The former bassist for the nu-metal band Linkin Park is suing the band.

According to court records obtained by, Kyle Christner has filed a lawsuit against Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, and Warner Records for allegedly not paying him anything for his contributions to several of the ‘In The End’ group’s songs.

Christner says he didn’t get paid for his contributions on the group’s 1999 EP “Hybrid Theory,” even though he joined when they got their first big record deal.

He further asserts that he was fired without cause in October 1999.

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In 2020, the band—whose late leader Chester Bennington was a member from 1999 until his suicide in 2017—released a box set commemorating ‘Hybrid Theory’s’ 20th anniversary without giving Christner credit.

According to the lawsuit, “He participated in the composition and played bass on ‘Could Have Been,’ a song that was never released before and currently has almost a million views on YouTube alone.” An expert in the field.”

The statement continued, “The Box set includes, among other things, rare and previously unheard music on three collections named Forgotten Demos, B-Side Rarities, and LPU Rarities (presented as compact disks in the physical edition).

“Christner plays on recordings on all three CDs and the EP, but there is no other credit to him in the Box Set.”

Even though the defendants have benefited from Christner’s creative efforts, he maintains that he has “never been paid a penny for his work with Linkin Park, nor has he been properly credited.”

In addition, he says he spoke with a manager of the band, who told him he should be receiving royalties on the reissue of “Hybrid Theory.”

He inquired about his potential pay, to which the salesperson allegedly gave no more response.

The group was further accused of having “wrongfully profited at Christner’s expense” in the case.

Christener, who was only a member of the band from 1998 to 1999, is requesting unspecified damages in addition to what he is owed.


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