Have you heard of the musical duo who go by the name 2CELLOS? Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are Croatian cellists who shot into Internet viral stardom back in 2011, when they uploaded a YouTube video of their cello-only cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal." They've gone on to perform a fantastic variety of cover songs by U2, Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Sting, Coldplay, Nirvana, Muse, Kings of Leon, and more.
2CELLOS is back in the news this week thanks to their just-released, brain-melting cover of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." Even if you're not much of an AC/DC fan, I can almost guarantee this amazing video will send your jaw crashing to the floor.
(Also, not to be a dirty old lady or anything, but … it doesn't exactly hurt the enjoyment factor that Luka and Stjepan are seriously easy on the eyes.)
Decked out in traditional 18th century costumes and blasting the wigs right off their shocked period-perfect audience, 2Cellos absolutely tears it up in this rendition. I think it was about the 1:40 mark when I sat back in my chair and just went, "Hole. Eee. Shit."
Take a look:
2CELLOS -- who interestingly enough were once musical rivals -- told Good Morning America,
We always try to put our own spin on it, do something different with the song and present it to the people in a new and fresh way. (…) We cover songs that we love and we play music that we are passionate about. These songs have to mean something to us, and of course, they have to sound great on the cello.
I love it. Check out some of their other outstanding covers, like "Smooth Criminal":
"Smells Like Teen Spirit":
"Welcome to the Jungle":
And another AC/DC classic, "You Shook Me All Night Long":
Had you heard of 2CELLOS before? What did you think of that "Thunderstruck" video?
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