I have a friend. Let's call him "Fred." Fred and I have known each other for 12 years, and I consider Fred to be one of my best friends in the world. We have a lot in common, from political views to our tastes in movies. Fred is a huge fan of Linkin Park. I am anything but. I've made fun of Fred's adoration of the band for many years, but now I'm coming to realize that Fred is not alone.
According to iLike, Fred is in no danger of being alone anytime soon. On Monday, iLike announced that Linkin Park is the first group to ever surpass the 4 million fan milestone on the music service. This means that more than 4 million Linkin Park fans have added the band to their iLike profiles.
This makes sense to me, as Linkin Park's fans seem to skew young, and you know, the kids love them some Internets. Not to take anything away from the band, though. Four million is a lot of fans.
Despite this post's opening, I don't hate Linkin Park. I actually think they have a unique sound that has recently been imitated by a number of new bands. It's just not my cup of tea. Now to see if Fred is one of the 4 million...