The Guitars of Linkin Park


For the "master directory" of all of my guitar tabs, click HERE. This page features links to each individual tab, organized by album/category. If a song is listed here but not hyperlinked, it means I haven't tabbed it yet. Updates to this section will be announced via the News page, rather than being posted here like they were in the early days of the website. As far as options for viewing/downloading these tabs go, they should appear with proper formatting in any Mac/PC browser window (the opening paragraph will be one extremely long line if you don't have word wrap turned on, but other than that, everything should look correct). Default Windows text editors like Wordpad/Notepad tend to screw up the formatting if you try to download the .txt files to your computer (I have no idea why - I create all of these tabs in Notepad in the first place, and they look fine when I upload them!). However, I've recently discovered that Notepad++ (an incredibly small, versatile, and free program that I highly recommend) will actually display them with proper formatting! Again, make sure word wrap is turned on (View > Word Wrap) if you want the intro paragraph to display properly (just make sure the window size is big enough that the tab itself doesn't start wrapping!). Unfortunately, it's only available for PC, although as a guy with very limited experience on a Mac, I'm not sure what text editor options are out there in the first place, or if the formatting even gets screwed up on a Mac in the first place.

I'm also currently unaware of any feasible method of viewing my tabs on mobile devices...they obviously "work" in the literal sense, but good luck figuring out a way to get them to display with proper formatting in a readable text size on a screen that small (if anybody's had success, feel free to prove me wrong - I've been trying on my iPhone for almost two years)!

Xero - Demo (1997)

Rhinestone      (Studio)
Reading My Eyes (Studio/Live)
Fuse            (Studio)
Stick N Move    (Studio)

*Note: The live version of "Reading My Eyes" refers to the version performed by Linkin Park occasionally in 2006 and 2008. All of these songs were likely performed live by Xero/Hybrid Theory during the band's early days, but no recordings of any live performances from this period exist.

Hybrid Theory EP (1999)

Carousel     (Studio)
Step Up      (Studio/Live)
And One      (Studio/Live)
High Voltage (Studio)
Part of Me   (Studio)

*Note: All of the live versions listed for this EP refer to the versions performed live by Linkin Park from 2000 to 2002. No recordings of live performances by Hybrid Theory prior to the band's name change exist, and the earliest available Linkin Park live recording is from August of 2000. "Carousel" is also known to have been performed live at some point in the band's early days, but no recordings of it have ever surfaced. The version of "High Voltage" performed live was the remix version, not the original Hybrid Theory EP version, so it can be found under the "Misc. Linkin Park Songs" section.

Hybrid Theory (2000)

Papercut            (Studio/Live)
One Step Closer     (Studio/Live - 1 Guitar/Live - 2 Guitars)
With You            (Studio/Live)
Points of Authority (Studio/Live)
Crawling            (Studio/Live)
Runaway             (Studio/Live)
By Myself           (Studio/Live)
In the End          (Studio/Live)
A Place for My Head (Studio/Live)
Forgotten           (Studio/Live)
Cure for the Itch   (Studio - String/Piano Transcription)
Pushing Me Away     (Studio/Live)

Reanimation (2002)

PTS.OF.ATHRTY     (Studio)
P5HNG ME A*WY     (Studio/Live)
PLC.4 MIE HD     (Studio)
X-Ecutioner Style (Studio)
H! VLTG3          (Studio)
WTH>YOU           (Studio)
PPR:KUT           (Studio)
RNW@Y             (Studio)
BY_MYSLF          (Studio)
1STP KLOSR        (Studio)
KRWLNG            (Studio)

Meteora (2003)

Don't Stay         (Studio/Live)
Somewhere I Belong (Studio/Live/Live Intros)
Lying from You     (Studio/Live)
Hit the Floor      (Studio/Live)
Easier to Run      (Studio/Live)
Faint              (Studio/Live)
Figure.09          (Studio/Live)
Breaking the Habit (Studio/Live)
From the Inside    (Studio/Live)
Nobody's Listening (Studio/Live)
Session            (Studio)
Numb               (Studio/Live)

Collision Course (2004)

Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying from You           (Studio/Live)
Jigga What/Faint                                (Studio/Live)
Numb/Encore                                     (Studio/Live)
Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer (Studio/Live)

Mike Shinoda - MTV Video Music Awards Score (2005)

Teletronic (Studio)
Catharsis  (Studio)
Saturday   (Studio)
Montreal   (Studio)
Selector   (Studio)
A.15       (Studio)
Madison    (Studio - Long Version/Studio - Short Version)

Fort Minor - The Rising Tied (2005)

Remember the Name (Studio)
Right Now         (Studio)
Back Home         (Studio)
Cigarettes        (Studio)
Get Me Gone       (Studio)
Kenji             (Studio/Live)
Red to Black      (Studio)
There They Go     (Studio)

*Note: Fort Minor didn't have a guitarist in their touring band during their original run, so there are no live version tabs for any Fort Minor songs, with the exception of "Kenji," as that song was performed with guitar during Mike's solo tours beginning in 2018. All other instances of songs that featured guitar work in Mike's 2018 solo performances (as well as the handful of solo performances under the Fort Minor name in 2015) can be found in either the "Post Traumatic" or "Misc. Fort Minor/Mike Solo Songs" sections.

Minutes to Midnight (2007)

Wake                            (Studio/Live)
Given Up                        (Studio/Live)
Leave Out All the Rest          (Studio/Live)
Bleed It Out                    (Studio/Live)
Shadow of the Day               (Studio/Live)
What I've Done                  (Studio/Live 1/Live 2)
Hands Held High                 (Studio/Live)
No More Sorrow                  (Studio/Live)
Valentine's Day                 (Studio/Live)
In Between                      (Studio/Live)
In Pieces                       (Studio/Live)
The Little Things Give You Away (Studio/Live)

MMM...COOKIES: Sweet Hamster Like Jewels from America! (2008)

Bubbles         (Studio)
No Laundry      (Studio)
Da Bloos        (Studio)
PB N' Jellyfish (Studio)

Dead By Sunrise - Out of Ashes (2009)

Fire               (Studio/Live)
Crawl Back In      (Studio/Live)
Too Late           (Studio/Live)
Inside of Me       (Studio/Live)
Let Down           (Studio/Live)
Give Me Your Name  (Studio)
My Suffering       (Studio/Live)
Condemned          (Studio/Live)
Into You           (Studio/Live)
End of the World   (Studio/Live)
Walking in Circles (Studio/Live)
In the Darkness    (Studio/Live)

Linkin Park Underground 9: Demos (2009)

A-Six            (Studio)
Faint (Demo)     (Studio)
Fear             (Studio)
Figure.09 (Demo) (Studio)
Across the Line  (Studio)
Drawing          (Studio)
Drum Song        (Studio)

*Note: "A-Six" has never been performed live. However, a portion of "A.06," the shorter piece based on the same composition, has been performed live on occasion. That song can be found in the "Misc. Linkin Park Songs" section.

A Thousand Suns (2010)

Burning in the Skies  (Studio/Live)
When They Come for Me (Studio/Live)
Robot Boy             (Studio)
Jornada del Muerto    (Studio/Live)
Waiting for the End   (Studio/Live)
Blackout              (Studio)
Wretches and Kings    (Studio/Live)
Iridescent            (Studio/Live)
The Catalyst          (Studio/Live)
The Messenger         (Studio/Live)

*Note: The full live version of "Blackout" didn't have any guitar in it. However, the shortened instrumental version performed in 2014-2015 did. That version of the song can be found in the "Live-Only Linkin Park Songs" section.

