Mike Shinoda Thanks Maynard James Keenan And Chino Moreno For The Grammy Win


Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda recently posted a tweet thanking Deftone’s Chino Moreno and Tool’s Maynard James Keenan for their support after winning a Grammy Award with the remix he made for Deftones’ ‘Passenger.’

In 2000, Deftones released their third studio album entitled ‘White Pony.’ The record marked a significant turning point in the band’s sound since they incorporated various influences from different music genres. As a result, the album became their highest-selling album to date, receiving critical acclaim.

Many years after its release, Deftones put out a special edition for the album, including a ‘Passenger’ remix done by Mike Shinoda. The Linkin Park icon showed his respect and support by doing a remix for the song as he mentioned it was his favorite song in an Instagram post before. The remix received many views on YouTube quickly, and fans appreciated this new version of the classic song.

Maynard James Keenan also helped Shinoda create the remix version as he contributed to the album with his creative ideas about the instruments playing. Thanks to the trio’s work, Recording Academy declared on its official Twitter account that Mike Shinoda received the award of Best Remixed Recording with the ‘Passenger’ remix.

Mike Shinoda responded to Recording Academy’s thrilling news in his recent Twitter post by thanking Chino Moreno and Maynard James Keenan because they called out to him and recommended this project. Their creative work paid off, and it wasn’t even Shinoda who offered to release a remix version of the song.

Linkin Park’s Shinoda said in his words:

“Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who supported, Chino Moreno, Deftones, Tool, Maynard James Keenan, and Mark & Beno for reaching out and asking if I wanted to be a part of this project.”

You can see the tweet and listen to the song below.