[Interview] What Would Linkin Park Miss Without Electricity?

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We asked Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington what they’d miss most without power and while we were kinda hoping one of them would say something like, “underwater basket weaving,” but their answers were sooooo sweet as is.

Why did we ask the guys this question? Welp, in the second installment of our virtual shrine to Linkin Park, we told y’all about their incredible work with Power The World — the band’s campaign that gives solar-powered light bulbs to communities in need. We also learned that, according to the UN, 1 in 5 people in the world live without electricity! So we HAD to ask Mike and Chester what they’d miss the most without electricity. Watch their responses below.

+WATCH: What would Mike Shinoda miss most without electricity?

Right now, most of the people we love are just a Tweet or a phone call away. We often take advantage of this fact, but Mike knows how lucky we are. “I have a lot of friends and family that are far away…and not being able to just immediately contact them would be really difficult,” he said. Um, do you LOVE HIM as much as I do?

+WATCH: What would Chester Bennington miss most without electricity?

“If I had no access to electricity, I would probably miss just about everything,” said Chester. “I’m pretty sure that I would be able to name a thousand things that I would miss.”

What would you miss most without power? Your family? Your computer? Your hair dryer? Without power, Pauly D wouldn’t have been able to give Michael Cera this classic guido blowout:

Photo: Ha! Does anyone else remember Michael Cera’s MTV Jersey Shore makeover? (MTV)

I spent a lot of my childhood in a village in Zimbabwe without electricity (but with hair that stood up almost as tall as Pauly D’s does…naturally), and let me tell you — walking from the huts to the bathroom, which was a hole in the ground in a nearby field, in the pitch-black African bush was NOT fun. It’s easy to take having electricity for granted, but let’s not forget how lucky we are.

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