RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA is a new Blu-ray & DVD that brings home one of the greatest live bands in the world - pairing their legendary Madison Square Garden concert from December of 2010 (presented in 5.1 surround) with a feature-length documentary film directed by Hannes Rossacher, and A 20-minute film about the making of Rammstein's sixth album, Liebe ist für alle da. To celebrate the release of this monumental Blu-ray, RAMMSTEIN and UMe have partnered with THE ROCK FATHER Magazine to get three (3) lucky readers outfitted with an IN AMERIKA Prize Pack that includes the RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA 2-disc DVD signed by the band, Amerika Sweatshirt in Navy, Amerika T-Shirt, a Rammstein pin and a Rammstein patch! Ready for your chance to rock? Enter below, or click here for the full entry form and details!
On October 14th, SpectiCast and Tempest Films will bring FOREVER AND A DAY, a new documentary about the SCORPIONS, to theaters Nationwide for one-night only. With the band celebrating their 50th year in metal, this film follows the Scorpions on their ‘Final Sting’ dates - originally intended to be the band’s farewell tour - from Bangkok via Los Angeles to Moscow, all through the lens of filmmaker Katja von Garnier. Check out a trailer below, then get tickets via Fandango.
When Christmas Day arrives, it's always been sort of a tradition to have one "big gift" hiding under the tree - perhaps "big" in size, but definitely big in fun. One recommendation I'm throwing out there in my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide is something that hits on both of those notes and was a surprise even to us - a fantastic playset from Playmobil, the City Life Furnished Shopping Mall. This 535 piece set is massive - a two-level mall with everything kids need to stock and staff a couple of clothing and accessory stores for their Playmobil figures, a sporting goods store, a bridal boutique and even a food court-style ice cream shop. The attention to detail here is impressive, and the play value is huge, with our Playmobil Mall quickly becoming a part of the daily play routine here at Rock Father HQ with many different figures from well beyond the Playmobil realm shopping this location. Yes, I even spotted Holographic Obi-wan Kenobi looking for a handbag last week.
In all the time that I've been doing THE ROCK FATHER, my little ones and I have never reviewed a puzzle. On the surface, the reason might be along the lines of what you might be thinking right now - "Why would you review a puzzle? - It's a puzzle!" But, the thing is, I don't believe that I've ever owned a Ravensburger Puzzle, and up until last week, I didn't know just how profoundly different the quality of a puzzle could be.
Despite covering news on their toys for quite awhile, PLAYMOBIL is a new thing for us here at Rock Father HQ. As a kid growing up, I always admired the toys but never had any of my own. Now, as a parent, my girls have some, a couple of which came to us direct from the folks at PLAYMOBIL USA for review here on THE ROCK FATHER. The most impressive set that we received is the Playmobil Camp Site (5432) that comes as part of their Summer Fun collection. Recommended for Ages 4-10, this 262-piece set is representative of the detail that Playmobil puts into their sets, allowing children to experience quality, imaginative play in a near-endless world of opportunity. It's real-life at 3-inch scale.
Guitarist Marcel Neumann would like you to know that WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER "are NOT a joke band." I wish he'd told me that a couple of weeks ago when I was out cruising in the Mazda3 I'd been loaned, while cranking SiriusXM Liquid Metal under the cover of darkness. It was then that my ears first took in the music of WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER, but all I could think was - "There's actually a band called WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER." Much to my surprise, a press stream of their PROJEKT HERZ EP arrived in my inbox here at Rock Father HQ a few days later.