Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Derek Sherinian, Tony Franklin Join Thomas Thunder For Holiday Standard Cover

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A holiday standard is getting a prog update courtesy of wonderkind drummer Thomas Thunder and three very well known and respected musicians.

Thunder has partnered again with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Derek Sherinian, and Tony Franklin for a new cover of the holiday standard, ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas.’ The quartet debuted the cover Thursday. Most recently, the group joined forces to release Thunder’s debut album, The Pharaoh’s Temple.

The group’s take on the holiday standard stays true to the source material. Though the addition of Sherinian’s keyboard line, Franklin’s bass work, and Thal’s performance on guitar gives the song an interesting amped up new take. Thunder’s work behind the kit adds its own touch to the presentation, too. The collective’s overall performance echoes all the work that it presented in Thunder’s recently released album.

The group’s take on the holiday standard is available to stream and download through Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, and Deezer.

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