Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Attends Major Concert With A-Lister & 90’s Icon


Linkin Park singer/guitarist Mike Shinoda was photographed at a Paramore concert on Tuesday at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles with John Mayers and Danielle Fishel, the star of the iconic 90’s television series Boy Meets World. Fishel wrote about the photo on Instagram, “(Not) Fake Happy.” This was Shinoda’s first public event appearance since Chester Bennington’s death on July 20th.

Shinoda recently liked the photo below on Instagram.

Late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s former Grey Daze bandmate and Club Tattoo business partner Sean Dowdell discussed bonding with Mike Shinoda about Chester’s unpredictable nature at business meetings at Bennington’s funeral in July.

Dowdell said at a recent tribute event, “Chester was a fantastic business partner. Thora and I were truly blessed to have him as a business partner. Fame was almost the thing that didn’t matter, with what he brought to our business partnership. He brought a lot of great creativity, he brought a lot of great ideas. This story I had alluded to earlier, we would take these business meetings, and I was always nervous.

At the funeral I was actually speaking to Mike Shinoda about this, he says, ‘You know, we used to take these business meetings. I never knew what Chester was going to do.’ I started laughing. I said, ‘We had the same experience.’ He was this wild guy, and I used to be so pent up about what he was going to say next, before Thora finally calmed me down, and said, ‘Just let him be himself.’

So the next few business meetings we take, we called him the monkey in the room, he’d be jumping on tables, extremely animated, for those of you who have seen him outside the music world. We just let him do his thing, and used it to our advantage.”

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