The Avett Brothers Sing Heavy Metal on Jimmy Fallon [YouTube Video]

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Jimmy Fallon knows how to have fun with music. On last night’s show, he got The Avett Brothers to go out of their comfort zone and play some metal songs for a hilarious skit. Check it out:

In this infomercial style clip we hear selections of “Run To The Hills” by Iron Maiden, “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, and “One” by Metallica.

It’s amazing how those songs are transformed, as the Avett Brothers employ their vocal harmonies, classic country basslines, slick pickin’ on banjo & acoustic guitar, and most of all the shred-tastic cello. It’s the mark of a great song that it can be reinterpreted, and it’s no secret that these are among the greatest metal / hard rock songs ever conceived.

Fallon opens with the hilarious line, “Do you enjoy the sinister and agressive themes of heavy metal music but wish it had a sunnier, more gentle sound? Well then, I’ve got the album for you: The Avett Brothers Sing Heavy Metal.” Another classic line: “That’s right. 25 heavy metal songs that you can actually play for your family.” So true.

Unfortunately, avettdeath.com is not a real website. I would totally buy this album.

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Dec 13th
The Avett Brothers at House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach in North Myrtle Beach
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Dec 31st
The Avett Brothers at PNC Arena (Formerly RBC Center) in Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
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Feb 4th
The Avett Brothers at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho
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Feb 5th
The Avett Brothers at Tucson Music Hall in Tucson
Phoenix, AZ
Saturday,

Feb 7th
The Avett Brothers at Mesa Amphitheatre in Mesa
Mesa
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Feb 8th
The Avett Brothers at Balboa Theatre in San Diego
San Diego, CA
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Feb 10th
The Avett Brothers at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday,

Feb 13th
The Avett Brothers at Terrace Theater – Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Saturday,

Feb 14th
The Avett Brothers at Fox Theatre – Visalia in Visalia
Los Angeles, CA
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Feb 26th
The Avett Brothers at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita
Kansas City, KS
Saturday,

Feb 28th
The Avett Brothers at South Side Ballroom at Gilley’s (formerly Palladium Ballroom – TX) in Dallas
Dallas, TX
Thursday,

Apr 16th
The Avett Brothers at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington
Charleston,WV
Friday,

Apr 17th
The Avett Brothers at Elliott Hall Of Music in West Lafayette
Indianapolis, IN
Saturday,

Apr 18th
The Avett Brothers at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo
Grand Rapids, MI