Tag Archives: Rob Scallon

Watch Rob Scallon perform all of System of a Down in under four minutes

Posted by on May 22, 2017

  Just a few weeks ago we heard Rob Scallon and his friend confuse restaurant-goers with a cello System of a Down (SOAD) cover of “BYOB.” Today, he’s back with more SOAD and this time he didn’t bring his cello or his friend. Instead, he managed to cover their entire discography in under four minutes. […]

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Rob Scallon and friend confuse restaurant-goers with cello System of a Down cover

Posted by on May 9, 2017

Rob Scallon has done it again. This time, it’s a rather elaborate skit involving a restaurant that’s BYOB. Of course, since he has a cello with him, as well as singer Effi Guillen, the two take it upon themsevles to cover System of a Down’s “BYOB” at a Chicago restaurant Geja’s Cafe. Maybe they can […]

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Here’s Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” covered by bells

Posted by on May 2, 2017

You’d think that YouTuber Rob Scallon would have run out of ideas by now. What with his many banjo covers of metal songs, shovel covers, songs played with upright bass, one string, one fret, and even no strings, he’s done it all. Except cover Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” on bells. Well, he can […]

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Kirk Hammett reacts to Metallica covers

Posted by on March 13, 2017

There have been countless of Metallica covers over the years, we have seen a few of them, including some not-so-metal versions. Recently, Kirk Hammett sat down with Mexico’s Luisito Rey to hear a variety of different Metallica covers that reached YouTube over the past few years. These covers include Rob Scallon’s banjo cover of “Master […]

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Rob Scallon tries on the theremin for size

Posted by on January 10, 2017

We’ve seen YouTuber Rob Scallon take on just about every instrument. Obviously, he’s most comfortable with the guitar, but he’s also played it with one string, on the 14th fret, and with two other people on the same guitar. Of course, he’s also played banjo, and upright bass, ukelele and even a shovel. What we’ve never seen him […]

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Rob Scallon to release original album

Posted by on January 3, 2017

We’ve written about Rob Scallon quite a bit here at Metal Insider. That’s because instead of releasing an album every few years like most artists, or every 20 years like Tool does, his main medium of choice is YouTube and he releases songs at a furious clip. Granted, many of them are covers, like Job For […]

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Rob Scallon joined by female ukelele player for Cannibal Corpse cover

Posted by on August 22, 2016

  YouTuber personality Rob Scallon has played every variety of stringed instrument, and he tackled Cannibal Corpse’s “Frantic Disembowelment” on the ukelele way back in 2014. However, this time, he’s enlisted Sarah Longfield, who’s not only a talented uke player, but also an amazingly good guttural growler. Last week, the duo took on Slayer’s “Payback,” which […]

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Here’s Metallica’s “One” played by three people on one guitar

Posted by on May 23, 2016

  Rob Scallon is taking “Maytallica” pretty seriously. He’s played every song they have in four minutes (which you can see below), covered “Master of Puppets” on banjo, to name a few. How could he top himself? Well, how about coming out with his own eight-string signature guitar, then having two other people play Metallica’s “One” […]

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Here’s a banjo Master of Puppets cover from Rob Scallon

Posted by on May 2, 2016

Rob Scallon might be the biggest banjo artist since Kermit the Frog picked up one to sing about rainbows. He’s definitely bought the instrument to metal in a new way, covering Slayer’s “Angel of Death” on the instrument as well as Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” He’s pretty good at figuring out when something works well, because he’s […]

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Rob Scallon brings back the shovel for Rage Against The Machine cover

Posted by on March 15, 2016

Last month, YouTube genius Rob Scallon played a metal song on a bass, which in and of itself isn’t that impressive. However, the fact that it was a one-string bass made from a shovel and an EMG pickup was a little more impressive. And because the musician wanted to prove that it’s more than a one-trick […]

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