230 – A Hard, Heavy & Hairy Christmas (2019)

Show Notes

A Hard, Heavy & Hairy Christmas, 2 full hours of Christmas Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands to save your sanity if you just can’t stand to hear George Michael or Mariah Carey one… more… damn… time! There’s even two brand new songs in this 2019 A Hard, Heavy & Hairy Christmas Special! Rock out all holiday long with A Hard, Heavy & Hairy Christmas!

Playlist

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Buy Twisted Sister - Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas)  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Twisted Sister - Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas)  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Twisted Sister – Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas)

Buy AC/DC - Mistress For Christmas  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy AC/DC - Mistress For Christmas  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) AC/DC – Mistress For Christmas

Buy Jeff Scott Soto, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Chris Wyse & Ray Luzi - We Wish You a Merry Christmas  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Jeff Scott Soto, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Chris Wyse & Ray Luzi - We Wish You a Merry Christmas  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Jeff Scott Soto, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Chris Wyse & Ray Luzi – We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Buy L.A. Guns - Father Christmas  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy L.A. Guns - Father Christmas  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) L.A. Guns – Father Christmas

Buy Bob Rivers - I Am Santa Claus  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Bob Rivers - I Am Santa Claus  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Bob Rivers – I Am Santa Claus

Buy Skyla Talon - Last Christmas  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Skyla Talon - Last Christmas  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Skyla Talon – Last Christmas

Buy Firehouse - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Firehouse - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Firehouse – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Buy Helix - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Helix - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Helix – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Buy Small Town Titans - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Small Town Titans - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Small Town Titans – You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Buy Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, Bob Kulick, Billy Sheehan & Gregg B - Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, Bob Kulick, Billy Sheehan & Gregg B - Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, Bob Kulick, Billy Sheehan & Gregg B – Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer

Buy Nelson - Jingle Bell Rock  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Nelson - Jingle Bell Rock  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Nelson – Jingle Bell Rock

New Music Premiere:
Buy Royal Bliss - Favorite Things  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Royal Bliss - Favorite Things  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Royal Bliss – Favorite Things

Buy Bad Religion - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Bad Religion - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Bad Religion – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Buy Korn - Kidnap the Sandy Claws  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Korn - Kidnap the Sandy Claws  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Korn – Kidnap the Sandy Claws

Buy Twisted Sister - I'll Be Home for Christmas (ft. Lita Ford)  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Twisted Sister - I'll Be Home for Christmas (ft. Lita Ford)  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Twisted Sister – I’ll Be Home for Christmas (ft. Lita Ford)

Buy Jimi Hendrix - Little Drummer Boy - Silent Night - Auld Lang Syne  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Jimi Hendrix - Little Drummer Boy - Silent Night - Auld Lang Syne  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Jimi Hendrix – Little Drummer Boy – Silent Night – Auld Lang Syne

Buy Rise Against - Making Christmas  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Rise Against - Making Christmas  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Rise Against – Making Christmas

Buy Gaia Epicus - Metal X-Mas  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Gaia Epicus - Metal X-Mas  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Gaia Epicus – Metal X-Mas

Buy Corey Taylor - X-M@$  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Corey Taylor - X-M@$  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Corey Taylor – X-M@$

Buy Bon Jovi - I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Bon Jovi - I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Bon Jovi – I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas

Buy Danger Danger - Naughty Naughty Christmas  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Danger Danger - Naughty Naughty Christmas  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Danger Danger – Naughty Naughty Christmas

Buy Helix - Sock It To Me Santa  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Helix - Sock It To Me Santa  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Helix – Sock It To Me Santa

Buy Christopher Lee - Silent Night  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Christopher Lee - Silent Night  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Christopher Lee – Silent Night

Buy Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons & Dave Grohl - Run Rudolph Run  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons & Dave Grohl - Run Rudolph Run  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons & Dave Grohl – Run Rudolph Run

New Music Premiere:
Buy The Dirty Nil - Christmas At My House  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy The Dirty Nil - Christmas At My House  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) The Dirty Nil – Christmas At My House

Buy John Sloman - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy John Sloman - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) John Sloman – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Buy Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Wizards in Winter  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Wizards in Winter  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Wizards in Winter

Buy Linkin Park - My December  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Linkin Park - My December  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Linkin Park – My December

Buy Twisted Sister - White Christmas (Featuring Doro Pesch)  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Twisted Sister - White Christmas (Featuring Doro Pesch)  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Twisted Sister – White Christmas (Featuring Doro Pesch)

Buy Dokken - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy Dokken - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) Dokken – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Buy The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)  on iTunes or Apple MusicBuy The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)  on Amazon (and play it on any MP3 player) The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)

Transcript of the Show

[INTRO]

This is the Hard, Heavy & Hairy Christmas Special! 2-Hours of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Band Christmas songs–some original, some covers, and some, like this one, that twist original lyrics in with old favorites. This is Twisted Sister with their version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” aka “Heavy Metal Christmas”.

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Twisted Sister – Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas)
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Every year at this time the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show and I put out the Hard, Heavy & Hairy Christmas Special for those of you who celebrate Christmas but are tired of always hearing the same Christmas songs and want something different for Christmas, harder Christmas music, heavier Christmas music, and hairier Christmas music. If you just can’t listen to George Michael or Bing Crosby one… more… damn… time! Then you’re listening to the right show, a show you can play again and again all Holiday Season.

I’m your Ho, Ho, Host, Pariah Burke. Thank you for joining me. What’s on your Christmas list? AC/DC has knows what they want.

