Billy Gibbons gives Jingle Bells a blues makeover in his cover of the Christmas classic

Billy Gibbons
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Christmas is on the horizon, and so artists from across the musical spectrum are all vying to become the next Mariah Carey, penning tracks they hope will assure them a yearly place in the charts and on the sound systems of shopping malls the world over.

And the latest artist to toss his hat into the ring – perhaps even literally – is ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, who has recorded a blues-flavored cover of Christmas classic, Jingle Bells.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.