The world, nay, the galaxy, is mourning the loss of Carrie Fisher. As Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, she was many a female’s role model and many a man’s first crush. And apart from those films, she went on to star in others and become a sought-after script doctor and screenplay writer in her own right. Not just a mere actress, her wit and candor made her an icon that goes far beyond her role as Leia, and her loss at the mere age of 60 is sad and tragic. As we continue to mourn her death, we thought it might be worth looking at some of the ways in which the Star Wars franchise has crossed over into metal.
5) Cooper Carter plays the Star Wars theme on 31 guitars
John Williams’ Star Wars theme is one of the most iconic instrumentals of a generation. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that it might be the most popular piece of classical music for most people under 40. Guitarist Carter Cooper used an Ax8 to recreate the theme in remarkable detail using on 31 tracks using just a guitar. It’s pretty jaw-dropping.
4) Protest the Hero pit Trekkies against Star Wars fans for “Clarity” video
We’re not sure what Protest the Hero’s beef is with Star Wars fans, but their video for “Clarity” shows that their allegiance appears to lie with Trekkies. In the clip, two factions of LARPers pair off against each other, those dressed as Star Trek fans against a ragtag rebel alliance. While it’s not bloody or anything, Princess Leia meets her demise by the hand of a Thor-like hammer, and it’s not pretty.