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It's been slow on news in the Linkin Park world so we figured we could do something a little different. Not everyone is aware of this, but Linkin Park members have made cameos on various videos by other artists throughout the years. We've put together a comprehensive list of all the cameos we know about. Let us know if anything is missing!



Nonpoint - Endure (2001)




Nonpoint's music video for "Endure" is a compilation of footage shot throughout the touring cycle for their major label debut album Statement. Chester Bennington can be seen with the band in a clip from the July 14, 2001 show of the Ozzfest tour in St. Petersburg, Florida.



Adema - The Way You Like It (2001)




Chester Bennington and Joe Hahn are seen towards the end of Adema's music video for "The Way You Like It" off their self-titled album. Adema was discovered by Chester who invited them to tour with Linkin Park after attending one of their shows. Adema was a supporting act for Linkin Park on the Hybrid Theory European Tour in 2001, Projekt Revolution Tour in 2002 and Meteora European Tour in 2003. Marky Chavez, their vocalist at the time, performed "One Step Closer" with Linkin Park at several of these shows while Chester joined Adema on stage to perform "Giving In."



Good Charlotte - Festival Song (2001)




Good Charlotte shot their music video for "Festival Song" during their performance at the HFStival in Washington, DC on May 28, 2001. Linkin Park was part of the festival's line-up and Brad Delson and Chester Bennington can be seen having fun backstage with the band. Joe Hahn later remixed "The Young & The Hopeless" for their 2008 remix album Greatest Remixes.



Tha Alkaholiks - Best U Can (2001)




During the music video for "Best U Can" by the hip-hop group Tha Alkaholiks (also known as Tha Liks), Mike Shinoda can be seen playing guitar in a band that includes Deftones members Chino Moreno and Abe Cunningham. The video was directed by Chris Robinson who later worked with Busta Rhymes and Linkin Park on "We Made It."



X-Ecutioners featuring Mike Shinoda & Mr. Hahn - It's Goin' Down (2002)




The music video for "It's Goin' Down" was directed by Joe Hahn at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and shows X-Ecutioners performing in a band with Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon, Phoenix and Wayne Static (Static-X). Contrary to popular belief, Wayne Static doesn't perform on the actual song, Mike and Joe are the only ones who actually worked on the track with X-Ecutioners. Other cameo appearances in the video include Chester Bennington and Brad Delson, Xzibit, members of Adema, (Hed) P.E., Tha Alkaholiks and Beat Junkies, and some professional skateboarders.



Taproot - The Making Of Welcome (2002)




In 2002 Taproot released their second major label album Welcome. The CD's enhanced content includes a making of documentary on which Mike Shinoda can be seen in the studio with the band. Taproot was managed by Linkin Park's former singer Mark Wakefield at the time and both bands toured together three times in 2001, first on the Street Soldiers Tour, then on the Back To School Tour and later during Ozzfest. The Reanimation track "P5hng Me A*wy" features vocals by Taproot frontman Stephen Richards.



Hoobastank - Same Direction (The Sequel) [2004]




Two music videos exist for Hoobastank's "Same Direction," meant to be both a prequel and sequel to the video of their hit single "The Reason." In "The Sequel," the band is seen holding auditions for vocalist with Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Kanye West and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) being canditates for the spot that is ultimately filled by their actual singer Doug Robb. Hoobastank was a supporting act for Linkin Park on the Meteora North American Tour in 2004. The two groups had known each other since highschool. Mark Wakefield's and Brad Delson's first band, The Pricks, was an opening act for Hoobastank's debut show in June 1995.



Orgy - Trans Global Spectacle - 1997 To 2004 (2005)




Orgy's documentary film "Trans Global Spectacle - 1997 To 2004" features a special music video for "Platinum" which includes footage of Chester Bennington performing "Fiction (Dreams In Digital)" with the group at Vault 350 in Long Beach, California on October 15, 2004. In an interview to LPLive, Ryan Shuck confirmed this was the only time Chester joined Orgy on stage.



Mötley Crüe featuring Chester Bennington - Home Sweet Home (2005)




In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, MTV, VH1 and CMT put together the ReAct Now: Music & Relief benefit concert to raise funds for the victims. Originally scheduled to record his performance in Los Angeles, Chester Bennington flew to Nashville when he learned Mötley Crüe were taking part in the concert. He joined the band to sing a rendition of their classic "Home Sweet Home" and afterwards they recorded a studio version for a benefit single. The music video for this single was directed by Mötley Crüe's publicist Katie McNeil and shows videos of Katrina rescues along with studio footage and the live performance from the ReAct Now concert.



Alien Ant Farm - BUSted: The Definitive DVD (2006)




Alien Ant Farm has toured twice with Linkin Park: at the Street Soldiers Tour in 2001 and the Meteora European Tour in 2003. Their documentary film "BUSted: The Definitive DVD" includes a backstage clip of both bands during the September 06, 2003 show in Paris, France and cuts to a clip of Marky Chavez (Adema), Dryden Mitchell (Alien Ant Farm) and Aaron Lewis (Staind) on stage with Linkin Park after the three vocalists performed on "One Step Closer." Chester has joined the band on stage in the past to sing "Attitude."



Apathy - The Winter (2007)




Mike Shinoda appears on the music video for Fort Minor collaborator Apathy's single "The Winter" from his 2006 album Eastern Philosophy. The track is a collaboration with New Jersey singer Blue Raspberry.



