Billy Gibbons Revs Up A Christmas Song, Jack Black Covers Bowie With Kids


Its mid-November which means it’s time for rock bands to start releasing Christmas songs, this time it’s ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons. He’s gotten into the holiday spirit, releasing “Jingle Bell Blues”.

Jack Black recently collaborated with what he calls “the original school of rock”, San Francisco’s Blue Bear School of Music to cover David Bowie for the school’s 50th anniversary.

In the History of Rock in 1973 – Elton John started an eight-week run at Number 1 on the US album chart with ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, the singers third US Number 1. The album which had the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, is his best-selling studio album with worldwide sales of over 15 million copies. Recorded at the Château d’Hérouville, the album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute, ‘Candle in the Wind’, as well as three successful singles: ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ and the title track.

In 1979 – For the fifth time, The Eagles have the number one song. This one is “Heartache Tonight”, co-written by Bob Seger.

And in 2018 – A spokesman from The White House announced that Elvis Presley as one of this year’s recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal is recognized as the nation’s highest civilian honor, awarded to those whom the President believes made a meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.


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