|Heavy metal apple|
|I can't believe I ate 5 apple pies yesterday|
|Be careful where you put your apples|
|Oh my god, he's come to kill me for eating all those pies|
Nyango Star's impressive performance certainly makes you wonder who this mysterious apple drummer is? Well, as I mentioned above he's one of the many unofficial mascots that exist in Japan. His name is a pun on one of the world's most famous drummer's names, Ringo Starr. Aomori is famous for apples and the Japanese word for apple is ringo, so Ringo Starr seems like it would be the perfect name for an apple drummer. However, since it just isn't proper to steal someone's name like that the "rin" portion of ringo got replaced by the way cuter sounding "nyan" and thus the name Nyango was born. And if you don't think "nyan" sounds cute then take it up with Nyango.
|Official website: nyangostar.jp|
Oh, you want something harder? And in English? Then don't worry because Nyango also knows western music. Check him out drumming to Slipknot's "Before I Forget."
How about some Linkin Park?
Oh now you're feeling like some surf music? No problem because Nyango can also do songs by the famous surf music band, The Ventures.
Who knew an apple could be so good at drumming? Now if only Nyango can find a banana with crazy guitar skills and an orange to play bass he could start the world's first (probably?) all fruit band.
If you'd like to see even more Nyango Star videos then check out his official YouTube channel here.
Sources: It's Sho-Time, Qetic