It's no secret that Linkin Park are a bunch of jokers: none more so than their late frontman Chester Bennington, whose antics were recently cataloged in a touching video his bandmates shared on the 1st anniversary of his passing. But did you know that Linkin Park also once pulled a prank on the one and only Metallica — while the Big Four thrashers were tearing through "Master of Puppets"! — amid their stint on the Summer Sanitarium Tour in 2003? Or that the band's silly scheme involved picnic baskets and a skateboarding Chester Bennington? Well, Mike Shinoda does.
Shinoda detailed this hilarious interaction in a recent interview with Sirius XM's Turbo, Loudwire points out. "They were in the middle of — I think it might've actually been 'Master of Puppets'," he recounted, "and we came out with picnic baskets and sandwiches, and [went onstage] while they were playing [the] song and just had a picnic. Chester was skateboarding back and forth. We were bringing out orange juice and having this little thing, which they thought was hysterical."
Hear him break it down below.
So this one time, @linkinpark pranked @Metallica DURING A SHOW! @mikeshinoda sets the scene— SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) July 28, 2018
Shinoda takes over @sxmturbo (Ch. 41) this weekend to play his favorite hard rock from the '90s & '00s, including some of his own songs.
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