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Song by Linkin Park from the album LP Underground Eleven
Recorded 1999
Released November 15, 2011
Writer Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Mark Wakefield, Dave Farrell

LP Underground Eleven track listing
  1. YO (MTM Demo)
  2. Slip (1998 Unreleased Hybrid Theory Demo)
  3. Soundtrack (Meteora Demo)
  4. In The End (Demo)
  5. Program (Meteora Demo)
  6. Bang Three (What I've Done Original Demo)
  7. Robot Boy (Test Mix, Optional Vocal Take)
  8. Broken Foot (Meteora Demo)
  9. Esaul (A Place For My Head Demo)
  10. Blue (1998 Unreleased Hybrid Theory Demo)

"Slip" is the second track on LP Underground Eleven. The song is one of Mike Shinoda's favorite Hybrid Theory demos.[1][2]


"Slip" was written when Linkin Park was still called "Xero" and had Mark Wakefield on vocals. The song was later recorded and reworked with Chester Bennington.

On the booklet of the LP Underground Eleven CD, Mike Shinoda wrote: "We did various versions of this song, but never felt compelled to release the song. It has never been released until now. It was in the first batch of songs (with "Blue") that we worked on together when Chester joined the band."

Although the track title says "1998", the version on the LPU CD features Chester on vocals, meaning it was recorded after 1998.

In Jeff Blue's book "One Step Closer: From Xero to #1: Becoming Linkin Park", he explained that recording for Hybrid Theory began on March 7, 2000 at NRG Studios. Rob's drum tracking began on March 14 and he tracked drums for "Slip" on March 16.[3]


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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Slip (1998 Unreleased Hybrid Theory Demo) LP Underground Eleven

Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition)

3:30 1999 November 15, 2011


Hybrid Theory can be seen rehearsing a version of the song in a studio in Hollywood Blvd. & Ivar with bassist Scott Koziol during the episodes "jammin with linkin park" and "DJ Joe of Linkin Park" of Marc Ostrick's webseries Lockout, recorded on February 24, 2000. The guitar riff heard on the video at the beginning of the song is in the bridge of the LPU 11 demo. Rob's drum part is more complex in the video version too.



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