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10 Christmas Songs That Rock

Lemmy Killmister / Rob Halford
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It’s no secret the holiday season is filled with mundane, monotonous tunes. Thankfully, rock saves the day as this list of heavy hitters puts their own spin on these traditional songs. Acts like Guns N’ Roses and Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister are just a couple of the rockers that raise our holiday spirits with screeching screams and heavy riffs. Try not to brea

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Rob Halford Rocks Alice Cooper’s ‘Christmas Pudding’ Show

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Alice Cooper's annual Christmas Pudding show took place on Dec. 17 and the shock rocker was surrounded by plenty of special guests upping the event's metal quotient. Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and former Motley Crue singer John Corabi (who can perhaps apply for his former job if his predecessor and replacement Vince Neil actually does bolt) were all on tap at the 11th annual show at the Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Ariz.

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SiriusXM to Air Evanescence ‘Artist Confidential’ Performance on Christmas Night

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Sick of holiday songs and Christmas standards like 'Deck the Halls' and 'Silent Night?' So are we. If you want to pipe some of your preferred music into your holiday gatherings, SiriusXM is making that easy for you. Beginning Christmas night (Dec. 25) at 9 PM EST, the satellite radio broadcaster will air Evanescence's 'Artist Confidential' performance on its Octane active rock channel.

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Machine Head Christmas Light Show Fronted by Evil Snowman

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'Tis the season of metal-inspired Christmas light shows and we've got another one to cram under your tree. We recently posted suburban light shows for Slayer's 'Raining Blood' and Metallica's 'Enter Sandman,' so to continue this new holiday tradition, we give you Machine Head's classic track 'Impirium.'

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Scott Weiland Goes Military in ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ Video

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Scott Weiland is certainly doing his best to reinvent himself as a Rat Pack crooner with his holiday set 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.' He has just issued a video (watch below) for his version of the wistful holiday standard 'I'll Be Home for Christmas.' The vid starts with a waving American flag and vintage footage of troops playing on the screen behind Weiland's swaying silhouette.

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Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ Powers Awesome Christmas Light Display

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Santa Claus is going to flip out when he sees this house. One metalhead with a slightly twisted Christmas spirit was able to create a fun-filled holiday light show at his house this year, synchronized to Metallica's magnum opus 'Enter Sandman.'

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Slayer’s ‘Raining Blood’ Synchronized to Outdoor Christmas Lights

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Slayer's 'Raining Blood' gets synchronized to a thrashing Christmas light display when this fan of 20-plus years strings the bulbs in his neighborhood. This show of lights is the mother-load of holiday displays, given the bulbs are required to blink in time at 210 beats per minute to keep up with Slayer.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Pushes for a Very Green Christmas

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and his wife Adrienne have joined forces with the Natural Resources Defense Council to debut this year’s ‘Green Gifts Guide,’ hoping to sway holiday shoppers in an environmentally conscious direction with their gift lists this year.

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August Burns Red Offers Christmas Cheer With Cover of ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’

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For three straight years, Christian metalcore band August Burns Red have released a late-year cover of a holiday classic. Carrying on the tradition of providing online merriment and cheer to all good little boys and girls, the band has just issued a raging instrumental of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' which features dual guitar harmonies redolent of Iron Maiden, a galloping rhythm that sounds kinda like Metallica's 'One' with an acoustic arpeggio breakdown.

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Black Friday Deals For Rock Fans

Aerosmith, Mastodon, Guns N' Roses
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So it’s Black Friday and for some people that may mean popping a tent and sleeping outside in a line with a bunch of strangers and hoping you don’t get pepper sprayed. We like to take a more laid back approach to Black Friday and stick to online shopping from the comforts of home, so to help you out, we’ve scoped out a few deals and exclusive collectibles for the rocker on your list.

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