Linkin Park icon Mike Shinoda spoke in the recent interview with KROQ and revealed how it feels to have the support of the fans while mentioning one of the greatest songs of the band, ‘In The End.’
Mike was asked how does it feel while hearing Linkin Park music on these days and how does it affect him. Mike stated that he is just feeling the gratitude from these memories and showed his gratefulness to the fans for their support, even after Chester Bennington’s death.
Furthermore, Mike touched upon the success of ‘In the End’ and said the being in people’s minds with a song that means something to people is such a great achievement for him. Mike also admitted that they couldn’t have done it without the fans.
“How does it feel when you, to this day, you still hear Linkin Park music, you still hear your own music on the radio, how does that affect you?”
Mike Shinoda wrote:
“I mean, it’s just that feeling of gratitude. At my house, with my kids, before we bed we ask them two questions; we ask, ‘What’s your favorite part of the day?‘ and we ask them, ‘Are you grateful?’
And it’s one thing if you have a good day – that’s an easy question; it’s another one – if you have a crappy day, and like, I’m not going to let them slide with some answers and whatever, especially if they had a bad day.
It’s like, ‘OK, well, you did have a bad day. I’m not gonna argue with you, you had a bad day, but are you grateful?'”
“For me, if I asked myself that question, having the support of the fans over so many years… And ‘Numb’ and ‘In the End,’ actually, ‘In the End’ just crossed a billion plays on YouTube – it’s crazy, I think it’s our second song to get to a billion.
To be in people’s minds and have songs that mean something to people, it’s nothing I would ever expect to have accomplished. I shouldn’t say accomplished, it’s not like we didn’t have any hand in it, but we certainly would not have done it without the fans. It’s a joint effort.”
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