Brad Delson - Brad Delson

Brad Delson
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Brad Delson in 2014.
Personal information
Birth name Bradford Phillip Delson
Other names Big Bad Brad, BBB
Birth As December 1 as 1977 (43 years)
Agoura , California , United States
nationality American
Mother tongue English View and modify data on Wikidata
Spouse Elisa Delson
(m. 2003)
Children Noa Delson
Jonah Delson
Evan Delson
Educated in
Professional information
Occupation Musician
Years active 1996 - present
Pseudonym Big Bad Brad, BBB
Gender Rap rock
Nu metal
Metal alternativo
Rock alternativo
Heartland rock
Rock electronico
Instrument Guitar
Record labels
  • Warner Bros. Records
  • Machine Shop Records View and modify data on Wikidata
Related artists Linkin Park
Member of

Bradford Phillip Delson , known as "BBB (Big Bad Brad)" ( December 1 , 1977 ), is the lead guitarist for the rock band , Linkin Park . [ 1 ] He is also the A&R for Machine Shop Recordings.


Brad Delson attended Agoura High School with his childhood friend and Linkin Park bandmate , Mike Shinoda . She played in various bands throughout her high school career, the most notable degree being relative, where she met and was associated with drummer Rob Bourdon . Relative Degree was simply a concert, and after reaching that goal, it was disbanded. After graduating in 1995, Delson, Shinoda, and Bourdon formed Xero, which would eventually become the starting point for Linkin Park. Delson entered UCLA in 1995 as a Regent Scholar working toward a Bachelor of Science in Communication degree, specializing in Business and Management. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and shared a bedroom with future Linkin Park bandmate Dave Farrell. In three of his four years at school, Farrell showed him how to play bass, and thus also learned how to play bass. [ 2 ]Delson also had the opportunity to intern with a member of the music industry as part of his studies and ended up working for Jeff Blue, an A&R representative for Warner Bros. Records, who offers constructive criticism on the Xero demos. Blue later introduced Chester Bennington, who would become the lead singer of Linkin Park, with the rest of the band. After graduating in 1999, Delson decided to quit law school in order to pursue a music career with Linkin Park. [ 1 ] He remains a huge fan of all things blue and gold. Brad is of Jewish descent.

Linkin Park

In 1999, Delson's band Xero replaced Mark Wakefield's ex-vocalist with Arizona native Chester Bennington.and changed its name to Hybrid Theory. Before long, Delson, along with Shinoda, had produced the six-track Hybrid Theory (EP), distributing it to various online websites and winning his own band's cult. In 2000, after one more name change for the band, Linkin Park was signed by Warner Bros. Records. On October 24, 2000, Linkin Park released the overwhelming hit: Hybrid Theory. Over the next year, Delson helped produce the remix album "Reanimation" (2002), adding his own creative vision to the remixed performance of "Pushing Me Away" ("P5hng Me A * wy"). After Reanimation, Delson played a key role in the production of Linkin Park's second studio album, Meteora (2003),

Linkin Park released their third Minutes to Midnight studio album on May 15, 2007 in the United States . For this album, the band departed from the nu metal style they had perfected in Hybrid Theory and Meteora , and developed an entirely new sound. For Delson, this means experimenting with different guitars and amps, both new and old. It also meant that he had to put aside his dislike for guitar solos, which are featured in songs like Shadow of the Day , What I've Done , "In Pieces" and "The Little Things Give You Away."

While the band rebuilt the song "The Little Things Give You Away", Delson experimented with an E-Bow, creating a song called "E-Bow Idea", which was later changed to No More Sorrow . Listeners can also hear him jingling his keys in Given Up , an idea attributed to him in the album booklet, as well as the multiple tracks of the hands clapping. He has also played the piano in some of the live shows on the song Hands Held High .

Brad also added his own creative vision to New Divide , Linkin Park's song for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009. It was also the band's last single before they went their separate ways, away from their projects to write the song. music for his next album - A Thousand Suns .

Delson is typically seen wearing a pair of large headphones, which are designed by Shinoda and change with each release. On the album Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes he states that headphones allow him to enter the matrix and that if he did not use them he would not be in complete synchronization with the band.

Parallel Projects

  • 2002-present - A&R Representative for Machine Shop Recordings, Warner Bros. legal label started by both Delson and Shinoda in 2002. Delson is responsible for scouting artists, such as Holly Brook, and signing to the label.
  • 2006 - Producción "Where'd You Go (BBB Remix)", que apareció en el sencillo comercial de Fort Minor "Where'd You Go".
  • 2008 - Assisted in producing parts of the guitar and provided Busta Rhymes's "We Made It" which featured Linkin Park.

Personal life

Delson married Elisa Boren in September 2003 at a Jewish wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center. [ 3 ] They have three children together: Jonah Taylor, born March 25, 2008; Noa Parker, born May 15, 2010 and Evan Ruby, born December 19, 2012. She has two younger siblings. Delson also handles many aspects of the Linkin Park business alongside his father Donn Delson. Together, the two created BandMerch, which handles marketing affairs for Linkin Park and others. In 1991, Delson was an extra in the movie "The Amazing Journey of Bill and Ted." He was the keynote speaker at his alma mater's UCLA College of Letters and Sciences opening ceremony on June 12, 2009 at the Pauley Pavilion.


  1. to b Brad Delson
  2. «U. Arizona: INTERVIEW: Linkin Park guitarist discusses highs of rock stardom » . April 17, 2003 . Retrieved March 3, 2012 .
  3. ^ Keys, Lisa (December 13, 2007). "Jewish Journal" . Jewish Journal . Retrieved March 3, 2012 .