Posts Tagged ‘broadway’

Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’ Covered by Broadway Vet Rena Strober + Cellist Tina Guo

YouTube Ozzy Osbourne ‘s ‘Crazy Train’ has become one of the great songs in metal history and as such, it’s also been one of the most covered tracks in the genre. The latest artist to take a stab at the song is Broadway veteran Rena Strober, who along with acclaimed cellist Tina Guo, serve up a more clean-cut version of the classic song. Strober and Guo both make appearances in the new video, which has been dubbed ‘Crazy Train: The Wizard of Ozzy.’ While the wholesome look of Strober in the clip may not be exactly what some would expect to match the song’s lyrical content, the singer no less delivers the track with a full voice and a hint of “crazy” in her eyes and smile. Meanwhile, Guo is ferociously awesome on the standup electric bass and the fury at which she’s attacking the instrument is embellished a bit by the shaky camera movements. Strober has enjoyed a solid run on the stage, appearing the Broadway version of ‘Les Miserables,’ staging her one-woman show ‘Spaghetti & Matzo Balls,’ and touring the country in a production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ She’s also released her own album called ‘Finding Home.’ Guo has managed to meld both classical playing and a rock/metal fusion into her cello style. She’s worked primarily creating music for motion pictures, video games and television scores. Most recently, Guo has been the featured soloist on the electric cello for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ‘The Immortal’ World Tour. She was also featured as part of the Foo Fighters lineup for the Grammy Awards. As for Osbourne, he’s enjoyed a career as both a solo artist and member of Black Sabbath . He also was recently named President of Heavy Metal in a Loudwire election. Watch Rena Strober and Tina Guo’s Video for ‘Crazy Train’ [button href=”” title=”Next: Ozzy Osbourne – Musician Movie Cameos” align=”center”]

Scars on Broadway Launch Rare Tour at California’s Epicenter Festival

Noel Vasquez, Getty Images Scars on Broadway ‘s live shows have been few and far between since they released their self-titled debut disc in 2008, but singer and lead guitarist Daron Malakian has reconfigured the band’s lineup and is ready to hit the road this fall. The group’s first performance on their current run with Deftones came Saturday (Sept. 29) in Irvine, Calif. as part of the Epicenter Festival. Earlier this year, Scars on Broadway parted ways with their other System of a Down tie – John Dolmayan – but have since replaced him with Jules Pampena on drums and percussion. Also absent from the 2008 lineup is guitarist and occasional lead vocalist Franky Perez. The current band, which also features Danny Shamoun on keyboards and Dominic Cifarelli on bass, got to work out a mixture of older favorites like ‘They Say’ with brand new songs like ‘Dictator,’ ‘Sickening Wars,’ and ‘Guns Are Loaded.’ They’ll be opening dates for Deftones this fall. The band also recently revealed that an EP is in the works, but a release date has not been announced. [button href=”” title=”Next: Scars on Broadway Tease ‘Guns Are Loaded’ Song” align=”center”] Watch Scars on Broadway Perform ‘They Say / F— N Kill’ Watch Scars on Broadway Perform ‘Guns Are Loaded’ ?

Daily Reload: Deftones, Iron Maiden, Godsmack + More

Here’s a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web: Deftones have announced that their seventh studio album will be titled ‘Koi No Yokan,’ and that they will embark on a tour with Scars on Broadway, which is fronted by System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian. [Loudwire] Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson recently competed in the Grasmere Sport’s Guides Race footrace in England.

Deftones Announce New Album ‘Koi No Yokan’ + Fall 2012 Tour With Scars on Broadway

Deftones have confirmed that their seventh studio album is titled ‘Koi No Yokan,’ and it will be released on Nov. 13. The ‘Tones, who spent a chunk of their summer on the road with System of a Down, will support ‘Koi No Yokan’ with a headline tour. They will be joined by special guests Scars of Broadway, featuring SOAD guitarist Daron Malakian. ‘Koi No Yokan’ was recorded in Los Angeles.

System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Exits Scars on Broadway

System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan has worked with various artists since the band’s hiatus in 2006. Along with contributing to the solo career of System frontman Serj Tankian, Dolmayan has been the drummer for the Daron Malakian side project Scars on Broadway. However, in a recent interview, Dolmayan revealed that he is no longer a member of Scars on Broadway, despite the band currently working on a new