I was 10 years old, in the 5th grade, and my friend Seth turned to me and was said, “There’s this band called Linkin Park and they have a song that goes ‘Shut up when I’m talking to you!’” I had never heard of them or wasn’t into rock at that time, so I just laughed and said that’s cool. A few days later, I was doing errands with my mom and I happened to put it on KROQ and the DJ said it was One Step Closer by Linkin Park and the song began to play. I turned it up to listen to what my friend Seth was talking about and there was this immediate attraction. I became so interested in these guys. That’s a day I will never forget: the first time I heard Linkin Park. My mom, on the other hand, responded with, “What is this?! Why is he screaming?” And to this day, she still asks that question. Hahahah I'll be 20 in eighteen days!