LP Underground X: Demos (2010)

What We Don't Know                (Studio)
Pale                              (Studio)
Pretend to Be                     (Studio)
What I've Done (M. Shinoda Remix) (Studio)
Halo                              (Studio)

Linkin Park Underground Eleven (2011)

Yo                   (Studio)
Slip                 (Studio)
Soundtrack           (Studio)
In the End (Demo)    (Studio)
Program              (Studio)
Bang Three           (Studio)
Robot Boy (Test Mix) (Studio)
Broken Foot          (Studio)
Esaul                (Studio)
Blue                 (Studio)

*Note: "Slip" was likely performed by Hybrid Theory/Linkin Park in 1999/2000 (it can be seen being rehearsed on Marc Ostrick's "Lockout" episode about Hybrid Theory), but no live recordings of it have ever surfaced, so a live version tab isn't available. Rehearsal footage of the band performing "Esaul" can also be found on the Frat Party at the Pankake Festival DVD, but again, no actual live performances of the song in that early form have surfaced, and the audio quality of the rehearsal footage is far too poor to make a tab from.

Living Things (2012)

LOST IN THE ECHO  (Studio/Live)
IN MY REMAINS     (Studio/Live)
BURN IT DOWN      (Studio/Live)
I'LL BE GONE      (Studio)
CASTLE OF GLASS   (Studio/Live)
VICTIMIZED        (Studio)
TINFOIL           (Studio/Live)
POWERLESS         (Studio)

*Note: The live version of "VICTIMIZED" is not included here, as live performances of that song always came in the form of a mashup with "QWERTY." That tab can be found in the "Live-Only Linkin Park Songs" section. The live version of "ROADS UNTRAVELED" refers to the version performed at the Hollywood Bowl tribute to Chester show in October of 2017, as the song had never been previously played.

Linkin Park Underground 12 (2012)

Homecoming                 (Studio)
Points of Authority (Demo) (Studio)
Clarity                    (Studio)
Asbestos                   (Studio)
So Far Away                (Studio)
Pepper                     (Studio)
Debris                     (Studio)
Ominous                    (Studio)
Forgotten (Demo)           (Studio)

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington - High Rise (2013)

Out of Time        (Studio/Live)
Black Heart        (Studio/Live)
Same on the Inside (Studio)
Cry Cry            (Studio)
Tomorrow           (Studio)

Recharged (2013)

A Light That Never Comes                     (Studio/Live)
CASTLE OF GLASS (M. Shinoda Remix)           (Studio)
LOST IN THE ECHO (KillSonik Remix)           (Studio)
I'LL BE GONE (Schoolboy Remix)               (Studio)
UNTIL IT BREAKS (Money Mark Headphone Remix) (Studio)

*Note: While the "Castle of Glass Experience" performed live beginning in 2014 largely consists of portions of "CASTLE OF GLASS (M. Shinoda Remix)," it's a significantly different arrangement from both the remix and the original version of the song from Living Things, so it isn't featured in this section. It can be found in the "Live-Only Linkin Park Songs" section instead.

Linkin Park Underground XIII (2013)

Basquiat                        (Studio)
Holding Company                 (Studio)
Primo                           (Studio)
Cumulus                         (Studio)
Pretty Birdy                    (Studio)
Universe                        (Studio)
Apaches                         (Studio)
Foot Patrol                     (Studio)
Three Band Terror               (Studio)
Ryan Giles - Truth Inside a Lie (Studio)
Beta State - Change             (Studio)

*Note: The Ryan Giles/Beta State tracks were from the winners of the LPU Sessions contest, and are not performed by Linkin Park (for the most part - Rob Bourdon plays drums on the Ryan Giles track and Mike Shinoda plays keyboards on the Beta State track).

The Hunting Party (2014)

Keys to the Kingdom (Studio)
All for Nothing     (Studio)
Guilty All the Same (Studio/Live)
The Summoning       (Studio)
War                 (Studio)
Wastelands          (Studio/Live)
Until It's Gone     (Studio/Live)
Rebellion           (Studio/Live)
Mark the Graves     (Studio)
Drawbar             (Studio)
Final Masquerade    (Studio/Live)
A Line in the Sand  (Studio/Live)

Linkin Park Underground XIV (2014)

Aubrey One                         (Studio)
Malathion + Tritonus               (Studio)
Blanka                             (Studio)
Heartburn                          (Studio)
Breaking the Habit (Original Demo) (Studio)
Froctagon                          (Studio)
Rhinocerous                        (Studio)
After Canada                       (Studio)

