News: Marty Friedman Releases Classic Christmas Single

Marty Friedman’s version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!” is the new single from A Very Metal Christmas Vol. 2.

Friedman’s version of the Judy Garland classic is an eclectic mix of acoustic and electric guitars also featuring a head-turning guest appearance by Friedman’s life partner and frequent collaborator, Japanese cellist Hiyori Okuda.

As previously reported, Cleopatra Records have assembled an amazing list of musicians who brought new life to older, beloved Christmas songs on A Very Metal Christmas Vols. 1 & 2. Contributors include the likes of Rainbow’s Graham Bonnet, Megadeth’s Chris Poland, King’s X’s Ty Tabor, George Lynch, Great White’s Jack Russell, Vixen’s Janet Gardner, Angel’s Frank DiMino, and many more.

A Very Metal Christmas:

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 Volume II:

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

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