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The Hives and Cyndi Lauper's Raucous 'A Christmas Duel'

Listen to the unlikely combo's rocking holiday tune

December 23, 2011 11:00 AM ET
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The Hives & Cyndi Lauper, 'A Christmas Duel'
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Click to listen to The Hives & Cyndi Lauper's 'A Christmas Duel'

Swedish garage rockers the Hives recently teamed up with pop icon Cyndi Lauper to celebrate the holidays with "A Christmas Duel," a blazing number that's much more fierce and raw than your typical Christmas carol.

Random Notes

It may seem an unlikely combination of artists, but Lauper's strong, take-no-guff voice turns out to be a perfect match for the Hives' rough and tumble rock power.

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