This is definitely worth having a listen to: an interview (including performances) with pianist Christopher O'Riley exploring his "transcriptions" of rock and pop music.
O'Riley is certainly one of the most interesting and enterprising of pianists about. He hosts the enormously popular "From the Top" classical showcase for young talen on Public Radio and is one of the few classical musicians you might legitimately describe as having "cross-over" appeal to pop music lovers (his transcriptions of Radiohead, Nirvana, and Nick Drake are phenom).
Link to Interview.
His website (including blog and loads of rich media) is found here. Chris and noir... That sounds about right :)