BTS Gets A Shoutout From Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda is uniting fandoms and bringing back BTS’s rookie days.

If you’re a BTS fan and a Linkin Park fan, prepare yourself. Your worlds are about to collide!

In American music, Linkin Park is considered a pioneer in cross-genre alternative rock, having blended heavy metal, rock, and hip-hop, especially in their early days. Although the band has been around for decades, their popularity skyrocketed in the early to mid-2000s.

For many fans, Linkin Park’s music was part of their grade school and/or high school experience, and not just in the west. Jungkook loved Linkin Park back in BTS‘s rookie days.

Here he is, lip-syncing to “Given Up”, feat. on air guitar…

…and their audience.

The clip, taken from a classic “Bangtan Bomb” YouTube video recently caught the attention of Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda.

He retweeted this clip, uniting BTS’s ARMY and Linkin Park’s soldiers.

For many fans, this moment is a dream come true. Both Linkin Park and BTS have changed the world with their music, as well as the lives of those who listen to it.

First step: shoutout. Next step: collaboration?