The co-founder of Linkin Park and also a talented multi-instrumentalist, Mike Shinoda, has recently been interviewed by the official YouTube channel of Anthony Fantano and talked about the bands he was affected by while he was younger as well as an untold story about Bon Jovi.

As you may already follow Mike, he’s quite active on his both social media accounts and music productions right now. He’s making daily Twitch streams for some time and also released his latest album named ‘Dropped Frames, Vol.3‘ in the last months of 2020 and he’s working on ‘Vol.4’ for a while.

In his latest interview with Fantano, Mike Shinoda shared the best groups he has listened to when he was young and named Bon Jovi, Beastie Boys, and famous rap group Run-DMC. He also shared an untold story of how he and Linkin Park members went to watch Bon Jovi’s live show and saw Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora made Jon shook his ass on stage.

Here is what Mike Shinoda said:

“The first three groups that I loved were Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, and Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi, for some reason, I don’t know what it was about that that I liked.

I had all these weird things that I liked growing up that did connect to what I later ended up doing.”

And here is the story about Bon Jovi:

“We were playing an iHeart music festival or whatever, and Chester Bennington, I, and Dave Farrell, found out that Bon Jovi was playing the parking lot, they were playing this huge thing.

It sounds like a parking lot show – it’s not, it was a huge thing. Everybody at the hotel had to listen to it, it was right outside their windows, lights were crazy, shining into your room, it might have been lasers, I don’t even know.

It was very aggressive, it was in everybody’s face, and we were like, ‘Well, obviously, we have to go.’ And Jon Bon Jovi did this thing in the middle of it, it was like a written bit where he’s like, ‘Hey, Richie!’ ‘Yeah, Jon?’ ‘You remember when we used to take the girls out to the back of the parking lot and…'”

He continued:

“They’re in the middle of a song and they’re doing this monologue, and then Richie busts into one of his ‘wow-wow-wow’ guitar parts and Jon Bon Jovi sets his microphone aside, and turns around, and shakes his ass at the crowd.

He’s 60 years old, I don’t have a fucking idea how old he is, he’s shaking his ass. In great shape, fine, but still, that was the moment you put the ‘Linkin Park is the new Bon Jovi.’

And then I watched Bon Jovi do that, and I’m like, ‘Oh god, is that what we have to do now? Is that where we’re going? Is this where we’re going to end up?'”

You can watch the full interview right below.

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