LINKIN PARK Frontman Interviewed On New York's 101.9 RXP

LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington was recently interviewed on New York's radio station 101.9 RXP. You can now watch the chat in three parts below.

According to Billboard.com, LINKIN PARK's "A Thousand Suns" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) has topped Billboard's European Albums chart — the band's third consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1. The CD will need four straight weeks at the top of the chart to match the achievement of both 2007's "Minutes To Midnight" and 2003's "Meteora". The band's 2000 debut, "Hybrid Theory", debuted at No. 90 in early 2001, but went on to reach No. 3 some eight months later, and turned multi-platinum in several European markets.

"A Thousand Suns" debuted at No. 1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal, No. 2 in the United Kingdom (on sales of 46,000) and Denmark, No. 3 in Spain and Ireland, No. 4 in France and Norway, No. 7 in Holland and climbed 4-2 and 8-4 in the Belgian regions of Flanders and Wallony, respectively.

"A Thousand Suns", sold 241,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"A Thousand Suns" is LINKIN PARK's fourth consecutive U.S. chart-topper, following 2003's "Meteora", 2004's "Collision Course" EP with Jay-Z, and 2007's "Minutes To Midnight".

Like every other act, however, LINKIN PARK's sales reflect the current realities of the music business: while 241,000 copies is impressive, "Minutes To Midnight" sold 623,000 in its first week.

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