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BEST NERDY THING EVER OF THE DAY: HEADBANGING CELLISTS COVER “WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”

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Having some kind of string section cover Guns N’ Roses isn’t exactly a new idea, but I don’t believe it’s ever been done with this much geek love before. The group 2Cellos — which, in case the name somehow didn’t make it obvious, consists of two cellists, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser — have not only did created their own interpretation of GN’R’s classic anthem, “Welcome to the Jungle,” but they’ve made a video for that interpretation as well. And that video not only features headbanging, and not only features a section where one of the musicians uses his cello as a percussion instrument, but it also features what I believe is the first-ever mid-song cello swap. Of course, it’s totally fake, but, hey, I appreciate a little theatricality sometimes.

If This or the Apocalypse could figure out a way to have their two guitar players throw one another their instruments mid-song and then immediately continue to playing, I would never make fun of their choreographed stage moves ever again.

-AR

Additional reporting by Corey Mitchell

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