Mariah Carey Christmas Classic Gets Metal Makeover
Mariah Carey is the unofficial “Queen of Christmas” thanks to her Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Now, the pop song has been covered with a major metal twist.
This cover features guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, bassist David Ellefson and vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens.
The cover is the lead track off of A Very Metal Christmas. The album features a number of big names in metal and hard rock. Among them are Stephen Pearcy, Carmine Appice, Paul Dianno and L.A. Guns. As if that weren’t enough, a second album, aptly named A Very Metal Christmas II, was released at the same time. That album features Glenn Hughes, Pretty Boy Floyd, Gilby Clarke, Faster Pussycat and more.
Both albums are now streaming and are available on vinyl and CD at CleoRecs.com. A full track listing for both albums is below.
A Very Metal Christmas – Track Listing
1. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Tim “Ripper” Owens, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, David Ellefson
2. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Cherie Currie, Tracii Guns
3. Feliz Navidad – Stephen Pearcy, Vinnie Moore
4. Carol Of The Bells – Chris Poland
5. Last Christmas – Graham Bonnet, Mick Box
6. Please Come Home For Christmas – Carmine Appice, Ty Tabor, Paul Shortino, Phil Soussan
7. White Christmas – Bulletboys
8. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 – George Lynch
9. Merry Xmas Everybody – Kim McAuliffe & Cliff Evans
10. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Paul Dianno
11. Happy Holiday – Enuff Z’nuff
12. Little Saint Nick – L.A. Guns
13. Donner & Blitzen (Achim Koehler Mix) – Thor
A Very Metal Christmas II – Track Listing
1. O Holy Night – Glenn Hughes
2. Blue Christmas – Jack Russell, Chris Holmes
3. Winter Wonderland – Fast Eddie Clarke, Steve Overland
4. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Janet Gardner
5. Another Rock And Roll Christmas – Paul Dianno, Paul Samson
6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Marty Friedman
7. It’s A Wonderful Life – George Lynch & Jeff Pilson
8. Father Christmas – Pretty Boy Floyd
9. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – Gilby Clarke
10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Helix
11. Run, Rudolph Run – Faster Pussycat
12. Silent Night – Frank DiMino, Tracii Guns
13. What Child Is This? – Glen Drover