The Monkees: ‘Christmas Party’ Album Out 10/12, Featuring Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, XTC’s Andy Partridge and More

The Monkees: ‘Christmas Party’ Album Out 10/12, Featuring Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, XTC’s Andy Partridge and More

Back in 2016, the Monkees‘ Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork of the Monkees released Good Times!, a 50th anniversary album produced by Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger and featuring contributions from a host of special guest songwriters and performers, including Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo, Andy Partridge of XTC, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller.  It was […]

Eric Clapton to Release First Christmas Album, ‘Happy Xmas,’ Featuring Classics and an Original Song, on 10/12

Eric Clapton to Release First Christmas Album, ‘Happy Xmas,’ Featuring Classics and an Original Song, on 10/12

It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday music. That’s a sentiment that Eric Clapton apparently holds, and on Oct. 12 the guitar legend will release Happy Xmas, his first album meant to encourage holiday cheer and his 24th LP overall. In addition to new recordings of classic and lesser-known Christmas songs, one original […]

Get Festive with Little Steven’s New Video for His Ramones Cover ‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)’

Get Festive with Little Steven’s New Video for His Ramones Cover ‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)’

Little Steven, otherwise known as accomplished songwriter/guitarist/member of the E. Street Band Steven Van Zandt, recently premiered a new holiday song, “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)”. The tune, combining Van Zandt with the Disciples of Soul, is an updated rendition of a classic rockin’ holiday anthem from Ramones, and now the song […]

Stream Joe Perry’s Christmas EP from 2014 for a Rock-Fueled Holiday

Stream Joe Perry’s Christmas EP from 2014 for a Rock-Fueled Holiday

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry‘s Christmas EP, released in 2014, is worth revisiting with the big day rapidly approaching. Perry’s four-song EP Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas, which finds the six-string icon slamming through four traditional holiday classics: “White Christmas,” “Run Run Rudolph,” “Silent Night” and “Santa Clause is Back in Town.” Perry will release a long-awaited […]

Get in the Spirit with Cheap Trick’s New ‘Christmas Christmas’ Album (Stream)

Get in the Spirit with Cheap Trick’s New ‘Christmas Christmas’ Album (Stream)

Tireless power-pop gods Cheap Trick just don’t quit — from touring relentlessly to releasing new albums, they’re quite active these days. And a few months back, they released their first-ever holiday album. With the big day approaching (it’s exactly one week away as this is written), we figured it was only appropriate to make sure […]

In Appreciation of The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas,’ a Deserving Holiday Season Classic

In Appreciation of The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas,’ a Deserving Holiday Season Classic

Thanksgiving is immediately followed by a brutal month of Christmas music overload. They’re inescapable; every radio station, department store, and building lobby pummels us with treacly tunes of the season.  So when a great song rises above the holiday hype, it deserves recognition. Such is the Drifters‘ version of the yuletide classic “White Christmas.” Bing […]

The Beatles’ ‘Christmas Records’ Vinyl Singles Box Set to Be Released Dec. 15

The Beatles’ ‘Christmas Records’ Vinyl Singles Box Set to Be Released Dec. 15

The Beatles vault will be opened once more for a special holiday-themed Christmas Records box set, due out Dec. 15. Featuring seven 7″ colored vinyl singles, the Christmas Records set is tailor-made for Fab Four collectors, and includes the following: 1963: “The Beatles’ Christmas Record” (one-sided, 5:00 TRT) Recorded: 17 October 1963 – Studio Two, […]

Cheap Trick’s First Holiday Album, ‘Christmas Christmas,’ Coming Out 10/20

Cheap Trick’s First Holiday Album, ‘Christmas Christmas,’ Coming Out 10/20

These are almost impossibly busy times for Cheap Trick — the long-running power-pop heroes just released an acclaimed new album, We’re All Alright, and completed a lengthy summer tour alongside Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience (click here for some great photos from a show). Somehow, despite that busy schedule, the band found time […]

Frank Sinatra ‘Ultimate Christmas’ 20-Song Collection Coming 10/6 — Just in Time for the Holidays

Frank Sinatra ‘Ultimate Christmas’ 20-Song Collection Coming 10/6 — Just in Time for the Holidays

As the seasons change and summer turns into fall, that means one thing: Holiday albums are coming. That’s definitely the case now that Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises have put together a new release showcasing 20 holiday recordings from the legendary singer. Ultimate Christmas will be released on October 6. For three selections, Frank is […]

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