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Metallica’s ‘Anesthesia’ Gets Upright Bass Cover From Rob Scallon

Viral virtuoso Rob Scallon is back with the latest “May-tallica” installment. Last week he unveiled a banjo version of “Battery,” and now the YouTube star breaks out the upright bass for a cover of Metallica‘s “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth).”

The instrumental track is from Metallica’s 1983 debut album Kill ‘Em All, and is a bass solo by Cliff Burton with some drum accompaniment. Check out Scallon’s version above and a live version of the original from Metallica below.

Metallica aren’t the only metal band Scallon has covered. In addition to upright bass, he has also played ukelele on a scorching version of Cannibal Corpse’s “Frantic Disembowelment.” Scallon is also a skilled cellist, as demonstrated on System of a Down‘s “Aerials.”

In addition to the “Battery” banjo version, Scallon has also covered Slayer’s “Angel of Death” on the banjo. There are still a couple of weeks to go in “May-tallica,” and we’ll let you know if and when Scallon unveils another creative cover of one of the band’s songs.

Metallica, “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”

Metallica's 'Battery' Gets Blazing Banjo Cover By Rob Scallon

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