Guilty All The Same

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"Guilty All The Same"
Single by Linkin Park
from the album The Hunting Party
Working title Blinky
Recorded 2013-2014
Released March 07, 2014
Format Digital
Length 05:55
Stems LPAssociation Monthly Mix-up Contest (March 2014)
Time signature 4/4
Tempo 200
Key D Minor
Live debut May 24, 2014
Last played January 18, 2015
Writer(s) Linkin Park, William Griffin
Producer(s) Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda
Label Warner Bros., Machine Shop
Linkin Park singles chronology

A Light That Never Comes (2013) Guilty All The Same (2014) Until It's Gone (2014)

The Hunting Party track listing
  1. Keys To The Kingdom
  2. All For Nothing (feat. Page Hamilton)
  3. Guilty All The Same (feat. Rakim)
  4. The Summoning
  5. War
  6. Wastelands
  7. Until It's Gone
  8. Rebellion (feat. Daron Malakian)
  9. Mark The Graves
  10. Drawbar (feat. Tom Morello)
  11. Final Masquerade
  12. A Line In The Sand

Background

"Guilty All The Same" caused some internal controversy with it being the lead single. Mike Shinoda revealed that the label was pushing the band to release a song like "Until It's Gone" or "Final Masquerade" as the lead single, but the band was adamant that it had to be "Guilty All The Same" to get their message across.[1] Chester Bennington later revealed that the band had started out writing softer, poppier songs before Shinoda decided he wanted to change gears, and brought in what would eventually become "Guilty All The Same", and Shinoda later revealed that "Guilty All The Same" was one of the songs that helped define the direction The Hunting Party would go in.[2][3] "Guilty All The Same" was also the first song on The Hunting Party that Rob Bourdon recorded drums for, and had to work up to it for a month.[4]

While writing the song, Shinoda knew he wanted a rap verse in the song, but felt it would be too predictable for him to do it. He jokingly asked if they could get Rakim, one of Shinoda's idols, in to do the verse, and the engineer told Shinoda that he could get in contact with Rakim. Within a week, Shinoda was on the phone with Rakim, and got him to do the verse during the bridge.[5] Rakim drove out to LA, and was working on and perfecting his verse the entire time. He was still working on it in the studio before he went in to record it.[6] Shinoda went on to cite the verse as an example of why Rakim is one of his favorite rappers, and that it is the "perfect mix of technicality, content, and emotional expression".[7][8]

The song was also pitched to Daron Malakian, who featured on "Rebellion", but he felt he had nothing to add to "Guilty All The Same".[9]

Remix

On December 24, 2014, several members from the Linkin Park Association community teamed up to release a remix album of The Hunting Party titled Viscera. The album was later released to the LP Underground on June 18, 2015 after the band received the full rights to distribute the album. There were two remixes of "Guilty All The Same" released on the album. One, titled "Smokescreen", was done by minuteforce and Shurpi and remixes only Rakim's verse and the chorus on the song. The second, done by MKH, includes a verse from "Breaking The Habit". The instrumental version of the remixes were released on February 28, 2015.

Tracklist

Digital Single

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Guilty All The Same (featuring Rakim) Linkin Park, William Griffin 5:55

Promo Single

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Guilty All The Same (Radio Edit) Linkin Park, William Griffin 3:52

Music Video

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Studio

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Guilty All The Same (feat. Rakim) Guilty All The Same

The Hunting Party

5:55 2013-2014 March 6, 2014
  • Features vocals by Rakim.
Guilty All The Same (Shorter Edit) Guilty All The Same (Promo) 3:53 2013-2014 2014
  • Shorter intro.
  • Without Rakim.
  • Labeled as "Guilty All The Same (Radio Edit)" on some releases.
Guilty All The Same (Project Spark: Linkin Park Version) 7:06 2013-2014 March 25, 2014
  • Longer intro.
  • Subtle "explosion"-esque sounds throughout as a result of the game.
  • Short extended outro.
Guilty All The Same (Instrumental) The Hunting Party: Acapellas + Instrumentals 5:54 2013-2014 August 12, 2014
  • Official instrumental version.
Guilty All the Same (feat. Rakim) (Acapella) The Hunting Party: Acapellas + Instrumentals 5:53 2013-2014 August 12, 2014
  • Official acapella version.

