Check out a cool cello version of “Smooth Criminal”

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For most of its history, the cello has been perceived as that big violin in boring symphony orchestras. But with bands like Finnish quartet Apocalyptica, and Megadeth-covering Americans Primitivity, cello rock has been coming into its own as a viable genre. The latest bid to spice up the staid instrument comes from two internationally-acclaimed Croatian cellists, Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic. In the following video they perform their arrangement of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal," from his Bad album. In what could be described as Yo-Yo Ma meets Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the fellows leave it all on the concert hall floor, with Hauser at one point spinning his cello like a drummer twirling his drumsticks with his fingers. Dig it.