In October of 2017, Linkin Park paid emotional tribute to their late frontman Chester Bennington with an all-star concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The band, led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda, mixed their recent pop-leaning tunes with raging early hits from the days of Hybrid Theory and Meteora. It was the band's first live performance since Bennington's suicide that July, and a crowd of guests — including members of Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, Bring Me the Horizon and more — turned out to help fill the empty musical spaces.
One of the event's biggest guest stars was Korn's Jonathan. The singer helped create the Nineties nu-metal genre that Bennington and Linkin Park exploded into as young upstarts at the beginning of the new millennium. Joined at the Bowl by members of Bennington's hard-rock side project Dead by Sunrise, Davis took on the cathartic smash "One Step Closer" — a song he'd previously recorded and performed with the band in remixed form as "1Stp Klosr" on Linkin Park's Reanimation project.
The Korn frontman ripped into the lyrics like he was singing a Korn tune all along: "I need a little room to breathe/'Cause I'm one step closer to the edge/And I'm about to break!" By the closing moments, Shinoda had lept into the crowd to shout along with the nearly 18,000 fans that were in attendance. Flashback to the moving performance above.