Quick Hits: Shane MacGowan, Black Label Society, David Bowie

posted November 9, 2010

  • Ordained Catholic priests, The Priests - Father Eugene O'Hagan, his brother Martin and their old school friend David Delargy, have joined forces with Shane MacGowan (of The Pogues fame), to record a version of "Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth" on their brand new album "Noel" (RCA Victor) in stores now. The Priests are one of the most celebrated musical acts the religious arena, having sold 3 million albums worldwide. "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" was inspired by the massive hit released in 1977 when legends and Bing Crosby and David Bowie - an equally unpredictable collaboration - made it to the number one slot around the world and made it one of the greatest Christmas classics of all time.
  • The first-ever Black Label Society Christmas tune, "The First Noel" is available now on iTunes. The track is a beautiful instrumental which highlights BLS frontman Zakk Wylde's prowess on the acoustic guitar. Black Label Society's proceeds from sales of the single will be donated to The Zakk and Barbaranne Wylde Foundation at St. Jude's Children's Hospital, a charity The Wyldes have long supported.
  • To celebrate the re-issue of "Station to Station," join in the David Bowie scavenger hunt, collecting all 9 of his images - each image on a different site - to unlock an exclusive piece of content and be entered to win a host of prizing including the Deluxe Edition box set, an iPod Nano, and exclusive t-shirt. Get started on BowieNet to collect the first piece and periodically check into David Bowie's Facebook page for clues and hints.