Mall: Music from the Motion Picture (2014)

White Noise                     (Studio)
Jeff Makes Observations         (Studio)
It Goes Through                 (Studio)
Jeff Philosophies to Donna      (Studio)
Adele and Danny in the Backseat (Studio)
Devil's Drop                    (Studio)
The Last Line                   (Studio)
Danny Goes Home                 (Studio)
Dancer (Instrumental)           (Studio)

*Note: Several other songs on this soundtrack, such as "Cops Arrive," feature various samples of guitar feedback, but I've elected to omit those and limit this list to songs that contain "conventional" guitar parts. "Devil's Drop" was performed live by Mike Shinoda during his Fort Minor "one man band" shows in 2015, but since those shows were billed under the Fort Minor name, I've listed the live version of that song in the "Misc. Fort Minor/Mike Solo Songs" section rather than this one.

Linkin Park Underground 15 (2015)

Animals        (Studio)
Chance of Rain (Studio)
TooLeGit       (Studio)
Grudgematch    (Studio)
Hurry          (Studio)
Attached       (Studio)

Linkin Park Underground Sixteen (2016)

The Catalyst (Demo)         (Studio)
Can't Hurt Me               (Studio)
Air Force One               (Studio)
Bleed It Out (Demo)         (Studio)
Consequence A               (Studio)
Consequence B               (Studio)
Symphonies of Light Reprise (Studio)

One More Light (2017)

Nobody Can Save Me (Studio/Live)
Good Goodbye       (Studio
Talking to Myself  (Studio/Live)

Battle Symphony    (Studio
Invisible          (Studio/Live)
Heavy              (Studio/Live)
Sorry for Now      (Studio)
Halfway Right      (Studio)
One More Light     (Studio/Live)
Sharp Edges        (Studio/Live)

*Note: "Sorry for Now" was never performed live by Linkin Park, but was a regular inclusion in Mike's solo tour setlists beginning in 2018. That version can be found in the "Misc. Fort Minor/Mike Solo Songs" section.

Celebrate Life: In Honor of Chester Bennington (10/27/2017)

Robot Boy/The Messenger/Iridescent
Shadow of the Day/With or Without You (feat. Ryan Key)
Leave Out All the Rest (feat. Gavin Rossdale)
Castle of Glass (feat. Dreamcar/Alanis Morissette)
Nobody Can Save Me (feat. Steven McKellar/Jon Green)
Battle Symphony (feat. Jon Green)
Sharp Edges (feat. Ilsey Juber)
Talking to Myself/All Along the Watchtower (feat. Ilsey Juber)
What I've Done (feat. Blink-182)
Iridescent (Reprise)
Bleed It Out/The Messenger

*Note: On October 27th, 2017, Linkin Park performed a tribute show to Chester Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl. This show featured numerous guests, and numerous songs were altered drastically from their usual arrangements. Rather than bury these versions of songs in the various live variations found in their "normal" counterparts, I've decided to make standalone tabs for them. A few songs aren't found here - "Roads Untraveled" is found in the Living Things section, as this show was the only time it was ever performed. "One More Light," "Crawling," "Rebellion," and "Faint" didn't differ quite as much as some of the other songs, so I'll be including those versions as variations in their "normal" tab counterparts instead.

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic (2018)

Place to Start              (Studio)
Over Again                  (Studio)
Watching as I Fall          (Studio/Live)
Nothing Makes Sense Anymore (Studio)
Brooding                    (Studio)
Promises I Can't Keep       (Studio)
Crossing a Line             (Studio/Live)
Hold It Together            (Studio/Live)
Ghosts                      (Studio)
Make It Up As I Go          (Studio/Live)
Lift Off                    (Studio)
Running from My Shadow      (Studio/Live)
World's On Fire             (Studio/Live)
Can't Hear You Now          (Studio)

*Note: The first three tracks were previously released as the "Post Traumatic EP" in January of 2018. They were later re-released on the full-length album of the same name in June of 2018.

