July 15, 2024

Linkin Park’s lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss Kyle Christner’s lawsuit against the band seeking credit and unpaid royalties. The bassist claims he collaborated on and recorded numerous songs with Linkin Park in ‘99.

In a motion filed Tuesday, Linkin’ Park’s legal team cited a number of “defects” with Christner’s lawsuit, most notably that the statute of limitations to file a suit had expired.

Christner said he never received “a penny” for his work and asked a federal judge in Los Angeles to sort out ownership and authorship of more than 20 disputed songs – including demo recordings that were later released and the “Hybrid Theory” EP.  

The action asserts Linkin Park members “abruptly” informed Christner he was out of the band in October ‘99. He says he never got an explanation for the decision.

Linkin Park members Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, and Joseph Hahn were listed as defendants along with Warner Records.

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