As you might expect, a late night talk show gets a lot of promotional materials from actors, musicians, writers, and all sorts of personalities. One such submission came from The Great Kat, who you may know as one of the fastest, fiercest heavy metal guitar shredders in the universe. My eye was immediately drawn to her DVD Beethoven's Guitar Shred, which was sitting on a desk in the office. The cover shows Kat and her guitar engulfed in flames, with the ghost of Beethoven rising from the pits of hell beside her:
At first (because let's be honest, I don't normally follow really fast electric guitar solos of classical music) I thought this was some sort of crazy version of Guitar Hero - like you have to play Beethoven so fast that you will go insane like this woman shown on the cover. But I was wrong. Dead wrong. It's a DVD! I popped it in, and was delighted to find some of the greatest heavy metal videos ever made. This lady is hard core. She plays Beethoven's symphonies the way he always intended: incredibly fast and covered in blood. See a sneak peek, after the break. WARNING: This is not appropriate for young children, and most likely, your place of work. (Lots of blood.)
If you liked that, there's plenty more where that came from on the DVD. I've watched most of it, and there are some choice videos such as "The Flight Of The Bumble Bee," "Torture Techniques," and "Blood."