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2Cellos brings the fusion again with In2ition

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It has long been popular to infuse pop with classical themes but lately we've begun to see the reverse: classical musicians taking up modern influences. At the top of this trend have risen 2Cellos.

Croatian team Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser were discovered online by Sir Elton John and subsequently signed to Sony Masterworks. Their self-titled debut album featured compositions by Kings Of Leon, Trent Reznor, Guns N' Roses, U2, and Michael Jackson, and their rendition of the latter's "Smooth Criminal" lead to a guest starring spot on Fox's Glee.

2Cellos' latest album IN2ITION brings back the fusion. And with it they've brought their inspirations to guest star. Sir Elton makes is on the opening track, along with pianist Lang Lang and vocalists Maya Rivera and Italian singer Zuccharo. And the songs are no less pop-derived than their last effort. Steve Vai joins the guys for a composition of AC/DCs "Highway to Hell." They take a pass at "Every Breath You Take," and even add their own unique flavor to their discoverer's hit "Candle in the Wind."