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Name: Brad Delson  
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Date of Birth: 1st December 1977
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession: Composer
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Bradford Phillip Delson "Big Bad Brad" (born December 1, 1977) is the guitarist of the band Linkin Park. Brad is Jewish.

He was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. In 1996, he graduated from Agoura High School and formed Xero, the early stages of Linkin Park, with friend Mike Shinoda. He was in college through 1996 to 2000 and graduated from UCLA with a degree in communications but did not go to law school in order to pursue a career in the band.

While in college Brad had to take up a required internship and ended up working for Jeff Blue who was at the time getting deals for Matchbox 20 and Macy Gray. He told Blue about his beginning band and in return for giving him demos to listen to he was given constructive criticism. It was Blue who found Linkin Park's vocalist, Chester Bennington.

Brad's first instrument was the trumpet and his first band was called The Pricks. He and fellow band mate Dave Farrell were roommates in college and they practiced together. He calls himself 'Big Bad Brad' and signs his name 'BBB'.

Before Xero, he was in a band called Relative Degree with fellow Linkin Park band mate drummer Rob Bourdon. Relative Degree fell apart after just one show.

One distinguishing feature about Brad is that during every live show he wears large headphones. They change every time Linkin Park releases an album and he has never given a serious answer as to why he wears them.

Some of his musical influences are Guns N Roses, Metallica, Duran Duran, Dave Matthews Band, and Sunny Day Real Estate. He is criticized for playing simple guitar parts and never perfoming solos but prefers it that way because he tries to make it sound like a keyboard or strings to try to fit in with the hip-hop and electronic sounds of the band.

He has been married to wife Monica since September 16, 2003.

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