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Brad Delson

Biography

Born in LA on Dec 1, 1977, guitarist Brad Delson originally played the trumpet before inevitably getting lured to your guitar in middle college, where he became close friends with fellow aspiring musician and musician Mike Shinoda. Both soon began setting up original tracks jointly in Shinoda’s makeshift bedroom studio room, and their camaraderie and musical cooperation continued into senior high school (where they went to the same college within the Agoura Hillsides suburb as associates of Hoobastank). After Delson’s early music group Relative Degree dropped apart, he began in the group Xero with Shinoda and previous Relative Level bandmate Rob Bourdon. Xero continuing even following the men graduated and continued to university. Delson enrolled at UCLA and became roommates with bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, whom he ultimately convinced to become listed on Xero. Because the men worked the neighborhood picture, Delson graduated using a bachelor’s level in marketing communications and made a decision to put off programs of attending laws college another semester to focus on the music group, which was picking right up momentum. Xero ultimately changed names, found some members on the way, and became referred to as the rap-metal sextet Linkin Recreation area. They authorized with Warner Bros. in past due 1999 and released their multi-platinum-selling debut, Crossbreed Theory, the next yr. Linkin Park’s third recording, Mins to Midnight, premiered in early summer season 2007. Delson is well known for wearing huge headphones while carrying out live for mainly unspecified reasons.

Quick Facts


Full Name Brad Delson
Height 1.83 m
Profession Guitarist, Music Producer, Songwriter
Education University of California, Los Angeles, Agoura High School
Nationality American
Spouse Elisa Delson
Children Jonah Taylor Delson, Evan Ruby Delson, Noa Parker Delson
Parents Donn Delson
Music Groups Linkin Park
Music Songs Numb, In the End, Heavy, New Divide, What I've Done, Castle of Glass, Talking to Myself, Crawling, One More Light, Burn It Down, Breaking the Habit, Somewhere I Belong, Leave Out All the Rest, Faint, Battle Symphony, Shadow of the Day, LOST IN THE ECHO, Waiting for the End, Numb / Encore, The Catalyst, Bleed It Out, One Step Closer, Papercut, From the Inside, Good Goodbye, Given Up, Final Masquerade, Iridescent, Nobody Can Save Me, A Light That Never Comes, A Place for My Head, Roads Untraveled
Albums The Hunting Party, One More Light, Hybrid Theory, A Thousand Suns, Meteora, Living Things, Minutes to Midnight, Live in Texas, Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Album, A Thousand Suns+, Hybrid Theory Demo, Xero, Mall, Reanimation, Collision Course, Recharged, Underground 4.0, Underground 12, Underground 6, Underground Sixteen, Songs from the Underground, LP Underground 15, LP Underground 2.0, Linkin Park Underground 5.0, LP Underground 9.0: Demos, LP Underground 3.0, Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief, Underground v7.0, A Decade Underground, Underground 8 (MMM...COOKIES: Sweet Hamster Like Jewels from America!), Hybrid Theory - Live Around the World, LP Underground XIII, LP Underground XIV, Download to Donate for Haiti V2.0, Studio Collection 2000–2012, In the End: Live & Rare, Meteora - Live Around the World, LP Underground X: Demos


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#Fact
1 Worked as a bouncer at The Roxy.
2 Manages some of the business aspects of Linkin Park, with his father, Donn Delson.
3 Along with Mike Shinoda, he is a founding member of Linkin Park.
4 Originally from Agoura, California.
5 Has two younger brothers.
6 Has been friends with Mike Shinoda since middle school.
7 Was voted Most Unique in his high school yearbook.
8 He didn't go to law school so he could pursue a career in music.
9 He was Phoenix Farrell's roommate in college at UCLA.
10 Attended Agoura High School with Heather Graham, Aimee Graham, Beverly Peele and Shane Stanley.
11 Graduated from UCLA with a degree in Communications.
12 Is a guitarist for the rock band, Linkin Park.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark 2014 Video Game writer: "Until It's Gone"
Need for Speed 2014 writer: "Roads Untraveled"
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2012 writer: "Powerless"
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 writer: "Iridescent"
Twilight 2008/I writer: "Leave Out All the Rest"
Madden NFL 2009 2008 Video Game writer: "We Made It"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transformers 2007 writer: "What I've Done"
Miami Vice 2006 writer: "Numb/Encore"
Malaysian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
S.W.A.T. 2003 writer: "Figure.09"
Rage 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Linkin Park: Pts.Of.Athrty 2002 Video short writer: "Pts.Of.Athrty"
The Experiment 2001 "One Step Closer"
Valentine 2001 writer: "Pushing Me Away"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linkin Park: Final Masquerade 2014 Video short Brad
Linkin Park: The Catalyst 2010 Video short Brad
Linkin Park: Leave Out All the Rest 2008 Video short Brad
Linkin Park: Breaking the Habit 2004 Short Brad Delson
Linkin Park: Numb 2003 Video short Brad

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linkin Park: Final Masquerade 2014 Video short
Linkin Park: The Catalyst 2010 Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linkin Park: Final Masquerade 2014 Video short
Linkin Park: Pts.Of.Athrty 2002 Video short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linkin Park: Final Masquerade 2014 Video short producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Wrapped TV 2015 TV Series documentary
Guitar Center Sessions 2014 TV Series Himself
Linkin Park Live Honda Civic Tour 2012 TV Movie Himself
Linkin Park: Live from Admiralspalast in Berlin 2012 Video Himself
Saturday Night Live 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
Linkin Park: Road to Revolution (Live at Milton Keynes) 2008 Himself
TV total 2007 TV Series Himself
Punk'd 2004 TV Series Himself
MTV Backstage Pass: Summer Sanitarium Tailgate Party 2003 TV Short Himself
Linkin Park: Live in Texas 2003 Video Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself (as Linkin Park)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003 TV Series Himself
The New Tom Green Show 2003 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Meteora' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Top of the Pops 2003 TV Series Himself
Making the Video 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as Linkin Park)
Linkin Park: Frat Party at the Pankake Festival 2001 Video Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2001 TV Series Himself
Live! At the Fillmore 2000 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century 2014 TV Movie Himself (as Linkin Park)
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Himself - Linkin Park (uncredited)

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#Quote
1 I'm inspired by the sheer ingenuity and intelligence possessed by my fellow band mates.

#Trademark
1 His afro
2 Big headphones he wears for concerts and music videos

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