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Wayne Mackie

Wayne Mackie

Contributing Writer for The Rock Father. Pop Culture Fan. Music Fan. Dad. Hailing from the Los Angeles area, Mackie and his family recently relocated to the Midwest.

Tune-in TONIGHT, Friday, June 8 at 8 PM EST at YouTube.com/Presents. Jimmy Fallon will perform songs from his upcoming album Blow Your Pants Off, which will be released Tuesday, June 12th. You can ask Fallon questions via Twitter @LateNightJimmy and by using the hashtag, #AskJimmy. Make sure to tune-in and don't miss out.

Rock Father Musicbot 6000 with some showtunes for you this morning!

Broadway Records officially launched this spring with three exciting cast album releases: an EP of Nick Jonas performing 5 tracks from the smash hit musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, the cast album for the two-time Tony-nominated BONNIE & CLYDE, and the cast album for the Tony-nominated LYSYSTRATA JONES. More titles will be announced soon.

Currently in the midst of a run of European tour dates--including a performance at the UK’s 10th annual Download Festival--Dropkick Murphys have announced a September 21 show at Boston’s Bank Of American Pavilion waterfront amphitheatre as part of their “Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Tour.” Additional September tour dates will be announced soon.

Official Press Release: Today, LAMB OF GOD releases the first trailer for their projected 2013 feature film, As The Palaces Burn. The film, directed by award winning documentary filmmaker Don Argott and produced by 9.14 Pictures (Last Days Here, Art of the Steal, Rock School), examines the impact that music and particularly heavy metal music has made on people around the globe as they live in a 21stcentury world full of economic uncertainty, political unrest, social injustice, and under a constant fear of war and violence. Filming has taken place to date in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, India, and Israel. Filming in the United States will take place over the summer months.

Official Press Release: Step into an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. The first-ever KNOTFEST--an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock destination festival--will feature performances from SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more. KNOTFEST will debut in the heart of America on Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater. A list of artists performing at each date is available online at: www.knotfest.com.

Lakeshore Records will release the Hysteria – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on June 19, 2012. The album features an original score by Gast Waltzing (House of Boys, Les Dents de la Nuit) with additional music by Christian Henson (Devil’s Double, Chasing Liberty). Hysteria is a Sony Pictures Classics release.

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