Remix

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Smokescreen Viscera 2:16 2014 December 24, 2014
  • Remix by minuteforce and Shurpi.
  • Released on LPAssociation for free download on December 24, 2014 in AAC, MP3 and FLAC formats.
  • Released to LP Underground members for free download on June 18, 2015 in MP3 format.
  • The band obtained all the rights to the album.
Guilty All The Same: MKH Viscera 4:16 2014 December 24, 2014
  • Remix by MKH.
  • Released on LPAssociation for free download on December 24, 2014 in AAC, MP3 and FLAC formats.
  • Released to LP Underground members for free download on June 18, 2015 in MP3 format.
  • The band obtained all the rights to the album.
Smokescreen (Instrumental) Viscera (Instrumentals) 2:16 2014 February 28, 2015
  • Remix by minuteforce and Shurpi.
  • Instrumental version.
  • Released on LPAssociation for free download on February 28, 2015 in AAC, MP3 and FLAC formats.
Guilty All The Same: MKH (Instrumental) Viscera (Instrumentals) 4:16 2014 February 28, 2015
  • Remix by MKH.
  • Instrumental version.
  • Released on LPAssociation for free download on February 28, 2015 in AAC, MP3 and FLAC formats.

Live

"Guilty All The Same" got its live debut at the first show of The Hunting Party touring cycle at KFMA Day 2014. For the first several shows it was played at, it suffered from technical difficulties including Brad and Mike's guitars turning off, and very noticeable auto tune on Chester's voice. At every show it was played at except one, it opened the show with either "Mashup Intro #1" during the European summer tour or "Mashup Intro #2" for Carnivores and beyond. At the band's surprise show at Warped Tour, Mike Hranica & Jeremy DePoyster from The Devils Wears Prada came out on the second verse to perform the song with the band, and is the only time this song has had guests on it. Starting at Rock In Rio USA, "Guilty All The Same" was dropped from the set, presumably to make room for "A Line In The Sand". In a LPU Chat, Mike confirmed that "Guilty All The Same" was dropped due to Rob having shoulder problems playing it and Brad hurting his wrist playing it.[10]

Variations

Last Updated: December 26, 2015

Type Description First Played Last Played
Outro "War" Outro Sample Transition July 24, 2014 July 24, 2014

Live Guests

Last Updated: December 26, 2015

  • Benjamin Chandler (replacing Brad Delson)
  • Jeremy DePoyster (The Devil Wears Prada)
  • Mike Hrancia (The Devil Wears Prada)
  • Warren Willis (replacing Joe Hahn)

Promotion

Personnel

Linkin Park is

  • Chester Bennington
  • Rob Bourdon
  • Brad Delson
  • Phoenix
  • Joe Hahn
  • Mike Shinoda

Production

  • Produced by Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
  • Lyrics & Vocals by Mike Shionda and Chester Bennington
  • "Guilty All The Same" co-written by William Griffin
  • Background Vocals by Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon, and Phoenix
  • Additional Lyrics by Brad Delson
  • Engineering by Ethan Mates and Mike Shinoda
  • Digital editing by Josh Newell
  • Assistant Engineer: Alejandro Baima
  • Additional Assistant Engineers: Brendan Dekora and Jennifer Langdon
  • Studio Electro Tech: Warren Willis
  • Studio Drum Tech: Jerry Johnson
  • Album Production Coordination: Ryan DeMarti
  • Recorded at Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA
  • Additional Recording at EastWest Studios and Glenwood Place Studios
  • Mixed by Andy Wallace
  • Pro Tools Engineered by Paul Suarez
  • Assisted by Del Bowers
  • Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge
  • Assisted by Rich Morales

Additional Musicians

  • Additional Vocals by Rakim

Lyrics

In Other Media

  • "Guilty All The Same" is featured in the 2014 videogame EA Sports UFC.
  • "Guilty All The Same" is featured in Linkin Park's 2014 videogame LP Recharge - Wastelands.
  • "Guilty All The Same" was released in 2015 as part of a DLC for the 2013 videogame Rocksmith 2014.

External Links

  • Guilty All The Same (feat. Rakim) (Lyric Video): LPTV
  • Guilty All The Same (feat. Rakim) (Project Spark: Linkin Park Version): LPTV

References

  1. Linkin Park Association, December 2015
  2. Newshub, April 2014
  3. Twitter, June 2014
  4. Twitter, June 2014
  5. HipHopDX, March 2014
  6. Noisey, April 2014
  7. Twitter, June 2014
  8. Twitter, June 2014
  9. TheBlackoutShow, May 2014
  10. 7/31/15 Mike LPU Chat Recap - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, July 31, 2015