On a quest to destroy all horsehair bows, 2Cellos has put out another badass video of them covering Guns N Roses‘ Welcome To The Jungle. I’ve gotta give thanks to Kevin Riepl for turning me on to this video, which is just far too badass to not post. Below is their cover of Michael Jackson‘s Smooth Criminal, so check after the jump for all the Welcome To The Jungle glory!
Update: RollingStone.com has a lot more info HERE.
This is taken all directly from Metallica.com and I could not have phrased it any better, so enjoy:
A few months ago our own Kirk Hammett hinted at a new Metallica project that’s “not really 100 percent a Metallica record.” While Kirk may have jumped the gun a little (and has since been properly punished with a series of push-ups!), we are more than proud to announce that we have just completed recording a full length album that is a collaboration with none other than the legendary Lou Reed.
Ever since we had the pleasure of performing with Lou at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden in October of 2009, we have been kicking around the idea of making a record together. Some of you astute Bay Area residents may have picked up news of recent Lou Reed sightings in the greater San Francisco area and we have indeed been working at our home studio at HQ on and off over the last few months. In what would be lightning speed for a Metallica related project, we recorded ten songs during this time and while at this moment we’re not exactly sure when you’ll hear it, we’re beyond excited to share with you that the recording sessions wrapped up last week.
A true innovator and easily one of the most influential songwriters, musicians, and performers in rock music history, Lou’s work with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist has such an enduring quality that he has long been revered and respected by us and many of our peers. We can’t wait for you to listen to the finished record, so as we like to hear ourselves say around here, keep watching this spot for updates . . . we’ll be back with more details as they come together.
It’s been made very clear to me how much you readers love YouTube mashups. But to be completely honest, I love them just as much. So, with that being said, here is a mashup from YouTube user WaxAudio who took Judas Priest‘s Painkiller and mashed it up with Lady Gaga‘s Judas. End result? Pure awesome. Check it out after the jump.
So, it turns out that Norwegian diplomats around the world (there are 106 missions total) are being asked about the music genre since its popularity keeps increasing. This is especially due to the media attention placed upon the recent Dimmu Borgir concert, where the band played in Oslo with an orchestra and choir. As a result, aspiring diplomats are being trained so that they can take on these questions. That’s basically the gist of the story, but if you want more details, check out the article HERE.
What has two thumbs, does really awful graphic design work (shut up, that picture is AWESOME!) and happens to think that Nine Inch Nails and NASA kick ass? Why, your lovely music editor, of course! After the jump, you can watch an awesome mash-up of Nine Inch Nails‘ music laid over pictures taken by NASA’s Cassini project.
My mom says I make the best pictures. This one is DEFINITELY going on the fridge!
LA based electronic musician Skrillex has teamed up with Munky and Jonathan Davis from Korn for a new track called ‘Get Up‘. The track, courtesy of Some Kind Of Awesome, is after the jump and you have got to hear it! It’s heavy, it’s crazy and it’s something I want to blast while I’m driving near preschools (hey, gotta get them early, right?).
Let’s start this week with a pretty badass video, shall we? Below is a video (a very well made video, I might add) of two guys dueling it out on cellos by busting out Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’. The way they play off of each other is really incredible and you can tell that they just had crazy amounts of fun doing this.