"Tracy already had a son, Armand, who was 15, and we had planned to have a child," explains Tom George, recalling the moment when he discovered that he'd soon become a father for the first time. "She hadn’t been feeling well and took a pregnancy test. When she told me I was extremely happy," he continues, sharing some thoughts on Fatherhood ahead of Rock Father's Day 2014. A work-at-home Dad and fellow "Rock Father," Tom runs the rapidly-growing FiXT Publicity, and has been featured almost weekly here on THE ROCK FATHER, taking part in the 2014 Fitness Challenge

Published in Rock Father's Day

Aquabats Turn 20It could be said that last night, I officially introduced my daughter to the rock and roll lifestyle. We took a trip into the big city, stayed out late on a school night, and she got ice cream at 10pm. We were living dangerously, and it was all because last night was Addie's first real concert - her first big ROCK show. And what a night it was... at age 4½, my little girl got her first "special pass," met the band, and can now say that she's been on stage at one of Chicago's finest venues, The House of Blues. THE AQUABATS! kicked-off their 20th Anniversary Tour in fine fashion, and being there with my little girl made for one unforgettable night.

Published in James' Journal

HAPPY WAGS, the kindie project from THE AGGROLITES' Jesse Wagner, has staked a June 24, 2014 release date for their debut self-titled album. After The Aggrolites had a big hit on YO GABBA GABBA with "Banana" some years back, Wagner had been kicking around ideas for a children's album, and after releasing some singles over the past few years, the Fun Fun Records arm of Mike Park's Asian Man Records will bring HAPPY WAGS to the masses. Check out the new track, "Use Your Words," below... along with a few other goodies...

Published in Family Music

On May 13, Minneapolis duo KOO KOO KANGA ROO will serve up a new slice of family-friendly sonic enjoyment when WHOOPTY WHOOP hits the streets via the Fun Fun Records imprint of Mike Park's Asian Man Records - pretty appropriate since Koo Koo Kanga Roo is all about FUN! Check out the cover art and tracklisting, along with the hot and fresh video for the first single, "Fanny Pack," below.

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With the Emmy-Nominated THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW! making a triumphant return to The Hub for Season Two (airing Saturdays at 1pm ET | 10am PT), THE ROCK FATHER caught up with Drummer RICKY FITNESS and Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director JASON deVILLIERS to get the low-down on the Bats' latest and future adventures on the screen (and the stereo!), along with some rock-infused discussion about possible AQUABATS! Action Figures, secret weapons, and hidden rooms within the Battle Tram. And, with Father's Day fast-approaching, these three "Rock Fathers" have to show some love for their kids...

Published in Movies, TV and More

It's been a very long time since I did a "Toddler Jukebox" column here on The Rock Father, but now the time has come to dust it off as a regular feature. When I did the first couple, I had an actual toddler in the house, but with Addie now a preschooler and Finn still an infant, I'm questioning the use of "toddler" in the name. The original concept was that Addie would grab a CD from the archives here at Rock Father HQ and I'd be forced to listen to it as an opportunity to revisit some songs from days long since passed. While I might still have the kids pull random selections on occasion, I'm looking at this as a way to revisit the past through my little ones - some pre-Fatherhood rock explored with a new generation. What better way to start then with an album called AGES 3 AND UP?

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