Linkin Park’s most popular songs.
Linkin Park is a rock band that is well known with not only the students at San Benito High School but also some of the teachers. The band consists of Chester Bennington on lead vocals, Mike Shinoda as vocals, guitar, and keyboard, Rob Bourdon as drummer, Brad Delson as lead guitarist, David “ Phoenix” Farrell as bass guitarist, and Joe Hahn on turntables and programming. They have released three albums and are working on a fourth. The album names are “Hybrid Theory,” “Meteora,” and “Minutes to Midnight.” Linkin Park has been together since 1996 and released “Hybrid Theory” in 2000.
A band other students at SBHS, that aren’t into rap and hard rock, would listen to Simple Plan. Simple Plan is well known for their songs “Perfect” and “Addicted.” Simple Plan has released three albums; “No Pads, No Helmet,…Just Balls,” “Still Not Getting Any…,” and “Simple Plan.” Simple Plan released their first album in 2002.
They are a punkish rock band but know how to sing a love song such as “I Can Wait Forever.”
Simple Plan’s members are Pierre Bouvier on lead vocals, David Desrosiers as bass guitarist, Jeff Stinco as lead guitarist, Sebastien Lefebvre as guitarist, and Chuck Comeau as drummer.
When students were asked which band is better, Simple Plan or Linkin Park, there were different responses to why the band they chose is better.
Freshman Maura Forbush said, “Simple Plan, because they don’t scream and yell.”
Freshman Nathan Rendon said, “Simple Plan, because they don’t scream.”
Freshman Emily Solano said, “Linkin Park, because they’re awesome and they have a rapper and a screamer.”
Senior Angie Scalione said, “Linkin Park because they’re more popular.”
Freshman Briana Castaneda said, “Linkin Park because they have good instrumentals.”
Sputnik Music, a music reviewing site, said, “Linkin Park took the nu mental genre combined it with rapping vocals, and made it radio friendly style while still remaining a well layered band with contemplative lyrics and powerful songs that can be enjoyed by people in of all different ages.”