LINKIN PARK Collaborate With Other Musicians, Perform NINE INCH NAILS Cover

August 12, 2004

LINKIN PARK rapper Mike Shinoda has spoken to MTV.com about collaborating with other artists on their current Projekt Revolution Tour. So far on the trek, LINKIN PARK have been joined during their set by THE USED's Bert McCracken for "Faint", KORN's Jonathan Davis on "One Step Closer" and SNOOP DOGG for "It's Goin' Down".

"I used to love it when I'd go to a show and different bands would get together like that," Shinoda said. "So we just figured it's a great opportunity to do it with all these bands on the bill.

"Jon [Davis] recorded with me on the 'One Step Closer' remix for 'Reanimation'," he continued. "He did some vocals on the bridge and towards the end of the song, so we've been doing that. It's funny because he's really shy, so he doesn't stay until the end of the song. And the Snoop thing was fun because he came out and added his verse and chorus of 'Gin and Juice' over 'It's Goin' Down'. It was hard to figure out how to play, but it sounds good now."

LINKIN PARK have also introduced a "thrashy industrial" cover of NINE INCH NAILS' "Wish" (from the 1992 EP "Broken") into their set.

"I really like that song," Shinoda told MTV.com. "When we decided to play it, we knew most of the young kids in the crowd wouldn't know it, and maybe they need to hear it. Also, it's really fast, so even the kids that are into it don't know how to physically move to it, which is kind of funny to watch."

Projekt Revolution dates are scheduled through September 5 in Mountain View, California. Shinoda said the tour will be LINKIN PARK's last before they enter the studio to record the follow-up to "Meteora".

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