Scott Weiland is much better known as the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots than he is as a singer of Christmas music. While Stone Temple Pilots did record a version of "Christmas Time Is Here" (live in concert for L.A. radio station KROQ), the band is certainly not one that comes to mind when you think of Christmas tunes. Still, like many artists, Scott wanted to record one, and he finally did, released just last year. Here's his take on "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Rod Stewart;s first-ever Christmas album is due next week! You can listen to some of the songs online now, courtesy of his record label and USA Today, right here! Rod's also released the first video, so while you can't get it officially until next week, you can see and hear Rod Stewart's version of "Let It Snow" right now!
Lady Antebellum gave us an EP for Christmas a couple years ago, and now that turns out to have just been an appetizer. The brand-new Christmas album, "On This Winter's Night", is just out, and you can count on hearing it in just over a week when we go back on the air! In the meantime, here's their video for their take on "A Holly Jolly Christmas!" I'm pretty sure they want you to sing along!
So far, this is the only Christmas song Tom Petty's released. It appeared on Tom's boxset, as well as the second Very Special Christmas collection and the second Home Alone soundtrack. Here's a live performance of Tom with "Christmas All Over Again".
Chuck Berry actually released this as the "B" side of the single for "Merry Christmas, Baby". And the title is actually "Run, Rudolph, Run", though most (like the fan who made this video) take it to be the other way around due to the lyrics. Either way, a great song, and Chuck's version is definitely one of the best!
Nat King Cole
For many of us, it just isn't Christmas until we've heard Nat King Cole's version of "The Christmas Song". I know it's still a couple weeks away from Halloween, but here's some Christmas spirit for anyone that needs it right now!
Annie Pattison is a YouTube phenom. She's a young Canadian singer who has finaled in numerous contests, including (most recently) the Calgary Stampede Talent Search and television's "The Next Star". Not bad, especially considering that she turned 15 this year. You find her videos on her channel here and you can read more about her on her website here. Annie has recorded several Christmas songs, both originals and covers, and you can find many of them on her YouTube channel. My favorite is still her first, though. Here's Annie Pattison's "Love For Christmas"
Happy Birthday, John. It's been over thirty years, and I still miss you!
Richard Marx gave us a tease last year, with his 5-song Christmas EP. In a couple weeks, he has an entire Christmas album coming out (and if you get it at Target, you'll get four extra songs - details HERE)! While wait for that, here's the original song that led off last year's EP, and is the title of the new album...
There's lots of buzz lately, or perhaps "again", about No Doubt, as their first album in over ten years hit the stores last week. As far as I know, though, they've only released one Christmas song, a cover of a song originally performed by the Vandals. The Vandals' version appeared on their Christmas album in 1996, and No Doubt released their version on the third Very Special Christmas collection in '97. Since today's Gwen's birthday, here's No Doubt and "Oi To The World"