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Big Names Announced For Metal Christmas Album

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A new metal christmas album named "Metal Christmas" has been announced which will feature some of the biggest names in heavy metal music taking part with the following tracklisting confirmed:

"Run Rudolph Run"
Vocal/bass: Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD)
Guitar/vocals: Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP)
Drums/vocals: Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS)

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Vocal: Alice Cooper
Guitar: John 5 (MARILYN MANSON/ROB ZOMBIE)
Bass: Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG/ NIACIN)
Drums: Vinnie Appice (HEAVEN AND HELL/ BLACK SABBATH)

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Vocal: Ronnie James Dio
Guitar: Tony Iommi (Heaven And Hell/ Black Sabbath)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo (WHITESNAKE/DIO)
Drums: Simon Wright (AC/DC/DIO)

"Little Drummer Boy"
Vocal: Dug Pinnick (KING's X)
Guitars: George Lynch (DOKKEN)
Bass: Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
Drums: Simon Phillips (THE WHO/TOTO)

"Santa Claus Is Back In Town"
Vocal: Tim Ripper Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-JUDAS PRIEST/ICED EARTH)
Lead Guitar: Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE)
Rhythm guitar: Juan Garcia (AGENT STEEL)
Bass: Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake/TED NUGENT)
Drums: Vinnie Appice

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
Vocal: Tommy Shaw (STYX)
Guitars: Steve Lukather (TOTO)
Bass: Marco Mendoza
Drums: Kenny Aronoff (TONY IOMMI/SMASHING PUMPKINS)

"Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer"
Vocal/Guitar: Ace Frehley (ex-KISS)
Bass: Billy Sheehan
Drums: Greg Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH)

"Rocking Round The Xmas Tree"
Vocal: Joe lynn Turner (RAINBOW/Deep Purple)
Guitars: Bruce Kulick (KISS/GRAND FUNK)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Simon Wright

"Silent Night"
Vocal: Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
Guitar: Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
Lead Guitar: Jon Donais (SHADOWS FALL)
Bass: Chris Wyse (Ozzy/THE CULT)
Drums: John Tempesta (ROB ZOMBIE)

"Silver Bells"
Vocal: Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen/JOURNEY)
guitar: Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT)
Bass: James Lomenzo (MEGADETH/DLR BAND)
Drums: Ray Luzier (KORN/DAVID LEE ROTH)

"Deck The Halls"
Vocal: Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB)
Guitar: Craig Goldy (Dio)
Bass: Tony Franklin (THE FIRM)
Drums: John Tempesta

"We Wish You a Merry Xmas"
Vocal: Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE)
Guitars: Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake)
Bass: Chris Wyse
Drums: Ray Luzier

More details are expected to follow soon.

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1. deathbringer writes:

Damn, lots of old guys - I think the average age on this comp is over 60 :-) Chuck Billy singing Silent Night would be interesting.

# Aug 11, 2008 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

It's hearing the combination of Chuck Billy and Scott Ian that has me excited!

# Aug 11, 2008 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

WOW! That is an album full of blasts from the past so to speak! Wont pick it up due to the fact I am quite "bah humbug" about xmas. Now Halloween on the other hand...

# Aug 11, 2008 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. james44 writes:

i want buy it

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 3:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. a writes:

glad i'm not the only one looking forward to the silent night song with chuck blily and scoot ian. lots of them are OLD.

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. chazo writes:

You don't understand wisdom kids
chazo
las vegas

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 5:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jenny writes:

I LOVE the entire set up! This is gonna kick teeth in a cool/funny sorta way:can't wait. Imagine getting this a an actual Xmas gift? LOL!

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BLACKDOG writes:

There are people from STYX & TOTO involved?!?!?!!!!

In any event I'll be picking this up just for the combo of George Lynch & Doug Pinnick.That should be cool.

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. psythe writes:

Hmmm... I'm seeing a lot of the same names that did that metal Beatles covers compilation I reviewed a while ago.

I agree with Deathbringer, 'Silent Night' has sparked the most interest in me here.

Now Playing: Deftones - "Passenger"

# Aug 12, 2008 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. jimmy j. writes:

Damn what's next? Hanna Montana does Pantera songs.

# Aug 13, 2008 @ 12:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ChaosJedi writes:

No Jimmy J, that would suck. Imagine Pantera sing Hannah Montana. Or Alice Cooper singing "Promiscuous" with Joan Jett or someone else. That I would love to see...

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. truckulent writes:

this is so gay that listening to it would be tantamount to sucking cack & swallowing large gobs of jiz.....

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Txmetalhead writes:

This is fukkin' cool! I will be interested to hear it.

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Txmetalhead writes:

"Ripper" singing Santa Clause is back in town..haha....badA$$...this will be interesting.

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Jenny writes:

Laugh if ya wanna (I did) but I have Twisted Sister's x-mas album lol! I heard it soooo many times last x-mas n I'm ready for something else to make me enjoy cold weather: this is it 4 sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. MetalMatt writes:

Anyone remember the "A Very Brutal Christmas" album from a few years ago? It was laughable and funny and I still don't know if it was supposed to be. A lot of these names are metal legends but i have no interest in hearing them do Christmas songs and i love Christmas songs. But I guess the end product will tell us if it sucks or not.

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jackrum writes:

Silent night looks easily the best song on there, that would get blasted out on december 24th

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 1:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BLACKDOG's avatar

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18. BLACKDOG writes:

You may have a point.

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Dee writes:

This could be interesting... Even though I don't celebrate christmas, i'm looking foward to buying it . It sounds like it's gonna be cool.

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. wehatelove writes:

love to hear dave grohl's beat..

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 3:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. AlliedFront676 writes:

Talk about corny, i cant stand chirstmas music. But i would like my two front teeth to finally grow in.

"Bury Me in Smoke"

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 3:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

imagine a Cannibal Corpse or Deicide christmas album...that would be amazing

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. That_One_Guy writes:

Hmm.. I'm not so sure about this one.. "Silent Night" with Chuck Billy does spark my interest though.

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Southern_Bastard writes:

Those are some old f***ers.... and those dudes from shadows fall are all chillin with old dudes. They want to be a hair metal band so bad.

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Southern_Bastard writes:

word up to DEEP PURPLE

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. RIFF-MASTER writes:

They should make another album with this line-up

Vocals - Glen Benton (Deicide)
Guitars - Phil Fasciana (Malevolent Creation)
Guitars - Allan West (Ex-Obituary)
Bass - Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
Drums - Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel)

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Jenny's avatar

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27. Jenny writes:

^Yes Yes!!!

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. AlliedFront676 writes:

ahah you have a man as your avatar^ thats sexist.

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. laserbeamjoe writes:

Yeah cant wait me self, i went round lookin for it and found it on amazon
doesnt come out till october 13th, its titled
"We Wish You a Metal Christmas and a Headbanging New Year"

# Sep 10, 2008 @ 2:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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