Rocker John Mayer was given the perfect Christmas gift last month (DEC05) - a remote control ape's head.

The DAUGHTERS singer was thrilled when he opened one gift and found an animated chimp's head that he can control from across the room - and terrify his friends.

Mayer says, "This is the best Christmas present I ever got in my life.

"I actually have a lot of pictures of me - the first night I got the monkey - laying in bed with the monkey."

The quirky toy, which is available from US gadget store Sharper Image, has been one of the most requested gifts from the company over the Christmas period.