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.
The holidays are just around the corner, so instead of procrastinating and stressing out last minute, Loudwire has got it covered for you with a very dependable 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. Whether you're a metal head looking for items to add to your wish list or the one shopping for a hard rocker, this list offers a combination of some of simple ideas such as CDs to more unique gift ideas such as Metallica Monopoly. No
Deck the halls and hang up your stockings (not that kind!), 'cuz Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society have just delivered some heartwarming Christmas jeer. In preparation of the holidays, the band recorded an EP of acoustic instrumental holiday classics called 'Glorious Christmas Songs That Will Make Your Black Label Heart Feel Good,' which is now available on iTunes and eOne Music.
Christian metalcore maniacs August Burns Red, who hail from Lancaster, Penn., will continue their holiday tradition of making a joyful noise by releasing more Christmas music. This year, the band will unleash its version of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman!' See, metal fans, you don’t need to resort to listening to standards offered up by the likes of Elvis Presley or Bing Crosby or even Justin Bieber in order to enjoy festive holiday tunes. You can elevate your Christmas spirit with the always moshtastic ABR!