|Song by Linkin Park from the album LP Underground XIV|
|Released||November 21, 2014|
|Label||Machine Shop Records|
"Rhinocerous" is an instrumental demo created in 2002 during the Meteora sessions. It was released in November 2014 on the LP Underground XIV CD. Fans who attended the LPU Meet & Greet in Vienna, Austria that month were treated to an exclusive hearing of the track before its release.
On the LPU exclusive video "Track By Track With Brad - 3", released on February 6, 2015, Brad Delson said: "So, in 2002 we had the unique privilege of making our second record. We basically fought for years to try to get a record deal and make our debut album, and to our shock, really, Hybrid Theory became, I think, the biggest selling record of 2001, maybe, in the United States and certainly also around the world was one of the most commercially successful records. That was our first album, people were very skeptical, they thought, you know, "how could these young guys, like, do this, like, who really wrote the album?". We did write that album and people loved to ask us when we were making Meteora "guys, don't you feel a lot of pressure? This is, you know, they call 'the sophomore slump'. It's easy to make one great record, but then never follow it up." And there was certainly a lot of pressure at that time but it wasn't really pressure from the outside world, it was pressure we put on ourselves to make another great record and prove that we weren't just an one-trick-pony or an one-act-band. And even to this day a lot of the songs on Meteora are some of the best songs we've written and they're the most fun to play live and unfortunately Rhinocerous didn't make the cut but it was certainly part of the journey to get there."
The correct spelling of the word is "Rhinoceros".
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Rhinocerous (2002 Demo)||LP Underground XIV||3:35||2002||November 21, 2014||