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    Mon, 24 Oct 2011 07:32:04

    Linkin Park Transform Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" - See ARTISTdirect.com editor and "Dolor" author Rick Florino's exclusive review...

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    So, if you haven't heard Linkin Park's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", you really have to now!

    You can get it on the band's iTunes Festival: London 2011 – EP, and it's the best cover of this year.

    As the crowd slowly begins clapping along, Mike Shinoda plays out the terse piano intro with unparalleled unease and jazzy intensity. Chester Bennington sings the verse with a pointed and soulful delivery that immediately sparks a cheers and singing. As Shinoda's piano continues to stoke the energy, Bennington belts out the tune's immortal hook via his one-of-a-kind wail. It's a stripped and soaring rendition of the song that must undoubtedly put a smile on Adele's face. Shinoda and Bennington preserve the song's pop prowess while adding their own flourishes of personal soul that separate it and bring it to a new level.

    Given the group's penchant for collaborations, they really need to hop in the studio with Adele and cut a version of the track.

    Watch the band cover "Rolling in the Deep" live below!

    Rick Florino

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