James Hetfield/Huey Lewis Mashup Creator, Teacher, Spends Quarantine Making Music Mashups
Surely by now you've seen the video circling the internet, of a mashup of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" mashed up with Huey Lewis and The News' "Hip to Be Square."
It's weird how it fits too perfectly, and there's even a little Godsmack guitar solo in there.
We looked into the creator, Bill McClintock, who's a middle school music teacher. He majored in Music Technology and Music Education at Duquesne University.
Listen to our conversation with Bill McClintock below.
When it comes to creating the videos, he says it can take weeks to find a good matchup to mashup, but once he does it takes around 5-10 hours just to mix the audio. The mashing of the videos take 2-3 hours at a time.
Just check out some of his other videos, so you can see the absolute musical genius we're dealing with here:
Marvin Gaye and RATT- "I Heard It Round and Round the Grapevine":
In an interview with Forever State College, Bill says he's particularly happy with how Marvin's vocals line up with Bobby Blotzer's drum fill around 2:42.
Kool & the Gang and Van Halen- "Celebrate with the Devil"
Something about David Lee Roth singing disco just doesn't feel right, but it sure matches up pretty well.
Chicago and Black Sabbath - “Plenty High or 6 to 4”
Ozzy's "Sweet Leaf" matches up too well with Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4." Some of these videos make me hope for some sort of live concert where these bands get together and play some of these live.
Spiceknot - "If You Wanna Breathe My Sulfur"
This one combines my secret favorite, "Wannabe" by Spice Girls, and goes the exact opposite genre to Slipknot's "Sulfur."