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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.

The Rock Father Musicbot 6000 checking in with a Press Release from The Secret Mountain:

The Secret Mountain has announced the release of the second book-CD in their international collection of soothing songs for family listening. Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree: French Creole Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes will be available for the first time in North America this summer.

Imagine Oceania. That’s what The Smashing Pumpkins are asking their fans to do for the 13 songs on their new album Oceania, out June 19 (Pre-Order Now on iTunes) via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Longtime fans of the visual arts, including their groundbreaking music videos and memorable album covers/packaging, The Smashing Pumpkins want to inspire creativity and evoke ones personal vision for each song, simply based on the title.

On July 10th, myKaZoo Music (imprint of UMe) will release it's second album, RANDY KAPLAN's MR. DIDDIE WAH DIDDIE. The new album will feature ''child-friendly versions of country blues and ragtime numbers from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.'' Check out more details via the press release below...

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman SERJ TANKIAN has released 'Figure it Out,' the first music video from his forthcoming album HARAKIRI. The third solo album from Tankian will see it's release on July 10th via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. The video for 'Figure it Out' can be viewed below, while the single is now available on iTunes.

Musicbot 6000 with breaking news just into Rock Father HQ...

This summer, two of the biggest names in metal, LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK, will join forces for a 34-show North American tour kicking off on August 1 in Seattle, Wash. The three-time Grammy® Award-nominated band from Richmond, VA and the world’s most brutal animated death band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series will shred their way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA.

Musicbot 6000, automated assistant to The Rock Father, checking in with an update from THE DARKNESS...

British rock group THE DARKNESS have confirmed they will release their third studio album titled HOT CAKES on August 21 via Wind-up (North & South America) and PIAS (UK and rest of the world). After a seven-year wait, HOT CAKES--produced by the band’s JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin--will deliver the epic rock anthems and infectious pop choruses the multi-platinum band has become renowned for worldwide.

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