"Welcome to the Jungle," As Performed by 2Cellos

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Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, who record under the name 2Cellos, just released a video for their super-symphonic cover of Guns 'N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle."

If you've ever seen an Apocalyptica video, then you've seen guys headbanging while playing cellos. Sulic and Hauser do plenty of moshing while banging away with their bows, but what makes their "Welcome to the Jungle" video interesting is that parts of it were filmed in some dilapidated village square. The part where some old guy walks by looking simultaneously puzzled and disturbed is particularly fun.

Musically, 2Cellos should blow up any day now. They're heading out on a European tour (opening for Elton John), and their self-titled debut album is scheduled to be released July 19 on Sony Masterworks.

Check out the video link to "Welcome to the Jungle" after the jump, along with some insight from Luka Sulic.

Luka Sulic on "Welcome to the Jungle": "Covering 'Welcome to the Jungle" was a real challenge, but that one we were up for. We chose this song because we thought that it could sound like a whole symphony using only our two cellos. We're really proud of it and think it rocks!"

Check out the video here

[This post has been edited for accuracy since it was initially published].



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Niki_DAndrea
Niki_DAndrea

Their Facebook page does say the duo is from Croatia. Can't find a Wiki on them, nor their hometowns on the band's, Sulic's, or Howard's official websites. Will someone please link to more sources? I'm waiting for a PR response. 

Alex
Alex

Seriously? You didn't think to type in "2cellos" into Google or Bing and click on the FIRST link that comes up: http://www.2cellos.com/. Or search their names on Wikipedia?

Niki_DAndrea
Niki_DAndrea

I sure did, Alex. For the record, the band's official website (that FIRST link you mentioned) does not list the band's hometown on the either the home page or the "bio" section. I didn't find a Wiki on the band, and no, I didn't think to do a Wiki search for individual band members after that. 

At any rate, it's been fixed. Thanks.

FC
FC

Niki and everyone else who's commented:

In any case, a Wikipedia article on 2Cellos has been created, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2.... It might interest some of you to know that this PNT article has been cited in it.

Some clarification on the nationality question: Hauser was born in Pula, Croatia, while Sulic was born to a Croatian family in Slovenia. According to Slovenian media sources (e.g., http://www.delo.si/clanek/1385..., Sulic has dual citizenship in Slovenia and Croatia. While I saw one or two sources call them a Slovenian-Croatian duo, most simply refer to 2Cellos as a Croatian group.

In either case--to everyone above who was saying "look on wiki, look on wiki", please realize that Wikipedia is NOT a "reliable source" and should NOT be used to verify facts in journalistic articles. I've seen way too often a publication's journalistic integrity be compromised due to using incorrect (and, sometimes, embarrassing) facts from Wikipedia. A good Wikipedia article will cite other sources--i.e., news articles, books, etc.--which themselves should be verified, not just the Wikipedia entry. It's quite unfortunate that the Ukraine bit was written by their PR people ... given that the cellists are touring with Elton John, have the same legal people as Jay-Z, and stayed in the same LA hotel as Barack Obama (yes, the foreign sources sure capitalized on those last two facts), I'd have hoped their PR would have a bit more sense.

Anyway, regards, and please don't yell at the journalists :) I know how annoying journalism is.

Oia
Oia

Here you go : )The band's official website: http://www.2cellos.com/ Stjepan's wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S... hometown (where this video was shot): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P... wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L... family's from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D... cd, 2CELLOS, is coming out next week in Europe - check out the track list - awesome! 

Oia
Oia

You are welcome, Niki. Other blogs also said they were Ukrainian. Stjepan has his own website which does not mention his nationality either, just like the 2cellos bio. Jeez, people, relax. It's their music that matters. And yes, I am Croatian, too. Have a nice day, Niki : )))

Niki_DAndrea
Niki_DAndrea

Thanks, Oia. I've edited the blog to reflect that the duo's from Croatia. 

Oia
Oia

This is frustrating - Stjepan Hauser (hometown Pula) and Luka Sulić (hometown Dubrovnik) - they have their wiki pages. Cheers

Frrrantic
Frrrantic

Dear "so-called jurnalist"They are from Croatia, not Ukraine.Best Regards

Niki_DAndrea
Niki_DAndrea

Dear "so-called Frrrantic,"

Please see my response above.

Kathrine
Kathrine

Dear Niki D'Andrea, please make some researching (how about WIKI) befor writing some rubbish! First, the 2cellos are CROATS, from Croatia, On the Adraitic coast, east from Italy.Apending to your name, at least you should now that(go back to school or change your name). Croatia is a former republic of Yugoslavia. Meanwhile it's not so unknown in America.As a holiday contry and for it's sportsmen and women.Have a nice day and greetings from Germany!

Niki_DAndrea
Niki_DAndrea

Maybe Stache Media, the band's PR, needs a lecture. From their press release: "Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, the 24 year-old Ukranian duo known as 2CELLOS became an overnight internet sensation with their self-made music video of themselves performing Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on their cellos."

And my last name is Italian. :)

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