'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 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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to Christmas surprises, Scott Weiland's decision to record 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' an album of holiday standards, could be one of the most unexpected presents of all time. But while on the surface the Stone Temple Pilots frontman and yuletide cheer don't seem to go together like frankincense and myrrh, Weiland sees nothing odd about the pairing. When asked why he decided to release the album, he fires back with a simple: "Um, well, why not?"
Move over Bing Crosby! While Christmas classics might not be what comes to mind when you first think of Scott Weiland, on his latest release, 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' the Stone Temple Pilots frontman shows off a completely different side. Crooning out well orchestrated Christmas tunes in a style reminiscent of the 1930s and 1940s, Weiland delivers on timeless Christmas carols harkening back to days gone by.