The aughts were an awesome time for both Deftones and Linkin Park, and funny enough, each band released a major album in the year 2000; Linkin Park released their debut studio album Hybrid Theory, and Deftones released White Pony.
Both bands are incredibly talented, and during a 2002 live performance of theirs, Linkin Park decided to display their love for Deftones by covering one of their songs. This particular performance took place during the Linkin Park-hosted music festival, Projekt Revolution.
Projekt Revolution brought together various acts from all different genres (for example, some lineups associated with the fest featured nu metal bands, screamo acts, and rappers).
The festival kicked off in 2002, and at one point during that year’s run, the band decided to cover the Deftones song “My Own Summer (Shove It), which is a track from their 1997 studio album Around the Fur.
While the band’s instrumental performance of the cover is top-notch, what is most captivating is the late Chester Bennington‘s vocal performance.
Upon checking out Linkin Park’s cover of “My Own Summer (Shove It),” if you were not looking at any video footage, you might think you are listening to Deftones singer Chino Moreno performing his own song.
But nope, it is Bennington – his vocal performance perfectly captures the atmospheric qualities of Moreno’s voice (while still providing his own spin). That spin comes in the form of Bennington’s iconic scream.
You can check out the Linkin Park cover of Deftones’ “My Own Summer (Shove It)” below (this footage was found over on the numetal_moment Instagram account).
Do you know what song Bennington hated off of Hybrid Theory? And did you know that Madonna got Deftones their first label deal? To learn more about each of these stories, follow their respective links below.
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