But they didn’t do it alone.
The band were joined for their rendition of the Meteora belter by noneother than Mr. Mike Shinoda himself, who crashed the massive stage to deliver some additional guitar lines and, of course, rap his trademark verses.
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley took over the melodic chorus parts traditionally performed by the late Chester Bennington, and as the performance came to a close, Whibley raised his hand to the sky and shouted “Chester, we miss you!”
And FYI Deryck actually did an amazing job at singing Chester’s parts, like, creepily amazing.
“Never thought I’d see ‘Faint’ ever performed live after Chester’s death,” one fan frothed on Twitter following the performance. “Then Sum 41 bring out Mike Shinoda and fulfill a dream of mine. What a show.”
“Best day of my life,” another added. “Saw Mike Shinoda then Sum 41 brought him back on to collab a Linkin Park song!”
See what you make of it for yourself below.
Never thought I’d see “Faint” ever performed live after Chester’s death. Then Sum 41 bring out Mike Shinoda and fulfill a dream of mine What a show.
— James Boulton (@Jamie_Boulton) August 25, 2018
Best day of my life. Saw mike shinoda then sum 41 brought him back on to collab a linkin park song!
— Ali Mitchell. (@Alimitch95) August 25, 2018
as if sum 41 just brought out mike shinoda to play faint at reading
never hated myself more for not going now
— michael scott (@Ghentyy) August 25, 2018
Sum 41 did a Linkin Park number with Mike Shinoda! Fecking fantastic!!
— Coffinsandme 击🦇 (@mandychoccy) August 25, 2018