Mike Shinoda Says He Doesn’t Know Why He Liked Bon Jovi While Pointing Out Its Connection To Linkin Park

Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda talked about the connection between Bon Jovi and them during a recent conversation with Anthony Fantano.

As Mike was revealing the first bands that he really liked, which are Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, and Bon Jovi, he also states that he doesn’t know why he loved Bon Jovi at all.

Furthermore, Mike told his bandmates that they are the 2000s version of Bon Jovi and asked them to accept this fact because it was one hundred percent true for him.

While praising the things Bon Jovi do on the stage, Mike also mentioned that people hate them because it’s too pop, hair metal, and more. Because of that, they are pretty similar with Bon Jovi and that’s why he can call they are the new versions of Bon Jovi.

Here is what Mike Shinoda said:

“The first three groups that I loved were Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, and Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi, for some reason, I don’t know what it was about that that I liked.

I joked with our band, they never made this connection but once I said it and they were so mad at me for putting pointing this out. I was like, ‘You guys, we were the 2000s version of Bon Jovi.’ Let that sink in because it’s true. It’s 100% true.

And people can fucking hate on them because it’s too pop, hair metal, blah-blah… It’s like, ‘Guys, we accidentally became Bon Jovi.’”

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