Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has recalled a prank where the band's crew moved hotel furniture into an elevator.

The musician is often travelling with the rest of the group, which means hotel stays for Mike and his band members Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell and Joe Hahn.

The 35-year-old says the rockers and their entourage know how to keep themselves entertained when away from home.

"There was a time when my band and crew - but particularly the crew - had a favourite prank. In the middle of the night they'd remove all the furniture from somebody's room and do one of two things with it," he explained to Kerrang! magazine.

"They'd either put it all in the elevator, so when the doors opened literally everything would be in there, like something out of a cartoon. Or they would wait until one of the guys in the crew got drunk enough, remove all the furniture, and set it up outside the hotel in the exact same positions. They'd move the guy as well, so when he woke up all his furniture was in the same place but there were no walls, and he'd be looking around, wondering what the hell was going on."

Mike has also been guilty of partying a little too hard when away with the band.

He recalled an incident when he managed to lose all the other guys after one too many drinks.

"I managed to lose my entire band in Tokyo once," he laughed.

"We were in this club where they served beer in these tiny little cups and you couldn't keep track of how much you were drinking... I sat down on the kerb, and the next thing I know I'm waking up again at 4am on my own in the back streets of Tokyo."