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Holiday Flashback: Ted Nugent and David Letterman do “The Christmas Song” in 1987

The Motor-City Madman drops in on Dave for a little Xmas cheer as they parody Bowie and Bing’s classic duet

 

In this parody of David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s classic duet on “The Little Drummer Boy,” neighbor Ted Nugent drops in on David Letterman for a bit of… Read More

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The Mad Dog Blog: Holiday Rock Classics

GSTV’s in-house Brit rundowns the best in holiday rock hits

 

By the Mad Dog

 

Well, its that time of year again – have you sent your letter to Santa yet ? The festive season seems to start earlier every year but I reckon I experienced a record-breaker this year when I went into a pub in England on October 8th to find they had already put up their Christmas tree !! Jeez, my tan has barely faded from summer……I awarded the bartender “Premature Man of the Year”.

 

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Holiday Flashback: Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody”

Legendary British glam rockers produce a true Christmas rock classic

 

By Alex Baker

 

In the United States, British glitter rockers Slade were best known for producing stomping glam rock hits like “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” and the original version of “Cum on Feel the Noize.”

 

However in Britain, where glam rock dominated the charts… Read More

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Holiday Playlist: The Who’s “Christmas” Live in 1970

Thunderous live clip of the almighty Who performing “Christmas” from 1969 rock opera Tommy

Could there ever be a more rocking holiday song than “Christmas” off The Who’s Tommy? Analog video interference aside, we are absolutely loving this clip of The Who playing the song live at Tanglewood in 1970. Daltrey is at his… Read More

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Holiday Playlist: Christmas with Johnny Cash

Christmas with Johnny Cash features Christmas songs recorded by the Man in Black between 1962 and 1980

 

Johnny Cash recorded many Christmas songs throughout his 50+ year career in the music business. Many of the best of them are included in this excellent Christmas compilation from Sony Legacy.

 

Although the songs on Christmas with Johnny Cash were all recorded between 1962 and 1980, the album was actually released around… Read More

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Holiday Playlist: The Kinks “Father Christmas”

The Kinks weave social commentary, a hooky chorus, and a bitchin’ guitar tone into a Christmas rock anthem

 

 

Kinks frontman Ray Davies was never one to shy away from social commentary. However like most of what he wrote, he tended to deliver it with a wry twist. This is especially evident in “Father Christmas“; the Kinks’ 1977 single about a guy who dresses as… Read More

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