Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington took his own life at the age of 41. - From RollingStone.com
Hybrid Theory came at the peak of the nu-metal explosion and quickly dominated the Billboard chart, thanks in part to heavy MTV airplay.
The singles "One Step Closer," "Crawling" and "In the End" all charted high on the mainstream rock chart, and "In the End" also crossed over to the pop chart, reaching Number Two and becoming gold-certified.
Linkin Park continued to blend atmospheric rock with electronics on the Rubin co-produced A Thousand Suns, released in 2010, and Living Things, released two years later.
"I got to create and perform with one of the greatest rock bands of our generation, that had so much influence on me growing up," he said at the time.
"With the amount of time STP deserves, in addition to being in Linkin Park, and with the needs of my family, one of them always seems to fall short." He later played with STP's Robert DeLeo again in the Kings of Chaos, a touring supergroup that plays covers; its lineup also featured members of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, Slipknot and ZZ Top during Bennington's stint.