NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Christmas has come early with Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul’s new video for their just-released holiday song “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight).”
In the festive clip, Steven Van Zandt, decked out in head-to-toe stripes, elf ears and a pointy hat, leads his 15-piece band all dressed in their merry best on a sun-soaked beach while footage from vintage movies and cartoons through an update of the Ramones classic.
The track is available at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
The Ramones’ Yuletide classic, written by Joey Ramone, was the B-side to the 1987 single, “I Wanna Live.”
The new rendition was recorded by Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul’s last month during soundcheck in Utrecht, Netherlands during its “Soulfire Tour 2017,”
“This is our tribute to the Ramones, keeping their music alive,” Van Zandt told Rolling Stone. “I needed a third verse so I channeled Joey and wrote what I feel is the third verse he would have written. His brother Mickey heard the record and gave me his blessing.”