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Rachel Rocks Out

Posted at 7:17 AM on November 15, 2008 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine is a distinguished classical musician--but she's also a metal head, as you can see from her website. In concert she's performed her arrangements of songs by Ozzy Osborne, Metallica and Black Sabbath, among others.

I came across this video of her performing Pantera's "Cowboys from Hell" in a faculty concert at Mark O'Conor's Strings Conference this summer. The cellist is Mike Block. You'll have to imagine the fog and the laser show yourself.

Thanks to blabbermouth.net for the video.


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The world of music is a weird place. This silly misprint shows how ignorant most journalists are:

New Zealander Hayley Westenra won the "classical performer of the year" award at the Variety Club's annual showbusiness awards in London yesterday.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7732843.stm

They must mean Dame Kiri. Well, they are both New Zealanders!

Posted by Portia | November 19, 2008 4:52 PM