Linkin Park icon Mike Shinoda showed his respect to one of the greatest rock/metal bands in the world, Deftones, by releasing a new cover song and promoting it on his official Instagram account.

Back in 2000, Deftones released their third studio album, ‘White Pony,’ and it peaked in third place on Billboard 200 charts. Also, this album has lots of great songs, and one of them, named ‘Passenger,’ features Tool singer Maynard James Keenan.

Yesterday, Mike released a remix version of the Passenger song, and it viewed over 115K times in less than a day on Youtube. In this way, Mike showed his respect to the Deftones.

Furthermore, Mike wrote in the caption that ‘Passenger’ is one of his favorite songs from Deftones and revealed how much he loves this song. Also, he revealed why he wanted to make a remix for Passenger.

Here is what Mike Shinoda captioned:

“Passenger has always been one of my favorite tracks from Deftones’ White Pony.”

You can check out the post below.

Photo Credit: Mike Shinoda – Instagram