10 Musicians to Invite to Your Holiday Party

The original list comes from Hypebot and starts like this:

1. Leonard CohenFor intelligent cocktail conversation
2. Ozzy OsbourneIs it really a party without Ozzy?
3. Ziggy MarleySomebody has to bring the….
4. Ray LamontagneI just want to try to make this guy smile
5. Dr. JohnAdd some NOLA spice to the party gumbo

You can read more here.

My list goes like this:

1.  Tommy Lee:  The man travels with his own Jaegermeister dispensing machine.  Need I say more?

2.  Andrew W.K.:  He’d make the party hearty

3. David Bowie:  Don’t you think it’s time that he got out of the house for a bit?

4. Liam Gallagher:  You need someone to start a drunken brawk.

5. Nick Cave:  For the interesting conversation

6. Joe Strummer:  Yes, he’s dead.  But I’d still like to have a beer with him.

7. Bob Geldof:  He’s actually a fun guy.  And he’s probably the guy who would deck Liam first.

8. Gord Downie:  Just for the dancing.

9. Courtney Love:  Just for the hysterics.

10. Dave Grohl:  The Nicest Man in Rock™.  He’s keep Courtney in line and then end up forming a band with everyone else at the party.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “10 Musicians to Invite to Your Holiday Party

  • December 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I love this list. Here are a few of mine. Tom Waits – yes, it would get sloppy, but the stories would be worth the price of admission. I'm thinking that while there's some weird potential, Donald Fagen could be a great party guest once you got him going. It could involve a call to the cops, but a posthumous appearance from Jim Morrison and Keith Moon would be memorable to say the least. Thanks, Alan, for getting us going on a slow holiday week.


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