Watch Elton John Perform ‘Step Into Christmas’ on the ‘Gilbert O’Sullivan Show’ in 1973 (in Remastered Video Format)

Watch Elton John Perform ‘Step Into Christmas’ on the ‘Gilbert O’Sullivan Show’ in 1973 (in Remastered Video Format)

Just in time for Christmas (next week!), a nugget from the depths of the Elton John vault has been unveiled. In 1973, Sir Elton and his backing band — Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson (and a rare cameo from songwriting partner Bernie Taupin on percussion) — performed “Step Into Christmas” on the Gilbert O’Sullivan Show. The […]

Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs

Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs

Looking for that last-minute Christmas-themed rock n’ roll playlist? Look no further, as we have searched far & wide for some of the most enduring and timeless (and even infamous) Christmas cover songs laid to tape. Let us know in the comments which ones we missed! Motorhead – “Run Rudolph Run” Lemmy & the gang’s […]

Getting into the Spirit of the Season and Pulling Double Duty: Q&A with Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

Getting into the Spirit of the Season and Pulling Double Duty: Q&A with Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

Many bands who led the initial alt-country charge have fallen by the wayside, but Old 97’s — Rhett Miller (vocals/rhythm guitar), Ken Bethea (lead guitar), Murry Hammond (bass) and Philip Peeples (drums) — are still very productive, a quarter century after forming in Dallas. The group has released 11 studio albums. 2017’s impressive Graveyard Whistling included […]

Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top Shreds in William Shatner’s New Video for ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ — Watch

Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top Shreds in William Shatner’s New Video for ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ — Watch

Just ahead of the holiday season, William Shatner added to his irreverent recording career with Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album, which is precisely what its name suggests. On the LP, Shatner and a group of backing musicians tackle all kinds of holiday standards, from “Jingle Bells” (with Henry Rollins) to “Winter Wonderland” (with Todd Rundgren […]

Get in the Spirit of the Season with Eric Clapton’s New Performance Video for ‘White Christmas’

Get in the Spirit of the Season with Eric Clapton’s New Performance Video for ‘White Christmas’

Last month, Eric Clapton released his first — yes, his very first — holiday album, as Happy Xmas marked the legendary guitarist’s first foray into winter holiday territory. Featuring renditions of classic songs and an original composition, Happy Xmas also includes Slowhand’s take on “White Christmas,” which now has a warm performance video to go […]

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 […]

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