Lang Lang talks performing with Metallica, interpreting Mozart, becoming a classical rock star and more

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In January, Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed on the Grammy Awards with Metallica, flames launching from behind his piano while he filled out the band's classic song, One. It was his second Grammy appearance, his first foray into heavy metal.

"It was kind of a special moment," he said, calling from his hotel on a snowy tour stop in Virginia. "The last time, I played jazz, Rhapsody in Blue with Herbie Hancock. This time was more, kind of, adventurous, but I must say I enjoyed it very much."

One of classical music's brightest young stars, Lang Lang performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $35-$125. Click here for details.

For more of Stephanie Hayes' interview with Lang Lang, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:33pm]

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