Misc. Linkin Park Songs

A.06                                        (Studio/Live)
Across the Line (Acetate Version)           (Studio)
Announcement Service Public                 (Studio)
Blackbirds                                  (Studio)
Blackout (Renholder Remix)                  (Studio)
Bruiser                                     (Studio)
Buy Myself Remix                            (Studio)
Change                                      (Studio)
Closing                                     (Studio)
Dawn                                        (Studio)
Dedicated                                   (Studio)
Fiends                                      (Studio)
Final Masquerade (Acoustic)                 (Studio/Live)
Fuel                                        (Studio)
Heavy (Disero Remix)                        (Studio)
High Voltage (Remix)                        (Studio/Live)
Iridescent (Energy Up Version)              (Studio/Live)
Issho Ni                                    (Studio)
L.O.A.T.R. (M. Shinoda Remix)               (Studio)
Little Boxes                                (Studio)
Lockjaw                                     (Studio)
My December                                 (Studio/Live)
New Divide                                  (Studio/Live)
No Roads Left                               (Studio)
Not Alone                                   (Studio)
Now I See                                   (Studio)
One Step Closer (The Humble Brothers Remix) (Studio)
Points of Authority (Crystal Method Remix)  (Studio)
QWERTY                                      (Studio/Live)
Rhinestone (Zomba Sampler Version)          (Studio)
Shadow of the Day (Alternate Mix)           (Studio)
She Couldn't                                (Studio)
Sold My Soul to Yo Mama                     (Studio)
Standing in the Middle                      (Studio)
What I've Done (Distorted Remix)            (Studio)

*Note: This section includes several songs that are attributed to Linkin Park's previous band names Xero ("Closing," "Fiends," and "Rhinestone") and Hybrid Theory ("Now I See" and "She Couldn't")

Live-Only Linkin Park Songs

Be Yourself
Blackout (Instrumental Version)
Castle of Glass Experience
Jane Says (Jane's Addiction Cover, Acoustic)
Leave Out All the Rest (Acoustic)
Leave Out All the Rest/Shadow of the Day/Iridescent (Medley)
Lying from You/Papercut (Medley)
Mashup Intro #1
Morning After (Acoustic)
My Own Summer (Deftones Cover)
Public Service Announcement
Rolling in the Deep (Adele Cover, Acoustic)
So Fresh, So Clean (Outkast Cover)
Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down (Medley)
The Little Things Give You Away (Acoustic)
Wake 2.0
Wish (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

Misc. Fort Minor/Mike Solo Songs

A Place for My Head                           (Live)
Battle Symphony (feat. Jon Green)             (Live)
Castle of Glass                               (Live)
Castle of Glass (Identity L.A. Version)       (Live)
Cover and Duck                                (Studio)
Crossing a Line (feat. The Roots)             (Live)
Devil's Drop                                  (Live)
Do What We Did                                (Studio)
Dolla                                         (Live)
Good Goodbye/Bleed It Out                     (Live)
Iridescent                                    (Live)
It's Goin' Down                               (Live)
It's Tricky (Run-DMC Cover)                   (Live)
Nobody Can Save Me                            (Live)
Nobody Can Save Me (feat. Jon Green)          (Live)
One More Light (feat. Eg White)               (Live)
Open Door                                     (Studio)
Over Again/Papercut                           (Live)
Prove You Wrong                               (Studio/Live)
Roads Untraveled                              (Live)
Running from My Shadow (feat. Phoenix)        (Live)
Running from My Shadow (feat. Grandson/Boonn) (Live)
Sharp Edges                                   (Live)
Sorry for Now                                 (Live)
Spraypaint & Inkpens                          (Studio)
Strange Things                                (Studio)
Tools of the Trade                            (Studio)
Until It Breaks                               (Live)
Waiting for the End/Where'd You Go?           (Live)
Watching as I Fall (feat. Annie Grunwald)     (Live)
When They Come for Me                         (Live)
Where'd You Go? (BBB Remix)                   (Studio)
Where'd You Go? (SOB Remix)                   (Studio)

*Note* This section is somewhat of a "catch-all" for various Mike/Fort Minor songs that don't fit into other categories. Studio material consists of a couple songs from the We Major mixtape, several Fort Minor Militia-exclusive songs, a couple remixes that were b-sides on single releases, and one of the bonus tracks from the vinyl release of Post Traumatic. Live material primarily consists of songs performed on Mike's solo tours beginning in 2018 that aren't found on the Post Traumatic album (many of which are Linkin Park songs), as well as "Dolla" and "Devil's Drop," which were performed during the short Fort Minor "one-man show" tour in 2015. Several unique/one-off live performances are listed here as well, most of which were cases of guests performing songs with Mike.