The Used - Berth (2007)




The Used's 2007 live album "Berth" includes a documentary film with a chapter about Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Tour in 2004. Vocalist Bert McCracken can be seen watching Linkin Park play "Numb" from the side of the stage before joining them for "Faint." Jonathan Davis (Korn), who sang "One Step Closer" with Linkin Park during the tour, is also seen.



Busta Rhymes featuring Linkin Park - We Made It (2008)




The video for "We Made It" was directed by Chris Robinson and filmed at the same location where Linkin Park was photographed for their Meteora artwork. Mike and Chester are the only Linkin Park members in the video. It features cameo appearances from Styles Of Beyond, Bishop Lamont and Lamar Odom. The clean version of the song (with different lyrics) was used in the video.



Julien-K - Kick The Bass (2009)




The music video for Julien-K's debut single "Kick The Bass" was directed by Ryan Rickett in collaboration with Playboy. The video premiered on the magazine's official website with a censored version being released later on YouTube. Chester Bennington and his wife Talinda (a former Playboy model herself) star in the video with the band. The footage was reused on the "Kick The Bass (She Wants Revenge Remix)" video edited by Bobby Hewitt (Orgy).



Kenna & Lupe Fiasco - Resurrection (2010)




In 2010, Linkin Park and Music For Relief put together a charity album titled Download To Donate For Haiti to raise money to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Mike Shinoda worked on several tracks that made the album and one of them was the single "Resurrection" performed by Kenna and Lupe Fiasco. The song was built on top of the Linkin Park instrumental "Universe," now available on the LPU XIII compilation. Because of this, Mike is credited as producer on "Resurrection" and is shown at the very beginning of the music video.



Steve Aoki featuring Linkin Park - Darker Than Blood (2015)




The music video for Steve Aoki's second collaboration with Linkin Park shows Aoki working with Mike Shinoda on the cure for a zombie apocalypse. The song was started around the same time as "A Light That Never Comes."



Watsky - Lovely Thing Suite Pt 3: Roses (2017)




In 2017, Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington met with rapper Watsky and drummer Chukwudi Hodge in the studio. Chester was reportedly a fan of Watsky and wanted to meet him. During the meeting they played around with some music that never went anywhere. A few days later Chester passed away and Watsky dedicated his music video for "Lovely Thing Suite: Roses" to him.



Machine Gun Kelly - 27 (2018)




Machine Gun Kelly's music video for "27" includes footage of Linkin Park's performance at Impact Festival in Kraków, Poland on June 15, 2017 when he joined the band on stage to rap a verse of his song "What I Do" over the bridge of "Bleed It Out."



Martin Garrix and Pierce Fulton featuring Mike Shinoda - Waiting For Tomorrow (2018)




During the One More Light sessions, Martin Garrix and Pierce Fulton recorded a collaboration with Linkin Park members Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson titled "Waiting For Tomorrow." Among these musicians, Mike Shinoda is the only one to appear in the music video.



Mark Morton feat. Chester Bennington - Cross Off (2019)




"Cross Off" was Chester Bennington's first posthumous single. The track was recorded in collaboration with Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton and Trivium members Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent for Morton's debut solo album. The official music video shows the band playing beside an empty microphone stand in tribute to Chester.



Machine Gun Kelly - Hollywood Whore (2019)




Machine Gun Kelly pays tribute to Chester Bennington on his music video for "Hollywood Whore." The words "R.I.P. Chester Bennington" can be seen flashing very fast towards the end of the video.



Scott Stapp - Gone Too Soon (Visualizer) [2019]




Scott Stapp's (Creed) solo single "Gone Too Soon" was partly inspired by the deaths Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington within the space of two months. The visualizer / lyric video for the song pays tribute to them and other fellow musicians who had recently passed. It includes footage of Chester and Chris singing "Hunger Strike" on August 24, 2008 in Woodlands, Texas during the Projekt Revolution Tour. The full proshot video of this performance was originally available on Cornell's official YouTube channel for a limited time in 2008. Stapp met Chester back in 2002 while Linkin Park was recording Meteora.



Disturbed - Hold On To Memories (Live Video) [2019]




The official live video for "Hold On To Memories" has Disturbed performing the song to an audience while footage from their over two decades as a band is shown behind them. This includes various clips of Chester Bennington on stage with the band during Ozzfest 2001 to perform a cover of "Walk," originally by Pantera. Some of the confirmed shows where this happened are Camden, Portland, Mansfield and Wantagh. In some of these shows Disturbed was joined by both Chester and the late Drowning Pool singer Dave Williams.



(Hed) P.E. - Touring For Broke: A (hed)p.e. Film (2020)




In celebration of the 20th anniversary of (Hed) P.E.'s second studio album, the band's former guitarist Chad "Chizad" Benekos put together a film titled "Touring For Broke: A (hed)p.e. Film" documenting the album's touring cycle. The documentary features backstage footage from Linkin Park's Countdown To Revolution in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on November 30, 2001 on which Chester Bennington is seen singing an acoustic cover of "Pets" by Porno For Pyros.



(Hed) P.E. - I Got You (Touring For Broke Music Video) [2020]




Still as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Broke, Chad Benekos put together a brand new music video for the song "I Got You." Some of the footage is taken from Zeta's Bonzai Show in Miami, Florida on April 27, 2001. This is one of several shows where Chester joined the band on stage to perform "Bartender." After LPLive contacted Benekos about the footage, he released on his YouTube channel a video of "One Step Closer" from the same show featuring (Hed) P.E.'s frontman Jared Gomes.

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