Video footage of acclaimed classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine and cellist Mike Block performing Rachel's arrangement of "Cowboys From Hell" by PANTERA for a faculty concert at Mark O'Connor's Strings Conference in San Diego on July 31, 2008 can be viewed below."I've been a big heavy metal fan since I was 12, groups like PANTERA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, METALLICA, SLAYER," Rachel, 33, said in a 2004 interview. "So it was very natural for me to go on these [rock radio] stations and talk about my favorite bands, and I think it helps break down those barriers for my peers — to hear that a classical musician can also like the music that they like." Pine's heavy metal penchant comes to the fore in 1997's "Storming the Citadel", according to The Republican. With her "rock trio" STRINGENDO (Barton Pine and Edgar Gabriel, violins, and Brandon Vamos, cello), she covers her favorite songs by bands ranging from LED ZEPPELIN ("Heartbreaker", "Black Dog", and "Stairway to Heaven") and BLACK SABBATH ("Paranoid") through AC/DC ("Thunderstruck" and "Back in Black") to METALLICA ("One" and "Fade to Black"). Rachel Barton Pine's official web site can be accessed at this location.
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