We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us Volume 15 (with Mike Shinoda of Fort Minor)
It took us all one step closer to the edge.
Photos by Derek Scancarelli
Hey look, Mike Shinoda a.k.a. the coolest rapper from Linkin Park and Fort Minor came to our office to hang out because Noisey is the best! While he was here, we decided we would be really inhospitable to him by dragging him into our most punishing feature series and having him review literally whatever you sent us. Not many humans can withstand this torment, since you monsters send the worst things possible to us. But Mike is a true warrior, and sat down with us to listen to whatever the hell you all came up with. Check out what we suffered through, and read our profile of the man himself right here.
Smash Mouth - All Star
Mike: I don’t know if I've ever seen this whole video. Oh, this is from the movie Mystery Men! Our bass player Dave, when he joined the band, told people his name was “The Phoenix.” It was a joke, because having a stage name is kinda ridiculous. Anyway, he got that name from this movie. And people took it seriously, and they printed it! I guess the joke’s on him though, because now he’s in Linkin Park and people literally have “Phoenix” tattoos. But the good news is that Dave has a great sense of humor—like, he went in to his own Wikipedia page and put in that he was a certified master BBQer. And that started showing up in interviews.
Kim: My mom loves this band, but she legitimately has serious brain damage, so.
John: My mom rented a copy of Mystery Men on VHS when I was younger, and I think I was really bummed she didn’t get Small Soldiers instead. Also was the whole glasses/bucket hat/soul patch look a thing? Very Wheatus.