Rolling In The Deep (Adele Cover)

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"Rolling In The Deep (Adele Cover)"
Single by Linkin Park
from the album iTunes Festival: London 2011
Recorded July 4, 2011
Released July 7, 2011
Format Digital
Length 04:24
Live debut June 21, 2011
Last played July 4, 2011
Writer(s) Adele, Paul Epworth
Producer(s) Mike Shinoda, Rick Rubin
Label Warner Bros
Linkin Park singles chronology

Iridescent (2011) Rolling In The Deep (Adele Cover) (2011) Burn It Down (2012)

iTunes Festival: London 2011 track listing
  1. Iridescent (Live)
  2. Waiting For The End (Live)
  3. Rolling In The Deep (Live)
  4. The Catalyst (Live)
  5. Papercut (Live)
  6. Bleed It Out (Live)


"Rolling in the Deep" is a song recorded by British recording artist Adele for her second studio album, 21. The song was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. The singer herself describes it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune".

The song was reportedly inspired by a Nashville-schooled US tour bus driver, and composed by Epworth and Adele in a single afternoon following Adele's breakup with her boyfriend. It was "her reaction to, 'being told that my life was going to be boring and lonely and rubbish, and that I was a weak person if I didn't stay in the relationship. I was very insulted, and wrote that as a sort of "fuck you".'"

The song was performed twice by Linkin Park, once as an acoustic version by Mike and Chester along with some help from Brad and Rob on a shaker at the 2011 LPU Summit in Germany, and once at the 2011 iTunes Festival, where Linkin Park performed an acoustic version of the song as part of their set, with Chester Bennington as the lead vocalist and Mike Shinoda on the piano. A recording of this last performance was released to the iTunes Store as a single, debuting at number 42 on the UK Singles Chart. The track was later released as part of the band's iTunes Festival: London 2011 EP.

Other artists who covered the song include OneRepublic, Panic! At the Disco, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Mike Posner, Nicole Scherzinger, David Cook, Ariana Grande, Haley Reinhart, The Overtones, Lil Wayne, Kassidy, Black Stone Cherry, Celine Dion, Patti Smith, PS22 Chorus, Quentin Elias, Go Radio, Misha B, Vazquez Sounds, Connie Talbot, Amyst, Auryn, Gille, Straight No Chaser, Nathan Sykes, and Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff of Glee.


iTunes Single

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Rolling In The Deep (Live) Adkins Adele, Epworth Paul 4:24


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


Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Rolling In The Deep (Live) Rolling In The Deep (Live From iTunes Festival: London 2011)

iTunes Festival: London 2011

4:24 July 04, 2011 July 7, 2011
  • Adele cover.
  • The live EP was released a day after the digital single.


"Rolling In The Deep" is an obvious staple for Adele's live performances, but it's a rare appearance in Linkin Park's live show. It has only been performed twice by the band, and those two performances were completely different. The first performance occurred at the acoustic set at the Hamburg, Germany LPU Summit in 2011. This acoustic version featuring Mike and Chester only was performed in place of a soundcheck of "QWERTY", as the band were opting for something else out of the ordinary. The other version, a piano version also featuring just Mike and Chester, was performed at the end of the same tour by the request of iTunes at the iTunes Festival in London, England. It replaced "Blackout" in the setlist. This performance was released as a standalone single and was never performed again.


Last Updated: September 8, 2016

Type Description First Played Last Played
Alternative Acoustic (Mike & Chester) June 21, 2011 June 21, 2011
Alternative Piano Version (Mike & Chester) July 4, 2011 July 4, 2011



  • Chester Bennington
  • Mike Shinoda


External Links

  • Rolling In The Deep (iTunes Festival 2011) - LPTV