Lucian Piane (born October 4, 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri), also known by the Internet nickname RevoLucian, is an American composer and music producer. He has composed music for several films, television shows, theater productions and singers, and received a Recording Industry Association of America Platinum Album Award for his production work on Hairspray: Soundtrack to the Motion Picture. Piane has also achieved Internet fame under the name RevoLucian for his satirical techno remixes, most notably "Bale Out", which featured profanity-laced tirades actor Christian Bale made on the set of Terminator Salvation.
Piane graduated from New York University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. He has worked several times with composer and songwriter Marc Shaiman; the two have collaborated on such films as Team America: World Police, Rumor Has It... and Hairspray, as well as the Broadway show Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, and the 76th Academy Awards. Piane received a Recording Industry Association of America Platinum Album Award for his production work on New Line Records' Hairspray: Soundtrack to the Motion Picture, which was also nominated for a Grammy Award. Piane scored the music for the 2006 musical In You Dreams, which was written and produced by Zeke Farrow.
Piane has composed scores for the HBO documentary An Omar Broadway Film and the upcoming film Pretty Ugly People. He wrote the song "Year End Rap," which blogger Perez Hilton performed on his VH1 special, What Perez Sez. Piane also wrote the song "Stunning" for Calpernia Addams for her reality television show, Transamerican Love Story. Piane lives in Los Angeles, California as of 2009 and is currently working on the next album by RuPaul.
Piane has also achieved Internet fame for his satirical celebrity techno remixes. Published under his online name RevoLucian, Piane has released remixes featuring Barbara Streisand, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, political commentator Bill O'Reilly, and Andrew Meyer, who received national media attention when he was tasered by police during a speech given by U.S. Senator John Kerry at the University of Florida. Piane has described his remixes as "just a hobby." His remix of Streisand's 2006 outburst was described as a "dance-tastic song" by Maxine Shen and Raakhee Mirchandani of the New York Post who highlighted it on their hot list of "What We're Obsessed With This Week". Louis Bayard of Salon highlighted Piane's remix of the O'Reilly outburst made public in 2008, in their "Critic' Picks" column. In February 2009 Piane has arranged music for a song and video called "The Clap" by Perez Hilton, recorded for the film Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild's soundtrack.
Piane attracted particularly strong attention for "Bale Out" a three-minute-long techno remix featuring audio clips from a profanity-laced tirade actor Christian Bale delivered to cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on the set of Terminator Salvation. Piane made the song shortly after the Bale attracted national media attention in February 2009, and "Bale Out" became so popular it attracted media attention itself. He initially heard the audio of Bale while working on an album for Ru Paul. The song was posted on the websites MySpace and YouTube on February 2, 2009, and received over 200,000 views within one day. By February 4, 2009 it had received 700,000 views. Regarding the song, Piane said: "I think most people are enjoying it. I don't know if Christian Bale is enjoying it, but I hope he does. I think I've taken something that maybe made him look really bad and turned it into something that all these people are enjoying." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.