"Doing this show is one of the hardest things I think that we've ever made a decision to do", said Mike Shinoda.
"Our special guest on this one is our favourite special guest of the whole night", he said. And that's fucked up to say because of all these great people that have come out tonight, and if I say that, then that makes them look bad. "Love you guys", bandmate Mike Shinoda wrote in a Twitter post last month.
Well done all around by Linkin Park - meaningful, and authentic, and real.