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Violinist and performance artist Lindsey Stirling brings a lot more than just her musical talents to her new Mad Max-style video for “The Arena”. This is the first video from her third studio album Brave Enough, and she puts her dancing skills front and center. The video even features Dancing With The Stars’ Derek Hough.

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You probably never would have linked Ned Flanders with metal music, but during a conversation about funny comparisons, two guys in Arizona changed all of that:

Myself and our drummer (Bled Ned) were in line at a grocery store, entertaining ourselves by coming up with really cutesy names for really hardcore, brutal bands,” [lead singer Head Ned] says. “The name Okilly Dokilly came up and was very funny to us. We ran with it. I contacted a few friends (Red Ned, Thread Ned, and Stead Ned), and here we are. Most of us have played in other bands around our hometown…This is definitely the heaviest sounding project any of us Neds have done.

If you want to hear what “Nedal” music sounds like, hit the jump to listen to four demo tracks from the new, Phoenix-based band, most of which are based on direct Ned quotes. There are also a couple additional pics of the band in costume.

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This musical dragon jewelry is a bit unexpected, but a beautiful combination nonetheless. The ancient-looking carved dragon sits perched on and also blends into a treble clef, as if the two were one.

Etsy shop owner Rare Crafts hand makes each pendant by carving the knot-work creature from brass then covers it in a dark patina to give it a wonderful antique finish.

Check out another view and the awesome matching earrings after the break.

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We’ve featured Lindsey Stirling in the past with her violin tributes to Star Wars, Legend of Zelda, and Skyrim, but this time she’s doing something a little different. The song is called Roundtable Revival and it’s from her latest album, Shatter Me. In the video, Stirling and her violin are duking it out against some guitar-playing bandits with plenty of steampunk cowboy style.

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Lindsey Stirling, cosplayer and violinist extraordinaire, has turned her attentions to Star Wars in her latest video. We’ve seen Lindsey take on Skyrim, Legend of Zelda and Assassin’s Creed, but this time she’s using the Force. It features Lindsey playing a medley of music from the films accompanied by Peter Hollens who creates his music using nothing but his voice. Oh, and there’s also a cameo from an adorable Ewok.

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Cosplay Piano already gave us Catwoman playing the Batman theme and now they’re taking us on a whirlwind musical tour of Westeros in their cover of the theme music from Game of Thrones. It features pianist Sonya Belousova playing her way through characters and scenes from the series. I think I was hooked the second I saw the piano morph itself together just like the towers and cities in the opening credits.

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Prosthetic limbs have come a long way and they’re often so similar to real limbs that you can’t notice the difference. This one, though, was made for someone who wanted to turn her prosthetic limb into a one-of-a-kind accessory. It was designed through The Alternative Limb project who works to create limbs as subtle or attention getting as an owner desires. This one is made to look like a blinged out stereo, but there are even some that look like snakes and porcelain vases.

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We already knew Deadpool could dance, but this hilarious video by critiques4geeks has Deadpool acting out all the same moves that are in the original Psy video. This one is better for so many reasons, just one of which is a brief appearance from Bane. That’s right, dancing Bane. You have my permission to laugh.

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Here’s what happens when you love music, have a lot of socks, and decide to get a little creative. The artist who made these sock versions of well-known album covers says it’s a creative outlet for him as a music geek. He also hopes that it inspires people to go back and listen to those old albums they may have forgotten they loved.

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No, you aren’t likely to see much Bon Jovi cosplay at your next convention. However, a group of amazing cosplayers at the MCM Expo in London last October did lip sync to It’s My Life in the video after the break.

If you were around in the ’90s and/or saw The Matrix, you’ll probably recognize the intro music as Rage Against The Machine. The good stuff starts at right around the minute mark.

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