I’ve always thought it was cool seeing orchestral instruments play rock and pop songs. Check out this cello player performing Rock You Like a Hurricane by The Scorpions.
From an article on August 6 2009:
The 15 Greatest Cello Performances in Popular Music
The Cello is the second largest and deepest string instrument on the scale after the double-bass. While it is mainly used in classical orchestras and solo pieces, the Cello as also been used in many popular rock and pop songs. Here are my picks for the best Cello songs:
15. Atom Heart Mother
This 23 minute epic instrumental song is one of PF’s best in my opinion. What makes this song a really master piece is its use of classical instruments; horns, flutes, and of coarse some nicely done cello work.
14. Enter Sandman (Instrumental Version)
I could have picked any song by this band (they are a Cello Metal band after all). But this song really stood out to me because: 1) Its a cover of a very popular Metallica song and 2) Its performed with only string instruments. Too awesome.