Misc. Dead By Sunrise Songs

20 Eyes (Misfits Cover)        (Studio/Live)
Let Down (Acoustic)            (Live)
Morning After                  (Studio/Live)
Morning After (Acoustic)       (Live)
Morning After (Julien-K Remix) (Studio)

Other Linkin Park-Related Songs

Apathy - Shoot First                                                                (Studio)
Busta Rhymes - We Made It                                                           (Studio/Live)
Chris Cornell - Hunger Strike (feat. Chester Bennington)                            (Live)
Cyclefly - Karma Killer                                                             (Studio)
Cypress Hill - Carry Me Away                                                        (Studio)
DJ Lethal - Cry to Yourself                                                         (Studio)
DJ Z-Trip - Walking Dead                                                            (Studio)
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence '04                                                (Studio)
Foxing - Grand Paradise (Mike Shinoda Mix)                                          (Studio)
Good Charlotte - The Young and the Hopeless (Remixed by Mr. Hahn)                   (Studio)
Handsome Boy Modeling School - Rock and Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) Part 2 (Studio)
Jonathan Davis - System                                                             (Studio)
Julien-K - Death to Analog (Mike Shinoda Remix)                                     (Studio)
Kenna - Never Let Me Down                                                           (Studio)
Lupe Fiasco - Resurrection                                                          (Studio)
Lupe Fiasco - The Instrumental                                                      (Studio)
Mark Morton - Cross Off                                                             (Studio)
Metric - Gold Guns Girls (Mike Shinoda Remix)                                       (Studio)
Mike Shinoda - Theme from This is Life With Lisa Ling                               (Studio)
Mike Shinoda - Theme from Into the Badlands                                         (Studio)
Mike Shinoda - Theme from A Woman's Job                                             (Studio)
Mtley Cre - Home Sweet Home (feat. Chester Bennington)                            (Studio)
ONE OK ROCK - One Way Ticket                                                        (Studio)
Ramin Djawadi/Mike Shinoda - Saa'iq                                                 (Studio)
Santana - Riders on the Storm (feat. Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek)           (Studio)
Steve Aoki - Darker Than Blood                                                      (Studio)
Steve Jablonsky - Nest                                                              (Studio)
Stone Temple Pilots - Wonderful (feat. Chester Bennington)                          (Live)
Styles of Beyond - Hard (Mike Shinoda Remix)                                        (Studio)
Styles of Beyond - Second to None                                                   (Studio)
Styles of Beyond - You Cannot Fuck With This                                        (Studio)
Sun Never Sets - Not Giving Up                                                      (Studio)
The Lonely Island - Things in My Jeep                                               (Studio)
The Visionaries - Unreleased                                                        (Studio)
White Pegacorn - Barack Your World                                                  (Studio)
X-Ecutioners - It's Goin' Down                                                      (Studio/Live)
Young Buck - Slow Ya Roll                                                           (Studio)

*Note: Live versions listed for "We Made It" and "It's Goin' Down" refer to performances by Linkin Park.

Other Bands/Misc.

Leave Out All the Rest (Drum Tab)                (Studio)

The Catalyst (Astat Remix)                       (Studio)
LOST IN THE ECHO (Astat Remix)                   (Studio)
Place to Start (Astat Remix)                     (Studio)
ROADS UNTRAVELED (Reflectionist Remix)           (Studio)

Astat - Leave Out All the Rest                   (Studio)
Astat and GigaScythe - In Pieces                 (Studio)

Spiritfall - My Reason                           (Studio)
Leo Brouwer - Estudios Sencillos I               (Studio)