Back in 2009, I interviewed TWIZTID during my time running music coverage for FANGORIA. It was in March, a mere five months before I became a parent for the first time, and this site wasn't even in the cards yet. It was a different time, and much has changed for me in the five years passed, and the same can be said for TWIZTID, who've gone out on their own, now separate from Psychopathic Records, the label on which they spent a good 17 years. To celebrate the launch of their own webstore, TWIZTID have released a brand-new mixtape, FOR THE FAM: Volume 2. Listen below, and hit Twiztid Shop for more

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Sunday, March 23 2014 21:16

Lifetime goes big for RETURN TO ZERO...

On May 17th, Lifetime will launch its first-ever global premiere event with the debut of the film, RETURN TO ZERO. Starring Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Minnie Driver (GROSS POINTE BLANK, GOOD WILL HUNTING, ABOUT A BOY), Paul Adelstein (SCANDAL, PRIVATE PRACTICE), Alfred Molina (CHOCOLAT, SPECIES), Connie Nielsen (THE FOLLOWING), Sarah Jones (ALCATRAZ), Andrea Anders (JOEY) and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kathy Baker (PICKET FENCES), the film will debut at 8pm ET/PT in the U.S. Additionally, the film will also air in Canada, the U.K., Spain, France, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, and Hong Kong, with other territories to be confirmed. 

Jasper ReddThis coming Tuesday, Jasper Redd will release his new stand-up special, JAZZ TALK, via New Wave Dynamics on CD and digital download (Pre-Order: Amazon | iTunes), while a video will follow on June 10. Recorded at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, Redd "vows to give the ‘truth to the youth’ when it comes to fast food, while encouraging everyone to stay socially lubricated," taking on interracial relationships, funerals and more. Would you like a taste? Check out the mixtape below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER.

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It was thirteen years ago that I bought THE FAINT's DANSE MACABRE? That's the realization that hit me tonight when browsing my emails to find the announcement that THE FAINT's first album since "ceasing to exist" in 2008 is about to hit the streets on April 8. DOOM ABUSE (pre-order now on iTunes) will be released by SQE Music, and today the music video for the first single hit the net. Check out "Help in the Head" below...

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It's very appropriate to see bands like INFORMATION SOCIETY regrouping and returning to their roots... hearing how many current "alternative" acts have just been aping the 1980s new wave and electronic movements without due credit. Ahead of their summer 2014 album, _HELLO WORLD, Paul Robb (synths), Kurt Larson (vocals) and James Cassidy (bass, keyboards) will be releasing a new single called "Land of the Blind" on March 4 (via HAKATAK International), but you can check out the lyric video today, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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The 2014 BONNAROO Music and Arts Festival is BIG. 125+ musical artists, 20+ comedians, all running 24 hours a day for a full four days, June 12-15 in Manchester, Tennessee. This year's lineup has been revealed, and it's diverse - from legends like SIR ELTON JOHN and LIONEL RICHIE, to megastars like KANYE WEST, the fine rock of CAKE and the metal of MESHUGGAH thrown in. Check it out below...

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