Lang Lang is more like a badass rockstar than a classical pianist. Here are 5 reasons why.

1. He was namaed one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2009.

2. He is China’s first United Nations Messenger of Peace.

3. He has played for many dignitaries such as US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, President Hu Jintao of China, Queen Elizabeth II, and more.

4. He performed at the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing representing the youth and future of China. In 2012, he was a torchbearer for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

5. He rocked it out with the legendary Metallica at the 2014 Grammy Music Awards AND gave the lead singer of Metallica, James Hetfield, a fist bump!