Home Apocalyptica are a cello-metal band from Finland and began by recording Metallica covers!
  Max Martin Their 6th album "Worlds Collide" has a song co-written by Max Martin!
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  Alexandra 27 September 2007: Julian emailed to let me know about a song "I Don't Care" by APOCALYPTICA feat. Adam Gontier. Thanks Jules!
(Album: "Worlds Collide", 21 Sep 2007)
Written by Eicca Toppinen / Adam Gontier / Max Martin
Produced by Jacob Hellner
  Rami Yacoub
  Arnthor Birgisson
  Lukasz Gottwald
  Songwriters _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  Articles 23 April 2010: Thank you to Tim who emailed me this very interesting information: Just wanted to let you know that there are two different versions of "I Don't Care" by Finnish cello-metal band Apocalyptica featuring Adam Gontier: the original album version and a radio edit version.

The radio edit version is available only on the single and the US and Canadian edition of the album. The re-recorded version was produced by Howard Benson. Benson is a two time Grammy nominated music producer and aerospace engineer. He has worked with such artists as Hoobastank, Saosin, P.O.D., My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects, Papa Roach, The Used, Santana, Sepultura, Motorhead and many more. www.myspace.com/howardbenson

Eicca Toppinen from Apocalyptica explained in an interview with the Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles magazine (February 2008) why there are two versions of the song:

"Actually we’ve reworked the song. Adam [Gontier] originally recorded his vocals in the spring (of 2007) with our producer (Jacob Hellner), but Adam wasn’t entirely happy with the result. So a couple of weeks ago, Adam went to the studio with (3DG producer) Howard Benson to record a new version of the song. It’s really great. It will actually be on the US/Canadian edition."

Eicca Toppinen told about the song in an interview with Jaco Dekker, ZwareMetalen.com (22 September 2007): “I wrote some of the lyrics to “I Don’t Care.” Max Martin wrote most of the lyrics, though. The song is about fantasy and not about anyone particularly, but I think everyone can find a sense of truth in the lyrics.”

The song reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for one week in 2008 and #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart where it spent a year in the top 20.

The song made it to #96 on the Billboard Hot 100 Rock Songs of the Decade chart. (Billboard.com December 31, 2009).
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24 Celine Dion    
25 Cervello Release Date 1 October 2007  
26 Cher Lloyd    
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28 Cyndi Lauper I Don't Care feat. Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace
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30 Daughtry Written by Eicca Toppinen, Adam Gontier and Max Martin
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41 George
1. Worlds Collide
Eicca Toppinen
42 Glee 2. Grace feat. Tomoyasu Hotoi Mikko Siren and Tomoyasu Hotei
43 Herbie 3. I'm Not Jesus feat. Corey Taylor Apocalyptica, Johnny Andrews and Geno Lenardo
44 Human Nature 4. Ion Eicca Toppinen
45 Its Alive 5. Heldon feat. Till Lindemann David Bowie and Brian Eno. Arrangement by Eicca Toppinen
46 James Blunt 6. Stroke Eicca Toppinen
47 Jessica 7. Last Hope feat. Dave Lombardo Eicca Toppinen
48 Jessie J 8. I Don't Care feat. Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace Eicca Toppinen, Adam Gontier and Max Martin
49 Justin Bieber
50 Kahsay 9. Burn Eicca Toppinen
51 Katy Perry 10. S.O.S. (Anything But Love) feat. Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil Eicca Toppinen and Johnny Andrews
52 Kelis
53 Kelly Clarkson 11. Peace Eicca Toppinen
54 Kesha    
55 Lambretta All tracks produced by Jacob Hellner
56 Leila K          
57 Lesley Roy A very impressive album!  
58 Leona Lewis _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
59 Linda Sundblad      
60 Living Things Single I Don't Care  
61 Marie Serneholt   feat. Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace
62 Marion Raven Released 20 June 2008  
63 Maroon 5      
64 Megan McCauley Written by Eicca Toppinen, Adam Gontier and Max Martin
65 Michael Bolton
66 Michele      
67 Miranda Cosgrove      
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90 The Veronicas          
91 Those Dancing Days          
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