12 Riffs of Christmas – Lemmy, Gibbons & Grohl – Run, Run Rudolph

2392387-2392384-lemmy_santa-jpgLemmy, Billy F. Gibbons and Dave GrohlRun, Run Rudolph (from the compilation We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year, 2008 Armoury Records  – First recorded by the legendary Chuck Berry in 1958, Run, Run Rudolph has been recorded by many musicians over the years. The others are okay, but you cannot compete with Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), especially when he is joined by underrated guitar legend Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), and all-round good dude Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters). This is Christmas, Sunset Strip meets Mississippi Delta style; with snarl and attitude. The only regretful thing about this collaboration is that they didn’t make a whole album of Holiday songs. If you had an opportunity to record a Christmas song with a select group ofmusicians, who would you choose, and what song would you do? I choose White Christmas with Joshua Homme (QOTSA) and Tom Waits. Just imagine…



Riff of the Day 09/25/15 Kamchatka – Mixed Emotions

Kamchatka – Mixed Emotions (from the album Kamchatka, 2005 Grooveyard) If you are a fan of heavy blues, this band might interest you. This Swedish trio draws from past blues, psychedelic, and stoner rock bands. They have definite, Jimi Hendrix and Cream vibe in their songs. The song Mixed Emotions is a great example of Kamchatka’s ability to create a good, heavy groove. They gained some notoriety as the supporting band for Clutch during one of their tours. They have also released six studio albums to date. Check out the covers for Kamchatka’s records if you are a fan of album art. There is some pretty cool stuff happening there.