Elton John, Eminem, Sepultura, and Luciano Pavarotti

If you told me five years ago that I’d write a post in my own blog with a title like that, I wouldn’t believe you even for a second.  And one of the first questions in my head would be: “What do Elton John, Eminem, Sepultura, and Luciano Pavarotti have in common?”.  And since I’m already writing this post, let me answer.

These four were recorded in two most weird paired performances that anyone could ever come up with.  Elton John and Eminem performed live at Grammy’s (it’s hard to find a video with sounds, because Universal Music Group is forcing YouTubers to remove audio for copyright violations, which is not cool at all, even if they have the right)


According to Eminem, he (Eminem) called Elton John when he (Eminem) had a problem with drugs and was trying to get off them.  They’ve talked frequently ever since.

As for the Sepultura and Luciano Pavarotti, there is a song going around.  It’s one of the biggest Sepultura’s hits – “Roots Bloody Roots“.  I haven’t seen any video of it though, so here is a YouTube thing with a static image:


That sounds authentic, but very weird.  Some clarification is given however by Sepultura Official Website:

For 5 or 6 years now, everyday we receive e-mails from fans asking about a version of’Roots Bloody Roots’ with Luciano Pavarotti as guest. “Is it really SEPULTURA in that song?” Of course not.  This version of ‘Roots Bloody Roots’ was recorded by a german band called JBO. And it’s probably one of the most popular versions for one of SEPULTURA’s most popular songs.

The site also provides a link to a removed YouTube video.  That one is easy to fix though.  Here is one I found with a live JBO performance of that song (poor sound quality).


JBO are well known for their parodies, mixes, and overall fun.  But I think this one is their best flick so far.