Eric Calderone is an American guitarist, well recognized for his numerous videos on YouTube. In his videos, Calderone plays heavy metal renditions of popular songs, television and movie themes, and video game soundtracks.
Eric Calderone was born on 11 March 1985, in New York and grew up in Bradenton. Calderone started to show interest in guitar in 2001 when he was sixteen.
Calderone attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied musical orchestration. He also earned a degree in music from the University of Tampa.
Learned the song, Enter Sandman
After he learned to play the instrument, Calderone learned the song Enter Sandman by the most popular heavy metal band Metallica. During the time, Calderone also taught guitar lessons, as a part-time college teacher and privately.
On 5th November 2009, Calderone uploaded his first video on YouTube, a metal remix of the track He's a Pirate by Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Uploaded a metal cover of Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
In a short period, Calderone learned to play his own renditions by first transcribing a rough MIDI version of the tempo and melody of the song he wants to cover on a digital audio workstation. After a little mix of an element of bass, and other instruments such as synthesizers.
First, he records himself playing a real-time version of his cover which is followed by an audio mastering phase. Calderone gained huge fame on YouTube, after he uploaded a metal cover of Bad Romance by Lady Gaga, on 21st October 2010.
Television themes from series
Since then, Calderone has uploaded several videos on YouTube, performing a remix of soundtracks and songs, including, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye, and Gangnam Style by PSY.
Some of his popular remix from movies and television themes from series includes The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Star Wars, Attack on Titans, Game of Thrones, Pokemon, and The Lord of The Rings.
Eric Calderone earns a decent amount of money as a YouTube star. He makes $400-$2500 every month from YouTube videos.
As he has a huge number of subscribers on YouTube, he makes $686,273 every year. As of 2018, Calderone's total net worth is estimated to be not less than a six digit figure.
Eric Calderone is possibly single at present. To date, he has not made any of his love affairs public which shows that he prefers privacy when it comes to personal stuff.
Watch Calderone's recent metal rendition video cover of Star Wars: The Battle of the Heroes,
by ab-sabin, 21 Sep, 2022