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AC/DC – Mistress For Christmas
Jeff Scott Soto, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Chris Wyse & Ray Luzi – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
L.A. Guns – Father Christmas
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In order you just heard “Mistress for Christmas” from AC/DC, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” as done by Jeff Scott Soto, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Chris Wyse & Ray Luzi, and finally, LA Guns with “Father Christmas.”

This week there’s no Cover Song of the Week, and very little commentary from me. Just as much Christmas-themed Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands as I can cram into the two hours, including a couple of funny Christmas songs, like this Bob Rivers parody of a Black Sabbath classic. This is “I Am Santa Claus.”

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Bob Rivers – I Am Santa Claus
Skyla Talon – Last Christmas
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So much better than listening to George Michael’s version again. That was Skyla Talon from ModelSaint with “Last Christmas.”

I do have for you two brand new songs debuting on the show. Those are coming up. Right now, let’s rock around the Christmas Tree with Firehouse and then going old school with Helix and Moody Blues founder Denny Laine.

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Firehouse – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Helix – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Denny Laine – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
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Denny Laine, the founder of the Moody Blues, there with “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”. Before Denny were other 70s rockers, Helix and “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.”

Rudolph is too good a reindeer to run over poor Grandma, so Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, Bob Kulick, Billy Sheehan & Gregg Bissionette must be talking about the other reindeer in this next song.

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Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, Bob Kulick, Billy Sheehan & Gregg Bissionette – Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer
Nelson – Jingle Bell Rock
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“Jingle Bell Rock” from Nelson.

Ready for something new? This next song is brand new for Christmas 2019. From Royal Bliss, it’s “Favorite Things” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.

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Royal Bliss – Favorite Things
Bad Religion – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Korn – Kidnap the Sandy Claws
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Korn covering “Kidnap the Sandy Claws” from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Still coming up is another Metal cover from that soundtrack, Corey Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, Linkin Park, Dokken, and more.

You’re listening to the 2019 edition of the annual A Hard, Heavy & Hairy Christmas Special with me, Pariah Burke, your ho, ho, ho-loving host. I’m hammered on egg nog, cozier up beside a roaring fire of Justin Bieber and Post Malone CDs, and spinning for you two full hours of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Band versions of Christmas classics. Stream this show again any time you want, 24 hours a day, all 25 Days of Christmas and beyond, from PariahRocks.com.

Next, Twisted Sister teams up with Lita Ford to promise “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

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Twisted Sister – I’ll Be Home for Christmas (ft. Lita Ford)
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Let’s take a break from the vocal songs and listen to a little medley played on a “1969 Fender Stratocaster, original pick-ups, maple neck, strung upside down for a left-handed motherf***ing genius, Jimi Hendrix.”

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Jimi Hendrix – Little Drummer Boy – Silent Night – Auld Lang Syne
Rise Against – Making Christmas
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Also from Nightmare Before Christmas, that was “Making Christmas” done by Rise Against.

Corey Taylor is up after Gaia Epicus and “Metal X-Mas”.

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Gaia Epicus – Metal X-Mas
Corey Taylor – X-MGr8whtape
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Corey Taylor there with “X-MGr8whtape “.

With great Christmas Hard Rock, Metal, and Hair like this, “I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas,” so does Bon Jovi.

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Bon Jovi – I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas
Danger Danger – Naughty Naughty Christmas
Helix – Sock It To Me Santa
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Helix and “Sock It To Me Santa” following “Naughty Naughty Christmas” that could only have come from Danger Danger.

This is anything but a silent night, especially when Christopher Lee puts his dark stamp on this Austrian carol that turned 200 years old last Christmas.

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Christopher Lee – Silent Night
Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons & Dave Grohl – Run Rudolph Run
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Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons & Dave Grohl and “Run Rudolf Run.”

Ready for that second brand new song I promised? Hailing from Dundas, Ontario, Canada, this is the band The Dirty Nil and “Christmas At My House” on Hard, Heavy & Hair.

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The Dirty Nil – Christmas At My House
John Sloman – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Wizards in Winter
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TSO–Trans-Siberian Orchestra–with “Wizards in Winter” following Welsh vocalist John Sloman of Lone Star telling you to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Sometimes, Christmas time needs a little touch of the somber. That’s where Linkin Park comes in with “My December” on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Christmas 2019 special.

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Linkin Park – My December
Twisted Sister – White Christmas (Featuring Doro Pesch)
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“White Christmas” by Doro Pesch and Twisted Sister.

My name is Pariah Burke, I’m your hard talking, heavy drinking, hairball of a ho, ho, ho host and producer. Although I’m not as jolly and rotund as the typical Santa, and my beard is red, not white, but then so is my nose–bright red–thanks to all the eggnog.

If, like me, you love the Christmas Holiday season but just can’t STAND to hear George Michael or Mariah Carey one more freaking time or, if, also like me, you want to hang mistletoe all over your house and do a lot more than just kiss under it, then you should keep this show ready to stream on-demand again all Christmas season. All you have to do is visit the show website, PariahRocks.com, or grab the MixCloud mobile app. Then you can stream this great Christmas Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands again and again.

And I’ve got one more for you before we end the show. Dokken is going to play us out–complete with George Lynch guitar solo–by telling us why you’d better not cry, you’d better not pout, but you definitely should stand up and shout.

Once again, I’m Pariah Burke. Thank you for joining me forA Hard, Heavy & Hairy Christmas. I’ll be back next week with a regular Hard, Heavy & Hair Show. Until then, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays, everyone.

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Dokken – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
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