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Watch Rob Scallon Play "For Whom the Bell Tolls" on Bells

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Well, it's finally May. And, as any up-to-speed guitar-centric internet fan knows, that's when Rob Scallon posts his popular "Maytallica" videos.

Typically, Scallon's Maytallica clips show him covering a Metallica song (or two, or 10) in a very unique way. Today's installment is his cover of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” using bell instruments.

Scallon employs an assortment of bells, plus a host of other percussive instruments including bowls and xylophones to create a "chimey," ethereal version of a metal classic.

If you need a 2016 Maytallica flashback, check out Rob Scallon Plays Metallica's "One" on One Guitar.

For more videos by Scallon, check out his YouTube channel.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.