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Anne Erickson

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Grandson and FEVER 333 are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Linkin Park’s 2000 debut album, Hybrid Theory, with a pair of cover songs off the set.

Grandson covered “One Step Closer,” while FEVER 333 took on “In the End.” Both songs are streaming now via Spotify’s Singles series.

In a statement, both grandson and FEVER frontman Jason Aalon Butler share how much Linkin Park meant to them growing up.

“Chester [Bennington] is an all-time great, and I could never try and sing like he does,” grandson said of the cover in a statement. “We had to pitch the song down just so I could come close to hitting the notes in this song. I just wanted to try and pay homage and do this incredible song justice.”

“‘In the End’ was the song that made me believe that rap and rock still belonged together,” FEVER 333 frontman Jason Aalon Butler added. “I studied their tasteful marriage of the two styles from that moment on and created my own music with that in mind.”

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com!