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Have Yourselves A Messy Little Christmas

| 25 December 2014 | Reply

Have Yourselves A Messy Little Christmas
By Shane Pinnegar



100% ROCK MAGAZINE wish each and every one of our readers a most EXCELLENT festive season.

Thankyou sincerely for reading and sharing and liking our reviews, interviews and competitions throughout 2014 – as the shadow of 2015 looms large over us, we find ourselves having accrued almost FOUR MILLION web hits in just two-and-one-third years – two and a quarter million in this calendar year alone!!! – which is amazing! Thanks to you all!

This year in Perth, Western Australia, Shane welcomed on board a few new contributors of live reviews and photography – Kevin Curran & Stuart McKay, who joined reviewer/photographer Maree King, and we had a few articles from Shayne McGowan, Star Wiggam & Trulie Pinnegar as well.

Our new-this-year Book Editor Steph O’Connell (from Melbourne) has opened up a fantastic literary avenue for the magazine and got some great feedback from some great reviews, and she has enlisted another book reviewer – Aly – to the fold who’ll post her first review before the end of the year.

In The United States Toddstar has been doing great work as usual, Robert Kitay in California has pitched in with some great reviews, and we have a couple of occasional contributors to the table in the form of Jeffrey Everett (Tennessee) and Mike Hubbard (Michigan).

Thanks from Todd & Shane to all of these talented ladies & gents for the great work, and a reminder that everyone at 100% ROCK MAGAZINE has day jobs but puts in long, hard hours to bring you, the readers, as much content as we can manage. If you’re a regular and like what we do, please feel free to make a donation to offset our running expenses by clicking the Donate box near the top right of our Home Page.

Have a great 2015, everybody – keep reading, keep rocking, and keep up your feedback as we look forward to an even bigger year coming up!
Whether you’ll be listening to Christmas albums by Johnny Cash or Twisted Sister, Billy Idol or Kim Wilde, Ringo Starr, Brian Setzer, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra or, errrrr, John Denver with the Muppets (!!), we hope you’ll have a great time with family and/or friends, and keep the SPIRIT of Christmas foremost in your minds – whatever your religious beliefs.

Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run
Enuff Z’Nuff – Happy Holiday
The Pretenders – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Chuck Berry – Merry Christmas Baby
Ann & Nancy Wilson – Here Is Christmas
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Little Drummer Boy
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Billy Idol – Frosty The Snowman
Tom Keifer – Blue Christmas
Taylor Swift – Santa Baby
Dokken – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Jethro Tull – A Christmas Song
Mel Smith & Kim Wilde – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
My Chemical Romance – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Billy Idol – Let It Snow
Twisted Sister – O Come All Ye Faithful
Ringo Starr – I Wanna Be Santa Claus
Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody
Beach Boys – Santa’s Got An Airplane
Gary Hoey – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Halford – Christmas For Everyone
Slade – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Macy Gray – Winter Wonderland
Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Christmas Time Again
Paul Dianno – White Christmas
Skid Row – Jingle Bells
Extreme – Christmas Time Again
Lita Ford & Twisted Sister – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Doro Pesch, Michael Schenker, Tony Franklin, Frankie Banali – O Christmas Tree
Jeff Scott Soto, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Chris Wyse, Ray Luzier – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Angel – The Christmas Song
Billy Squier – Christmas is the time to say ’I Love You’
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Jazz
And for after the kids have gone to bed and Nana’s nodded off from too much sherry…

Alice Cooper, John 5, Billy Sheehan, Vinny Appice – Santa Claws Is Coming To Town
Kevin Bloody Wilson – Hey, Santa Claus
The Pogues – Fairytale Of New York
Danger Danger – Naughty Naughty Christmas
King Diamond – No Presents This Christmas
The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
AC/DC – Mistress For Christmas
Twisted Sister – Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days Of Christmas)
Dropkick Murphys – The Season Is Upon Us
The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight)
Blink 182 – I Won’t Be Home For Christmas
Hollywood Undead – Christmas In Hollywood
SSS – Merry Christmas
Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction – Christmas Eve On The Reeperbahn
Doro featuring Unkel Tom – Merry Metal Christmas

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