Hardcore rock acts like The Used and MY AMERICAN HEART are offering their fans a quirky Christmas (05) treat - a new heavy reworking of classic festive tunes and modern Yule songs.

The groups will join acts like Skindred and Funeral For A Friend on holiday compilation TASTE OF CHRISTMAS.

The Used frontman BERT McCRACKEN - KELLY OSBOURNE's ex-boyfriend - appears solo on the album, performing a rendition of John Lennon's HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Lennon's tragic death.