In a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, Mike Shinoda discussed his and Linkin Park’s past experiences, recalling various anecdotes involving the late Chester Bennington.
One of the stories that Shinoda recounted during the interview involved a prank that the band played on Metallica. While speaking with Howard Stern, Shinoda revealed that nobody had ever pulled a prank on Metallica while they were performing live.
Shinoda went on to explain the specifics of the prank, which occurred while Linkin Park was the opening act for Metallica on a tour. According to Shinoda, the prank took place during one of Metallica’s live performances: “
“By the way, it was like four of us I think. The gag was that we wanted to do something that, well their show was always so tough and dark, and so we were like, ‘What would be the least tough, least dark thing to do? We ended up going out with a picnic basket and like little sandwiches and drinks and Chester had a skateboard so he skated out onstage. And then we walked out on to their stage, and they were playing, I think ‘Master Of Puppets,’ and we set up a picnic right above Lars ”
“The guys were laughing. They were playing ‘Master Of Puppets’ like, turning around laughing at us.”
Shinoda also revealed details about the late Chester Bennington’s battle with depression and addiction, expressing his sadness over seeing the Linkin Park vocalist endure such pain.
RIP Chester you are missed!
Keep it heavy!\m/