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IRON MAIDEN Classic 'The Trooper' Gets Re-Imagined By Croatian Cello Duo 2CELLOS (Video)
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, the Croatian cello duo known as 2CELLOS, have released a music video for "The Trooper (Overture)", a mashup of IRON MAIDEN's hit "The Trooper" and Gioachino Rossini's William Tell overture. In the clip, which can be seen below. the 2CELLOS star as two classical music-loving nerds who imagine themselves transformed into crowd surfing rock stars after seeing an ad for "Want To Be A Rock Star?" Sulic and Hauser of the 2CELLOS are best known for re-imagining pop and rock tunes performed on their cellos. The Croatian duo toured in Europe extensively over the summer and has upcoming tours in Russia, Australia and the U.S. Their third studio album will be released in early 2015. They have released two albums — "2Cellos" and "In2ition" — which are available on Sony Music Masterworks. They were the first instrumentalists to ever be featured on "Glee" and have also appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", "The Tonight Show" and others. They were most recently featured in "The Bachelor" live wedding special. In a recent interview with Thorium, Eicca Toppinen of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA stated about 2CELLOS: "That's kind of funny. These guys, they are talented and everything, but what has been funny also for me is to see that they are treated like they invented something. It's, like, 'c'mon, we did this 20 or 30 years ago. Where's the beef? You know. [Laughs] But I don't know why they became so big. Maybe because the time different, and there's YouTube…" APOCALYPTICA's Mikko Sirén added: "Elton John did a lot for them. I think they were supporting him. And they are great. They are talented musicians. Hats off to them." Toppinen continued: "Yeah, they are very good. No bad word about them. I think more it's funny for the media and for the people. But maybe [because we live in this] Internet time and YouTube time, [where] things spread so massively fast. It's so different than [it was] at the end of the '90s. You might get a video on MTV, in night rotation, [like] we did, but still, it's marginal [compared to the way it is today]" He continued: "I saw the [2CELLOS] video. I checked it [out] — because of the social media, these kinds of video clips, they are spread, like, in one second. Everybody is sharing it: 'Oh, this is so great. This is so great.' And I checked the video, and I was, like, 'Ahhh…' This is, like, still working on the really old-school stereotypical thinking that having this baroque style of concert audience, and then, 'We're doing something really heavy.' [Laughs] But it's great. It's a lot of fun."
GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Announces Solo Shows
GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna will play a series of solo shows this December. The trek will kick off on December 3 in Verona, New York and will conclude on December 14 in Boston, Massachusetts. Public on-sales for all the dates start this Friday, October 24. Fans will have the opportunity to buy an additional limited-edition VIP package upgrade through Erna's official web site. The package will include early entry, access to a meet-and-greet with Erna, an exclusive lithograph signed by Erna and a VIP laminate, all for $99 (not including the actual concert ticket). Erna said in a recent interview with HardDrive Radio that he intends to continue with his solo career when not recording or touring with his main band. Asked if he plans to make a follow-up to his 2010 solo debut, "Avalon", Erna replied, "I'm always working on material. I sit home, when I'm home, and the only thing I keep in my house is a drum set and acoustic guitar. I never really play electric at home. And because of that, whenever I'm noodling around, a lot of good ideas come up that are not always necessarily good for GODSMACK. So I tuck those away. So, for sure, I'll do another solo album at some point." Erna told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he enjoys having two distinct sides to his musical output. "You know, GODSMACK, we've done some acoustic things here and there, but we really don't belong in that world so much. I mean, we're really more of a big, hard rock, powerhouse band and that's where we should be. But for me, I really love that acoustic side. I love the piano, I love that — just acoustic instruments. And so, I'm so happy that I have carved out that path now because I need to explore that kind of music." Erna also told HardDrive that his solo music can extend his career once his heavy rock days with GODSMACK are over, explaining, "With the solo stuff, I don't ever wanna have that kind of limitations, because I think it's the place I'd like to go one day, when this is all said and done, if I still wanna play music, I can sit up on stage with a piano and an acoustic and do one of those 'storytellers' kind of evenings…" "Avalon" featured a very different style than what Erna does with GODSMACK, incorporating world music, female vocals, keyboards, cello, hand percussion and other diverse sounds. GODSMACK's sixth studio album, "1000hp" (One Thousand Horsepower), was released on August 5.
ShipRocked & Butcher Babies!
Butcher Babies have premiered the video for “They’re Coming To Take Me Away“! Chevelle, Black Label Society, Sevendust, Tremonti, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Letters From the Fire and more have been confirmed for ShipRocked 2015! Check shiprocked.com for info! and now, a video.
Project 86, Smashing Pumpkins & …
The Foo Fighters have their “Something From Nothing” video on the YouTube! Project 86 are streaming a new track titled “Knives To The Future“! The Smashing Pumpkins have premiered their new single, “Being Beige“! Apocalyptica have signed to Eleven Seven Music. Look for a new compact disc in April 2015! Bring Me The Horizon – […]
Release Day!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Rise Against – “Tragedy + Time” (Interscope) – Amazon MP3 Starset – “Carnivore” (Razor & Tie) – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Bush – ‘Man on the Run‘ (Zuma Rock Records) – Amazon MP3 Slipknot – ‘.5: The Gray Chapter‘ (Roadrunner) – Amazon MP3
Sick Puppies, 3 Years Hollow, Smile Empty Soul & …
Sad news from Sick Puppies :( The band has announced the departure of vocalist Shimon Moore. The group are in the process of writing new music and auditioning vocalists now… 3 Years Hollow have a music video for “For Life” streaming! New music from Smile Empty Soul front-man Sean Danielsen! Listen to “Rescue Me” and […]
Skipknot & Papa Roach!
Have you listened to the new Papa Roach single, “Warriors“? You can… if you want… You can also listen to Skipknot’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter‘. All one hour, fourteen minutes and fifty one seconds of it!
Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Halestorm & …
New Foo Fighters! Check out “Something From Nothing”! Slipknot – “Killpop“. Antemasque (ex-Mars Volta) will release their self-titled debut on November 11th. Halestorm will join Eric Church on tour in 2015. Dates here!
Puddle of Mudd, Chevelle, We Came As Romans & …
Puddle of Mudd have a new single, “Piece of the Action”, on iTunes! The band also has some tour dates on Facebook. Shaman’s Harvest have new tour dates. Some headlining. Some with Fozzy and Texas Hippie Coalition. Hit their Facebook if you’re interested! Slipknot – “Sarcastrophe“. Chevelle have added tour dates for December. RIP Isiah […]
Like Monroe, Slipknot, Project 86…
Like Monroe are streaming the video for “The Hills“! Check it! Slipknot – “Custer“. Slipknot – “XIX“. Performance times and stuff for Knotfest are up @ knotfest.com! I wish the bands performing on Sunday would play on Saturday instead… Project 86 have posted the track “Pale Rider” on project86.com. and now, a video.
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Butcher Babies Unveil Slasher Film-Inspired 'They're Coming to Take Me Away' Video
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Hollywood Undead Unleash Anthemic New Single 'Day of the Dead'
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Slipknot's Jim Root Addresses Band's Alleged Lack of Concern Over Paul Gray's Drug Addiction
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