Mike Shinoda Joins Sum 41 For Linkin Park Cover At Reading Festival: ‘Chester, We Miss You!’

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda joined Canada’s own Sum 41 onstage at the U.K.’s Reading Festival on Friday, paying tribute to late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington by performing one of the band’s songs.

As NME reports, Shinoda — who performed earlier that day — joined Deryck Whibley and the band for a rousing cover of Linkin Park’s “Faint”.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a very, very special guest with us tonight,” Whibley told the crowd before the band launched into the final song of its set. “Say hello to Mr. Mike Shinoda!”

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Shinoda played guitar and rapped his verses for the song, with Whibley taking on the verses originally sung by Bennington. 

“Chester, we miss you,” declared Whibley toward the end of the song.

Fans took to social media to rave about the performance that one Twitter user described as “fecking fantastic!”

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Saying Farewell to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

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