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Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold more than 50 million albums and won two Grammy Awards. They achieved mainstream success with their debut album, Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005. Their following studio album, Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200’s album charts in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world.

Having adapted the nu metal and rap rock genres to a radio-friendly yet densely-layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band explored other genres in their next studio album, Minutes to Midnight. The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third best debut week of any album that year. They have also collaborated with several other artists, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mash-up album Collision Course, many others on Reanimation and Recharged. Linkin Park has sold over 68 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy Awards.

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Delson performing with Linkin Park at the Sonisphere Festival, 2009

Bradford Phillip "Brad" Delson (born December 1, 1977) is an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park.

Delson married Elisa Boren in September 2003 in a traditional Jewish wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center. Elisa gave birth to their first child, a boy named Jonah Taylor Delson, on March 25, 2008. Brad and Elisa have two more children, Noa (born 2010) and Evan (2012). Brad has two younger brothers, Greg and Jeff. Delson also handles many of the business aspects of Linkin Park along with his father Donn Delson. Together, the two created BandMerch, a company which handles the merchandising affairs for Linkin Park and other bands; BandMerch is now part of AEG Live. In 1991, Delson was an extra in the movie Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.

He was the keynote speaker at his alma mater UCLA's College of Letters and Science commencement ceremony on June 12, 2009, in Pauley Pavilion.

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"Final Masquerade" is a song by American rock band Linkin Park. The song was originally recorded by the band for their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party, where it appears as the eleventh track on the album and serves as the third single. The song premiered on MTV on June 8, 2014. The song was produced by Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson, and co-produced by Emile Haynie. An acoustic version of the song was released on February 19, 2015.

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